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Fixed a small bug that Karsten found.
If you double clicked outside of the data area in the Credit window, you would get an error message.
It doesn't cause any problem other than being annoying, but I've fixed it anyway.
The current version is 1.1.2, but since this is a just a cosmetic problem there is not much reason to upgrade from 1.1.1 if you don't have an unquenchable desire to have the latest version. 
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Wow, I didn't expect anyone to have that perfect a database!
There can, of course, still be discrepancies. If, for example, you have "A. J. Bakunas" in one profile, and "AJ Bakunas" in another, but neither has a Credited As, then my tool won't find them.
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Did you actually have Cast checked in the export?
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Quoting mediadogg:
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Quoting GSyren:
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Thanks TraunStaa! It's always nice to hear that someone appreciates the effort.
By the way, I have tried to abandon several programs, but they just don't seem to let me do it.
It took an act from Amazon ... 

Maybe you didn't notice this thread? I think it got fixed?

My understanding was that it requires that enough purchases are made through DJ's link. That's not really a fix, in my opinion. Or did I misunderstand?
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Thanks TraunStaa! It's always nice to hear that someone appreciates the effort.
By the way, I have tried to abandon several programs, but they just don't seem to let me do it.
It took an act from Amazon ... 
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It turned out the fix to ProfilerData.dll wasn't as complicated as I feared, so I took care of the problem with missing Crew. So now you can exclude anything in the export, and the program will not crash. You can even exclude Cast without causing a crash, but it will rather limit the usefulness 

To sweeten things a little bit, I have included a help file now, in version 1.1.1.
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Good to hear that it's working for you, Scott! Thanks for your feedback.

By the way, I just tested checking Crew and setting the max number to zero. That works. You get an empty <Credit/> tag for every profile. Just in case file space is critical ...
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The post above was a middle-of-the-night answer, and perhaps a bit too brief. So let me explain a bit better.

In a full export, there is always a section for crew. If there is no crew in the profile, there is still a placeholder, a <Credits/> tag. If you make an export with the Crew checkbox unchecked, there will be no placeholder in the XML file. That's what causes the problem.

Had I been aware of this back when I created ProfilerData.dll I could have taken this in account. Going back in there now seems more work than the problem is worth. So, for now at least, it is a requirement that a full export is used.
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Although CreditVariants does not use the crew information, the underlaying DLL that reads the XML file does expect it to be present. Try exporting everything, and the program should work, I hope.
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Quoting AiAustria:
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I think, I have to investigate into your achievments a little bit deeper...

Go for it! I'm here if you have any questions. I'm especially proud of ProfilerQuery. God knows how many hundreds of hours that I have puy into that one by now... 
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One thing that is worth to remember:

Don't assume that the most common name in your collection is the most common name in the online database. Looking at the example in my screenshot, I might assume that the common name should be "A. J. Buckley". Not so, the most common variant according to the CLT is "AJ Buckley".

So look before you leap!
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Yes and yes, sort of. I prefer to export just Owned, but you can export everything if you want.
For easy export, you may want to create a command file. A text file to export everything can look like this:

ClearAllFilters
ExportXMLAll E:\DvdProfilerExport\AllCollection.xml


Or if you want just Owned:

CollectionType Owned
ClearAllFilters
ExportXMLFiltered E:\DvdProfilerExport\Owned.xml


Save the text file somewhere where you can find it again    and use File / Run command file to execute it. (And you probably want to specify a different path for saving the XML file.)

Or, if you want to keep an up-to-date XML export without any effort, you might take a look at DvdpScheduler.
I personally use that to export my Owned collection every night, and take a backup twice a month.

Edit: Actually when I think about it, you probably don't need the ClearAllFilters when exporting everything, just when you want to export a specifiy collection.
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Oops, I did it again!

I released a program only to find a bug the very next day. I thought I had tested it well, and then I double clicked on a name that contained an apostrophy, and BOOM! 

Oh, well, that gave me a reason to implement a new feature at the same time as I fixed the bug. Entries with inconsistent names - that is, entries that need a common name fix - are now displayed in red (and italics, for those who may be color blind).



