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DVDSpot shutting down
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantMark Harrison
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It seems that DVDSpot is shutting down on October 15.  So I expect that we could be seeing some new users around here shortly.  Good news for Ken.

Now all we have to do is get Skip to take a vacation (somewhere without Internet access) for a month or so.
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantkemper
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Now all we have to do is get Skip to take a vacation (somewhere without Internet access) for a month or so.



Give him a break..... After all Skip has mellowed in his old age.... In fact I havent seen him eat a newby in over 6 months
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributormdnitoil
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Now all we have to do is get Skip to take a vacation (somewhere without Internet access) for a month or so.



Give him a break..... After all Skip has mellowed in his old age.... In fact I havent seen him eat a newby in over 6 months

Then you haven't been looking. 

Seriously though, less cheap (free) competition can only be good for Profiler.  However I do think that most of the folks who found Spot to be a good solution will never really go for Profiler.  This is an audience that demands something for nothing.
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It seems that DVDSpot is shutting down on October 15.  So I expect that we could be seeing some new users around here shortly.  Good news for Ken.

Now all we have to do is get Skip to take a vacation (somewhere without Internet access) for a month or so.

Here is a paste from their forum..

'On Wednesday October 15th DVDSpot will be closed permanently. This decision was made to allow us to focus on other great web properties. We sincerely appreciate everyone's contribution to the DVDSpot community and hope you enjoyed the free services it provided. We understand many people will not want to lose their personal collection data, so we remind you that you can export that data to file by going to Membership Tools while logged in and clicking the Export to File button. This will create a file with all movies in your Owned and Watched lists. Also keep in mind the editor system for approving DVD additions and edits has been disabled, so no new or edited DVDs will be added.''
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For over a year I've been spouting the praises of Profiler to everyone on the Spot forum. Hopefully, some will try it.
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Did somebody say newbie snacks.

Rooooooobie Doooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!                

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I know of several people on other forums who DVDSpot, but use this as well...so I expect to see more of them here again!
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I looked at DVDSpot recently as an option to catalogue my DVDs. Although good for what it is, its database wasn't as extensive as the one here so I chose to pay up and come here instead.

I was poking around their forums a few weeks ago and it seemed that things were turning sour. Apparently the owner had sold the site to CNET and wasn't communicating with the editors anymore which pissed them off. Half of them decided to go on strike I think. Looks like it's finally hit the fan.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorLord Of The Sith
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Now all we have to do is get Skip to take a vacation (somewhere without Internet access) for a month or so.



Give him a break..... After all Skip has mellowed in his old age.... In fact I havent seen him eat a newby in over 6 months

Then you haven't been looking. 

Seriously though, less cheap (free) competition can only be good for Profiler.  However I do think that most of the folks who found Spot to be a good solution will never really go for Profiler.  This is an audience that demands something for nothing.


Then we should feed them to Skip for fun...
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantxradman
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I am sorry to see DVDSpot shut down.  I use both DVDProfiler and DVDSpot to catalog my collection and DVDSpot was invaluable adjunct to DVDProfiler.  Its main advantage was that it was entirely online based.  I could add or change, in addition to viewing my collection, anywhere, on any computer with an online access.  I am dearly hoping for an alternative to DVDSpot.  I looked at DVDAF, but was not very impressed.  I wonder if Ken could add some code to the next version to allow minimal added functionality to the online portion of DVDP, like adding and changing personal info for your collection. Ken, please...
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I wonder if Ken could add some code to the next version to allow minimal added functionality to the online portion of DVDP, like adding and changing personal info for your collection. Ken, please...

It's my understanding that this is exactly what will happen. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but from what I remember the release of 3.5 will be accompanied by "DVD Profiler Online Plus"  - what that is exactly remains to be seen, but it's an enhancement to the online view of your collection.

If you're in a hurry to get that kind of functionality, you can have a look at one of these user developed tools:

phpDVDProfiler

or

phpMyProfiler

I don't use either, but I'm sure if you ask around you'll have people willing to share the pros and cons of each, as well as URLs where you can see them in action. I know there's some signatures that have links as well.

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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantMark Harrison
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There's a big thread over at DVDTalk concerning the shut down.  If you're a member there, you might consider putting in a good word for our favorite software.

It's also an interesting read to see what others think of the other options out there.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantpdhahn
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I've been using DVD Profiler for a couple years off and on now and I recently stumbled across dvdspot. I found that I liked it a little bit better for some reason or another, but of course after using it for only a couple months it goes belly up. So now I humbly come crawling back to DVD Profiler.
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If you're a member there, you might consider putting in a good word for our favorite software.

Definitely! It seems people are woefully unaware of all that DVD Profiler offers. I've never looked at DVD Afficionado since Profiler's got everything I need, but from what users are saying about it over in that thread it seems Profiler is vastly superior - yet no one is talking it up.

I'd do it myself, but I don't have an account and creating one just to "spread the word" is basically just spamming and I'm sure wouldn't be looked kindly upon.

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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantEvo2Me
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[...] less cheap (free) competition can only be good for Profiler.


That's the new paradigm in economics: Less competition is better? Would explain a lot ...
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantEPKJ
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DVD Profiler is now, and always has been the best DVD database available. This is not even debatable. The program speaks for itself. I have never understood how anyone could prefer any of the other currently available alternatives. They are all inferior. DVDSpot was not a real database and now those who relied on it are crying their eyes out because their information will no longer be available in the format which they enjoyed. DVD Profiler is an actual program on my computer which I can use without internet access. The cavalier manner in which the owner of DVDSpot has announced its closing is hilarious. Of course he will dump a project which earns him no money in favor of ones which do so. Viva capitalism! One can only hope that this educates people to be wary of free services.
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