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DVD cover contribution to Invelos Database from iPad/iPhone Photos
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantcpedrazzi
Registered: April 1, 2013
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I would like following feature: now on the iPad (I don't know since when) it is possible to take a photo of the cover of the DVD for one's personal collection, of course if this is not already in the Invelos Database.  It would be fine if these images could be submitted to Invelos for inclusion in the database.  This was possible on PC, but now I switched to Mac, and I lost the "desktop-version" of the program.  So that means that now I cannot submit new DVDs anymore.  Since I buy sometimes old DVDs or documentaries or films in italian, it happens pretty often that they are not in the Invelos Database.  It is a pity, I would gladly contribute them.
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Claudio
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributordee1959jay
Registered: March 19, 2007
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Meanwhile you might use software like Wine, VirtualPC, Crossover, Parallels Desktop or VMWare to be able to run DVDProfiler on your Mac. Check e.g. here
and here.
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Registered: March 13, 2007
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I would like to add the free virtualization solution Virtualbox to the list.

Virtualization, of course, still requires a valid Windows license. The non-virtualization methods fall short on a few Microsoft proprietary DLLs, if I remember correctly.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantcpedrazzi
Registered: April 1, 2013
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dee1959jay and ya_shin, thanks a lot. 

But I still insist on my main "Feature Request" if someone from Invelos reads this: being able to SUBMIT, to CONTRIBUTE a new DVD to the Invelos database solely from the iPad version.  With cover photos and all what is needed. 

Best regards
Claudio
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantMark Harrison
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Registered: March 13, 2007
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I'm glad you submitted that request.

However, you should also be aware that sometime Invelos can move VERY slowly.  It might (not being an employee, that is entirely a guess) take them a year or more to get this feature added.  If you're fine waiting that long for your feature request (assuming they decide to add the feature), then you're good.  If that sounds like a long wait, then the advice from ya_shin and dee1959jay might be helpful to you.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantcpedrazzi
Registered: April 1, 2013
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Hi Mark,
Thanks for the explanation, I am also glad to better understand the standard time constant of the Invelos software development.  I am acquainted with user requests or wish lists that are NEVER implemented :-), with other software types (e.g. flight planning, CAD, CAE...).  So for me it's up to them, they are loosing a huge "crowd work" limiting themselves to the windows PC.  And actually, at least for italian DVDs, the database is really poor. And old. People uses more and more mobile devices, there will be less and less people devoted to sitting in front of a PC to do this kind of work. Although I would be one of them, if only Invelos would have a Mac version.  OK, I know, Window emulators exist.  But the iPad would be actually much better.
Anyway, for me all my "feature requests" are more like "wishes" or "suggestions" to the software company.
Have a nice day
Regards from Europe
Claudio
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantMark Harrison
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Registered: March 13, 2007
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Quoting cpedrazzi:
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So for me it's up to them, they are loosing a huge "crowd work" limiting themselves to the windows PC.


In this particular case, "they" are a single developer.  There has been many requests for a Mac version over the years.  But with 1 person to handle Windows, iOS and Android clients, plus the backend database, servers, web site, etc., there's just not the time for a new platform.  Hopefully that will change someday, but for now, I wouldn't expect a Mac version.  He has to concentrate his limited time to those things that will bring in the most money.  And while we have users requesting a Mac version, it may be few enough people that it doesn't justify the development costs (just a guess as I have no inside knowledge of the company).  Especially considering that there ARE multiple ways to run this on a Mac.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantcpedrazzi
Registered: April 1, 2013
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Oh!  One person!  I see... I wasn't aware of this.
Well, thanks for the insight.  Maybe I will decide to try one of those emulators.  At the moment, as a new iMac user, having made the switch only 6 months ago, the idea is still a little cumbersome.
Again, thanks and regards.
williamrdr
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Yes, I was looking from a long time for this Solution, Well thanks to Cpedrazzi & Mark Harrison that your discussion solved my issue. While I was also looking for how to take screenshot on iphone and I read this on 1 website. Is it Correct ?? Please Share some shortcut for it, as they have written it a bit lengthier.
William
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantTille
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Registered: August 25, 2013
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I would like to underline the wish from cpedrazzi. Have several hundreds of covers in my iPhone app that I would gladly contribute.
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