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Would you use an HDX collection list?
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantMorte
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I wanted to suggest adding a permanent collection list for HDX (or UltraViolet, Digital, Vudu, iTunes, whatever you want to call it).  I wish we could add HDX's to the database in their own category, not using the Blu-ray or DVD, but with the actual HDX properties, not just a tag or something).

I own HDX movies that I don't own a physical disc for, but would still like to include in my collection lists.

Right now I'm handling this with tags, but, I would like to see a more integrated solution.

Thank you for your consideration!! 
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Have you looked at Custom Collection Categories? Tools / Edit Collection Categories in the menu.
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I wish we could add HDX's to the database

I've heard of HDR but what is HDX?
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I wish we could add HDX's to the database

I've heard of HDR but what is HDX?

I was wondering the same thing. I'm assuming it's an acronym somehow related to digital copies, but I've never heard of it before.
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I wish we could add HDX's to the database

I've heard of HDR but what is HDX?


HDX is VUDU's terminology for High Definition digital copies (1080p + (sometimes) Dolby Digital Plus audio)
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I wish we could add HDX's to the database

I've heard of HDR but what is HDX?

HDX is VUDU's terminology for High Definition digital copies

And what is VUDU?
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I wish we could add HDX's to the database

I've heard of HDR but what is HDX?

HDX is VUDU's terminology for High Definition digital copies

And what is VUDU?

VUDU I've heard of. It's the digital copy service used by Wal-Mart.
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I wish we could add HDX's to the database

I've heard of HDR but what is HDX?

HDX is VUDU's terminology for High Definition digital copies

And what is VUDU?

VUDU I've heard of. It's the digital copy service used by Wal-Mart.

HDX should be a Media Type.
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As I mentioned in another thread, I agree that DVD Profiler needs to diversify, I know a good many people here are devoted to the physical media, I am myself for movies I truly care about, but the sad fact is physical medias days are numbered. Media formats come and go, for music think records, 8-tracks, cassettes, CD's (barely holding on at this point) and DVD (never made it off the ground. For video there was Betamax, VHS, CED, LD, DVD (again barely holding on now) and Blu-Ray. DVD and BluRay sales dropped 11% in 2015 while digital sales increased by 18%. In 2016, digital sales overtook physical media which dropped a further 10% from the already diminished 2015 numbers. If DVD Profiler doesn't keep up, it will go out with the DVD. I have always had custom media types for LaserDisc (yes I still have a few dozen), a scant few VHS as well as a Digital category. But I think in order for DVD Profiler to continue and attract new users, it really needs to keep up with the times and add some support for digital purchases.
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A step in the right direction would to at least allow us to catalog the details of the digital copy which comes with the physical copy such as:

Providers (PC/download, iTunes, Google Play, UV, etc.)
HD or SD redemption
Expiration date
Redemption code and if code has been redeemed, etc.
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A step in the right direction would to at least allow us to catalog the details of the digital copy which comes with the physical copy such as:

Providers (PC/download, iTunes, Google Play, UV, etc.)
HD or SD redemption
Expiration date
Redemption code and if code has been redeemed, etc.


In the mean time you can check out the "Digital Download Information" plugin. And I can extend that by more fields (like exoiration date) if you like.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantMark Harrison
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I don't get tracking these codes.  In the time it would take to enter all this into my database, I could have (and already would have) just redeemed the code and been done.  Once I own it digitally, I no longer care what the code was or when it expires.

With the SD vs HD, I recently learned that most of the streaming apps just stream the SD version regardless of what you own.  I had to actually get out my laptop and play something there just to verify that I did indeed own the HD version.  So owning the HD version doesn't mean that's what I get out of Flixster on my iPad.  Still, I could see tracking this information.

The provider is the only field *I* would find value in.  And I honestly doubt I'd ever use it.

Anyway, I'm not against tracking any of this.  I don't fully understand the request.  But if others find it useful, I'd not stand in the way.  I guess I'm just a little curious why people want to track the code and expiration dates.
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I don't get tracking these codes.  In the time it would take to enter all this into my database, I could have (and already would have) just redeemed the code and been done.  Once I own it digitally, I no longer care what the code was or when it expires.

With the SD vs HD, I recently learned that most of the streaming apps just stream the SD version regardless of what you own.  I had to actually get out my laptop and play something there just to verify that I did indeed own the HD version.  So owning the HD version doesn't mean that's what I get out of Flixster on my iPad.  Still, I could see tracking this information.

The provider is the only field *I* would find value in.  And I honestly doubt I'd ever use it.

Anyway, I'm not against tracking any of this.  I don't fully understand the request.  But if others find it useful, I'd not stand in the way.  I guess I'm just a little curious why people want to track the code and expiration dates.

Mark, there are many different reasons for wanting this information.  Some of the reasons, in my case, are as follows:

  • Using the online info to determine whether or not to purchase a specific version; i.e. is the digital copy already expired, does it redeem with the preferred provider, is the digital copy in the right resolution
  • Digital codes are not always redeemed right away; i.e. redemption issues or digital copy is already owned
  • If digital copy is already owned then keeping track of unredeemed codes and expiration dates help if you wish to sell the code later.  Or if the code is supposed to redeem for HD, but there is a current problem where it's only redeeming SD then keeping track of unredeemed codes is useful.
  • Having the code handy in DVDProfiler makes it quicker to retrieve an unredeemed code when looking to redeem/sell a code than having to go pull it from the library

  • In my case, I'm interested in the max (best case) resolution since we may watch digital copies which do support HD streaming on those devices.  Provided resolution is also affected by internet speed and bandwidth issues so there's also the possibility of the resolution being downgraded when streaming.
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    I don't get why Ken hasn't embraced this market years ago, seems it'd be somewhat easy to add and widen the customer base.
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    I think the most essential use of DVD Profiler for me is to not repurchase something I already have in my library.  So I'd REALLY like to know if I already own a movie as a digital copy... at least then I'd be informed even though I'm dedicated to physical media until internet streaming is superior quality to physical media.  (Won't be for a while!)

    Thanks!

    Dave
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    I think the most essential use of DVD Profiler for me is to not repurchase something I already have in my library.  So I'd REALLY like to know if I already own a movie as a digital copy... at least then I'd be informed even though I'm dedicated to physical media until internet streaming is superior quality to physical media.  (Won't be for a while!)

    Thanks!

    Dave

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