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The "Release Date" is the distributor's best guess as to when the disc will be available for sale.  Used for ordering stock, advertising, engendering public interest etc.  If it were "Released Date" that would be the actual date it was legitimately available according to their rules.
By the way, a Blockbuster would occasionally make a title available the evening before the advertised date.  And several weeks ago in a local library I noticed a title available the day before the Release date.  I don't know when it first appeared on the shelf.
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Lee,
If your database was on "C" or you have system protection turned on for the drive the database was on do a system restore.  It's completely reversible if it doesn't work, but the data may be lost if other repairs  are attempted. (If you have the "Computer" icon on the desktop, right-click it then click "Properties", then "System Protection" then "System Restore")
Jim F.
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I don't see the equivalency of "Box set" and "Box set packaging".  It seems that rating the parent of a box set is rather like providing the nutritional value of the box that cereal comes in.
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As I'm getting somewhat forgetful I'm posting this for my benefit as much as for my hope that it might be beneficial to someone checking for duplicates.
Here's the procedure:
First, install the "Find double dips" plugin.  This plugin works great but, at least for me, has one serious omission; it doesn't display the disc locations.
Moving on,  Click the "Collection" tab in Profiler and then click Find Double Dips.
In the Double Dips window Click the "Start Searching..." tab.
When the search is complete select the "File" menu and click "Flag Listed Profiles" and then exit the plugin.
Now, right click on any column heading in the Profiler "Collection List" window and then "Sort by" and then "Flagged First".
If you don't have many dupes you're probably good to go at this point but I had quite a few and wanted a printout so I created a Report that provide enough info to verify the titles were, in fact, the same along with the locations.  As Reports created with the latest Profiler version are not being accepted, I've uploaded it to my Box account and here's the link
The Report will have to be copied to the My Documents/DVD Profiler/Reports folder so that Profiler can find it.  Pay attention to the Box set contents setting before running the Report.
Jim F.
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It seems that reports created with the the latest Profiler version are not being accepted.  To get around this I posted a Report to my free Box account and provided a link to it with installation instructions.  Because of the problem I posted in the General forum rather than this one.  I haven't heard if anyone tried to load the report.  I have several more reports, but have been holding off on submitting until I hear if there are problems with my method.'Jim F.
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Hi,
I created a report that was designed for a Landscape Legal printout.  It showed minimal Profile info with Cast info.  When I realized that I was able to conveniently view the cast members, the role they played and an image it allowed me to quickly decide on what modifications I'd like to make.  Somewhat fortuitously I found that Clicking zoom twice and a single scroll up it filled my 16 x 9 display nicely ( I have the task bar auto-hidden).
As reports created with the current Profiler version can't be contributed it must be installed into the " ...My Documents/DVD Profiler/Reports" folder (or sub-folder if created).  Here's the Link if interested.  I'd appreciate any suggestions or comments.
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Hi Mamo,
The program seems to work well.  You have my appreciation.
I dd notice something that I don't understand.  Initially I had exported the collection without the overview included.  After using the program and finding no problems I exported my profiles again in order to check out something in a different program (Profiler Query).  When I next started MDBtoDVDP it was aware of the change.  Re-importing caused the program to shutdown at approx. 5585 profiles.  I then flagged about 100 profiles with overview and exported and that was accepted.  I next exported without overview and that was accepted
And finally, to confuse me further, it seems that the overview data from the flagged profiles which I had previously exported was still available.  Other Profiles simply displayed the exported Length value in the DVD Profiler Overview area.
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I finally got around to trying onlineocr.  Works very well.  I did find that having dark text on a light background works best.  I submitted some cropped text from several rather poorly scanned back covers and except for some names the text was correct.  My hunch is that it's not simply ocring but doing some grammar and spell checking as well.
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It seems that there can only be only be one online database per account.  I suspect that you would have heard how if this was not the case.
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I felt pretty good about the height of the cover being 182 mm and less sure about the width, but estimated it as 129 mm.  128.7 mm results in a closer approximation but  the 1.41 rang a bell.
I see that the Din paper size ratio is the square root of two and that the area doubles with each size increase but trying to figure the math for that escapes me.  It does seem likely that it's not simply coincidental that the Din and DVD cover ratios are the same.
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After attempting to submit 3 reports I highly suspect that the problem is that that reports created with the latest version of Profiler are not being accepted.  If anyone suspects otherwise I'd like to hear about it.  I did submit a support request, but from reading various posts, it seems support is not available.
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I've been working on reports recently and not wanting to distort images I checked the height to width ratio of a cover and noticed that it was equal to 1.414, the square root of 2.  Can anyone see any reason for this?
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Thanks Grey!  I felt that I didn't understand the situation but was confused as to what  I was confused about.
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Several years ago I watched the 1947 film "Captain From Castile".  Jay Silverheels, who later went on to play Tonto in the Lone Ranger television series , played an Aztec prince who had been captured and used as slave labor by the Spaniards.  I don't think I really understood the meaning of pivotal prior to this movie but due to his actions the plot took dramatic turns on three occasions .  I carefully watched the credits and when I didn't see his name I suspected a pseudonym.  This was not the case.  He simply was uncredited.  To have him not listed in the Profiler database would be a serious omission.
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Per image:  I'm using Chrome and if I right-click I see "Open image in new tab" and it displays.
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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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