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Quoting mreeder50:
Sorry guys, I disagree. The children are part of that particular edition. If something is part of a collection, then it's part of the collection. Special Edition, Deluxe Edition, Ultimate Collector's Edition, etc...these say to me that everything inside is part of that edition.

Yes, but being part of a collection does not make it a collection itself. So that moniker shouldn't apply unless specifically on the cover of the child profile.
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Does a 'collection of toys'  mean every single toy therein is a 'collection of toys'?
Does a 'collection of paintings' means every painting therein is also such a collection?
Does a 'collection of books' (think Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, etc.) means every book is?

Now on DVD's and BluRays the use of 'collection' is mainly if not always a marketing ploy. The times of 'widescreen edition' being a meaningful tag are years behind us.

For instance, every release is months later than the theatrical release, so every release is part of the archive  -- meaning such an edition attribute is trivial. And would the '25th Anniversary' be correct for the first movie of the set, the middle or the last, or reference to theatrical, video tape, DVD of 4k release date?

I think you can guess my opinion: unless a constituent disc has its own casing and covers saying it is an edition of sorts, I do not think a child profile should carry over the edition from the parent.
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Without specifying what machine it is, it could just as well be the camera operator    (not necessarily the DoP, mind you). After all, many movies are now digitally recorded...

Either way, it is not a listed job description for a crew member AFAIK. And recording is not the same as mixing or re-recording.
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Indeed, in the "personalise DVD" window (CTRL-P) the disks are listed, but they're there to fill in the location and slot. This is for a disk caroussel if you have such equipment, but you can also use it as you please as these are, AFAIK, generic text fields.

To edit disks, you need to launch the "Edit profile" window (CTRL-E). Use the "Discs" tab to add, remove, name or rename the disks in that profile.

When (re-)reading your post I'm not sure about your interpretation of box-set. This is intended for commercially packaged combinations of profiles that are (usually) also available as separate releases. Like "Rambo 1-4", "Incredibles 1-2" etc. etc. In a box-set you add the profiles you entered as separate profiles beforehand in your collection.

I am not sure what you mean by "adding a discretion".
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In addition to the already known "John Williams" 's there is another relevant one.
He appears as a guitar player (soloist) in the video recording of a Waldbühne concert (DVD collection box soon to be contributed). His birth year is 1941 (see his wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Williams_(guitarist)).

Quoting AiAustria:
To crowd them all together in one post...

John Williams (1932): Composer; aka. John T. Williams Jr., John Williams Jr., John T. Williams, Johnny Williams
Born February 8th, 1932 in  Flushing, Queens, New York, USA
Known for: Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Home Alone and many more including themes for various TV series.
Documentation: Homepage, Wikipedia, IMDB as John Williams (I), JWFAN John Williams Fan Network

John Williams (1903): Actor
Born April 15th, 1903 in La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA; died May 5th, 1983
Known for: Dial M for Murder, Witness of the Prosecution, Sabrina, To Catch a Thief and many guest apearances in TV series.
Documentation: Wikipedia, IMDB as John Williams (II), IBDB Internet Broadway Database

John Williams (1962): Producer, Director, Writer
Known for: Starfish Hotel, Arashi, Midnight Spin, Ichiban utsukushî natsu aka. Firefly Dreams
Documentation: IMDB as John Williams (XIX), 100Meter Films

John Williams (1969): Actor; aka. Johnny Williams
Born December 27th, 1969 in Paramaribo, Suriname
Known for: Bon bini beach, Blauw blauw, Westenwind other TV Series, guest apearances and performances as hoster and dancer.
Documentation: Wikipedia, IMDB as John Williams (LVIII), twilight Entertainment, EasyBookings

And here the available headshots:
1932: 1903: 1962: 1969:
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To extend DJ Doena's suggestion: once you've selected Tools -> Reports, the Reports window shows a "Invelos simple Listing" form. In that window, by using the Options -> Select/Sort "As filtered/sorted in the collection listing" (meaning what you see on screen in the main application,  you have to prepare that beforehand of course) to tailor the list to your wishes, using the collection numbering for your list. DVDprofiler sends it directly to a printer, but there are various ways to print to pdf (free tools like CutePDF, PDF24, etc).

