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Invelos Software, Inc. RepresentativeKen Cole
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There are a few hidden little features throughout the program, so to get them out, I'll update this post periodically with a little nugget.  Most recent items will be at the top in the first post, and appended as a new message; feel free to comment below.

  • Welcome Page/Browsers 2-fer

  • Some of you may already know that the wishlist and spotlight displays on the Welcome screen can be scrolled.  Hover the mouse over them and spin the wheel to scroll through upcoming and spotlighted profiles.  However, did you know you can right-click on a title to do a RottenTomatoes.com search by title for the clicked profile?  It's a great sanity check when deciding what to buy!

    While we're on the subject of browsers, hold CTRL when clicking a link in DVD Profiler to launch a new browser instead of using an open one.


  • Menus and toolbar customization

  • The menus and toolbars are fully customizable.  To change the size of the icons in the toolbar (between large and small), right click the toolbar and select Customize.  Then, on the Options tab select 'Large Icons' or 'Small Icons'.  While the customize window is open you can drag and drop menus and toobar buttons, add new ones, and remove ones you don't want.  All these settings are saved in the layout file.

    If you don't like your changes you can reset them.  To reset the menus and toolbars, click Reset in that same window on the Toolbars tab, or load the menus from another layout file.

  • The Filters section is configurable.  Are there some filter tabs you rarely use?  Right-click anywhere on the tabs and uncheck the ones you want to hide.
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    DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantMark Harrison
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    Registered: March 13, 2007
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    Nice!   I'll be putting this one to good use.
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    DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorBad Father
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    Quoting Ken Cole:
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    There are a few hidden little features throughout the program.


    Kinda like Easter eggs...goody, goody
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    DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorRHo
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    Quoting Ken Cole:
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    - The Filters section is configurable.  Are there some filter tabs you rarely use?  Right-click anywhere on the tabs and uncheck the ones you want to hide.

    Very nice! Even better would be, if I could rearange (resort) the tabs. All tabs would still be easily accessible, but the most used would be on the front page.

    But what am I complaining. I like the direction profiler 3.0 has taken. When the online database is rebuild and the bugs of this release are fixed in a 3.0.x version, I will completely switch to the new version. Until then I will use it as a beta release and help building and improving the online database.
    Invelos Software, Inc. RepresentativeKen Cole
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    Next little tip:

    The menus and toolbars are fully customizable.  To change the size of the icons in the toolbar (between large and small), right click the toolbar and select Customize.  Then, on the Options tab select 'Large Icons' or 'Small Icons'.  While the customize window is open you can drag and drop menus and toobar buttons, add new ones, and remove ones you don't want.  All these settings are saved in the layout file.

    If you don't like your changes you can reset them.  To reset the menus and toolbars, click Reset in that same window on the Toolbars tab, or load the menus from another layout file.
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    DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantCool_doodad
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    I hope this is a tip and not a mistake, because I like it. 

    Aspect ratio's:

    Don't like the defaults, clear it out and type in your own. The little graphic display will also show you what black bars you will be expecting from your widescreen TV. (nice touch).
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    DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorDarxon
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    Hmmmm, could that also work for audio tracks? A few selections available in 2.5 have disappeared. If the audio tracks were configured the same way, this could be a workaround and keep good data already in the profiles.
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    Quoting tlevel:
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    I hope this is a tip and not a mistake, because I like it. 

    Aspect ratio's:

    Don't like the defaults, clear it out and type in your own. The little graphic display will also show you what black bars you will be expecting from your widescreen TV. (nice touch).

    You can type your own aspect ratio, but the image doesn't really change. The images for 2.35:1, 1.85:1, 1.78:1 and 1.66:1 are all the same. Now, if the image could show the correct aspect ratio, that would be really nice! It's possible to calculate the size of the blue image from the aspect ratio (even from the manual entries). Mmmm... maybe a feature request?
    DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantMichael_ZZ
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    I really love the way to exchange all certain studios of a collection with another. Just yesterday e.g. I had all my "20th Century Fox Home Ent" replaced by the correct "20th Century Fox Home Entertainment".

    Thanks a lot, Ken.
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    DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantMarcCastermans
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    Quoting Michael_ZZ:
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    I really love the way to exchange all certain studios of a collection with another. Just yesterday e.g. I had all my "20th Century Fox Home Ent" replaced by the correct "20th Century Fox Home Entertainment".

    Thanks a lot, Ken.


    Can you elaborate on how to do that?
    Greetz,
    Marc Castermans

    DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantMichael_ZZ
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    Quoting MarcCastermans:
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    Can you elaborate on how to do that?

  • Edit any profile
  • On the "General Information" page klick on "Edit Studios" in the lower right corner
  • From the list select the studio that shall be replaced (e.g. "Universal")
  • On the right side of the dialog click on "Replace..."
  • From the appearing list select the studio that shall replace the wrong one (e.g. "Universal Pictures")
  • Click "OK"

  • You'll get information about how many occurences have been replaced in your collection.

  • Leave the "Edit Profile" window with "OK"

  • (IMPORTANT: Only then your changes will get saved!)
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    DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorrichierich
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    thanks for the tip michael 
    DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantCool_doodad
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    Quoting marcelb7:
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    Quoting tlevel:
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    I hope this is a tip and not a mistake, because I like it. 

    Aspect ratio's:

    Don't like the defaults, clear it out and type in your own. The little graphic display will also show you what black bars you will be expecting from your widescreen TV. (nice touch).

    You can type your own aspect ratio, but the image doesn't really change. The images for 2.35:1, 1.85:1, 1.78:1 and 1.66:1 are all the same. Now, if the image could show the correct aspect ratio, that would be really nice! It's possible to calculate the size of the blue image from the aspect ratio (even from the manual entries). Mmmm... maybe a feature request?


    Your's doesn't? Mine seems to do this. I've typed in 9.00:1 and it shows a narrow bar. 7.00:1 shows a little wider bar etc. (These are examples only, just to show that it works.) 
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    Invelos Software, Inc. RepresentativeKen Cole
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    The image size is calculated based on the ratio.  If it's not working it might be a localization issue.
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    DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantFrodonf
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    Except for the 1.33:1 ratio, the aspect ratio is not showing for me neither :




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    DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorMithi
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    Quoting Frodonf:
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    Except for the 1.33:1 ratio, the aspect ratio is not showing for me neither :

    looking the same for me.
    Windows2k - german

    cya, Mithi


    PS Just tried: if I switch windows to localization 'english (USA)' it works, back to "deutsch (Deutschland)" it's screwed again. Same goes for Windows XP.
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