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Quoting CubbyUps:
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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. ...

Good point, indeed.

Quoting SpaceFreakMicha:
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Are you still talking about Profiler or about Battlestar Galactica? 
No, seriously, I'll stay here, too. All other alternatives are really nothing I enjoyed, and even when Invelos should go down, I'll continue to use it locally.


        Just seeing this.
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Well, somebody - either Ken, or somebody on his behalf, is hanging in there. Keep beefing about it and threatening to abandon ship is your right - go ahead. But be careful what you ask for. Personally, I have no where else I want to go. This tired old battleship still sails better than most of the other shiny new plastic boats out there.
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Quoting CubbyUps:
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Ah found it, this file.
OnlineList.dod

"Download the file by right-clicking on the download link below and selecting "Save Target As". Then, browse to your "My Documents" folder, then into "DVD Profiler" from there."

I've had where either the file gets corrupted or had to reinstall the program, and needed that file just to add dvds in.

So if it were possible to have an off dvdprofiler site (as backup) to download that for fellow users just in case.

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However, there is a built-in profile sharing mechanism already. Actually two of them: (1) you can restore selective profiles from a database backup, and (2) you can export / import a profile file


Sure, but if fellow users don't know where to share them what's the point.

Well the OnlineList.dod is a small, but important, part of the pie. It is analogous to the table of contents and index belonging to a massive book. It must change whenever the contents of the book changes. In our case, the contents of the book are the hundreds of thousands of profiles, images, reports, etc. that are stored in the online database.

So, it is not enough just to protect that file. You have to recreate the process of keeping that file up to date, and all the cloud-based data that backs it up. Today that process is called the invelos Forums, the DVD Profiler program, and the Online database Why do you think there are not more alternatives? Answer: It is hard and expensive to do.
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Quoting CubbyUps:
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I would even go as far as having a way to download the onlineprofile file (forgot what it's called but it's needed just to be able to add profiles. It's a file that sometimes gets corrupted or whatever. Or one has to reinstall the program.

Well you are assuming that you will be able to continue to use the program. Based on how it works, it would be difficult to continue to use it without the online process to back it up.

However, there is a built-in profile sharing mechanism already. Actually two of them: (1) you can restore selective profiles from a database backup, and (2) you can export / import a profile file (but I can't remember how to do it ...)

I doubt that such a system would work for very long, without the kind of infrastructure that Ken has provided, which is more expensive and difficult IMHO than I think most people realize.
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Running a business is hard, regardless of whether or not it is successful. People who do it, don't take it lightly. They usually risk masses of time and money to make it work, often at great personal sacrifice. It is my opinion that the owner of this resource - web site and products, is no different.

If my premise is true, then one of the last things I would be concerned about is any sort of indifference, incompetence or lack of professionalism by Ken.

I suspect that the cost of running this site, all the background operations, insurance, Apple approval process, taxes and other business regulation expenses costs more than some of us earn in a year. If somebody doesn't care about it, it would be a lot simpler and cheaper to just pull the plug. Trust me - somebody must care, a lot.

We are spoiled that we have a FREE forum, FREE web site for displaying our collections, and a FREE technical structure for a collaborative process for managing the database. Not perfect but FREE. And on top of that, a ONE TIME LIFETIME FEE for every product, which some people even refuse to pay. But somebody (Invelos) is paying for it.

In my opinion, there is clearly a serious either personal or family health, financial or legal issue at play. My hope is that whatever is the issue, gets resolved to the benefit of Ken and / or family, and that he is able to continue to provide this valuable resource. So, I'll keep working on my plugins, and I hope the contributors (my heros!) keep making those contributions. I am willing to hang in there as long as Ken can hang in there and provide this platform we enjoy.
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Hey, good on you for your generosity! 

I thought you were kind of joking, but for lazy guys like me, it never ceases to amaze me how much enthusiasm there is around here for getting the details straight. I do enjoy the benefits whenever I download a profile. Truly grateful to all you fanatics! 
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Quoting SpikyCactus:
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Thanks guys.  Had a feeling it wasn't going to be easy to sort out.  Guess I'll have to re-enter all those On-set Caterers, First Aiders and 2nd 4th Assistant Part-time Trainee Directors I'm so keen on tracking.  Now I'm just going to have to watch the films all over again.  Honestly, what a chore.  That Ken guy is so much trouble! 

Are you kidding? Or do people actually track that sort of thing????    I continue to be amazed by the amount of detail real die-hard movie-DVD collectors care about. Maybe you are in the industry? Anyway, to me, it is simply amazing ...
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Quoting mreeder50:
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After reading your post, I deleted my photobucket account.

Ok thanks, and I'm sorry I was so heavy handed. I should have known better than to click on that advertising link.
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Oh, I like this! I have always been perplexed by the myriad of rules for making a valid contribution, so I think it is so useful to have a tool which makes it easier to follow the rules. 
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Quoting mreeder50:
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I have created a simple report with what you asked for: Numbers, Title and Media Type...see here. However, I can't seem to be able to upload to invelos.

C'mon man. That Photobucket site is full of virus infected ads. I stupidly clicked on one of them. Fortunately, my go-to trick saved me: before doing anything else, Ctl-Alt-Del to bring up task manager, then end the browser tasks. When you bring the browser back up, DO NOT restore sessions - you will bring the offending page right back. Instead, cancel the restore and start fresh. To be extra safe, clear your browser history and reboot your PC.
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Your question is understandable. But there are many people here who speak German also.
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There is the ability to create reports in DVD Profiler: Tools > Reports

Then you can change one of the easy ones, such as "Invelos Simple Listing" to do what you want.

Then just print the report.

