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Saw a post today where Ken Cole was quoted. It reminded me of how much I miss him. His wisdom, wit, intelligence, ingenuity, patience and passion.  I hope he is somewhere enjoying this post.
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Quoting GSyren:
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It's tested against the latest released version, 1.21.

Ok, I sent him a link to V1.26. Not sure that will change anything, given the functions you are using.
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Great, now what I need to do is figure out why elevation is required on some systems, and not others. By the way, I wonder which version you have. I have authorized Gunnar to distribute whatever version he is testing with, to his users. But I will send you a link to the latest (unreleased) via PM. There might be features I have recently added or fixed at Gunnar's request.
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Quoting zappman:
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Hi Gunar,
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I have already spent way too much time trying to get HTTPJolie to run correctly, and don't want to invest more time in getting HTTPJolie to run.
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Understandable. Sorry for your troubles. I get nothing out of people using it except the satisfaction of helping others, so I'm sorry that it doesn't help you. But if it is at all possible, the only way I know I am making progress, is from users. So, sometime in the future, and you are so inclined. grab an updated release and just see if it works. No extensive testing. Just type the "ping" command into a browser. 1 minute test.

Thanks in advance.
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Quoting mreeder50:
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Would love to try it, but HTTPJolie will not work on my computer.

I appreciate your patience. Would you like to try the latest version? There is still a bug where on some systems, DVD Profiler needs to be running elevated both for TCP and HTTP requests. This happens even on my own network, and I don't know why this happens on one computer and not the other. But if you have the patience to try again, let me know.

And just in case you forgot, HTTPJolie / Profiler do not need to be running on the same computer as the tool. Maybe that will allow you enough flexibility to get things going.
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Wow, seems cool. Would it be legal for me to use that API inside DVDPca to auto generate a profile (its original purpose)?
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Quoting Cpt.Hardy:
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sorry for typing in German. English is not a problem at all
I noticed that Chrome shows me all the posts in my language, even the ones I previously wrote in English, so I thought it was a general option on this website.

I have 2 Synology Diskstations with a total of 30TB of storage, so no Windows PC has to be running 7/24.

Where can I find your plugin "LoadDVD" and what to say about "makemkv" see below?

LoadDVD and most other plugins are discussed in the plugins forum. Details on how to get them, how to use them, bug and fixes, etc are all topics. I will leave to someone else to discuss makemkv.

It's a global forum. Love it!!!
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Quoting rdodolak:
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@mediadogg, what servers are you using, are you bringing over the entire disc (ISOs?), and what are you using to stream your the content?

I have only a small fraction of my collection on hard drive. I gave up when Blu-Ray came along. It just took too much time to rip. And in the early days, hard drives were far more expensive, and to compensate I tried to use RAID arrays, which was an absolute nightmare. I could not afford the expensive enterprise drives and quality controllers. I spent most of my life rebuilding corrupt arrays after a thunderstorm.

So my strategy now is to use 1 main server, Windows 2012 Essentials where I have about 60TB spinning. Most of my media consists of TV programs and torrent downloaded international pop music videos and TV programs (JPop, Kpop, CPop, etc.). I organize by year, and make backups onto cheap USB drives as the main server drives get low.

I also have a backup server, Windows 2011 Essentials, that has more drive space, but I don't keep them spinning. Power it on every now and then.

Both servers have the ability to automatically make incremental backups of Windows machines. So all my laptops and desktops are backed up nightly. They also keep massively large Windows File History folders that contain shadow copies of files (prior versions).

Current year media downloads onto my torrent machine, which syncs daily with the main server, which has all prior years and family photos, PC backups, etc.

So, I usually have at least two copies of everything I care about, and up to three or more copies, some of which have been moved offline to sit in a cabinet.

Most of my physical discs are in 4 400 disc Sony changers, 2 DVD (CX995V) and 2 BD (CX7000ES). So I play media from them, and also use VLC Player and Cyberlink PowerDVD for hard drive media.

My Plugin LoadDVD allows me to launch media from any of those sources directly from DVD Profiler, and it includes support for all Sony multi-disc changers using infrared and TCP/IP commands.

Finally, my goto 4K player is the mighty Xbox 1. When I want to blow the roof off visually and audibly. Atmos, 4K, UHD, the whole ball of wax. 13 speakers including 4 subwoofers and 4 Atmos bouncers.

So, there you go! That's me!
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Captain, I don't mean to be rude, but this is an English language Forum, and you speak it perfectly well. I'm not sure what point you are trying to make, by making some of us work harder to understand what you are saying. I do care, and I do want to read it. I speak and understand some German language, especially when I'm drinking, my friends always pointed out, but not enough to understand your posts.

Edit: Oh, OK I see when I am in Chrome, I can right-click to see English. Well that is easy enough!

Also, es macht nichts!

Is this better?

Außerdem macht es nichts!
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Quoting Rander:
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Quoting mediadogg:
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3000 x 50 GB = 150TB
300 x 100GB  =  30TB
1200 x 8 = 10TB


Well, I can tell you that I have 990 dvds and 113 blurays. They are all ripped to .mkv - only the main features, not all the extras (occasionaly I have included the blooper-reel from thing like The Big Bang Theory.)

Together with the scanned covers (around 10-15 MB each), it totals 9.7 TB.

