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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantmediadogg
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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 ...

I am sure that it is I who does not understand. In fact, I sent a note to the guy who was emailing me about the license, and here is his direct email reply:
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"Hi there,

The CE edition is for C++ Builder and Delphi only.  RAD Studio comes with both of those products but you can't get a CE edition of RAD Studio.  The 5k/year revenue restriction is correct.  Please let me know if I can assist you in getting a paid license at any point.

Have a great morning"


Maybe you got grandfathered in on a previous deal. Anyway, I will follow your lead and see if it works for me.

Maybe "cross-platform" is available, even without what they call "RAD Studio." If so, that would be great.

Thanks again.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantMamo
Registered: June 3, 2007
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If someone wants to contribute with the translation of the terms used by the program, I have made available a shared spreadsheet where you can insert them.
You can find it at this address:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12EwOCnWMUqm3g7lYxtU7dNFUwNa6brVlgcLpnUN9ifA/edit?usp=sharing
5 languages are indicated, but nothing prevents adding others
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantmediadogg
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I uninstalled the RAD Studio, rebooted my PC and have attempted to download the Community Edition, but somehow the installer continues to recognize the RAD Studio Trial license. I get a message saying that CE cannot coexist. I will contact their support to see if it can be resolved.
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantmediadogg
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I uninstalled the RAD Studio, rebooted my PC and have attempted to download the Community Edition, but somehow the installer continues to recognize the RAD Studio Trial license. I get a message saying that CE cannot coexist. I will contact their support to see if it can be resolved.

Continuing to have problems. Apparently RAD Studio leaves a bunch of directories, registry entries and DLLs lying around, even after uninstall. Now Support won't talk to me, not even to help me manually uninstall the remnants. So I can't run anything now, and my machine is "tainted" with the remnants of a sloppy uninstall process. Guess if something seems too good to be true, it usually is, as they say. I was hoping to give them a try, but now they have really ticked me off.

Just got in touch with Corporate. They are assigning an engineer to work with me. Impressive!
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantmediadogg
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Try to see this post:
https://community.embarcadero.com/article/articles-support/174-rad-studio/installation-registration/16501-manual-uninstall-of-rad-studio-delphi-c-builder-10-2

Thanks. It was my attempt to follow that post, that got me where I am. Maybe I clicked on the incorrect registry entry. Don't know. But I'm hoping that the software engineer assigned by the Corporate Office will help me get it resolved. 
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantspecise_8472
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I have been following this with interest.
I see that people have finally seen the light and gone to a real compiler. (Only kidding  ).
I have been using Delphi since V5 and am happy with it. All my Profiler plugins are written in Delphi (Pascal).
I just like pascal as any form of C seems to be 'weird' to me. Code not easy to follow for my tastes. But then again I have learnt enough of the various C's to convert to Delphi.
Currently using 10.1 (Berlin).
Love the idea of cross-platform in that one code base that compiles to any platform. Only gotcha is that you have to buy a developer license to be able to use iOS devices. But have got around that by having access to our work Enterprise program. We have in-house programs for our users that we push out via Citrix Xenmobile.

So if anyone needs help with Profiler in Pascal (Delphi), I am willing to assist. Actually most of my plugins are in Delphi 2007 as from about 9 on they switched to Unicode, and some of my libraries I use are not in Unicode. Just have not been bothered to rewrite, find alternatives.

Then again at work I have to use predominantly Powershell for scripting and JavaScript / MySQL (LAMP & WAMP stacks). Now learning Mongo DB.
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantmediadogg
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I have been following this with interest.

Thanks for the post, and I'll also check out your plugins (are they public?).
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantMamo
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I see that people have finally seen the light and gone to a real compiler. (Only kidding  ).


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I have been using Delphi since V5 and am happy with it. All my Profiler plugins are written in Delphi (Pascal).
I just like pascal as any form of C seems to be 'weird' to me. Code not easy to follow for my tastes.

I probably have a few more years than you. I have used the Cbuilder since the first version. In all these years I have not been able to understand why people persisted and insist on using a non-standard C ++ product, which is very cumbersome, and you have to write everything by hand (now fortunately not anymore).
I'm talking about Visual C (which in the early years had absolutely nothing), while with Cbuilder you found everything already done.

If you've been programming for so long, you've probably downloaded material from my site. It was one of the main sources of vcl freeware components.

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But then again I have learnt enough of the various C's to convert to Delphi.

I have never deepened Delphi too much, also because cbuilder can compile delphi code directly.

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Currently using 10.1 (Berlin).
Love the idea of cross-platform in that one code base that compiles to any platform. Only gotcha is that you have to buy a developer license to be able to use iOS devices.

Not having apple equipment I have never tried. Being a closed environment, it is likely that to transfer the app to the device you must necessarily go from the app store. Hence the need to purchase a license. Fortunately with Android it is not necessary. You can transfer the app directly from the IDE.
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But have got around that by having access to our work Enterprise program. We have in-house programs for our users that we push out via Citrix Xenmobile.

For the joy of users. 

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So if anyone needs help with Profiler in Pascal (Delphi), I am willing to assist.

Thanks for the offer.
I preferred not to create a plugin, but an autonomous tool, for the simple reason that I'm lazy and did not want to study how to do it. 

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Actually most of my plugins are in Delphi 2007 as from about 9 on they switched to Unicode, and some of my libraries I use are not in Unicode. Just have not been bothered to rewrite, find alternatives.

For the same reason, for the main programs I still use version 5 of the cbuilder (version released in the year 2000)

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Then again at work I have to use predominantly Powershell for scripting and JavaScript / MySQL (LAMP & WAMP stacks). Now learning Mongo DB.

