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Quoting subgeniusguy:
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Thanks, refresh was not an option under my Flagged menu. Had to add it by customizing. That's why I couldn't figure out why there was no option. I appreciate your response. It seems to be working.

Glad to help.
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Flag the titles you want to refresh, then Collection>Flagged>Refresh. Make sure you don't have Cast and Crew locked.
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Quoting aintnosin:
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This seems pretty basic and I was surprised to find I couldn't do it. It's the most important piece of personal information for any title in your Wishlist.

I think it was probably an oversight, or maybe the assumtion that the Wish List is typically way smaller than the main collection.

In that case, the following works well:

(1) Select the Wish List collection tab. If you don't have it already, right click on a column title and select "View Columns". Check the "Wish List Priority" to add the column to the collection view.
(2) Sort the column, "et voilà!"

If you need them flagged, and there are too many to do it manually, use the "flag above, flag below, invert flags" trick if necessary.
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Quoting specise_8472:
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I will possibly get onto looking into these over Xmas, as too much on at work. What time I have had to work on things, I have now got all my plugins working / compiling under XE10.2 Tokyo.
While combing through the Plugininterface file for Pascal I have found heaps of gems, like searching the online DB, and the ability to interface with Custom Data.

Just had an idea, you could have a 'sidebar' that has all your commonly used menus at your finger tips.

Sounds good. Let's get some more cool plugins from another author!    I won't do any work on my "OnEvent" idea.

BTW, Custom Data is some tricky business, but powerful. You might want to scan the threads in the developer forum of a few years back when a couple of us were slogging thru testing of our plugins and the API. Most of the "gotchcas" are mentioned in there, but feel free to post any questions in that forum once you get going. You can also get some good clues from examining the XML, filters and HTML sections produced by my SideCar plugin and several by DJ Doena (Enhanced Titles, etc).
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I think we should both proceed with our plans independently, with no guarantees. But it is always helpful to have hints of future plans to avoid too much overlap, so in return for your sharing, I did a bit of my own. I'll keep an eye out for your progress, and if something useful and stable emerges from my testing, you'll be the first to know!
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Well my comments were genuine. The MS interface to the scheduler is horrible. That's probably why most people don't use it, even those of us that know about it.

The other perspective I have is selfish. If you do this, I can scratch two "plugins in planning" off my list.

One you know about, XMLSpy. The other has been on my list for a long time, but never got much further - an "OnEvent" mechanism inside DVDP. Basically it would be a way to do things based on triggers, including time. If you make your tool, there probably wouldn't be enough additional value to either of those planned plugins, so it would save me tons of time and grief.

Now if there were a way to send DVDP a command directly, without using virtual keystrokes such as  AutoIT ... stay tuned.    It is in testing. I've learned my lesson. Won't even release a Beta until it has been thoroughly tested, and this one has no GUI.
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Most people don't exploit the power and utility of the MS Scheduler within windows. Personally, I use it to keep synchronized backups across two servers.

So, I know such a tool would be helpful, and way beyond DVD Profiler tasks. That's my humble opinion.

Does your program actually use the MS Scheduler, or provide its own services? There are probably pros and cons to using the built-in facility, but there is an API that might make the coding simpler. For one of my other tools, I used code snippets from MS "CSTaskScheduler" sample application. Just FYI in case it would help you. Your GUI looks way nicer of course, but some of the plumbing in that sample might be helpful. It was for me.
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Problem resolved. Will be in the next release.
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Quoting bebbaboo:
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I run on Windows 10.
Becca

I'm sending you a link to my latest. I haven't released it yet due to a couple of unsolved Windows 10 issues: biggest one being that MS ripped out the codecs required for playing DVDs, so that my internal player does not have sound anymore. But if you turn off the player, and use file associations instead, your ISOs will invoke whatever program you normally use, such as VLC Player, PowerDVD, or whatever.
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Quoting bebbaboo:
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I got a new error today and can't get it cleared.  I get a windows error window pop up, and then a Profiler error box .. both say the same.  "Configuration system failed to initialize."  The Profiler box is labeled "LoadDVD Pro".

I tried reinstalling, didn't work; tried uninstalling and then installing, didn't work.  Downloaded latest version (2.70) and did the same … didn't work.

Help!

I'll get right on it Becca. By the way, I already issued you a refund. You already purchased the item, long ago. No further payment required. I will PM you with a link to a fixed version. By the way, what version of Windows are you running?
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There are also:

- CSV Export Plugin
- ProfilerQuery Tool
- DVDProfileLoop Plugin
- File>Export Profile Database, followed by processing the XML with XSLT or MS Excel
- Print to MS XPS Document Writer and use the XPS Viewer to copy/paste a text file
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Why are you starting another thread on this? Go back to the other thread, and I (and maybe others) will give you procedures for how to recover.
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Quoting sodapopcop:
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Thanks for the help. I think I am still having some issues though. I try to connect to the laptop that has the collection and it does the same thing. It gets started in the "updating profile" and stalls right there. I've even tried deleting the online collection and re-submitting with no success. Is there a way to connect the phone to the computer and transfer it via cable? My issue isn't a firewall issue or connectivity through wifi that much I am sure of. I'm just kinda at a loss and fell like the money I spent was a total waste since I'm currently not getting any of the benefits from it anyway. #frustrated

I saw your other post about starting over, using a hand scanner. I don't see why you would give up so quickly. Unless there is something you are not telling us, if you have a copy of your whole collection on a PC, then you should not have to re-scan the whole collection to get it to your phone.

