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Adding discs to the database by disc id, that already exists in the database
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantgeoffreypaul
Registered: April 3, 2007
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Alright, so I recently did a contribution that got rejected, which is fine, but I want to know how to fix it.

-I put the initial profiles in the database for the new Phantasm Sphere collection box set and the individual child profiles (5 movies and 1 bonus disc). All approved and in the database.

-There is an older Phantasm set that was released a couple years ago. Same movies, older editions.

-In the new box set, a few of the discs are updated, so their disc ids are unique. However a couple of them are (I’m guessing) the same discs ported over from the older set, seeing as how they have disc ids that already exist in the database and they’re from the older set.

-So all my contributions were approved to get them into the database. But for the ones that already had existing disc ids, I changed their locality to get them into the database. So when I put them into the box set as child profiles and tried to update it, it got rejected with the response that some of the locations do not match each other, which I get.


So my question is, I would like to update the box set in the database to include its child profiles, but apparently I have to get the locality to jive up. Is there a way to have two discs in the database with the same id, but have them specific to each boxset? I changed the locality to one of the discs last night and when I tried to submit it, it was just trying to override the existing contribution. I hope all this made sense.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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1. Changing locality to a fake locality is always a no-no!
2. You cannot have two discs with the same ID in your local database.

This is a problem when you have two boxsets that share one or more discs. There is a way around it, but it's not ideal. Here is what you can do.

- Remove the profile from the old boxset and add it to the new boxset instead.
- Create a manual profile for the old boxset.
- Copy/paste the entire content from the regular profile to the manual one (DVD->Copy, DVD->Paste in the menu).
- Now you can contribute the new boxset parent.

Note though that if there is an update contributed to the profile in question, this will only update the regular profile, and you'll have to update the manual profile ... well, manually.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorgreyghost
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Create an alternate version for the disc(s).
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Create an alternate version for the disc(s).

Yeah, you can do it that way. I'm not a big fan of creating multiple profiles for the same disc. It's bad enough that we have umpteen different versions for different releases of a movie.
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Agree with Greyghost. Let the database keep track of the various disc IDs, that is what it was designed for.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorrdodolak
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Quoting GSyren:
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Create an alternate version for the disc(s).

Yeah, you can do it that way. I'm not a big fan of creating multiple profiles for the same disc. It's bad enough that we have umpteen different versions for different releases of a movie.


This is why cover art shouldn't be stored with a disc ID profile.  Discs get reused across multiple releases and now the database is fragmented with a million disc ID clones of the same disc.  Ok, maybe using a million was too strong.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorWigram
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Discs get reused across multiple releases and now the database is fragmented with a million disc ID clones of the same disc.  Ok, maybe using a million was too strong.


Literally a Million? 
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