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Release Notes

Version 2.3.0

New Features

  • New Premium-only feature: Movie Pick - interactive graphical new way to browse your collection, which uses fuzzy logic and a one-click rating system to find the movie your looking for - even when you don't know what it is!
    • Select an audience and it filters to appropriate DVDs automatically
    • Intelligently pays attention to when you've last watched each DVD, and marks the selected DVD(s) watched by the selected audience automatically
    • Highly configurable matching and rating algorithm, through easy-to-use sliders
  • New custom tag system - Divide and sub-divide your collection in any way you see fit.
    • Unlimited hierarchal tags can be assigned to any group of DVDs.
    • Filter based on any combination of tags instantly
  • Expanded credits to include additional credit types with unlimited entries
    • Direction
      • Director
    • Writing
      • Writer
      • Screenwriter
    • Production
      • Producer
      • Executive Producer
    • Cinematography
      • Cinematographer
      • Director of Photography
    • Film Editing
      • Film Editor
    • Music
      • Composer
      • Song Writer
    • Sound
      • Sound Editor
      • Sound Mixer
    • Art
      • Production Designer
      • Art Director
  • Added tracking for individual discs, including:
    • Description, Disc IDs for side A and side B, using Microsoft's DirectX DVD identifier algorithm, which is globally unique
    • Location and Slot (available under DVD->Personalize)
  • New menu option Collection->Flagged->Remove From Collection

Enhancements

  • More intelligent routing algorithm eliminates need for extra redirects, which will improve download performance
  •  XML export now optionally filtered to collection type (owned, ordered, etc)
  • Anonymous contribution option removed (one change of several planned towards more accurate contributions)
  • 'Hub' case type renamed to 'digipak', for clarity
  • Changes and additions to lock functionality:
    • New lock for SRP
    • Add lock for disc information
    • Optionally auto-lock disc information when disc ID is assigned. This defaults to on.
    • New option to automatically lock SRP for newly added DVDs
    • Locks now (by default) do not prevent local editing. New option under Tools->Options->Defaults allow prevention of local editing.
  • Changes and additions to flag functionality:
    • Added new menu option Collection->Flagged->Edit Locks
    • Added new menu option Collection->Flagged->Set Watched
    • Added new menu option Collection->Flagged->Edit Tags
  • Changes and additions to skins:
    • All YES/NO properties in HTML skins may now be set with Y/N, YES/NO, T/F, or TRUE/FALSE
    • Skins now support several new tags (CREDITS_DIRECTION, CREDITS_WRITING, CREDITS_PRODUCTION, CREDITS_CINEMATOGRAPHY, CREDITS_FILMEDITING, CREDITS_MUSIC, CREDITS_SOUND, and CREDITS_ART)
    • For each of these tags, there are three new optional properties - PREFIX, SUFFIX, SHOWROLES and ROLEDIVIDER
    • HTML engine property handling is more robust, and now allows embedded HTML within properties
  • When set to remember screen layout, now remembers whether ads, filters, and tags were showing
  • XML Export may now select All, Owned, Ordered, or Wish List
  • New option in Watched By window allows setting of date to purchase date
  • DVD->Watched By window now has an 'Edit Users' button
  • Increased compression for thumbnails - performance improvement and reduction in hard drive usage
  • DVD Profiler now warns the user when trying to upload an empty collection
  • Reassign collection number by date now has a secondary sort using sort title
  • Duplicate watched by entries now are not allowed
  • Changed IMDB link to use www.imdb.com rather than us.imdb.com
  • When the DVD list has focus, typing a title now jumps to the first matching entry
  • Added new filter for watched status under Filters->Other
  • Mouse wheel now functions as expected on collection listing (when hovering over, scrolls without changing selection, else changes selection)
  • Actors display improved; now shows full name and full roll, and scrolls as needed
  • Backup restore now remembers location last used for backup (disk or file)
  • Added ability to delete names from the available credits list
  • New collection sort option for sorting by (and displaying) review
  • Added ability to delete studios
  • Added lock for studios
  • Lock status is now exported to XML
  • Added "Photo Gallery" to feature list as a checkbox entry
  • New tag in skins - $DPIMAGESN, supports inserting image resources without using "file://"
  • Buttons now show accellerator keys when ALT is held, and focus rectangle shows when TAB is pressed, in all windows
  • Actor search now supports middle names
  • Titles in the Add DVD window under Upcoming Releases now are color coded depending on whether they're already in your collection
  • Changes and enhancements to box set handling:
    • Box set items now show as sub-items in the collection listing
    • Add case type "box set"
    • When deleting a box set, the contents are optionally deleted, otherwise are removed from the box set
    • When moving box set from one collection type to another, now moves contents as well
    • Box set contents are no longer overwritted by profile download, after the first download
    • When a box set is loaned, the individual discs are set as loaned as well
    • Jumping from title to title within a box set now functions even if hidden by a filter
    • New option to enable a blank collection number permanently for a particular title (Reassign collection numbers may optionally override this)
    • Various improvements to the box set editing window
  •  Improvements to the contribution system:
    • Users compare their changed version to the existing online version before contributing
    • Users view the previous comments submitted with contributions when contributing
  • Improvements to the translation functionality:
    • Users may now create new translation files
    • New option to load keys from an existing translation file
    • Users may now edit the language name
    • Support for uploading and downloading translation files is coming soon to the website
  • XP Theme support is now more consistent
  • Improvements to Box Set handling
  • Program links which open browsers now open in a new window instead of reusing an existing browser window
  • Add copy actors, paste actors popup menu options to Assign Actors window to support copying the entire list from DVD to DVD
  • Directors and other crew may now have a middle name entered
  • Maximum standard loan period changed from 20 days to 120 days 

