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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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I know what the problem is. You are assuming that there is a one-to-one relationship between collection number and row number. That isn't true in my case.

If a box set does not contain individual cases for each film, the box set is assigned a collection number, and each title within the boxset is assigned the same number.

I think you'll find that a lot of DVDP users have different numbering schemes that are not consecutive.

Regarding API key:
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Our current limits are 40 requests every 10 seconds and are limited by IP address, not API key.


The program works fine with any name for the collection, mine is Owned.xml, but that doesn't show up when you browse for the collection file (unless you selecy All FIles). It would be probably better if you just browsed for *.xml.

Based on the dll:s you use, I assume that you are using Delphi, right? Just out of curiosity - why?
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New version: 1.1.0.1004
Updated version with the suggestions (thank you very much) of GSyren:
-You no longer need to enter your own TMDb key. So you no longer need to register on their site.
-The program now saves the last position of its window which is then proposed again the next restart.
- The windows for searching the files for the initial setup are now simpler and we do not necessarily have to call the collection.xml file
- Fixed problem in downloaded titles (pokemon problem)
-Now the overview no longer displays special characters for formatting text.

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I know what the problem is. You are assuming that there is a one-to-one relationship between collection number and row number. That isn't true in my case.
If a box set does not contain individual cases for each film, the box set is assigned a collection number, and each title within the boxset is assigned the same number.
I think you'll find that a lot of DVDP users have different numbering schemes that are not consecutive.

Probably the problem is that, but I can not create "your" condition.
I tried to solve it in another way. In case it does not work, can you give me a courtesy?
If this is not a problem for you, send me the address "info [AT] ciemmesoft [DOT] com" the xml file containing the titles with the "problems" (you can filter them to avoid sending me the whole collection).

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Regarding API key:
Our current limits are 40 requests every 10 seconds and are limited by IP address, not API key.

Thank you.
I stopped to read only the faq 

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Based on the dll:s you use, I assume that you are using Delphi, right? Just out of curiosity - why?

You went close, because in reality the program is written with the C ++ builder, also from the borland / embarcadero.
I started programming with the old turbo c from borland (on DOS platform).
Then I switched to C ++. With the transition to windows, I started using c ++ builder and from there I continued.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Sample export file sent.

C++ Builder, huh? Well, close to a "real" development tool. 

I understand if you're reluctant to switch from the development environment that you're used to. I'm stubborn like that, too. But you are aware that Microsoft Visual Studio Community Edition is free, right? 

Personally I like VB.Net and WPF. I wouldn't try to convince a C++ guy to convert to VB, but C# and WPF is a powerful combination. Going from C++ to C# shouldn't be difficult. WPF (as opposed to WinForms) is a bit of a learning curve, but it really makes a huge difference when it comes to designing good user interfaces.

(end of sermon  )
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Quoting GSyren:
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Sample export file sent.

Thank you very much for your help.
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C++ Builder, huh? Well, close to a "real" development tool. 

It is a fantastic product.
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I understand if you're reluctant to switch from the development environment that you're used to. I'm stubborn like that, too. But you are aware that Microsoft Visual Studio Community Edition is free, right? 

Also the version I'm using of cbuilder is freeware.
https://www.embarcadero.com/products/cbuilder/starter/free-download
and I can assure you that it's a thousand times more powerful and easy to use than the equivalent microsoft versions.
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Personally I like VB.Net and WPF. I wouldn't try to convince a C++ guy to convert to VB, but C# and WPF is a powerful combination. Going from C++ to C# shouldn't be difficult. WPF (as opposed to WinForms) is a bit of a learning curve, but it really makes a huge difference when it comes to designing good user interfaces.

(end of sermon  )

I have a deep hate with microsoft programming tools. Too cumbersome and as soon as you learn them you change them.
With the Cbuilder we still program as 15 years ago, the libraries are more or less the same and there have been no distortions whatsoever.
Obviously there have been additions, but they are added, not substitutions.
So you do not have to rewrite everything again every three or four years.
With Microsoft no. When they decide that they can not make more profits, they abandon it and after a while they take it away.
I have not investigated that much, but vb.net seems to me to always be a language interpreted and not compiled.
For other projects (where 60 Mb graphics are processed) I tried to make a comparison of processing times between various languages and obviously except the assembler (but outside of my ability) the C ++ was the fastest (if I remember correctly VB.net was 10 times slower)


However in the meantime there is a new version (1.1.0.1005), which should solve the problems reported by GSyren (more titles with the same collection number)
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Ouch! Touchy subject. I hope you realize that my post wasn't entirely serious. You have your favorite development environment, and I have mine. I won't try to convince you to change. Just two points on the subject:

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So you do not have to rewrite everything again every three or four years.
Yes, Microsoft has had some ideas that haven't panned out, but Visual Studio has been fine. I started Windows development back in 1993, I think, with Visual Basic 3. The only time over 25 years that I have had to rewrite anything was when MS shifted to the .Net platform. And that is what, 15 years ago, or so? I did rewrite one of my projects from WinForms to WPF, but that wasn't out of necessity, but rather because I wanted to take advantage of the features in WPF and I happened to have time on my hands.

