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You might have mistakenly downloaded the Beta from the bottom of the page, which is also labeled 4.0.0 build 1762, but with an earlier release date. Best to get the one from the top of the page.

You might also want to take note of the upgrade steps listed on the downloads page. Follow those steps and make a new backup. Then double check that the latest version of 4.0.0 1762 is in fact installed on the laptop.
Edit: Glad it see it worked for you! 
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I was, and still sort of, heading towards a preference for streaming, but these things still give me pause:

(1) Even the best network will "cough" - and usually on movie night!
(2) Demise of Ultraviolet repository. Are my digital purchases really protected?
(3) Loss of control: I woke up one day and portions of one library started showing up in other portals. What?? Who told them to do that? Now my whole parental guidance, etc. system is shot because I can't predict when some flesh flick I watched is gonna show up on something the grand kids (or my wife  ) can see.
(4) Quality. Nothing beats the disc. On a big screen, good audio system - nothing beats the disc. Period.

On the other hand, bundling is a good thing. Now I see offers from Walmart and others that will send you the disc for a fee over purchase of the digital stream. Good idea. Get it right away, but still retain the option for the disc, for sometimes a bit less.
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Quoting Dotten:
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Based on my relatively simple understanding of programming, I imagine these statistics numbers shouldn’t be to hard to implement.

Things like this almost never get decided on the basis of how hard or easy it is. Where does the program run (probably in the cloud), who is authorized to do it (Invelos), is the authorized entity motivated to do it (probably not), etc.

If a plugin could do it, there would probably be a couple of people already messing with it by now. 
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Thinking about what you are saying and how the Invelos download works: most of the time, downloads occur en masse, either due to a database restore or profile updates. I'm not sure that the number of downloads of a particular title means much.

Are you really talking about the number of users that have downloaded the title at least once?
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Interesting. Not sure of what use that would be, but no matter. I just wonder if Invelos has kept those sorts of statistics? Lets assume that they haven't. Would that data still be useful going forward? Why? (totally out of curiosity - really no opinion on it).
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(1) Select a DVD that has blank purchase date.
(2) DVD > Copy
(3) Flag the DVDs you want to update
(4) Collection > Flagged > Paste
(5) Check the fields you want to paste into (e.g., Purchase Date, etc)
(6) Click "Ok"

In the old days, BulkEdit was the only way to do this, but now it is built into DVD Profiler.
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Quoting Lowpro:
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I see there's an "Insert Collection Number" feature.  When I highlight the profile with collection #2812 and select this option I'm presented with the below.

Insert collection number?
Shift all collection numbers up by one, starting with #2812 - The Bionic Woman: Season 1 (Disc 01)?

This does shift the collection numbers from 2812 forward up by one.  I need to shift them up 389 spots though.  Is there a plugin available that can accomplish this I wonder?

Missed this post earlier. BulkEdit does have a Regedit Find/Replace option on column contents. Alternatively, you can use Visual Basic or C# to operate on columns, on a row by row basis. Your code acts as sort of a plugin to BulkEdit's Find/Replace. You can update in place or assign the output of your calculation to a work column that you can later copy / paste into another column. Whether you could read my documentation, implement a script, debug it and run it within 20 minutes is doubtful. It would be the second and subsequent times where it might pay off if a prior script needed to be simply tweaked before running.
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Quoting Lowpro:
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FYI to anyone that might be listening in and thinking about offering additional suggestions.  I just finished assisting tkrk with this.  Got everything sorted out.  His website is fully updated now as a result. 

Job well done. Multiple greenies!!!!
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Quoting tkrk:
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i have invelos dvd profiler 4.0 and i'm a lifetime user.  I use FileZilla to upload my image and a collection.xml file to my website.  (I flagged 1 movie and uploaded it - the collection.xml file - and 1 image and 1 thumbnail). Then I went to my website (dvdeez.info/index.php), which has 2547 movies in it.  I went to update and CHECKED the box "Complete Update will be performed" and UNCHECKED the box "Update database to remove profiles that are not in xml collection:"  It finished almost immediately and when I went back to the main website, all of my movies were gone except the one I had before all of this started....the movie that I uploaded the collection.xml and 1 image and 1 thumbnail (using FileZilla) wasn't there either.

I have had a stroke in February 6, 2017, and I've had a hard time and have forgotten a lot.

Can you please help or point me in the right direction?    THANK YOU!!!

Most important. Do nothing else until you get some solid advice. People will need to ask questions. The last thing you want to do, is change the answers as we are investigating. So, do nothing else for a bit until we figure out some options for you.
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Quoting wazh:
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So first its UltraViolet and now Flixster. I can see they are really trying to get away from us owning copies of movies.

I also noticed the note about Sony's DAC plant in the UK shutting down...

W.

I could never successfully use Flixter, since they never had my full compliment of UV titles. But Movies Anywhere seems to be doing a decent job, and there is beginning to be some sort of collaboration with Amazon, although I am not sure I like that. Amazon owns enough of my life already,
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Quoting nicovoet:
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Hello Jim,

Bulk edit worked perfectly untill now.
Every time I open dvd profiler or try to use bulk edit a error screen pops up saying
"Can not initialize Configuration System"

I allready tried uninstalling dvd profiler and bulk edit and reinstall it but nothing works.
Can someone help me.

