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It  sounds like you want to filter on Edition rather than Title when searching for profiles to add to your wishlist.  I don't believe we can do that with the existing software.

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Quoting Magmadrag:
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And: You didn't answer the problem of buying the seasons used and the box is missing. Following the rules, then they MUST get a profile by Disc-ID.

No, following the rules you would create a profile for the box you don't have (using its UPC/EAN), and then place the discs as child profiles of that.

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Quoting Magmadrag:
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1. We all know the window appearing ""Online" - "Refresh Updated Profiles from Invelos..."

I disbelief the "quality" of this window because of one thing: You see the column header "Titles", and no matter how often I click on this header to sort the updates by title, they never get sorted this way.

That's odd.  It seems to work for me.



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Quoting Magmadrag:
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Quoting scotthm:
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You might try hanging some attractive curtains in front of your TV and open/close them to match your video image.  Those black bars on the side will be a thing of the past.


Sad to say but they aren't. They don't keep classic 4:3-series (e g. Star Trek: TNG or Battlestar Galactica) in 4:3 but "enhance" them with the black bars to 16:9: For sure the optical quality on BluRay is much better, but the bars suck.


Once again, if you hang curtains in front of your television and open them just enough to see the episode, but not enough to see the dreaded black bars, then those nasty black bars will be a thing of the past because you cannot see them through your attractive curtains.

Personally, I can't imagine wanting to watch a 4:3 program stretched out wide to fill a 16:9 TV screen just to avoid ignoring the non content on the sides of the 4:3 image.

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When you open DVD Profiler, rather than double clicking, right-click and Run as Administrator.  See if that makes any difference.



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Quoting mediadogg:
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I'm just sayin' ...

You should double your cost estimates, because you have to have backups.  If you can't/don't want to do backups you should just watch discs/streams and forget the ripping/downloading.

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Quoting mediadogg:
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Well one solution would be to go get some UPCs. ...

Once a profile gets a legit UPC, then the normal profile review / approval / release / online process can be used.


Except that such a plan would violate the contribution rules.

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What to Contribute

Contribute only the following items to the main database:

"DVD Video, HD-DVD Video, and Blu-ray Video" discs (including MiniDVD): These discs contain movies, television shows, music performances and other professionally-produced and sold DVDs. No CDs, DVD-Audio discs, video games, Video CDs, or VHS titles will be accepted.
“DVD Video”: These discs, included as bonus discs with CDs or video games are accepted, but only contribute the DVD Video information.
Dual-Disc DVDs (which store both “DVD Video” and “DVD Audio” information): These can be contributed, but include “DVD Video” information only.
UMD is not a MiniDVD and should not be contributed.

The main database should contain information about legal, professionally produced discs. Do not contribute "bootleg", other illegal DVDs, or privately created DVDs even though the content may be film or TV.

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Quoting Mithi:
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I beg to differ! It is possible, it is just more work
Feast your eyes on my streaming list. (phpDVDProfiler)

Very nice, but is that a shared database, or your personal database?

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Quoting Cpt.Hardy:
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we can do that with an example:
The movie Thunder Force was released on Netflix in April 2021.
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunder_Force_(Film)
I can enter the film manually for myself, but the database doesn't live on that. A UPC or Disc ID is nowhere to be found.
So how is that supposed to be done with this film, for example?

This software is called DVD Profiler.  It was designed to keep track of physical discs, and that's what the online database still does.  The software has been enhanced to allow you to track other types of media locally.  If you must have an application that keeps track of something other than physical discs in a shared, online database then DVD Profiler isn't what you're looking for.

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Quoting Magmadrag:
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I never will be able to understand why they add the black bars left and right instead of making the BluRay simply with the episodes in 4:3. For sure, the movie quality is much better on BR, but I hat thos bars. For DVDs I can tell my player to show me the (old) movies in full screen. So they are stretched (others might not like that) and I don't have that ugly bars.

You might try hanging some attractive curtains in front of your TV and open/close them to match your video image.  Those black bars on the side will be a thing of the past.

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Quoting Magmadrag:
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But no matter how good your eyes might be: Can they see the difference between 1.78:1 and 1.85:1?

Yes, on a computer monitor.  There are very thin black bars on the top and bottom of a 1.85:1 image when viewed on a 1920x1080 monitor.  There may be no discernable difference on a television because of overscan.

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Between 2.35:1 and 2.40 :1? I am barely able to believe that!

This is more difficult, and in such a case I would take the cover at its word unless I had good reason to do otherwise.  In a case such as yours where there is no specific ratio ascribed to a particular film I may make a measurement.

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Quoting Magmadrag:
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Did you read the first post in the thread?

