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Quoting DJ Doena:
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Sadly, there is no new free browser control available.

How about CefSharp?
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Since the rules say ”do not enter media types”, I would say: No edition.
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Fixed now. Needed a more recent ProfilerData.dll.
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I'm not sure that there is a definitive correct answer. Personally I would treat a half hour documentary as a featurette.
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You should export to a single file.
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Make sure that Collection / Nest Box Sets is checked.
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... that people who copy cast/crew from other profiles at least do so with some intelligence?

Yeah, some of you may have heard me rant aginst copying cast and crew before. I don't like it. Especially when it's done without any thought. Case in point:

The UK blu-ray of Disney/Pixars "Coco" has cast/crew copied from the UK 3D blu-ray. That one in turn has its data copied from a Dutch profile.

What irritates me is that both these UK profiles have additional cast groups for the Flemish and Dutch voice dubbing artists. Those are not in the credits, and there are no Flemish or Dutch audio tracks on the UK releases. DUH!! 
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I don't know how useful this tool is. It's another of those projects that originated because I was bored by being in quarantine.



My thought was that you can keep it topmost while you're working, and that saves you from having to go back to the birth year list in your browser. Of course, if you click the documentation hyperlink, you'll be taken to your browser anyway, but to the relevant forum post. Your mileage may vary ...

You can get it here.
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Many thanks, Karsten! 

I think it might be overkill to update DpLink, it doesn't have any long hops, but I will certainly study it and keep it in mind for future reference!
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It occurs to me that it might make a difference if you compared the two persons and always used the one with the least number of credits as a starting point.

In the previous version it made quite a dramatic difference. In this one I really couldn't tell if switching the persons made any difference in speed.
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Wow! That is fast! 
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Quoting mediadogg:
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Good info Gunnar. I have to give Splashtop a whirl.

Yeah, it works fine, and it's free as long as you run client and server in the same local network.

Edit: I just checked the Splashtop site, and it seems that there is now "a nominal charge" for the iPad and iPhone apps. It was free when I got it.
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Just in case anyone is interested (doubtful, but anyway) the multiple titles bug wasn't actually a coding bug, but a design bug. The program was designed to avoid listing the same profile twice when the profiles were picked at random. And that's exactly what it did. What I hadn't taken into account was that there could be double dips, i.e. the same title in different profiles.

The director bug, on the other hand, was totally a coding bug. The first time I encountered a director, I added him (or her) to the dictionary, but neglected to add the profile id. Thus all directors had one profile missing, and if the director only occurred in a single profile, well ...

Oh, well, one can't be perfect every time. 
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Quoting ruineddaydreams:
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could you not just remote into the main app from your iPad - lots of paid or free services allow this, not as intuitive as a native app, but since the ios app is broken anyway....

Yeah, I do remote into my PC using Splashtop sometimes. The drawback is that the Desktop Profiler isn't as convenient as the iOS app when it comes to selecting movies to watch. And remoting in without a real keyboard makes it even less convenient.

If I had to forego the iOS app I would rather run a remote Profiler on my laptop. A bit clumsier than the iPad, but still OK.

And btw, I don't consider the iOS app broken when run on the iPad. There are a few minor bugs, but nothing that bugs (!) me.
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Quoting DJ Doena:
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My colleague who wrote his doctoral thesis about graph theory is helping me to write a much more efficient code to find two related nodes (aka actors) and their Bacon number. New version coming out in the next few days. 

Cool! Not that you really need it for this program, but it's always interesting to learn stuff like that.
I'll be sure to take a peek at the code when you're done to see if I understand it. 

I took math some 50+ years ago, but graph theory wasn't on the curriculum. Not sure if this is a case of "you're never to old to learn" or "you can't teach old dogs new tricks". Probably the latter. 
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Quoting Rander:
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May I ask what language you are programming in?

Before Windows 95 came along, I was not bad at Borland Turbo Pascal, though I never really got around to doing anything graphical in it. Later, I did a lot of php, and lately I have been looking a bit at Python. But I would like to find something that's not too difficult to do Windows-programs (and if the same source can be compiled to Linux also, that would be a bonus)... 