Thanks to Becca for reminding me.

Try deleting the file, after saving it first of course using another name:

C:\Users\(your PC login ID)\AppData\Local\Invelos_Software\user.config

I also have folder "Invelos Software," but it is not the correct one on my system, but perhaps it is on yours.
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Quoting bebbaboo:
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Jim, isn't this the same error that we finally figured out the user.config had to deleted?  I can't remember the specifics, but thought I'd remind you of that.
Becca

Yes, you are correct, and thanks! I was just going over my notes to remember how best to find that file.
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But people who run businesses don't think that way! (at least I don't). It's like their baby. They would no sooner walk away out of disinterest than a parent would walk away from their child because it had grown up and no longer giggled and pooped in their pants! 

Seriously, given the amount of effort this guy and his family have put into this enterprise, including suffering a lawsuit and subsequent settlement, not that long ago, I think that if he wanted to close the business he would do so responsibly, with some kind of announcement, etc. You don't just leave your life's work lying around for people to step on.

@rdodolak, by the way I agree with most all your other points - well taken.
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Quoting Dr. Killpatient:
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The last time something like this happened was when Ken & Intervocative was put in a Gag Order when everything simply vanished until Invelos raised from the ashes back in 2007.

The one thing I've been wondering if there's some kinda related shiitake mushroom going on that Ken's gagged and is forbidden by the Court from interacting but managed to keep the site itself up.

Yeah, also one of the options I have been considering. I would not be surprised if it involves IMDB or some other entity that thinks it owns what is in the Invelos database. On the other hand, if that were true, the existing contribution process probably would have been blocked, so who knows ...
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Quoting rdodolak:
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Maybe, but even a "bot" needs to be set up, monitored and tweaked by a human. And that person may not have the interest, time or ability legally to "talk" to you. We don't know what is going on. But be careful what you ask for. I know if I were running this free site during some time of obvious stress and adversity for Invelos, and instead of appreciating it, people kept complaining about it, not having compassion for what must be a monumental disaster in their lives, I would just shut the thing down and tell people just where to go. 

Thank goodness Invelos is more kind and thoughtful than I am!!!!


Do you know something that we don't? 

Although there is no annual fee people did pay for the software so I wouldn't necessarily say the site is free, per se, but the fee was an exceptional deal.  Of course, I wouldn't mind paying an annual fee if that actually meant we'd receive more updates and fixes.

No, I don't. But I can make reasonable assumptions based on past experience. Having a discussion as to whether this site is free, based on what you paid for a one-time software license is worth about what you are paying for the site.
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Quoting Doombear:
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Could the site have a bot running which could do that?
I would very much like to talk to whomever is cleaning up the spam posts.

Maybe, but even a "bot" needs to be set up, monitored and tweaked by a human. And that person may not have the interest, time or ability legally to "talk" to you. We don't know what is going on. But be careful what you ask for. I know if I were running this free site during some time of obvious stress and adversity for Invelos, and instead of appreciating it, people kept complaining about it, not having compassion for what must be a monumental disaster in their lives, I would just shut the thing down and tell people just where to go. 

Thank goodness Invelos is more kind and thoughtful than I am!!!!
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Quoting GSyren:
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The real question is if Invelos is dead. Clearly server costs are being paid but it's just crickets for everything else.

Well, the screeners are still working, so there is some life.
Maybe someone should go to Fredericksburg, VA, and confront Ken? 

Sounds a bit threatening ... "confront" is a very strong word. We all know it was a joke, but the laws here might be different from Sweden.
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Quoting hydr0x:
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Another thing that came to mind while testing is that you could possibly use copy / paste (or Ctrl-C / Ctrl-V) to blast past the GUI updates from typing into the search box. I think it works. So, instead of typing character by character, somehow copy your search string into the clipboard, then paste it into the search box. What happens for you? I perceived it to be faster.


Yes, that should be a workaround to avoid the multiplied effect of the delay during typing. Unfortunately, even a single search takes about 30 seconds on my machine due to the total amount of profiles, so I will still look into workarounds ... if I ever get access to the forum

As I said before, you don't need access to the forum to write and test your code, now that you have the API file. Just look at the code for one of DJ's published plugins. Biggest thing you might miss is the fact that you need to establish your own GUID, or you will cause a conflict with another plugin. You seem experienced enough to be able to figure most of the rest. Just ask if you want to fast path something. I don't mind even sharing a code snippet. I have used just about every API feature, or at least one instance of a set of like features. You wouldn't be able to publish your plugin on the official page, but that's about the only logistical restriction.
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Ah, thanks Wigram. The answer is: yes you can, and the plugin is available on the web site referenced in the Forum and also my signature.