Yes, I've read every post in this thread.  Where I would trust my eyes, you apparently do not trust yours as much and want a tool to tell you the aspect ratio.  That's OK of course, but I just believe it's unnecessary.  I have no objection to others doing whatever works for them.

What I'm not a big fan of are aspect ratios like 2.39:1 or 1.77:1 in the database when 2.40:1 and 1.78:1 are perfectly acceptable predefined alternatives.  If I were to use a tool rather than my eyes and found a film measures 2.39:1 I would enter it into my profile as 2.40:1 since that's the closest match on the list.  But YMMV.

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Quoting rdodolak:
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The aspect ratio on the package doesn't always match the actual aspect ratio of the film on the disc.

No, it does not, and if you can tell that by looking at the film then by all means correct it.  If you cannot tell by watching then it makes no difference.  By any measure that matters, there is no difference between a 2.39:1 film and a 2.40:1 film, or between a 1.75:1 film and a 1.78:1 film.

But if it helps people sleep at night then by all means get out the calipers and count the pixels.

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Quoting Magmadrag:
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Not only that, but one more time I might need to say that we have rules on the site and they are not for nothing. What sence does it make to create a probably wrong profile if there are (technical) possibilities to do it the right way?

What sense does it make to question the aspect ratio on the packaging when the image looks exactly as described?  It's just a waste of time.  Better to spend time doing something useful, like documenting all the uncredited cast.

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Quoting GSyren:
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Only if you trust the cover info that these are indeed the exact ratios used. Could you tell if it's actually 2.39:1 rather than 2.35:1?
I don't think I could.

You can't imagine how much sleep I lose at night worrying about that.  If you're eyes can't tell the difference it makes no difference.

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Quoting Hotm@iler:
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Quite some scanners (in my case the Canon CanoScan LiDE 700F) have a Backlight Correction function in their software, originally to remove shadows from photos with quite a lot of backlight.
But if properly adjusted then you could use this setting also for those shiny metallic (gold, silver, bronze, etc.) finished covers.

I've tried that, with unsatisfactory results.  What I do is place a transparent, but not entirely clear sheet of plastic (half of one of these folders) between the glass and the cover, and then correct for color/brightness/contrast/sharpness in my photo editing software.  The results are usually pretty good.

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Quoting Magmadrag:
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Today I just recieved a nice DVD-Box "Enzyklopädie der Science Fiction Klassiker" with much too less detailed information.

The Cover says:
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 / 1.75:1 / 1.78:1 / 1.33:1
Audio DD 5.1 / 2.0

All depending on the "programm" they write, but with absolutely no forther information neighter on any of the discs nor in their menus.

It's easy to distinguish 2.35:1, 1.75:1/1.78:1, and 1.33:1 from one another by eye, and that's the tool I use.

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Quoting judas_the_fallen:
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I am sure the people at invelos software were trying, but I am sad that this program got sold to an outside company.

What are you talking about?

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All the online cover images are 700 pixels by 500 pixels or smaller.  Your Dell 4K monitor has a resolution of 3860 pixels by 2160 pixels, which means that a DVD Profiler cover images takes up, at most, about 4.2% of the screen at native size.  If you increase the size of the cover image on your screen it will get blurrier as the data to make it sharp just isn't there.

You can do two things to improve this problem.  The first is to scan your own images at a higher resolution so they can be large and still sharp.  The second is to replace your 4K monitor with a 1920x1080 HD monitor (or lower the resolution of your current monitor, though this isn't very satisfactory, IMO) so that the images will take up a larger percentage of the screen (almost 16.9% as opposed to the 4.2% you have now).

I know a lot of people who "upgraded" to a 4K computer monitor who were dismayed that they got tiny text and icons instead of just a sharper image.

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Can't you just upload your database to Invelos and make it available like this?

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Quoting Hotm@iler:
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But back cover, IMDb, and alike are not one of the allowed sources.

That's not necessarily correct.  If a film has actors credited, but no roles credited, you could use roles listed from the rear cover, if they exist.  Also, you are not prohibited from using IMDb as a source, you are prohibited from making a mass copy of IMDb data. 

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Andy Griffith: The Complete Seventh Season - Joe Turkel


Bat Masterson: The Complete First Season - Joe Turkel


Paths of Glory - Joseph Turkel


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Quoting ObiKen:
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However, if the original scan was poor quality and the new revised scan (with correction) was superior in quality, wouldn't the rules allow it to supersede the original?

No.

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Since the rules don't say anything about a preference for opening or closing credits for crew, I use the first appearance of each crew credit and ignore any duplicate credit.  Thus if a crew member is listed in both the opening and closing credits I take the name and role from the opening.

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Quoting ateo357:
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I've decided to retire early. Take my pension. Bought a travel trailer and am headed which ever way my vehicle is pointed.

That sounds infinitely more enjoyable than browsing Internet forums.

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