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I don't believe I would categorize a work of fiction as "Music".

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Quoting TheMadMartian:
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Quoting CubbyUps:
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What about cases where the DVD of the film has all the extras and the bluray is barebones?

I treat it the same way I do sets where the film is on one disc and all the special features are on a separate disc...list them all in the main profile and move on.  I don't need Profiler to list which disc contains the special features, just what the special features are.

Exactly.

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Quoting TheMadMartian:
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Personally, I like it just the way it is.  When I purchase a specific release, I do so based on the Blu-ray.  The DVD, much like the digital copy, is just a bonus and I do not profile it.

This is the way I view it also.

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Quoting Katatonia:
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Arrow Video do not actually distribute their "US" releases, that is handled exclusively by MVD Entertainment Group.

From my point of view, that's about as interesting as saying that UPS is the US distributor.

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Quoting Merrik:
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Anyone who voted either way want to weigh in with why you feel this way?

I haven't voted, but you've already suggested a good argument for not including them:

Quoting Merrik:
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I can only speak for this specific case at the moment as even though I've seen quite a few On Set xxxxxxxx credits, since they're not tracked that way in the system (or not in the profiles at all), I wouldn't exactly know which profiles to go back into to look at those specific credits.


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Quoting mediadogg:
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I recall two old fixes to strange issues:

(1) Run as administrator

This will likely solve the problem.

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Quoting scooterberwyn:
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the rules should be followed as is. If we don't, what's the point of having them?

I'm of the opinion that The Rules were created to promote forum traffic.

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Quoting Merrik:
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Now a change is submitted to change it to something that it doesn't actually say anywhere on the film and everyone is voting yes....

It's the way they like it, and Ken doesn't care about the rules anyway.

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Quoting TheMadMartian:
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I mean, honestly, how many people really care that films produced by Twentieth Century Fox are actually released by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation? 

About the same number who care whether a film's aspect ratio is 2.35:1 or 2.36:1, or who care to replace double spaces in overviews with single spaces.

IOW, the Contributors.

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Quoting T!M:
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I have one: just Twentieth Century Fox. As such, I can use the "Studios" tab to filter on "Twentieth Century Fox", and it shows me all my "Twentieth Century Fox" films in one fell swoop

It would be simple to settle on just one variant, but which one?  When 20th Century Pictures and Fox Film Corporation merged in 1935 to create Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation it had a hyphenated name for about 50 years, before becoming the modern Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.  Both are valid, though the hyphenated version has seen the longest use.

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That's lovely, except that the contribution rules actually contain the exact opposite model, in which they prioritize "the name from the logo". And yet they also say not to abbreviate studio names. All in all, the rules on the subject are a mess

I agree 100%.

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Quoting AiAustria:
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I can't see, why we should use tricky excemptions, to complicate the majority of standard cases.

How did you conclude that this logo should be exempted from your "standard case"?

I would conclude just the opposite, that most logos are abbreviations of studio names and this fits right in with that model.

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Quoting Merrik:
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Quoting scotthm:
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I have quite a few films where it says "Twentieth Century-Fox presents" in the opening credits and "Released through Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation" in the closing credits.

So what studio name would YOU use in this case?

There is only one studio name, "Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation".  The opening credit uses an abbreviation of the studio name.  I would contribute "Twentieth Century-Fox Film" in order to avoid the controversy of including "Corporation".

How would you enter this studio name?

Columbia Pictures Corporation of California Ltd.

Most older Columbia films had this in the film's opening:  Columbia Pictures Corporation Presents

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Quoting AiAustria:
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Following the rules it should be sufficient to use the names from the logos.

What name should I use for this studio?



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Quoting Merrik:
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The film distinctly says twice on the credits that it's Presented/Produced/Released by Twentieth Century Fox (no Film Corporation). That's what I go with.

Fine.  Then go with that and let the votes fall where they will.

I have quite a few films where it says "Twentieth Century-Fox presents" in the opening credits and "Released through Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation" in the closing credits.

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I'm in favor.  Right now I use tags for this.

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Here is what the Rules say:
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Do not abbreviate Studio or Media Company names. e.g, use Universal Pictures not just Universal; The Criterion Collection rather than Criterion or Criterion Collection; Walt Disney Pictures not just Disney. Exception: If the studio name is too long to fit, use standard abbreviation rules.

Omit company suffixes such as LLC, Ltd., Inc.

I can see why you might want to exclude "Corporation", but given this rule, why do you believe the word "Film" should be excluded?

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I believe I would list Universal Pictures and StudioCanal as distributors and Working Title Films as the production company, and list Great Britain as the CoO.

Per the credits you list,

Universal Pictures & StudioCanal present...

... a Working Title production

Since there are only three slots to fill there's nothing more to add.

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I would say no.  Can't you find a better rear cover image online anywhere?

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Quoting AiAustria:
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Agreed. 200-300DPI would be up to date.

For viewing on a 1920 x 1080 monitor, 100 dpi is ideal.

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Quoting Ace_of_Sevens:
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That was supposed to say $1000

I haven't used these personally, but I've heard nothing but good things about SVS subwoofers, and with a "45 day risk-free in-home trial" period I don't see how you can go wrong.

SVS Bill-of-Rights

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Try this:

Right-click on the DVD Profiler icon.
Hold your mouse over "More" and select "Open file location" from the sub-menu.
Rename the program shortcut.

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Quoting TheMadMartian:
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Quoting TheHumbleOne:
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That isn't a "Play All" function - it's the lack of a "Scene Access".

Yea, I kinda agree with this.  "Play All" is a feature you can choose, this is the lack of any features.

A poorly implemented feature is still a feature.

Quoting T!M:
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Only after the disc has finished playing all the episodes, and following six minutes (!) of copyright warnings, does the disc finally end up on some kind of minimal menu. That's a single static screen showing only a "Play" button and nothing else. Only on *that* page (again: which you only get to see after playing five hours worth of episodes and sitting through six minutes of copyright warnings) there's a "Play" button, which starts playing the complete run of episodes again.

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Quoting T!M:
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Only after the disc has finished playing all the episodes... does the disc finally end up on some kind of minimal menu. That's a single static screen showing only a "Play" button and nothing else. Only on *that* page... there's a "Play" button, which starts playing the complete run of episodes again.

Now: does that qualify for "Play All"?

How else would you describe that feature if not "Play All"?

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I backup DVDP on one Windows 10 PC and restore it to DVDP on both a Windows 7 PC and a Windows 10 PC on a regular basis, and never have any problem.

I have no idea what's going on with your computer.

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Quoting bbbbb:
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Probing.

We already know what won't get you banned.  You'll have to use a little more imagination than that.

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