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The only reference I have is imdb:

They once have "Daniel Ross Owens"

but also "Daniel Ross"

I have no other source to prove them wrong or to verify their data. But I'd like to say - if they are right - to avoid such "problems" to place their imdb-links additionally to the names. If they only have rare appearances, it is more problemous, but for cast/crew with many movies/series, imdb quite often has fotos, which visualize the huge difference of the people behind similar names.
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There might be some "problem" with this common name!

"Alex Rose" (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5437111/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t49) is a man with at least 10 others with the same name (he has number XI on imdb), but "Alexandra Rose" (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0741228/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr6) is a woman. So they can't be unified in anyway with one common name.

Would anybody be so kind and check this and correct if possible?
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I wanted to clean up my database and struggled with this thread as there are at least two different actors we are talking about:

1."Jose Rosario") https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1403353/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t25
2. José Ramón Rosario") https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0741045/?ref_=tt_cl_t_7

1. Heroes, Emergency Room, CSI: Vegas etc.
2. The Day After Tomorrow, Mystic River etc.

There even might be more as the first one of imdb has number I and they only give numbers if there are more with the same name
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I wanted to clean up my database and found out that there might be problems with this name. According to imdb it looks as if there are at least two guys with the same name:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0738862/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t91                      (I)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2361892/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t10                      (IV)

I wrote "at least" as the last on allready has number IV on imdb. And the best prove, even without imdb, is that the actor at "Star Wars" played an Ewok but I can't remember any midget or a similar small person at "How I met your mother".

Here is additionally a list of the other guys with exactly the same name from imdb:

II - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1154509/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_2 (no actor, "only" producer)
III - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1491435/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_7
V - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm11237710/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_8
VI - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4307477/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_12
VII - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5207439/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_9 (crew-member, not relevant for us)
VIII - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9154471/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_11
IX - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9453541/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_10 (???)
X - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm12294032/?ref_=fn_nm_nm_5 (writer)

To the ones listed in the thread I found (at least) the following credits:
(I): "Star Wars: Episode VI"
(IV = Romanski): "Blue Mountain State", "How I met your mother", "It's always sunny in Philadelphia", "The Sarah Silverman Program", "The Lego Movie"

Could the head of this thread take a look on it and correct it at least that way that "Star Wars" is not part of it anymore?
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Do I have to understand that "logic" behind? Especially as there is no capital letter in most of the titles. And: This seems to be only for english titles? As the german ones are kept as they are written on the cover?
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Here's the problem: A lot of box set contents (for newer releases) have the same Disc ID as they had at the former ones. But with different cover, release date, sometimes even different case.

For a couple of weeks now I am replacing the box set contents (mostly tv series) with Alt. Versions of each Disc ID to keep cover/case/release date etc. And for a long time this worked without any problem. Until today!

Same process of creating Alt. Versions, but if I contribute the parent now, the box set contents are not "visible". I don't see them in the contribution and this way I can't check the box to contribute them. So my work only has effects for myself but not for all the others owning the same series seasons.

As it worked for weeks until today, it is obviously a new problem here on the site/server or whatever! I am actually at a series of five seasons and it still worked for the 1st one, but from season 2 on forward it didn't anymore.
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Quoting scotthm:
If you will read the contribution rules regarding Titles you will see that an automatic capitalization filter is applied, and there is a capitalization tool that will show you how a particular title will be contributed to the database.  There was much discussion on the topic in years past.


Well, I've been there before and the result is completely different (that was the reason for this thread). If I enter "as told by" there, I get back "As Told By", so this tool can't be the reason for.
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I only try to understand... and hope that anybody could explain me the technical reason or - if not technical - the reason why a screener or someone else did that.

I had a load of initial contributions, more than 40 profiles, all contending the phrase "as told by" in the title. And most of them had that phrase in exactly that spelling on the cover. Well, some have "As told by" and some only with capital letter ("AS TOLD BY"), but I get back title updates for all..... now "as Told by".

So as I get the updates, I have to block them for each and every title - and you can imagine that I like to know how this happens. Especially: How I could avoid that the next time.