If this way of creating your list doesn't work for you, there are alternatives: best way IMHO is to install the DVDprofiler addin Database Query from Mark Harrison.

You can find its download location here (this link can be found on the Downloads -> Plugins page on this website). Download that Database Query plugin. Install it, run DVDprofiler, start the Query tool from the Tools menu (Tools -> Database Query...) and load the data (without cast/crew info).

In that Query tool select "Other" (the last item on the left side), then select Field=ProfileID and Query='List by profile ID'. Run it, then all profiles are listed with only Title, Production year, Media type ans ProfileID (=EAN=UPC). You can trim the columns by right clicking on any column title then click or unclick what you (do not) want to see.

Select the whole list (click the first profile, then goto the last and shift-click it) and copy (the lefmost small icon below the title bar). The list is now on the clipboard.

Open your favourite spreadsheet program (like Excel or LibreOffice) and paste -- these programs are best suited to column editing. Add your own numbering if the Query tool didn't present what you wanted.
This should provide you with the list you wanted with minimal extra fields. You may want to format the profileID column as text.
Export to PDF to your liking. Both Excel and LibreOffice have this as a built-in feature.
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Quoting Danny157:
Hii there...

I am facing an issue in my computer. A virus has infected my pc. I tried to remove those viruses with antiviruses but it didn't worked. I need to a better solution to make it work. Please help!

Any solution depends on what operating system you have (name, version), your proficiency with using computer software and, if possible, knowledge of which virus. Apparently you can still access the internet (your post here proves that). Using google, duckduckgo or bing (or whatever you want) you'd best look for articles that explain a solution that can operate a virus scanner from a bootable medium (bootable DVD, CD, USB stick).
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Having just started with 4K releases (bought the appropriate equipment October 3rd, everything delivered and installed by last Friday and bought some 4K releases in Germany Friday afternoon), I am a bit surprised by the volume of 4K releases in the online database that are designated as region specific.

See for yourselves: use "Add by title", selected Locality to "Any" and Media to "4K Ultra HD" only.

4K disks are region-free by design. General contribution policy has always been that the leading disk for such features/restrictions is the disk with the main feature. So the online database should only have region-free 4K profiles IMHO.

Now I realise part of the cause is sloppy contribution. By default, a blank new BluRay release always has a region selected, so making it region-free is a deliberate change one has to make. For instance, Warner, Paramount and Universal BluRay's are known to be region-free (I have yet to hear of a BR from them that is not... and even so it would be a very rare exeption to the rule), but there are tons of BluRay profiles from these companies that have the default region of the locality. Aside that, perhaps not everyone knows that 4K disks are always region-free.

To entice people to buy, 4K releases always contain a 'normal' BluRay as well.
As with the early days of BluRays, where some bonus features were on a region-bound DVD but the BR wasn't necessarily region-bound, some 4K releases have there bonuses on the BluRay only -- which could be region-bound. But IMHO this shouldn't make a difference for the main profile.

So why this post:
Do you agree of disagree with my line of thinking?
Should we ask Invelos to make any 4K contribution region free regardless (change in the contribution logic)?
Should Invelos make a change so a new 'blank' 4K profile is region free by default (program change?)?
Should we ask Invelos to retro-actively correct the database (make all 4K profiles region free)?

On a side issue: there are quite a number of BluRay profiles in the database with a child profile of the DVD of the same movie. I am not so happy with that (leading to many double counts for profiles unless manualy corrected a bit). But I can see the logic used.
Should we adopt a similar contribution set-up for 4K? With a 'normal' BluRay always also in the package (until the industry changes policy...) this requires a lot of retro-active changes to 4K profiles already in the online database...

With just "4K" as a search criterium I could not find a forum thread already discussing these issues. Apologies if I missed a relevant thread though.
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Quoting CubbyUps:

In regards to Netflix and things like it, personally never used either. Heck I don''t even use digital codes either. I have no use for them.
Newer releases missing children profiles, even ones that have been out for months.
Box sets that should have children, have none.
How long ago was it that Ken said that he was working on a new linking system for cast/crew?
Nothing but crickets on that since.

