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Thanks everyone, I'll go with this.  Just wanted to make sure I was contributing it correctly the first time.
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Quoting AiAustria:
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... or the one of the highest quality: 4K over BD over DVD.

Awkward, if the directors cut is on a minor media...


Yep, the rules specify using the main media type for the main profile, but they do allow for the other media types to be added as optional child profiles.

In this case, both are on Blu-ray discs and the cover art doesn't promote a main version; e.g. [title]: Director's Cut or [title]: Theatrical Version.
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Alright, I'm not sure how to catalog the audio and video specs for the main profile, in this case, for the MVD release of Windtalkers: Ultimate Edition.  According to the contribution rules this doesn't fall under the box set rules because this contains only one film, but multiple cuts (not multiple films).  The audio specs are vastly different between the two cuts and the video specs are slightly different.

Per the contribution rules, the rating for an unrated cut or the running time of the longer cut takes precedence, but what about the audio specs?
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Quoting The Movieman:
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That was me, and I spoke with my contact at MVD who confirmed it as 11/6 (so I removed the contribution). As for what qualifies, I did provide sources for the 2001: ASO with a few outside sites as well as the press release provided by Warner Brothers.


I don't know why Amazon would change the listed release date when MVD hadn't changed the date, but I found it definitely odd.  The release date had even been changed over at Blu-ray.com for some reason.  I wonder it had something to do with the manufacturing delays.
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Quoting The Movieman:
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But it's not an Amazon exclusive, thus November 30th 

Seriously, still looking for a valid reason why the October date should stick. Doesn't matter if "a lot" of people received it, it would appear Amazon shipped them out not knowing the date was changed (or got the memo too late). And FWIW, you can no longer purchase it on Amazon, only "pre-order". Were there other retailers that shipped them out or a brick and mortar store that got them in?


I don't mean to hijack a thread, but this example is still relevant and important. What qualifies as evidence to change the release date?  A contribution has been submitted to change the release date for MVD's Windtalkers SE Blu-ray release from 6 Nov 2018 to 13 Nov 2018.  However, plenty of people, including myself have already received the release by 6 Nov 2018 and MVD (the releasing media company) and other retailers still show the release date as 6 Nov 2018.  The only retailer that I can find that shows a modified release date of 13 Nov 2018 is Amazon... why do they get to dictate the release date?
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Quoting scotthm:
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I know, but that's hardly relevant since when you click on the "shop" link at www.warnerbros.com it forwards you to www.wbshop.com.

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I think it is relevant since WB can't just update that site on their own.  Since it's run by a third party, like every other retailer, the retailer has to update the site once they receive notice and get around to it.
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Quoting scotthm:
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The ambiguity lies in the fact that the publisher's own site has revised that date several times in the past week, after the original release date and receipt of pre-orders by customers.

wbshop.com originally listed October 30 as the release date.  Then on October 29 they stated that copies would ship "within 10 days."  By November 2 they revised it again listing November 20 as the release date.  The date on wbshop.com has been a moving target.

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Actually, WB doesn't own or operate WBShop.com any more.

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WB Shop is owned and operated by Araca Merchandise L.P. under license from Warner Bros. Consumer Products Inc.

Araca Merchandise L.P., United States, is solely responsible for the site's content and all aspects of your purchase.
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Quoting scotthm:
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WB changed the release date at the last minute and some pre-orders shipped on the original release date.  The fact that WB now has a new (i.e. revised) release date doesn't mean there wasn't an earlier "original release date" where product was released.


They didn't ship on the previous release date, Amazon shipped them well in advance of that date as people received them prior to 30 Oct.  But the Digital Bits reported the date change as of 25 Oct so the release date was moved prior to the initial planned date.

https://www.thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two-cents/102518-1330
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I can't explain the rhyme of reason, but lately approvals seem to be more random.  A few of my latest additions have been approved/released, but the ones that came before these are still waiting approval.
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Could be a stolen credit card number which would explain why he would't be able to use an ATM.
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It does seem like the software became an after thought a long while ago, but it's been roughly twenty years so I assume Ken is preoccupied with other things in life.  I wonder what happened to all of the planned (mentioned) improvements.

