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Yep, I got that to work. 

I'll be waiting to see if there are any bugs to fix, or any other enhancements to implement, before I release this. Unless someone is anxious to try it out, in which case you just have to ask. But I don't expect this to be very high on anyone's wish list.
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How about Digital Bits?
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Waddayaknow! Last night when I was about to go to sleep I remembered what my idea was. And this time I was ready for it. I had pen and paper on my bedside table. So I jotted down my idea. Grit your teeth, Sandman! 

So this morning I woke up and I looked at my notes. Was that shorthand? It reminded me of a quote from - I think - Foyle's War. "I can write shorthand, but I can't read it." Or maybe those were runes? Well, they almost "runed" my morning. Almost, but they were enough to jog my memory, and I could remember what my idea was.

I thought that it would be neat if one could take a registry key in regedit and drag it into GsyLaunch, so you could open regedit at that key with just a push of a button. Well, obviously such a feature would have a rather limited target audience. Possibly only people who are into software development or IT support. But I'm doing this primarily for my own use, so why not?

So that raised two questions.
1) Can you drag-and-drop from regedit?
2) Can you start regedit with a registry key as a command line argument?
The answer to those questions turned out to be "no" and "no".

Bummer! But maybe, just maybe, there could be a way to create such a regedit button in a slightly more roundabout way than just drag-and-drop. It would be nice, even if nobody else but me would use it. We'll see.  (Okay, it's not that exciting)
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Dagnabbit! 

Yesterday after I had gone to bed and was just about to go to sleep I had an idea for something that I thought I should incorporate into GsyLaunch. But I was too tired to go up and make a note of it. I thought to myself that I shall probably have forgotten about it in the morning, but still ...

And sure enough. I remember having an idea, but I have no clue what that idea was. Why do these ideas so often come just when I'm about to have a rendezvous with the Sandman? Oh well 

Anyway, here is the 2.1.0 update. It fixes two features that I missed porting over from version 1, and one new feature:
- Ability to drag a URL from a browser into GsyLaunch.
- Use program in the button properties.
- Searching for a button by its description.

Read all about it in the updated help file!

About saving URLs: GsyLaunch is not intended as a way to save all your web links. There are other tools that are much more suitable for that job. But sometimes it makes sense to have a web link close to some other program buttons, if there is a close connection to what the program is about. You might, for example, have a button to launch DVD Profiler, and a button next to it with a web link to the rules page.

While implementing this I noticed that version 1 had a bug - saving URLs only worked from Firefox. I didn't notice because Firefox is all I use. Now it works for all browsers. I think ...

Anyway, you can get GsyLaunch 2.1.0 here.

Oh, by the way, you can drag folders from Windows Explorer into GsyLaunch as well. Handy, if it is folders that you often have need to visit.
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I have an update in the pipeline. If anybody has any problems or enhancement requests, now would be a good time to let me know.
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Just thought I should post this to emphasize how compact the program really is. With my configuration I now have 153 shortcuts at my fingertips, organized by category.



How's that for an uncluttered desktop?

If you wonder about the background it is one of 14 images in a free theme called Autumn in Sweden from Microsoft Store.
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Welcome to the asylum!
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My personal opinions:

Genre:
A movie is a movie is a movie. Unless you check the credits, it's impossible to distinguish a TV movie from a similarly budgeted theatrical movie. TV genre should be used to signify a TV show or mini series, because those are very different from movies. If you want to use the genre classification for some other purpose, then you should keep it local.

Rating system:
For NR the rating system is meaningless. If it is not rated, then obviously no rating system has been used. Therefore just changing the rating system for a NR title just produces a meaningless update. Again, if you use it for something else than just indicating which rating system has been used, then you should keep it local.

To repeat, those are my personal opinions. The rules do not tell us one way or the other.
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It's not a plugin, and it's not directly Profiler related, so why do I post about it? Well, of all my tools, this is the one that I personally use many times every day, more than any of the others. And it's something that I believe many Profiler users could find useful. Some of you may have seen version 1 of this program on my site. Anyway, here goes:


What is it? It's a small program to help you de-clutter your desktop. You just drag a shortcut icon or an exe file into it, and it creates a button that let's you start the program. You create as many tabs that you find useful, and you can create any number of buttons on each tab. You decide how wide the program should be, and the buttons organize themselves into that space.

It actually doesn't look much different from version 1 (if you've tried that). But there were a few changes that I wanted to make, and the old code had become so hard to support that I decided to rewrite the whole thing from scratch. The most noticeable changes are that you can now rearrange the tabs, and that there is a clear visual feedback of the button being pushed when you click it.

But there are several less noticeable changes too. For example, hold down Alt when you click a button and you start the program as administrator. Read the help file for info on all the features.

Just to be clear, the image above is how my GsyLaunch looks. It comes empty, so you'll have to provide all the shortcuts. But it's really easy to do.

You can download it here.
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Quoting Doombear:
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Superman the Movie really benefits from its music.

