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Announcing: DVD Profiler Companion (Locked)
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Brainman2k
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i tried to run the companion on my older desktop-system (win2ksp4). no matter which companion-revision i tried, no matter which skin i used.....it simply wouldnt work. if i hit the "go"-button nothing happens.
iirc if using my newer lappy (winxpsp2) everything worked fine (the windows inside the companion showed a large amount of data which seemed to be processed).

is there an incompatability-issue with win2000? and if so, is there a work-around besides installing xp?
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Quoting Brainman2k:
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i tried to run the companion on my older desktop-system (win2ksp4). no matter which companion-revision i tried, no matter which skin i used.....it simply wouldnt work. if i hit the "go"-button nothing happens.
iirc if using my newer lappy (winxpsp2) everything worked fine (the windows inside the companion showed a large amount of data which seemed to be processed).

is there an incompatability-issue with win2000? and if so, is there a work-around besides installing xp?


AFAIK, it should work fine on Win98 up (even Win95 with updated versions of some system files). I've just tested on a machine with Win2kSP4, and it worked without any problems at all. I've sent a PM.
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Brainman2k
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@ doug: thx for looking into this. maybe its my crappy machine...or a missing... whatever. maybe its java itself. 
DVDoug
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Having found myself some free time due to another project winding down, I'm now actively working on this again, so expect some updates soon.

In the meantime I have a question about the display of dates.

DVD Profiler exports dates into the XML in the format yyyy-mm-dd, which 0.1 displays as yyyy/mm/dd (simply swapping dashes for slashes). The next version will be able to display the dates according to the chosen system settings (e.g. mm/dd/yyyy for the US).

But should this be the system settings of the person who owns the collection, or the system settings of the person viewing it?
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IMO,  it should be the settings of the person viewing.....

un-less you force a MMM instead in mm.  most of the world does dd-mm-yy like in the military. (At least that is what we used in the us navy).
personally use yyyy-mm-dd  for must stuff becuase it sorts best all-a-round
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Glad to hear that you've got more time for this Doug.  Looking forward to the next update.

Date display to me is immaterial.
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I prefer mm/dd/yyyy because it is what I am used to. If customization is based on the viewer's preferences, then the owner could choose the settings themselves upon viewing their own collection anyway. This seems like the best option, as long as it does not require much more programming work than the owner standardizing it in the html creation stage. (Great to hear you're working on it again, this has great potential)
RHo
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But should this be the system settings of the person who owns the collection, or the system settings of the person viewing it?

It should be the setting of the computer running DVD Profiler Companion.
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waiting for a new version doug - keep up the good work
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DVDoug
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Quoting WetRon:
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IMO,  it should be the settings of the person viewing.....

un-less you force a MMM instead in mm.  most of the world does dd-mm-yy like in the military. (At least that is what we used in the us navy).
personally use yyyy-mm-dd  for must stuff becuase it sorts best all-a-round


Well, I'd use MMM if that was the value in the system settings...
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DVDoug
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Quoting DVDoug:
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But should this be the system settings of the person who owns the collection, or the system settings of the person viewing it?


Looks like 'the person who owns the collection' wins, if only because I've discovered that I can only get the 'long' system format of the viewer (e.g. '08 March 2006' for the UK, and 'Wednesday, March 08, 2006' for the US).

(apparently the day of the week is more important to those in the US than those here in the UK!)
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DVDoug
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I'm going to release 0.2 tomorrow

The changelog looks something like this (some of this still needs to be coded... )

  • 98% of the code was rewritten

  • Abandoned XSL transformations as the method of parsing the XML in favour of E4X.

  • Wrote a decent GUI (wizard). Also fixed the UI 'hang' that occured after clicking 'Go'.

  • No need to muck around with 'skin.html' and 'htmltest' before generating the HTML -  the program guides you through this (it's got filepickers and everything!).

  • The program also saves skins and associated images for future use.

  • Program picks up the location of the last XML export automatically

  • Skins requesting the DVD Profiler version/build are now fed the values from dvdpro.exe instead of hard-coded values (2.5.0/915).

  • Skins requesting the DVD Profiler language are now fed the language used by DVD Profiler instead of the hard-coded 'English' (technically it's the filename of the translation without the .dpt)

  • Skins requesting the DVD Profiler installation location are now fed the correct value instead of my hard-coded one.

  • The skin's title and author(s) are embedded into the HTML output

  • Date format is very configurable at run-time (if you want "Saturday, Day 077 of 2006" you can have it)

  • Program offers use of local images or those from MyProfiler.

  • If applicable, cover scans are now copied to output folder.

  • Navigation list has been improved slightly.

  • Navigation list can be sorted by title, date or collection# (not dynamic)

  • Fixed bug in review-chart generator

  • Memory usage is much more reasonable (previously problems stopping after x profiles was OOM error)

  • Added 'cover renaming' functionality requested by astensgaard
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    ya_shin
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    Looks like great work, Doug!

    I'll take a look at this version...
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    DVDoug
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    OK, 0.2 is now available.

    For the changelist, see my post from yesterday

    Download here

    You might also need the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 (VC8) runtimes to run 0.2 successfully. If you get an error message when running companion.exe, you can get the runtimes here

    As ever, feedback is appreciated (whether good or bad)
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    TomGaines
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    There seems to be a problem with "Sort by Collection Number". I have items with lower value interceded with current entries.

    And when I choose "MyProfiler Thumbnails" it has the location "undefinedimages/..." for the images in the html file. Is that correct?

    Also would it be possible, that the wizard saves the last entered location of the XML file and Profiler installation?

    Otherwise, very nice tool!


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    DVDoug
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    Quoting TomGaines:
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    There seems to be a problem with "Sort by Collection Number". I have items with lower value interceded with current entries.


    Do the profiles in the wrong place have a collection number?

    I forgot about empty collection numbers when I wrote the sort code, so that could easily confuse things.

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    And when I choose "MyProfiler Thumbnails" it has the location "undefinedimages/..." for the images in the html file. Is that correct?


    Um. No. What skin are you using? It works for me here using about 20 different skins, so I suspect the skin in question is trying to be clever about getting the image path and failing - e.g. older versions of Mithirandir's skin.

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    Also would it be possible, that the wizard saves the last entered location of the XML file and Profiler installation?


    It's not supposed to need saving, because it's supposed to guess them right to start with.... (I'm assuming it didn't?)

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    Otherwise, very nice tool!

    Thanks.
    Doug

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