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Quoting DJ Doena:
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Quoting GSyren:
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Not sure that there would be enough users that care that deeply about getting cast and crew exactly as credited that there would be sufficient demand for a cast-and-crew profile collection.


Especially since it is unclear on how a database restore actually effects the cast & crew database. It's still unclear to me when a non-birthyear actor gets merged with a birthyear actor.

Even more so that a change of a common name can destroy a precisely audited profile.

You're talking about database restore. I don't think that backup/restore would be a viable way of sharing profiles anyway.
However, with profile files you get the same control as you do when you download an updated profile from Invelos.

That said, I'm still not very optimistic about the idea.
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Quoting CubbyUps:
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Perhaps instead of profile by profile, what about just sharing manual profiles for movies/tv series seasons.

So, that would be mainly for cast and crew? Sure, that could be done, but ...

If Invelos servers were gone, then Invelos rules would be gone, too. And if the rules were gone, I for one would just copy cast and crew from IMDb. It may not be perfect, but good enough for me. And I'm sure a lot of other users would feel the same.

Not sure that there would be enough users that care that deeply about getting cast and crew exactly as credited that there would be sufficient demand for a cast-and-crew profile collection.
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DOH! Fixed one problem, created another.



OK, not a serious problem, but still. CastCrewCheck 2.19.3 should work the way I intended. I hope ...
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Quoting mediadogg:
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Backup is one way of sharing profiles. But if you just want to share single profiles, there is another, rather unsung, method.

Use File / Create Profile File to create a profile file from the selected profile. Then the recipient just has to open that file, and Profiler will use it either to add that profile, or - if it is an existing profile - to update the existing profile from it (with the same update page as if you downloaded it from the online).

Aha! That's the one I was trying to remember in a previous post!

Yeah, I guess in theory it could be possible to create an online database of such profile files, if Invelos shuts down it's servers. In practice I think it would be too little to late. There would be too few interested users to build anything like a useful database. And of course it wouldn't provide anything like the features of Invelos' database anyway.
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CastCrewCheck 2.19.2

Fixed two minor problems:
- After an entry was edited it would be moved to the first unchecked position. Now entries are only moved when they are just checked or added, not when they are edited.
- Crew entries were not moved to the first unchecked position when added.
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Backup is one way of sharing profiles. But if you just want to share single profiles, there is another, rather unsung, method.

Use File / Create Profile File to create a profile file from the selected profile. Then the recipient just has to open that file, and Profiler will use it either to add that profile, or - if it is an existing profile - to update the existing profile from it (with the same update page as if you downloaded it from the online).
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Quoting DarklyNoon:
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you will be able to enter and catalogue your DVD/Blu-ray titles till the end of time, only thing that can happen is that the online database vanishes at some point.

Yeah, unless Microsoft does something stupid that makes the program unusable if it is not updated. 
It's not like something like that hasn't happened before ...
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ProfilerQuery 3.30.0

Added HDR10 and Dolby Vision under Format, for those of you who are into 4K.
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Quoting dee1959jay:
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Anyway: many thanks for all the work you continue to put in. Much appreciated!

Thanks! Always nice to hear that someone appreciates the effort. 
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Fixed a couple of bugs in Genre selection. Now version 1.5.1.
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But CSVexport is for the desktop program, not iOS.
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Tip: Saveing a flag set for the 5% run and loading it in Profiler will make it easier to spot those children that need to be excluded. Just remember to re-export your collection after you have flagged them.

PS. Have you created a command file to facilitate exporting your collection? If not, you really should. There is a detailed explanation in the help file for ProfilerQuery (under Bells and Whistles) if you don't know how to do it. Or see here.
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And here it is!



You can now set a percentage (0.0 to 5.0 in 1/10 % steps) acceptable difference between the running time stated in the parent and the combined running time of the children.

If you run it at 5.0 % you should find the worst "offenders". Some of these may have discs that should not be counted. If so, you can create a tag for those child profiles and specify that tag here, and they will not be counted.

If you see box set parents at 5% that don't have special content discs, then something is obviously wrong. But don't automatically assume that it is the parent runtime that is wrong. It may just as well be one (or more) of the children that have an incorrect runtime. Some research may be needed to know what changs should be made. Use responsibly 

Obviously 5.0% is a very large deviation. Once you have weeded out the worst cases you will probably want to rerun the check with a lower setting. Rounding errors should not account for more than 0.5%.