Most movies benefit from their music. I haven't seen Superman the Movie in a long time, but I don't recall that the music stuck out, except of course the title music.

One movie that I watched recently stands out in my mind; The Last Wagon. Great western. One of Richard Widmark's best performances. But the score by Lionel Newman was just too overpowering at times, in my opinion.
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Yeah, that's obviously an oxymoron. But hear me out...

Film music is a bit like special effects. They should support the narrative without being so obvious that they distract from it. If you're watching a movie and thinking "wow - great special effect", then it hasn't done it's job.

By the same token, if you have watched a movie and think "the film music was great", then it hasn't done it's job. Sort of. There are exceptions. of course. Title themes are OK. They normally play before the narrative has been established anyway. And of course there is music that is part of the narrative, like in musicals.

Then there are the odd moments when the music is obvious but still essential. For example the shower scene is Psycho.

But many times the film music is too ... pompous or inappropriate. And that takes me out of the film experience, which I find really annoying. A movie should be experienced as a whole. And since a movie is mainly a visual experience, film music should be "seen" and not heard. At least that's my opinion. Many will obviously disagree. I'd be interested to hear opinions from both sides.
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Is it possible that it is a hardware problem?
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Technically, what is needed is a HDCP compatible graphic card, a HDCP compatible monitor and a HDPC compatible connection. DVI to DVI could work, I think, but only if both graphic card and monitor are also HDCP compatible. From GreyHulk's description I assumed that they are not.
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Quoting GreyHulk:
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Isn't Dragon Dynasty the Media Company?

You might be right. I was under the impression that Dragon Dynasty was a brand name used by The Weinstein Company. A bit of googling reveals that it isn't quite that simple.
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There are programs that can overcome that problem. I use AnyDVD HD. If also makes the drive region free. It is not cheap, though. There is also Dvdfab Passkey, but I believe that one is even costlier.

It's possible that there are cheaper solutions if you're just interested in the HDMI problem, and you don't need to make it region free.

I think a lifetime subscription to AnyDVD will set you back roughly 100 Euro (not sure what that is in GBP). Cheaper than replacing your hardware, I guess, and you get it region free, too.
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Quoting mediadogg:
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But this has given me an interesting thought. I could create an external version of BulkEdit that uses XML to seed its internal database. Alas, I have absolutely no time for such a project.

Man, I would love to see what somebody like Gunnar could so with an external version of BulkEdit. Yum. 

Hint: Gunnar, your next line in this screenplay is "Challenge Accepted!"

Well, you'll have to settle for not seeing "No way, José" 

There are a few things that are not clear to me.
- What the external BulkEdit would do that your plugin doesn't do.
- How I could "seed the internal database"?
- What BulkEdit does, exactly. Ok, I think I understand the basic idea, but I have never needed to use it, so there are most likely features that I would have study up on.

But you have planted the idea. And those are usually like weed - almost impossible to get rid of. 
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The current profile for this DVD has "Dragon Dynasty #21" as edition. The number 21 is not on the front cover, but is on the spine. So - does it belong in the edition field?

Also, what about "Two-disc Ultimate Edition"? Should that (also) be in the edition field?
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I don't think you can do it in Profiler itself, but you might take a look at ProfilerQuery. You can get all columns there. It may or may not suit your purpose, but give it a try. You could get something like this:

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Well, then I'm out of ideas. Sorry!

Unless you want to get really brutal and reinstall Windows and everything else. 
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Ah, yes, I forgot that Tahoma is a protected system font. That makes it a little bit tricky to delete. You can find instructions in the video below. Before fiddling with regedit you might want to create a system restore point, just to be on the safe side.

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jjom, since the Tahoma font is the most common cause of this error, are you 100% sure that you replaced the Tahoma font successfully? Perhaps you should give it another try. I would recommend the following:
1) Close Profiler and any other program that may be using fonts.
2) Go into the Fonts section of the Windows Control Panel.
3) Delete the Tahoma font.
4) Reboot
5) Download a fresh Tahoma font.
6) Install the downloaded font.

It's a bit of a long shot, but it's worth trying rather than giving up on DVD Profiler.
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To fix missing flags, check Collection/Flags/Always Show Flag Indicators.
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Thriller: A Cruel Picture contains hardcore scenes, so should definitely be classified as Adult. Don't know about the others.

Are you using the desktop Profiler and syncing with iOS? If so, you can always change the ratings locally if you don't agree with them. Also, check the Personalize tab for these profiles (in the desktop version) and make sure you haven't checked the exclusion checkbox.
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Ah, James Marsters. Yes, he was good in Buffy. I haven't seen Smallville. Maybe if it was available on streaming, but I hesitate getting more big shows on DVD. I still have unfinished shows from 15+ years ago. 

Audio books? Ah, good for travelling, I guess, but for a homebody with 700+ movies in my unwatched pile?   No, I guess not.
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He he, are you a fan of Buffy in general, or Juliet Landau in particular, Karsten? 
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