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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantEarly Memphis
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I got nowhere searching ...
Is there a way to shut off the update prompt? I have to say no every time I start now. And why does the link for 4.0 info still lead to info on the version 3.9 (2015) update? I'm not interested in updating when I don't know what's changed and Invelos should've included a "don't ask again" button in their prompt (to say nothing of actually explaining what the changes are for this version (still using the link I originally received and it still leads to 3.9 info). This is as annoying as not being able to changing the "backup prompt" to more than every 7 days (perhaps you can, but I can't find out how).   
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Is there a way to shut off the update prompt?
Not to my knowledge.

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This is as annoying as not being able to changing the "backup prompt" to more than every 7 days
Tools / Options / System.

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I'm not interested in updating when I don't know what's changed
Yeah, that info should be easier to find. It's the same as for 3.9.5 and is posted in the beta forum. In case you don't have access to the beta forum, here it is:
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Features/Enhancements
Thumbnail view now supports several configurable badges, to show things like reviews, watched/not watched, rating, etc. Access this via Collection->Thumbnail Settings.

New "Favorite" tags system. Favorite tags can be shown in a compact, configurable view. Right-click the tag list for details.

New Global Replace feature for cast/crew, via the DVD->Edit interface (Hold CTRL to access)

New intelligent analyzer for profile updates examines the changes as they would apply to your collection, and optionally skips those with no effective changes

New configurable Calendar View can be shown above the collection view, on a collection type basis. Works well for the Wish List.

Profile updates now allow accepting individual name changes which would normally be skipped, such as birth year removal, name division, or name case

In Add by Title listing, added new option via right-click to Copy DVD, to support copying information from an online profile without adding it to the collection

Added option in the title filter 'Don't filter box set contents'. This allows finding child profiles by entering the title of the box set.

Added support for 4K Ultra HD, and combos

Added feature options for D-Box, CineChat

Added support for new audio formats, Dolby Atmos, DTS-X, and Auro-3D

Gifts are now optionally included in the purchase place chart

Now can optionally add multiple Watched By entries for the same profile, user and date

When episode dividers are removed in cast or crew, the contents of that episode are now optionally removed, retained, or moved

Added support for currencies: Hungarian Forint, Polish Zloty

Reports now support custom page sizes, in both portrait and landscape orientations

Report settings now support inches and millimeters (Tools->Options->System to change)

Reports now support optional page breaks, based on the current sort

Reports have a new condition that operates on primary genre only

File->Open Database has a new option to reconnect databases that have been moved

Added diagnostic startup option to reset online profile list for ease of resolving an interrupted or damaged profile list file

Add by Title, manual entry now shows a selectable indicator when there are existing matching titles in your collection

The OK button on the profile update comparison window can be set to OK, Next

When refreshing and checking for box set children, added a Yes to All option

When box set children are automatically moved to owned or ordered along with their parent, they now inherit the parent's purchase date and place


Bug Fixes
Fixed: Tracker finds incorrect matches after an item is replaced, and another added.

Fixed: Sort menu from top of list doesn't show director and COO

Fixed: Variant IDs outside US locality can cause errors in Change UPC

Fixed: The UPC field allows paste of unsupported characters

Fixed: Unrepairable errors occur when the internal plugin fields are damaged

Fixed: Custom crew roles create duplicate entries during profile update in some cases

Fixed: On Windows 10, mousewheel scrolling while editing a profile can result in overwriting the wrong record.

Fixed: CollectionGallery plugin shows debug messages

Fixed: When a custom media type is available but not selected, the image can show an incorrect banner after a profile change is saved.

Fixed: Exclude from Movie Pick non functional

Fixed: When using non-default IP choice, wrong IP is shown via the synchronize with DVD Profiler Mobile window

Fixed: XML export does not properly encode certain characters, resulting in invalid XML

Fixed: Moving to a collection category that doesn't use purchase date causes can't focus error, shows incorrect controls

Fixed: Edit collection categories leaves option checkboxes enabled when nothing selected

Fixed: Prompts for repair after closing as a result of windows shutting down

Fixed: DVD->Move To controls incorrectly placed in some cases

Fixed: Error message regarding unable to save tempnote.html

Fixed: Everything else that was broken. OK, maybe not everything.


Changes in Build 1723:
Favorite tag setting not backed up/restored

Added Play All and MovieIQ to Features

Nested group dividers (2 levels)

Added cast checkbox for Puppeteer

Added option (via right-click on genre lock) to disable auto-lock of genres in DVD->Edit

Fixed: Metacritic badges not displaying in some cases

Added option in cast/crew global replace to create a Credited As for affected entries

Regardless of that choice, the Credited As is now cleared if the new name matches the Credited As

Autopopulate contribution notes with cast/crew source if available

Added Czech Koruna, Vietnam Dong, Estonia Kroon, Romania Leu, Slovakia Koruna currency types

Fixed: new audio formats available under DVD, HD DVD

Thumbnail badges can now be enabled for specific collection categories

Fixed: Inaccurate results removing episodes

Fixed: Access violation setting Do not filter box set childred option
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you can always lock off all your titles therefore no updates at all will install unless you preview AND unlock that one title  or more ...
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Thank you so much, GSyren! I knew there had to be a way to change that backup prompt time frame but never found it.    And thanks for the repost of the update info, you’re aces - don’t know why the link still goes to the old info for 3.9.

