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Synchronize automatically to online
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantMB17
Registered: September 29, 2009
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I just discovered that I can synchronize my Desktop Collection to both iPad and Android through DVD Profiler Online. Much better than direct "share". My questions are:

- if I upload desktop, and upload Android, what will prevail? Last upload? Will lose the previous upload? Or does it "combine" uploads"?

- Is there a way to prompt for Sync to Online the same way there is to make a backup?

Thanks.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantBlair
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Registered: October 30, 2008
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Each upload always overwrites what was previously there, adding and deleting the programs currently online.

So, the most recent upload is always the one you will find online no matter which device it came from.


I do not believe there is a way currently in place to do your "prompt for sync" request.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantmovie_madness
Registered: August 7, 2007
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This kind of "syncing" is hardly useful, as it only gives you an uneditable copy of the database on your mobile device.  To be truly cloud-based, we have to be able to edit on any device anytime, with all changes instantly viewable on all devices.  You take this forum post.  I can view it and edit it on any device anywhere anytime.  There needs to be paradigm shift in the design of DVDP in order to have this happen.
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantmovie_madness
Registered: August 7, 2007
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Quoting MB17:
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I just discovered that I can synchronize my Desktop Collection to both iPad and Android through DVD Profiler Online.


Who is going to do that anyway, when Wi-fi transfer is more direct.  With Wi-fi, you transfer from desktop to mobile device in one step.  With DVDP online, you have to upload your collection online, then sync with mobile device - two steps.
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantrecursive
Registered: June 21, 2007
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The sync needs to be automatic - the old manual sync process is too error prone (syncing the "wrong" way accidentally) and should be completely unnecessary in a cloudy world.  What I would like to see is the ability for each instance of DVD Profiler - whether PC, Phone or Tablet based - to query the online master and download changes each time it starts up.

Updates (device -> online) to the online database should require a sign-in or only be allowed from an "administrator" device.  That way multiple devices stay up to date - this is how the world works these days.

I love having DVD Profiler on my Nexus Android, it's wonderful and I'm using it a lot more than I used to - but then I use my phone a lot more too - now if we can just get the syncing to be automatic.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorscotthm
Registered: March 20, 2007
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What I would like to see is the ability for each instance of DVD Profiler - whether PC, Phone or Tablet based - to query the online master and download changes each time it starts up.

I have no problem with a cloud based "master" as long as that's optional.  I want the master copy of my video database to remain hosted on my local PC.

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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorAddicted2DVD
Registered: March 13, 2007
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Agree with scotthm on that one!
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantrecursive
Registered: June 21, 2007
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I want the master copy of my video database to remain hosted on my local PC.


Sure - but that's really a different issue, one of control over the cloud database.  What I think would make this application a real "killer" app would be the ability to have multiple devices (each one running a paid for app - $$$ to Invelos to keep funding development) able to display the DVD collection.

Most of the devices would "slaves" - able to read but not modify the cloud database, possibly all the could do would be record "loans" of DVD's - the ability to add entries and remove entries for be an "administrator" function, possible relying on a master (local DB) sync to the cloud that would update all of the "slave" devices automatically.
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