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bobsprague
Registered: December 22, 2006
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How about creating a U3 version of profiler? It would be great to be able to pop a U3 flashdrive into most any system and work with my collection.
skipnet50
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Bob:

As with some of the other suggestions of this nature, this might boil down to a matter of size. For example, if I wished to try to run my program from a flashdrive, my file INCLUDING images is currently 6.25 GB; well outside the scope of any flash drive I am aware of. Of course a strictly data file would be much, much smaller.

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RossRoy
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Quoting skipnet50:
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Bob:

As with some of the other suggestions of this nature, this might boil down to a matter of size. For example, if I wished to try to run my program from a flashdrive, my file INCLUDING images is currently 6.25 GB; well outside the scope of any flash drive I am aware of. Of course a strictly data file would be much, much smaller.

Skip


Or one could just have the covers scans a little smaller. For example screen quality, instead of print quality.

My collection takes just 276 MB.

And Bob, you can sort of do the U3 thing with DVD Profiler. DVD Profiler is basically self contained, you can move the DVD Profiler installation folder anywhere you want, there's just a few registry keys that are created when running the first time.

You could always create a script that would add the registry keys while DVD Profiler runs, and then delete them when you are done.
smeehrrr
Registered: March 30, 2004
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Quoting skipnet50:
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As with some of the other suggestions of this nature, this might boil down to a matter of size. For example, if I wished to try to run my program from a flashdrive, my file INCLUDING images is currently 6.25 GB; well outside the scope of any flash drive I am aware of. Of course a strictly data file would be much, much smaller.


I think you're in the minority here, Skip, because a) You have over 2000 DVDs in your collection, and b) You keep those enormous personal high res scans.

I'm up over 1000 in my collection, and using the stock high-res scans in the online database my collection easily fits on a 1GB flash drive, with tons of room to spare.
Lithurge
Registered: January 2, 2002
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Quoting smeehrrr:
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I think you're in the minority here, Skip, because a) You have over 2000 DVDs in your collection, and b) You keep those enormous personal high res scans.



Yep, it's the cover scans that do it I have a similar collection size to Skips and it takes just over 1/2 a gb.
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skipnet50
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I know that, guys but it's not relevant, what is relevant is the size of the file, not why.

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lyonsden5
Registered: May 11, 2003
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I know that, guys but it's not relevant, what is relevant is the size of the file, not why.

Skip


I think the point was that even with 2000+ profiles you can easily get your entire collection on a readily available flash drive. So except for the very small minority who either have huge covers scans (as yourself), or richierich size collections ( ) the request is valid.
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Lithurge
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Quoting skipnet50:
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I know that, guys but it's not relevant, what is relevant is the size of the file, not why.

Skip


As Lyonsden says it's totally relevant, the program and files as supplied by  IVS from the online database make this a perfectly valid request for the vast majority of users.

Of course if the majority want to run it from a flash drive is another matter entirely.
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smeehrrr
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I run it from a flash drive today. It's a pretty simple matter to enter the regkey when I take it to a new machine for the first time.

Not to poo-poo the request, I honestly know very little about U3 or why it's interesting.
RossRoy
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I honestly know very little about U3 or why it's interesting.


I don't like how U3 is implemented, so I don use it and avoid U3-enabled USB drives, but U3 is basically a way to have all your applications and preferences stored on a USB key. That way, no matter which computer you are working on, you just plug your key and you have all your applications available, and when you are done, eject the key and there's no trace left on the hist computer that you ever used it, or something like that.
schultzy
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The only reason I would like somewhat mobile version is because I have my database on two PCs.  I haev it at home where my collection is and on my girlfriend's PC becasue that where I am most of the time and where new DVD end up until I watch them.  Rigth now I just upload the changers to my profiler before I got from one place to the other and download them when I get there.  I also use a flashdrive and a usb harddrive to move data from one place to teh other.  but this will become a mute point for me in the next few months when we get a place together. 

another reason this could be handy is to bring the program and collection with you to show those few people that don't have internet access. or to update your collection on the go. 

not saying it is practical, but hey its called feature request for a reason
smeehrrr
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schultzy, you can run DVD Profiler right from your flash drive, you'll just need to input your registration key on both PCs.
schultzy
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schultzy, you can run DVD Profiler right from your flash drive, you'll just need to input your registration key on both PCs.


I am going to have to give that a try.  If I can't get it to work, I may have to quit my job since I work in IT
schultzy
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Ok, This is how I got DVD Profiler to run off my USB flash drive and this should work with any removable media.  If you find a better or easier way, let me know.

1.  Back up your database and included images if you want them. If you use hi resolution images, it will take up more space on the thumb drive.
2. Install DVD Profiler to the USB drive ex.  F:\DVD Profiler Beta 
If you are using the thumb drive just for DVD Profiler, I suggest installing it to the root ex. being F:\
3. Open the program and make sure it works.
4.  Import your database

That was the easiest part.  DVD Profiler uses registry keys.  This is what I did.

Open up regedit and find: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\InterVocative Software
Highlight it and go to File and then Export.
Save it to where you installed DVD Profiler as dvdprofiler.reg
This is your saved setting and a file you will need to keep.

I then created two batch files and a registry.  You can create them in notepad and then save them with .bat as the extension for the batch files and .reg for the registry file.

Dvdp.bat which contains the following:

regedit /s dvdprofiler.reg
dvdpro.exe

This imports the registry settings and then opens DVD Profiler.  Use this to run the program.

Regexport.bat which contains the following:

REGEDIT.EXE /E dvdprofiler.reg "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\InterVocative Software"
REGEDIT.EXE /s remove.reg

This re-exports the registry settings incase anything has changed and then executes the remove.reg

Remove.reg contains:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\InterVocative Software]

This removes the registry settings.  This is useful if you are opening the program on a PC that isn’t yours and you want to more or less remove it when you are done.

So far it seems to work, but I am still testing it.  Back up your database before playing with this and don't blame me if it doesn't work.  I did it on an XP system and tested on a 2000 box.
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smeehrrr
Registered: March 30, 2004
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I don't think you need to export/import in order to get your database on the flash - I just used xcopy to copy the entire install directory from my main PC to the flash drive and started running it from there, and it worked like a champ.
schultzy
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that works too.  I actually just used my profiler and downloaded my collection

EDIT:  Either way, we now know you can run it right off a USB drive with little work
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