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Goodbye DVD Profiler :(
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantmediadogg
Aim high. Ride the wind.
Registered: March 18, 2007
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Well no need for me to post with quotes - I will just respond to Lowpro and surfeur51.

I actually think most of us feel generally the same way overall about things - certainly about the uniqueness, quality and value of the DVD Profiler software.

Where I think I differ, is in the importance of the other aspects of the DVD Profiler "experience." For me, the biggest enjoyment I have gotten over the years is from the Community. From sharing ideas, from learning about media, the technology of "DVDs" and Home Theater, Actor and Crew credits, the list goes on. I get fulfillment from the collaboration, from the ability to build, promote and support my plugins. Having people feel good about work that I do is important to me. Mostly without prejudice or bias about me as a person or personality. Does my plugin do something for you or not ... does it help you or not. Did my expertise or suggestions or advice make your life better or not. Those things are more important to me than the "software."

If the online database goes away, it will probably be because the environment goes away. The site, the free forums, the collaboration, the fun of hyping my plugins. All of that. I don't care to host my own Profiler web site, or create a support forum for my plugins on my web site, or try to manage collaboration with others, using personal social media. So, if the database (and therefore the environment) goes away, an important enjoyable portion of my life will go away, and I do not look forward to it.
Thanks for your support.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorwidescreenforever
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Registered: March 13, 2007
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Ever since Winston (skip51)  left years ago. ( r.i.p.) . the passion was never there again..
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantmediadogg
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Registered: March 18, 2007
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Quoting widescreenforever:
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Ever since Winston (skip51)  left years ago. ( r.i.p.) . the passion was never there again..

Well I definitely don't agree with that. Mine hasn't changed. Since from your post, I take it that he has passed away, I will leave all other thoughts to myself, out of respect.
Thanks for your support.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorruineddaydreams
Registered: Dec. 2, 2002
Registered: March 14, 2007
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the biggest threat to dvd profiler is lack of support for 32 bit apps in windows at some time in the future. yes you can keep an old machine without moving onto newer windows, but it gets harder to do that as the hardware gets older... same with whoever said they are purposely keeping an apple device on an older OS just for dvdp. that has a short shelf life still, eventually the battery will wear out and it would be hard to find a similar old device that was also not updated in better condition.
-JoN
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorAssassin
Registered: March 15, 2007
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I'm with you guys. I'm hoping that we all can enjoy DVDP as long as possible and the servers/database are working. Without those, the program may work, but most people will stop using it. Don't think there are many people who are willing to create their own local database when they just could use another service that will do the work for them, even if it lacks the accuracy.

But what I simply don't get is, that why there isn't a statement from Ken or others. We are all paying customers and contributors of the database, a simple statement would be the least. Even if its just that message that development was abandoned, but the servers will be paid and up and running for x years.

Why the silence, why the hiding (forum posts/last visit)? I am still worried that some day I'm trying to visit ivelos.com and the website is gone and the last thing we ever heard was the from September 2017.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorNexus the Sixth
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Registered: March 13, 2007
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the biggest threat to dvd profiler is lack of support for 32 bit apps in windows at some time in the future. yes you can keep an old machine without moving onto newer windows, but it gets harder to do that as the hardware gets older... same with whoever said they are purposely keeping an apple device on an older OS just for dvdp. that has a short shelf life still, eventually the battery will wear out and it would be hard to find a similar old device that was also not updated in better condition.


Wouldn't it be possible to run it in something like Virtualbox? I used to run old Windows XP applications in it.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantSilentBob1138
Registered: September 26, 2007
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Wouldn't it be possible to run it in something like Virtualbox? I used to run old Windows XP applications in it.

That is definitely possible. I'm just trying out DVDP on Windows for ARM in the Technical Preview version of Parallels Desktop on my M1 Mac and it seems to be working fine. Actually it's running better than it used to on an Intel Mac (which is insane considering both Parallels and the OS are beta versions and the OS is emulating an Intel environment to run DVDP).
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorAiAustria
Profiling since 2004
Registered: May 19, 2007
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... running perfectly under VMWare here. But any form of virtualization needs technical know how and effort, which narrows down the user base once more...
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorruineddaydreams
Registered: Dec. 2, 2002
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im sure its possible to run in a virtual environment or whatever, I know what that is, but never have used one or cared to learn... i don't want dvd P to be the reason i need to... AiAustria has it right, that will be just the most narrow user base... at some point it will be easier to maintain a database in another fashion :*(
-JoN
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorREDWOLF
Registered: May 6, 2008
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I've tried other programs and this one in my opinion is the best one for keeping track of your collection.  I would hate to have to use another one when this no longer works. 
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