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Ignorance is bliss
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Registered: March 14, 2007
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Ignorance is bliss, or so they say. If you think that's true when it comes to your DVD collection, then this is a cautionary tale for you.

I was looking at some older profiles, and noticed than some of them had very rudimentary crew information, often just director. So I thought I would see which ones needed fixing. I turned to my trusty know-your-collection tool (i.e. ProfilerQuery). I added a few selection criteria to filter out profiles that did not interest me, Television, Documentaries and a few others. And I ended up with this:

That should give me a manageable set of profiles to fix. Or so I thought. Holy crap! I actually got over 200 profiles.  At this point I could have walked away and said "Forget about it!" But of course I couldn't. So I added ^e!w as a command in the settings for ProfilerQuery. That would take me directly to the Profiler crew page when I double clicked an entry is the query result. I also started DJ Doena's Cast/Crew Edit, and I went to work.

I gathered crew info from IMDb for all those profiles. I tagged the profiles, marking that they have data from IMDb, so I wouldn't inadvertently contribute them before verifying the crew info against the actual credits. Even with the help of these tools, this took quite a bit of time. But eventually I got it done.

Now I checked how many profiles I had tagged as containing IMDb data. It wasn't just the ones that I had just worked on. I had quite a few others that I had added from IMDb earlier. So a quick check revealed that 334 (!) profiles contained IMDb data. No way am I going to dig out all 334 DVDs (or Blurays) and watch their credits to check them against the profiles. But on the other hand I can't just ignore all of them either. Just deciding which ones to fix will be a headache in itself, even before starting the fixing.

So if you have a large collection (like me), and you're a bit OCD about the details, beware! Ignorance is bliss!
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributordee1959jay
Registered: March 19, 2007
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Ha! Ignorance is bliss, indeed. More and more I'm convinced the DVD format will be dead and buried before we get around to fixing all profiles we own that need fixing.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorcvermeylen
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You might want to post a list, some profiles may have been verified in other localities. You could copy cast & crew from those. That is if people are willing to confirm which profiels they audited. Would save you a sh*tload of time...
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorwidescreenforever
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agree with cvermeylen ..

you could have a title that is saved in all formats and all localities that is i.e. say 20 upc codes of the very  same title.. one of the titles ( yours) is not up to date  just copy and paste from a saved profile and make sure you make note of what upc you got the info from ..  9 out 10 times it gets approved ..

I do this quite often for new blue titles of an old Movie title .. and to to do all  that work for one title that is already approved 19 times already else where is the way to go..

if a member has an issue with it and votes no .,  I hope that member takes it upon themselves to then make the correct contribution ..
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantmovie_madness
Registered: August 7, 2007
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A lot of other catalog programs have BUILT-IN link to IMDb, and it is sad that the best program of its kind, DVD Profiler, doesn't.  The Cast&Crew 2 plugin is nice, but as mentioned earlier, it is not much of a time-saver as it still requires a lot of mouse-clicks and copying-and-pasting.  In the early 2000s, when DVD Profiler came out and IMDb was still in its relative infancy and not very reliable, ignoring IMDb would seem like a smart move, but now it seems just dumb now.  Like it or not, IMDb is the most complete database of its kind though not 100% perfect.  But imagine what a time-saver it would've been had DVDP had it built-in.  Having 100% curated info collected by real humans is nice, but how is it working out exactly after all these years?  DVDP would be long dead (and we too) and we still wouldn't achieve a satisfactory level of completeness of data.  I have LONG ditched DVDP in favor of a catalog program I designed myself which can import IMDb cast & crew automatically and effortlessly, saving humongous time while still having more complete info than most of you.
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