Welcome to the Invelos forums. Please read the forum rules before posting.

Read access to our public forums is open to everyone. To post messages, a free registration is required.

If you have an Invelos account, sign in to post.

Invelos Forums->Posts by AndyEN Page: 1  Previous   Next
Message Details
Quoting marcelb7:
Quote:
Quoting Danae Cassandra:
Quote:
I agree.  I used to have all sorts of manual profiles for the individual films, so the alt ID profiles have been awesome.

For films, it's a great feature. For TV series... Let's just say I'm not a fan.


A bit of a tangent, but I wish TV shows were presented closer to movies, though with all the episodes in a disc together a la short films. But not duplicated in the main set. I know some prefer the reverse, but discs can be lost/stolen/not returned with the rest of the set (this has happened to me at least once)/sold separately (the latter especially from video rental places), so this way would reduce duplication and more accurately reflect what a user actually has.
Posted:
Topic Replies: 24, Topic Views: 850
I don't think anyone's work is so much being destroyed as being amended and relocated when needed. If you took the time to type up credits for movies that got shifted, the work is still there, it's just been moved to a new profile.

I suspect that the screening process is less strict for an initial inclusion than for modifications because once there's a starting point, things can get fine tuned from there. But there are a lot of obscure DVDs out there that might never see the light of day here at all if they weren't allowed in initially with a few warts. The approval process for new submissions is usually much faster than for modifications, suggesting that modifications get looked at a lot more closely.
Posted:
Topic Replies: 24, Topic Views: 850
The standard is to have a barebones profile for the set itself, and then child profiles only for individual movies, not a child profile for the individual discs. if each of the discs is in its own case, you would use the the same images for every movie on that disc, but movie credits are only used for the specific movie.
Posted:
Topic Replies: 24, Topic Views: 850
Yes, this is the first I've heard of anything related to season/series going in the edition field instead of the title field. Ease of search alone makes that important. I know Kolchak only lasted one season, but imagine you had a secondhand copy with the UPC/EAN removed of something that lasted a dozen seasons and had been repackaged on DVD a number of times, and you couldn't type in the title search field that it was for a complete series or a specific season. That would be a lot to scroll through.
Posted:
Topic Replies: 6, Topic Views: 604
Even before I saw the separate common name thread, once I saw the title of this thread I immediately figured it was probably about Professor Irwin Corey. Agreed with others that Professor should be treated as part of his stage name since he bestowed the title on himself.
Posted:
Topic Replies: 4, Topic Views: 598
I've had good results with the most recent version of Leawo Blu-ray player. I've mostly used it for Blu-rays of course but I just tested a DVD and it seemed to work okay.
Posted:
Topic Replies: 27, Topic Views: 2905
I've occasionally used the cover for credits, but when doing so I've always clarified that there were no credits in the movie itself, or no credits for a particular role. As long as you clarify that that is the reason you're using the cover, it'll probably get approved.
Posted:
Topic Replies: 7, Topic Views: 2192
I would agree with using the actual actors including voice actors. it might be a bit clunky if the credit says "as Himself" or "as Herself" but it's still the best to convey the actual cast member. So if the Star Wars Holiday Special ever gets an official release, Kenny Baker would get his due for playing R2D2, though he would be credited as R2D2.
Posted:
Topic Replies: 7, Topic Views: 1630
For something like that I'd try the book UPC if possible and failing that use the disc ID. 

I have some of the comic book trades Danae mentioned. Those come with a Blu-ray and a DVD and I know that at least some such instances are in the database using the book UPC.
Posted:
Topic Replies: 4, Topic Views: 1269
With some box sets and similar batches of submissions you can tell when someone stopped and someone else took over because somewhere half way in it'll go from all one way to all another. More than once it's been split almost in half. The good news is that if you figure out why some were declined, you can sometimes improve the ones that got approved.
Posted:
Topic Replies: 3, Topic Views: 1163
Sometimes if you resubmit noting why you don't think you should have been declined, the submission will be accepted on the second try. So if you think you followed the rules properly, it's probably worth appealing the decision.
Posted:
Topic Replies: 7, Topic Views: 3040
Embassy: opening credits say "Directed by Robert Lewis".
Posted:
Topic Replies: 9, Topic Views: 3945
I don't mind either way. And of course there's always the risk that the same UPC will turn out to exist with and without the rounded corners. If that does prove to be the case we probably don't want to go down that rabbit hole.

Personally I prefer whichever results in the clearest image. If someone wants to take a filled-in image and replace it with a higher resolution image with rounded corners that's fine.
Posted:
Topic Replies: 6, Topic Views: 2836
Aside from a special features disc, another difference I've seen in one instance (and I'm betting there are other cases) is when a Blu-ray/DVD combo is re-released with the same UPC without the DVD. I'm not talking about secondhand Blu-rays omitting the DVD, which is very common, but an actual re-release.
Posted:
Topic Replies: 2, Topic Views: 1639
Quoting The Movieman:
Quote:
Two people chose to ruin it. 


Yes, but the level of consensus is still strong enough that it would make for a bit on Ripley's Believe it or Not.
Posted:
Topic Replies: 14, Topic Views: 6090
Anything the improves the accuracy with the Overviews, however small sounds great. The Overview is one area where even small corrections can make the profiles look more professional.

EDIT: Wow, so far there isn't just a clear consensus, it's unanimous.
Posted:
Topic Replies: 14, Topic Views: 6090
While really minor change contributions puzzle me, they not really bother me. I just don't bother to vote and move on to the next submission. What's more annoying in the original screenshot is when the summary is so vague that I can't get a sense of what's being changed; "changes made" doesn't tell the voter anything they don't already know, so the voters who might not care about minor changes have to click on Evaluate just to get any sense at all of what's being changed.
Posted:
Topic Replies: 13, Topic Views: 5890
Given you've spotted three differences, I think there's enough of a difference to warrant an alternate ID. Even if you want to argue that just one of the differences isn't enough. I think cumulatively there's enough of a difference. The cover difference will hopefully cue anyone want to add the profile which one they have if they don't know the difference between a pressed disc and a BD-R disc. I would note all three differences when submitting though so that if there's confusion later it's part of the contribution history.
Posted:
Topic Replies: 10, Topic Views: 4535
Quoting mediadogg:
Quote:
(do animals have credits?  ).


A bit of a tangent, but in another thread, someone mentioned there are multiple horses credited as Trigger, not just Roy Rogers', so yes animal credits have to be audited just like the human credits.
Posted:
Topic Replies: 77, Topic Views: 6934
Quoting GSyren:
Quote:

The question is - how to we decide what that common name should be. Do we use the most often used name in the database (as given by the CLT) or do we try to find out what is the most often used variant in the actual movie credits?


The latter makes more sense to me: As people try to make the credit data as accurate as possible, the data will eventually shift more towards the actual movie credits, which will eventually in theory make the answer the same for both anyway. The only tricky area would be for actors who are in a movie with an unusually high number of DVD releases with a different name than they normally use. But those are probably a minority of cases.
Posted:
Topic Replies: 77, Topic Views: 6934
Invelos Forums->Posts by AndyEN Page: 1  Previous   Next