Do you want to try other suggestions on how to use your existing PC collection?
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Maybe a way to lure you into a relationship. Then things go from there: such as going to the ATM or bank together, maybe proposing other things, maybe an accomplice appearing ...
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Quoting sodapopcop:
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Good afternoon all, I've been using DVDP for quite some time now but have seem to run into an hurdle. I just switched to a new phone (android) same type phones, I am trying to download my catalog to the new phone and for some reason the online catalog only goes up to 99. On my old phone the catalog is much more than that. So I try to upload the collection from the old phone and it will not get past the "updating profiles" part of the upload. I've let it sit there for days and that's all it will do. any suggestions on how I can save the catalog from my old phone via data cable to my computer or any suggestions? I tried to find an answer to this in the forum and could not. Thanks for any help.

Looking at your profile it seems that you only have 99 entries uploaded. So, you need to re-upload your collection from the PC. But if the PC is not up to date, then first sync the PC with your old phone, then when the PC is up to date, then you should be good to go.

I hope I have understood your situation correctly.
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Fun reading and I could identify with many of the points there.
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Get ready to be overwhelmed by fabulous treats.

See here and here for more tools than you can shake a stick at, including one to do what you are asking about.

You're welcome. 
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Quoting jfrench:
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It seems that reports created with the the latest Profiler version are not being accepted.  To get around this I posted a Report to my free Box account and provided a link to it with installation instructions.  Because of the problem I posted in the General forum rather than this one.  I haven't heard if anyone tried to load the report.  I have several more reports, but have been holding off on submitting until I hear if there are problems with my method.'Jim F.

No problem with the download. After saving to my Reports folder, it runs fine. Nice looking report!

Update: my edit problem was temporary, and actually not necessary. Report runs fine and looks great!
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Quoting Lowpro:
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Bada bing, bada boom.  It's so easy a caveman could do it.  Have fun!

Good info and good fun.

Just in case our Australian friend doesn't catch the joke, Google those quotes with "US TV Commercials", and he'll have a good laugh.
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Quoting iPatsa:
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Well, I finally caved in and bought my first 4K Ultra HD title. In honor of my very first DVD title bought almost 19 years ago back in the autumn of 1999, it is once again The Matrix (a title I've never owned previously on Blu-ray so this is two first times for me) ...:

I am sure you will enjoy it. My experience is that a modern 4K title is more impressive than a remastered, originally 1080P title. Resolution, for me, is often the least noticeable difference. The superior colors and clarity of HDR and new sound formats are very enjoyable. I'm not sure if you add those after the original encoding, that you get anything better than the up-scaling done by most 4K enabled equipment.

Anyways, enjoy! If you want my picks for a few titles I like the most, send me a PM.
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Quoting GSyren:
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Thanks Gunnar. All you need to do is accept a Profile ID that starts with "_".

That works today. I was more thinking of various selection options. One obvious thing is ID Type where Custom should be added.

You could select "ID starts with _V" for VHS (if that's what it is used for), but it would be nice if I could add named selections, like "ID type is VHS". Possibly configurable.

By the way, am I correct in thinking that it is not possible to add custom IDs directly in Profiler, so you would need some plugin just to add things?

Well nobody has agreed that "_V" means anything. That discussion has not been had. I was suggesting such a discussion, and to date, you have been the only person to respond in this thread (and I thank you for that). The only thing cast in stone at the moment, is the "_".

Named selections in PQ would be nice. Perhaps treat them as filters and just let the user define them. This will future proof you in lieu of agreed standards. Bear in mind, that so far as I know, to date, nobody is using custom profile IDs.

FYI, I assume you have seen this thread.

You are correct in that there is no way, today, to create a custom profile in the DVD Profiler GUI. It would be a simple fix, as I mentioned in that other thread. The DVD>Change UPC would be the obvious place to do it. I was encouraged to find that BulkEdit will do it, if the custom profile ID is used in the imported XML file. I plan to fix CSV import to also support it.

A simple plugin to create an empty profile using a custom profile ID would be easy, except that I am trying to resist the temptation to write another plugin. Or I can just add a dialogue to XMLSpy, which I will release someday. If you want to design the GUI for it, I promise to use it. Just give me a WINFORM class comptible with NET 4.7, and I will send you an updated XMLSpy. Downside is that I would not be able to accommodate your frequent updates.
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All that we both have said put aside, I myself am mindful of the prospect that additional major investments in DVD Profiler might not be warranted. 
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Thanks Gunnar. All you need to do is accept a Profile ID that starts with "_". Since no standards exist for what follows (except characters that can be used in a windows filename), it would be pointless to rely on adherence to any specific format at this time.

Another one of my "lead balloons" is SideCar, a plugin that allows anyone to define custom  fields that reside in the database. The custom fields technology that Ken put in (a massively powerful implementation), is what both SideCar and DJ Doena's plugins use, and allow plugins to interoperate. For example SideCar correctly reads and displays DJ's fields. When that was put in, we all tested extensively to make sure that filters, HTML sections, backup/restore and remote access of custom fields works correctly. It is a vastly underused capability.

You know this, but for casual readers that might be seeing this, Custom Fields and Custom Profile Ids are separate features and can be used each independently, together, or not at all.

You also remind me that I need to update BulkEdit (someday) to accommodate the display of custom fields.
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Here is a cross-link to my post in a thread where this topic came up. Anybody with skills, time and money want to pursue this?

- Hosting web site for custom profiles
- Thoughtful naming scheme for "official" custom profiles ( )
- Contribution rules
- Download / upload process

Of course if that somebody turns out to be Invelos, well OK!!!! 
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