DVD Profiler Question?

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  1. StevenF

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    I need a program to catalog my 800+ collection of DVD's. It seems that DVD Profiler is the one that is most used... unless someone can recommend another program.

    1. I have several other region DVD's. Does it work with region 2, 4 etc. DVD's?

    2. I have a few (not so much) studio released DVD's. Can you manually input data into the program?

    3. Can you have more than 1 database? One for me, another for my brother, another for my friends.

    4. Can you transfer info onto several computers?
     
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    Does it also work without having to access the website? Can you just keep it all on your computer and imput everything maually in case I have no internet?
     
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    I've got a question here also. Why is it that some dvd's do not show up to add to your wishlist? Amelie is not listed and this title has been out for awhile. I don't own it so i can't contribute it. Can dvd's be contributed without a dvd-rom drive or if you do not own it yet?
     
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    I was surprised about Amelie's absense at first also. It turns out to appear under the title "Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain".

    In theory, you can contribute data without having a dvd, but you would need the UPC and hopefully detailed specs about the disc. Box scans are helpful, but I don't think required. I haven't gotten around to contributing any info yet myself.
     
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    Thanks, guys.[​IMG]
     
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    Ok. I downloaded and have been trying the program. I have a small problem that I cannot figure out. When I UPC input a DVD, it puts it into an alphabetical list... which is good. Then I try to manually input a DVD (an unauthorized movie) and it won't put it into the alphabetical list... instead it adds it to the bottom. Am I doing something wrong?
     
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    What happens when you arrange alphabetically after you add all of your movies?
     
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    All of the movies that I entered in by UPC code are arranged alphabetically and seem correct. The ones that I entered in Manually are at the bottom of the alphabetical list.

    When I click on the TITLE tab on the screen... it sorts by ascending or descending, but doesn't put those Manual entires back into the list. Is there a Alphabetical sort button?

    It seems the only way to make it true alphabetical is to re-number every single DVD... and that seems to be a pain. I even tried the "reassign collection numbers"... and that really screwed up the list.

    Am I doing something wrong or does this program not like manual entires. I have a few convention DVD's (wink wink) in my collection and want to put them in the list.

    Is there another really good program that people use that doesn't require Online capabilities. I used Excel before this and it wasn't listing all of the features of each DVD.
     
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    Can seem to access my collection online, though it seems to be able to upload it to "My Collection". My online version has NOTHING in it and tells me that my collection has not been uploaded.
    Is this what DVDProfiler has said will be fixed in the next release? Can they have you run the "OLD" version, or will that fail too... ARRRGH?
    Hope that they fix this soon...[​IMG]
     
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    Sometimes I get an error saying that I will have to upload my collection, but then after a time, the collection shows again. Uploading at the time of error does not make it viewable either. Time seems to fix it.
     
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    New question about DVD Profiler ...

    I understand that it has all the information available via the barcode number thingy, but does it know the difference between the Candian and US versions? A small difference in most cases (French language instead of Spanish) but a difference just the same.

    I've been trying to keep track manually using just an alphabetical list in a Word document ... but it's getting a bit too large for that.

    Anyone know?
     
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    I am growing increasingly impatient with DVD Profiler.
    I have DVDs in my local database that, despite countless
    times resetting the timestamp and repairing my database
    collection, NEVER show up on the on-line version of my
    collection.
    What is the point of this on line database if there
    are gaps in the data?
    Yes, I have set it to have no parental locks and all
    of that that rubbish, and I have even deleted and reloaded
    DVDs, like Sex in The City, into my collection,
    and they never appear in the on-line database.
    Most irriatating, especially since I paid $20 for this.
    [​IMG]
    Mark
     

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