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Quoting Nosferatu:
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From this, the wording is asking for "the main media type", so Blu-ray, not BD. That's why there's the phrase "contents for the Blu-ray profile". In that sense, it is logical to describe the discs as being DVD or Blu-ray. That would match the checkboxes on the General Information section of the profile.


That seems irrelevant in this situation and seems like a stretch too far.  Technically, the full term is Blu-ray Disc which is where the abbreviation of BD comes from, just like DVD (Digital Versatile Disc).

Honestly, this wouldn't be an issue if DVD Profiler had a drop down box to select the format when adding discs and the user could choose how that information is display in their database similar to the UHD format.

This way the user could choose from (this could be set in the Options and then be a global thing):

UHD, 4K Ultra, 4K, UHD BD, UHD Blu-ray, 4K Ultra Blu-ray, etc.
BD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray Disc
DVD, Digital Versatile Disc

I admit the last two have a lot less variants that what we see for UHD.
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Quoting Katatonia:
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I don't know where Ken is anymore ... but I now fully retire from the forum and contributing anything at all on here. I will now use my free time for more meaningful pursuits.

The constant flip flopping and anarchy is becoming deafening chaos. I see too many people who have already left, and it just is not worth it anymore to stick around.

Adios guys, and have fun.


Sorry to see you go Katatonia, but unfortunately, I fully understand.

Quoting GSyren:
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If memory serves me (which unfortunately is not always the case) there was a long silence from when Intervocative folded until Invelos was announced, due to some gag order. Is it possible that something similar is happening now? That Ken's silence is due to a gag order, rather than uninterest (or whatever)?

If so, I hope that things will come back to normal, whatever that is, eventually.


Doubt it.
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Wow, you've got to be kidding me that people are changing all of the existing profiles. 
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Quoting primetime21:
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This is not something that should be changed it's based on a user vote (many of which were done years ago) where 39 people voted one and 22 voted another.  Out of the many, many Invelos users. I'm pretty sure that a small number of user votes doesn't necessitate a change.  Hardly something that warrants many new contributions where if it really bothers someone that much they can get change it locally.  Soon people will just be throwing up random polls for any small change and if it passes they'll just quote the poll in the contributions.


Completely agree.  I'll throw in that number 4 is the standard abbreviations for both formats where as number 1 is a mix of a full name and an abbreviation.

Might as well include

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Main Feature (Blu-ray) - BC1799F540F7730F - FTD1EUE1 - Single-Sided - Double-Layered
Main Feature (Digital Versatile Disc) - 7424F540E4EDF9DC - FTD-0E-UW1.1_DES - Single-Sided - Double-Layered


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Main Feature (BD) - BC1799F540F7730F - FTD1EUE1 - Single-Sided - Double-Layered
Main Feature (Digital Versatile Disc) - 7424F540E4EDF9DC - FTD-0E-UW1.1_DES - Single-Sided - Double-Layered


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I'm starting to believe the Coles' succumbed in their own adobe and no one is aware.  Hopefully, they have relatives to check up on them. 
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Quoting windseven:
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If there is no way or nobody really cares, can I ask whether it's possible to just add the disc info to the parent profile by myself (and I can delete the child profiles)? It doesn't appear to be doable but I could be missing something.

Thanks.


The Disc Info, and any other info for that matter, in accordance with the standard and TV Series rules, should be added to the parent profile since child profiles are only optional.

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Individual profiles for each disc may be submitted if desired, but this is not required. Add these profiles to the box set contents of the parent profile. Create each of these individual profiles in line with the standard Contribution Rules with one exception - Cover Images. If a disc, or set of discs, have their own case, use the cover images from that case. When submitting a change to an existing TV series profile that is currently a box set, do not remove the existing contents.
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That's unfortunate and they even left the "(Continued on inside panels)" verbiage in the overview section.  I'm guessing they is no continuation for the keep case; panels, card, booklet, or otherwise.
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I agree as well.  I can only speculate that the list used for countries may be the same list used for localities.
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From my perspective, if we can't determine the production company then it's best to leave the CoO blank.  However, if the production company can be determine via valid resources then I'd argue that we should be able to contribute the CoO(s).
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Snappers definitely came first and studios that were using them then switched to keep cases, not the other way around.  A re-release with a keep case would also have a different release date.  Also, when an item is re-released the studios tend to change the (c) date for the release in the credits block on the back cover.  This is different then the copyright date for when the film was made.  This would help to show that cover doesn't match the release date.

For example:

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(c) 2019 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved.


Some of the studios which used snappers originally were Warner, New Line, Live Entertainment, etc.
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Sorry if this is old news, but I noticed there is an "Optional Updates" button in the middle section when previewing changes for cast and crew (e.g. birth year changes, etc.).  Is this new or has this been here for awhile now?  Now I'm wondering if I've be asleep at the wheel.
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Quoting ObiKen:
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With regards to how DVDP calculates the DVD Disc-ID, I can confirm it makes a programming call to Microsoft's DIRECTSHOW API "DVD Navigator source filter" using the "IDvdInfo2::GetDiscID" method, which retrieves a system-generated 64-bit unique identification number for the DVD.


I seem to remember a conversation with Ken about this in these forums way back when.  I also seem to recall back then I wrote code to call the came method to verify the Disc ID.  Has anyone tried something similar with the latest versions of Win10 to see if you get the same Disc ID as DVDP to rule out any fault from DVDP?  I know Ken made some changes long ago to avoid getting the wrong Disc ID when using AnyDVD, but now it seems like we have the reverse problem and I'm not aware of how Ken fixed that issue.
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Quoting Wigram:
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Quoting rdodolak:
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It makes me wonder if Invelos is filtering them out on purpose.