Or, you can "Print to PDF" or "Print to XPS Document Writer".
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@Mamo Great suggestion!!!!
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Quoting Mamo:
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For the same reason, for the main programs I still use version 5 of the cbuilder (version released in the year 2000) ...

Ah, I see. When I saw your praise of CBuilder, I made the "mistake" of going after the latest build, including the "RAD Studio", a powerful but expensive tool. To install it, it downloads a lot of stuff and makes a bunch of updates to the registry, which the uninstall does not completely remove. I tried to uninstall the RAD Studio Trial, and switch to the free Community Edition CBuilder. Something went wrong during the uninstall - not sure what, but it took days of manual editing of the registry and then a Windows system scan and repair to get back. Meanwhile, even after calls to the corporate office, the CBuilder support just left me hanging.

As a software developer, I am usually careful about giving negative comments about another "brother." But there has been so much praise here, I wanted to share my experience in case someone else goes the route that I did. My recommendations:
(1) Make a system backup or restore point before installing. (yeah, I know it was my bad for not doing that.)
(2) If you want to try out the product, download and install the free "Community Edition" first. If at some later date you decide to purchase a full license for RAD Studio, your registration code can be used to upgrade the free version.

Be aware that the uninstall process is flawed, and can leave orphaned registry entries, folders and DLLs which might prevent re-installation. I was in the never-never land of both the un-install and install processes both failing, so that I had to manually delete files, folders and registry entries, then repair my mistakes using the Windows repair tools. I have not yet got the courage to retry. My experience is not unique. Their support forum makes available a manual uninstall document, so I guess this has happened to others.

Again, this is not intended to be a malicious post, but I think a valid sharing of my experience. The product comes so highly recommended, that I am still very likely to give it a try again sometime in the future.
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Correction Din A5 = 210mm x 148mm. See here.

The math is simple: By definition, cut an A0 in half to get A1, cut an A1 in half to get A2, and so on. (Edited - better picture here showing proper proportions.).

Final edit: If you set up an equation for the ratio of Long side to short side, and require that each time you cut the page in half, that the ratio of long side to short side remains constant, the only ratio that works is square root of 2.
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Quoting jfrench:
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I've been working on reports recently and not wanting to distort images I checked the height to width ratio of a cover and noticed that it was equal to 1.414, the square root of 2.  Can anyone see any reason for this?

Seems odd that they would all be exactly that. When I looked at the image folder of one of my databases, the ratio was indeed in the vicinity of 1.4, but not all exactly 1.414. Perhaps a coincidence of the one you looked at?
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I had an old Onkyo receiver that died and I found out that it qualified for a special Onkyo replacement program, where you could either get it repaired for free (even out of warranty), a rebate towards a new one from their online shop, or cash rebate for purchase on Amazon. I chose the cash rebate and was able to get a new low-end 4K unit for less than $200 after rebate.

To see if your unit qualifies, you can go here, and enter your serial number and then follow the prompts. Good luck. It worked a treat for me!

BTW, there is some discussion, albeit a few months old, in the Home Theater threads, comparing various brands of a/v receiver. Denon is recommended quite a bit in there.
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Quoting nuoyaxin:
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While checking, I noticed that Ken logged in yesterday...

   

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Go to the tab "downloads" on web site, click on "Reports," then on left hand side, see "Upload A Report".
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I remember a little girl stabbing her male protector. He (and the audience) were shocked.
Spoiler:  (Select to view)

It was either Netflix "The 100" or Hunger Games, or there was one other in my mind ...

She stabbed him in the neck, I think with a weapon he gave her (???). Does that ring any bells?
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Quoting specise_8472:
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I have been following this with interest.

Thanks for the post, and I'll also check out your plugins (are they public?).
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Quoting Mamo:
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Try to see this post:
https://community.embarcadero.com/article/articles-support/174-rad-studio/installation-registration/16501-manual-uninstall-of-rad-studio-delphi-c-builder-10-2

Thanks. It was my attempt to follow that post, that got me where I am. Maybe I clicked on the incorrect registry entry. Don't know. But I'm hoping that the software engineer assigned by the Corporate Office will help me get it resolved. 
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Quoting mediadogg:
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I uninstalled the RAD Studio, rebooted my PC and have attempted to download the Community Edition, but somehow the installer continues to recognize the RAD Studio Trial license. I get a message saying that CE cannot coexist. I will contact their support to see if it can be resolved.

Continuing to have problems. Apparently RAD Studio leaves a bunch of directories, registry entries and DLLs lying around, even after uninstall. Now Support won't talk to me, not even to help me manually uninstall the remnants. So I can't run anything now, and my machine is "tainted" with the remnants of a sloppy uninstall process. Guess if something seems too good to be true, it usually is, as they say. I was hoping to give them a try, but now they have really ticked me off.

Just got in touch with Corporate. They are assigning an engineer to work with me. Impressive!
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I uninstalled the RAD Studio, rebooted my PC and have attempted to download the Community Edition, but somehow the installer continues to recognize the RAD Studio Trial license. I get a message saying that CE cannot coexist. I will contact their support to see if it can be resolved.
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Quoting REDWOLF:
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Was wondering how I can remove Collection # from Child Profiles all at one if possible. 

There are probably serveral ways, as is often the case with DVD Profiler.

One way I know about is to use the BulkEdit plugin.

BulkEdit adds, among others, the following menus to the "Flagged" menu:

- Flag Child Profiles
- Clear Collection #

So, you would first flag the parents of the box sets in question, then use "Collection>Flagged>Flag Child Profiles," which automatically clears the Parent flag, then "Collection>Flagged>Clear Collection #".

If you don't normally use BulkEdit, afterwards you should disable or uninstall it, as it does have a performance impact on DVD Profiler.
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