That's really two questions; what do I use and what should you use. Let's start with some background.

The two most obvious choices for programming language are C# and Visual Basic. "Classic VB" was introduced by Microsoft in 1990, and became really popular with VB 3.0 in 1993. When Microsoft introduced .Net Framework in 2002 they scrapped Classic VB - much to the chagrin of many VB developers - and introduced VB.Net and C#. Those have very similar capabilities, but new features have usually been introduced in C# before VB.Net. Still, there are very few thing that you can do in C# that you can't do in VB.Net. Unless you have a C or C++ background, VB.Net is most likely easier to learn than C#, but not by all that much.

Then there is the matter of graphical subsystem. You have the older WinForms and the newer - but not really new - WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation). WPF offers far superior capabilities over WinForms, but also has a higher learning curve. Some say that in WPF the complex is made easy and the simple is made difficult. That's not true, but there is a grain of truth in it.

Me, I started programming VB over 25 years ago, and I am a stubborn SOB, so I am not changing to C# unless I am absolutely forced to. Which hopefully will not happen before they carry me out feet first. As regards WinForms vs. WPF, I switched to WPF exclusively in 2004, and I haven't looked back since.

I know very little about Linux, but I doubt that either C# or VB.Net can be easily ported to Linux. If portability is high on your list, then I guess that Java might be a good choice. Since you have a background with Turbo Pascal, you could check out Free Pascal, which I understand is cross-platform. But I doubt it is as convenient as developing C# / VB.Net with Visual Studio, which has a free Community Edition.

That makes everything crystal clear, right? 

Edit: I should add that there is a lot more sample code available in C# than in VB.Net, so you might take that into consideration as well. Although, most of it is easily translated into VB.Net. https://codeconverter.icsharpcode.net/ is a good help.
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Quoting Lowpro:
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A decade from now I'll still be using the program without a thought of moving to something else.  I don't care if the online database goes offline.  I don't mind creating profiles from scratch.

I can live with that, but ... I'd be more concerned if the iPad version stops working. I depend heavily on that for selecting movies to watch, and marking them watched.
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Quoting DJ Doena:
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The only thing I did before doing the actual search is building a dictionary of all people involved and then a list of their movies

Funny, that's pretty much what I did too. I created a dictionary with cast name as key and a list of Profiler IDs for the profiles they appeared in. I guess great minds think alike? Or perhaps it was just the obvious way to attack the problem? Nah, I'll go with the first option! 
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Quoting DJ Doena:
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Which teaches you to don't do important programming at 03:00 am.

Good thing it wasn't important programming, then! 

John Wayne - Hans Alfredson took more than 1000000 request. I added another zero and it worked.
Hans Alfredson - John Wayne, on the other hand, worked fine with 15000.

So, putting your "lesser" actor first can make a big difference.

I am impressed by the speed. Must be pretty efficient code! 
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Quoting iPatsa:
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Check that you don't have two Max von Sydow's in your collection.
Good thought, but no.

Quoting DJ Doena:
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Can you export just these two movies and test if it finds them then?
Done - not found.
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I had identified two problems in DpLink:
- The same title could be listed twice
- Clicking a director could produce a result with no title links

I believe I have fixed both those bugs in DpLink 1.0.1.
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Thanks Karsten!

Still something not quite right, though.

John Wayne - Max von Sydow: 1 degree
Max von Sydow - Hans Alfredson: 1 degree
John Wayne - Hans Alfredson: Connection not found

Well, it's just for fun, so no biggie if it doesn't work 100%, but if you want my export file for testing, just let me know.
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That's pretty cool! 

But what happens if it doesn't find a link? It seemed to hang once when I tested with an American actor and a Swedish actor.

I think it might be a good idea to exclude compilation titles like That's Entertainment when one creates the export file. Those make it just too easy to link people.

It's surprising to see how difficult it is to find people who actually take six degrees to link. At least in a large collection like mine.
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Quoting Wigram:
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I imagine cast headshots are not saved in the xml exported file.

You're imagining right. And unlike cover scans (and thumbnails) they are not saved as separate images, but - as far as I can tell - embedded in the database files, so not accessible.
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Glad you like it, Wigram!
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