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Quoting rdodolak:
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Quoting scotthm:
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A "single release" would mean a single film vs. a box set, IMO.  So, this is not a bonus feature film per definition and it should have its own profile in the box set.

I don't think that disqualifies it as a bonus feature since the contribution guidelines tell us to create a separate child profile anyway for a "bonus feature film".

I think it does, by definition.  If it is a "bonus feature film" it should be the child profile of another film, not of a box.  If we cannot attach it to another film as a bonus, then by definition it is not a bonus feature film, no matter what the box cover says.

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Quoting GSyren:
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Any thoughts?

Per box set rules:
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The term "Box Set" is used to define any release that includes more than one film. The main examples are:

Sets where each film is packaged individually, and held together in a package of some kind.
Sets where each film is on a separate disc, but not individually packaged. This includes gatefold Digipaks and 2-Disc sets in normal DVD cases.
Sets containing 2 films, one on each side of Dual-Sided DVD.
Create individual profiles for each movie in these Box Sets.


The term bonus feature film is defined as follows:
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The term "Bonus Feature Film" is used to define any feature film that is included as part of the bonus material for a single release.

A "single release" would mean a single film vs. a box set, IMO.  So, this is not a bonus feature film per definition and it should have its own profile in the box set.
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Quoting CLBrown:
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1)  It would be nice to have a "media library view" apart from the "working screen" which just shows... well, maybe a scrollable "bookshelf" with all the movies (with a hideable sorting tab?).  The subwindow is OK, but not exactly what I'm thinking about.  This is NOT a "functional" issue with the software, just a visual one... but it would be wonderful to be able to show someone my collection (so that they can pick something out) without having all the technical stuff in their face.

Welcome.  That's a lot of questions, but I'll just focus on the first one.

The interface is very flexible.  Just to get started you might want to look at some of the existing layouts people have uploaded.  Of course, you can also create your own custom layouts once you become more familiar.

In DVD Profiler, click on the View menu and select the Load Layout item.  In the lower left of the resulting dialog box is a Get More Layouts button.  If you click on this it takes you to the download layouts area of the Invelos site, where you can find many existing layouts.  I think the more you get to know the program the more you'll appreciate it.

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^ Not if they've disappeared.

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Quoting T!M:
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Apparently it's extremely hard for some people to keep their personal preferences local… But that's really one of the strong features of the program: you don't *have* to agree with everything.

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Locally, do what you want. I just don't understand this seemingly burning desire to mess it up for the rest of us.

How can anything done to the online "mess it up" for you if everyone can "keep their personal preferences local"?  Why don't you just keep your personal preferences local rather than expect me to follow forum posts over The Rules?  Contributors are required to follow the rules.

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Quoting T!M:
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I repeat: for anyone who wasn't sure about how to interpret the TV Series rules about titles/original titles, Gerri Cole's public statement has effectively ruled out any doubt about that.

This is what Gerri Cole said that has not happened:
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I will add this clarification to the list so that it gets updated with the next rule update.

So, it's not in the rules.

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Quoting T!M:
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Here, however, we *do* have rules. You're quoting the wrong ones, though: those say absolutely nothing about TV shows, but only about films.

You're correct that it says nothing about TV shows.  They are, however, the only rules governing Original Titles.  IOW, there is no allowance in the rules to use the original Title field for TV boxed set titles.  Do a search on the printable version of The Rules for the phrase "Original Title" and tell me where TV titles are mentioned in conjunction with Original Title.

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Forum posts are not rules.  The Rules say (on the topic of Original Title)
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The Original Title field serves two general purposes, but in both cases allows for the tracking of the original feature title. For profiles which have an alternate title displayed on the cover, use the title from the film's credits. For titles released outside their country of origin, use the original release title.
In cases where the title is the original title, leave the Original Title field blank.

- Foreign Films: The Original Title field will contain the original title for the main feature in the country of origin.  i.e. A German DVD release for a film originally produced in the United States would have the German title in the Title field and the English title in the Original Title Field.

- Modified Titles: The Original Title field will contain the original theatrical title, while the Title field will contain the title of the DVD release.

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Quoting The Movieman:
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Okay, thanks. Wasn't sure since it's under the heading for another film (this one btw is After the Wedding, with a written for the screen credit by the director).

