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Quoting Deacon78:
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B.J.Britt      5 titles / 26 profiles

Not to be pedantic, but the common name of this variation is ALWAYS B./J./Britt. It's even automatically submitted like that.

So the common name is either B./J./Britt or BJ/Britt.

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Quoting GSyren:
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if I could take anything from My Movies for DVDP, it would be the color bar that indicates how complete a profile is

That's an interesting idea. But how would one weigh the importance of the different fields? Would every field count the same? And if all fields have some data, would that mean that the profile is "complete"? DVD Profiler's inability to distinguish between no data and missing data is troublesome. A profile for a title that has no subtitles would never be considered complete, for example.

Here's a list: https://www.mymovies.dk/how-to/written-documentation.aspx?Page=Contribution%20Introduction
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Quoting marcelb7:
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Last weekend I tried out 2 other database programs: Movie Collector (from Collectorz.com) and My Movies. Only tried the desktop programs, not the mobile apps.

To my surprise, I got a very nice mail from Brian Binnerup who runs My Movies. Add a "+" for customer support (which I should have added anyway, because theirs lots of interaction and feedback on their forum, along with regular software updates).
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Quoting rdodolak:
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Quoting marcelb7:
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Anyone who has contributed DiscID profiles with AnyDVD running, should flag these DVD profiles for removal, and resubmit.


Why should these [be] flagged for removal when a certain Windows 10 update is the issue.

Because the profile ID is generated from the Disc ID. It would be confusing if the two were different.
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Trying to establish the common name for Carol/Carole Harrison: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0365512

Carole Harrison: (11 titles, 7 confirmed)
Bergerac: The Complete Fifth Series
Brush Strokes: Series 1 (confirmed by AiAustria)
Brush Strokes: Series 2 (confirmed by AiAustria)
Brush Strokes: The Complete Series Three & Four (confirmed by AiAustria) No separate release of S3 and S4
Brush Strokes: The Complete Series Five & Six (confirmed by AiAustria) No separate release of S5 and S6
The Chief: The Complete First Series (confirmed by Nosferatu)
Dramarama: Volume One
The Elephant Man (confirmed by Marcelb7)
Loose Connections
Minder: Series 4 (confirmed by Nosferatu)
Within These Walls: The Complete Fifth Series

Carol Harrison: (6 titles, 3 confirmed)
Eszkimó asszony fázik
Get Back: Complete Series One And Two
Human Traffic (confirmed by AiAustria)
Kavanagh Q.C.: Series 1 (+ episode The Sweetest Thing) (confirmed by Nosferatu)
Night of the Living Dead 3D
A Touch of Frost: Series 5 (+ episode Penny for the Guy) (confirmed by Nosferatu)

Removed 'Episode', 'Part', 'Volume' and 'Complete' releases for Kavanagh Q.C., Minder, A Touch of Frost. As usual, TV releases are a mess....
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Quoting scotthm:
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Quoting marcelb7:
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Movie Collector:
- No nested box sets.
- No disc ID support.


My Movies:
- No local database. Everything's done online, and every change requires a sync.

So, these are (for me) not viable alternatives to DVD Profiler.

These were my dealbreakers too.
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Quoting GSyren:
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Quoting marcelb7:
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if I could take anything from My Movies for DVDP, it would be the color bar that indicates how complete a profile is

That's an interesting idea. But how would one weigh the importance of the different fields? Would every field count the same? And if all fields have some data, would that mean that the profile is "complete"? DVD Profiler's inability to distinguish between no data and missing data is troublesome. A profile for a title that has no subtitles would never be considered complete, for example.

I think each field is counted equal. Subtitles are counted as well, because there's an option 'No subtitles'.