The PC and Android version haven't been updated since the initial 4.0 release.  The iTunes app was updated multiple times since it's initial 4.0 release to fix issues, but unfortunately the Android version has never received any love and hasn't been updated to fix the quirks or the feature set available in the iTunes version.
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You might also want to try this method:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-download-older-version-app-when-requires-newer-ios-chris-allard/

https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/02/08/how-to-download-old-versions-of-apps-from-the-app-store-on-an-older-iphone-or-ipad-that-cant-run-ios-11
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You would need to find someone that has a copy of 2.1.6 or earlier or have a backup copy of that version.  I don't believe Apple let's you download older versions.
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It would appear that he customized his commands.
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What is the ASIN for the item you ordered?
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Quoting GSyren:
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Just to clarify, while I wrote AsinInfo, DJ Doena wrote ASIN to EAS/UPC Converter, and my program uses DJ's dll that handles the communication with Amazon's API. So my program just provides a slightly more advanced user interface.


Appreciate the clarification, I must have gotten things messed up when I was trying to post to the thread from a cell phone.
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Quoting DJ Doena:
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Quoting rdodolak:
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GSyren, ever consider the reverse, an EAN/UPC to ASIN converter?


What for? You can simply enter the EAN in the Amazon search and find your article.


That doesn't always work though, especially for newly announced titles.
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GSyren, ever consider the reverse, an EAN/UPC to ASIN converter?
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For example, using Code Red DVD's The Last Hunter Blu-ray release the media companies would be:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Last-Hunter-Blu-ray/160585/
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?p=14435266#post14435266
https://www.varietycommunications.it/en/catalogue/last-hunter-the/

Code Red DVD (publisher)
Variety Communications (licensor)
Kino Lorber (distributor)
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Yes, there is a method to the madness.  Here is the portion of the contribution rules which outline the studio and media companies.  Using the rules outlined below, you can confirm the studios (theatrical and production) by using the film credits, studio sites, and other reference sources.  The media companies (publisher, licensor, etc.) can usually be found on the back cover of the release by using the below guide.  If you have questions on specific releases, you can always post in this forum and ask the forum members.

http://invelos.com/dvdpro/contributions/Rules.aspx?display=filmdetails

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Studios
List the Studios in the following priority.

  • Theatrical Release Studio(s)
  • Production Company(s)

  • Media Companies
    The company(ies) responsible for the publishing (creating, assembling and ordering of the DVD/HD/BD content) and/or physical distribution of the media.

    Enter in the following order:

  • Publisher (Content) - Usually found as a logo on the bottom of the back cover or in the credit block, often containing the words "home video" or "home entertainment. Secondary publishers (eg. The Criterion Collection's Eclipse label) may also be listed.
  • Licensor (Home Video Rights) - Usually found (dated with the year of the DVD release) on the back of the box or in the credit block with words words regarding "under license from...".
  • Distributor - Usually found as a logo on the bottom of the back cover or in the credit block with words regarding distribution.

  • Some companies (using similar but different names) may serve more than one function. List such companies only once, using the name from the logo. List secondary publishers even if the name is similar. If you are unsure of the function performed, do not list the company.

    Do not abbreviate Studio or Media Company names. e.g, use Universal Pictures not just Universal; The Criterion Collection rather than Criterion or Criterion Collection; Walt Disney Pictures not just Disney. Exception: If the studio name is too long to fit, use standard abbreviation rules.

    Omit company suffixes such as LLC, Ltd., Inc.

    Omit any locality-specific suffix. e.g. Enter Paramount Home Entertainment, not Paramount Home Entertainment (UK)

    There is further information about correct listings of studios and media companies, and the opportunity to ask questions if unsure, in the Contributions forum.
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    No, it can not.
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    You might be able to purchase a license through Amazon.  I'm not sure if Amazon allows digital purchases from International countries, but it's worth looking into.

    https://www.amazon.com/DVD-Profiler-for-Windows-Download/dp/B00V97G156/
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    Honestly, I'd pay a license fee just to get more frequent support, updates, and fixes.
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    Quoting hifrmny:
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    My contribution was for 2 movies that were NOT listed in the online database (I live in New York so would be the United States online database) and were the full and correct contributions direct from my own retail movies and included front & back case cover pictures.  I did not include any 'birth years' as the case did not supply that info.  I do not profess to be a typist so perhaps there was a typo.  Thank you ALL for your responses. 


    Were your contributions declined or are they still pending.  Also, which releases are they (what's the UPC numbers)?
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    This is out of the norm for me, but I have a number of contributions which have been skipped the past few weeks.  You could argue the couple with zero votes may require additional review/voting time, but these seem excessive based on past experiences.

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