Yeah, I know you will tell me that I don't need to accept the update, I know that! But as all those profiles are initally contributed, nobody else than either the database here or the screener is responsible for a change which makes no sense. And: Checking and blocking 40+ updates is unneccessarily invest of time.
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I know that it is out of my control, but we had other threads to recognize that other names exist with at least two different parsings in the database on the server. And the "joke" I never mentioned before:

They are initial profiles but created as Alt. Versions of existing profiles. Before I make it an Alt. Version, I check for updates. And none of them had any! So one Disc ID has the correct parsing on the server but the Alt. Version is automatically changed to wrong? Hard to believe and impossible to understand
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It's your thing not to worry. But if I send data do a database which has nothing else to do than to keep it and get back it changed/modified, I would like to know why.

Is this the first time? Or have there allready been updates I didn't control with other "changes" from right to wrong?
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I only got (his great-grandfather?) "Buzz Feitshans". And your though is nice but I can't follow it.
If updates would work that way, allready the checkout for them will need much more time as during the process the database here should compare every single cast and crew member in my database, if it has a different parsing to correct
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scotthm: That's also not the question! I know how to lock & block. Let me explain it another way for hopefully a better understanding.

1. You buy a movie nobody around profiler owns so far, even has it in the wishlist
2. You create a brand new ("initial") profile, correctly parsed
3. You contribute, contribution is released
4. At once after release you check your updates and get back the profile - with a now wrong parsing

This contradict to all rules of logic I know! And so still the question is how this could happen!

My database, my profiles are my personal stuff, but how could MY correct data change in the database HERE change from right to wrong without anybody changing it? That is still the unanswered question
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What do you think why I wrote this post: My contributions were INITIAL! What means: Nobody had done them before! No matter if the update changes anything: WHY does it even GIVE IT?

Why does a profile which has never been existing before suddenly change? As the database has other names with different parsings (right and wrong), why does THE DATABASE change data from right to wrong?
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I know some might say: Too many questions, but I simply don't understand!

I had a huge load of initial contributions (new Alt. Versions for "OC California"), correctly parsed Director of Photography "Buzz - Feitshans IV". But now I get all of them back as a so called 'update', wrongly parsed as "Buzz - Feitshans - IV".

Especially as this was the initial profile, I can't understand! No one has been able to "update" the profile since then. I only can presume that this was kind of an automatic correction as this guy is wrongly parsed in the main database?
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It seems to have problems.... to avoid installing tools I took the portable one this time. After starting I get a window with that message:

ProfilerQuery 4.8.2

AggregateException: Mindestens ein Fehler ist aufgetreten.
  bei System.Threading.Tasks.Task.ThrowIfExceptional(Boolean includeTaskCanceledExceptions)
  bei System.Threading.Tasks.Task.Wait(Int32 millisecondsTimeout, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
  bei ProfilerQuery.clsJolie.GetResponse(String Command) in C:\Users\User\Documents\Visual Studio 2019\Projects\ProfilerQuery\ProfilerQuery\clsJolie.vb:Zeile 81.
=== Inner excention ===
SocketException: Es konnte keine Verbindung hergestellt werden, da der Zielcomputer die Verbindung verweigerte
  bei System.Net.Sockets.Socket.InternalEndConnect(IAsyncResult asyncResult)
  bei System.Net.Sockets.Socket.EndConnect(IAsyncResult asyncResult)
  bei System.Net.Sockets.TcpClient.EndConnect(IAsyncResult asyncResult)
  bei System.Threading.Tasks.TaskFactory`1.FromAsyncCoreLogic(IAsyncResult iar, Func`2 endFunction, Action`1 endAction, Task`1 promise, Boolean requiresSynchronization)

IS this a problem? Mustn't I ignore this? Shall I ignore this?