So you were just showing partial writing credits in your screenshot?

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Susanne Bier - Story by
Anders Thomas Jensen - Story by
Anders Thomas Jensen - Screenwriter
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Any USB barcode scanner that works with your PC should work.  You can typically get one for $15 - $20.

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Quoting AndyEN:
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You might find that someone else has already contributed cast and crew after all under a different movie name, in which case you can copy over the cast and crew from the earlier profile.

While that is correct, it's a bad practice as it very often propagates data that does not follow the rules (i.e. it does not match the film credits).

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Quoting rdodolak:
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Which new users would those be? 

...A lot of the so called "new" accounts are spammers.

"A lot" means not all.

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How would new users post?

How about just cleaning up the forum a couple times a day instead?  Or maybe auto delete any post that contains a hyperlink.

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Quoting Sakuramboo:
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my question .... is there list of good sources or a set of rules as I've been looking and I can't seem a straight forward answer.

Yes, there are rules for entering cast and crew:

Contribution Rules: Credits

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Whenever I have a series of films I want to keep together I decide on a series name (Bond, MCU, Chan, etc.) and then decide on the order I want the films listed within that group.

For example, the sort titles for all my James Bond films are "Bond 01", "Bond 02", "Bond 03", etc. and I have these in production order.

The sort titles for all my Marvel MCU films are "MCU 01", "MCU 02", etc. and I have all these in MCU timeline order (as best I can tell).

I keep my Charlie Chan films in production order with the sort titles "Chan 01", "Chan 02", etc.  This all works pretty well for me.

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Quoting CubbyUps:
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So I don't think B&W would fit since it isn't that.

If scenes are monochromatic they are considered Black & White for profiler purposes.

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Quoting T!M:
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the same season of the same TV show should have the same original title in any locality, on any format - just like same film should have the same original title in any locality, on any format - purely for the sake of not needlessly cluttering up the raw CLT numbers any more than we need to.

Fine, when the rules are modified to allow this.  Right now they require the use of a feature title and not of a box set title.

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Can the Original Title apply to the season descriptor for a television boxed set? Here is the rule about the Original Title:

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Original Title
The Original Title field serves two general purposes, but in both cases allows for the tracking of the original feature title. For profiles which have an alternate title displayed on the cover, use the title from the film's credits. For titles released outside their country of origin, use the original release title.

I pose two questions.

1) Does the Original Title rule even apply to boxed set titles (as opposed to feature titles), and if so
2) Does the Original Title rule apply to season descriptors that are not in the film credits?

Let's take an example:

DVD release: The X-Files: The Complete First Season
Blu-ray release: The X-Files: The Complete Season 1

Is The X-Files: The Complete First Season the Original Title of The X-Files: The Complete Season 1, given the following?

"The Complete First Season" is not in any of the credits of any of the episodes.
This is the U.S. release of a U.S. production.

Thoughts?

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Quoting CubbyUps:
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...or the screening process is not following the rules.

This should come as no surprise to anyone who is paying attention.

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Quoting CubbyUps:
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Are profiles that use 'Double Feature', is that to be entered in the Title section of the Edition section?

In this case, "Double Feature" suggests that we're talking about the title of a box set and not a movie, so it makes sense to me that it's part of the title and not an edition.  If you really feel the need to put this in the edition field then that should go in the child profiles that you create for the individual films.

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Quoting AndyEN:
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In this case, yes (English/Portuguese audio, English sub-titles). If memory serves, another one I looked at recently had Arabic/Hebrew audio and English subtitles.

If the English language is subtitled but the Portuguese is not then I would call that a Portuguese track.

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Are there burned in subtitles for one language but not the other?

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Quoting Gamemaster:
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Yes they do, and that is covered in The Rules:

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Some companies (using similar but different names) may serve more than one function. List such companies only once

In case of Disney it's not that easy I think.

Before 2007 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures was named Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Inc. Would you have deleted Disney (or any other name with Disney in it) if the movie was still released under the Buena Vista name?

Perhaps not, but then again "Buena Vista" and "Walt Disney" are not "similar but different" names, they are entirely different names.

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Quoting Gamemaster:
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Understandable, but in this case I think both of them serve a different function.

Yes they do, and that is covered in The Rules:

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Some companies (using similar but different names) may serve more than one function. List such companies only once

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