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It's a free standing program, not a plugin.
Run ProfilerQuery.exe and read the help file.
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Hopefully Mark can help you, but alternatively you can use ProfilerQuery for the same thing.
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Quoting mediadogg:
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Well now that you have deleted the database, any options going that route are lost.

So, you could try these alternatives:

(1) If you have an online copy of your database, start with a NEW database, and restore from the online. Then, before doing anything else, do a backup (don't delete your old backup yet).
(2) Otherwise, again starting with a NEW database, restore into it from your best backup. Don't touch anything. Immediately exit and run the external "FULL" restore on that newly created database. After that is done, load that repaired database, and immediately, before touching anything, do both a database Backup and an XML Export.
(3) If the database is still giving problems, then I would try one more time, this time starting with a NEW database and restore from the most recently created backup.
(4) If still broken, as a last restort, again start with a new database, then load the plugin "BulkEdit". BulkEdit has an XML Import option that I have designed to recreate a database from exported XML. If you get to this point, and get any errors in BulkEdit that prevents you from getting your database back, exactly as before, I will fix those errors.

Good luck!

Just to be clear, I think mediadogg means "FULL" repair in step 2.
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Given the lack of interest I will keep the current datagrid. No sense in putting in a lot of development work into something that (almost) nobody seems to want.
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Strange! I have 8000 profiles and I have never had any problem like this. But that is, of course, of little consolation for you...

Can you see anything in common in the missing titles? Rating, for example, or anything else?
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Just to be clear, I think that what greyghost was referring to was this:

which is in the Personal tab (not in Filters).

Have you made sure that the missing titles don't have Exclude from DVD Profiler for iPhone/Android checked?
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Quoting eommen:
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Or, if you are using the free version of DVDprofiler, post the question in a new thread here in this forum specifically tailored to new and free version users.

Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think you need a paid version in order to post in the Android forums.
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Quoting Wigram:
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Quoting GSyren:
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But it comes at a cost. The size of the current ProfilerQuery is about 2 GB. With the toolkit the size would be about 145 GB.


I like it. It does look good and readibility of the results is greatly improved. But you meant MB, not GB, right?

Oops, yeah!
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Would you like ProfilerQuery to look like this?



The reason I am asking is that I have experimented with replacing the standard datagrid in WPF with the datagrid in WPF Extended Toolkit.

The current datagrid looks better, in my opinion, but the Toolkit datagrid allows grouping (as shown above). But it comes at a cost. The size of the current ProfilerQuery is about 2 GB. With the toolkit the size would be about 145 GB. But these days everyone has plenty of disc space, right? Or maybe not?

So, any views? Is grouping interesting? Yay or Nay?
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Quoting sonu11:
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DVD Profiler app had been working perfectly fine on my Note 8 when on Android 7.0. However today as I have upgraded to the latest Android 8.0 now whenever I am opening the app it is only displaying a blank screen.

You may have a better chance of getting an answer if you post in the appropriate forum, e.g. Android Technical Support.
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I woud go with the second option to clearly indicate which role is uncredited.
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Different strokes for different folks. Or as Pete says "the way that feels correct to you".

Personally I store them in the order they arrive, and label them on the spine with their collection number. Initially I tried to store them alphabetically, but it soon became too cumbersome having to move stuff to be able to insert new titles. This was when I started collecting DVDs back in the early 2000s.

The drawback is that I can never renumber my collection. Getting rid of titles that I am no longer interested in leaves "holes" in the collection that Profiler will want to fill with new titles. But then I hardly ever get rid of anything. The upside is that all new titles are stored together, so they are easy to find. But if I want to rewatch an older title, I do have to look up its collection number.

I guess it would depend a lot on how big your collection is and if you expect it to grow much larger, and how it is stored today. Do you want to reorder them ...?
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Fixed two bugs in EpisodeCheck 1.7.1.
- When inserting episodes the last episode could get lost. (Can't believe I missed that  )
- Episode title could not be changed.

The last one may not sound like a bug, but if you added an episode manually, EpisodeCheck would assign the title
">>> Inserted Episode <<<" and you were supposed to be able to change that to the appropriate episode title. Now episode title is always editable.

PS. The reason that you see no images above in this thread (or in any other of my threads) is that PostImage for some reason had to change the address from PostImage.org to PostImage.cc.
"Please update codes embedded in your websites" they say. Yeah, like that's possible here. Thanks for nothing PostImage! 
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ProfilerQuery 3.23.0

I just added the same copy title functionality as in ProfilerMissing when a title is double-clicked..
See Settings:
No = No copying
Title = Title will be copied to clipboard
Original = Original Title - if available - will be copied to the clipboard, otherwise the ordinary Title.
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Ignorance is bliss, or so they say. If you think that's true when it comes to your DVD collection, then this is a cautionary tale for you.

