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What Determines Your DVD Titles As Displayed On Your Profile Page?
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantdjskyler
It's not where you start
Registered: March 17, 2007
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For some of those edition fields I don't care for ("widescreen collection"), I was very happy to discover that when I deleted the fields from my own database and uploaded my collection to Invelos, my online profile page likewise no longer showed the edition!    Now they don't bother me anymore!

Then I also discovered that the DVD Titles and Sort Titles apply to my online DVD collection page as well.  When I change the title and upload it to my collection at Invelos, that new title will display on my online list, and "Bride of Chucky" follows "Child's Play 3" as I Sort Titled it "Childs Play 4."

Actually, this reflection of my personal database works great on the left frame of my online collection, but the DVD Title I enter doesn't always display on the top of the frame on the right side (and sometimes it does).  Is there some sort of delay going on with uploading in Invelos as to what I will see?  Or am I misunderstanding the whole process?
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorNexus the Sixth
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Registered: March 13, 2007
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Not sure if it makes any difference, but you can try locking your titles after changing them.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorruineddaydreams
Registered: Dec. 2, 2002
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yes, locking your titles after changing them will prevent this deleted data from returning if you accept a profile change for that title.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorLithurge
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Registered: March 13, 2007
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Actually, this reflection of my personal database works great on the left frame of my online collection, but the DVD Title I enter doesn't always display on the top of the frame on the right side (and sometimes it does).  Is there some sort of delay going on with uploading in Invelos as to what I will see?  Or am I misunderstanding the whole process?


If you mean the online collection then there shouldn't be any delay. I usually upload a profile as soon as I've done it so I can check the overview on the site. I find it much easier to read and spot mistakes, than in Profiler itself.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantdjskyler
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Sorry folks, I wrote a horrible post as I see no one could understand what I am talking about. 

I'm not talking about submitting or downloading from the general database.  I am talking about the relationship between what I enter into DVD Profiler here on my home computer to what I see in my collection online after I upload it via Online > DVD Profiler Online > Synchronize with DVD Profiler Online.

For example, imagine I wanted to be snarky, so on my home computer I change the DVD Title and Edition Fields of "Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones (widescreen)" to "Plan Clone from Outer Space (This Movie Sucks)."  After I synchronize with DVD Profiler Online, I would visit my collection online and find it now shows, on the left frame, that I own "Plan Clone from Outer Space (This Movie Sucks)."

When you visit your collection online, you click on a title in the left list frame to bring up a database profile on the right frame.  My question was about the fact that sometimes the header of the online right frame showed my "new title" and sometimes it did not.

Having played with it a little bit more, I think I have found that DVD Profiler has different levels of synchronization with your online collection.  It looks like if you merely add a couple of new DVDs, the program will only addendum to what the online collection has, and not really re-write your whole collection.  But if you do something more drastic, like renumber your collection, then the synchronization will completely redo your online collection and only then pick up things like title changes for the right display.

So if you enjoy the online aspect of showing off your collection to your friends, this is sort of a hack to DVD Profiler.  One could clear out the edition fields of every title in your collection and replace it with your own mini-review to guide your friends about what you have in your collection.  Imagine your friends visiting your collection URL to find this:

The Bugaloos (guilty pleasure)
Citizen Kane (best ever film)
Family Guy: Volume One (soooo funny)
Dr. No (1st Connery Bond)
Jackie Brown (this movie rocks)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (best Bond film)
Once Upon a Time in the West (awesome western)
John Carpenter's The Thing (seen it 200 times)

So now I hope everyone understands what I was talking about, sorry for the confusion.  I think I've discovered the answer to my original question, but if I'm way off base on something please reply. 
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantverdejt
Registered: May 26, 2007
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Well I would like to know how you get the movie thumbnails in signature section.
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantpauls42
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Well I would like to know how you get the movie thumbnails in signature section.


see here
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantverdejt
Registered: May 26, 2007
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I tried to get it from the site but I am unable to. There is no link that allows me to download the zip file.
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