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Quoting proverbs311031:
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So, are we absolutely, positively sure that new contributions to the master database without cover scans are okay to submit AND they will be accepted by the powers-that-be?

Because I'm already seeing where some newly released Hallmark DVD movies w/ cover scans but with some improper information (disc id [double-ugh! ], runtime, rating, overview) have been accepted and I'd rather get out in front of the bad information, but I currently don't have access to my hi-res scanner.


Cover scans aren't required for a new contribution, but if you have them then by all means contribute.  I've submitted new contributions in the past and then later followed up when I was able to finally scan the cover, or someone else did in the meantime.
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There's also MPC-BE and of course MPC-HC works too though it's development ceased long ago.
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The contributions would need to be resubmiited (or resubmitted and canelled) to clear the Incomplete Submission.  When submitting the contribution are you being redirected to a web page where you specify the change description, check the item you want to contribute, and then hit the submit buttion to finalize the contribution?
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Quoting scotthm:
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Quoting Magmadrag:
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You might try hanging some attractive curtains in front of your TV and open/close them to match your video image.  Those black bars on the side will be a thing of the past.


Sad to say but they aren't. They don't keep classic 4:3-series (e g. Star Trek: TNG or Battlestar Galactica) in 4:3 but "enhance" them with the black bars to 16:9: For sure the optical quality on BluRay is much better, but the bars suck.


Once again, if you hang curtains in front of your television and open them just enough to see the episode, but not enough to see the dreaded black bars, then those nasty black bars will be a thing of the past because you cannot see them through your attractive curtains.

Personally, I can't imagine wanting to watch a 4:3 program stretched out wide to fill a 16:9 TV screen just to avoid ignoring the non content on the sides of the 4:3 image.

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How do you see black bars when they are by default, black.    Anyway, if you watched in a dark room you won't have anything to compare those black bars to.
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@mediadogg, what servers are you using, are you bringing over the entire disc (ISOs?), and what are you using to stream your the content?
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Quoting jurgen42u:
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If the WB archive collection is an edition, so is this one. I still disagree that Arrow Video is an edition. I wonder who validated this as an edition anyway, should be fired. Als we don't use Eureka classics as an edition. This is "Edition-kind-of-thing" is just a hit or a miss....


I don't think Arrow Video is an edition either...same as Scream Factory.
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Quoting mediadogg:
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@rdodolak

I have no doubt that I could have made mistakes. After downloading the profiles, I just set filters for DVD Only, etc. and then copied down the number of profiles in the filtered collection.

I had considered asking you for the totals, but I didn't think it was fair for me to burden you.

The BD and UHD items by far cost the most storage, so if I use your numbers (and incorrectly count 1 disc per release), I get:

3000 x 50 GB = 150TB
300 x 100GB  =  30TB
1200 x 8 = 10TB

Whole bunch of TB!!!! 

I have to say though, I am still amazed at how much people spend on physical storage and fancy display cabinets.

My 4 Sony changers cost almost $3000 to store 1600 discs. They produce stunning images, but big and obsolete and now can't give them away.


I've built up my collection over 24 years so the incremental cost over time has been much easier to bite off.  HDD sizes are starting to improve, but it's taken a long time to see capacity increases.  Once we get to 100+TB drives it will be much less costly, shoot I'd even settle for a 1 PB drive. 
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Quoting scotthm:
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Quoting mediadogg:
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I'm just sayin' ...

You should double your cost estimates, because you have to have backups.  If you can't/don't want to do backups you should just watch discs/streams and forget the ripping/downloading.

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Yep, you have to factor in cost for backups and ideally you'd want redundancy if a HDD fails, this way you can rebuild the RAID without having to use backups and then recreate a spare set of backups.  There's also the hardware cost.
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Quoting mediadogg:
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Ok, so I downloaded your database from your online using the ScrapeGoat tool from BulkEdit (profiles only).

Here is my talley:

3867 DVD Only (x 8GB max) = approx 31  TB
76 DVD+BD (x 58GB max)  =  approx  4.5 TB
36 4K+BD (x 150GB max)  =  approx  5.4 TB
283 BD Only (x 50GB max)  =  approx 14.2 TB

Total approximately 55 TB assuming only 1 disc of each type in the profile, so this is a low estimate of course. Real number is possibly twice as much?

But just for grins, I have two servers with over 55TB each ( one running about half the day from solar, the other is a backup, runs only a few times a month). So those numbers are not crazy.

Cost of 55TB using  8TB drives - Toshiba X300 8TB $200 x 7 = $1400
Cost of 55TB using 14TB drives - Seagate Exos X16 14TB 7200 RPM $300 x 4 = $1200
Cost of 55TB using 18TB drives - Seagate Exos X18 18TB Enterprise HDD $400 x 3 = $1200

All approximations of course. Just did this as a curious exercise, not meaning to start any big fight.

I have seen some people spend as much on cabinets and cases. I have spent even more on DVD and BD Changers for far fewer discs.

I'm just sayin' ...


Not sure where you got the number counts for my collection, but they're way off. 

I have over 3000 Blu-ray releases and close to 300 UHD releases.  Individual discs would be more to count for multi-disc sets (e.g. series sets).

EDIT: and less than 1200 DVD releases.
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Quoting Danae Cassandra:
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Are the SPC releases the only release of the film(s) in question?  If that is the case, then its use in the edition field does not apply.