Okay, I just gave it a try and loaded the collection. Then I got this error message:

System.NullReferenceException: Der Objektverweis wurde nicht auf eine Objektinstanz festgelegt. bei ProfilerData.clsMediaBanners.SetMediaBanners(XElement MediaBanners) in C:\Users\User\Documents\Visual Studio 2019\Projects\ProfilerData2\ProfilerData2\Property classes\clsMediaBanners.vb:Zeile 7.
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The next huge shock now with the new database: I had mentioned this confusing thing in another thread but then it was "only" for 100 - 150 profiles, now it is for nearly all:

After restoring the database into the newly installed program, I checked for updates and got shocked:

Image updates for nearly ALL profiles... but not really updates: The "new" ones are exactly the same (dimensions & file size), but controlling all so called "updates" if they really are some, is simply impossible according to time it efforts.

Any idea how I could avoid such so called "updates"? You know: When you see the updates list, you have to click on every single one to check. Before the new installation, I had my daily few but now....
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Quoting GSyren:
ProfilerQuery can help you find the "non-comma" Jr:s in your collection, for example

It will only point out the profiles that contain such names, not the individual names.
And of course you'd have to do the same thing for crew.

Are you updating the tool? As my export worked now I wanted to download it again, but both links are "file not found"?
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As all is uninstalled now, the version will remain a mistery.

Actually I avoid any tool as long as possible
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Quoting mediadogg:
Would you kindly give me a link to the forum entry where you previously reported the details of this issue?

Didn't post, only ask DJ Doena if this is known. Short description: If BulkEdit is activated (not in use) when I start profiler, then Duplicatesearch crashes - after running 99 %. If I deactivate BulkEdit after starting profiler, the same happens. It must be deactivated when I start profiler or - if I didn't do - I have to restart profiler after the deactivation.
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Hard to believe but it worked: Completely uninstalled (that means including all tools and add ons etc.) and re-installed. Now the export created a file much bigger than zero and after finishing that I still can edit profiles.

So the first idea (as it is obviously not the size) might be one (or more) of the tools. Within the last few weeks I allready uninstalled the CCV (altough I'd appreciate to see all the awards) and most times deactivated all as there were conflicts between BulkEdit (from mediadogg) and Duplicatesearch (from DJ Doena).

As I am not a programmer anymore (and my Basic years are decades in the past) I only can presume: We have 5 or more smart guys which work on tools. Every tool itself is extraordinary helpful. But sometimes allready two from different sources cause huge conflicts.

So at this point of time my idea is (if you don't do it allready?) that all of you great developers of those tools which keep profiler alive would change their concepts, codes or whatever is neccessary to eliminate thos conflicts between the tools. Additionally to the two mentioned before I used InitializeChildProfiles and FreeStyleCast&CrewEdit2. There was one more from mediadogg but I don't know the name. When I wanted to uninstall profiler, Reavo told me that there is something named "2.15" (or 2.18?) which is only used by profiler. At least once I used tools like DVDProfilerQuery and something like "MissingData" (or similar title; a tool to analyse profiles and show in which profile this and that data is missing). Some I only used for a short time (like the MissingData) and then only deactivated but not uninstalled it.

If there is no way to find a solution that several tools can co-exist with the same profiler, would everyone of the tool-creators be so kind and post something like a "package insert" to their sites which says: "Be careful: In combination with XXX this tool might cause huge problem or doesn't even work"
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Accodring to the size I have a little bit of disbelief as others "only" had their problems when the collection broke the 30.000 but who knows...?

I had the idea of kind of a technical solution, but I am not sure if this even is possible in anyway. I try to explain it step by step and you can tell me if you see any technical solution for that:
- As at home my DVDs are not all in the same shelf but divided over several boards by genre or other criteria, at least in theory I could split up my collection in profiler the same way to the 20 different boards I am used to place them
- Then I would need kind of a tool to handle all collections at the same time and which would have access to all of them altough only one is open
- The point above has the reason that if I care e. g. about common names, the wrong version of the name might be present and two or even more of my collections, but opening each one separately too search is much too time intensive

Size might cause some troubles, but after creating that new collection with exactly the same size as the one I had before, I won't believe that size is the reason for being so much slower now than before with the old one.
I've read several threads here about size discussions and - like mentioned before - real problem seem to start at 30.000+. And: Why does the program tell me something like "out of memory" as long as there is so much? Neither harddisk nor RAM are used in any "exhausted" way. I am sure that the inactivity of the technical support is the reason for that "send a report to invelos" is not even possible at the crash window?

