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PluginsNew posts in this threadTool: SelectedInfo
will play around with it this weekend, many thx

Contribution DiscussionNew posts in this threadCommon name for producer/director Tom/Thomas Lofaro
I wanted to establish the common name for producer/director Tom/Thomas Lofaro.

TOM LOFARO (4 titles, 2 confirmed)
- It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Seasons 1 & 2 (confirmed by T!M)
- It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas (confirmed by T!M)
- It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Season 9
- Lateline: The Complete Series

THOMAS LOFARO (3 titles, 3 confirmed)
- Cheers: The Complete Fourth Season (confirmed by T!M)
- Cheers: The Complete Fifth Season (confirmed by T!M)
- Cheers: The Complete Sixth Season (confirmed by T!M)

Contribution DiscussionNew posts in this threadCommon name for Hans Burman / Hans Burmann Sanchez / Hans Burmann
Incubo sulla città contaminata US Version as Hans Burman Director of Photography

Mad Rockatansky
Contribution DiscussionNew posts in this threadCommon name for Bob Hayes / Robert Hayes
This is the common name thread for cinematographer/DoP/director/writer Bob Hayes / Robert Hayes
"Bob Hayes" is credited in the following 27 titles (42 profiles)
"Robert Hayes" is credited in the following 37 titles (110 profiles)

Bob Hayes (17 unconfirmed):
Baby Geniuses and the Space Baby
Babe Watch: Forbidden Parody
The Butcher
The First Days of Christianity
Good Girls Don’t
Grand Theft Parsons
The Last Sentinel
Pacific Blue: Season 2
Pacific Blue: Season 3
Pacific Blue: Season 4
Pacific Blue: Season 5
Task Force 2001 / Spy High
Shock Cinema Vol. 1
Space Warriors
Speed Demon
Welcome to Paradise

Robert Hayes (1 confirmed, 14 unconfirmed):
The Fifth Commandment
The Protector / Body Armor
Pit Fighter
Grand Theft Parsons
The Butcher
The Last Sentinel
Mind, Body & Soul
Phoenix the Warrior
Task Force 2001 / Spy High
Speed Demon
An Uncommon Grace
Vice Academy Part 3 (confirmed by ninso4)
Witches of the Caribbean

Contribution DiscussionNew posts in this threadCommon name for Jeff Culver / Jim Culver / Jeffrey Culver
This is the common name thread for actor Jeff Culver / Jim Culver / Jeffrey Culver
"Jeff Culver" is credited in the following 5 titles (8 profiles)
"Jim Culver" is credited in the following 1 titles (6 profiles)
"Jeffrey Culver" is credited in the following 10 titles (16 profiles)

Jeff Culver (5 confirmed):
The Elf Who Didn't Believe (confirmed by ninso4)
Hollow Gate (confirmed by ninso4)
Payback (confirmed by ninso4)
Time Barbarians (confirmed by ninso4)
An American Summer (confirmed by ninso4)

Jim Culver (1 unconfirmed):
Nightmare Sisters

Jeffrey Culver (1 confirmed, 3 unconfirmed):
Bad Girls from Mars
Vice Academy Part 3 (confirmed by ninso4)
The Visitants

DVD Profiler OnlineNew posts in this threadWhat Blu-rays have you Bought this Week  (1 2 3 ...307 )
Today's arrival.
Creepozoids: Limited Edition: 88 Vault

All Regions

Released: 10/07/2017

Widescreen 1.78:1


All Regions

Released: 12/08/2019

Widescreen 2.40:1

New Users ForumNew posts in this threadHello everyone  (1 2 3 ...7 )
Hi there, I just joined this forum and have recently started using DVD profiler.

General DiscussionNew posts in this threadDo you still buy DVDs?  (1 2 3 )
Quoting Magmadrag:
Quoting scotthm:

You might try hanging some attractive curtains in front of your TV and open/close them to match your video image.  Those black bars on the side will be a thing of the past.

Sad to say but they aren't. They don't keep classic 4:3-series (e g. Star Trek: TNG or Battlestar Galactica) in 4:3 but "enhance" them with the black bars to 16:9: For sure the optical quality on BluRay is much better, but the bars suck.

Once again, if you hang curtains in front of your television and open them just enough to see the episode, but not enough to see the dreaded black bars, then those nasty black bars will be a thing of the past because you cannot see them through your attractive curtains.

Personally, I can't imagine wanting to watch a 4:3 program stretched out wide to fill a 16:9 TV screen just to avoid ignoring the non content on the sides of the 4:3 image.


General DiscussionNew posts in this threadRIP DVDProfiler  (1 2 3 ...6 )
Quoting Magmadrag:
Quoting movie_madness:
I believe, because my tool imports heavily from IMDb

But if you import from IMDb without any "control", you import all of their misspellings and mistakes, too?