Get version 1.1.0 now! (Before I find another bug  )
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I started out planning to expand the functionality of my program NameCheck. However, halfway through the first attempt to create the new version I realized that it was a mistake. The program that I was trying to create did not have the same goal as NameCheck. NameCheck was specifically written to  find "cross contaminating" credits. By that i mean that you have "A credited as B" in some profiles and "B credited as A" in others.

So I decided that this new this development was going to become its own program, now named CreditVariants. It was inspired by DJ Doena's plugin "Find Name Duplicates". If it had turned out to do exactly the same thing as his plugin, then I probably would have discarded it.

It took me three tries to get the functionality that I intended. And when I compared it to DJ's plugin I was surprised to see how different it turned out to be. We clearly use different methods to find variants. DJ finds some that I don't find and I find some that DJ doesn't find.

One marked difference is that DJ's plugin takes a l-o-n-g time to process the collection. That is (at least partly) because DJ processes both cast and crew. In this version I only target cast. I may add crew in a later version, if anyone asks for it.

If you already have an XML export file, then CreditVariants is quite fast. Even if you have to do an export, it's faster than the plugin.

Anyway, enough chit-chat. Here is what it looks like:



I would suggest that you test both CreditVariants and DJ's plugin, so you can see for yourself which one does what.
You can download version 1.0 of CreditVariants here.
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Agreed.
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Hm, I thought I tried selecting and moving, but I guess not.
Probably not much better to do it in CastCrewCheck, then.
But this is a bit off topic. Thanks, AiAustria.
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Interesting!

The problem seems to stem from the fact that the divider has been incorrectly added as episode divider, rather than group divider. If you edit the divider and change it to a group divider you should be able to edit both sections.

That leaves the question of how to add credits to crews in titles that actually have episodes. I haven't found a way to do that directly in Profiler. They seem to always end up in the last episode, and cannot be moved to another episode. One work-around might be to copy the crew to CastCrewCheck and edit it there, then copy it back. Anyone have a better solution?
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I have read the rules and I don't see where you can prove your point except under Box Set rules which does not apply so we will need to agree to disagree.

I will read any further comments and thoughts on this thread but I think it is a waste of time for me to continue to address the matter.

I too have read the rules and I don't see where you can prove your point.

In 18 years of profiling I can't recall coming across anyone arguing that bonus material discs should be entered as child profiles. I may not have a collection anywhere near the size of yours, but I have over 700 two or three disc single movie titles, and none of them have been entered with child profiles.

But, as you say, it may be pointless for the two of us to keep arguing, so I'll just wait and see if anyone else will pitch in and support your view.
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Are you saying that one should ignore the fact that there are 3 discs and only enter 1 and ignore the other 2?

Yes and no. One enters them as discs in the Discs section of the profile and describes the contents of the bonus discs in the Features section. One does not create separate profiles for them.

The only time one creates a separate profile for bonus materials is if the disc contains materials regarding more than one movie, because in that case one cannot associate the contents with a specific profile (since each movie will have a separate profile).
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If you add children to a profile, you are in effect creating a box set. That is why this thread turns into a discussion about box set rules.

You are asking how to enter data into a profile that should not exist. There can be no answer to that.
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I would simply tick both the "Black & White" and "Colorized" checkboxes, and leave it at that. If it's exactly the same content, with exactly the same credits, I don't see the need for child profiles.

I agree.
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Please show me the rules that supports your viewpoint.

Like I said, it's not specifically mentioned in the rules, but I think it's obvious if you read between the lines.

If it's not allowed to create a child for bonus materials for a single film in a boxset, why should it be allowed to do so for a non-boxset? And - if you do create children, then you are in effect creating a box set.
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I have seen it, and I maintain that it's wrong.
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I have thousands and thousands of profiles that have been entered this way

I have a feeling that you're exaggerating, but if not then you have thousands and thousands of incorrectly entered profiles. In my opinion.
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For a non-boxset release the only time we add a child profile is if it is a combo, or if it has a bonus feature. We do not add child profiles for other discs.

This may not be specifically stated in the rules, but when you add discs to a profile, the first disc you add automatically gets labeled "Main Feature", subsequent discs get labeled "Bonus Materials". This clearly implies that bonus material discs belong to the main (and only) profile.

So your question is moot.
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It's a normal two disc release. Main feature on disc 1, special features on disc 2.
It should not have any child profiles.
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