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Hi Gunnar, thanks for the update to TmdbTvShowCheck 1.7.3

I verified that I can "copy & paste" any company shown on the Info Tab 

In the TmdbTvShowCheck help file in the "Prolog" section it says:
"This program fetches TV show information from The Movie Database (TMDb), and also lets you copy cast and crew for inclusion in a DVD Profiler profile."

Since the features of the TmdbTvShowCheck program have been greatly expanded, seems like this could use an update.
Here is a possible, proposed update (to include when the next program enhancement is made) :
"This program fetches TV show information from The Movie Database (TMDb), and also lets you copy cast, crew, episode lists and more for inclusion in a DVD Profiler profile."
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Hi "The Lightning Developer!" , thanks for the update to TmdbTvShowCheck 1.7.2
WOW that was even faster!

Being able to "copy image" and "copy image url" is so cool 

For Production companies:
When TmdbTvShowCheck 1.7.2 finds only "one" company: I can use the TmdbTvShowCheck copy function to copy the "single company". I can then paste the "single company" into the studios box in DVD profiler. 

When TmdbTvShowCheck 1.7.2 finds more than "one" company: I can use the TmdbTvShowCheck copy function to copy the "companies". When I do the paste of the "companies" into the studios box in DVD profiler, the "first company" listed in the group of companies is pasted into DVD Profiler  .
(To paste the 2nd or 3rd company into DVD Profiler, I use Windows "Notepad" as an intermediary)

I did not realize that "DVD Profiler" won't let us paste a "Genre" .  (TmdbTvShowCheck does copy them)
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Hi Gunnar, thanks for the update to TmdbTvShowCheck 1.7.1 
WOW that was fast!

In the info tab, I can "copy & paste" from the top group of "text blocks" and the "overview block".   

In a future version of TmdbTvShowCheck, it would be nice to be able to "copy & paste" from the "Genres" and "Production companies" boxes.

And with the new poster feature, it would be so cool  to be able to either copy the "poster image" or "poster URL" into the clip board, as I like to put posters in my Profile galleries.
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Quoting GSyren:
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So except possible bug fixes, TmdbTvShowCheck 1.7 will probably be the final version.
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Gunnar thanks for the updates to TmdbTvShowCheck 1.7 

Request for "TmdbTvShowCheck 1.7.1" 
(Maybe, one day when the weather is kind of crappy and it's a choice of sitting in front of the TV or sitting in front of the PC screen.)

Could you make it possible to copy text from the "Info Tab"?

Sometimes, I see neat data/info on the "Info Tab" that I would like to paste into the overview of my local profile.
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Quoting GSyren:
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TmdbTvShowCheck 1.5

Fixed an encoding problem that caused certain special characters to be imported incorrectly.

Added two new features to make it easier when doing importing of a lot of TV shows in one session.
See description under Tools menu in the new help file.


Gunnar thanks for the updates to TmdbTvShowCheck
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Quoting GSyren:
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There is a contribution that changes  "Twentieth Century-Fox Film" to "Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation" with reference to the rules that says "Do not abbreviate Studio or Media Company names".

But we also have the rules that says "Omit company suffixes such as LLC, Ltd., Inc.". In my opinion, "corporation" is also such a suffix, and therefore should be omitted. Right or wrong?

+1
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Have a Happy New Year everyone.
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For PBS TV show "Nova"
Is the correct title capitalization, "Nova: Episode Name" or "NOVA: Episode Name"?

As an example is it "Nova: Hitler's Lost Sub" or "NOVA: Hitler's Lost Sub"

I believe the correct title is "Nova: Hitler's Lost Sub" per the Contribution Rules at http://www.invelos.com/dvdpro/contributions/Rules.aspx?display=titles"  on this page there is a link to the Capitalization Tool (I can't link to the tool in this post)

Enter "Nova: Hitler's Lost Sub" into the Capitalization Tool, and you get the result "Nova: Hitler's Lost Sub".
Enter "NOVA: Hitler's Lost Sub" into the Capitalization Tool, and you get the result "NOVA: Hitler's Lost Sub"

....Start of quote of the "Capitalization Rules"....