I've already uninstalled, but it looks like these are counted: title, format/media type, region, production year, country (of origin), audio, subtitle, video format, aspect ratio, running time, release date, case type, rating, genres, studio, distributor, disc id, cover images (must be at least 300dpi; my 'old' DVDP images weren't good enough... ouch!).
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Last weekend I tried out 2 other database programs: Movie Collector (from Collectorz.com) and My Movies. Only tried the desktop programs, not the mobile apps.

Both programs draw heavily from IMDB data. While that saves a lot of time, a lot of it is incomplete, or at least not as complete as DVDP's data.

Here are my thoughts.

Movie Collector:
+ Easy to add new titles.
+ Import from DVD Profiler is available. Haven't tried it yet, because the trial version only allows 50 titles.
+ Tabs for different collection section (ie. Owned / Ordered / Wishlist / Etc.).
+ Easy to change screen layout
+ Easy to pick fields and sort your collection list(s).
+ Easy to submit profile updates, including crew and cast.
+ No common name discussions.
+ Easy to update value lists of fields like audio, subtitles, studios, genres, etc.
+ Excellent support.
+ Regular program updates.
+ Online collection.
- Cast/crew data draws heavily from IMDB. There's an option to unlink your profile from the general movie data in their Core, so you can add your own crew and cast. However, crew options are limited.
- Data quality is not great.
- Details display template is not easy to update. Requires a lot of coding knowledge.
- No nested box sets.
- No disc ID support.
- No locality support, as far as I can tell.
- Cast/crew are not clickable.
- General movie data (the CLZ Core) is set for all versions: Title, original title, synopsis, crew and cast. That means that overview text, running time and local crew/cast for animated features can't be submitted for general use.

Movie Collector is very easy to use, and the layout is very easy to customize. Their support is outstanding, with regular program updates. I don't like the lack of disc ids or limited profile info in their online database (Core).

My Movies:
+ Lots of profiles are in their database.
+ Pretty easy to import large DVDP collections.
+ You get a mail with all the UPCs that couldn't be imported
+ Disc ID supported (including an update for the Windows 10 Disc ID issue!).
+ Easy to update disc details.
+ Nested box sets.
+ Locality support.
+ Color bar that indicates how much of the profile is completed, with helpful hints which fields are incomplete.
+ Support for Cyrillic and Asian characters.
+ No endless discussions about common names.
+ You can earn points by submitting updates. The points allow you to purchase other sections of the program, such as converting discs to files on your hard drive/server.
+ Online collection. Can be switched on or off too.
- SLOOOOOOOOWWWWW. Good lord, it's slow.... The initial import/sync took about 6 hours on my fairly new & fast PC. Click on anything, and it just freezes.
- Requires installation of about 10 additional SQL programs.
- While importing DVDP collections is easy, they only use the UPC to set up your collection. All the rest is skipped. None of my saved film details, crew, cast or personal info are imported 
- No local database. Everything's done online, and every change requires a sync.
- No tabs. A workaround is to use filters. The filter section is quite elaborate, though.
- The collection list on the left side of the screen can't be customized. Just title and collection number, that's it. No way to view edition, release date, locality, release year, or any other field, never mind sort your list by any of these fields.
- Cast/crew data from IMDB. Crew is limited to a few sections.
- Cast/crew are not clickable.
- Rigid parsing for box set titles, including numbers for movies. 
- Renumber collection can only be done for all items. And it's extremely slow.
- No 'cancel, skip, repeat for all items' dialog in mass changes. After trying out the program, I wanted to delete my entire collection. Every profile deletion had to be sync'd (sloooow), and I had to click yes for every single box set. Took me hours to get it done.

I'm not going to switch to either of these programs, but if I could take anything from My Movies for DVDP, it would be the color bar that indicates how complete a profile is, Windows 10 disc ID issue, and the support of Cyrillic and Asian characters.

