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I'm still baffled as to why my file will not be accepted.  If anyone feels adventurous I'd appreciate it if they would download the file to their Profiler Reports folder and see if they can identify the problem.  The report is named "Landscape Letter 2".  Here's the link.
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Thanks media! 
But now my Report is not accepted with the message "Report header version too high."
The only Version I see is the default "1.0".  The report itself has no active headers"  I'm baffled.
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I created a report that I'd like to submit but can't find out how to do it.  I recall seeing the procedure but can't seem to locate it.  Can anyone tell me how?
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Not real close but "Saving Private Ryan" comes to mind.  And per Media's reply I'm reminded of "Out of the Blue".
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Hi,
I'm only referring to my collection here, not to contributions.
In creating a report in which the genre served as a background it became apparent that referring to Television as a genre for the production was not descriptive.  Or as the Contribution rules would call it a "blatant " error.
I removed it from all of my Profiles for which it was not correct and that leads me to my question.  Does anyone have, or can come up with a simple algorithm for genre selection?  It seemed obvious that certain genres were self-evident such as Western, Science Fiction, War, Crime etc. but the number of profiles which don't agree was surprising.  The first step in determining the genre was asking my self what would be  the first thing I would say to someone who had no idea of what the film was about,  e.g. "It's a war/science fiction/western  etc. movie'  Any help out there?
Jim F.
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Hi media,
I think it likely that the report's author simply missed that the Primary Genre condition check was available; it's not adjacent to the Genre check and it's not easy to see that you can scroll the list of checks.  The Primary check is far down the list.  What I think is clever is the Report Creator program itself.  I continue to be amazed at it's capabilities.  While diddling with LunaticC's report I thought it would be nice to have white text on the darker backgrounds I discovered that it's possible to add Titles with white text for those particular genres and just bring them forward from the default black Title text.  Works like a charm.
Jim F.
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In case anyone comes across this old thread:
It is possible to have the color of the primary genre displayed as the background if that condition is checked.  The current condition check for "genre contains" and this not always result in the primary genre color being shown.  If The "Primary genre is equal to" condition is checked then that color will be selected.  I did discover that it was necessary to select Genres from the Film tab as an item in order for the Primary condition check to work.  After choosing this item I made it 1 pixel by 1 pixel and located it it 2 pixels off the top and left so it wouldn't be visible.
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Genre refers to the content, not the media.  Whether a theatrical or television production has no bearing on the genre.
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It's back!  Thanks media!  I'm starting to think that a re-install after backup might not be a bad idea.
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Nope.  Here's what I see.
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Hi,
The problem I had with the Alf DVD was caused by me only having a single disc from a box set.  The pop up error window said it couldn't find the UPC.  I downloaded the main Profile with the UPC and PQ found the disc.
I'm using DVD Profiler Ver. 4.0.0 Build 1762 and Alt-F10 does nothing.  I haven't checked this out fully but when I run PQ the first time after I've done a new export a new scan of the data is initiated and at this time the Movie Pick window appears and the result is saved.  No problems with searches until new data is imported.  F10 does open the Movie Pick window and a scan does take place.
When the export is done without selecting the cast to be included any searches involving Cast will not work.  Seems obvious what's going on here.  No keystroke emulation here.
I'll keep checking things out.
Jim
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Hi again,
I entered the full image path and now the images appear.  Still have the problem that when double-clicking on a title an incorrect Profile is selected.  I'm still looking for a pattern.  It's not much of a problem.  Profiler supports Custom media types and I've been using  one to flag Profiles which were originally a Television production.  I wasn't able to find a way to select a custom media in PQ.  It would have come in handy.
All in all a great program.
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Just a brief wrap up here. I've completed removing Television as a genre where inappropriate.  Profiler Query helped me find a couple of dozen discs which were in locations other than the main binders.  Great tool!  I did have one strange problem with the Television header not displaying on some profile front covers.  It turned out that if the Case type started with HD the header would not display.  Took me a while to figure that one out.  Strange.
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Quick update.  After posting and checking the images I see where I can type in the full image path.  My eyes are not what they should be.
