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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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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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