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DVDChecker for Android
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantzreptil
alotbsol
Registered: April 4, 2007
Germany Posts: 5
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I have created a small app for my smartphone to have the dvd list of DVD Profiler always with me when i go shopping. Sometimes i see a DVD an wonder if i already own it. So i wrote DVDChecker to have my smartphone look in the list for me.

It can do this by scanning the barcode from the dvd and look it up in the list. When it says the dvd is already there, i don't have to buy it. Since there can be many different DVDs for one movie, i also have implemented a search by title. So i can look in the list by checking the title.

The app uses the exportfile of DVD Profiler. But not all of it, just the Barcode and the title. To have this file on my smartphone DVDChecker extracts the data i need, shrinking down the data file from some megabytes to some kilobytes. Then it uploads it to a webservice. The app on the smartphone downloads this file and uses this data.

The DVDChecker program on the pc can call DVD Profiler, wait for the program to close and export the collection file to the webservice if it is newer than the last file that was uploaded. So there is very little to do for the user after he installed DVDChecker on his system. Simply let DVDChecker start DVD Profiler and export the collection.

The program can be downloaded here:

http://www.simatex.de/downloads/dvdchecker

I have been a user of dvd-profiler for years and would like to have it on my smartphone. Since Invelos seems to work on it, but there is no information when or if an android-version will become available, i decided to write my own app for my special needs.

If you look at DVDChecker and find some problems, bugs or simply want to share your experience, just send me an eMail (address can be found at the downloadpage) or post a message here.
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantjenz
Registered: November 15, 2007
Germany Posts: 6
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It's a nice little helper until we have a Profiler for Android. Thank you. Dankeschön
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantzreptil
alotbsol
Registered: April 4, 2007
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Since i stop using DVD Profiler, this app will not be supported any longer. It was meant to be used as a workaround until an android app will be released by Invelos. Meanwhile i think there will never be such an app, so i have moved to another program that has all the features i need: a pc program and an android app that can be used in the shop to scan the barcode and add the dvd to the collection before i even get near the cash desk.

DVD Profiler was really great as long, as i didn't need it on my Smartphone. So i thank for the great work that the crew of Invelos did, giving us a program that is so easy to use and useful for every moviefreak (like me).
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar Contributorreusla
Registered: March 16, 2007
Netherlands Posts: 654
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Give us a hint zreptil, since I'm beginning to get a little afraid you might be right about an Android version of DVD Profiler ever surfacing.
I've looked around in the Android Market for a substitute for DVD Profiler, but nothing really appealed to me.
Perhaps I've overlooked something....the App you mentioned sounds very promising....what App are you using now??
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantRobAGD
Registered: June 3, 2007
United States Posts: 706
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There is an app getting ready for public beta. I few of us here have been alpha testing it and it is getting close.

It is not a DVDP sanctioned app, but it uses the xml file for building a collection DB for your android phone.

check out here : Droid DVDP

There is also something if you want to just check a collection : MyCollection Conversation starts here and carries a few pages

-R
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantzreptil
alotbsol
Registered: April 4, 2007
Germany Posts: 5
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I know that there are some workarounds for DVD Profiler from the community. I considered myself writing such an app, but meanwhile i am done with DVD Profiler. It had its time, but now i am moving on to another program that does the same but better. I don't want to have several programs for managing one collection. One program should be enough. And since i found the perfect match to my needs, i will leave DVD Profiler alone after a long time of use.

@reusla: according to the forum rules, i cannot post the program i am using.
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantcgoyet
Registered: December 28, 2008
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I've intalled DVDChecker on my PC and sucessfully exported my DVD Profiler files.
I then intalled DVDChecker on my phone and run it. It scanned the QRC OK
and then wait a few seconds before sending the following error message:
"Unfortunately, DVDChecker has stopped." with an OK button.
Do you know what the issue could be? and a way to fix it?
Or do you know of any other way to export DVDprofiler collection to an Adnroid ICS phone?
Thanks
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