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Quoting AccessGranted123004:
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Is there an easy way to have a disc, lets say cloudy with a chance of meatballs, which I bought the bluray, dvd combo. to show up as 2 discs, 2 separate collection items, that way I can input the location and slot which are in 2 different areas because of media type without having to actually enter the disc twice?

That is *almost* the way my combo purchases already appear: as two discs, each with its own location info and media type. However they are usually expressed as children of a box set parent, and therefore both associated with the same collection. To get the two discs into separate collections, the box set must be split up. To do that, edit the parent, and un-assign the desired child. The child profile, and associated discs, can then be treated separately.

Now, to keep both the box set view, and to also have one or more of its children in separate collections, you can clone the child profile that you want to move to another collection, either by creating an "alternate ID" using the built-in feature of DVD Profiler, or by cloning to a manual or custom profile using the plugin BulkEdit. BulkEdit will also allow you to create DISC ID profiles for all the children of a Box Set, if they don't already exist.
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Quoting GSyren:
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My understanding was that it requires that enough purchases are made through DJ's link. That's not really a fix, in my opinion. Or did I misunderstand?

I only mentioned it in case you missed those posts.
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Quoting GSyren:
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Thanks TraunStaa! It's always nice to hear that someone appreciates the effort.
By the way, I have tried to abandon several programs, but they just don't seem to let me do it.
It took an act from Amazon ... 

Maybe you didn't notice this thread? I think it got fixed?
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Quoting Calico:
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I have an Unlimited Registration Key Mobile version.
I want to have the database also on my windows pc.

- Do I have to buy the windows version? And make a new registration?
- Can I synchronize the different versions? or do I have to enter all the data in the windows version again?

Thank you for your help
Yes, the PC version is a separate registration. Indeed you can sync the two, so you should be able to copy your collection from the mobile app to the PC.
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Oh, thanks for all that good info. Actually, I thought the project was sanctioned, or at least not objected to. Something to think about.
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Looks like fun.  I am working on it. Torrents downloaded fast, but could they have made the extraction any harder???? 

As ISOs are already compressed, why one would then zip them is beyond me. And then to use a multipart zip at that ... weird, all that extra time and energy, when using a single ISO file as the downloaded file would have worked so much faster and easier.

So now I have to wait for WINRAR to stitch those files back together and then unzip. What a pain!
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Quoting nero041001:
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Shame I just can't add films all in a .txt doc to the collection as I've already got that copied and pasted from my itunes list.

Well you can, but any software program adheres to some rules. Even those scrapers you talk about, rely on the structure of data within a file.

We have:
- "Add multiple" - DVD Profiler will create profiles corresponding to a list of UPCs (actually profile IDs) in a text file, one per line.
- BulkEdit CSV import: you can create profiles based on a CSV text file. If the text file, does not have a header, you can select "custom" and specify the correspondence between your data columns and DVD Profiler fields. If you don't have UPCs in your file, then BulkEdit will create manual profiles for you.
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Well it has happened. The UV DRM vault is shutting down in July. And folks are scrambling to figure things out. For me personally, most (maybe all) of my digital content is in VUDU an I can also see most of them in Movies Anywhere.

I will be following this closely, obviously. I have no doubt that there will be enough people affected that they will figure it Otherwise the whole streaming concept will crash and burn if people can't trust it.
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I switched to DVDFab Passkey some time ago.
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Quoting rdodolak:
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Just out of curiosity how does API know which account is making the request?  Is it the affiliate ID?

There is a unique key assigned to AWS developers. My question was basically could that be correlated to the affiliate ID? I don't know, but if so, that might be a solution.
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Excellent work sir! I wonder if this would help you get that driver replaced?

I checked my driver, and it is 10.0.17134.137.
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I wonder what would happen if you add some Amazon Associates links to your page? Do those sales credits count towards opening your API access? If so, then any DVD Profiler user who wants to support API access inside your tools, can then buy Amazon products by using your links. Price is the same. Totally secure. And you get sales credit. I have those kinds of links on my web page. Sadly, nobody has ever used them! 
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And then there is this ...
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Quoting nero041001:
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Not sure why, but I can't get the front covers to stay for iTunes movies so have a lot of profiles with missing covers... just can't quite see where I'm going wrong.


Not sure exactly how you are doing it, but it is possible that you might need to lock all or part of your profiles. Maybe you are losing stuff when you get a refresh from the Invelos online?
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Quoting iPatsa:
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Quoting mediadogg:
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Just occurred to me: do you want to include streaming titles not also owned on physical media?

More and more often, I am buying some 4K titles on sale at VUDU, without the disc.


If you really think that you own something that you stream online, then be my guest! 

Well I agree that DRM involves a lot of trust. I don't own the physical media, but I own the right to download and / or stream the content on any supported device. I realize that is what I am paying for. You are implying that I am naive, but I am not. But yes, I do agree that I am trusting the system and the way it is supposed to work, and that someday I might regret it. If the system fails, I will be in the company of millions of others, and I am sure there will class actions. I do have coupons and receipts for purchases, but - yeah, who wants to go through that ...

