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Customize IMDb Link
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar Contributorm.cellophane
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Registered: March 13, 2007
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In Tom Gaines' Cinematic Collection Viewer ( ) he provides the ability to customize the IMDb link for a title. The current DVDP functionality is a search by title which usually gets it pretty close, but it doesn't work for TV series, for example, which usually have the season name in the DVDP title. In Cinematic Collection Viewer, once you've established the exact IMDb link for a title, you can set it to always go to that link. Example:

Click the IMDb link:


A dialog box pops up to show that the link hasn't been set yet:


Go to IMdb and get the exact link ID for the title:


Input that into the dialog box:


Now when you click the IMDb link in CC Viewer, it will take you directly to that page every time.

I think it would be cool to have this functionality in DVD Profiler directly.

FYI: The IMDb title search is located in the Online / Other Websites menu in DVDP. You can choose to customize and add this button to your toolbar and/or right-click menu.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorSquirrelecto
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I like it!

But I hope you won't want us to be using the AKAs IMDb link though.....
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantnuoyaxin
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Registered: March 13, 2007
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Well, I use the IMDb link thingy also for my phpDVDProfiler, so I already had a base to work with, but here it is:

I have a HTML Window for links. You know, Contribution Notes, Contributors and the likes. In the Notes for each profile I have (for phpDVDProfiler) <imdb>tt000000</imdb>. So, based on that I created the below code to make the IMDb link work from the link Window.

Quote:

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<SCRIPT TYPE="text/javascript">
<!--
<DP NAME="HEADER_VARS" Language="JavaScript" Comments="True" IncludeCast="False" IncludeCrew="False">
//-->
/**************************************************/
// Open IMDb page for the profile
function imdb() {
  var imdbStart = DP_Notes.search("\<imdb\>") + 6;
  var imdbEnd = DP_Notes.search("\<\/imdb\>");
  var imdbCode = DP_Notes.slice(imdbStart,imdbEnd);
  var imdbLink = ("http://www.imdb.com/title/" + imdbCode);
  imdb=window.open(imdbLink, "imdb");
  imdb.focus();
}

</SCRIPT>
</HEAD>
<BODY>
<a href='#' onclick="imdb()">IMDb</a>
</BODY>
</HTML>

Of course, you could use something else in the Notes, which would make the "tag" invisible when viewing the Notes, and then just modify the DP_Notes.search bit... If you care and want to know, I'll try to help.

Other than that, I support this feature request.
Achim [Ya-Shin//Nuo]
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Why are you people so obsessed with using IMDB?  We can't use ANY of the data from it anyway, so what's the point of trying to add something that links to it?
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantnuoyaxin
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Registered: March 13, 2007
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Quoting Rifter:
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Why are you people so obsessed with using IMDB?  We can't use ANY of the data from it anyway, so what's the point of trying to add something that links to it?

To look at additional information which DVD Profiler doesn't have...? Sure, it's trivial and you don't care, but apparently others do...
Achim [Ya-Shin//Nuo]
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorSquirrelecto
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Yes, IMDb contains links to external reviews, movie ratings (including my own movie rating history which I link to in my signature), links to the official sites, forums discussing the plot, etc.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantRossRoy
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Quoting m.cellophane:
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The current DVDP functionality is a search by title which usually gets it pretty close, but it doesn't work for TV series, for example, which usually have the season name in the DVDP title.


Well I got it to work. Just enter the series name in the original title field without the season name.

For example:
Title: 24: Season 5
Orig.Title: 24

But I agree, I'd like a place to specify the IMDb code to link directly to the right one.
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar Contributorschultzy
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IMDB also has the trivia and goofs which I enjoy reading
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantMark Harrison
I like IMDB
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IMDB also has message boards set up for every movie & TV show.  I've been known to browse through those from time to time.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorMithi
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Quoting Rifter:
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Why are you people so obsessed with using IMDB?

Well, let's see ... maybe because it is the internet movie database?
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We can't use ANY of the data from it anyway, so what's the point of trying to add something that links to it?

Exactly because we can't, and we don't want to, use any of the data inside DVD Profiler, the link to the IMDB would be nice. And No, the current linking with title is nice, but much to inaccurate to use it e.g. to create links exactly to the movie, or TV-Series.

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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantritchf
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Registered: March 18, 2007
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Why call it an IMDB Link? Why not just have it as an HTML Link to any site that has extra information.

Just my 2p.

Ritch
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorRHo
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Quoting Squirrel.God:
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I like it!

But I hope you won't want us to be using the AKAs IMDb link though.....

Why not? It's the best link they offer.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorRHo
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Beside other information similary to ya_shin I have a tag "imdb: tt999999;" in my notes.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorSquirrelecto
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Quoting RHo:
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Quoting Squirrel.God:
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I like it!

But I hope you won't want us to be using the AKAs IMDb link though.....

Why not? It's the best link they offer.

Why is it the best?
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantRossRoy
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Quoting Squirrel.God:
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Quoting RHo:
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Quoting Squirrel.God:
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I like it!

But I hope you won't want us to be using the AKAs IMDb link though.....

Why not? It's the best link they offer.

Why is it the best?


Because it lets you search with just about any of a movie's localized title?
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorSquirrelecto
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Quoting RossRoy:
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Because it lets you search with just about any of a movie's localized title?


Yeah but the search is then on a bigger dataset so search times increase a little bit and the search results screen is cluttered by displaying all matching akas under each title. That's obviously acceptable if you need the additional akas, but not everyone does.

Perhaps an option to choose which imdb link to use would be a way to keep all users happy?
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