Regarding Netflix and the like same here. But that is not the general population in the western world. Retail chains focusing on CD and DVD sales have gone bust, some department stores have removed their CD/DVD stalls and so on. Sales have simply plummeted.
Outside the internet, here in the Netherlands only MediaMarkt remains as a main retail chain selling BRs, DVDs and CDs. Which is reflected in higher prices -- consequently doesn't help DVD popularity.

Don't want to be too pedantric but, with your posting volume etc, doesn't the mantra of this site is: "it's a user contributed online db, so contribute if you're missing something."    (no offence intended)

Agree with the remarks on cast and crew. But any redesign is IMHO a) likely to end op much like IMdb (even if details differ it may cause legal issues) b) probably a good start to refocus into a "DVD&MovieProfiler which c) is a lot of work on the lower levels of the programs (PC, Android, iOS) and the online db. With, as I assumed, lower revenues, will Ken have the will and the time to do such an overhaul?
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Quoting CubbyUps:

...Personally I don't think that it's a bad thing to come up with some sort of backup plan so that the community can keep in touch with each other. Now whether or not that means trading profiles or just keeping in touch is up in the air...

AFAIK This DVD Collectors Online forum is also still present -- though not very much active currently, I think. It is an option to keep in touch with one another.
It was started at the end of the Intervocative years of DVDprofiler (remember those  ) and a burst of life every time Invelos seems a bit in an hibernation state.

As for the original issue of this thread: is there so much that needs change? Yes, the request list is long enough, but realistically I think there are no real burning issues. Which is one reason to explain the current quietness.
With dvd usage declining thanks to Netflix and similar options, we are a smaller group. Probably not really "niche" yet, but still... Likely the uptake of new subscriptions has slowed down, which would well explain the reduced presence of Ken in the fora. He needs to look after some form of income, as we have all to.

Finally, many topics seem recurring items. Even this one, which seems to happen every time the latest update is about a year old    .
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There is a Move All option, no need to flag profiles.
Via the menu (Collection -> Other... -> Edit Custom Collection Categories) you'll find a button underneath the varous collections list (="category name").
Select the "Brothers DVDS" collection, then select the correct Move All option in the dropdown.

That same "Edit Custom Collection Categories" sets the option for separate collection numbering.
1. On the bottom of that window you can specify whether your numbering is category (=collection) specific.
2. Then select that coategory in the list and in the upper right check the "Collection Numbers" option.
3. Leave with "OK" and use the Collection -> Reassign Collection Numbers... option to renumber.

P.S.: How to start numbering from 1000 and upward I am not sure...
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It seems to be built-in for Windows-10, see here. I found this easily by entering "create bootable dvd windows 10" in Google, but you can of course also use DuckDuckGo, Bing etc.
Commericial software like Nero (Nero Burning ROM) also can do it.
In each case it is assumed you have an appropriate .iso file (I suggest you use an Internet search for support on that if needed, specific to your desired OS).
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No. DVDprofiler reads a disk ID of a DVD and that's about it. It does NOT write to a DVD, certainly not creating a bootable disk. For this you need a system utility.
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Quoting Jason Arrow:
Is the DVD Profiler registeration number the same as my Google Play GPA order number?

If not, how do I get a registration number after I have paid on Google play?

Still waiting for full use of DVD Profiler after paying by Google play.

Still no reply from Iverlos  " contact us ".

You "only" have the mobile registration icon, meaning you paid through the Google Play app store to have it on your smartphone. This costs € 2.99 in my locality, in dollars something between 3 and 4 USD. This probably covers the costs for having the app in that store and keep to a competive pricing --- most apps cost only a few dollars or euros. It is not a full licence AFAIK.

Again, AFAIK, the mobile app is basically designed to function as a satellite of the main PC DVD profiler application. Though to an extent it functions well on its own.

The "full" licence costs (for the PC application) is USD 14,95 (see this page in the lower right corner). I assume Invelos will only then provide you with full access.

