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To put it all in perspective, here are those as viewed on the phone.

DVD Profiler

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the photo

How I would normally view the photo.
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Ok, if I've done this right, here's what DVD Profiler looks like on the X.  This is the full 5.8".  No notch showing.

And for reference, here's what an app that's been optimized for the X looks like.  This is also the full 5.8", no notch showing.

Finally, here's a picture zoomed in.  Again, full 5.8", no notch.  But when viewed on the phone that way, the top part of it is covered by a notch.

A little underwhelming when view as a rectangle. 
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Quoting Lowpro:
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So since you own an iPhone X tell me, how accurate is the mock-up I did?  Well, aside from the arrows of course.  Also, when you take a screen capture with the iPhone X what does it look like?  How is the notch dealt with?  Is that area of the screen capture transparent or instead filled with the background of the given page as if the notch wasn't there?  Curious minds want to know!


Actually, you were fairly spot on.  The main thing you got wrong is that the app hasn't been updated for X support yet.  So sadly the screen doesn't extend to the top and bottom like you've shown.

Screenshots work like normal.  It's as if the notch didn't exist.  It's a full screen shot.

I'll see if I can upload a screenshot of the app in action.
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Quoting Lowpro:
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DVD Profiler for iOS (Version 4.0.1) on the iPhone X.  Ascending/descending arrows present and accounted for.  Guess it was worth the $1000 I paid for this phone after all!

Okay, you got me.  Just kidding.  My evil Photoshop at it again. 


Not so quick there.  I'm on an iPhone X and I'm NOT seeing the arrows.  I'm not sure what you did to get the arrows to show up, but I'd like to know the secret.
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I probably need to update the plugin.  I try to get to that in the next few days.
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I'm interested.  I just think I already have the ones listed.  But I still appreciate the offer!
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Congratulations!
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That's certainly nothing I've added to my code.  Perhaps the .NET library does that check?  Anyway, I don't know of a way to help with that one.
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Welcome! I have no idea where Stolwijk is, but my son just left Saturday for Utrecht.
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As long as it's just a thin layer and doesn't protrude from the disc itself, my first thought for something like ink would simply be to see if it played.  I'd rather have a disc with ink on it that plays fine than attempt to remove it for OCD reasons and scratch my disc.  My second thought would be to exchange it if possible.  I'd only attempt to clean it myself if neither of those ideas panned out.

If forced to clean the disc for whatever reason, I'd give boiling water a shot first.  That method would be least likely to leave scratches behind.  And as the boiling point of water is well below the melting point of the plastic, it's relatively safe.  A minute or so in boiling water has never harmed any disc I've tried it on.  Though to be fair, I'm not 100% sure I've done it with a DVD / Blu-ray.  But it works wonders on CDs.
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I absolutely love my physical media.  It's the best way to watch.  Especially when you find that Netflix no longer has that show or you find out the streaming app you use lost access to a particular movie.  I noticed yesterday that The Arrival plus about 10 others I own are no longer able to stream from Flixster Video.  I just watched that a couple weeks back with that app.  Now I can't unless I switch apps.  I think I might still be able to watch them on the Vudu app, but that's not my provider of choice.  That's why physical media will always win in my eyes.  Still, I'm thrilled when there's a digital code and I always enter them.  I was redeeming my codes long before I had a use for them.  Now I'm glad I did.  It's nice having another option in addition to the actual disc.

My other trick is that I rarely stream.  I'll download it first so I don't have network issues to worry about.  I only stream if there's no option to download.  And if I'm thinking ahead, I'll do my download at work.  Faster internet that doesn't eat into my quota at home.
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I remember when I was in college down in LA.  We went to the local video store and back then they wanted a credit card and an outrageous fee to open an account (it was in Malibu).  More than this poor student could pay.  But there was another person on file with my exact same name.  So for the next four years, I rented under his account.  I'm not sure if he ever found out or not, but we made sure always get things back on time, and rewound!, so we didn't ruin our deal. No harm done, but i would have loved to have been there if he ever saw his rental history. 

The odd thing about VHS is that I never really collected them.  I acquired a few tapes over the years, but I never bought movies myself until DVD.  It just seemed like such a waste to invest in something that degraded every time if got used.
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Quoting The Movieman:
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I won't ever go digital. Call me an old fogie.


I'm a mix.  I believe to date I've purchased one item digitally.  But I always redeem my digital codes.

When it comes to watching, while I still prefer to watch the disc, I must admit that I've been doing a lot more streaming.

I get that my iPad isn't nearly as big as my TV, but that's all relative.  The TV is on the other side of the room.  The iPad is in my lap.  I'm quite pleased with the screen size at that distance.

I don't get the awesome surround sound, but I do have nice noise-canceling headphones that I'm rather fond of.

I don't get the bonus features when I watch digitally.  But honestly, I got tired of bonus features a couple thousand discs back.  I rarely watch them even on the disc.