On another note, I would have LOVED to see DVDP integrated with Filmogs. Filmogs was set up by the creators of Discogs, which is by far the best music catalog and marketplace in the world. If they would have used the same layout and data structure on Filmogs, fed with data from DVDP, then it would have been great. Add a marketplace, and it would have been awesome. Alas, they pulled the plug last year. Lack of interest, I suppose...
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Trying to establish the common name for Carol/Carole Harrison: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0365512

Carol Harrison: (8 titles, 3 confirmed)
Brush Strokes: Series 1
Brush Strokes: Series 2
Eszkimó asszony fázik
Get Back: Complete Series One And Two
Human Traffic (confirmed by AiAustria)
Kavanagh Q.C.: Series 1 (+ episode The Sweetest Thing) (confirmed by Nosferatu)
Night of the Living Dead 3D
A Touch of Frost: Series 5 (+ episode Penny for the Guy) (confirmed by Nosferatu)

Carole Harrison: (9 titles, 3 confirmed)
Bergerac: The Complete Fifth Series
Brush Strokes: Series 1
Brush Strokes: The Complete Series Three & Four
The Chief: The Complete First Series (confirmed by Nosferatu)
Dramarama: Volume One
The Elephant Man (confirmed by Marcelb7)
Loose Connections
Minder: Series 4 (confirmed by Nosferatu)
Within These Walls: The Complete Fifth Series

Removed 'Episode', 'Part', 'Volume' and 'Complete' releases for Kavanagh Q.C., Minder, A Touch of Frost. As usual, TV releases are a mess....
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• Does this affect (more) recent updates of AnyDVD? Which version(s) give the proper DiscID?

I have version 8.5.0.0. When AnyDVD is enabled, you'll get the 'old' DiscID. Scanning the DVD with AnyDVD running, will find it in the DVDP databas if it's there. 'New' DiscIDs are never found in the database when scanning the DVD.
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• Does this affect UHD DiscID, or is it mostly prone to give invalid DiscID's for DVD's?

As far as I can tell, it only affects DVD's. Not blu-rays or UHD.
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• What are the reliable workarounds, and are there different scenarios?

If there's no DiscID info in the database (either in the Disc Info field, or as a standalone DiscID profile), then we should submit the regular DiscID, without the interference of AnyDVD. We should consider that most contributors are not familiar with the disc id issues.

The unfortunate thing is that the new DVD DiscIDs (the ones that are scanned without running AnyDVD) are not recognized by the DVDP program. That would require a program update.... Ken? Hello? Anyone??

Anyone who has contributed DiscID profiles with AnyDVD running, should flag these DVD profiles for removal, and resubmit.
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I have recently bought a BD 4K UHD drive. Pioneer BDR-212UHT to be specific. With it, I intend to submit all UHD discs I have bought and will buy.
I have a "monster PC" for that drive.
Will I (we!) encounter any problems?

I also have another "work" PC, on which I run both Win 10 and Win 7, and I have another BD drive for it. So thusly I could contribute non 4K BD DiscID's with that setup.

I absolutely do not want to poison the DB neither locally nor online with bad DiscID's and I must say I am also worried that those that are contributed nowadays may be faulty.

Again, only for DVD's.
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I would definitely consider purchasing an AnyDVD license given it will work as intended.

If we reach a consensus (or if there's an update to the contribution rules....) about not using AnyDVD for DVD contributions, then you shouldn't have to buy it.
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Last but not least: has anyone tried to actually contact Microsoft about this?
I absolutely believe in trying that. If need be, we could team up to make our voices heard more loudly.

Way back there was a ticket submitted to Microsoft Developers, but it was up to 10 supporters or something like that. I think you're overestimating the power of the DVDP community 
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However I don't really grasp where in all this the problems lie: Win 10 itself, AnyDVD or the optical drives? Or DVDProfiler?

The initial change came from Win10, but my opinion is that DVDP should have been updated to work correctly.