No doubt about that your tool looks nice and respect for the work you have done.

But I am still one of those "DVDProfiler-Guys", typing cast & crew for one series after another. This way I started to dislike at least parts of the IMDb. Just imagine: You are at the cast & crew of one episode of a series, typing one actor and you find out that you allready have someone with a similiar spelling. So you want to prove (or not) via IMDb and have to find out that they don't have half of the cast (or list some actors credited in other episodes but not in the one your are looking for) and even not half of the crew.

As I mentioned before: It is also done by users (at least the time I remember entering data at IMDb), and useres make mistakes. As IMDB is "oversized", I am not sure if there is half as much of control as we have on this site.

And it is much more work (if it is even possible) to do corrections on IMDb. I had to find out that sometimes they have two (or more) spellings of one person as separate actors (no "common name" thread like here), and without a complete "overwork" of their data, the load of wrong data is growing there.

That's why I am still here, trying do to corrections as much as possible - not getting any denial without a smart explanation.

IMDb has more data than DVD Profiler does or ever will, since more people enter data for IMDb than DVD Profiler.  Every time I add discs into DVD Profiler, I see empty or incomplete cast & crew.  If I have to do manual entries every time, I may as well do it with a tool of my own design where I can design whatever I want.

If I see errors, I correct them in my tool, not on IMDb.  I've seen errors on IMDb that haven't been corrected for years.  But that doesn't affect me because I don't "use" IMDb per se.  I import data from it and have my own "copy" of the data at my disposal.

I make my tool also because of some of DVD Profiler's shortcomings, such as lack of unicode support.  One big shortcoming (to me anyway) of DVD Profiler is its disc-based structure, rather than movie-based.  My tool organizes my collection as movies, and links each movie to a disc. That works much better for me.  That way also makes integration with IMDb easier.

The "mobile" component of DVD Profiler is also woefully inadequate.  You have to put an entire copy of your collection into your smart device.  That's not exactly what mobile means.  A truly mobile experience means your data are on the cloud and accessible from multiple devices.  That's how Collectorz does it.  But that software has its own problems for me.  As I said, I've used practically all commercial tools and ended up having to make my own.

Desktop Technical SupportNew posts in this thread"Global Replacement" - Any experiences?
As I only used it sometimes for just a few profiles, I would like to know more about YOUR experiences about this feature. And for a better understanding, I do this example:

We got a TV Series with several where one of the main roles is played by "John Smith". He had some other appearances before, and for at least 150 episodes of the seriers he was credited as "John Smith".

But he has a second christian name, and suddenly at the end season 4 his full name "John Robert Smith" is credited. It is not an exception and the series goes one for another 20 and more seasons.

So before I (buy and) type another load of seasons with him just credited as "John Robert Smith" (and before I have to change him in hundreds of episodes) I would like to know how this "Global Replacement" works.

I imagine creating a new actor for my Profiler, named "John Robert Smith". Using "Global Replacement", there is the checkbox about "making him credited as" or something like this. So if I use "Global Replacement", will this tool replace "John Smith" completely with  "John Robert Smith", but in the first 150 episodes with credited as " "John Smith"? As I try to avoid unneccessary work, I'd like to know if this is the case - or not.

Has anyone done something similar before?

General DiscussionNew posts in this threadI want your input!
The tool is done. Read about SelectedInfo in the Plugins forum.

Contribution DiscussionNew posts in this threadPinned: List of Accepted Birth Years with Documentation.  (1 2 3 ...340 )
I'm sure there are several more, but here are at least two people named Robert Smith. The 1959 birth year has already been accepted into the database.

The Cure's Robert Smith (1959), 'The Cure: Greatest Hits', 'The Cure: Trilogy'
- https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0809733/
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Smith_(musician)
- http://www.thisdayinrock.com/index.php/general/1959-robert-smith-of-the-cure-is-born-in-sussex/

Actor Robert Smith (????), 'Gator'
- https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0809744/

Contribution DiscussionNew posts in this threadCommon name for Vincent Ward / Vincent M. Ward
The Navigator: A Medieval OdysseyVincent Ward (Director, Screenwriter, Original Idea)

Contribution DiscussionNew posts in this threadPinned: List of proven INVALID Birth Years  (1 2 3 ...17 )
Quoting ninso4:
Vincent Ward

Actor - The Wire, Ocean's Eleven, True Blood, etc.
aka Vincent M. Ward > Common Name Thread
BY= 1971

Director/Writer/Producer/Actor - The Last Samurai, Leaving Las Vegas, etc.
BY= 1956

Status: Approved

With the common name change for Vincent Ward (1971) to Vincent M. Ward both birth years aren't needed anymore.