If my interpretation is wrong, have you checked on this site the "my registrations" page (on the menu item "registration") whether it lists your registration key?
But a response from an Invelos forum monitor would be appreciated.
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You create a box set by creating a profile (add new profile with "download from Invelos" un-ticked) then add the individual profiles in the Edit profile window ("Box set contents" tab). So you need the individual profiles first.

I do not know this trilogy box set but assuming it contains all disks but no separate packages, you should add by disk-ID. One can do this if your PC has a BluRay disk reader.

Alternatively, if you don't have a BluRay reader, you can either wait for them to appear in the online database (can take a long time...) or use stand-ins as follows.
Most likely the individual disks will have been released in your locality as well. Assuming the disks in those releases are the same as in your trilogy box (very likely because producing different disks is an unnecessary cost for the distributor), you can add the individual titles. For eacht title copy the disk-ID (found in the Edit profile/Disks secton) to the UPC/EAN place (menu DVD -> Change UPC). Then create the box set and add them to the box set.

ATTENTION if you take this approach do NOT contribute to the online database, as you've not verified content and disk-ID to actuals.
But you then have the titles locally, can use the Watched by..., see cast and crew etc etc.

And in due course you can check if anyone having a BluRay reader has contributed the boxset properly... when it does you can download, copy/paste the personal data from the stand-ins and remove the stand-ins.
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First, please read my post here in this thread.

I suggest to add, if you didn't already use it, the Database Query plugin. You can find its download location here (this link can be found on this site on the Downloads -> Plugins page).

This plugin also reads the location and slot info from the DVDprofiler main program. Use the 'Personal Information' tab (left column selection) to compose your selection. Once you've run a query, you can add or remove columns to the list to a large extent, like adding the 'Collection Type' resolving your 'personal tab' requirement. You can edit columns by right clicking on any column title then click or unclick what you (do not) want to see.

Select the whole list (click the first profile, then goto the last and shift-click it) and copy (the lefmost small icon below the title bar). The list is now on the clipboard.

Open your favourite spreadsheet program (like Excel or LibreOffice) and paste -- these programs are well suited to column editing. Add your final touches to the report and save it or print it.
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Quoting GSyren:
Quoting eommen:
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.

Admittently I do not have the Android version, but last time I looked you needed to pay a small fee to get it from the store. So users of that version aren't free version users. Free version users are main program users. But as I am not an Android version user, I do not know if a user can post there if he/she only has that mobile version.

I still remember this forum was created when a few ^$%$##@'s started spamming all around this place. It was created so the troubles would be contained whilst publicly emphasising this forum is the oppurtunity for free version newbies to put their questions forward -- which is also true.

Regarding Sonu11's question, I do agree it is more suited to the Adroid technical support in a new thread. it shouldn't be in a thread labeled 'report on...'.
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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.
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Well, remember Microsoft updates W10 regularly, recently with a major update (concurs with your '...the last few weeks'), but many minors every so many weeks. This means authorisations and defaults may have been reset causing the sudden change of behaviour.

(AFAIK) Files from another user (in folders owned by that user) can be accessed only from an administrators account, or the sharing properties must be (re-)set to full access by the administrator so as to make them accessible by 'normal' users.

If you're using file explorer to access a restricted file or folder you get a message asking to confirm you want that as an administrator. Even if you're logged in as administator. Now I do not know the low level workings of DVDprofiler but it may well be that an access privilige issue may be returned as a 'read-only' problem in the user interface.

So, my suggestion would be to log in as W10 administrator and check the access rights (share profile) of the folders and files (!) concerned.

P.S. Note the relevant file(s) are names starting with "COLLECTION", not "tblCollection". This means the error was passed on from the inner workings of the database layer, so many 're-interpretations' may be done. FWIW.
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Let's start with the obvious: did you enter the registration key you received in the program?

If so, click 'add to collection' and switch from the 'Add By EAN'/'Add by UPC' to 'By Title'.
Set the criteria 'Region', 'Locality' and 'BD region' all to 'Any'.
Now enter the disk title into the Title field and see if it shows up.

Alternatively, if you think the 50/60 max is the issue, try removing a few titles and see whether the program now allows additions. If so, hitting the max is indeed the issue.