Also, an important thing to mention once more, is that the DiscID issue only affects DVD's. Most of today's contributions are blu-ray and UHD, and there are no DiscID issues with these formats. Personally, I've never cared for HD formats. I'm still a big fan of DVD's, and I still contribute new ones, even if I might be the only one.
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Christine Adams (1974), actress in Batman Begins, Tron, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Mentalist, Terra Nova, and many other films and series.
- https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0010837
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Adams_(actress)
- https://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/christine-adams

Christine Adams (????), singer in the The Southern California Community Choir in the Aretha Franklin concert film Amazing Grace.
- https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11375006/

No other info on this lady. There's no choir alumni list or info about Rev. James Cleveland's choir history, unfortunately.

1974 BY accepted on Jan.1, 2021
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MATT MUNN (14 credits, 12 confirmed)
- The Caller (confirmed by JOHNNYV)
- Crashing: The Complete First Season (confirmed by T!M)
- Girls: The Complete First Season (confirmed by T!M)
- Girls: The Complete Second Season (confirmed by T!M)
- Girls: The Complete Third Season (confirmed by T!M)
- Girls: The Complete Fourth Season (confirmed by T!M)
- Girls: The Complete Fifth Season (confirmed by T!M)
- Girls: The Final Season (confirmed by T!M)
- How I Got Lost
- Lymelife (confirmed by T!M)
- Mr. Robot: Season 1 (confirmed by Gamemaster)
- Nature Calls (confirmed by ateo357)
- The Ten
- White Collar: The Complete First Season (confirmed by AiAustria)

MATTHEW MUNN (10 credits, 8 confirmed)
- Adventureland (confirmed by ninso4)
- Cardboard Memories aka Diminished Capacity
- Compliance (confirmed by AiAustria)
- The Harvest (confirmed by greyghost)
- The Hunt (confirmed by Fire and Blood)
- The Sinner: Season One
- The Sitter (confirmed by huskersports)
- The Winning Season (confirmed by ateo357)
- The Wrestler (confirmed by Gamemaster)
- Z for Zachariah (confirmed by greyghost)
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Found an accepted birth year without any documentation.

David de Vries (1958), actor in Leatherheads, Nashville, Captain America: Civil War, Richard Jewell, and much more.
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0212278/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3013492.David_de_Vries
See common name thread too.

David de Vries (????), costume designer for Shaka Zulu
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1222884

David de Vries (????), director of Egypt Beyond the Pyramids, Life After People and other documentaries.
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0212279

1958 BY already accepted in the database.
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Watchmen (the series, not the film), episode 1: Wayne Pére as The Suspect.
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Refresh your entire collection first. You can select 'skip this update' for every item in the list, or you can check 'Skip all unchanged' + 'Ignore changes in locked sections'.
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There are 2 persons called William Randall, each working in the sound department during the better part of the 20th century. They were father and son. Both used William Randall, William Randall, Sr., Wm. Randall and many other variations, which makes them virtually indistinguishable in our beloved database. Adding a birth year will help.

I'm afraid there's very little info, other than IMDB links. Both have the birth year listed, so there's that.

William Randall (BY 1902). Credits between 1934 and 1953.
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0709520/

William Randall (BY 1929). Credits between 1966 and 1994.
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0709522

Addition: There's also a Will Randall, who has been credited as William Randall, with listings in the art dept. of the films 13Hrs and S.N.U.B.! No BY info available.

1929 BY accepted on Oct.23.
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Looks like we have found consensus, people. Unless the credits for the 3 unconfirmed titles all swing to Tommie Manderson...

