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TurboCLT 1.3.5 per the request of marcelb7.

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Quoting The_Fox:
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if it is not mentioned somewhere, e.g. in a text or legal info on the cover that it is indeed the MGM vintage classic series, I would consider "Vintage Classics" the correct edition.

No mention of "MGM Vintage Classics" anywhere.
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There is a contribution up that changes "Vintage Classics" to "MGM Vintage Classics" for this title:



I have two concerns about this; one general and one specific.

First of all, the contribution notes say "to match approved profiles for other titles in this series." I always get concerned when someone says "to match" something. As we all know, something being approved doesn't necessarily mean that it's correct (sadly). So changing something to match something else may possibly mean that we are actually just propagating a previous error. I believe that each contribution must stand on its own.

Secondly, nowhere on the cover does it actually say "MGM Vintage Classics". There is a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer logo but it doesn't actually say "MGM" and it's clearly separated from "Vintage Classics".

So, what do you guys think? Is this an acceptable contribution?
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Quoting marcelb7:
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My suggestion would be to start with titles that have the word "Disc" in them, and see where it goes.

We could try that, but I have to warn you that I have several movie boxsets where the individual children have titles that contain "Disc", and lots of TV titles that does not.

It's hard to evaluate the effectiveness of filtering in TurboCLT. I would suggest that you use ProfilerQuery against your own collection to test the effectiveness of some words. In my collection I found that selecting titles that contain "Series" or "Season" seemed to be fairly effective. But that's just for English titles.

Maybe I could implement something like this:
Exclude titles that contains any of the words: [Series, Season, Serie, ...]
Where you can add any word that seems appropriate. But, as I said, in TurboCLT it's very difficult to tell how effective this is.
What do you think?
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Quoting mediadogg:
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Look for episode dividers or the word "episode"?

I considered that, but there are plenty of anthology movies that contain episodes. Amicus released a bunch of such films back in the day, such as Vault of Horror, Tales from the Crypt and others. And there many other examples.
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Quoting marcelb7:
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Gunnar,

Is it possible to add a settings option that filters out disc profiles for TV series?


I'll take a look at it, but I guess it would mean filtering out anything with genre Television, which would also include TV movies if they were flagged as such. Unless you can suggest another way to identify just TV series?
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The other issues mentioned are being discussed in other threads, and I would suggest that you don't spread those discussions to this or other unrelated threads.

Regarding the online profile lists, as far as I know they are updated daily. I don't know exactly when, but if it's been more than a day since you last checked, you ought to see an incremental download. If you don't, then your local lists are most likely out-of-date.

There is of course the possibility that there are days when no profiles at all are added to the online database. And in that case you might not see a download. But in my experience that has seldom happened (at least before the server update).

Note, though, that just because you get an incremental update of the online profile list, that doesn't necessarily mean that there are any updates for your collection. You can still get "All DVD Profiles are up to date."
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If the incremental update works, then fine. The point is to understand what the OPL is, and that if the incremental update fails you're not getting the latest updates (if any).
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A few days ago I posted this in the Facebook group "DVD Profiler Users", thinking that people there might not be reading the forum as closely as most of you guys here. Still, I guess it wouldn't hurt to post this info here as well.

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I have some new info regarding how to download the Online Profile List (hereafter referred to as the OPL). But just to make sure that we're all on the same page, I'd like to offer a short tutorial. Please bear with me if this is old news to you.

The OPL is a list of all profiles that are available in Invelos' online database. It contains some info on each profile. When you do an add by title, all the info that you see on that list comes from your local OPL (unless you click the Preview button - that data will be downloaded).

One piece of information in the OPL is the last change timestamp. When you select Refresh Updated Profiles, the online timestamps are compared to the local timestamps in your profiles, and if the online timestamp is newer, then that profile will show up as an available update.

The trouble that we are seeing is that when you select a function in Profiler than uses the OPL, Profiler tries to download an incremental update of the OPL. That means that it only downloads what's changed. Thus it's a much smaller download than a download of the full OPL. However, at the present, this incremental download does not seem to work. So, unless you do a full download, you'll still be working with the old OPL and will therefore not see any recent updates.

In earlier posts I have told you about two ways to get the full OPL; delete your local files or download it the way specified in the Knowledge Base. HOWEVER, it has just been pointed out to me that there is a third way: Click "Online/Refresh Online Profile List" while holding down the Ctrl key. I don't think this is documented anywhere.

Obviously having to download some 50+ MB of data every time you want to check for updates is annoying. Especially if you're paying for download traffic. So hopefully this problem will be rectified soon.
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Quoting greyghost:
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Or just hold the Ctrl key and select Refresh Online Profile List... under the Online... tab.

This just downloads the complete online profile list, you still need to Refresh Updated Profiles as usual.

Hm, is that documented somewhere? I assume that it was implemented after Ken had written that article in the knowledge base. It's a pity Ken was so bad at updating the documentation. Or, in fact, documenting some special functions at all. Now much of it is just through oral tradition. 
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Quoting primetime21:
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Quoting GSyren:
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Quoting the Knowledge Base:
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You can download the online profile list directly from your browser and save it to your "My Documents\DVD Profiler" directory. The next time you start DVD Profiler, it will automatically import the downloaded file.

