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an add-on to catalog VHS titles (Locked)
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Toadman69
Registered: May 25, 2003
Posts: 3
Posted:
I for one have a few titles on VHS not available on DVD, but would still like to be able to add them to my profiler. Other than that DVD profilers is the best program for cataloging my collection I have found!
RHo
Registered: April 26, 2003
Posts: 1,856
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Of course you can add your VHS tapes to your local database. You could even download a matching DVD profile as a starting point. Just make sure that you never contribute such a "fake" profile to the online database. This can be enforced by changing the UPC to something else than 10 or 12 digits. I would recommend fake UPCs in the form of "00001" etc. Profiles like those will automatically be declined if contributed by mistake.
alexis.bousiges
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Registered: November 14, 2004
Posts: 4,493
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Several users are adding HD-DVD to the database (with the dist trait : "HD-DVD"). If it's accepted, I see no logical reason to decline "VHS" Dist Trait...

It's the reason why IVS need to update DVDprofiler very soon (or at less contribution rule).

Feature request :
HD-DVD support (not as Dist Trait !)
or
HD-DVD NON-support (contribution rule)
skipnet50
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Registered: October 4, 2000
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Alexis:

This would be Ken's decision. The program is called DVDProfiler, not media or VHSProfiler. After all these years and the NUMEROUS times it has been suggested, and with VHS being a dead format, I think it highly unlikely that, at this point Ken will take the program "backwards". Even I, at one point, made the suggestion, boy was that a long time ago, but most of my tapes have been replaced and relegated to the dust bin of history now.

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Touti
Registered: January 18, 2001
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I really don't think IVS should allow for that.  VHS movies don't have the same UPC as their DVD equivalent, if we open the door for that we're gonna double or tripple the size of the database in no time and all for a media that is being discarded.  I don't even own a VCR anymore.

There is also the problem of bogus entries, there is already enough of them in the database, opening the door to VHS would also add their bogus entries.

There is no region code in VHS, how would you validate the localities and make sure that the movie is entered in the country/region where it belongs ?

Finally, there can be no special features in a VHS, you only get the movie in one language and the dist. trait field is a free entry one.  As was already suggested, I would grab any profile for the movie, add VHS to the dist. trait (or use a tag), remove every feature and change the UPC to 000000000000 to make sure it never gets to the database.

HD-DVD and Blue-Ray are different beasts, they ARE dvd's and it is an emerging technology, not a dying one being replaced.
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skipnet50
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Touti:

Not to mention that in some EARLY videotapes there was NO UPC# at all, I still have a few of my old Lasers that have no identifier other than the Distributor's catalog #. This was back before scanners became widespread for use outside of grocery stores.

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Touti
Registered: January 18, 2001
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Quoting skipnet50:
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Touti:
I still have a few of my old Lasers that have no identifier other than the Distributor's catalog #. This was back before scanners became widespread for use outside of grocery stores.
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I never realized your real age,  please tell us, what was it like when they invented cinema ? 

   

P.S: I swear I tried to resist...........didn't work........

But all jokes aside, it's true, not everything in those days had barcodes on them.
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PhotoBugg
Registered: June 11, 2005
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This is of topic here, but thought it good place to ask...

I have a large collection of music CDs, and would like a program similar to DVDProfiler to catalog them - Any suggestions?
Sanuye
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Registered: June 10, 2006
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You can take a look at these

www.audiophiler.com
www.firetongue.com
www.fnprg.com
www.collectorz.com

or read skipnet50 signature

I don't know any of them, but they are the ones suggested in previous topic with the same question
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nolesrule
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Registered: September 21, 2000
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I really liked OrangeCD at firetongue.com based on the 30 day trial, but since I decided to rip all my CDs and go the route of an audio server, I don't need to track my CD collection anymore.

The audio server is so much more convenient, since you can stream to any audio player that can receive mp3 streams Winamp, WMP, you name it) or to a piece of hardware that you can connect to a stereo system and control the streams through any web browser. I have mine set up so that the server is available to me on the internet, so effectively I can take all of my music with me anywhere that has an internet connection. And for when I don't have an internet connection, I can dump whatever albums and tracks I want on an mp3 player.
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peterg70
Registered: January 8, 2005
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Would be interested in what Audio Server you used.
nolesrule
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Registered: September 21, 2000
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I use SlimServer. I am running it on my oldest computer box, a P3-500 with 288MB RAM running XP Pro and it works surprisingly well. I have a 160GB external hard drive on it that I use as as network storage and keep the ripped CDs on it. The software interface and the mp3 stream can be password protected, so I have opened the port on my router to give me access to my music collection on any computer with an Internet connection (I have a static IP address).

I also have installed the MusicIP Mixer software (installed as a service) that interfaces with SlimServer to create smart playlists. It's a pretty cool "add-on" for the server.

SThere are a good number of plug-ins available for the SlimServer, but I haven't gotten a chance to play around with them yet.

I plan to purchase an 802.11g-enabled Squeezebox to be able to use the audio server with my receiver, but that will have to wait for a few months. At that point I will disconnect and sell my 25-disc changer and box up all my CDs into storage.

In addition, I have imported all of the ripped CDs in my Winamp media library for easy transfer to my Zen Micro MP3 player.

The hardest part of the whole process is that it takes so darn long to rip the CDs, and then to tag them for more efficient use after getting the initial data from one of the online databases. The standard Artist/Album/Title works great for most music, but works terribly for classical music.
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