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That's unfortunate and they even left the "(Continued on inside panels)" verbiage in the overview section.  I'm guessing they is no continuation for the keep case; panels, card, booklet, or otherwise.
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I agree as well.  I can only speculate that the list used for countries may be the same list used for localities.
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From my perspective, if we can't determine the production company then it's best to leave the CoO blank.  However, if the production company can be determine via valid resources then I'd argue that we should be able to contribute the CoO(s).
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Snappers definitely came first and studios that were using them then switched to keep cases, not the other way around.  A re-release with a keep case would also have a different release date.  Also, when an item is re-released the studios tend to change the (c) date for the release in the credits block on the back cover.  This is different then the copyright date for when the film was made.  This would help to show that cover doesn't match the release date.

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(c) 2019 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved.


Some of the studios which used snappers originally were Warner, New Line, Live Entertainment, etc.
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Sorry if this is old news, but I noticed there is an "Optional Updates" button in the middle section when previewing changes for cast and crew (e.g. birth year changes, etc.).  Is this new or has this been here for awhile now?  Now I'm wondering if I've be asleep at the wheel.
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Quoting ObiKen:
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With regards to how DVDP calculates the DVD Disc-ID, I can confirm it makes a programming call to Microsoft's DIRECTSHOW API "DVD Navigator source filter" using the "IDvdInfo2::GetDiscID" method, which retrieves a system-generated 64-bit unique identification number for the DVD.


I seem to remember a conversation with Ken about this in these forums way back when.  I also seem to recall back then I wrote code to call the came method to verify the Disc ID.  Has anyone tried something similar with the latest versions of Win10 to see if you get the same Disc ID as DVDP to rule out any fault from DVDP?  I know Ken made some changes long ago to avoid getting the wrong Disc ID when using AnyDVD, but now it seems like we have the reverse problem and I'm not aware of how Ken fixed that issue.
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Quoting Wigram:
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It makes me wonder if Invelos is filtering them out on purpose.

It is more likely that DVD Profiler, and AnyDVD, uses the same way to generate (and recognize) a DiscID from a physical disc as the old CDrom.sys.


If that were the case, then the DVD Disc ID generated by DVD Profiler in Windows 10 shouldn't have been affected since it would be independent to the current Win10 cdrom.sys driver version.

What I was referring to was the lookup of the Disc ID of the currently inserted disc to what is stored in the database.  We know that DVDP is generating these "new" Disc IDs with the updated cdrom.sys driver, but people have stated that the program doesn't recognize these disc IDs as already being in the database.  The generation of the Disc ID for storage and the one generated for lookup should be the same Disc ID.
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It makes me wonder if Invelos is filtering them out on purpose.
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Also, if you go to Tools -> Edit Media Types on the menu bar you can set the default banner settings for the various media types.  From what I recall, banners, when set, will show for releases without slipcovers and not show for those with slipcovers.
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How did you reinstall your DVD Profiler database?

A little over a week ago, I purchased a new hard drive, installed a clean installation of Windows 10, installed DVD Profiler, and copied over the DVD Profiler folder over to the new drive and everything works great.

I'm wondering if it has something to do with the database or files themselves?  What is the file path for your DVD Profiler database?
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Quoting pepean:
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When I updated to Windows 10 I did the process that I have done other times when changing computers, for example, that is: I install the program, I enter the data of the registry and I open the backup that I did before in the old computer ...


Are you saying you edited the Windows registry?  If so, it's possible something negative happened when it was edited.
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Quoting Wigram:
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Quoting GSyren:
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Personally I use AnyDVD so all disc IDs that I contribute will be the "correct" IDs. But I'm not sure how useful they will be, since most users will not be using AnyDVD.


One could argue that the correct discID is the one that does not use a driver built to remove copy preventions, something deemed illegal is some countries. I sure hope that most users are not using any of those decripters. I do not.


Contributing the inaccurate Disc IDs populates the database with erroneous information.  It's not AnyDVD that is causing the issue, but the updated Windows 10 cdrom.sys driver file.
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In my opinion, the Play All setting should only be used be for the main episodes/shorts and not featurettes.
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I've wondered if Ken has slowly lost interest given it's been roughly 20 years since DVDProfiler was first made available.  New capabilities such as Ultra HD Blu-ray were added late or haven't been added, and although there had been droughts between updates in the past follow-up fixes for PC and Android weren't released with the last update, and the half-price Summer sale has been on the front page of this site for the past 4 years.