BUT, you don't need LoadDVD Pro to do that task. It is built into DVD Profiler. It is called "My Links," available on the Online menu. My plugin LoadDVD (free) came first, then LoadDVD Pro (cheap), then My Links was added to DVD Profiler by Invelos. You can setup the viewing of trailer in all of them. I later added features to LoadDVD and LoadDVD Pro to allow you to copy back and forth with My Links.
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Ok, I messed around with it, using my SideCar to create a custom title field. And of course it shows up in the Plugins section of the Filters panel, and the filtering works - it calls that API function that DJ showed you. However, unfortunately the saving of a filter set that includes the custom field is not supported. Bummer.

Another thing that came to mind while testing is that you could possibly use copy / paste (or Ctrl-C / Ctrl-V) to blast past the GUI updates from typing into the search box. I think it works. So, instead of typing character by character, somehow copy your search string into the clipboard, then paste it into the search box. What happens for you? I perceived it to be faster.
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Quoting DEPECHEMODE:
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Bonjour si j'installe loaddvd pro est ce que je pourrais visionner via un lien externe (la BA d'un film ajouté à ma collection).
si c'est le  cas ou pourrais je installer ce plugin
merci bcp

Via Google Translate:
"Hello if I install loaddvd pro is what I could view via an external link (the BA of a movie added to my collection).
if that's the case or could I install this plugin
thanks a lot"

My apologies but I still don't understand the question. Could you get a friend to help with the translation, and then post in the LoadDVD plugins forum thread? Then I will see it sooner.
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Quoting hydr0x:
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Ok, I see. Pretty silly that the API does call this for every title and not only the ones already filtered

Anyways, I'll wait for my access to the subforum, maybe there's some way to solve this. At worst, I'll try the "copy existing title fields into plug-in and filter on that" approach.

Think about where it is in the chain. If it did what you said, then filters would not work the way you expect. They would become cumulative in their effect (essentially performing an "AND" between each filter operation). Eventually your collection panel could go blank. To see what I mean, go to the Filters panel and do some queries. Each query assumes that the entire collection is available to be searched.

One solution, as you proposed is to write your own GUI, so that the search string is not entered character by character, but as a completed string. As I have suggested a couple of times now, you can simulate that by dynamically creating your own filter file (XML format), and then using the API to run the filter. Then you will have the entire string already formatted. But I don't remember whether custom fields work in filter files. It would be very simple and easy to test, and a simple coding task to implement it. I would be happy to send you a sample code snippet, if you want or need it.
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Quoting hydr0x:
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Ok, I see. Pretty silly that the API does call this for every title and not only the ones already filtered

Anyways, I'll wait for my access to the subforum, maybe there's some way to solve this. At worst, I'll try the "copy existing title fields into plug-in and filter on that" approach.

You already got from DJ just about all you would get from the developer forum, namely the API file (enhanced with additional comments and organization by DJ). Only other things are the historical threads with lots of bugs, hints, tips, etc., and of course collaboration with other developers - which you got right here.

So, my friend, there ain't no silver bullets in there ... what we been trying to tell you. 

Trust me, two guys who have written tons of code on that API would not hide anything from you, if there were an obvious solution to your issue.
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Quoting hydr0x:
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But wouldn't he already be using those?


Not from what I'm seeing from a user perspective. It doesn't matter if the current filtering (through other filters and/or the collection tab) filters only 1 profile or all 12000 of them, the time it takes the plug-in to respond to a character typed into the search field is always the same.

Aha, then that is definitely a design issue that only DJ can solve, or you with your own code. Point well taken.

Edit: Now I see his code. That is part of the API that Ken implemented for custom fields, so that you could use the existing DVDP GUI for filtering on those fields. Now you definitely will not have any internal filtering on custom fields. The collection filter is so limited, that it doesn't even handle all the original built-in fields. My other two suggestions still stand, or you can build your own GUI filtering panel.

For a real dirty example, see the BulkEdit Alt F9 QuickSearch. You have the option of refreshing XML in-between searches or not. There are a couple of special fields that were not searchable at the time I built it, maybe they are now. And there is "AllForOne," which blindly searches the inner text of every profile for the specified string. The search is initiated when you hit "enter" in the text search box.
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Quoting hydr0x:
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There are a few events to which you can register your plugin to, but that's never been my area of expertise.


Thanks for the API. I did in fact register for the plug-in forum, so far the account hasn't been activated. I wasn't even thinking about listening to events for filling these fields, but rather of a manual action that needs to be called by the user. E.g. "Update Invelos titles". Would be good enough for me I guess, especially if that was possible for flagged titles.

At first glance, it looks like it should be possible for your search to use one of these functions and only search within the returned IDs or maybe extend the existing filter set:

ICollectionFilter GetCollectionFilter();
object GetFilteredProfileIDs(ICollectionFilter CollectionFilter);
object GetDisplayedProfileIDs(int SortOrder);

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Yes you can. You need my plugin-API-key and the names of the fields, both are publicly available.


Great, then I will check if that's an option

But wouldn't he already be using those? And you still don't know how many you will get from the search - which is what he said he couldn't control. Again, if you are willing to suffer an occasional caching of XML for the collection, or subset, then you can use Xpath to get fast search results at any level of detail you desire. Or manually build your own filter (XML) file then use the API to load the filter set. That is also very fast.
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