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DVDProfiler on M1 Macbook on the Desktop.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantPWolverine
Registered: March 21, 2007
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Apologies if this is in the wrong forum - Its a bit of a crossover between Desktop / iOS.

With M1 Mac's supporting running iOS applications on the desktop, I thought i'd give it a go and see how DVD Profiler runs under it.  It appears once you download it, it works fine on your desktop.  Connecting to Invelos sometimes pops up with an error, but you can click OK and keep retrying until it works and gets through.  Not the same as the real windows Desktop version, but its quite handy for a quick lookup of a title and so on.

Just thought i'd post this here just in case there are other M1 Mac users out there that haven't tried to install DVDProfiler on their Macbook because they weren't aware it will run.

But its great, I have an icon in my Dock now with DVDProfiler, and it runs quite nicely in a window on the desktop.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorninso4
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I hadn't even thought about the fact that you can now run the iOS version natively on Macs. It's definitely a fun gimmick.  
Unfortunately, the iOS version is significantly slimmed down compared to the desktop version. Luckily, you can also use the normal desktop version on Apple silicon Macs with Parallels.
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I hadn't even thought about the fact that you can now run the iOS version natively on Macs. It's definitely a fun gimmick.  
Unfortunately, the iOS version is significantly slimmed down compared to the desktop version. Luckily, you can also use the normal desktop version on Apple silicon Macs with Parallels.


Its definitely gimmicky.   But for  quick scan to find titles and things like that it’s quite handy.

I haven’t bothered with parallels since the initial beta run when it was free, I’m hoping there will be another solution in the future as I don’t run many windows programs anymore.  I have an old pc sitting around just for dvdprofiler and a large iTunes library.
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On Intel MacBooks VirtualBox is/was a free and simple solution.

Since that does not (and, as I understand it, will never) run on M1 MacBooks, I have since found UTM, a program that will run Windows ARM VMs on M1.

I haven't tried it myself yet, but just thought I mention it here.
Achim [諾亞信; Ya-Shin//Nuo], a German in Taiwan.
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Hey now, great info!!!! 
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantPWolverine
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On Intel MacBooks VirtualBox is/was a free and simple solution.

Since that does not (and, as I understand it, will never) run on M1 MacBooks, I have since found UTM, a program that will run Windows ARM VMs on M1.

I haven't tried it myself yet, but just thought I mention it here.


Why thank you for making me aware of UTM.  I'll give it a go.  I used Parallels years ago, but got sick of them updating and making you pay every year for a new version.  Have been looking for an alternative sicne moving to the M1.  Parallels works great however, or it did in the Beta - but their pricing structure is horrible.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantPWolverine
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Just installed UTM, downloaded Windows 11 ARM and installed it with no problems other then not having a network connection.  Downloaded Spice which is recommended for that, and took me a few moments to work out you point the DVD drive image to the ISO of Spice to get it recognized.  Installed that and now the internet is working.  So Downloaded DVDProfiler and just importing my collection.  So far seems like a great free alternative to Parallels for my simple usage.  Thanks again for pointing me towards UTM.
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I am very happy to hear it worked out well for you 
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