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Okay, I understand that my explanation was missing too much. So what I want to do is creating kind of "lists" to "combine" profiles on a special way. The Marvel MCU was the easiest way to start this (as everyone knows it). "Play"list is the wrong discription, but there should be kind of a list namend "Marvel Cinematic Universe". If I select this list (don't know where I could create this) all contents of the list are filtered (would be easy with tags), and (that's the problem with tags) I see the number/position of the movie in this list.

In my imagination I'd prefer it the way of box sets: The so called "box" is the name of the (play)list but I have to add the contents in order of their number (don't know how to sort this).

If I'd do this with kind of "virtual box sets" this in my opinion would complicate the situation especially if there are any updates. Then - at least if I accept the update - everything is placed correctly again.

So in my opinion so far there is no function in the program I could handle it the way I want (which for me is the easiest way). For sure short lists like the MCU could be done another way, but the biggest one I am thinking about is "The Monday Night War (WWE vs. WCW) which includes more than 300 discs. And doing this with additional tags or any of the suggested ways I couldn't handle it without losing the overview.

Maybe the huge size of my collection makes some ways more difficult, I don't know. But any new feature for the program - maybe at "Utilities" - Lists --> choose List / create new list is the way I'd prefer. Alternativ any add on which could do this (if there is something available like this?).

So now I hope that description of my idea was detailed enough to understand what I am looking for!
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Quoting scotthm:
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Also, create a Tag called "Series".  Create a child tag under that called "Marvel-Cinematic-Universe".  Create child tags under that called "Avengers", "Captain-America", "Iron-Man", etc.  Assign each film in the series to the desired tag.  When you want to see just the Iron Man films filter on the Iron-Man tag.  When you want to see all the MCU films, filter on the Marvel-Cinematic-Universe tag.  Because of the Sort Order you've set, these films will always show up in the order you want.


First of all: I used hundreds of tags. They are good to put movies together on a special way, but if I would follow your idea, I "only" had the MCU list together - but not the order. And if I create a separate child-tag with a number for every single movie, just imagine the number of different tags then. E. g. the MCU-List actually has 23 movies (including all 3 phases). Including numbers there would be "the next" 27 tags for my collection.

That's why I am absolutely for an enhancement of the profiler to simply create playlists (like you could do e. g. on youtube). Just imagine a point in the menu "Features --> Playlists --> load playlist/create playlist". And if I have create one or more, it should be possible to e. g. flag all movies of that playlist or set a filter for only this or that playlist. In my opinion this would be so much easier.

You all have nice ideas! But especially you, scotthm, you own a collection with the size of mine. Just imagine to create 10 or 20 playlists only with tags. Additionally to all the other tags you allready use... for me this sounds like an horrible loss of the overview.... Sorry!
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In theory that's a nice idea. But just imagine a playlist like (for example)

Movie 2345
2nd disc of Movie 1234
Movie 789
3rd disc of Movie 543
Movie 654

and so on. With your idea I should take pieces of box sets into a virtual box, and this is not the ideal way to solve my "problem". Sorry!
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This would be highly appreciated. There are so many discs with at least two movies on them in my collection and most times each one has another ratio!
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This is something I am thinking about for quite some time. Before I placed this, I tried my best with the LoadDVD app from Mediadogg but this feature does not what I was hoping for.

What I am talking about is a tool/function in the profiler simply to create playlists. Just imagine the "Marvel Cinematic Universe". It becomes bigger and bigger and if you haven't already saved the correct order of the movies anywhere, you need to google every time again you think about watching the whole movie-series. In case of that playlist it could also be 3 separate ones for the 3 phases so far (I am quite sure that this is going on for some years).

And the same "problem" I have with the order of the DC Universe. You could think about this with all the movies in your personal collection. There will always be some you might have to watch in a special order for a better understanding. Another example is movie series with some of them without numbers (like "The Exorcist") to place them in the correct order of prequels and sequels and so on.

For sure I could list now dozens of examples for playlists I am thinking about but I think you might have understood what I would like to be part of the profiler. I hope it doesn't cause too much work and could be integrated in quite some time.

