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Import From MyMovies.xml
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantAdrian Wright
Registered: April 9, 2007
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Thank you very much for the offer of the help mediadogg, it is appreciated. Tried the sample XML that Mithi sent to me and it worked like a charm.

Just got to be patient now whilst he converts all of my titles very kindly for me 
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Thank you very much for the offer of the help mediadogg, it is appreciated. Tried the sample XML that Mithi sent to me and it worked like a charm.

Just got to be patient now whilst he converts all of my titles very kindly for me 

No worries ...

I enjoy the collaboration with wizards such as Mithi to help other users.
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantAdrian Wright
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You are both very helpful and for that I am grateful 

Once Mithi has kindly converted my XML, I can then get on with migrating back to DVDP
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantAdrian Wright
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Sorry to ressurect this thread but I am in need of help again if at all possible.

I have been using mymovies now and realise that the grass is not always greener.

If someone could point me in the direction of how to convert the mymovies xml file (again) , it would be appreciated.

I do not want to waste anyones valuable time and would appreciate any help at all 
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Sorry to ressurect this thread but I am in need of help again if at all possible.

I have been using mymovies now and realise that the grass is not always greener.

If someone could point me in the direction of how to convert the mymovies xml file (again) , it would be appreciated.

I do not want to waste anyones valuable time and would appreciate any help at all 

The best help you can give is to go back and do the research you are asking us to do. Successful efforts, including your own, are well documented in the various threads. I started reading them and suddenly said to myself "oh wait, why am I doing this legwork?"

After you do the research, come back and let us know what you are still missing. Your request is not exactly fair. Could you at least get started and come back when you hit a specific snag? 
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantLowpro
Registered: March 14, 2007
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For the record, the grass is greener on the DVD Profiler side.  As a tool purely to catalog your collection there is no contest.  In a never ending multitude of ways there is no contest.  My Movies can't hold a candle to DVD Profiler, both the PC based application and mobile apps.  The only thing My Movies has going for it is the ability to initiate playback of your collection as well.  I have my Blu-ray collection cataloged in DVD Profiler as well as My Movies.  I browse and initiate playback of my Blu-ray discs using My Movies for WMC7.  That's all I use My Movies for.  The true home of my Blu-ray collection is within DVD Profiler, the PC based application and mobile apps.  That being said, I manually added titles to DVD Profiler, so I can't speak to what you're trying to do here.  Good luck.
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... The only thing My Movies has going for it is the ability to initiate playback of your collection as well....


Sure would be nice to have something like that in DVD Profiler. 

Oh wait ... (hint: My Links and/or LoadDVD)
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorMallrat
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... The only thing My Movies has going for it is the ability to initiate playback of your collection as well....


Sure would be nice to have something like that in DVD Profiler. 

Oh wait ... (hint: My Links and/or LoadDVD)

I just point to a profile and say Initiate playback. And then my wife gets up and loads the disc.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorMithi
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So I finally got around to do some XSL-work, but as I said before:
"And I hope there is a special place in Hell reserved for whoever came up with the idea to store dates in this horrid format: '2/24/2013 8:12:32 PM' "
For some reason I couldn't get the search&replace do my biddings, so I bit the bullet and wrote some lines of XSLT that can transform such atrocities into proper ISO-dated.

Adrian: I have send you the link to the profiler-backup, hope there isn't too much missing.
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantAdrian Wright
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Thanks Mithi, I did indeed receive the new file which you have very kindly converted for me.

Unfortunately, 90% of the profiles will not update as they fail to connect and update when connecting to the Invelos servers.

Again, thank you for your help and I did not realise with the reactions received above that I was being such a burden 
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Thanks Mithi, I did indeed receive the new file which you have very kindly converted for me.

Unfortunately, 90% of the profiles will not update as they fail to connect and update when connecting to the Invelos servers.

Again, thank you for your help and I did not realise with the reactions received above that I was being such a burden 

Your description of the problem does not seem to have anything to do with the profiles. I applaud Mithi's efforts to help you. Why not return the favor and give some more details of the error, and / or some screen shots so that he can understand the issue? Otherwise, it would be a poor reward for all his efforts.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorMithi
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Unfortunately, 90% of the profiles will not update as they fail to connect and update when connecting to the Invelos servers.

More like ~50% for me, but still way too much. The main problem is most likely the Locality, because the best guesswork is still guesswork.
E.g. "Black Hawk Down" is as Locality "United Kingdom" in the converted DB, but it is indeed as a United States Profile in the Profiler Maindatabse under that UPC, so switch of Locality is in order.

To solve the problem on a larger scale you'll need BulkEdit for some data-polishing.
Filter all "not updated yet" title without Locality and switch them to e.g. United States, and start a new profile update.
Repeat the process with switching all still unrecognized US to UK, all UK to US and so forth, always with an update in between. That should bring down the number of unrecognized profiles significally.
Mithi's little XSLT tinkering - the power of XML          Store and find Alternative Covers
The DVD Profiler Wiki - DVDProKB:Community - recent additions: 'Workaround for "Paste and Append Crew"-problem' and 'Making mass changes'
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I'm confused, was the XML imported with BulkEdit? We (yes I mean "we" because I got a lot of help from the DVD Profiler community) spent a lot of time on its locality guessing. I plan to improve it based on some new ideas, but I remember that we used to get 70 - 90%. But in any case, yes I agree it should be fairly simple task to do a bulk change of locality using BulkEdit.
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I'm confused, was the XML imported with BulkEdit?

Yes it was. I assigned localities in the converting from MyMovies to Profiler based on place of purchase to get full <ID>'s
Was this counter productive?    Better chances with just <UPC>?
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Quoting mediadogg:
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I'm confused, was the XML imported with BulkEdit?

Yes it was. I assigned localities in the converting from MyMovies to Profiler based on place of purchase to get full <ID>'s
Was this counter productive?    Better chances with just <UPC>?

Yes, if you assign localities, then BulkEdit will respect them and it defeats the locality guessing algorithms. So, assign them only when you know they are correct. Maybe you forgot, but you were one of the major contributors to a detailed discussion on locality guessing, that I then coded into BulkEdit. We used to get 70% or more during that project. Maybe give it a try?

Just as a reminder, BulkEdit locality guessing looks at the GS1 assignment for the specific UPC, and also uses the rating (if available), as a predictor of locality. There are some ratings that exist for only one locality! In any case, the rating usually helps to reduce the possibilities. There is also code that tries to take release date and other metadata into account, when available, to break the tie when multiple localities are guessed.

One of the future changes I want to put in is a default locality option. Today, the default is locality 0 ( US), but I would like to let the user decide.
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