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Quoting Addicted2DVD:
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experimenting trying to find a way to bring back my reviews.

Old


Regions ABC

Released: 10/19/2021

Widescreen 2.39





Review for Old at letterboxd.

Hi Pete, I had no idea you had done so many reviews, when I checked your link, I was surprised 
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Quoting GSyren:
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It's tested against the latest released version, 1.21.

The latest released version, 1.21 is the one I am using.
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Quoting mediadogg:
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Quoting zappman:
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Hi Gunar,
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I have already spent way too much time trying to get HTTPJolie to run correctly, and don't want to invest more time in getting HTTPJolie to run.
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Understandable. Sorry for your troubles. I get nothing out of people using it except the satisfaction of helping others, so I'm sorry that it doesn't help you. But if it is at all possible, the only way I know I am making progress, is from users. So, sometime in the future, and you are so inclined. grab an updated release and just see if it works. No extensive testing. Just type the "ping" command into a browser. 1 minute test.

Thanks in advance.


Please read my 12:17 PM update to my September 23, 2021 11:37 AM post. Running in the elevated mode got HTTPJolie running in the TCP mode.
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Here is a screen capture of the error I  am getting when I start up SelectedInfo 1.1.0
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Hi Gunar,

I downloaded and installed SelectedInfo 1.1

However, I cannot get it to work, I am sure it is nothing to do with your plug-in.

I never could get HTTPJolie to run in the HTTP mode, and now it does not seem to work in the TCP  mode either.

I have already spent way too much time trying to get HTTPJolie to run correctly, and don't want to invest more time in getting HTTPJolie to run.

I like using your DVDProfiler add-on programs, but will no longer try to use those, that work thru HTTPJolie.

Thanks,
Zappman

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Quoting mreeder50:
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Would love to try it, but HTTPJolie will not work on my computer.

I appreciate your patience. Would you like to try the latest version? There is still a bug where on some systems, DVD Profiler needs to be running elevated both for TCP and HTTP requests. This happens even on my own network, and I don't know why this happens on one computer and not the other....

Found that this why SelectedInfo could not talk to DVDProfiler!!!

But now SelectedInfo is giving me an error on start-up, will post picture of the error in another post.
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Production year, rating, US release date, runtime, genres, director(s), writer(s), main actors, plot, language, country, IMDb id, type (movie/TV show), DVD release date, studios.
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Quoting GSyren:
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For the purpose of this program, sorting by image height is not useful. Let me explain why.

DVD cases have well defined proportions. So if an image is less than full width, it will also be less than full height by the same percentage. So sorting by width or height would, in principle, yield the exact same result. In practice though it might vary slightly because cropping may not be exact. But for all intents and purposes it would be the same.

Then we have Blu-Ray and Ultra HD. Those cases have different proportions. They are shorter. And to complicate matters further, cover images come in two different sizes; standard cases have shorter images than other cases, like digibooks for example, or cases with slipcovers.

So, sorting by height really isn't useful. Sorting by file size might be interesting, though. I'll do some checking and see if it's worth implementing in ImageTest.

Thanks for creating "ImageTest 1.3" the sort by size works, but as you say "not as useful as sorting by image width".

I understand the different case types and different media types have different image sizes. But in most instances for any given profile the front and back covers should be the same size (or close to the same size). When the dimensions of the front and back covers are not the same there is usually a problem with one or both of the covers, it is usually poor cropping, especially on snapper cases. I like to have my front and rear covers close to the same size, it looks much better on my computer screen.

I guess what I am suggesting is having is having "Image Test" show the dimensions of both the front and back covers, as it gives the user more information about a pair of cover scans, and which cover front or back may need a correction.
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Very nice plug-in . But, it does not let you check the picture height. However, it got me thinking, that I could use "Windows Explorer" to display the DVD Cover image info, including; File Size, Dimensions, Height and Width. And as a bonus feature, you can sort the list of images, by any of those fields, in ascending or descending order.  Please see the screen capture below.

