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I've only bought three DVDs this year so far, and I bought 19 DVDs last year, (three were boxed sets.)

This contrasts to 132 Blu-rays purchased in the same time period, 11 of which are boxed sets.

So since January 2019, about 14% of my disc purchases are DVDs, and about 86% are Blu-rays.

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Quoting huskersports:
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Use this: "All info from the disc and/or disc credits. Cover scans and price from amazon.es"

I was under the impression that lying in one's contribution notes was frowned upon.

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Quoting frecklearms1991:
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I've been a collector/seller of backup DVD's for close to 20 yrs.

What is a "backup DVD"?

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Others would know better than I, but I believe the BulkEdit plugin will import Collectorz data.

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If every movie has its own profile, you can set the Sort Order name to keep the films of your series in the desired order (e.g. MCU 01, MCU 02, MCU 03, etc.).

Also, create a Tag called "Series".  Create a child tag under that called "Marvel-Cinematic-Universe".  Create child tags under that called "Avengers", "Captain-America", "Iron-Man", etc.  Assign each film in the series to the desired tag.  When you want to see just the Iron Man films filter on the Iron-Man tag.  When you want to see all the MCU films, filter on the Marvel-Cinematic-Universe tag.  Because of the Sort Order you've set, these films will always show up in the order you want.

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Quoting mercury666:
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I am sorry to say "goodbye" to DVD profiler. It was once the best program available. Unfortunately no one cares about it anymore :-(

I care about it, so there will be no Macs or iPhones in my future.

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You can't collapse the series without using a box set, but you can group and filter your series using sort order and tags.

For example, for the James Bond series of films I created a tag called "James Bond" and have checked it for each of the Bond films.  I also have my sort titles set to "Bond 01", "Bond 02", etc.

If I filter on the James Bond tag only those films show up, and in the order I assigned to them.

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Quoting mreeder50:
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Per the rules, you can use the back for some clarifications if necessary.

Not for boxed sets.  Per the rules:
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The title for a Box Set should be the title listed on the front cover, for example Alien Quadrilogy


This contribution being declined for one lone "no" vote just proves how broken the contribution/voting system is.

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The easiest way for this to happen is if you forgot to click on the Add... button before editing the studio name.



If this isn't what happened, then I don't know.

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Detective Story:  no credited composer
Five Graves to Cairo:  Miklos Rozsa
The Naked City:  Miklos Rozsa
Command Decision:  Miklos Rozsa
Lydia:  Miklos Rozsa
Julius Caesar: Miklos Rozsa
Madame Bovary:  Miklos Rozsa
So Proudly We Hail!:  Miklos Rozsa
Lady on a Train:  Miklos Rozsa

Valley of the Kings:  Miklos Rozsa


I viewed the opening and closing credits of Film Music Masters: Jerry Goldsmith and don't see any signs of Miklós Rózsa / Miklos Rosza / Miklos Rozsa.

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Quoting rdodolak:
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Quoting scotthm:
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A "single release" would mean a single film vs. a box set, IMO.  So, this is not a bonus feature film per definition and it should have its own profile in the box set.

I don't think that disqualifies it as a bonus feature since the contribution guidelines tell us to create a separate child profile anyway for a "bonus feature film".

I think it does, by definition.  If it is a "bonus feature film" it should be the child profile of another film, not of a box.  If we cannot attach it to another film as a bonus, then by definition it is not a bonus feature film, no matter what the box cover says.

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Quoting GSyren:
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Any thoughts?

Per box set rules:
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The term "Box Set" is used to define any release that includes more than one film. The main examples are:

Sets where each film is packaged individually, and held together in a package of some kind.
Sets where each film is on a separate disc, but not individually packaged. This includes gatefold Digipaks and 2-Disc sets in normal DVD cases.
Sets containing 2 films, one on each side of Dual-Sided DVD.
Create individual profiles for each movie in these Box Sets.


The term bonus feature film is defined as follows:
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The term "Bonus Feature Film" is used to define any feature film that is included as part of the bonus material for a single release.