And: With having new problems at least every week, what should I do than post a thread? Am I really complaining when I simply post facts? In no rule or conditions there was listed any size limitation. And you know how collectors are! Slowely but sure I have built the basement of my collection, now I can start to go deeper into some details. Sad to say, but as more and more problems come up and obviously never ever have a chance to get fixed, I might need to take a look for any alternativity to profiler which doesn't cause problems every week. This is a sad idea as I spent countless hours for thousands of contriubtions, but as it looks that here "the man behind the scenes" never wants to come back to care about his "child", I should focus my priorities on a stable collection tool and nothing else. Some might call this egoistical, but I'd like to say that the number of my contributions proves them wrong.
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As I didn't see any logic why this-and-that worked but not before I tried something other without a logical reason: I had the existing collection.xml with zero size and thought that this could be the problem.

After deleting it, I tried to export again and two things (one more thing absolutely against any logic) happened at the same time:

1. Profiler told me: "All profiles exported successfully"
2. I got the pop up that profiler crashed with the message "Out of memory"

2. is impossible! While the export runs, my CPU runs with 20 - 30 % and my RAM is loaded with 40 - 50 %. So either is the message simply wrong or profiler is not able to use existing memory.

@GSyren: This is just another try, isn't it? According to the size of my collection backup and restore always is a huge load of work. But what if it doesn't work after this try, too? Then I've kind of "wasted" another couple of hours... if I could be sure that all is fine after, I'd do it at once, but I don't have more time to waste. Especially as the only thing I need the exported xml for is to use your tool for the "Jr."-stuff.

So I am sorry to say: As long as this is the only reason and as long there is not sure that it will work after re-installation, I move that "Jr." thing until there is another possibilty to handle it. Too many hours allready went by without a success...
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@GSyren: With a new collection it worked.... the export ran much fast than before.

But that is the only "faster" thing: Editing a profile feels like on a computer 20 years old.... if I enter the name of cast, between typing a letter and seing it in the window, nearly 30 seconds go by - for EACH letter... that didn't hapen with the old database. Same size, same contents (+ some new DVDs) but much less speed....

And to the others: I try to avoid Windows 10 as long as possible.... before the new database: The images were visible again after killing the program and restarting it.

Why the export now works without problems, I logically can't understand. Something similar happend in 2019 with the database before, and my only chance then was also to create a new database from the backup. So it seems that there is running something in the background which causes that troubles as the "visible" contents of the database are the same in the new one as they have been in the old.

Add: After the export ran, it said kind of "well done" - but it has a size of zero! :-( And altough everything looked find, I couldn't edit any profile after the export without a restart of profiler. No doubleclick on any profile made me entering it, simply nothing happened.

So I got a new collection now but the results are obviously the same. The only difference is that profiler doesn't tell me about a crash but still crashes anyhow.
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As I want to clean up some other stuff (http://www.invelos.com/Forums.aspx?task=viewtopic&topicID=1044305&messageID=3297234#M3297234) I needed to export my database to use ProfilerQuery.

So first of all I did the database repair to be sure that it is allright, then I go to "Export Profile Database" and use "All". It runs quite fast, and a couple of minutes later, exactly at that point of time when it should be finished, I get the window that profiler crashed. Blah blah... restart, send a message to invelos etc.

I go to cancel and it looks as if all is fine. But it isn't. No more covers visible in any profile and if I click on anything, finally the program really crashes and I have to manually kill it. And the worst thing: I got an xml of my collection - with a size of 0

So if database repair before export doesn't help to make export possible, what does?
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Just a question: If the ("wrong") childs are allready Disc-Id-Profiles, do you "only" create Alt. Versions or do you check if the IDs are correct?

Sometimes I struggle with the laziness of creators: The simply add existing ID-Profiles (or even EAN-Profiles) without inserting any disc. What means: Sometimes an Alt. Version wouldn't even be neccessary as the real ID of the Disc is not in use yet as the creator of box set/child profiles didn't check.
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