Will version 1.5.0 be the one that the fat lady sings to? Only time will tell.
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It seems that the fat lady hasn't sung yet, as far as BoxSetInfo is concerned.

I received a suggestion for how to handle running times, that made a lot of sense.
So expect a "finaller" version in the near future. 

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Quoting wolfman6:
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I constantly get profiles with inaccurate information

Constantly? That sounds like a bit of an exaggeration to me.

One thing that Ken has said, that - of course - isn't mentioned in the rules, is that contributions with some errors may be accepted if the contributions contain mainly good information, and that the incorrect information can be corrected later. I'm not sure I'm entirely happy with this, as I often see comments like "The contribution was accepted, so obviously Invelos is OK with this".
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I stand corrected. Both Arrow Academy and Arrow Video have Arrow Films in the miniscule fine print at the bottom of the back cover. I had to use a magnifying glass to read it. Old eyes...

In that case I withdraw my objections. I guess I'll agree with ObiKen and go with the first option.
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Going through all my box sets I found that I wanted to make two more adjustments to BoxSetInfo.

1. I rearramged to order of the non-compliance notes so they are now in the same order as the tabs in DVD Profiler. So Production Year and Running Time come first, then Features, then Audio and Subtitles, etc.

2. I found it a bit awkward to delete cast and crew, so now when the popup window has focus you can press Ctrl-A to get an empty cast list on the clipboard, and Ctrl-C to get an empty crew list. Then you can just paste them into Cast and Crew respectively in Profiler.

Since I have go through all my box sets now, it is unlikely that I'll find anything more to change by myself. However if anyone else has a request I will certainly consider it.

The final (?) version is 1.4.0.
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The problem, as I see it, is that in many cases Arrow Films is not credited anywhere; not on the packaging or in any video logo. At least that was the case for the Arrow Video titles that I checked.

"The Big Knife" on the other hand had only Arrow Academy on the box, but had an Arrow Films video logo. So they are not consistent.

Using Arrow Films where it is not credited anywhere requires knowledge of the company structure. You would have to know the difference between studios being owned by a parent and "studios" that are just a brand label.

This is contrary to "as credited" which seems to be the general rule for DVD Profiler. It may be easy when it comes to a well known company like Arrow, but what about other studios? With companies owning companies owning companies, how can we distinguish "real" studios from studio labels? It kind of seems like a slippery slope to me.
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A little bit of a hidden feature that you may not have noticed:
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Egad! I'm slipping in my testing!
Found a bug in Settings. Checking Optional checks did not enable the checkboxes with less than you saved the settings and reopened it. 

Fixed in 1.3.1.
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KISS - Keep It Simple, Stupid!

That's an old advice that I have sometimes passed on to younger developers. I wish I had taken my own advice. 

My initial though for Genres was to just have Televison - include or exclude. That would have been simple. But no ... I had to go all hog and make it complicated. The way it works in 1.2 is if a genre is checked, the profile is included. Sounded fine in my head. What I forgot to take into account is that if you uncheck Television, that will only exclude television profiles if they have no other genres checked.

So, now the Genre checkboxes are three-state. Note, though, that they don't work exactly like the Genre filter in Profiler.



The "boxmark" for Television means it will be excluded, no matter what other genres the profile may have. See also the updated help file. I hope I don't have to re-polish the bells and whistles again. 

Version 1.3.0
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Well, I have realized that the bells are a bit, well, lacking.
I'm working on polishing them...
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Added a few bells and whistles in version 1.2.0.



Optional checks lets you include checks for fields that are not explicitly forbidden by the rules, but that you may feel do not belong in a box set parent.

In the Genres tab you can unselect genres that you do not wish to include. This is perhaps most useful for Television, which is a bit special, but you can exclude any genre you wish.

I have also added a popup window that hovers over Profiler after you have double-clicked a row in the Non-compliance tab. This small window shows which non-compliant items the program found.

You can read more about it in the updated help file.
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Updated to version 1.1.0 with the following additions:

- You can save a flag set of the resullt from the different tabs (see help file).
- Settings window added where you can unselect items you don't want reported.
- You can also configure that double-clicking a row should open the profile for editing in Profiler (rather than just selecting it).
- There is an "Always of top" function in the menu.
- Help file added.
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Quoting Cyrille:
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0. Don't have a 4K TV and player.

Ditto. I have a 40” TV and don't really have space for anything much bigger. Would have to go to 55” for 4K.
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