DVD Profiler question

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  1. Neil Joseph

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    How long does it take to see a new contributed title appear on the database? I contributed two, one of them about 2 weeks ago and they are still not in the database yet...

    - Alicia Keys: From the Streets to Stardom
    - Bionicle: Mask Of Light
     
  2. Dan Rudolph

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    It varies wildly. I've had some submissions come up a couple days after I sent them and others take months. Rarely more than two weeks, but sometimes they don't accept stuff for no apparent reason.
     
  3. TonyD

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    i'm thinking about going over from dvdtracker.
    i've had dvdtracker since it started, but want to try something new.

    tracker is$10 a year what is profiler?

    and what is the improvements for upgrading to the registered version?
     
  4. Dave Gilbert

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    The shareware version of DVDProfiler is free. Upgrading will get you high-resolution cover scans, the ability to disable the ad banners (within the program, and in your online listing), and show your support for a great product.
     
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    It will also give you early access to betas as well.

    Jason
     
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    And is guaranteed registration for every version they make of the program.
     
  7. Dan Rudolph

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    Oh, and Profiler is $25 to be registered forever.
     
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    Wonder if they'll ever finish an OSX port of the app.
    There's nothing even close on Macs and they'd sell many copys.

    I can always keep VPC going. Works fine here.
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    I am a registered user (for a long time), the free version is for all practical purpose, good enough and contains all the needed functions. The reason I paid for it is because I think it's a good piece of software that's worth my support. I am a beleiver of the freeware model of if one thinks the product is good and can afford it, then one pays for it, else just use the free version. On a pure financial basis, I don't know if it really justifies the $25 for hi-res and banner elimination (the banner is actually relatively unintrusive).
     
  10. Dan Rudolph

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    Also, there are limits on the size of your online collection in the free version.
     
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    Dan, I have had DVD Profiler for two years both free and later paid versions. There is no limit to titles in the online database with the free version. There never has been. Please post a link to the relevant page of the Intervocative website which backs your assertion.
     
  13. Dan Rudolph

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    The official page doesn't mention, but it's been claimed a few times on the forums and not contradicted by the IVS guys. I can't do a direct link as it's a framed site, but do a search on the DVD Profiler boards.
     
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    The maximum size is limited by upload file size. The number of DVDs this equates to will vary by:
    - How many DVDs are locked. Locked DVDs take up more space.
    - How many DVDs are not up to date with the online database.
    - The quantity and size of the DVD notes.

    I read in one thread on their support forum that someone was able to have a collection of 780 titles before he could no longer upload his collection.

    From the FAQ:
     
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    There is a new Beta version is available for premium registrants. Anyone give it a spin yet? I am using the free version.
     
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    I've been wondering if DVD Profiler has made another change for people using the free version. I've noticed the last few recent releases I've entered (Fargo SE and The Matrix Reloaded come to mind) there has been no back cover scan. Has anyone else noticed this?
     
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    Joe, thank you for citing the sources of the limit information. Apparantly, there is a limit to collection size on the free version. This is odd since IVS does not mention this on the Paid Registration page as a benefit of upgrading.
     
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    A thought: DVD Empire has the most complete front & back cover scans on the web, yet they also print "copyrighted material" across all their scans. It may be that they are cracking down on this, and won't allow DVD Profiler to use their scans.

    This may be the reason some scans aren't available in the DVD Profiler database.
     

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