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Not sure why it won't work by opening the file, but there is another alternative. Copy the UPCs to the clipboard and then click the Paste button in the dialog box.
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Well, for what it's worth, IMDb classifies At the Circus as comedy, musical. But,  as you said, genres are subjective, and musical very much so.
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I just want to point out that you can use ProfilerQuery to filter for 4K. Not the same as being able to do it in Profiler itself, of course, but a good alternative.
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Quoting TheMadMartian:
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If everything Kattonia says is true, then the non-slipcover release should be contributed using the alternate version rules.

That's what I just did for another 88 Films release, Cold Blooded Beast. Apparently all titles in their Italian Connection series have been released this way.
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Do you want to get some user feedback before doing the work? I could go ahead and make PQPal available, and if it flops, then you save the effort.

Yeah, why not? You'll just have to make it clear that the new crew fields are not supported.
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Quoting mediadogg:
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Since I did not release PQPal yet, and have no idea whether anyone would use it, I have no basis to ask you to do any extra work. But I had assumed that PQLib would always stay compatible with Selection scripts being built in native PQ.

Ok, let me give that some thought before you release PQPal, then.
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You're right, PQ does not use PqLib. I ripped some of the functionality out of PQ in order to create PqLib. But they both use ProfilerData.dll.
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Well, the version of ProfilerData.dll that comes with PQ 3.19 should work with PqLib.dll, but it doesn't add any useful functionality since PqLib doesn't support the new crew fields. I would have to update PqLib for that. Do you feel that PQPal needs that functionality?
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ProfilerQuery 3.19.0

Good news, bad news ...

Good news
I have added two crew fields to selection / presentation; Role and Custom Role.
Please see "What's New" in the help file for important information.

Bad news
The translation feature started giving me problems, so I decided to remove it from ProfilerQuery. So it is now in English only.
Apologies to those who may have preferred a localized version. My most sincere apologies to the individuals who spent time translating ProfilerQuery, a job that now is in vain.
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Well, no interest in this idea. No surprise, really, so I'll just play Degüello and let it die.

And if you don't know what Degüello is, you should perhaps watch John Wayne's The Alamo. Sadly, the full roadshow version is not available on DVD (or bluray), since MGM has refused to restore it, and let it rot in their vaults, where it is now almost certainly beyond salvation. F*** you, MGM!
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I have an idea ...

Well, that's how my projects starts out. They go through steps. That's probably true for most developers. So for me they are
1) I know what I want to do.
2) I ask myself "Is it useful?"
3) I envision what the user interface is going to look like.
4) I figure out if I'm smart enough to implement it.
5) I ask myself if it is worth the effort.
6) I do it.

Some of these steps overlap, of course. Many fall through at step 4. Duh! Some at step 5. Some at both of them, perhaps. "Yes, I'm smart enough to do that - if I wanted to". Yeah, right!

But often step 2 is the really difficult one. Is it useful? And that's kind of where I am right now. So here is the idea for ProfilerQuery:

I thought that I would like to put a value on criteria and have the result sorted by the combined values. So there should be a way to set a value from -10 to +10 on every property of a title. The default would of course be 0. So for each selected title the values get added up and presented in a column of its own, and the result would by default get sorted on that column. We might call it a Preference value.

So right now I'm thinking that, yeah, that would be cool to be able to do. But is it really something that anybody needs? And I'm at a point where I, somewhat reluctantly, feel that it might be a waste of time. It might be more confusing than helpful.

But I thought I should run it up the flagpole and see if anybody salutes. And if not, I'll just lower it at half mast and let it rest in peace.
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Hold down Ctrl when you start Profiler and select Diagnostic Startup, and see if that works.
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The problem is that his (stage-)name isn't Terry Thomas, but Terry-Thomas. So just one word. And for some reason browsing single word names does not work. It's an old bug.

However, if you open up one of his films, click Full Cast and then click his namn, you will see all of his films.
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You really don't want me to have any time to watch any DVDs from my unwatched pile, do you mediadogg? 

It does sound like another ”it would be cool but would anyone use it” project.
But hey, I'm a sucker for cool projects, so who knows. 
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Quoting surfeur51:
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Quoting dee1959jay:
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Wouldn't be for me - way over my head. But don't let that stop you!