I was looking at some older profiles, and noticed than some of them had very rudimentary crew information, often just director. So I thought I would see which ones needed fixing. I turned to my trusty know-your-collection tool (i.e. ProfilerQuery). I added a few selection criteria to filter out profiles that did not interest me, Television, Documentaries and a few others. And I ended up with this:



That should give me a manageable set of profiles to fix. Or so I thought. Holy crap! I actually got over 200 profiles.  At this point I could have walked away and said "Forget about it!" But of course I couldn't. So I added ^e!w as a command in the settings for ProfilerQuery. That would take me directly to the Profiler crew page when I double clicked an entry is the query result. I also started DJ Doena's Cast/Crew Edit, and I went to work.

I gathered crew info from IMDb for all those profiles. I tagged the profiles, marking that they have data from IMDb, so I wouldn't inadvertently contribute them before verifying the crew info against the actual credits. Even with the help of these tools, this took quite a bit of time. But eventually I got it done.

Now I checked how many profiles I had tagged as containing IMDb data. It wasn't just the ones that I had just worked on. I had quite a few others that I had added from IMDb earlier. So a quick check revealed that 334 (!) profiles contained IMDb data. No way am I going to dig out all 334 DVDs (or Blurays) and watch their credits to check them against the profiles. But on the other hand I can't just ignore all of them either. Just deciding which ones to fix will be a headache in itself, even before starting the fixing.

So if you have a large collection (like me), and you're a bit OCD about the details, beware! Ignorance is bliss!
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ProfilerMissing 1.13.0

A couple of new functions and setting:


You can specify that you want to search IMDb when you double click a title. This will use Original Title if available, otherwise Title.

You can specify that you want the title copied to the clipboard. This may be useful if you want to use some other program or webpage to search for data on the title.
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Quoting Danae Cassandra:
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I had a backup.  Unfortunately it is on the computer that is dead, and is from last September.

A backup isn't very much use if you can't access it when you need it. So you shouldn't have it on the same disk as your original database. If you have an external disk, or a disk that you can move into your new computer, that's fine. Otherwise keeping a backup copy in the cloud is a good idea. Google Drive is free up to 15 GB.
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Quoting mediadogg:
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... are you saying that Invelos requires the purchase of the PC version in order to backup the mobile database? I don't think that is true, at least it doesn't appear to be the way the products are marketed.

Well, I think the mobile Profiler apps are excellent extensions to the desktop program. But as stand alone applications I think they are ... wanting. The lack of a true backup is just one of several weakness.
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No suggestion, just an observation: The online collection is not a substitute for a proper database backup. Not that this knowledge will be of much comfort at this stage. 
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So, as far as I can tell, only these four songs were written specifically for the film:
- Grease
- Hopelessly Devoted to You
- Sandy
- You're the One That I Want

Does that sound right?
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Quoting Addicted2DVD:
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BTW... just curios. Is this for the new steelbook  box set with Grease, Grease 2 and Grease Live?

Nope, this is for the UK bluray only.
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I'm profiling the 40th Anniversary Bluray of Grease, and there is one thing that I am not sure of.

Quoting the song writer rules:
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Original Songs, written specifically for the film

Does this mean that the songs written for the musical that the film is based on do not qualify?
If so, does anyone know what songs, if any, were written specifically for the film?
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ProfilerQuery 3.22.0
Another update so soon? Well, whenever I make an improvement to ProfilerQuery (or indeed any of my programs), I feel that I should let my users take advantage of it right away. While the changes may seem unimportant to some, other may find them useful. Or maybe nobody cares? What do I know? Anyway ...



I have added two fields that you can use in Selection and Presentation:
Last Edited and Profile Timestamp.

Last Edited is fairly self evident. If you haven't edited the profile yourself, this is the time you added the profile to your collection.
Profile Timestamp is - as far as I have been able to determine - the time when the current profile was released from Invelos. If the profile is not downloaded from Invelos, the timestamp will show Dec 30 1899.

As with all datetime fields, the format is dependent on your Windows settings.

Finally, I have changed the way ProfilerQuery tells you if there is an update. Clicking "Update available" will open the About window that has a link to the download page. It's a bit less in-your-face than the current method that pops the About window right away. It's a bit late in the life cycle of ProfilerQuery, so will it ever be put into practical use? Only time will tell. I have believed more than once that there was nothing more to be done to a certain program, just to be proven wrong ...
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Thanks for the vote of confidence, Karsten, but ...

You're C# and WinForms, I'm VB and WPF. It's probably easier for me to roll my own, if I should give it a try. I'll take a look at it, though.
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When I read the thread about rescanning your collection I thought that it wouldn't be too hard to write a program for auditing your collection. I'm just curious as to how many people would be interested in such a program.

It should, of course, be able to check off profiles based on UPC so you could use a barcode scanner. But it should also be able to check off profiles manually from a list that was sorted by title or by collection number.

When you're done, the program should show you which profiles that have not been checked off. If you're using a scanner it should also be able to give you a list of UPCs that have been scanned but are not in your local database. If you are auditing manually I guess you would have to make such a list outside of the program.

If you have a large collection that is not sorted by title or collection number, then you would probably want to invest in a cheap barcode scanner, if you don't already own one.

So, any thoughts about such a program? Any takers?

EDIT: I just saw that Karsten has already done a DVD Inventory program, so I guess this would not be necessary,
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