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Thanks Gunnar, I am now using ProfilerQuery 4.5.1, with HTTPJolie 1.21, it works great. 
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Quoting GSyren:
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Quoting zappman:
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Thanks Gunnar, OverviewCheckPlus works great 

Happy to hear that!
You're down under, aren't you? So will you be downloading Aussie English dictionary? Otherwise Australian overviews will fallback to US English.

No I am not down under, I am across the pond in the USA.
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Quoting mediadogg:
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Quoting zappman:
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Thanks mediadogg, I have gotten HTTPJolie Version 1.21 to install without crashing DVD Profiler.
I seem to have HTTPJolie Version 1.21 running correctly in it's TCP mode.

@ mreeder50, I hope it does the same for you.

My next step is trying to get HTTPJolie Version 1.21 working in it's HTTP mode.

@ GSyren, thanks for all your HTTPJolie debugging work. Once I have HTTPJolie running in the HTTP mode, I look forward to using your compatible plug-ins.

You can also thank GSyren for TCP mode. We designed it so that one would not have to run DVD Profiler in elevated mode to use his tools. So, you are GOOD TO GO!!!! 

The OverviewCheckPlus plug-in from GSyren works great via HTTPJolie Version 1.21 
I still can't get HTTPJolie Version 1.21 working in it's HTTP mode. 
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Thanks Gunnar, OverviewCheckPlus works great 
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Thanks mediadogg, I have gotten HTTPJolie Version 1.21 to install without crashing DVD Profiler.
I seem to have HTTPJolie Version 1.21 running correctly in it's TCP mode.

@ mreeder50, I hope it does the same for you.

My next step is trying to get HTTPJolie Version 1.21 working in it's HTTP mode.

@ GSyren, thanks for all your HTTPJolie debugging work. Once I have HTTPJolie running in the HTTP mode, I look forward to using your compatible plug-ins.
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I agree with you.

My very detailed comments on this topic are contained in 5 posts, in the forum thread shown below.
http://www.invelos.com/Forums.aspx?task=viewtopic&topicID=1013225
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also agree with T!M
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The name on their website www.echobridgeac.com is actually "Echo Bridge Acquisition Corp. LLC"

The contribution rules state "Omit company suffixes such as LLC, Ltd., Inc."
http://www.invelos.com/dvdpro/contributions/Rules.aspx?display=filmdetails

The contribution rules also state "There is further information about correct listings of studios and media companies, and the opportunity to ask questions if unsure, in the Contributions forum."

There is also this thread.
Pinned: Company suffixes and when to include them.
Please read the posts in the above link, on your own, I am not copying the posts here.

So in this case, I would think, we would use "Bridge Acquisition Corp."
But, what ever the group / Invelos decides, our decision should be put in the pinned thread.
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Quoting scotthm:
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What we should use for apostrophes and quotation marks are the characters produced by pressing this key within the DVD Profiler program:



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This is text I typed into my Windows 10 Computer, using LibreOffice Writer. John’s house is green, Peter’s house is red, Sandy’s house. When typing in overview text I some times use LibreOffice and paste the text into DVD Profiler.

Notice the names John’s, Peter’s and Sandy’s use an apostrophe. These were typed using the key you circled. There is nothing wrong if these appear in a profile, there is simply nothing that needs correcting.

And yes this character ' is typed, when I press the key you circled in my web browser.

Many times people copy overviews from the web, some of these overviews contain an apostrophe, that does not mean that there is something incorrect in the overview.

Apostrophes can also be entered using the Windows Character Map tool as is this one ´. If this appears in a profile there is nothing that needs to be corrected.

Please quote a written DVD profiler rule that says an Overview cannot contain an apostrophe.
Link to the rules:
http://www.invelos.com/dvdpro/contributions/Rules.aspx?display=overviewsandeastereggs

The point I am trying to make, is there is no valid reason, to make changes to the 1000's of profiles that may contain a apostrophe in the overview. There is no bad data that needs to be corrected.
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Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable and appealing when displayed.

Which glyph is correct: the inch, the acute, or the apostrophe?
From:
https://creativepro.com/typographic-tips-apostrophes-quotation-marks/


Apostrophe: an apostrophe is correctly used above to form the possessive.


Prime symbol, used above to incorrectly create the possessive.


