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wossname
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Registered: August 16, 2003
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It seems that titles are limited to 65 characters, so for example, the 'Blood Trilogy' title can only be:
The Blood Trilogy: Blood Feast / Two Thousand Maniacs / Color Me

Whereas it should be:
The Blood Trilogy: Blood Feast / Two Thousand Maniacs / Color Me Blood Red

Could the title field be expanded to 100 characters to allow for longer titles?
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Frodonf
Registered: January 6, 2002
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I just got another one :

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

That's 83 characters...
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Martin_Zuidervliet
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Registered: October 10, 2002
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The Blood Trilogy: Blood Feast / Two Thousand Maniacs / Color Me Blood Red

Easy, change it to: "The Blood Trilogy: Blood Feast / 2000 Maniacs / Color Me Blood Red"
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And there's "The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies"!
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mithirandir
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Display the information in a special skin like I did. 
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skipnet50
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At some point you WILL run out of room, no matter what, maximum field size is 255 characters, there will be a title found that will exceed that limit. Then what?

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SpaceFreakMicha
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At some point you WILL run out of room, no matter what, maximum field size is 255 characters, there will be a title found that will exceed that limit. Then what?

Skip


255 is almost four times better than 65 
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Registered: October 5, 2002
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At some point you WILL run out of room, no matter what, maximum field size is 255 characters, there will be a title found that will exceed that limit. Then what?

Skip



Expand it again.  Are you saying expansion should never happen?  As a programmer for many years, I've seen this happen many times. 
Constraints like this are typically made to conserve hard disc space.  Time goes by... (see, it just happened again!)... and hard drives get cheaper and bigger, database servers get faster and these limitations become less important and fields get expanded. 
Of course this database is local and does not use a database server, but our hard drives are still getting bigger and our computers are getting faster...
It's not unreasonable to request a larger title field when it no longer fits the needs.
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skipnet50
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You guys misunderstand the point of my comment..what a surprise. I never said it should not be expanded, in my opinion it should. But the point remains that there IS an upper limit and we will find a title that exceeds it. I also think the Cast Role field needs to be expanded, along with several other mods. But none of that changes the FACT of the ceiling that exists, I would suggest figuring out a way to cope with it and if we get expansion...great. Why because while it's artificial at this point, the established limit is still the current ceiling and there are titles that simply will not fit under that ceiling.

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Martin_Zuidervliet
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I think a variable size will be the best and less space consuming solution.
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ya_shin
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Quoting skipnet50:
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You guys misunderstand the point of my comment..what a surprise.



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I never said it should not be expanded, in my opinion it should. But the point remains that there IS an upper limit and we will find a title that exceeds it.

Yes, but the larger the field, the less titles will not fit...

Heck, it's a feature request. The programmer will decide if it's reasonable and worth considering. We users shouldn't hammer it down in the first place.

Feature Request threads: Add your support if you like it. If you disagree, don't post...
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pacaway
Registered: October 5, 2002
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You guys misunderstand the point of my comment..what a surprise. I never said it should not be expanded, in my opinion it should. But the point remains that there IS an upper limit and we will find a title that exceeds it. I also think the Cast Role field needs to be expanded, along with several other mods. But none of that changes the FACT of the ceiling that exists, I would suggest figuring out a way to cope with it and if we get expansion...great. Why because while it's artificial at this point, the established limit is still the current ceiling and there are titles that simply will not fit under that ceiling.

Skip



No one is complaining that it is unusable.  Keep you mind on the topic, Skip.  It is a request for a larger field.  It is also perfectly justifiable.  What's the point of your comment in the context of a request for a larger field?  In this context, you are saying "what is the point, we will only hit the new limit."
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skipnet50
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Kind of, Cliff. But not quite.

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pacaway
Registered: October 5, 2002
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Kind of, Cliff. But not quite.

Skip


Well, so that's that then... (insert whistling, while looking into the sky, emoticon...)
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Picard1954
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Quoting skipnet50:
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At some point you WILL run out of room, no matter what, maximum field size is 255 characters, there will be a title found that will exceed that limit. Then what?


Like the lady once said: Make it BIGGER.
8ballMax
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Registered: July 23, 2001
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Either expand the Title Field or come up with a solution for multiple films on a one-sided DVD .

I'd like to set up child profiles for The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection but with the current contraints on the Title Field I'm unable to do so as each disc has 3 titles on them .
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