Welcome to the Invelos forums. Please read the forum rules before posting.

Read access to our public forums is open to everyone. To post messages, a free registration is required.

If you have an Invelos account, sign in to post.

    Invelos Forums->General: Website Discussion Page: 1 2 3 4  Previous   Next
Goodbye DVD Profiler :(
Author Message
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributormarcelb7
Registered: Oct. 16, 2000
Registered: March 13, 2007
Reputation: Great Rating
Netherlands Posts: 710
Posted:
PM this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Quoting GSyren:
Quote:
Quoting marcelb7:
Quote:
if I could take anything from My Movies for DVDP, it would be the color bar that indicates how complete a profile is

That's an interesting idea. But how would one weigh the importance of the different fields? Would every field count the same? And if all fields have some data, would that mean that the profile is "complete"? DVD Profiler's inability to distinguish between no data and missing data is troublesome. A profile for a title that has no subtitles would never be considered complete, for example.

Here's a list: https://www.mymovies.dk/how-to/written-documentation.aspx?Page=Contribution%20Introduction
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantkubit
Registered: November 12, 2010
United Kingdom Posts: 12
Posted:
PM this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
After a decade or so - I still love it, so not planning on changing.  What has changed for me is the realisation that the DVDP community input has declined significantly over the last couple of years.  More and more when I try to add a profile for a newly purchaseed DVD it simply is not available from the online database.  Not a software thing, but I guess a phenomenon that is also being experienced with other online supported DVD collection databases as users opt for streaming instead of purchasing of DVDs/Bluray.  Progress?!?!
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorHotm@iler
Live life to the max!
Registered: May 30, 2007
Reputation: High Rating
Netherlands Posts: 243
Posted:
PM this userEmail this userVisit this user's homepageView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Quoting kubit:
Quote:
After a decade or so - I still love it, so not planning on changing.  What has changed for me is the realisation that the DVDP community input has declined significantly over the last couple of years.  More and more when I try to add a profile for a newly purchaseed DVD it simply is not available from the online database.  Not a software thing, but I guess a phenomenon that is also being experienced with other online supported DVD collection databases as users opt for streaming instead of purchasing of DVDs/Bluray.  Progress?!?!

Well, that may be so, but this online database is a community-driven platform.
If a particular movie (whether it is a DVD, Blu-ray, or HD-DVD for that matter) is not part of the database then by all means please submit it yourself.
But based on your profile you didn't add one yourself in those approx 11 years of membership.

Simply put, if all people are just waiting for some new submissions, rather than adding it themselves, the online database will soon be a relic of the past.
DVD Profiler for iOS since: January 9, 2011 (no longer using)
DVD Profiler for Android since: June 6, 2013
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar Contributormreeder50
I was outta bullets
Registered: March 29, 2007
Reputation: Superior Rating
United States Posts: 2,579
Posted:
PM this userEmail this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
My local database has 110 Vudu only profiles because of course I can't contribute them. I personally contribute and update profiles whenever I can.
Marty - Registered July 10, 2004, User since 2002.
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorHotm@iler
Live life to the max!
Registered: May 30, 2007
Reputation: High Rating
Netherlands Posts: 243
Posted:
PM this userEmail this userVisit this user's homepageView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Quoting mreeder50:
Quote:
My local database has 110 Vudu only profiles because of course I can't contribute them. I personally contribute and update profiles whenever I can.

Yes, that is one problem I can relate to, although it is VHS, Video-CDs, and LaserDiscs (yes, could not part with them  ) and some obscure and semi-amateur releases, in many cases even only available on DVDR or BDR, which I could not submit. Nevertheless, I try to submit as much as I can as well.
DVD Profiler for iOS since: January 9, 2011 (no longer using)
DVD Profiler for Android since: June 6, 2013
 Last edited: by Hotm@iler
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantkubit
Registered: November 12, 2010
United Kingdom Posts: 12
Posted:
PM this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Quoting Hotm@iler:
Well, that may be so, but this online database is a community-driven platform.
If a particular movie (whether it is a DVD, Blu-ray, or HD-DVD for that matter) is not part of the database then by all means please submit it yourself.
But based on your profile you didn't add one yourself in those approx 11 years of membership.

Simply put, if all people are just waiting for some new submissions, rather than adding it themselves, the online database will soon be a relic of the past.