Where do you get the time to do that??? I guess little by little as you acquire the discs. How long does each rip tale?
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Thanks, you know I won't burden you with messing with all those plugins. Consider it an FYI. You have shared enough info about how to use a VM, which I should get up off my butt and do  , and then test the plugins. Thanks for all the great info.
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Plugin CLTBoss uses internal browser, timers and Autox.

Bulkedit uses internal browser and xml libraries.

HttpJolie uses UDP, HTTP and TCP listeners and a large number if the internal Plugin API calls.

There probably isn't much hope for LoadDVD, My Tools and Sidecar. DVDPca is already broken. Hopefully someday I get to update them, but maybe by then ....
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Have you tried running the repair utility?
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Compatibility mode?
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@rdodolak

I have no doubt that I could have made mistakes. After downloading the profiles, I just set filters for DVD Only, etc. and then copied down the number of profiles in the filtered collection.

I had considered asking you for the totals, but I didn't think it was fair for me to burden you.

The BD and UHD items by far cost the most storage, so if I use your numbers (and incorrectly count 1 disc per release), I get:

3000 x 50 GB = 150TB
300 x 100GB  =  30TB
1200 x 8 = 10TB

Whole bunch of TB!!!! 

I have to say though, I am still amazed at how much people spend on physical storage and fancy display cabinets.

My 4 Sony changers cost almost $3000 to store 1600 discs. They produce stunning images, but big and obsolete and now can't give them away.
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@Mithi, I'm with you all the way. Feel better!
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Nice ideas guys! Adding to the mix:

- instead of separately, package the covers along with the profile file into a zip
- something like  M100023.5.dvdprofiler.zip
- simple tool or plugin to export (in bulk by flagged) or install the zip package(s) (select multiple from file dialog)

- auto phpProfiler generator / sync from a folder of zip files (aw, now I've gone too far!!!!)
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Quoting scotthm:
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Quoting mediadogg:
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I'm just sayin' ...

You should double your cost estimates, because you have to have backups.  If you can't/don't want to do backups you should just watch discs/streams and forget the ripping/downloading.

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Not really. The discs themselves are the backups. My servers by the way, are not ripped DVDs. Other stuff. Anyway, it was just an exercise for fun to get a ballpark. 1 ballpark or 2 ballparks - no matter.

Edit: On second thought I guess you are right. I mean, to rip 4000 discs at even 10 a day would take over a year, and not leave time for much else. 
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Quoting rdodolak:
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...and people fiercely arguing whether it was cost effective to use a hard drive to store a 50GB movie. How short-sighted that seems today.


Cost effective to store a single movie, sure...my entire collection, well that's a different story. 


Ok, so I downloaded your database from your online using the ScrapeGoat tool from BulkEdit (profiles only).

Here is my talley:

3867 DVD Only (x 8GB max) = approx 31  TB
76 DVD+BD (x 58GB max)  =  approx  4.5 TB
36 4K+BD (x 150GB max)  =  approx  5.4 TB
283 BD Only (x 50GB max)  =  approx 14.2 TB

Total approximately 55 TB assuming only 1 disc of each type in the profile, so this is a low estimate of course. Real number is possibly twice as much?

But just for grins, I have two servers with over 55TB each ( one running about half the day from solar, the other is a backup, runs only a few times a month). So those numbers are not crazy.

Cost of 55TB using  8TB drives - Toshiba X300 8TB $200 x 7 = $1400
Cost of 55TB using 14TB drives - Seagate Exos X16 14TB 7200 RPM $300 x 4 = $1200
Cost of 55TB using 18TB drives - Seagate Exos X18 18TB Enterprise HDD $400 x 3 = $1200

All approximations of course. Just did this as a curious exercise, not meaning to start any big fight.

I have seen some people spend as much on cabinets and cases. I have spent even more on DVD and BD Changers for far fewer discs.

I'm just sayin' ...
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Whaaaaaatttt?????       
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Actually my proposal was attempting to please you. The app is quite happy as it is.
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Thanks Skip. 

This was The mantra all the while Ken was putting in changes to support Blu-Ray, etc. Can somebody find a copy of the rules before HDDVD and Blu-Ray were supported? As Skip used to say, this is "DVD Profiler," all the while Ken was allowing me to write LoadDVD, and people fiercely arguing whether it was cost effective to use a hard drive to store a 50GB movie. How short-sighted that seems today.

I predicted this response, although I wasn't sure who the messenger would be. 

So what will it be folks? Can't have it both ways.

(1) Profiler needs to change to keep up with the times
(2) We can't do that, because the rules would need to change

The world ain't flat.
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Well one solution would be to go get some UPCs. I am thinking of starting a thread, along the lines of:

- GoFundMe to buy some UPCs
- How many do we need?
- Process for assigning a UPC to a specific streamed entity

Once a profile gets a legit UPC, then the normal profile review / approval / release / online process can be used.

Here I go again, focusing on solutions. When will I ever learn. 
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Prior comments deleted. No point, if someone argues rather than accepting help.
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Quoting Cpt.Hardy:
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vielleicht gibt es ein workaround indem man einfach eine erfundene UPC eingibt und andere user das einfach bestätigen, damit der Eintrag in die Datenbank erfolgt.... Man könnte als Medium zB "file" angeben.


Google Translate:
"maybe there is a workaround by simply entering an invented UPC and other users simply confirm this so that the entry is made in the database .... You could specify "file" as the medium, for example."

You could do this yourself.
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