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Release Notes

Version 2.4.0

New Features
  • The contribution system has been entirely rewritten to integrate directly into the website.
    • Shows all changed information by section
    • Shows current online locks set by section
    • Shows the last few contribution notes, with a link to the entire contribution note history
    • Allows selection of specific sections to contribute.  Any unselected sections are not contributed.
  • Implemented integration with the upcoming DVD Profiler Pocket
Enhancements
  • Added ability (via right-click) to view contribution notes from the Refresh Updated Profiles list
  • While entering a title or overview filter, you can now use ctrl-space to flag the current entry 
  • The current displayed information tab is kept when editing and saving a profile
  • The latest added DVD is now selected after adding DVDs
  • After editing or personalizing a DVD, the scroll point of the title listing is restored
  • Added optional color coding of names (first, middle, last) in skins via the new COLORNAMES attribute.
  • Added feature to set watched by from within Movie Pick, using the drop-down arrow in the upper right
  • Sort titles are now always private.  The option setting has been removed. 
    • Sort titles will now always upload to the My Profiler online collections display
    • Editing of sort titles is now under DVD->Personalize
  • Display of discs in the main profile display now show an indicator when the disc IDs are set, for side A and B
  • OK button set as default button on Studio/Genre edit windows
  • Added support for crew copy/paste via right-click menu
  • Adjusted automatic layouts to give more space to credits
  • Alias database download replaced with dynamic lookups
  • Changed contribution credit section to a hyperlink to a page which shows the contribution history
  • Purchase date of 12/30/1899 is now considered blank
  • Under DVD->Change UPC, new option to use the current inserted Disc ID
  • Added the following to writing credit type:
    • Based on Characters Created By
    • Based on Original Material By (existing 'Writer' credits will convert to this)
  • Revamped sound section in crew
  • Removed Contribution Guidelines from the help file.  These will be replaced with the new Contribution Rules on the site.  Also added two menu options (under Help and Online) to view the Contribution Rules 
  • For multiple matches in credit info screen, the roles for a particular DVD are now listed on a single entry rather than one entry per role
  • Accepting an updated profile which alters cast or crew capitalization will now make the change to your cast/crew database
  • Added disc label to discs section
  • Moved DS/DL/Flipper flags into the disc section so they may now be tracked on a per-disc basis
  • Added 'Use release date' button to purchase date entry in Personalize window
  • Renamed Photo Gallery to Gallery
  • Added new program-type skin tags: PROGRAM_VERSION, PROGRAM_BUILD, PROGRAM_LOCATION, PROGRAM_LANGUAGE
  • Split locks for cast/crew. Existing credit locks will convert to a lock for cast and crew
  • Now hides adult titles in refresh updated DVDs when parental control is hiding those titles
  • Added display of matching DVD count to Movie Pick
  • Added more maximum runtime options for Movie Pick
  • Added new option (under Tools->Options->Display) to expand box sets by default
  • Increased maximum studio name length from 25 to 35
  • Increased maximum title desc length from 25 to 35
  • Menu option to preview profile changes is no longer disabled when the profile appears to be up to date
  • Renamed Credits to Crew, and Actors to Cast:
    • Added section headers for Crew and Cast
    • Changed tags in skins to match; old tags will still work
    • XML tags for cast/crew were NOT changed (except for Credits lock tag)
  • Moved Director of Photography above Cinematographer in crew role assignment
  • Added support for "Last Watched" in skins (new elements LAST_WATCHED_BY, LAST_WATCHED_ON)
  • Increased maximum title (and sort title) length from 55 to 65
  • Added "Original Title" field (new skin element ORIGINAL_TITLE)
  • Increased maximum number of subtitles from 10 to 32; enhanced subtitle edit functionality
  • Added the following subtitle types: Trivia, Afrikaans, Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Greek, Farsi, Hebrew, Hungarian, Islandic, Polish, Slovakian, Tagalog, Thai, Tjeckish, Turkish, Xhosa, Zulu 
  • Added new option to color-code names in Cast and Crew sections
  • Added new case type "Envelope"
  • When the center cover image is too large to fit, it may be panned by dragging with the mouse
  • The credits information window is now sorted by credit type
  • Backups now optionally include unused tags
  • Restore backup file now remembers the last file location between restores
  • Enhanced credit info window to allow scrolling through cast/crew for current DVD
  • New properties added to 'TITLE' skin element - 'SHOWTITLE', 'SHOWDESC' (Both default to YES)
Bug Fixes
  • Under Add DVDs->By Title, the title search now correctly matches with or without article (entering 'Matrix' will now locate 'The Matrix)
  • The Movie Pick feature may now be translated 
  • Fixed an error which allowed letters to be pasted into the Change UPC dialog
  • Fixed an error in skins which showd disc slot only when a disc location was entered
  • Corrected access violation when removing a DVD which has box set contents that don't exist
  • Corrected error which caused Easter Eggs to falsly show as changed in DVD Profiler's comparison
  • Genre edit name filter now matches based on translated genre
  • Genres now translate in Movie Pick
  • Corrected an error which caused duplicate entries in the translation file
  • Corrected an error which caused some profiles to remain in the Refresh Updated Profiles list after being updated
  • Restoring from backup now reloads studios into the filters section
  • Corrected an error which could cause disc location data to be copied into newly added profiles
  • Filtering by title now correctly searches the Description field 
  • Timestamp for <EVENT> tag in XML changed to standard date/time format
  • Corrected an error which could cause tag and/or disc information to be mixed when moving titles between Owned, Ordered, and Wish List
  • Cast roles now display ampersands correctly 
Release notes for earlier versions