TOMMY MANDERSON (11 titles, 10 confirmed)
A for Andromeda (confirmed by AlunH)
An Age of Kings (confirmed by AlunH)
Alien (confirmed by marcelb7)
Barnaby Rudge (confirmed by AlunH)
Bleak House (confirmed by AlunH)
Bugsy Malone (confirmed by JOHNNYV)
The Cat and the Canary (confirmed by Rutan)
Husbands
The Last Place on Earth (confirmed by Mad Rockatansky)
Our Mutual Friend (confirmed by AlunH)
Quartet (confirmed via pm by mackay_tt)


TOMMIE MANDERSON (10 titles, 8 confirmed)
Anna Karenina
Death Train (confirmed by JOHNNYV)
A Dry White Season (confirmed by JOHNNYV)
The Gravy Train Goes East (confirmed by JOHNNYV)
Harnessing Peacocks
The Killing Fields (confirmed by marcelb7)
Local Hero (confirmed by marcelb7)
The Mission (confirmed by marcelb7)
Night Watch (aka Alistair MacLean's Night Watch) (confirmed by JOHNNYV)
Willow (confirmed by AiAustria)
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Serial Mom: Frank Eulner (Sound Editor)
The Kite Runner: Frank Eulner (Supervising Sound Editor)

This looks like a no-brainer thread, though. One has 1475 profiles, the other 180.

I checked the Frank E. Eulner credits in CLT Plus, and there are a lot of Spanish entries with one credit, where all the other listings are under Frank Eulner: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Bolt, Halloween H20, Iron Man, Jungle Book, Lions for Lambs, Serial Mom, Wreck-It Ralph. Almost all of them are new blu-ray entries. They were all added to the database by a user who (luckily) hasn't contributed for years.
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Looks like Quartet is going to be the decider!
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Let's document the common name for make-up artist Tommie/Tommy Manderson:

TOMMIE MANDERSON (11 titles, 8 confirmed)
Anna Karenina
Death Train (confirmed by JOHNNYV)
A Dry White Season (confirmed by JOHNNYV)
The Gravy Train Goes East (confirmed by JOHNNYV)
Harnessing Peacocks
The Killing Fields (confirmed by marcelb7)
Local Hero (confirmed by marcelb7)
The Mission (confirmed by marcelb7)
Night Watch (aka Alistair MacLean's Night Watch) (confirmed by JOHNNYV)
Quartet
Willow (confirmed by AiAustria)

TOMMY MANDERSON (11 titles, 9 confirmed)
A for Andromeda (confirmed by AlunH)
An Age of Kings (confirmed by AlunH)
Alien (confirmed by marcelb7)
Barnaby Rudge (confirmed by AlunH)
Bleak House (confirmed by AlunH)
Bugsy Malone (confirmed by JOHNNYV)
The Cat and the Canary (confirmed by Rutan)
Husbands
The Last Place on Earth (confirmed by Mad Rockatansky)
Our Mutual Friend (confirmed by AlunH)
Quartet
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That is a weird one! if you check http://www.invelos.com/Forums.aspx?task=contributionnotes&type=DVD&ProfileUPC=5051891151710.13, you'll see 2 earlier contributions.

However, when you set up a profile with that UPC+locality Italy, and contribute, you'll get to a blank contribution page, as if you're the first one.

I'll recontribute with the info from the alternate profile, and see if the original is 'reset'.

This profile has been reactivated now.
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That is a weird one! if you check http://www.invelos.com/Forums.aspx?task=contributionnotes&type=DVD&ProfileUPC=5051891151710.13, you'll see 2 earlier contributions.

However, when you set up a profile with that UPC+locality Italy, and contribute, you'll get to a blank contribution page, as if you're the first one.

I'll recontribute with the info from the alternate profile, and see if the original is 'reset'.
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Phew! I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one. Let's hope this is resolved soon.
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Not sure if this related to the original problems posted by Magmadrag, but I've had a lot of trouble lately with even connecting to the site. I get a lot of "server not found/DNS error" messages. Tried several browsers, different locations (home/work), cleared browser settings, added exceptions to Bitdefender, and still nothing.

This morning I had the same. I contributed some updates, and 30 minutes later the entire site appeared to be down. Now it's back up (otherwise I couldn't have posted this  ), but the site appears in Chrome as 'Not secure'. Anybody else having this problem?
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Sorry to Bother You: Lakeith Stanfield
Uncut Gems: Lakeith Stanfield
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