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And before you ask, here are some other things you can do:

- You can create custom fields, using one of several plugins
- You can launch the movie using My Links
- You can save and share profiles that you create, using a "profile file". Anybody could create a simple web site to search for streaming profiles. No, it would not be the Invelos database, but it would be for the Profiler Community, saved in database loadable format

So, I suggest people who have so much energy to whine and moan and cry and wish for impossible things, to get over it and use some creativity rather than constant complaining.
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Quoting Cpt.Hardy:
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we can do that with an example:
The movie Thunder Force was released on Netflix in April 2021.
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunder_Force_(Film)
I can enter the film manually for myself, but the database doesn't live on that. A UPC or Disc ID is nowhere to be found.
So how is that supposed to be done with this film, for example?

Ok, the movie is located at: https://www.netflix.com/title/81079259  (notice there is a number)

Step 1: Create a custom Profile ID using BulkEdit

Step 2: Copy the info from Netflix screen into Profiler (easy, even a program can easily scrape it)

Step 3: Capture "Cover" Images, arrange layout and enjoy

No, you don't have to use Plugins or "like" them. But they are part of Profiler, a facility created by Ken Cole to allow adding things not available originally.

He added custom profile IDs at my request several years ago. The only thing you cannot do, is contribute them. Maybe things would be different if whatever happened to Invelos didn't happen, but it did.

So, it is not true that no search token exits. It is not true that a UPC or discID is required to create a profile. It is not true that you cannot handle streaming media with DVD Profiler. I only touched the surface. There are even more things you can do.
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Via Google Translate:
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thanks for the hints. I can use it to create a manual profile, at least a first step. Unfortunately, uploading doesn't work ...
So there should definitely be worked on if the original idea of ​​a user-created database is to be continued.

Well a manual profile cannot be contributed. By definition, a manual profile does not have a valid UPC or disc ID.

If you can find a legitimate UPC or disc ID that represents the DVD, and can verify the associated metadata, then use it.
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A few years back, over a Christmas Holiday, DJ Doena and I worked on a set of tools using Kens latest plugin wizardry, that allows adding all the things people complain that don't exist for streaming: custom fields for sources, digital registration numbers, multiple copies, enhanced titles and any other metadata. All part of the official database, backups, etc.

Usually, Ken takes those ideas and prototype implementations and adds features to the official product. It didn't happen this time. I can understand why people don't use those tools if there is no prospect that the functionality will eventually appear in the product.

Some examples of old plugins that were replaced by similar functionality in the main program:

BulkEdit DVD Cloning - Ken's similar function: Copy / Paste
MyTabs (obsolete) - Kens' similar function: Custom Collections
DVDEmail (obsolete) - Ken's version: email functions
LoadDVD - Ken's version: My Links

There might be others, can't remember.
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And so it seems the ultimate goal of everybody is to get it right. I laughed at scotthm's earlier comment mainly because it was funny and lightened the mood. It is refreshing here where we take things so seriously to have a bit of a smile sometimes.

As for me, my eyes are so bad, forget it! Pass me the measuring stick!
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And I have to say that it is also enjoyable to see that people still care. So much gloom and doom, it wouldn't be surprising to see people say "aw the heck with it." So, it is nice to see that some people still make the effort to get things right (yes, I know that we don't always agree on what is right).
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It is so enjoyable to see people using the tools. That's why we make them. From me: a big thank you!
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Quoting scotthm:
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It's easy to distinguish 2.35:1, 1.75:1/1.78:1, and 1.33:1 from one another by eye, and that's the tool I use.

   

One of the reasons I like this place!

Anyway, regarding DVDPca, it seems to be broken. Maybe even obsolete, but I'll take a look.
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Quoting Dr. Killpatient:
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IMDB is also known for embedding subtle errors in their cast & crew listings to catch such data mining.

I wonder how / where they get THEIR data? 

Can you legally enforce rights management when you give away your data on a public facing web page?
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Ok, perfect. I misunderstood your other post. We have the same understanding.
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Quoting rdodolak:
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Quoting mediadogg:
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Here is some info I found. No clue how much of it is true - saying that up front. But if it is, this could be an explanation of DVD Profiler behavior and another indication of the amount of research that Ken does on things.


Yes, UHD discs have no region code or associated player UHD region code, but they still have region codes for Blu-ray discs (and DVD) if they support those formats too.

