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The Mysterious Case of the Two Max von Sydow
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So I was doing some profile surfing and discovered that my two copies of The Exorcist didn't link to the same Max von Sydow. Aha, I thought, it must be a simple case of bad parsing, you know the not getting the first/middle/last name parts correct. But no, the difference was only the "spelling" of von/Von. It has always been my understanding that updates to the local database wouldn't mess with the letter case but treat Max von Sydow and Max Von Sydow as the same person. Have I been wrong all this time?

A bit more research produced that I had mysteriously acquired four profiles with Max Von Sydow but the majority of my titles used the proper Max von Sydow.
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One of them probably has the Von (von) as the middle name and the other has it as Von (von) Sydow as the last name only.
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Quoting mreeder50:
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One of them probably has the Von (von) as the middle name and the other has it as Von (von) Sydow as the last name only.


No, like I wrote, it is not a parsing issue.
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Maybe the parsing was wrong at some point and I corrected it in my local database, but by doing so I accidently created two variations of the same person. I sincerely hope it's my own fault and not something I will have to watch out for. There are already enough complications creeping into my local database in the form of both good and bad birthyears...
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Possibly the problem is common name usage. Maybe someone used common names to show differences in capitalization. Which was done for a while though Ken clarified that common names is not to be used for capitalization.
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My experience so far has been, that updating profiles does indeed not change local parsing. So, accepting a profile with Max/Von/Sydow does not change my local Max//Von Sydow. Same has been true for capitalization. Max Von Sydow would appear to be a freak case.

However, if you have a profile with Max//Von Sydow in your collection and download another one with Max/Von/Sydow, then the second entry would be created; DVD Profiler is only blind to parsing during an update. Or as you said, you could have created the second one yourself accidentally.
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Quoting nuoyaxin:
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DVD Profiler is only blind to parsing during an update.


Ah damn, that must be it then. I thought downloads worked the same way as updates.
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