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Sync tablet to PC via USB cable?
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantkd5
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Thinking of buying DVD Profiler for Android, wanted to ask how simple it will be to update the database once it's installed on my Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 tablet using a USB cable, connecting between the tablet and my main computer where DVD Profiler is installed, and updating the db using my existing PC backup.  Also, can I maintain the DVDP backup on the tablet SD card?  Don't want to consume that much space on the tablet drive...
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantkd5
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Wow, nobody uses DVD Profiler for Android on a tablet here???
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I have it installed on my wife's Android tablet (an ASUS Transformer). I synced via wifi, so I don't know how simple/quick it is via USB. I really only installed it on her tablet to test an older beta. I don't think she's used the tablet in over a year. If she used it more often, I would re-sync it so she'd have an updated version of the database, but she doesn't.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantkd5
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What do you think about storing the backup on a permanently installed memory card (by permanently, I mean it stays in the tablet unless I need to download/upload pics to it from my computer, then it gets reinserted immediately).  Feasible?
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar Contributormreeder50
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As far as I know, you can only sync using wifi.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantkd5
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I'm hoping someone else who is certain will stop in and either confirm that or provide other information.  "Syncing" this tablet with anything has eluded me thus far, making a physical connection seems like it would be so much simpler, provided the DVD Profiler app is anywhere near as easy to use as the desktop DVDP.
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantKnasen69
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Registered: June 25, 2007
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You can only sync by Wi-Fi or with the online database. Not with cable.
Best regards Ronnie
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DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantjfrench
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Hi kd5,
It seems that if you had a program that could extract the needed info from the Windows OS version of Profiler and convert it to the format used by the Android version, along with any needed metadata, that would work.  That would be simple but to my knowledge no such program exists..
Jim F.
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantKnasen69
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This program exits:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yterbia.android.mylod
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Hi Ronnie,
An alternative to Profiler Android!  I have an old phone on which I've never been able to get all the Profiler data to load.  How does it handle incremental updates?
Jim
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantKnasen69
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Sorry to say I have not tried it myself.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantDavidEC
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Quoting kd5:
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Thinking of buying DVD Profiler for Android, wanted to ask how simple it will be to update the database once it's installed on my Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 tablet using a USB cable..... .....Also, can I maintain the DVDP backup on the tablet SD card?  Don't want to consume that much space on the tablet drive...

Due to my protection software on my PC I am unable to sync from the PC via WIFI or Direct connect via USB.
Saving a backup copy to SD card and restoring from SD card, I lost customized covers and media banners.
The only way I have been able to load my collection to my Android tablet has been via WIFI from the collection I upload to the 'DVDPro / invelos' servers.
My tablets have been: RCA(WalMart Xmas special) w/Android 6.0
/ Amazon Fire 7" / Amazon Fire HD 7" / Amazon Fire HD 10"
/ Generic 7" Win10
<=all with the latest updates <=
.
The first install of the data base took what seemed like days..
But new add's updates (after PC save to the cloud) are the same speed as the PC upload... so the number of discs and updates cause the time to very... most of the time I turn off any sleep function and connect to charger and start the update process and go to bed... ...when I get up the next morning the process is finished... I have found after the update it is best to reboot the table for all update to display correctly.... this happens on all seven tablets listed above.

Comment: I just wished I had the knowledge to strip all software from the 7" tablet(s) and have DVDPro be the only functioning software... as this would open up a large amount of memory and storage space.
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantFingerlakes Dave
Registered: April 6, 2007
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Here's a thought for your customized covers: copy the "covers" folder from the appropriate place in the DVD Profiler structure to the correct place on your SD card. When you transfer over, overwrite the contents to ensure you get the custom covers. When you transfer everything to the tablet, remember to transfer this folder.
Time-consuming, but it works.    (I recently had to do to match my laptop database with my PC.)
HTC Droid Incredible 2, not rooted, Gingerbread 2.3.5, 768 or 1gig internal (?), 32 gig SD card
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