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Does This App add digital titles from my harddrive
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ToxicMan
Registered: September 4, 2012
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Can this app scan my network share where all my rips are (in seperate folders of course)?  Would like a single application to manage my entire collection, both physical media and digital media.  Of course, my digital collection is starting to outpace my physical collection.
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It cannot scan your harddrive for ripped data.

You can enter those as manual profiles though.
It all seems so stupid, it makes me want to give up!
But why should I give up, when it all seems so stupid?


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ToxicMan
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It cannot scan your harddrive for ripped data.

You can enter those as manual profiles though.


OUCH!  That's a lot of work, over three hundred digital titles...  Guess I'm moving on to find another Catalog management SW...

too bad, this one had promise.  But, the industry is moving on as well.  Physical media going by way of the dinosaur, as will DVD Profiler too I suppose...
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I have some unreleased tools that I am still perfecting. I'm always looking for test scenarios. But since it will be a plugin, you would have to have a bit of faith and purchase a license for DVD Profiler. Then we could perhaps work on something together.

My existing plugin called LoadDVD might even support some of your needs immeditely, depending on how the data is organized.

Third option is that I have yet another tool that creates manual profiles from an Excel CSV file. If you have some scripting skills, I can give you a step by step procedure that will have your database built in minutes.

Again, any of these methods requires a DVDP license, so that you can run plugins.
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I have some unreleased tools that I am still perfecting. I'm always looking for test scenarios. But since it will be a plugin, you would have to have a bit of faith and purchase a license for DVD Profiler.

Not necessarily, if you don't have more than 50 profiles the plugins work in unregistered too. So giving it a test-drive before the buy should be possible.

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I have some unreleased tools that I am still perfecting. I'm always looking for test scenarios. But since it will be a plugin, you would have to have a bit of faith and purchase a license for DVD Profiler.

Not necessarily, if you don't have more than 50 profiles the plugins work in unregistered too. So giving it a test-drive before the buy should be possible.

cya, Mithi

Your statement of the Invelos rules are correct. But using my tools would require a DVDP license. That's what I was trying to say. Of course existing plugins do follow the rule that you stated.

Every few weeks, somebody comes along claiming to be interested in DVDP if such and such media feature were available. I have always offered to help. Usually they just go away. In one case, the guy hired me to do a massive scan and tools (which he is still using). So it can go both ways, you never know.

So, my position is: buy a license to demonstrate that you're serious, then I will bust my butt to help. But that's just me. Not speaking for anybody else. Some simple scripting could scrape directories and create an Import file for either LoadDVD or BulkEdit to create profiles and/or populate My Links.

The guy only has 300 files. He could do that manually, a few a day, in a week or two at most, so I am reluctant to take the request seriously without some up-front commitment on his part.
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ToxicMan
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$30 isn't a bad number to show commitment.  You do have the nicest physical manager I've seen so far, and the nested design of box sets is quite nice!

I'm going to look around a little more before I shell out the $.  Being completely transparent about it. 

I do feel pretty strongly that directory scanning is a mandatory piece of capability today and not necessarily something that should be after-thought.  iTunes is doing a terrific job of managing my digital titles, but it is wholly separate and apart form my physical inventory.  I don't like that.

Check out how you competition scans storage based media, its a key feature of the app stack. 

I'll be in touch, and totally understand your comments.  Just suggesting that developer commitment and feature set comes before customer commitment and sales
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I'll be in touch, and totally understand your comments.  Just suggesting that developer commitment and feature set comes before customer commitment and sales

I appreciate and respect your thoughtful response. If you should join our community, I for one, will personally give you all the help that I can. By the way, just to be clear, I am just a member here. I do not represent the Developer (Invelos) in any way. My opinions are my own.