Download the file by right-clicking on the download link below and selecting "Save Target As". Then, browse to your "My Documents" folder, then into "DVD Profiler" from there. Save the downloaded file.

Download link: OnlineList.dod

This works! Just make sure you download the file into the directory indicated, and then restart Profiler.


Thanks I'll try this out!  Do you still the chance to decide whether or not to include certain updated data?

It just downloads the online profile list. After that you can select Refresh Updated Profiles from the menu, just like before.
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Quoting the Knowledge Base:
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You can download the online profile list directly from your browser and save it to your "My Documents\DVD Profiler" directory. The next time you start DVD Profiler, it will automatically import the downloaded file.

Download the file by right-clicking on the download link below and selecting "Save Target As". Then, browse to your "My Documents" folder, then into "DVD Profiler" from there. Save the downloaded file.

Download link: OnlineList.dod

This works! Just make sure you download the file into the directory indicated, and then restart Profiler.
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TurboCLT 1.3.4
Well, no sooner than one bug is found and fixed, another one pops up.
This time it was names with quotation marks that didn't work properly.
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TurboCLT 1.3.3

Fixed a bug that could cause the profile count in Crew Roles to be incorrect if more than one name had been searched (or loaded).
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Quoting mediadogg:
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Oh my, seems I totally missed this goodie, even though you have using HTTPJolie. Nice work.

Thank you! HTTPJolie has opened so many possibilities without me having to create a plugin for each of them. It lets me concentrate on the new functionality instead. It has been a game changer for me! 
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DpOnlineBrowser 1.5


Click on the image for video.

The search is now done in two phases. Phase 1 (the 6 leftmost columns) takes its data from your local online profile list, so it is quite fast, since no download is involved.

Phase 2, the remaining 4 columns, requires a download for each profile. This is done in the background, and you can see in real time how each row is being updated. This is much slower.

While phase 2 is performed, all the other functions of the program are functional. In phase 2 you can also have the program highlight profiles that are in your collection (see the two profiles in the illustration). You might think that this would be a simple thing that could even have been accomplished in phase 1. Unfortunately this turned out to be more complicated that I expected, and it also slows down phase 2 a bit further. Because of this, I have made this function optional. You can turn it on or off in the settings.

A note on the Amazon search. Popups like cookie prompts (or other prompts that come before the normal website) hinders the paste of the UPC in the search field. The same might go for login prompts. Once you are logged in and "cookied", the search should work.

Happy Easter everyone!
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No worries, Marty. Any questions regarding my programs are welcome. It tells me that someone wants to use the program. That's always good to hear. 
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Quoting mreeder50:
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I don't seem to be able to get TurboCLT 1.3.1 yesterday or 1.3.2 today. I get the message "File wasn't available on site".

Try refreshing your browser. F5 or Ctrl-F5.
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TurboCLT 1.3.2

I found a sneaky little bug that I fixed. And while I was digging into the code I also implemented an option to turn the dropdown history on or off. Note that it will come into effect the next time the CLT page is loaded into the program.

I should also confess that the hyphen problem turned out not to be a bug in Microsoft's Dictionary control after all, but a side effect of some other code in my program. Microsoft is by no means perfect, but I shouldn't blame them for something that was actually my own fault. 
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Quoting mediadogg:
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I have found the dropdown history to be useful.

Well, I figured thar the average user wouldn't need to lookup the same person multiple times (like I did during testing). But I'm open to making it configurable, if you or anyone else requests it. It's not a big deal.
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TurboCLT 1.3.1

I had to do some dirty programming to work around that hyphen problem. It seems to work fine now, but please report any anomalies that you find.

Dropdowns turned off. Required a little guesswork, so hopefully this will work as intended.
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The inability to lookup values that contains a hyphen (minus) appears to be a bug in Microsoft's Dictionary control. Not sure if/how I can work around that. I look into it further.

The dropdown is a "feature" of Microsoft's WebView2 browser control, so nothing that I have purposely introduced. I agree that it is annoying. I'll see if it can be turned off.
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Hi Marcel,
I will certainly look into that error.

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Also, it looks like your searches are cached within the app

Could you elaborate on that?
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Quoting jurgen42u:
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Does anybody has the Server Error in '/' Application error? When viewing your online collection you 'll see this error in your last added or top profile, in my case The Conan Chronicles Collection: Limited Edition. When viewing at your main screen with the 5 last added movies in your list, the last added one has a broken picture symbol.

Any solution to this problem?

I don't see this problem in my collection, or in any other collection that I have checked, except yours. I would suggest that you run a database repair, then edit something in that profile (just so it's flagged as changed), then re-upload your collection. See if that fixes it.
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Quoting Sgt Steiner:
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Hi

Having problem uploading my Profile to Online directory.
When I try to connect I get following mssg

"A File Access Error Occurred" and stating it cannot access my Database ??

Was working fine until today :-)
Cheers

First rule of DVD Profiler:
Whenever something unexpected happens - run a database repair.
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