A "single release" would mean a single film vs. a box set, IMO.  So, this is not a bonus feature film per definition and it should have its own profile in the box set.
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Quoting CLBrown:
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1)  It would be nice to have a "media library view" apart from the "working screen" which just shows... well, maybe a scrollable "bookshelf" with all the movies (with a hideable sorting tab?).  The subwindow is OK, but not exactly what I'm thinking about.  This is NOT a "functional" issue with the software, just a visual one... but it would be wonderful to be able to show someone my collection (so that they can pick something out) without having all the technical stuff in their face.

Welcome.  That's a lot of questions, but I'll just focus on the first one.

The interface is very flexible.  Just to get started you might want to look at some of the existing layouts people have uploaded.  Of course, you can also create your own custom layouts once you become more familiar.

In DVD Profiler, click on the View menu and select the Load Layout item.  In the lower left of the resulting dialog box is a Get More Layouts button.  If you click on this it takes you to the download layouts area of the Invelos site, where you can find many existing layouts.  I think the more you get to know the program the more you'll appreciate it.

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^ Not if they've disappeared.

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Quoting T!M:
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Apparently it's extremely hard for some people to keep their personal preferences local… But that's really one of the strong features of the program: you don't *have* to agree with everything.

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Locally, do what you want. I just don't understand this seemingly burning desire to mess it up for the rest of us.

How can anything done to the online "mess it up" for you if everyone can "keep their personal preferences local"?  Why don't you just keep your personal preferences local rather than expect me to follow forum posts over The Rules?  Contributors are required to follow the rules.

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Quoting T!M:
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I repeat: for anyone who wasn't sure about how to interpret the TV Series rules about titles/original titles, Gerri Cole's public statement has effectively ruled out any doubt about that.

This is what Gerri Cole said that has not happened:
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I will add this clarification to the list so that it gets updated with the next rule update.

So, it's not in the rules.

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Quoting T!M:
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Here, however, we *do* have rules. You're quoting the wrong ones, though: those say absolutely nothing about TV shows, but only about films.

You're correct that it says nothing about TV shows.  They are, however, the only rules governing Original Titles.  IOW, there is no allowance in the rules to use the original Title field for TV boxed set titles.  Do a search on the printable version of The Rules for the phrase "Original Title" and tell me where TV titles are mentioned in conjunction with Original Title.

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Forum posts are not rules.  The Rules say (on the topic of Original Title)
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The Original Title field serves two general purposes, but in both cases allows for the tracking of the original feature title. For profiles which have an alternate title displayed on the cover, use the title from the film's credits. For titles released outside their country of origin, use the original release title.
In cases where the title is the original title, leave the Original Title field blank.

- Foreign Films: The Original Title field will contain the original title for the main feature in the country of origin.  i.e. A German DVD release for a film originally produced in the United States would have the German title in the Title field and the English title in the Original Title Field.

- Modified Titles: The Original Title field will contain the original theatrical title, while the Title field will contain the title of the DVD release.

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Quoting The Movieman:
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Okay, thanks. Wasn't sure since it's under the heading for another film (this one btw is After the Wedding, with a written for the screen credit by the director).

So you were just showing partial writing credits in your screenshot?

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Susanne Bier - Story by
Anders Thomas Jensen - Story by
Anders Thomas Jensen - Screenwriter
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Any USB barcode scanner that works with your PC should work.  You can typically get one for $15 - $20.

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Quoting AndyEN:
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You might find that someone else has already contributed cast and crew after all under a different movie name, in which case you can copy over the cast and crew from the earlier profile.

While that is correct, it's a bad practice as it very often propagates data that does not follow the rules (i.e. it does not match the film credits).

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Quoting rdodolak:
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Which new users would those be? 

...A lot of the so called "new" accounts are spammers.

"A lot" means not all.

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How would new users post?

How about just cleaning up the forum a couple times a day instead?  Or maybe auto delete any post that contains a hyperlink.

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Quoting Sakuramboo:
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my question .... is there list of good sources or a set of rules as I've been looking and I can't seem a straight forward answer.

Yes, there are rules for entering cast and crew:

Contribution Rules: Credits

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