The main reason that I took a little stab at your development environment was that your program doesn't resize nicely. That may not be a big deal, but the fact is that with WPF that's more or less automatic.

Anyway, I like what you have done. Keep up the good work! And no hard feelings, I hope.
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Not quite there yet:


Also, what kind of window are you using. It behaves oddly. It positions itself behind all other windows, so you have to minimize everything else to see it. And it minimizes like it is a child window:
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Quoting GSyren:
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Ouch! Touchy subject. I hope you realize that my post wasn't entirely serious. You have your favorite development environment, and I have mine. I won't try to convince you to change. Just two points on the subject:

I'm sorry to have given this impression. It was not my intention.
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Yes, Microsoft has had some ideas that haven't panned out, but Visual Studio has been fine. I started Windows development back in 1993, I think, with Visual Basic 3. The only time over 25 years that I have had to rewrite anything was when MS shifted to the .Net platform. And that is what, 15 years ago, or so? I did rewrite one of my projects from WinForms to WPF, but that wasn't out of necessity, but rather because I wanted to take advantage of the features in WPF and I happened to have time on my hands.

Unfortunately I have not had this luck (among the last absurd things you can look for MS Access Runtime 2016 and office 2016 - Absurd that you can not install them at the same time.)
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The main reason that I took a little stab at your development environment was that your program doesn't resize nicely. That may not be a big deal, but the fact is that with WPF that's more or less automatic.
Anyway, I like what you have done. Keep up the good work! And no hard feelings, I hope.

You are right.
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Not quite there yet:

I should have fixed this bug.
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Also, what kind of window are you using. It behaves oddly. It positions itself behind all other windows, so you have to minimize everything else to see it. And it minimizes like it is a child window:

Also fixed this.

Thanks again for the help.
New version 1.1.0.1006
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Most useful discussion I have seen in awhile. Looking into CBuilder. Before I "Retire," I would like to try a cross platform project. Looks like an interesting way to go.
Thanks for your support.
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New version 1.1.0.1006

Looks fine now! 
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Most useful discussion I have seen in awhile. Looking into CBuilder. Before I "Retire," I would like to try a cross platform project. Looks like an interesting way to go.


Happy for your words.
Believe me, it's a really good product.
It is a true RAD environment.
Furthermore, by simply changing the target, you can create the same application on Windows, IOS, Android, OS X.
I use Cbuilder (c++), but there is also the version for delphi (always free for personal and commercial use. If you exceed 5000 USD of profit, then you have to buy the license).
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Looks fine now! 

Excellent news. Thank you
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Quoting mediadogg:
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Most useful discussion I have seen in awhile. Looking into CBuilder. Before I "Retire," I would like to try a cross platform project. Looks like an interesting way to go.


Happy for your words.
Believe me, it's a really good product.
It is a true RAD environment.
Furthermore, by simply changing the target, you can create the same application on Windows, IOS, Android, OS X.
I use Cbuilder (c++), but there is also the version for delphi (always free for personal and commercial use. If you exceed 5000 USD of profit, then you have to buy the license).

I downloaded the whole package, not realizing that the cross-platform part, RAD Studio is not free. I started getting phone calls and several emails a day trying to sell the license after trial. It is a great system, but I can't afford it. I unsubscribed from the notices, and I will play with it until the trial runs out. I do appreciate finding out about it.
Thanks for your support.
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But did you download the Comunity version?
https://www.embarcadero.com/products/cbuilder/starter
As for the phone calls, never received one (also because I did not put the correct number        )
For emails, one a day the first times, now once a week (if they bother you create a rule to move or trash them)
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But did you download the Comunity version?
https://www.embarcadero.com/products/cbuilder/starter
As for the phone calls, never received one (also because I did not put the correct number        )
For emails, one a day the first times, now once a week (if they bother you create a rule to move or trash them)

Thanks. There is no CE for RAD Studio.
Thanks for your support.
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Thanks. There is no CE for RAD Studio.

Sorry but I do not understand.
Rad studio is still present (whether you download the CE cbuilder or Delphi CE).
Of course it is not as complete as the paid version of 3000 USD, but a reduced version is present and allows you to encode in C ++ or delphi.
For trial I uninstalled everything and reinstalled again.
I tried to make a simple application for windows, and then without any changes (I simply changed the target) I tried to compile it for the phone, and in addition to compile it, I transferred and installed directly on the phone.
During the installation (of Cbuilder CE or delphi CE) it asks you if you want to install also the necessary to create android applications, OS X etc ...
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