It is more likely that DVD Profiler, and AnyDVD, uses the same way to generate (and recognize) a DiscID from a physical disc as the old CDrom.sys.


If that were the case, then the DVD Disc ID generated by DVD Profiler in Windows 10 shouldn't have been affected since it would be independent to the current Win10 cdrom.sys driver version.

What I was referring to was the lookup of the Disc ID of the currently inserted disc to what is stored in the database.  We know that DVDP is generating these "new" Disc IDs with the updated cdrom.sys driver, but people have stated that the program doesn't recognize these disc IDs as already being in the database.  The generation of the Disc ID for storage and the one generated for lookup should be the same Disc ID.
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It makes me wonder if Invelos is filtering them out on purpose.
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Also, if you go to Tools -> Edit Media Types on the menu bar you can set the default banner settings for the various media types.  From what I recall, banners, when set, will show for releases without slipcovers and not show for those with slipcovers.
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How did you reinstall your DVD Profiler database?

A little over a week ago, I purchased a new hard drive, installed a clean installation of Windows 10, installed DVD Profiler, and copied over the DVD Profiler folder over to the new drive and everything works great.

I'm wondering if it has something to do with the database or files themselves?  What is the file path for your DVD Profiler database?
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Quoting pepean:
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When I updated to Windows 10 I did the process that I have done other times when changing computers, for example, that is: I install the program, I enter the data of the registry and I open the backup that I did before in the old computer ...


Are you saying you edited the Windows registry?  If so, it's possible something negative happened when it was edited.
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Quoting Wigram:
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Quoting GSyren:
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Personally I use AnyDVD so all disc IDs that I contribute will be the "correct" IDs. But I'm not sure how useful they will be, since most users will not be using AnyDVD.


One could argue that the correct discID is the one that does not use a driver built to remove copy preventions, something deemed illegal is some countries. I sure hope that most users are not using any of those decripters. I do not.


Contributing the inaccurate Disc IDs populates the database with erroneous information.  It's not AnyDVD that is causing the issue, but the updated Windows 10 cdrom.sys driver file.
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In my opinion, the Play All setting should only be used be for the main episodes/shorts and not featurettes.
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I've wondered if Ken has slowly lost interest given it's been roughly 20 years since DVDProfiler was first made available.  New capabilities such as Ultra HD Blu-ray were added late or haven't been added, and although there had been droughts between updates in the past follow-up fixes for PC and Android weren't released with the last update, and the half-price Summer sale has been on the front page of this site for the past 4 years.

I'm sure not as many people are collecting physical media, let alone cataloging physical media, today compared to the heyday of DVD which doesn't help.  But in my perspective it also appears we've lost users/contributors over the years not only due to the slow updates, but because of the lack of ability to adapt to new technologies.
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Quoting mediadogg:
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Maybe, but even a "bot" needs to be set up, monitored and tweaked by a human. And that person may not have the interest, time or ability legally to "talk" to you. We don't know what is going on. But be careful what you ask for. I know if I were running this free site during some time of obvious stress and adversity for Invelos, and instead of appreciating it, people kept complaining about it, not having compassion for what must be a monumental disaster in their lives, I would just shut the thing down and tell people just where to go. 

Thank goodness Invelos is more kind and thoughtful than I am!!!!


Do you know something that we don't? 

Although there is no annual fee people did pay for the software so I wouldn't necessarily say the site is free, per se, but the fee was an exceptional deal.  Of course, I wouldn't mind paying an annual fee if that actually meant we'd receive more updates and fixes.
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Quoting GSyren:
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Ok, that is annoying. But again, is it a big problem?


Since Rutan mentioned alternate disc IDs this does pose an issue with that as it could lead to duplicate information for the same disc and further fragments the database.
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Quoting T!M:
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Quoting rdodolak:
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What is actually on the disc and then round up or down based on standard rounding rules.

GSyren is right: we all agree that if the *actual*, measured aspect ratio deviates from what the cover says, that we enter what it *is*, rather than what the cover states. But that wasn't what I was asking, hence no "Other" option. My question was about when the same actual aspect ratio is described by various distributors in slightly different ways on covers.


Thank you for clarifying and also after reading your updated post, sans measuring the aspect ratio from the actual disc, I have to lean more toward copying what is actually found on the cover.  The reason is because I've seen many releases, for example, where the actual measured aspect ratio from the disc can actually be either 2.40:1 (1920 x 800 px.) or 2.39:1 (1920 x 803/804 px.).  Thus selecting the default DVDProfiler option of 2.40:1, when the cover states 2.39:1 may be wrong since the actual ratio might actually be 2.39:1.  Then again, I've seen where the cover states 2.39:1, but the measured aspect ratio is actually 2.35:1.

I'm not sure if I've come across many, if any, that have a listed aspect ratio of 1.77:1, when the actual ratio is 1.78:1, but I don't buy many DVDs these days, since I favor Blu-rays, so maybe it is a more common practice with DVDs.  Sans measuring the aspect ratio, there doesn't seem to be a one size fits all solution.
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Quoting Cyclograph:
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Ooo... I just noticed the current release of Profiler is two years old yesterday! 
June 8 2017:  4.0.0 1762 RC was released to public beta test (later formally released in Sept unchanged.)


Yep, the iOS app had several fixes, but the Windows and Android app had no updates what so ever.
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Agree with Mithi to round up in this case.

In terms of the poll, I can't agree with either option as what is on the cover is commonly wrong and the default options aren't always the correct aspect ratio for a given release.  My preferred answer is to measure what is actually on the disc and then round up or down based on standard rounding rules.
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