Edit: Maybe I should get serious about getting my tools finalized for release. Maybe after Invelos releases the upcoming 3.8.2, just to make sure I am not duplicating anything.
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ToxicMan
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I appreciate and respect your thoughtful response. If you should join our community, I for one, will personally give you all the help that I can. By the way, just to be clear, I am just a member here. I do not represent the Developer (Invelos) in any way. My opinions are my own.


I misunderstood, seing the number of posts you have I just assumed you were THE dev guy or a member of the invelos team. 

Given your commitment to this community, you must have a path back to invelos to offer my sincerest suggestion on this topic.  and again thanks for your responses as well... community commitment helps a lot with these softwares...

will be in touch...
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Whew, sure glad I cleared that up. I will be more careful in the future about how I phrase things.

Anyways, you seem like the kind of person that would be fun to have around here. Looking forward to you joining the crowd.
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Give it a try, even though it sounds daunting to add 300 titles, it really isn't. You are only adding via the EAN/UPC or if you don't have that then add by title and pick the profile you want. I can assure you once you've done the first few, and DVDProfiler is free for the first 50 as a trial, you'll like what you see and figured out the easy way to do it. Then you'll discover you can change the layout or download various layouts so your display looks even better to you and you'll have cover images, images of the cast and crew (if you grab the headshots db) and all the info about your movies/tv shows right in front of you and you will gain a sudden passion wanting to add the rest of your 300 titles. It becomes addictive :-)

I also have digital copies* of all the movies I own and I can understand your point as i have these on a PCH and have an app/jukebox called Oversight which automatically adds all these into a video wall - but it doesn't have anywhere near the info for each title that DVDProfiler can produce.

And if you decide this is good and you spend the one time fee to register DVDProfiler you can get thing's like mediadogg's LoadDVD which will allow you to browse your collection, select one and play the movie. Just like media players.

Its not going to cost you anything and only a little time to try it and the first few titles added - I bet you love the result.

* Australian law allows for the copy of digital discs for backup/archive purposes - in case anyone in these forums thinks I am doing something illegal. It's just an unfortunate co-incidence that my PCH can see the drives across the network where my archival storage is.
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I think it is not possible to add many digital titles from the specific hardware.I don't have the proper knowledge about all these but acquired some thing from this conversation as am a new member here.Thanks for the useful info.
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I think it is not possible to add many digital titles from the specific hardware.I don't have the proper knowledge about all these but acquired some thing from this conversation as am a new member here.Thanks for the useful info.

You drew the wrong conclusion. It is possible.
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mediadogg, I just licensed DVD Profiler and I am very interested in trying your drive scanning plug-in or excel tool. How can I get a copy?
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mediadogg, I just licensed DVD Profiler and I am very interested in trying your drive scanning plug-in or excel tool. How can I get a copy?

I have some proprietary experimental tools. It has been a while since I used them, so I might have to brush the dust off. Send me a PM to get the conversation started. Give me an idea of the volume of data, what format(s) the files are in, etc.

And before we go too far, you should mess around with both "LoadDVD" (plugin) and "My Links" (DVDP feature), since either one or both of these will likely be used to play the media, regardless of how the media information is collected. If you don't like the way they work, then we will waste time going any further.

A real quick thing you can do with LoadDVD is to use the Tools\Filepath\Add  menu to select a file, and it will automatically build the information required in the Notes and Location fileds to play the file.
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Here is another easy one: use the LoadDVD "Series" specification:

In the Location field of a profile disc, put the word "series"  (not in quotes)

In the Notes field of the same profile, put: [series disc="01" episodes="folder"]filepath of media folder[/series]

(you can use any disc#, just adjust the specification as necessary)

This will cause LoadDVD to present a drop-down menu of all the files found in the folder. When a file is clicked on, LoadDVD will attempt to load the file using the Microsoft file association for "open" first, and if that fails, it will try "play".

This was originally designed for a user that had thousands of TV series files organized in various ways.

This was broken in LoadDVD V2.37, so I just fixed it and made V2.38 available.
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