Title
Use the title from the front cover.

• Never add distinguishing factors to the title (such as "Widescreen" or "Special Edition"). Use the Edition field for these.
• Check capitalization of the title.
• Do not include quotes if they surround the entire title.
• Include possessives if the front cover includes them, and if they are verifiably part of the title. If quotes surround the title in the credit block (generally on the back cover), check whether the possessive is within the quotes. In the absence of quotes to verify, check the font size used for the title on the front cover. Generally, possessives which use a significantly smaller font are not part of the title.
• Possessive examples: "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride", John Carpenter's "The Thing". In each case, the portion within quotes is the title.
• For titles which include periods, dashes, or other symbols, check the credit block on the back of the case if included. If not, check the film credits or opening sequence. Use these to determine whether to exclude or convert the symbol to a standard character such as ".", "-", or "*"
• Use capitalization rules common to the language of the title. “Tout va bien” is correctly capitalized. “Tout Va Bien” is not.
• English titles will be automatically capitalized by the contribution system per the Associated Press style title standard. Capitalization Tool
• If the title appears in multiple languages, use the title that matches the language of the locality and do not include an alternate title ( for instance in another language).
• Episode descriptors are part of the title; separate them with a colon and space; e.g. "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock". For multiple descriptors, use a colon and space for each break.
• For music and stage performance DVDs, use the performer or group name followed by the DVD title, separated with a colon and space. For example: "U2: Rattle and Hum", "Ellen Degeneres: The Begining".
• Annual DVDs such WWE or NFL Films titles if the year is included it is part of the title and should not be included in the Descriptor field. For Example Title: Year.
• The title for a Box Set should be the title listed on the Front Cover; for example Alien Quadrilogy.
• If the title is shown run together, but with coloring and/or symbols splitting the title words, use standard spacing.
• Certain characters will be converted automatically during contribution. e.g. "•" will be converted to "-"

....End of quote of the "Capitalization Rules"....

So according to the rules, capitalization of titles should be per the "Associated Press style title standard".

As an example, here is a link to an "on-line article" that is "© 2017 The Associated Press. https://phys.org/news/2017-01-pbs-nova-periodic-table-fans-fund.html

Please, read the article in the above link.

Please notice, they discuss / mention two PBS television shows in the article "Nova" and "American Experience". Please observe, they use "Nova" not "NOVA" as the title of the show.


Please read this Wikipedia Article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nova_(TV_series)
It says "Nova (stylized NOVΛ) is an American popular science television series produced by WGBH Boston."

Here is a link to the "Nova" TV show logo


https://media.azpm.org/master/image/2018/5/3/show-logos/nova-logo.png

This "logo" is seen on the DVD covers, but "NOVΛ" is not the name of the television show.

At the present time December 20, 2018, about 1/2 the titles in the database say "NOVA: Episode Name" but should say ""Nova: Episode Name"
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Quoting CubbyUps:
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If it pertains to the movie/tv series itself I would say yes. You know, the ones they used to include that was a chapter index on a card.

But if it's like a sheet of coupons or a pamphlet of other titles available from the studio, I'd say no.
I have the same thoughts about "Inserts" and "Booklets" as you. I often scan them and place them in the "Gallery" of my local profiles. Sometimes I use them "locally" on disc level profiles, of TV Show Seasons, instead of the Top Level covers.
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Quoting DJ Doena:
"Ttitles.
TV show titles because I like my seasons numbered clean and equally. No "The Complete Season One" here and "The Second Season" there. ...."

+1 
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Quoting 69samael69:
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Quoting T!M:
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Quoting 69samael69:
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976-Evil II: Horror Collection: 8 Movie Pack

But how do the words "8 Movie Pack" apply to a child profile for a single movie? Only the box, and with that, the parent profile, is an "8 Movie Pack", but surely each of the individual child profiles aren't "8 Movie Packs", too?

