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DVD Profiler 2.0 Live


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#1 of 100 Lance Nichols

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Posted September 10 2002 - 04:45 AM

Everyone run, don't walk to www.intervocative.com, and grab the new version of DVD Profiler!

Yes, that is right, 2.0 is live!

EDIT, comma moved! :b

"Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it."

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#2 of 100 Patricio M

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Posted September 10 2002 - 04:47 AM

Sweet!!

#3 of 100 Joseph DeMartino

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Posted September 10 2002 - 05:13 AM

You included the comma inside the "[ url ]" brackets, so the link doesn't work. Posted Image

I just tried to go to the site and got a "site maintenance, temporarily unavailable" screen, but I'll try again later. I've been waiting for 2.0. Thanks for the heads-up.

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#4 of 100 DonRoeber

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Posted September 10 2002 - 05:24 AM

I managed to download 2.0 earlier today. After updating my online profile, I uninstalled 1.1, and installed 2.0. And now the website is down, so I can't get my profile! Posted Image Oh well, I'll try again tomorrow.
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#5 of 100 Aaron Cooke

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Posted September 10 2002 - 05:33 AM

LOL. I downloaded DVD Profiler 1.1 for the first time last night. Guess I need to update already. One question though...does this update explain why half of my DVD's are suddenly missing from the My Profiler link?

#6 of 100 JulianK

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Posted September 10 2002 - 05:40 AM

As far as I understand it, you should perform a backup of your current collection using the old version of the program, then install the new version, then import the backup file into the new one.

Worked for me!

#7 of 100 Lance Nichols

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Posted September 10 2002 - 05:57 AM

Yes, back up first. I maintain a back up, as I shuttle my DB from work and home, so it was not a biggy.

Now I have to go in an reagionalize/localize everything.

"Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it."

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#8 of 100 Scott_J

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Posted September 10 2002 - 07:48 AM

Thanks for the heads up. I downloaded it and it works perfectly. Thanks!

#9 of 100 Kenneth Cummings

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Posted September 10 2002 - 08:27 AM

Getting it now, hope it easy to work with and doesn't have the same stupid ads on it (with a outdated one for the Blockbuster campain).
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#10 of 100 Neil Joseph

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Posted September 10 2002 - 08:41 AM

What are the new features of 2.0 and why would one want to upgrade? (just a question for the benefit of all who may want to know, including myself Posted Image)
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#11 of 100 Jonathan Perregaux

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Posted September 10 2002 - 08:58 AM

I hate it when programmers forget to take into account what happens to their screens in "large fonts" mode, or if scroll bar widths, etc. are sized to anything other than the default settings. I can't see the years on the list of titles on the main window and several other dialog boxes exhibit problems with controls spaced/sized poorly due to my running Windows at 1600 x 1200 with large fonts. Bad programmer, bad.

Other than that, a great program.
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#12 of 100 Nathan*W

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Posted September 10 2002 - 09:04 AM