I can't argue with that, but I would say - and I'm sure I'm one of many - I purchased DVDP as a product that met my need for a DVD database.  Simple as that.  As much as I was aware of, admired and was grateful to the contributing community, it was never my intention to be a contributer (Too many fingers in too many pies already).  What I would have been happy to do (and still would if the business model changed) - pay significantly more as a service user/non-contributer to subsidise the folk actively creating and contributing profiles.  Academic now unfortunately - I fear DVDP is well down the road to "relic-dom".
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar Contributormreeder50
I was outta bullets
Registered: March 29, 2007
Reputation: Superior Rating
United States Posts: 2,579
Posted:
PM this userEmail this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
I absolutely would pay for an annual membership or update membership. Whatever would get the update process rolling again. My 2 pennies.
Marty - Registered July 10, 2004, User since 2002.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorREDWOLF
Registered: May 6, 2008
Canada Posts: 63
Posted:
PM this userEmail this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Quoting mreeder50:
Quote:
I absolutely would pay for an annual membership or update membership. Whatever would get the update process rolling again. My 2 pennies.

I would as well. 
The Man Who Built Airwolf II is The Same Man Who Built Airwolf I
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributortomricci
Registered: March 18, 2007
United States Posts: 120
Posted:
PM this userVisit this user's homepageView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Quoting REDWOLF:
Quote:
Quoting mreeder50:
Quote:
I absolutely would pay for an annual membership or update membership. Whatever would get the update process rolling again. My 2 pennies.

I would as well. 

AS would I, well worth the money.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantRonbo
Registered: March 31, 2007
Posts: 3
Posted:
PM this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Hello Everyone!

Have not had the opportunity to read through all these replies so if I missed something, I apologize.

I love DVD PROFILER but have been inconvenienced by the fact it does not run on Mac.  I have been using a Windows VM (Parallels) for years to use the program but it just seems like Invelos has no interest in moving to Mac nor even updating its current software.

A friend tried migrating the data over to another software called MY MOVIES PRO but that software did a really horrible job of properly migrating all the data.  It was painfully slow as well.  In the end, my friend asked iTunes for a refund on both the OS X and iOS software.

Is there another software for the Mac that is as good as DVD PROFILER and does an effortless and flawless import of the exported data from that software?

Thanks in advance
 Last edited: by Ronbo
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorwidescreenforever
Under A Double DoubleW
Registered: March 13, 2007
Reputation: High Rating
Canada Posts: 5,437
Posted:
PM this userVisit this user's homepageView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
do you have  cell phone?  the software runs fine on IOS  and android .. this may be the one area you could try ..

my friend has a Mac Pro .. for all his major business... 

but he also has an inexpensive Hp laptop with windows 10 installed ..

perhaps with a windows  laptop on the side you could use it for Invelos  and any other software that Apple doesn't support .
In the 60's, People took Acid to make the world Weird. Now the World is weird and People take Prozac to make it Normal.

Terry
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantRonbo
Registered: March 31, 2007
Posts: 3
Posted:
PM this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Quoting widescreenforever:
Quote:
do you have  cell phone?  the software runs fine on IOS  and android .. this may be the one area you could try ..

my friend has a Mac Pro .. for all his major business... 

but he also has an inexpensive Hp laptop with windows 10 installed ..

perhaps with a windows  laptop on the side you could use it for Invelos  and any other software that Apple doesn't support .



Hi Widescreen!

I do have a cell phone and can certainly continue using DVDProfiler on that. 

The only thing is, I love the desktop experience of entering movies.

I can continue using Parallels and Windows, but would be doing it only to run DVD Profiler.

From what I have read here, it's indisputable that DVD PROFILER is the best of its kind. 

I am using DVDPEDIA on my Mac and it's nearly as good but doesn't break down the titles inside boxed set entries like PROFILER does.

I guess I was just hoping there was another program out there for the Mac that you guys had tried and did an excellent job of importing all of DVD PROFILER's data over.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorwidescreenforever
Under A Double DoubleW
Registered: March 13, 2007
Reputation: High Rating
Canada Posts: 5,437
Posted:
PM this userVisit this user's homepageView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Profiler has been asking for two decades to use apple software .. to no avail ..

we're lucky so far that Invelos is still updating its current catalogue of titles with our input .. and that  seems to be as much as we can expect ..
In the 60's, People took Acid to make the world Weird. Now the World is weird and People take Prozac to make it Normal.

Terry
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantRonbo
Registered: March 31, 2007
Posts: 3
Posted:
PM this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Quoting widescreenforever:
Quote:
Profiler has been asking for two decades to use apple software .. to no avail ..

we're lucky so far that Invelos is still updating its current catalogue of titles with our input .. and that  seems to be as much as we can expect ..


Yes, I am aware of this history.  Count me in as someone that contacted Invelos years ago about this.

I also agree with you that we are lucky they are still updating their titles and not charging a subscription for the database and cloud storage.

And, with DVD PROFILER being the best of its kind, I suppose its up to Mac users to have to step through hoops to get it working on their machines which I don't mind knowing how important that software is to my collection of 5k titles.
    Invelos Forums->General: Website Discussion Page: 1 2 3 4  Previous   Next