Yes, the SPC releases are the only releases in a given region.
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To add to the topic, based on this rule I believe it code break down like this:

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Publisher (Content) - Usually found as a logo on the bottom of the back cover or in the credit block, often containing the words "home video" or "home entertainment. Secondary publishers (eg. The Criterion Collection's Eclipse label) may also be listed.


Distributor (or maybe even primary publisher) = Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Publisher (secondary?) = Sony Pictures Classics
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Personally, I think the edition field has gotten out of hand and everything and anything on the cover is now being put in as an edition.  Shoot, it doesn't even have to be on the cover to find it's way into the edition field.  If a slipcover has a limited pressing and then all pressings afterwards don't the the slipcover profile ends up with "Limited Edition" in the edition field.
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Quoting mediadogg:
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...and people fiercely arguing whether it was cost effective to use a hard drive to store a 50GB movie. How short-sighted that seems today.


Cost effective to store a single movie, sure...my entire collection, well that's a different story. 
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Quoting Cpt.Hardy:
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vielleicht gibt es ein workaround indem man einfach eine erfundene UPC eingibt und andere user das einfach bestätigen, damit der Eintrag in die Datenbank erfolgt.... Man könnte als Medium zB "file" angeben.



If you want to catalog digital, it might be better for you to use something like blu-ray.com's collection feature to catalog digital content you've watched and/or own.
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Quoting scotthm:
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Not only that, but one more time I might need to say that we have rules on the site and they are not for nothing. What sence does it make to create a probably wrong profile if there are (technical) possibilities to do it the right way?

What sense does it make to question the aspect ratio on the packaging when the image looks exactly as described?  It's just a waste of time.  Better to spend time doing something useful, like documenting all the uncredited cast.

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The aspect ratio on the package doesn't always match the actual aspect ratio of the film on the disc.
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If you have AnyDVD or DVDFab Passkey you can capture screenshots and also use BD-Info for audio specs.
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Quoting GSyren:
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I'm a bit confused about this part of the rules:
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If a title is re-released with the same UPC, but different cover images, do not contribute the new images to the original profile.

If the images are "largely different" it's OK to create an alternate version. But what if the images are just slightly different, but the scans in the online profile are from a re-release, is it OK to contribute the original images?

The reason I ask is because "do not contribute new images" is ambigous. Does it mean "do not contribute the newer (re-release) images" meaning that it's OK to contribute the originals, or does it mean "do not contribute any other new images even if they are the original images"?

What's your take?


It means the former, "do not contribute the newer (re-release) images" to the original profile.
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Quoting mediadogg:
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Here is some info I found. No clue how much of it is true - saying that up front. But if it is, this could be an explanation of DVD Profiler behavior and another indication of the amount of research that Ken does on things.


Yes, UHD discs have no region code or associated player UHD region code, but they still have region codes for Blu-ray discs (and DVD) if they support those formats too.

Then you mean the package (for which the profile ID is valid) I assume. A single disc can only support one format, right?


No quite sure what you're asking, but UHD discs have no region code and there is nothing in a UHD player for a UHD region code.  Blu-ray discs can be encoded for one or more of Regions (A and/or B and/or C) and players which support Blu-ray region coding support only a single Blu-ray region code (A or B or C).
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Yep, because they know this site isn't actively monitored.  You can look at any of the old posts in this forum and you'll see how many spam posts still remain even though they were reported.  Someone with permissions needs to go through the posts in this forum and clean up all of the spam posts.

Look at how many alledged "new members" there are that post a seemingly innocuous first post and then some start spamming the threads.  However, you usually don't hear from any of them again (low post counts).  Some of those are just sleeper accounts.

Sometimes the new members will even post spam links in their signature, but not the post.
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Quoting mediadogg:
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Here is some info I found. No clue how much of it is true - saying that up front. But if it is, this could be an explanation of DVD Profiler behavior and another indication of the amount of research that Ken does on things.


Yes, UHD discs have no region code or associated player UHD region code, but they still have region codes for Blu-ray discs (and DVD) if they support those formats too.
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Quoting mediadogg:
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I did some more reading, and then downloaded the PC Health Check, and determined that the PC I am using now has a CPU that will not allow installation of Windows 11. That means a couple of my other computers will not either, but I do have a couple of others (my wife's and an IdeaPad) that probably will.

So, I wondered just how MS was going to get away with that, and was lead to a Blog statement by Microsoft that they will be supporting Windows 10 through October 14, 2025.

Just FYI, this particular PC that failed, is 5 years old, Intel® Core™ i7-4600U @ 2.10GHz

Thanks again to Hotm@iler for waking me up to get prepared.


Supposedly if you do a clean install there are no restrictions, but they left the door open to potentially not provide updates to those PCs.
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Maybe DT is paying for only one UPC because they only want to track one UPC as it doesn't care what the title actually is.  But that means the studios have to print new wraps just for the DT which would add cost.

Looks like these UPCs are associated with Centrade Corp. which specializes in wholesale.
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Can you post a picture of the UPC?
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Quoting Danae Cassandra:
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- The op opens a support ticket and links to the thread.


But that part will be the issue since Invelos isn't responding to support tickets.
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Quoting Danae Cassandra:
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The Rules Committee section of the forum still exists at least.  The last post in it was in 2019.


But who is on the rules committee, that is who are the voting members? Are there other individuals that are on the contribution approval committee too?
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