Having the information catalogued would help in the case I needed to make an insurance claim or tax deduction for the loss, if some vendor, such as VUDU goes belly-up without a backup supplier for the DRM content.

A kind of weak analogy is buying a ticket to see a movie. Until you actually get to the theater and experience the content, you must trust that it will happen. You don't own the movie, just the right to see it at a particular place and time.
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Quoting RussC:
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I am back sooner then a few days.  Loading DVD Profiler with out add in's (safe mode) did not help.  I had about 12 crashes in 45 minutes. 

My DVD collection has close to 2100 total DVD's according to DVD Profiler.  Am I hitting a limit issue for the database? 

Does anyone else have any ideas or having similar issues?

It might be too late to do this kind of analysis, but this type of problem is often caused by a corrupt .dll, virus, malware or incompatible software. So, here are some more options to try if the problem is not fixed by Gunnar's suggestion:

(1) Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files

(2) Try your best to figure the exact time frame that the problem started and correlate with ANY new software installation or system update. This will be a very good glue. If you have a series of system backups or restore points, you might be able to recover that way.

(3) Of course, run your choice of Virus scanning or anti-malware tools
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Truly masterful piece of work.
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Quoting tokyojef:
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I guess that means no one has found a way to do it ....yet
Thanks Mediadogg :D

No way to make that conclusion. I am only one person. I think it can be done, but you should be the one to do the experiment. Just open a new database and try it for one box set. You seem to be a really cool, smart guy. I predict that soon, you will be answering a lot more questions than you ask! We need that.
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Quoting tokyojef:
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Hi Mediadogg,
I did try for awhile , sometimes days, before i come on and post a question.....
Jeff

Ok, ok ... that was a "before coffee" comment. 

When you figure out how to do it, come back and tell us how.
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Do you do any research on stuff before blasting the Forum? Pretty soon people will start ignoring your questions. All you need to do is just try it, most of the time.

Maybe I should just speak for myself. When I see "I tried this and this ... can't figure it out," I will much more quickly spend my time to help a person.
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Quoting RussC:
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Is there a way to start the dvd program in "safemode"  I thought I found this before but I can't seem to find the process now that I need it.
Thanks!
Yes, I think you hold down Ctrl key or something like that. Search for it. That eliminates loading of all plugins - not sure what else.
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I agree with you on that one buddy. Even my own web site has that.
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Quoting tokyojef:
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Hi!
Would be nice to have the same reflected as jpeg in the credits folder as is in my dpb of profile photos.

Again, this is easy to accomplish for a plugin developer. But is "nice to have" a good enough reason to expect somebody to do it? For myself personally, I usually respond most quickly to those guys who are helping to build the database, and keeping the data up to date and accurate.

On the other hand, I already offered. So far, the only person to respond has been you. So, it is on the list.
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Quoting tokyojef:
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Hi!

forgive any misunderstandings of the dynamics of the software and way things work on my part,
Jeff

That's OK. Please take full advantage of what is already there. Use the help file. Just click around and try things. There is so much in DVD Profiler that most people (including myself) forget really cool stuff. Most of the questions asked in these forums can be answered with a little bit of research and actually using the program (not complaining about you - this happens all the time).

For example, this comment "2. OH! so each profile contains the database fr all the cast/crew available in my setup??? coolness." shows that you haven't fully explored editing Cast and Crew within the program yet. I suggest that you do.

By the way, your questions had some really good results. I was reminded about things I forgot. We discovered that the Wiki is gone, and DJ Doena gave a good summary of some hard to find information.

So keep asking those good questions!!! 
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Quoting tokyojef:
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Hi Mediadogg 

"It is very easy for a plugin to do." ...could you explain or where do i look for such a plugin?


Go back and read the following two sentences I wrote. I was offering to write that plugin, but now I am not sure you need it.

Quoting tokyojef:
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I am not sure  how to look at ALL the cast from ALL the profiles at one time, to start searching online for headshots to complete the ones missing.


Just edit ANY profile, and go to the Cast / Crew pages. You will see on the left hand side, ALL the cast or crew that are in your database. From there, you can easily add to any profile, update the picture. Double click and the program will do an automatic online web search. Even if somebody writes a plugin, how could it be easier than that?


For another thing, Mr. DJ Doena, wrote me an excellent PM to remind me of a feature that I had forgotten about, and I gave you wrong information. His message was so excellent, I am going to share the PM. I know that he will not mind. He was being polite to not embarrass me in public for such a mistake.

Quoting DJ Doena:
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Hi,

Quoting mediadogg:
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You realize that the credits folder has an organization by profile ID, so you would need to duplicate images or manage shortcuts to show an actor in multiple movies.


Not necessarily. You can do that to show an actor at a younger and an older age depending on film. Or you forego the profile ID folder and just dump them in the root folder:







Notice the file names on his pictures. Encoded in the file name are last name, first name, middle name and birth year. It is the official DVDP Profiler way of identifying head shots on a disk file. Does anybody remember where those rules are described? Maybe in the Wiki?

Here is an example from my own credit photos, and how I take care of all the ways you can spell the name of one of my favorite actresses (OMG reminds me - I need to go watch a movie now ...)
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