And for sure you are welcome to start a discussion about ths... :
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Just recognized another confusing change: In the former version(s) when I entered the German Movie Title, the App found the movie. Now it doesn't! But if I enter the original title, my result then IS the GERMAN title... that's kind of confusing
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Quoting DJ Doena:
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Could you try again?


Did it... latest download doesn't tell me anything.... Working perfect now!
Thankx!
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The new version (2.1.5.2) seems to have a bug: No matter if I only update or completely replace the former version, every time I start the new one, it tells me that it is 2.1.5.1 - either the version doesn't recognize itself or I downloaded an old version altough I wanted the new? Just confusing....
But it seems to be the new one as all the problems I had before are gone
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@JLYoung: This really helped! Many thanks for support!
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Well, it might be a simple thing for somebody with KnowHow, but for me it looks complicated.

I am sure a lot of you know and use the Awards-Plugin? Well, what can I do - or what do you do - if there is an entry missing or simply wrong?

I just added the movie "Marie-Louise" (Switzerland 1944) to my collection. According to wikipedia it has won the Oscar for "Best Original Script". IMDB says the same. But now my problem is, that the Database of the Plugin says "Nominated: Best Writing. Adapted Screenplay"

As I believe in the online sources, I would like to change the entry in the Awards Database...

Alternative: The one who has done the data for Academy Awards (as far as I know Tom Gaines is "a little bit" away from DVDProfiler) is anywhere around here and could modify the data himself and send me the corrected file?

Help is welcome and appreciated!

Thanks in advance
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This makes me thinking about one idea:

As so many things have a standard, why not the studios? And also a "credited as" line there?

I listed just a few examples and could continue with several versions of KSM, New KSM and others.
Hm, sometimes it's a jungle of rules or no rules...

But this information will make me "modifying" at least my own database more personal and merge some of the entries to shorten the list. Simply for a personal better overview
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Quoting rdodolak:
The answer is it depends.  The studio or media company name is the name used for that time period in question and/or the specific release.  Using one of your examples, Lionsgate used to be know as "Lions Gate", but changed their name to Lionsgate.  So, in short, both are correct depending on the time period in question.

Okay, that's at least partially acceptable, but what about "Lionsgate" vs. "Lionsgate Films" or Lisa Film, LISA Film, Lisa-Film.

Especially if I get the idea: Let's see all the movies the company produced. Then I have to check 5 boxes for just one company? For Rialto Film it is also a reason of the time period. But - at least in theory - it could be reduced to the two versions I listed.
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Time by time I am going accross the data of my collection I don't check that often.... like companies and studios. Before I kind of "merge" my own data I would like to know your opinion how to handle this:

We have several versions of the same company/studio again and again, and if I check for an update of the profile and there IS one, it's nearly sure that the studios remains. So just as explanation for what I mean:

Göttinger-Film-Atelier GmbH / Filmatelier Göttingen
Rialto Film / Rialto Film Preben Philipsen
LISA Film / Lisa Film GmbH / Lisa-Film / Lisa-Film GmbH / Lisa-Film München
Lions Gate / Lionsgate (in several versions)

The first two are kind of the same company, only changed their name and/or the kind of the company. All those Lisas are all the same, only in different spellings. Like Lisa, we have some more with or without a dash.

So first of all: Is there anywhere on the site a list of studios? I did some research but couldn't find what I am looking for: A list which shows for example:
LISA Film (correct) -> All other spellings are wrong

Maybe the main part of you is more in cast & crew than in studios, I don't know, but as the huge growth of my collection might have reached an end and only a little bit will come time by time I could spend time to replace the wrong spellings by the correct ones (if there is any list).

If the list doesn't exist yet: Would anybody of the staff out there start one - maybe with an own forum-thread with suggestions?

For actors, who changed their name e. g. we have it that the version of the name he/she is credited most times is the one for the database and the other spellings have to be "credted as". I know that we can't do this for studios, but I simply try to reduce my list at least 15 - 20 % with changing all the several spellings to one.

Tell me what you think about and if I am the only one who can't see the forrest because of too many trees.....
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I would understand the Cookie-Problem if it is always there. But: When I am only in the forums, I am not logged off. Closing invelos, coming back, still logged in. It looks like an auto-logg off as soon as I try to submit a new contribution. I absolutely don't understand and it is frustrating.

