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Yup, works fine, even together with CastCrewCheck.

For anyone wanting to use CastCrewEdit in conjunction with CastCrewCheck, note that it needs the 32 bit version of CastCrewEdit. (And run CastCrewEdit alone once, since it pops up the help file first time, and CastCrewCheck doesn't like that.)
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I don't know if people are using my programs or not. I get very little feedback. And since this is a rather specialized tool I though that I'd like to know if anyone is interested in it before I put any effort into publishing it.

I wrote this because I wanted to get a good look at the covers that I hadn't scanned myself, to see if they could be improved. So I wanted as big an image as I could get.



You may wonder why I chose to list the Profile contributors. I often audit the titles after scanning them, but I found that there were some contributors that I trusted, so I wouldn't bother with their profiles.

I also wanted to be able to see how my new cover compares to the cover in the online database.



This part requires HTTPJolie in order to fetch the online cover. Without it you only get the first part.

The program is, of course, designed to be run maximized. So those images are full screen, but downsized to fit the forum better.

If anyone is interested in this tool, PM me and I'll send you a download link.
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Oh, I see. No, I'm pretty sure you can't do that in DVD Profiler. You would have to go to an outside database. I don't know of any that specifically let's you search by edition, but you may find Oldies.com helpful. The have listings of all the major studio vaults:



You may be getting more than you bargain for, though. Warner Archive Collection, for example, yields 3,770 results. Searching for "Criterion Collection" yields 1,065 results.

They do list the UPC for each title, so if you find something that you want to add to your wishlist in DVD Profiler, that makes it easy. It's the finding that may take some work ...

Good hunting! 
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What's the DJ Doena equivalent of "Zombie, Zombie, Zombie"? Is it "Nog, Nog, Nog"? 
(Those who have been with us a long time will hopefully understand)
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ProfilerQuery will let you search for edition (and much, much more).

However, this is probably easier:


Still, ProfilerQuery gives you much more control of the search. Why not give that a spin as well. You might discover that it is a very useful tool. Do read the help file to get started, though.
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Excellent! Many thanks for your great job with this and your other plugins! 
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Just a heads up. HTTPJolie 1.51 had a bug that caused this program to malfunction.
If you update to HTTPJolie 1.55 it will work again.
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Just a heads up. HTTPJolie 1.51 had a bug that caused this program to malfunction.
If you update to HTTPJolie 1.55 it will work again.
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There is an issue with "credited as Abigail & Zack Smith" for both of them. If they are often credited like that then technically that can become the common name for both of them. So if one of them, for example Abigail, then appears alone, she should then be entered as Abigail & Zack Smith [credited as Abigail Smith].

A bit far fetched, maybe, and I guess we could make an exceptions from the common name in that case, but still it makes more sense, in my opinion, to enter them with their respective name only, and no credited as.
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I agree with bigdaddyhorse and mreeder50. It's important that we keep contributing.
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CltInfo 2.4.2

Another bug fixed. Opening data from a file worked fine. Pasting data into CltInfo did not. Fixed.

Also, please make sure you have the setting in mediadogg's CltBoss like this when you generate the data:

otherwise CltInfo will not work.
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I had a profile that was submiited Oct 23 approved yesterday, so a bit more than two weeks.
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Good to know. Thanks!
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Has anybody tested it? Any issues with iOS Profiler?
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CommonNameTool 1.1.0

Using the tool I realized that it is sometimes useful to open the common name post in the forum for the person in question. So, I added this function as a context menu. Just right click on a row:



However, you need to re-create your local database in order to incorporate the links into it. Just copy the forum post again, as described in the help file topic "Create a common name database". If you don't, the program will still work, but the context menu will be disabled.
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This tool is intended to help you find common names from the common name list.

You can look up a specific name:


And you can also check your collection for names that may need to be updated:


Note though that this is only as good as the data in the common name list. For exampel, the entry above for The Carey Treatment is misleading, because there is one (and only one) entry in the common name list for an actor James Coburn, but it is not for that James Coburn. So the results here should be taken as a guide, not as definitive answers. Please use responsibly!

Please read the help file for important info on how to create your local common name list.

CommonNameTool 1.0.0
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NameCheck 1.2.0



Now even better! New improved algorithm. Now also includes crew. Search function to find names in the result. HTTPJolie support for selecting profiles in DVD Profiler (if HTTPJolie available).

Note that this specifically targets "cross-contaminated" names, not all Credited-as. That means that if you have A credited as B and also B credited as A in your collection, then all credits for A and B will be listed.

Note also that "cross-contamination" can involve different persons. If, for example, you have Alan Hale credited as Alan Hale, Jr and also Alan Hale, Jr credited as Alan Hale, then all Alan Hale credits will be listed, both the 1892 and 1921 actor. So use with caution.

This should be enough to get you started investigating and/or correcting some common names.
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Adding rating details for something that is listed as Not Rated doesn't make sense. If it isn't rated it cannot have rating details.
It's like saying that you got graded for a course that you didn't take. 
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DodgyNames 2.0 - the re-imagining.



I had almost finished DodgyNames 1.2. When I was testing it, it occurred to me "This isn't the way I want this program to work". So I scrapped it and started over from scratch.

It is now centered on titles rather than on individual names. And the main reason for this is the "fix" function. For profiles that have names that include carons (Š or Ž) or free standing acute accents, this function will change them to S, Z and single quote, respectively, and copy the entire fixed cast or crew to the clipboard, so you can paste it directly into DVD Profiler instead of having to manually fix every name.

Since it fixes all found cast or crew names in the profile, it makes sense to have a single entry for the profile, rather than having separate entries for every name. Thus the "re-imagining".

Other unexpected characters in names will still have to be fixed manually in DVD Profiler. You will, of course, have to check the actual credits to see what the correct entry should be. If it is indeed incorrect.
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ProfilerQuery has statistics that will show that, and much more.
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This all took me into investigative mood regarding foreign characters in general. What I found was that there are quite a few accented characters that are automatically transformed into their base characters in DVD Profiler.

The Dutch ligature ij and the Romanian ș ț (s-comma, t-comma) turn into question marks, as does all cyrillic characters and most Greek characters.

The above mentioned Chech  Š and Ž turn into underscores when pasted directly into cast (unlike if entered in Add Cast/Crew, as mentioned above).
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DodgyNames 1.1.0

Based on my findings in this post, I now consider Š and Ž to be dodgy.

Also, names like O'Donnell should have a single quote, not an acute accent, so O´Donnell (and any other name that contains a free standing accent) will now be considered dodgy.
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Well, some further testing gave me the answer, I think.

It seems that all other characters with a caron are transformed to their base characters when entered in DVD Profiler. I guess Ken just missed Š and Ž. So the answer must be to use the base characters for them, too, e.g. S and Z.

Sorry, Czech users!
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Quoting nuoyaxin:
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As of now, it is not available in the App Store for new users. However, you can find it in the "Purchased" section of your profile. For now...

But will that transfer to a new iPad? 
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Well, I was wrong. I now see 22H2 for Win 10.

I guess I won't apply it until MS forces me. It is, of course, not certain that the Win 10 update will cause the same problem as the Win 11 update (if that is indeed the cause of the problem), but I'm not rushing to find out on my main PC. 
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