Then you mean the package (for which the profile ID is valid) I assume. A single disc can only support one format, right?
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Quoting Dr. Killpatient:
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Does posting this in multiple forums means it's ... dare I say ... spam? 


   
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Many of them get cleaned out quickly. I think red flagging them helps whoever is doing it. But strangely, some of them stay around for awhile.
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Quoting Medieval Guy:
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OK, now I'm feeling like a complete idiot, but...how do I install this?  I have the downloaded file, and I've extracted the folder from the ZIP, but I can't figure out how to install it.  And nothing in the DVD Profiler program help or that I can find with Google can explain it to me.

How about running the program you found in the extracted folder?
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Here is some info I found. No clue how much of it is true - saying that up front. But if it is, this could be an explanation of DVD Profiler behavior and another indication of the amount of research that Ken does on things.

https://www.220-electronics.com/blog/region-free-4k-ultra-hd-blu-ray-players-fact-fiction
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Are all 4K UHD Blu-ray Players Region-Free?
No, and this is where the misconception and misinformation come into play. For some reason, manufacturers have decided not to code 4K discs by region. In other words, if you have a 4K movie title, it should play in any 4K player, regardless of what country the disc came from. However, this is only true for 4K discs. Any other disc, such as a non-4K Blu-ray or a DVD, will not play in the 4K player.

The rumors that have been circulating claim that all 4K UHD Blu-ray Players are region-free. This has created a lot of debate and confusion, and it also has many consumers deciding that they need to purchase a new 4K UHD Blu-ray Player so they can watch movies from anywhere in the world. Again, this could not be further from the truth.

A real region-free player will play any disc, from anywhere in the world. The ability of 4k Players to play any 4K disc does not make the player region-free. In fact, as 4k becomes more widespread on the global marketplace, the discs may very well be region-coded. For all we know, the only reason these discs aren't being coded as of yet is to help promote growth of 4K technology - nothing more than a marketing tactic. While we cannot verify the reasoning behind 4K being regionless, we can definitely assure you that a 4K Player will not play standard Blu-ray or DVD discs from any region.
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Ok, I tried BulkEdit, and here is what it claims is in the database when only 4K is selected:

Dune4KOnly

I tried to use BulkEdit to force a change, but the database always came back with all regions set.

But as soon as I added the Blu-Ray checkbox, I was able to set some regions to false.

So, I guess that confirms what you suspected.
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I did misunderstand.

Oh, I see now - you mean if you only select 4K, and not Blu-Ray ... Let's see if I can do it with BulkEdit.
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Seems I am not having that issue, or did I misunderstand?

Dune 4K
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Oops, that didn't work. Was trying to show my message. Will edit with screen shot.

Edit:

Here is the message I got.
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I did some more reading, and then downloaded the PC Health Check, and determined that the PC I am using now has a CPU that will not allow installation of Windows 11. That means a couple of my other computers will not either, but I do have a couple of others (my wife's and an IdeaPad) that probably will.

So, I wondered just how MS was going to get away with that, and was led to a Blog statement by Microsoft that they will be supporting Windows 10 through October 14, 2025.

Just FYI, this particular PC that failed, is 5 years old, Intel® Core™ i7-4600U @ 2.10GHz

Thanks again to Hotm@iler for waking me up to get prepared.
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Quoting Hotm@iler:
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What a helpful post! Thank you.

Much obliged mediadogg.

If I have any news regarding this (or whatever else could be useful) I will sure share it here.

Well now that you mention it, how about HTML Windows and HTML Notes? I think they rely on the old IE based internal web browser that plugins use also. Fingers crossed ...
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What a helpful post! Thank you.
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Hello to the recent user who has "purchased" HTTPJolie. This makes the 4th time, but the actual software has yet to be downloaded.

If it was your intention to download the software, just login once again, click on your user name and select "Digital Downloads'.

Once you download from an active order (there are 4, two expired and two still active), I will delete the other three duplicate orders.
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Sounds like a "HiResCovers" plugin waiting to happen.    You can even trick Profiler into backing them up for you. Wish I had the time.    Would be an easy plugin for somebody who wants to take a shot at writing a plugin. You'd get lots of help from the rest of us, I'm sure.
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Quoting mreeder50:
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I'm not going to get into a back and forth. Forget I said anything. I can live with it the way it is.

Amen to that. As long as you've got something useful. That's always the objective.
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