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Hi Gunnar,
Sorry for the delay in responding.  I tried various things earlier without much luck.  After I got away from the computer it occurred to me that there might be a problem with the image file location.  My folder is MY Documents and I haven't been able to change it.  Here's a couple of images.  PQ1  PQ2
Alt+F10 doesn't seem to do anything in Profiler.  I have Win 7 64.  After pressing when I hit "M" it just selects a Title that starts with "M".  F10 brings up the Movie Pick screen which I noticed several times pop up when first checking out PQ.
The DVD "Alf: Season 2: Disc 1" is a title that when clicked in PQ just goes to an incorrect title.  I'll try to get more info and post when I can.
Jim F.
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Hi Gunnar
I downloaded and installed the latest version today and it proved invaluable in identifying profiles in which Television was a genre.  I had previously gone through my database but the program showed that i had overlooked about two dozen.  I wasn't aware that it interacted directly with Profiler but at some point it let me know that Profiler didn't seem to be running.  After starting Profiler double clicking on a list entry led me to the Profile in most but not all cases.  I think where the associated Profile didn't display were those which I had manually entered.  By selecting the tab that showed images no images were displayed but I was able to see the Title which was all I needed.  Thanks for the great program!
Jim F.
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I don't know on what basis you're differentiating genre and "meta data".  Television is a genre for such films as "My Favorite Year" and "Network" and TV shows such as "Mary Tyler Moore" and "Dick Van Dyke".  I wouldn't choose it as the primary and it seems overly restrictive.  This is why I felt that including Newspapers, Radio etc. would broaden the category.
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Kathy,
I didn't see your post prior to my last.  After I saw it, I selected Media Type to be displayed in my Collection List and sorted on that column and found all my "Blu-ray, Television" and "DVD, Television" discs are grouped together.  Although it was time consuming eliminating Television as a Genre was not very difficult as I already have my discs in separate binders for television and theatrical productions.
Jim F.
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I did understand your initial post.  Here's a bit of background:  I was creating a Report and wanted some way to flag the item when it was originally a television production.  I wanted the header to reflect the genre of the production and Television was not appropriate.  I, rather arbitrairily, chose to add Media type as it seemed as though it wouldn't cause problems and could easily be checked. Until your post I never correlated Media, the disc format to Media, the genre.  Here's a REPORT IMAGE.
I then discovered that in Profiler I could add a header to the cover image and that was icing on the cake.  The image shows the television cover header and that wasn't there previously, just the little TV icon. This works well for me and due to the work involved I'm not recommending it to anyone.  It has occurred to me that Media as a Genre encompassing all types of news media etc. would be handy.
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I had similar thoughts but in the opposite direction.  It seems there has been this gentlemen's agreement that Television would be used as a genre to flag the production as a television program.  This has always been an annoyance to me but until recently I never knew how else to handle this.  Now it occurs to me that perhaps a genre called Media that covered all content which featured Newspapers, Radio, Television, and even perhaps the Internet would be beneficial.
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Hi Cobby,
I'm not sure I fully understand what you what but I have some suggestions that might be helpful.  As I have my discs in binders and to easily locate one I add the Location to my personal info.  I have Location selected in the Collection List window and can easily sort on that column.  In this Image the beginning of my TV... Binders is displayed.
Also, I checked on your reference to Genre and saw that it too could be selected.  This really proved helpful to me as I've been removing Television from genres, where inappropriate, and I was able to identify far more titles than I was able to using filters.
Jim F.
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I think I see what you're trying to do but to what end?  Perhaps an example of what you would find helpful after starting Profiler would clarify.
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While removing Television as a Genre, where it was inappropriate, it occurred to me that "Historical" as a Genre was not available by default.  I created one and started editing my Profiles accordingly, but then it seemed that "Historical Drama" would actually be better.  This followed by "War, Western, etc. seemed to be the way to go.  Any thoughts on this?
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Never thought of it that way.  The content was delivered by the television media.  Sort of fitting after all.
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Hi,
I've frequently seen Television listed as a Genre when actually the content first appeared as a television program.  This bothered me but I never knew how to deal with it.  I decided to do something about it and here's what I came up with: I created a custom media type called Television and added a small image of a Television set to be used as an icon. Now when I select that media type here's what I see displayed: TV image
Anyone else address this?
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