I had a great display setup showing the disc cover notes, which a kind member pointed me towards way back, but when my computer died last year and had to be replaced I wound up with a crap default which doesn’t even seem to include the cover text. This fiasco shied me away from updating, but it appears from scanning the post that I won’t be subjected to any further unwanted display changes.

Since you're obviously are way more knowledgeable than I am : is there a simpler report than the “simple” report? For example, the simple report takes 8 lines to display “24: Season 5”. I have a lot of TV seasons and multi-disc sets and don’t want each disc listed - each movie title in a set, yes, but not each disc. So, a TV season should be 1 entry, whereas I understand “Alien Anthology” taking 5. I also don’t care about the release date. I need to save (if possible) and print a simple one-line list (numbered would be nice, without the page split in the middle) so that I can check against my physical collection to see if all titles are listed correctly. Please don’t spend time searching, just asking in case you happen to know. Again, thank you so much for your kind assistance!!! 

widescreenforever: I was concerned about systemic changes. I update movie profile info regularly. Basically, I always accept changes without question EXCEPT for cover images. Those I always preview because all too often the updated scans are NOT better - at least on my display. 
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I don't think there is an easy solution to get what you want in one single report.

I would direct you to the lower right corner of the reports window. Under Include Box Set Entries you can specify if you want just the box set parent (Box Set Cases), just the children (Box Set Contents) or both.

I would suggest that you make two different reports using the Simple report. One for television and one for movies. To do that, filter on genre Televison and create a report using Box Set Cases. Then do the opposite, filter out genre Television and create another report with Box Set Contents (or Both).

Personally I like to go an entire different route when it comes to simple reports. I like to use ProfilerQuery to select the data I want for my report and then transfer the result to a spreadsheet. Then I can modify the data in the spreadsheet, if necessary, and print it from there. Not sure if that would suit you, but you might check it out. I'm a bit biased, of course, since I developed ProfilerQuery.

Note, though, that you would have the same problem with televison vs. movies. There is no surefire way to tell which box set children that are disc profiles and which are movies, unless you start using Tags or something like that, but that's a rather big job if you have a lot of tv shows.
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Thanks again, pardner.    I don't see why one can't just save the report to a text file or Word doc. Then you could edit from there. There's no proprietary rights problems or whatever with text files. Printing spreadsheets means printing a bunch of lines and stuff ... I just want a simple, clean title list so I can check off each title as I eyeball it - to see if anything I've sold is still listed or if anything I have hasn't been entered (except for the dozen+ imports I've yet to scan cover pix for so I can add them to the db). 
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Thanks again, pardner.    I don't see why one can't just save the report to a text file or Word doc. Then you could edit from there. There's no proprietary rights problems or whatever with text files. Printing spreadsheets means printing a bunch of lines and stuff ... I just want a simple, clean title list so I can check off each title as I eyeball it - to see if anything I've sold is still listed or if anything I have hasn't been entered (except for the dozen+ imports I've yet to scan cover pix for so I can add them to the db). 

Have you viewed the available reports in "Get More Reports"? I saw a DVD Inventory that looked a bit like what you described. Try editing a report that is close, before assuming that what you want can't be done.
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Have you viewed the available reports in "Get More Reports"? I saw a DVD Inventory that looked a bit like what you described. Try editing a report that is close, before assuming that what you want can't be done.


Again, my main frustration is not being able to print to a file - which could be edited ad infinitum. The one you print today (8-15 PP or more) is out of date tomorrow, and that's a lot of ink and paper down the drain. $$$ And there does happen to be 104 pages of reports. I've looked at several (mostly multiple columns or image-laden ink suckers). I just don't grok that with all the bug fixes and upgrades, Invelos never added the capacity to print to a savable, editable document. I love the full-color collection display of the program, but I'd also like a savable "paper" document for some purposes. 
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I'm a little confused as to what you want. You said that you were OK with a Word document, but not with a spreadsheet file. Not much difference in practice.

However, if you would go with ProfilerQuery you could save the result as a csv file, which is really just a text file. If you limit the output to just the title you would get what I believe is what you asked for. Just change the extension from csv to txt and you have a standard text file.
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I'll give it a shot this weekend, pardner. I use Excel for some simple record keeping and have set up some simple files, but I'm strictly small-time with Excel compared with people who can make it sing. 
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Again, my main frustration is not being able to print to a file - which could be edited ad infinitum. ...

???? I print to file all the time, typically to  PDF. You can also print to XPS or onenote (whatever that is). There may be others. This is a Windows option on the Print command.

Here is an example of a report printed to XPS, being viewed in the XPS viewer. (Please don't ask me what XPS is, and how to edit it, without first using Google yourself.)
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