Note the online database is based on the contributions by users and it may simply be the case you wanted a profile that nobody has contributed yet.
This can happen with rarely bought titles, or very new. Also be aware that the number of titles vary enormously per locality (=country where the title is/was on sale). For instance, play around with 'Locatlity' and near the top of the window you see 'Filtered DVDs:': the USA has about 200,000 titles in the online database and Vietnam just 1 (just looked). Anything inbetween with other localities.

As you are now a registered user you can ask for support: the 'support' tab on this web site, near the bottom of the web page. PS you should see your registration key in the 'registration' tab if logged in.
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(avec l'aide de Google Translate...)
Installez DVDprofiler. L'interface par défaut est en anglais, donc une fois installé, choisissez dans le menu:
Tools -> Options
Puis choisissez l'onglet "System", puis choisissez "Français" dans 'Language' pour changer la langue de l'interface.
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'premium user' is rarely used but:

If you are using DVDprofiler for free, please note in that form it is cripleware AKA seriously limited shareware. Only by paying the one-off fee you become a 'registered user'. referred to by some as 'premium user'. But the first posts showing up in 'Search...' using the phrase 'premium user' are some 10 years old..

A few fora are requiring demonstrable extra qualifications (like developers skills for 'plugin development') to participate but I assume you didn't mean that.

So register and be(come) happy ! 

------------------Google Translate says:
Premium-Benutzer wird selten verwendet, aber:

Wenn Sie DVDprofiler kostenlos benutzen, beachten Sie bitte, dass es in diesem Formular Cripleware AKA ernsthaft begrenzt Shareware ist. Nur wenn Sie die einmalige Gebühr bezahlen, werden Sie ein "registrierter Benutzer". von einigen als "Premium-Nutzer" bezeichnet. Aber die ersten Posts, die in 'Suchen ...' mit dem Ausdruck 'Premium-Benutzer' erscheinen, sind etwa 10 Jahre alt.

Ein paar Foren erfordern nachweisbare zusätzliche Qualifikationen (wie Entwickler Fähigkeiten für "Plugin-Entwicklung") zu beteiligen, aber ich nehme an, Sie haben das nicht gemeint.

So registrieren Sie sich und werden (kommen) glücklich!
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This was explained to you before, see the answer here.

If you have problems following this up, please say what so people here can help you out. Restating the original question isn't really the best way to get you going...

----------Google Translate says:
Das wurde dir vorher erklärt, siehe die Antwort hier.

Wenn Sie Probleme haben dies zu tun, sagen Sie bitte was genau, damit die Leute hier Ihnen helfen können. Die ursprüngliche Frage zu stellen ist nicht wirklich der beste Weg, um loszulegen ...
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No suggestions; I agree.

I've locked all my profiles and always evaluate/approve before downloading updates from the online database. I found that images are not always replaced even when instructed to.

In such cases it only works if I delete the local images then refresh the profile. Just like you do. The problem is intermittent and not worth the hassle to report as a bug, to me at least. Happy to now be in good company    .

I think either the DVDprofiler code or the protocol to download from online (or both) still has one or more bugs...
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This is one way to do it:
1. Make a back-up of your local (90) collection to a back-up file (menu: File -> Backup...)
    Effectively you now have a local backup (90) and a online back-up with 213.
2. Restore the 213 from your online collection to your local PC collection
    (This will overwrite the 90, but that is why you needed the back-up made in step 1)
3. Open the restore option (menu: File -> Restore...) and select your back-up (90) file from step 1
4. ATTENTION Do NOT select full restore -- that would indeed overwrite the downloaded 213
5. Select partial restore and select all profiles that are in the list
6. Perform the restore, the 90 will be added to the 213
7. For safety, make a back-up but, of course, do not use the same name as the '90' back-up (!)
8. Once you're comfortable with your full local collection, now as intended, you could upload again to your online collection

Alternatively, you can create a new (!) database on your local PC (menu: File -> Open Database...) and download your online (213) collection into this new database. Create a local back-up file of the downloaded collection.
Then start playing around with the restore option (steps 5 and 6 above) to merge the two collections.
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