But it essentially tells you immediately from the title edition which set the movie is in and it's just as valid/invalid as copying the box set cover to each child. I am Omega, for instance, I have it as an individual release, but it's also in a double feature set, and I have it again in a Midnight Horror 4 movie pack and Midnight Horror 10 movie pack. (Yes, I love zombie movies) In my mind, the edition seem the ideal way to distinguish these.

+1, It helps me to locate the movie on my shelf
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I have always called that an "envelope".
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Quoting GSyren:
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Well, Zappman piqued my interest for getting TV show data from The Movie Database (TMDb).

Gunnar's new program "TmdbTvShowCheck" is a great way to gather data "Cast, Crew and Episode List" for TV show profiles you are creating from scratch or to update an existing profile with missing information.

Please, take the time to read the "TmdbTvShowCheck" help file. It will be worth the time it takes to read, and answer a lot of your questions.

As always, please follow all Invelos rules when contributing new Profiles or updates to existing Profiles.

Thanks to Gunnar for creating another great tool for use with DVD Profiler. 
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Quoting CubbyUps:
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Well whatever you want to call them.

The question still is valid.
Why should the cast/crew be credited in the outer case for a set that includes the movie in it's own case within that larger case?


You, choose to have 2 profiles, for one movie.

Other, people may just want one profile, what "you" are calling the outside case, because they want to track the UPC they purchased. Why should they be denied having the cast and crew in their profile.

If you choose, to have both the "outside case UPC Profile" and the "inside case UPC Profile", I believe you should "locally edit" your "pair" into a "local box set" modified the way you want, that you keep locked.
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Quoting CubbyUps:
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Well whatever you want to call them.

The question still is valid.
Why should the cast/crew be credited in the outer case for a set that includes the movie in it's own case within that larger case?


I don't understand why you want more than one profile, for just "one" movie.
Your examples are a single movie, with a "bunch of trinkets and stuff".
As far as I know, we don't create an "on-line" profile for trinkets and stuff.
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Quoting GSyren:
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Quoting zappman:
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In "crew" paste, "Production Sound  Mixer" gives an XML error.
If I edit the "role" by selecting "Production Sound Mixer" then the "crew" paste works properly.
I think there is an extra space between "Sound" and "Mixer" that is causing the issue.

Right you are. I'll fix that for the next version. In the meantime you can fix it yourself by editing the file JobMap.dat, line 27, and remove the extra blank. That should fix it.


Thanks, edited the file, the crew paste function works correctly. 
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Thanks for creation of Version 1.0.1, the scroll bars work great.

Found a possible issue.
In "crew" paste, "Production Sound  Mixer" gives an XML error.
If I edit the "role" by selecting "Production Sound Mixer" then the "crew" paste works properly.
I think there is an extra space between "Sound" and "Mixer" that is causing the issue.

Regards,
Zappman
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Quoting GSyren:
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Will this, or other features be added later?

Perhaps, if anyone find it useful and asks for it. Right now I consider it more of a toy than a useful tool.
If you want to play with it and see what it can do, you can get it here.


Thanks for creating this program 

First here is an issue; when viewing "cast" or "crew", I can't see or find any "Scroll Bars", if the cast/crew has more than about 15/16 entries, I can't access them. Am I doing something wrong? (I am using Windows 10 64bit)

Second, I would like a feature that would allow to search for TV show seasons. Then, I would like to be able to Copy the "episode list information" including "episode number", "name", "Aired Date" and "description".  Then, I would like to be able to Paste the list into the "overview" of a profile.

Regards,
Zappman
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Thanks for the "onlineocr" tip, I tried it with an existing 300DPI DVD cover scan I had, and it worked quite well. I bet it will work even better with a higher DPI scan.
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From: http://www.invelos.com/dvdpro/contributions/Rules.aspx?display=boxsets

"Box Sets" Containing More Than One Film
The term "Box Set" is used to define any release that includes more than one film. The main examples are:

Sets where each film is packaged individually, and held together in a package of some kind.
Sets where each film is on a separate disc, but not individually packaged. This includes gatefold Digipaks and 2-Disc sets in normal DVD cases.
Sets containing 2 films, one on each side of Dual-Sided DVD.
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