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Installing DVD Profiler on Linux and Mac
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantislaitin
Registered: December 25, 2008
Finland Posts: 2
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As somebody else might have posted this tip as well, I find it much simpler to install Windows in Virtual Box than play with Wine configuration or bootcamp.. 
Just use your head
And in the end
You'll find your inspiration
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantjonbreen2000
Registered: March 26, 2007
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Quoting DariusKyrak:
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Not being a MAC user, I can't speak with much authority. However, I would use Darwine rather than wine (if you have not already). Take a look at the Wiki/knowledgebase refferenced in the first thread and again in my sig.

The program will install to an appropriate location, and the user/psudo-computer specific information will be stored in USERS/Ray/.wine (things such as registry files, Windows program installations, etc.).

I'm not sure why it can't find wine, but this may be an issue solved by using Darwine... or not.

Hope that get's you somewhere!

Stuart


I just switched to a MAC myself and had been using VMWare with XP 'solely' for DVD Profiler !  I just downloaded a demo version of CrossOver for MAC and DVD Profiler works perfectly so far !

Just an FYI.  The $39.95 for CrossOver would have been cheaper than the $79 for VMware !

-Jon
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantbbmountain
Registered: March 16, 2007
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Anyone having success installing the new DVD Profiler on Linux?  Dismal failure for me!
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorDariusKyrak
Fishcakes.. and why not?
Registered: March 23, 2007
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Working fine for me.
This is a sig... ... ... yay...

Don't understand? Maybe DVDProfilerWiki.org does!
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantScuseMe
Registered: August 9, 2007
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I just wanted to say that DVD Profiler seems to work very well (albeit slowly) under the most-current version of CrossOver. In addition, DVD Profiler works fantastically using Parallels v5 with Win 7 x64 OS Guest.

Even though Crossover is much, much slower than Parallels with DVD Profiler, I prefer to run CrossOver since I don't need to have the overhead of running a full-blown Win7 x64 session.

I have an iMac 3.06 GHz C2D w/ 8 GB RAM.

I have been a registered, paid user of DVD Profiler since 2000. It's a fantastic piece of software, well worth the $25 I spent in 2000. It's great that I can use it now on my iMac (IMHO there's nothing on any OS that can compare to DVD Profiler, although Cover Flow a'la DVDpedia/iTunes would be nice ).

Michael
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantrbmovies
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Registered: March 14, 2007
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I'm having big problems running DVD Profiler 3.6 under Parallels Desktop 5. If you run Parallels in coherence mode, when you start DVD Profiler, you get the splash screen displayed, but you never see the program even though it is actually running. Basically, instead of the splash screen vanishing when the program starts after which you can see the program, you still see the splash screen and the program is invisible even though it is actually running. If you switch Parallels to windowed mode, the program becomes visible again, but now coherence mode in Parallels is broken and even after DVD Profiler is closed, you can't switch back to coherence mode without restarting Parallels.  FWIW, DVD Profiler 3.5 worked fine in Coherence mode.
Regards,

Robert
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantdetlefs
Regd. since: 09/20/2001
Registered: March 14, 2007
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Confirmed. I could reporoduce this error in my Parallels 5 too. It even made my VM crash and Parallels sent a support request to Parallels
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantSutekh
Registered: May 9, 2007
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Oh thank god that wasn't only me. I was running DVD Profiler 3.6 under VM Ware fine although a little slow. VM Ware Fusion has it's own problems so wanted to try Parallels 5. You are correct that it works fine in windowed mode, extremely fast even, loading my 1400+ DVD collection in seconds. However in Coherence and Crystal modes it took 20 minutes to load, no exaggeration. The whole mac was almost unusable while it was loading.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantScuseMe
Registered: August 9, 2007
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I only run P5 in Windowed mode, so that's why I've never had a problem. I hope Parallels fixes this.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantSTEVE50
Registered: March 13, 2007
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Running Snow Leopard,  installed Winetricks , it's running as smooth as honey without having to compromise my OSX with Windoze. LOL. 
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantmercury666
Registered: March 17, 2007
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Can someone please confirm that DVD Profiler still runs with Crossover after upgrading to Mac OS X Lion? I still wait to upgrade because I fear a non-working Profiler...
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantSilentBob1138
Registered: September 26, 2007
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I don't use Crossover, but apparently the current version of Crossover (10.1) works with Lion.
http://roaringapps.com/app:463
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantEdwinK
Registered: May 27, 2007
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So far, I use Profiler on a seperate computer, but I really hope to have it running on the Mac one day. I just don't understand using those programs people have mentioned here. My fault, I guess.
Unfortunately, I can't use DVDprofiler at the moment due to lack of a Windows computer.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantEdwinK
Registered: May 27, 2007
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Trying this now with Crossover, but it is really slow. Might try WINE, or hoping for a MAC release (I know, but I can dream;)
Unfortunately, I can't use DVDprofiler at the moment due to lack of a Windows computer.
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantdetlefs
Regd. since: 09/20/2001
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After many month running DVDP on a separate Windows machine, I thought I give Wine another try and see if I can get DVDP to run on my Mac.
I decided to try out Wineskin and to my surprise, I found it works nearly perfect.

Wineskin creates a standalone .app that can be started just like a native Mac application.

In Wineskin Winery, I simply downloaded the latest Wrapper version (Wineskin-2.5.3) and Engine (WS8Wine1.3.33), installed the necessary fonts via the included Winetricks (Gecko is installed automatically), installed DVDP and that was it.

So far, I didn't find any issues/bugs/errors.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantGumbi88
Registered: May 30, 2007
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Wow thank you so much! Wineskin works very well. So far I didn't have any problems. It's very easy to install and free!
I've been using crossover so far (which I had to BUY just for dvd profiler) but DVD Profiler crashed very often, sometimes immediately after program start, and the times it worked, it ran very very slowly.

So THANK YOU for the pointer, I'd recommend Wineskin as a very very fine solution for running DVD Profiler on Mac.
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