Sometimes it suddenly works - without any changes of my settings. One more reason why I can't understand. Just for any imaginantion: The first contribution worked! You can see in the upper right corner that I am logged in! But as soon as I click on "Submit" I am back at the log in, no matter how often I log in, I return to the site every time when I click on submit.
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Quoting widescreenforever:
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one test to do  is to sign in on another PC  ,  or change the internet browser from  i.e. Google/Chrome to Mozilla Firefox  or  windows Explorer as testing grounds ..


Usually I did with Firefox, but same problem with Google Chrome. Actually I can't enjoy contributing anymore. I am logged in, but as soon as I click on the "Submit"-Button for a contribution, I am back on the sign in site, alltough just before I've seen my name in the upper right corner.
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Quoting Mithi:
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Everything OK for me. Did you try clearing browser-cache and all Invelos-related cookies and restart browser?


My browser-cache is set automatic to clear whenever I close - including cookies. If I check, there is no data older than today. All before is deleted
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Just found out that I am actually automatically logged out if I leave the site. Altough I always mark "keep me signed in". So imo seems to be a problem with the site?
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Don't know what to do! I sign in, okay! I want to contribute, the site wants me to sign in AGAIN. Okay, I do. But after hitting "submit" I should sign in AGAIN. No chance to contribute or do anything else. I see myself active in the upper right corner, but before I could post this I should sign in AGAIN. Sorry, but that sucks!
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Quoting AiAustria:
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I don't think this is a valid source, it is a third party data base...


But for most of the movies (escpecially if you collect cartoons) it is the ONLY source I could find EVER!
Having "voiceless" movies sometimes is horrible! Imagine a cartoon-movie with only German audio and the credits only list the English voices...
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Quoting iPatsa:
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I use tags to filter on awards but so far I've only entered tags for Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress.


This might be an idea if I would have done it from the beginning. But now my collection is "a little bit" bigger, and checking and then tagging all the movies would be a marathon.

Especially as the awards are available with the addon, there should be a technical solution to combine one thing with another - at least I hope so
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Maybe another crazy idea, maybe something, other collectors would appreciate, too....
As my collection is still growing and meanwhile has reached an extraordinary size, sometimes I got no idea what I should watch. There's the possibility which makes the database chosing but everybody knows, that most times it's either a movie you've just watched (and not entered the "last watched" date) or it's something you actualy are absolutely not interested in.

Well, for me sometimes it would be interesting just to watch a movie which got an Oscar or a Hugo (or any other popular prize), but to find it, I'd need to check movie by movie IF it recieved an ward.

So
a) Is it an idea to add this possibility to the Filters: Check the box to filter only the movies which recieved an award (or - more detailed - with additional checkboxes for all different awards listed in the awards-add on)
b) Is this technically possible to implement this into DVDprofiler or
c) Is it neccessary to make this an enhancement of the Awards-Add on?

Let me know what you think about this idea and if YOU know more about the technical site of the software, let me know if it even is possible to implement this filter and on which of the both way it could be handled

Thankx for your support!
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trying to submit

Matt Winston (1970)
several movies like Sabrina, the Teenage Which, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Star Trek: Enterprise, A. I., About Schmidt
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0935616/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t20

Matt Winston (unknown birthyear)
so far only one movie in my collection: Jailhouse Rock
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1034315/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t121
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trying to submit

Jim Fitzpatrick (1950)
actor (Law Abiding Citizen)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2701715/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t41

Jim Fitzpatrick (1959)
actor Star Trek Enterprise, Armageddon and several others
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0280541/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t16
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It's just an idea to handle this problem not only for myself but for everyone:

What about an Addon or any other tool with kind of a gateway to the online-database which checks if there is data in the personal database with birth date?

I might have entered some myself in the past for any reason or I got some of them in the past as someone else entered (like in the actual problem). And with an Addon like this it could be found out and all the data could be cleared.

And additionally: If I got local dates which are not online, which are neccessary for me for any reason, I can select them and put them to the site of the forum for acceptance.

I only don't know if such a Toll is even possible. But I'd appreciate it very much as the collection won't stop growing. And the bigger it is, the more problems it could cause
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