I'm sure not as many people are collecting physical media, let alone cataloging physical media, today compared to the heyday of DVD which doesn't help.  But in my perspective it also appears we've lost users/contributors over the years not only due to the slow updates, but because of the lack of ability to adapt to new technologies.
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Quoting mediadogg:
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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.
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Quoting GSyren:
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Ok, that is annoying. But again, is it a big problem?


Since Rutan mentioned alternate disc IDs this does pose an issue with that as it could lead to duplicate information for the same disc and further fragments the database.
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Quoting T!M:
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What is actually on the disc and then round up or down based on standard rounding rules.

GSyren is right: we all agree that if the *actual*, measured aspect ratio deviates from what the cover says, that we enter what it *is*, rather than what the cover states. But that wasn't what I was asking, hence no "Other" option. My question was about when the same actual aspect ratio is described by various distributors in slightly different ways on covers.


Thank you for clarifying and also after reading your updated post, sans measuring the aspect ratio from the actual disc, I have to lean more toward copying what is actually found on the cover.  The reason is because I've seen many releases, for example, where the actual measured aspect ratio from the disc can actually be either 2.40:1 (1920 x 800 px.) or 2.39:1 (1920 x 803/804 px.).  Thus selecting the default DVDProfiler option of 2.40:1, when the cover states 2.39:1 may be wrong since the actual ratio might actually be 2.39:1.  Then again, I've seen where the cover states 2.39:1, but the measured aspect ratio is actually 2.35:1.

I'm not sure if I've come across many, if any, that have a listed aspect ratio of 1.77:1, when the actual ratio is 1.78:1, but I don't buy many DVDs these days, since I favor Blu-rays, so maybe it is a more common practice with DVDs.  Sans measuring the aspect ratio, there doesn't seem to be a one size fits all solution.
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Quoting Cyclograph:
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Ooo... I just noticed the current release of Profiler is two years old yesterday! 
June 8 2017:  4.0.0 1762 RC was released to public beta test (later formally released in Sept unchanged.)


Yep, the iOS app had several fixes, but the Windows and Android app had no updates what so ever.
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Agree with Mithi to round up in this case.

In terms of the poll, I can't agree with either option as what is on the cover is commonly wrong and the default options aren't always the correct aspect ratio for a given release.  My preferred answer is to measure what is actually on the disc and then round up or down based on standard rounding rules.
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Quoting Katatonia:
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Which cover should be the one contributed in an instance such as this:


Covers aren't displaying for me.
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Quoting GSyren:
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Oddly enough, the screeners seem disagree with the majority here. ...
Of course the screeners don't provide any explanation. Or possibility to argue my case.


As far as I've aware it has never been mentioned, or at least not publicly, who the screeners are and whether or not if they are also users of the database.
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Happy birthday, x2!
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Which 3rd party database are we referring too?
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Quoting CubbyUps:
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Sad, but fairly sure it was hinted, by Invelos itself, that a major change to the way cast/crew was done
Sadly, it appears nothing ever came of it.


They also mentioned alternate cover art for releases which were identical (not the same as alternate versions) which never came to fruition.  Let's not mention DVD Profiler Online (DPO). 
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I don't remember the title, but within the last few months when adding a new Blu-ray profile I came across an older DVD release with credits that did not match the credits on the Blu-ray.  It had been a long time since the last update to the DVD profile as well.  Suffice to say, I decided not to clone and then verify the cast and crew from the DVD, but chose instead to start from scratch from the Blu-ray credits due to the vast differences.  I also did not update the DVD cast and crew since I did not have the DVD in hand to verify the credits at the time.

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We can mope about this all we want in the forums but the reality is most people just want something that is simple to use. It would help things a lot more if Profiler used one set of cast and crew per movie instead of dozens which share no interconnections or updates.


The same could be said for alternate Disc IDs simply for the sake of different cover art.  It would be nice if there was one Disc ID profile and specifics which aren't related to the disc itself weren't stored with the disc profile (e.g. cover art, overview, etc.).  But what we're left with is a fragmented database.
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