Questions about DVD Profiler

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  1. SteveK

    SteveK Supporting Actor

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    I have a couple quick questions about DVD Profiler which a search didn't answer. I just purchased a new computer which runs on Microsoft XP Professional. XP is not listed on the DVD Profiler website, so should I assume that it is not (yet) supported by DVD Profiler?

    If I am able to use Profiler, do I have to go on the internet to view my collection, or is there a way I can view my database "locally"? Many people do post their collection on the internet; is this required or optional?

    I know there are other programs available for creating a DVD database, but DVD Profiler seems to be by far the most popular so I'd like to give it a try. Thanks for any information you may be able to provide.

    Steve K.
     
  2. Tony_Faville

    Tony_Faville Supporting Actor

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    Just pay the paltry $25 for registration....especially since DVD Profiler 2.0 is coming out soon. Only those registered will be able to get the beta.
     
  3. SteveK

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    Tony- I wasn't concerned about the registration price. $25 is a bargain if it's a good program. I merely was wondering whether Profiler would run under XP (apparently the answer is yes) and had a couple other questions. It would be foolish to pay $25 or even $5 if the program couldn't run on my computer. But now that I know it does, I'll certainly think about giving it a try.

    Steve K.
     
  4. Dave Gilbert

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    I've been running DVD Profiler on Windows XP since it (XP) was in beta, with no problems whatsoever.
     
  5. Todd Hochard

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    I also run it on XP. No issues.
     
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    XP. No issues. Nothing beats it. Nothing.
     
  7. DavidEC

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    While this thread started out with the topic of 'XP' {and yes it does work and I have only found one bug with using it with 'XP' and that is printing reports with page numbers, if I have the report being numbered I get pages with only the page number and no movie data listed, turn off the page numbering and the report prints as displayed on my screen) here is a new question for fellow "DVD Profiler" users...

    With more and more DVD's coming from non-retail outlets where the DVD does not have a UPC code on the packaging I was wondering if there will be a standard way to allow these DVD to be added to the data base?

    Point - the "Total Movie & Entertainment" 'Double-Double Feature Pack' (40 movies)

    I really hate to add all the movies as single DVD / Movie releases via the DISK ID (If they are in the data base??)

    --David
     
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    Ditto that.

    You can even choose to enter obscure/rare titles of your own that are not yet in the databse.
     
  9. SteveK

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    Thanks for the replies, everybody. Looks like it may be time to download DVD Profiler and give it a try. Then, assuming I like it as much as everybody else seems to, I won't hesitate to pay the $25 registration charge for the "deluxe" version.

    Thanks again for the information, and the endorsement.

    Steve K.
     
  10. Dave F

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    David, you can also add by title. That's how I end up putting most of my discs, since I enter them upon preorder, and often before the UPC is known.

    I hadn't heard about v2. Cool!

    -Dave
     
  11. DavidEC

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  12. Gunnar Syren

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    If you add by title you can change the UPC code once you know it. That's what I usually do.
     
  13. Dave F

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    David, do you have a DVD-rom that can read diskIDs? If the disc is not in the online profile listing, just enter a new disc, have it grab the diskID and upload the information the master online database. In a few days it will appear in the list for everyone to use.

    If the disk is already in the master database, you don't need to read the diskID to add it to your collection. In the Add DVD to collection section, rather than typing in the UPC, just select the Add By Title option. As long as someone somewhere added it with the diskID, it is there for everyone to use.

    The only time you would not be able to share your entered information is if you created a completely new DVD record (one not in the master database), and entered it only on the basis of title - with no UPC or diskID.

    -Dave
     
  14. DavidEC

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    Dave-

    (1) Currently DVDProfiler is _NOT_ allowing DVD's that do not have a UPC to be added to the online data base.

    (2) The "Total Movie" package is 40+ movies, twenty DVD's and I have found so far seven of the disc's that I have tried do not have their ID listed in the data base. and the idea of having to place all these discs in my DVD-Rom drive is not what I call fun..

    --David
     
  15. ErichH

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    If I want to see who did the score, I have to go to imdb. Maby they'll wake up and add more credit options in V2.
    The music guys are shuned again.....
    ps - Runs nice on a Mac too(with VPC of course)

    Eric
     
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    An excellent program I had no problem paying $25 for.
     
  17. Jenna

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    DVD Profiler is the BEST!
    It's running just fine with my WinXP.

    I do NOT have the premium Profiler Download; just the basic and have had very few problems with it.

    Yet, like all other programs, a word of caution. Be sure to use the "Backup Profile Database" feature (found under the file menu). I've entered over 400 DVD titles by UPC code and would NOT want to do that again!
     
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