+1.
I'm not sure of my understanding of VB, and of the internal structure of ProfilerQuery's Profile object. And the tool as it exists at present time does quite all I wish...

Yeah... I kinda suspected that such a feature would have a very limited target audience.
I guess it might be "a solution in search of a problem" 
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Quoting mediadogg:
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creation of flag sets is also very useful (I'm sure that you do that). A flag set can control reporting, bulk edit, copy / paste and just about every other useful function within DVD Profiler. Keeping that in mind, anything you could do to make it seamless to use flag sets would be good (e.g. automatically setting the save location of your flag sets into the correct DVDP path).

Yeah, ProfilerQuery already does that.

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So, if you could combine your most excellent query tool with the concept of tabbed views, giving the ability to assign a filter / query / script to each tab, so that any view of the total collection can be instantly presented, it would be amazing.

Hm, that sounds interesting. Not sure how easy it would be to integrate it in ProfilerQuery, but I'll give it some thought.
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The "Expert Mode" experiment



I recently stumbled across scripting library called Devesprit.Scripting, and it occured to me that it might be fun to try to use it in ProfilerQuery. It uses standard VB.Net (not VBScript). So what it would allow the user to do is to perform additional tests to select or unselect profiles from the result.

This would allow you to do mixed and-or selections in one run. It would also allow you to perform some tests that would not be possible in the standard selection. The example above selects all profiles that have Gregory Peck as the first name in the cast list.

The gray areas are fixed, you just fill in the rest of the function. The whole function is compiled when you click Run, so it adds very little to the time it takes to run the query, even with thousands of profiles.

The downside is twofold. You need at least a basic (no pun intended) understanding of VB, and an good understanding of the internal structure of ProfilerQuery's Profile object.

The structure can of course be documented by me. It is also possible for me to add some programatic support. But it's a big job. And I just don't know if there is enough interest in it to justify the effort.

So I put the question to you all: Who would be interested in such a feature?
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Quoting surfeur51:
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And when credits list GERARD DEPARDIEU, you "must" enter Gerard Depardieu, even if everybody knows it is Gérard, and even if it will break the linking for this actor.


That's not actually spelled out in the rules, is it? I know there was a lot of discussion about it, and the most fanatic opposition came from Skip, who could not wrap his head around how turning Gérard into GERARD was actually common in French, so reversing it should be acceptable. But have you tried it lately? See if the screeners accept it, even though it may get a No vote from somebody.

Otherwise, using Gérard Depardieu credited as Gerard Depardieu is definitely correct according to the rules, and that maintains linkage. Or is that not good enough for you, Yves? There may be other names where that wouldn't work, though.

Spelling errors is a bit more tricky. Some errors may seem obvious, others not so much. Would you correct US spelling on a British release (or vice versa), for example? Some apparent errors may actually be puns, which perhaps not everybody gets. I would say that copying the overview exactly is the best compromise, and then you can correct things locally if you wish.
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Works for me.
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Farfetched as it may seem, doing a database repair on the PC can sometimes fix a synch connection problem. Always worth trying.
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ProfilerQuery might be helpful.



This should get at least a good approximation. You might want to exclude more genres, depending on what you have, like Music or Special Interest.

One limitation is that if you have TV movies classified as genre Television they won't be counted.
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Is this a bug or working as intended? It seems odd and unnecessary.

I assume that those are end dividers that are necessary because 4.0 now supports nested groups.
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Quoting TraunStaa:
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Hmmm, a thought, Gunnar. As there are 40 possible entries in DJDoena's plug-in, isn't it just possible to name them accordingly 1 to 40 and each user can search with his own lookup table?

I like the way you think. Unfortunately only the checked entries are saved to the XML file, so that won't work.
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Bad news, I'm afraid.

I've done a bit of research, and I don't think I'll be adding any support for Enhanced Features. The whole selection/presentation mechanism in ProfilerQuery depends on a predictable naming of the XML nodes. This does not seem to be the case for Enhanced Features, i.e. the names are user configurable.

While it would not be absolutely impossible to implement, it would add a major new layer of complexity to the already complex code. At this time I'm not prepared to do that. Never say never, but don't hold your breath.

Sorry, TraunStaa! 
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Quoting TraunStaa:
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Gunnar, do you need to implement the "Enhanced Features" structure to PQ or is there any other way to query the data from DJs plugin?

I would have to, yes.
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