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Posted Image New Features
* International Support
- Localized versions of DVD Profiler in English, Spanish, French, German, etc.
- Local currency support, including automatic value conversion
- Support for expanded language choices for audio and subtitle tracks
- DVD localization by country, including support for varied title, overview, ratings systems, etc.
* New Data
- Several requested new genres: Documentary, Musical, Sports, Television and War.
- New feature options for THX Certified and Closed Captioned
- Easter Eggs
- NTSC/PAL indicator
- "Custom" case type
- Sort Title field - now titles can sort correctly without altering the display title
* Plug-In System
- Version 2.0 includes an extensive plug-in system to allow enterprising developers out there to modify, improve, and extend DVD Profiler in limitless fassion
- Check back soon for details, specs, and sample code
* Skins/Reports
- New Categories let you organize your reports and skins into folders
- Skins and reports you create and submit can now be designated as public or private (private submissions can be used but not edited)
- Public skins and reports which are changed by another user retain their original contributor info as well
- User-defined screenshots, displayed on the skins/reports downloads page, and in the skin/report browsers in DVD Profiler
* Image hash system, so images are downloaded only when they're different
* Move your collection between PCs faster with the new "Refresh All Images" feature
* Multi-select in Add DVD Window: Now, select multiple DVDs to add at once
* Totally redesigned Profile Preview feature in the Add DVD Window:
- Use the DVD Profiler skin of your choice to display the preview
- Select two profiles to preview and both will be shown, with the differences highlighted automatically
* Full export of all data elements (including actors) to XML
* New filters - by subtitle, and DTS audio track
* Refresh Updated Profiles now allows previewing only profile changes, only images, or both
* New support for shared UPCs, so when manufactures use the same UPC for two or more DVDs, the program offers the user a choice of profile
* New Charts & Graphs feature - view information about your collection graphically
* Native support for barcode scanners, via included plugin
* New "Clean images directory" utility feature removes unused images
* New DVD Profiler Acknowledgements feature gives credit to companies and individuals who have made DVD Profiler possible
* New "Default" review configuration splits review into Film and DVD. A necessary step towards online user reviews...
* New Coupon/Deal Wizard lets you share the best DVD deals with fellow DVD Profiler users
* Delete Actor feature is now available to let you clean out unused/incorrect actors from the full actor list
* Login screens in DVD Profiler now include option to have your information mailed to you, or to create a new account.
Posted Image Enhancements
* Speed
- Across the board, DVD Profiler 2.0 is significantly faster than 1.0, in some cases several times faster
- Filters by title (even in the Add DVD window) are now instantaneous
* Reassign Collection Numbers feature can now operate by Title order
* Reassign Collection Numbers feature can now operate on "Owned" "Ordered", or "Wish list"
* Added standard aspect ratio of 1.78:1
* Database repair, when needed, is now automatic and robust
* Maximum frequent renters increased to 30
* Overview filter now searches Notes as well
* Parental control changes no longer force a full online list refresh
* When adding a DVD, and the profile is hidden by parental control, message is displayed
* Completely new Internet connection components, with improved performance and better proxy support
* Scroll bars in major listings now operate in the standard Windows manner
* Skins
- Preview your skin changes while you edit
- Auto-indent in the skin editor
- New elements: LOANEDTO, LOANDUE, IFLOANED, IFOVERDUE
- Features tag now includes "Other" features
- Added toolbar buttons to select a skin, and to edit the current skin
- REVIEW tag has new BGCOLOR attribute
* Reports
- Actors now optionally show role played
- New Row and Column Odd/Even conditionals allow alternating row/column shading
- New case type element
- Edit->Cut is now supported
- New support for alternate paper sizes - Letter, Legal, Executive, A4, and A5
- New support for top, left, right, and bottom margins
- Improved accuracy of scaling on all printers
- New element for "Other Features"
- New element for date report printed (on headers and footers)
- Duplex support - print odd pages only, even pages only, or both
* The default definition for "Adult" has been changed to exclude NR
* Added limited compatibility with "Large Fonts" Windows display option
* Expanded contributor credit limit from 2 to infinite
* Removed "animated" from desc. selections, and added "Superbit"
* Previewed profiles and images are cached, and not downloaded again if added
* DVD->Personalize now allows setting of review for wish list entries
* Actor's name case is now corrected during profile import
List imports are now faster, smoother, and don't freeze the program while running
* Year is no longer included in the IMDB search
* True multi-region selection
* Removing a DVD from your collection now optionally deletes the unused cover images
* Screen layout is now remembered by default
* Thumbnail creation now detects corrupted images and prompts to delete or skip
* Password storage now uses secure hashing algorithm
Posted Image Bug Fixes
* List index out of bounds error when changing renter max is now corrected
* "Parental control settings are corrupt" error is now corrected
* Parental control password window no longer shows scroll bars on XP
* "Last Edited" date now is backed up
* "Filtered" total was incorrect after refreshing online profile list
* Box set status and contents now correctly backed up and restored
* When editing frequent renters, last entry in list now correctly saved
* Access violation when buying all DVDs in wishlist from price finder is corrected
* Error when actor search included a single quote is resolved
* Certain conditions set on line and box objects caused access violation
* Jump to movie now works outside current collection type
* My Profiler login now requires alias and password
* DVD Profiler no longer cancels Windows shutdown requests while running
* Blank director entries were not propogating correctly
* When adding DVDs, profiles moved from ordered to owned no longer cause duplicated collection numbers
* Report editor copy/paste option didn't add new item to selection list
* Adding titles to price search caused error if not currently in wish list
* Empty actors are no longer exported
* Title Desc. now handles ampersands correctly
* Select Skin feature no longer incorrectly shows report options
* "Other" filter area now resizes correctly
* Cover scans in skins now correctly include full file reference in all cases
* Refresh updated profiles now refreshes display of current DVD if necessary
* Incorrect password when logging in to My Profiler now shows correct error message
* Fixed drag/drop of images directly to front and back cover images
* Reported download speed is no longer affected by processing time
* Corrected shipping calculation error caused by partial data updates
* Genre list is now alphabetized in DVD edit
* Blank case type is now possible
* Error handling added for missing skin at startup
* Profile comparison now detects differences in Desc.
* Blank Disc ID manual entries (added by Disc ID as opposed to by UPC) are no longer possible
* Entering irregular UPCs no longer prompts to validate twice
* Add a new DVD, edit actors, select cancel no longer results in error message
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#13 of 100 Dave Gilbert

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Posted September 10 2002 - 09:30 AM

Nathan pretty much covered off the new enhancements, but forgot one very compelling reason to upgrade:

You have to. Posted Image
The database is different and has been converted to the 2.0 format. The next time you try to access the database, you will be prompted to upgrade.

#14 of 100 Nathan*W

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Posted September 10 2002 - 09:45 AM

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but forgot one very compelling reason to upgrade:

You have to. Posted Image

Good point, Dave. I just get this vision of the InterVocative thugs knocking on your door. "Yo, ya gotta upgrade."Posted Image
 

#15 of 100 Geoff Sharp

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Posted September 10 2002 - 10:43 AM

I must say that the 2.0 version is significantly faster. Everything just works smoother!!

#16 of 100 Brian_Anderson

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Posted September 10 2002 - 10:53 AM

Its good, its clean, its slick, the updating of the entries is much smoother. When you notice that an entry needs updating you can check to see what was changed or what the differences are. nice. There is a stats section now, though it can be sobering and rather interesting, and the plugin feature will be very very useful if it gets rolling.

All in all... i like it.
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#17 of 100 Brian E

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Posted September 10 2002 - 11:29 AM

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LOL. I downloaded DVD Profiler 1.1 for the first time last night. Guess I need to update already. One question though...does this update explain why half of my DVD's are suddenly missing from the My Profiler link?
Generally when someone can't see all of their discs listed it's because of parental locks being enabled in some form. Any film that's not rated (NR) will not show up with parental stuff turned on.
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#18 of 100 Kenneth Cummings

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Posted September 10 2002 - 11:30 AM

Very nice, but one problem that is still annoying for the non-pro verison buyer. The same damn ad banners at the top, which are out dated with info on trying to get Blockbuster to support widescreen.
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#19 of 100 Dan M~

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Posted September 10 2002 - 11:49 AM

Am I missing something?

Download.com has only version 1.1 available??

Dated Sept 25, 2001????
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#20 of 100 Terrell

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Posted September 10 2002 - 11:54 AM

Just download and install version 2.0 over your current version, and it will automatically import all of your videos and settings.





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