Acute accent, used above to incorrectly create the possessive.

What are Quotation marks?
From:  https://www.ergonis.com/products/tips/punctuation-apostrophes-quotation-marks.php

Quotation marks are a kind of punctuation marks, which always comes in pairs with an opening and a closing mark bracketing a chosen text or word.

The aim of quotation marks is to emphasize different parts of a text, to signalize direct speech, dialogues or quotations, as well as to set off titles, phrases or just single words. Quotation marks are also called inverted commas, speech marks, or quotes.

Quotation marks can be used in two styles; single (‘ ’ or ') or double (“ ” or "), and can also appear in two different typefaces; either as so called dumb or straight quotes (' or ") or as smart quotes (‘ ’ or “ ”).
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Quoting GSyren:
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The Invelos evaluators' standing policy is to accept profiles that add significant value.

Of course, the problem is the definition of "significant value". The discussions in these forums have led me to conclude that in the eyes of the users there is no such thing as insignificant value when it comes to contributions. 

So, True!
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet"

Significant Value - synonyms
From:
https://www.powerthesaurus.org/significant_value/synonyms
    - great value
    - important value
    - high value
    - substantial value
    - considerable value
    - great importance
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Quoting Kathy:
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........  I have no problems voting on contributions that only contribute only a few changes. If the data is correct, it should be allowed.  ..........


If the existing data in a profile is wrong and a  person is submitting a change that actually makes the profile more accurate, and documents in the reason box, what is being changed and why, and the source of the data; then of course I vote Yes to the contribution.

It is the useless changes, that are not made to correct bad data, but the ones that are just being made because someone thinks their way is better then some other contributors way.
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I agree we need to stop these useless changes to the online data base.

The latest group of these changes, a certain user is making, is Apostrophes verses Single Quotation Marks, etc....



See the article in the article below:
Typographic Tips: Apostrophes & Quotation Marks
https://creativepro.com/typographic-tips-apostrophes-quotation-marks/

Also, this particular user, does NOT clearly indicate what is being changed and why it is being changed.

Please, vote no    to these useless changes.
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Quoting mediadogg:
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Interesting. No comments from the wider community. no downloads. Is it the plugin, is it me, or what? I seem to remember quite a few requests for a "server" of some sorts to the DVD Profiler database. Of course if it could have been made a true server, it obviously already would have been. But a simple way to get "instant" results from a browser, or a program, without needing to write your own plugin, anywhere in the network - don't get why that is not interesting. 

I mean, if nobody wants it, even as free, then what am I doing?

Anybody care to share a view? (Gunnar, thanks for already sharing via PM).

Hi Mediadogg,
I think HTTPJollie is interesting!
I have just downloaded HTTPJollie.
Why didn't I do it sooner, sometimes other "life" things/events/ obligations just get in the way.
I will be making some comments on HTTPJollie, here in the forums or via PM, once I get it installed and running, hopefully today. 
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Thank You Karsten 
The Plugin now installs and works.

Here is a tip for other users of the plugin:
The "Add by DVD Disc Id Plugin" does not let you select an "Alternate Disc ID profile".

I had some DVDs that had 5 movies on 1 disc, that I was trying to add to my database, one profile for each movie.

So, I added the profile using the "Add by DVD Disc Id Plugin", then used the "Change UPC / Locality" function of DVD Profiler to select the "Alternate Disc ID profile" I was trying to add.

I repeated the steps for each of the movies I was trying to add.
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How do I install this plugin?
I can't get it to install and run. (Update 2/16/2021 current version of the plugin now installs and works)

Here is what I tried:
1) I downloaded the plugin.
2) I unzipped the plugin.
3) With DVDprofiler NOT running, I executed the unzipped file (run it as an administrator).
4) Started DVD profiler, I always have to run it as an administrator,  I am using Windows 10.
5) I do NOT see the "Add by Disc ID" plugin in DVDprofiler. (Update 2/16/2021 current version of the plugin now installs and works)
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I think it would be a good idea to include "Changing the discID" in "HTTPJollie" as I don't use "BulkEdit", the same may be true for other users.
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