Wow.
Compliments. I've been trying to update the site for a couple of weeks and I'm trying my hand at PHP (I'm creating WP plugins).
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Hi Mamo,
The program seems to work well.  You have my appreciation.
I dd notice something that I don't understand.  Initially I had exported the collection without the overview included.  After using the program and finding no problems I exported my profiles again in order to check out something in a different program (Profiler Query).  When I next started MDBtoDVDP it was aware of the change.  Re-importing caused the program to shutdown at approx. 5585 profiles.  I then flagged about 100 profiles with overview and exported and that was accepted.  I next exported without overview and that was accepted
And finally, to confuse me further, it seems that the overview data from the flagged profiles which I had previously exported was still available.  Other Profiles simply displayed the exported Length value in the DVD Profiler Overview area.
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantmediadogg
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For the same reason, for the main programs I still use version 5 of the cbuilder (version released in the year 2000) ...

Ah, I see. When I saw your praise of CBuilder, I made the "mistake" of going after the latest build, including the "RAD Studio", a powerful but expensive tool. To install it, it downloads a lot of stuff and makes a bunch of updates to the registry, which the uninstall does not completely remove. I tried to uninstall the RAD Studio Trial, and switch to the free Community Edition CBuilder. Something went wrong during the uninstall - not sure what, but it took days of manual editing of the registry and then a Windows system scan and repair to get back. Meanwhile, even after calls to the corporate office, the CBuilder support just left me hanging.

As a software developer, I am usually careful about giving negative comments about another "brother." But there has been so much praise here, I wanted to share my experience in case someone else goes the route that I did. My recommendations:
(1) Make a system backup or restore point before installing. (yeah, I know it was my bad for not doing that.)
(2) If you want to try out the product, download and install the free "Community Edition" first. If at some later date you decide to purchase a full license for RAD Studio, your registration code can be used to upgrade the free version.

Be aware that the uninstall process is flawed, and can leave orphaned registry entries, folders and DLLs which might prevent re-installation. I was in the never-never land of both the un-install and install processes both failing, so that I had to manually delete files, folders and registry entries, then repair my mistakes using the Windows repair tools. I have not yet got the courage to retry. My experience is not unique. Their support forum makes available a manual uninstall document, so I guess this has happened to others.

Again, this is not intended to be a malicious post, but I think a valid sharing of my experience. The product comes so highly recommended, that I am still very likely to give it a try again sometime in the future.
Thanks for your support.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Be aware that the uninstall process is flawed, and can leave orphaned registry entries, folders and DLLs which might prevent re-installation.

I can recommend Revo Uninstaller (free). It is very good at finding leftover registry entries, files and folders after the uninstall is completed. Although it probably won't find trialware registry entries since those are usually well hidden.
My freeware tools for DVD Profiler users.
Gunnar
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Hi Mamo,
The program seems to work well.  You have my appreciation.

Thank you.
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I dd notice something that I don't understand.  Initially I had exported the collection without the overview included.  After using the program and finding no problems I exported my profiles again in order to check out something in a different program (Profiler Query).  When I next started MDBtoDVDP it was aware of the change.  Re-importing caused the program to shutdown at approx. 5585 profiles.

One reason may be that one of your overviews exceeds 10000 characters.
I thought it was enough, but apparently not.
I published a new version where I doubled this value.
I also took the opportunity to double the number of DVDs manageable (now the limit is 20000 - if someone has a collection with a larger number of films let me know).
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  I then flagged about 100 profiles with overview and exported and that was accepted.  I next exported without overview and that was accepted
And finally, to confuse me further, it seems that the overview data from the flagged profiles which I had previously exported was still available.  Other Profiles simply displayed the exported Length value in the DVD Profiler Overview area.


Strange behavior.
It may be due to the problem of the 10000 characters (the operation is terminated before its conclusion).
If you want to try the new version, it may be that this strange behavior is also solved.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantMamo
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Ah, I see. When I saw your praise of CBuilder, I made the "mistake" of going after the latest build, including the "RAD Studio", a powerful but expensive tool. To install it, it downloads a lot of stuff and makes a bunch of updates to the registry, which the uninstall does not completely remove. I tried to uninstall the RAD Studio Trial, and switch to the free Community Edition CBuilder. Something went wrong during the uninstall - not sure what, but it took days of manual editing of the registry and then a Windows system scan and repair to get back. Meanwhile, even after calls to the corporate office, the CBuilder support just left me hanging.

As a software developer, I am usually careful about giving negative comments about another "brother." But there has been so much praise here, I wanted to share my experience in case someone else goes the route that I did. My recommendations:
(1) Make a system backup or restore point before installing. (yeah, I know it was my bad for not doing that.)
(2) If you want to try out the product, download and install the free "Community Edition" first. If at some later date you decide to purchase a full license for RAD Studio, your registration code can be used to upgrade the free version.

Be aware that the uninstall process is flawed, and can leave orphaned registry entries, folders and DLLs which might prevent re-installation. I was in the never-never land of both the un-install and install processes both failing, so that I had to manually delete files, folders and registry entries, then repair my mistakes using the Windows repair tools. I have not yet got the courage to retry. My experience is not unique. Their support forum makes available a manual uninstall document, so I guess this has happened to others.

Again, this is not intended to be a malicious post, but I think a valid sharing of my experience. The product comes so highly recommended, that I am still very likely to give it a try again sometime in the future.

You did very well to share your experience (which apparently you were not the only one to have problems).
Another suggestion that I would like to offer is to try to install the product on a virtual machine in such a way that you do not touch the main PC and do not run into your problems.
I normally use VMWare workstation (free). Here I install a windows 10 virtual machine (microsoft makes these virtual machines available for free)
After that I install the various programs.
Finally sharing a disk, the data are easily visible between the PC and the virtual machine.
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantmediadogg
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@Mamo Great suggestion!!!!
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