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how to target duplicate titles in my collection
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantChazcdc54
Registered: March 19, 2007
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I have around 3500 titles in my DVD Profiler collection with a mix of DVD, BD and now a handful of 4K UHDs.  Is there any way to target duplicate titles in one or more formats?  I have numerous editions of various films and want to find these with an aim to eventually selling the extra versions.

I couldn't find a report that addresses this.  Is there some tool or method for doing this? I would appreciate the assistance.  Thanks.
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantaintnosin
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Registered: April 3, 2007
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You would think it would be easy, given that DVD Profiler flags duplicate titles when you add them, but there doesn't appear to be an easy way to see them from the database.

The only way I can think to suggest would be to view the owned list alphabetically by title. That would group duplicate titles together at least.

To break the task up into chunks, filter on Title, Starts With so you can do movies by the first letter of their title.
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantmediadogg
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Registered: March 18, 2007
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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. 
Thanks for your support.
Free Plugins available here.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantChazcdc54
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Thanks Mediadogg!  The Double Dip plug in worked great! 
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar Contributormreeder50
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You guys are kinda overthinking this, unless I'm missing something. The easiest way is click on All in your Collection List and click in Search by Title and start typing the name. Only the titles with that name will appear in the list. I use this all the time when I replace lets say a BR with a 4K. Then I can see what unique parts of the older version fit into the new one.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantChazcdc54
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Mreeder50: There is that approach also but I was looking for a tool to run over my entire collection and flag those duplicates I need to address.  Your way is fine for when checking on a few titles that you are considering purchasing new versions of to see what you already have and see what special features are in common.  I use variations on that over time.
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar Contributormreeder50
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Quoting Chazcdc54:
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Mreeder50: There is that approach also but I was looking for a tool to run over my entire collection and flag those duplicates I need to address.  Your way is fine for when checking on a few titles that you are considering purchasing new versions of to see what you already have and see what special features are in common.  I use variations on that over time.

I figured I was missing something.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantjfrench
Registered: April 16, 2008
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As I'm getting somewhat forgetful I'm posting this for my benefit as much as for my hope that it might be beneficial to someone checking for duplicates.
Here's the procedure:
First, install the "Find double dips" plugin.  This plugin works great but, at least for me, has one serious omission; it doesn't display the disc locations.
Moving on,  Click the "Collection" tab in Profiler and then click Find Double Dips.
In the Double Dips window Click the "Start Searching..." tab.
When the search is complete select the "File" menu and click "Flag Listed Profiles" and then exit the plugin.
Now, right click on any column heading in the Profiler "Collection List" window and then "Sort by" and then "Flagged First".
If you don't have many dupes you're probably good to go at this point but I had quite a few and wanted a printout so I created a Report that provide enough info to verify the titles were, in fact, the same along with the locations.  As Reports created with the latest Profiler version are not being accepted, I've uploaded it to my Box account and here's the link
The Report will have to be copied to the My Documents/DVD Profiler/Reports folder so that Profiler can find it.  Pay attention to the Box set contents setting before running the Report.
Jim F.
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