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If Profiler were abandoned, why would profiles keep getting processed? Someone must be doing the work.
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Go to the title, put the disc in your computer so it reads the new disc and contribute it. Note that the only change is a new disc id.
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Quoting CubbyUps:
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I still fail to see how cast and crew can be credited to a box when the movie itself is in another case.

The box is just packaging. It's not a case.


You are discussing "box" and "packaging" - this is covered under Case Type.

By entering the data on the outside box you know that this film is packaged in a "box", typically a Custom Case. Therefore you know what these special editions contain.

Since the contents of these editions only contain one movie, we treat them as we would any other single film.

These editions are not box sets and should not be treated as such as far as the online database is concerned.
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Your examples are not Box Sets. Per rules: "The term "Box Set" is used to define any release that includes more than one film."
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Quoting Lowpro:
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Quoting DJ Doena:
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Hi,

quick update: I'm currently not @home. I haven't forgotten you guys but I don't know when I'll be able to fix it.

Do you take donations?  I'd like to contribute towards your continued support of the application.


Here is a link to Karsten's tools - directly under the list of his programs are 2 links - 1 for dollars and 1 for euros - that allow you to make a donation:

http://doena-journal.net/en/dvd-profiler-tools
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This is still a problem. I've tried downloading my collection and keep getting this message. I've done a databse repair, used Alternative internet method etc. I have to shut down my computer to stop the problem - hitting Reset or Cancel does nothing.
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You might want to lock your layout so your changes do not get lost.

Go to the top of the page, click on View > Lock Layout.
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I like Television as a genre.

My collection is large, and I didn't know about Tags until it was too late. I had already added 10,000+ profiles and I was not going through all those movies to add Tags.

So, when I want go through my collection, I use the built in Sort By section provided by invelos.

There are various ways one can sort through their collection, one way is to sort by genre.

The problem is the Sort By Genre is that the program will only find the data that is listed in the first field.

Some may not consider TV a genre, which may be true, but it is important to me if I want to find those DVDs in my collection.
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Quoting Knasen69:
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One way is to use TAGs.
And just filter on the tag (or tags) you want to see.
I Think this is simpler and more flexible.


The problem with TAGs is you need to use them as soon as possible. If your collection is large, it is too much work going through thousands, if not tens of thousands, of profiles to add TAGs.
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I'm afraid these issues, and different ways of fixing them, have been going on for years.

People have submitted ideas that were very developed, had people interested, but invelos' did not weigh in or comment on any of the plans.

There is even a Contribution Rules Committee link on forums page (http://invelos.com/Forums.aspx)

Seldom, if anything gets addressed even on that thread. People discuss topics and, almost without exception, the topic is dropped with nothing accomplished.

Based on passed history, discussing these issues is a exercise in futility. I don't bother coming up with ideas that invelos' will never develop.
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It seems some contributions are getting approved much faster.

I submitted a bunch of new ones today and they have already been approved. 

Profiles that were updated are still taking more time - 3 or 4 days.
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Contributions can be mistakenly rejected. I would re-submit those profiles adding a note to the screeners of that fact.
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Many hospitals, nursing homes, rehab facilities and the like will gratefully accept movies. They frequently have programs that use film to help their clients.

I usually have contacted the activities director to find out how that particular facility handles donations.

Quite often the facility, such as Children's Hospital, has a room set up for the family to borrow any movies they want to watch.

Several retirement communities I've donated to have a weekly "movie might" that the residents can get together to view the film together.
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Here is a thread that deals with this:

http://www.invelos.com/Forums.aspx?task=viewtopic&topicID=585852&PageNum=1


And, here is Ken's post in that thread:

http://www.invelos.com/Forums.aspx?task=viewtopic&topicID=585852&PageNum=3&messageID=1697026#M1697026
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Quoting AiAustria:
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Why is this thread a Poll? - What is the question??


Oops I forgot to untick the box.

I was going to post this as a poll but I changed my mind thinking it wouldn't provide me with enough information.
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Quoting T!M:
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Quoting Kathy:
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It has been my experience that when one attempts to contribute a Box Set, and you do NOT include Format Data, the program does not allow the contribution to go through.

I just tested that with UPC 096009996499. I removed the Video Format data, tried to contribute the profile and received the following: "Unable to Contribute this Profile. Please correct the following errors before contributing this DVD: No Video Formats specified."

This error message only occurs when that particular box set profile has no child profiles - because then DVD Profiler doesn't *know* that it's a box set profile that needs no video data. As soon as your box set profile is actually set up as a box set profile, meaning it has at least one or more child profiles, then the program *does* know it's a box set profile, and then it will automatically drop the requirement of entering video format data.

So yes, box set profiles can - and should - be submitted without video format data, but that'll only work when the profile is actually set up as a box set. You can try this again with the same example you looked at earlier: just add a child profile, and then try to submit the parent without video data again.

Quoting GreyHulk:
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Yeah, you can't contribute a new Profile without including Video Format.

So this simply isn't true. While you can't contribute a "normal" profile without a video format, DVD Profiler drops this requirement when it's a box set profile (determined by the presence of child profiles). And the simple fact that Invelos specifically built in this behaviour, tells us how to use it.


Thank you T!M - I didn't know this. I just grabbed the first Box Set I saw in my database and used that.

Based on all the information you shared, I will be changing my vote to "yes" since I agree that Box Set data should NOT be included.
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The UPC I posted above is NOT a new contribution. It is in the database with the Video Format included. I removed the Video Format, tried to contribute the changed data and was not able to.
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The rules do not specifically address Video Format and there is some disagreement as to whether or not Video Format should be included in Box Set data.

It has been my experience that when one attempts to contribute a Box Set, and you do NOT include Format Data, the program does not allow the contribution to go through.

I just tested that with UPC 096009996499. I removed the Video Format data, tried to contribute the profile and received the following: "Unable to Contribute this Profile. Please correct the following errors before contributing this DVD: No Video Formats specified."

I'm not sure how these contributions made it to the voting page but, based on the above, I have been
voting "no" on this data being removed.

Thoughts?
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You can also reload your layout.

Go to the top of the program. On the far right you will see an open folder (between "Lock" and "Theme"). Click on that folder and select the layout you want.
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These are invelos' rules regarding Box Sets: http://invelos.com/dvdpro/contributions/Rules.aspx?display=boxsets

That link gives you a good start on how to contribute that data.

It might help you to look at completed Box Sets to see how others have contributed those profiles.
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This might be what you are looking for:

Tools > Options > Display > Append title articles (make sure this box is not ticked).
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If you are using Windows > All Apps > Windows Accessories > Character Map.
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All you need to do is get the registration key which is located at the top of this page under "registration".

Or, you can look on the software page: Tools > Registration Information > View Your Unlimited Registration Key.

Edit: Once again I type too slow!
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