On the plus side, I can take my iPad anywhere in the house to watch.  That's a nice feature.  I tend to spend most of that time outside.

I don't see myself going digital only, but I do love having the digital download with my movie.  The quality isn't the same.  But once I get into the story, I tend to forget that it's HD or has an awesome sound track.  I watch for the stories, not the technical specs.
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Quoting BradYonder:
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Well I posted it as a separate topic but one would be to have custom groupings of titles.  For example (probably a better example than what I put in the separate topic) if I wanted to group all the James Bond movies together.  I would like to create a custom "parent" title -- James Bond Franchise, for example -- and then have the ability to move titles under the custom parent title.


You can already do that.  I have a fake profile called James Bond.  Under that profile, I have all my James Bond movies.

Add a new profile to your collection.  You want to Add by Title (sorry, I don't have the program open, so this is from memory).  Uncheck the Download from Invelos box at the bottom.  Then enter your title and click ok.

At this point you have a brand new profile in your collection.  You can name it.  Give it screenshots.  Whatever you like.  Including adding child profiles.  This profile will never be uploaded, so you can do whatever you like with it.

What's more, this can go n-layers deep. Back before we had Custom Collections, I had a fake profile called TV.  Under there I had a fake profile for Babylon 5.  Under that, I had a fake profile...  You can do it at much as you like and go as deep as you like.  I had 5 levels deep at one point.
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I don't get tracking these codes.  In the time it would take to enter all this into my database, I could have (and already would have) just redeemed the code and been done.  Once I own it digitally, I no longer care what the code was or when it expires.

With the SD vs HD, I recently learned that most of the streaming apps just stream the SD version regardless of what you own.  I had to actually get out my laptop and play something there just to verify that I did indeed own the HD version.  So owning the HD version doesn't mean that's what I get out of Flixster on my iPad.  Still, I could see tracking this information.

The provider is the only field *I* would find value in.  And I honestly doubt I'd ever use it.

Anyway, I'm not against tracking any of this.  I don't fully understand the request.  But if others find it useful, I'd not stand in the way.  I guess I'm just a little curious why people want to track the code and expiration dates.
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I'm 99% sure Ken recently mentioned new Android and iOS betas to go with the new main program.

However, Apple doesn't really do betas like they do on Android.  So in my experience, Ken either doesn't use us for beta testing, or he uses a select group who keep very quiet about it.  I expect a new version to show up on the App Store shortly after the main program is released.  That's how it's happened in the past.
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There should be an update in the near future based on things I've read here.  As for the modern design, I don't have a clue.  But I don't expect to see a new design.  It still functions great however.
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I was actually surprised it wasn't movie and/or horror related.  But it's still a great tattoo.
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I track that stuff with the lump of Swiss cheese I call a brain.  In other words, I say "Oh, I really want to see that!".  Then about 30 seconds later, it's gone.  I go to the store thinking I'll see titles that were out 6 months back that I really wanted to see, but the titles are meaningless.  I can't recall what it is I wanted to see so badly all those months back.  So I buy whatever looks interesting at the time.

Make no mistake.  As systems go, this is about the worst you could have.  It's quite unfulfilling.  But it does save me a ton of money.
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Quoting bbbbb:
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Is the actual Running Time while the film is playing or when the film is played?


Usually the second one, but sometimes the first.
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Looks like I'm December 20, 2001. Almost 15 1/2 years!
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Quoting stevegblair:
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The other option would be to create a manual boxset profile and then add each profile to that.


This is how I would do it.  I'd add an empty profile called Batman.  Then I would simply add anything I wanted to that as a child profile.  Basically you're building a boxset.  It's just that you need a blank profile for the parent since there isn't a real one to download.  If I wanted to sub-divide my Batman movies even further, I'd create more fake box sets under my Batman fake box set and assign movies to those child box sets.  You can do a lot this way.

This is actually how I have my TV custom collection setup.  So when I look at TV, I see 24, Buffy, Babylon 5, Mad Men, etc.  Actually, under Buffy, I have additional box sets for Buffy and Angel.  I don't see the seasons unless I open up the "box set".  Before custom collections came along, all those fake "box sets" were a child of a fake box set called "TV".  I had some items about 5 levels deep.

I also have a Holiday box set with child box sets for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, etc.  I did the same with all my weird discs (concerts, documentaries, instructional stuff, etc).  I have a "James Bond" box set.  At one point I had a "Criterion" box set.  It's a very nice way to group things and I think it's the solution you're looking for.
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That ought to work.  As long as you've loaded the Cast & Crew when the plug-in starts.  If you don't check that box, you'll get no results.

Still, as they've mentioned, there are easier ways to find this unless you're set on using the plugin.
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While I wouldn't use it, it does sound like a great idea.
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Quoting ateo357:
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I got the reference to The Princess Bride.


I did too.  But it's still valid advice. 
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