Bug Fixes

  • Reassign Collection Numbers by title is now case-insensitive
  • XML Export for events now includes date as well as time
  • XML Export now includes disk IDs 
  • When skin is not available, selecting OK in the Options window no longer generates access violation
  • ROLEDIVIDER now functions correctly on all actors in skins
  • Right-clicking on header row in add by title no longer causes strange behavior
  • U.S region 0 and region 1 titles no longer indicate 'US/Canada'
  • Corrected watched counts under 'Watched By'
  • Editing a studio to match an existing studio no longer generates an untrapped error
  • When using a custom skin and selecting edit, and title does not exist in online list, now shows directors and correct scans
  • "IVS Simple listing" report - long titles no longer overlap
  • When adding by UPC, if the UPC has multiple localities, the production year is now shown in the 'Add' list
  • The SRP for new titles now sets to the default currency type
  • The program now distinguishes properly between an empty purchase price and a purchase price of 0
  • When online sort title does not match title but local overridden sort title does, restore from backup now restores the overridden sort title.
  • Title filtering in the main collection list no longer treats 'Die' as an article unless translation is set to German
  • Expand limit of password entry for My Profiler login to allow for longer passwords
  • Change UPC/locality now preserves event information

Version 2.2.0

New Features

  • Add DVDs by Title list now may be filtered by locality
  • New option to sort Add DVD by UPC list by release date
  • New option to select which regions to load, reducing memory usage
  • Barcode scanners may now be used directly in the Add DVD by UPC entry. The program will automatically strip the extra digits. Note: CueCat decoding is still in the plug-in only.
  • New lock option - lock genres
  • New Add DVD method - "Upcoming Releases" - including summary information and thumbnail cover scans
  • New ability to flag DVDs in your collection list, then run reports including flagged items only
    • Flag all above/flag all below to quickly flag an entire range of DVDs
  • New user system
    • Editusers under Tools->Edit Users(orTools->Options->Users)
    • Keep track of more user information, including first/last name, email address and phone number
    • Identify users who borrow DVDs, and those who watch DVDs; specify which ratings are applicable for each user
    • Track full history of each DVD
    • Track when each user watched a particular DVD (Future enhancements will take advantage of this information)
    • Optionally include the user database in your DVD Profiler backup
  • New required completion of online contribution guide before contributions may be submitted.
  • New information window avaialble from clicking an actor or director, including summary information, cover scans, and sorting

Enhancements

  • Version 2.2.0 uses more efficient database storage, saving more than 80 MB of hard disk space
  • All collection sorts now sort secondarily by title, ascending
  • Improved performance of online list processing dramatically
  • Improved performance of Add DVD by UPC dramatically, including loading the list and filtering by region, date, etc.
  • Scan DVD-ROM drive performance dramatically improved (was causing apparent lockups)
  • In new DVD preview, if there are no reviews available, the section is hidden automatically
  • In DVD Personalization, retailer may now be entered directly. Partial entries will result in a match if possible, or a choice list if not. Retailer is remembered between purchased DVDs.
  • When multiple UPC matches in Add DVD window, can now move through list with up/down arrows, and select with enter/double-click
  • Downloaded skins and reports will appear in the skin/report listing automatically once saved into the appropriate directory
  • Report thumbnails now update automatically as images are changed
  • Program now remembers last preference for 'Include no region' checkbox in Add DVD window
  • Auto-add from DVD-ROM drive insert now prompts for personalization information and automatically adds to your owned collection
  • Reports and skins now translate dynamic elements
  • Reports now use title formatting preferences
  • Greatly improved database repair feature
  • Personal information (collection number, purchas info, etc.) removed from DVD->Edit. This is now accessible only from DVD->Personalize
  • Increased maximum role length to 40 from 35
  • Improved the backup speed
  • Improved locking system
    • Ctrl-L now lets you set multiple locks at once
    • Copy and paste locks between DVDs
    • Access locks from the Refresh Updated DVDs window
    • Optionally hide updates for entirely locked profiles
  • Splash screen no longer forces focus above other applications
  • Adjusted standard skin for better utilization of screen
  • Sped up processing of downloaded profiles significantly
  • Actors and directors now appear as hyperlinks in custom skins; clicking opens actor/director information window

Bug Fixes

  • Reassign Collection Numbers feature title sort should use local sort titles if selected
  • Contribution upload now shows upload size and status
  • Right-clicking on an item in the collection list now first selects the item
  • XML export now uses local sort titles, if selected
  • In some cases, changing locality would result in a program hang
  • In Refresh Updated DVDs window, clicking on an image listing which was not updated would still try to download. Also, mouse wheel would cause a click
  • When Add Lowest selected in Price Finder, would add entries even when cancel is selected
  • In skins, when using DIVIDER and ROLEDIVIDER for an ACTOR listing, the DIVIDER attribute was ignored
  • Skins now show the private sort title, if selected
  • Dynamic entries in skins now translate
  • Add DVD window filter by title permanently disabled the Add button if no matches
  • Default compare/preview skin now shows multiple regions correctly
  • Aspect ratio display in reports now works correctly with all regional Windows settings
  • Key violation when restoring a backup made from a damaged database is corrected
  • Editing title doesn't change genre as shown in collection listing
  • Adding multiple manual DVDs by title was not possible in localities other than US
  • Fixed memory leak in reports
  • "Standard" report sort order now uses local sort titles and is case-insensitive