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Offline Mike

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« on: September 21, 2007, 06:30:01 am »
Hello...

Just wanted to say thank you for a great piece of software...
I tried other products but wasn't satisfied and by pure chance stumbled on yours and it's exactly what I was looking for.

Also wanted to ask is it possible for the program to run entirely
from a USB flash drive which would enable me to transport the
program from pc to pc.

thanks again.

Mike.

*Update*

Apologies for not using 'search' option correctly but I think
this thread http://www.videodb.info/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=437&highlight=portable has the answer I'm looking for...(I hope).

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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2007, 12:44:42 pm »
Just copy program files to the USB stick.
If you have already added some movies to the database copy the .pvd file and corresponding image folders to the USB stick as well (if not just create a new database on the stick).
Default database location is "My Documents\Personal Video Database\".

Start Personal Video Database using portable.bat or "videodb.exe -portable" or using the AutoIt script from DaRam.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2007, 01:26:49 pm »
many thanks nostra for the feedback...appreciate your help.

thanks once again for the great software.

Mike.

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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2007, 02:06:31 pm »
You are welcome ;)
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Re: USB ?
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2008, 10:02:43 am »
Just copy program files to the USB stick.
If you have already added some movies to the database copy the .pvd file and corresponding image folders to the USB stick as well (if not just create a new database on the stick).
Default database location is "My Documents\Personal Video Database\".

Start Personal Video Database using portable.bat or "videodb.exe -portable" or using the AutoIt script from DaRam.
using the pdv in portable way, the portable.bat opens 2 windows, one dos window and the pdv. how to make the dos window, to close automatically? it annoys me a little :)
dos window:
h=f^3

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Re: USB ?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2008, 06:37:23 pm »
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how to make the dos window, to close automatically?

Use a shortcut instead of the batch file.

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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2008, 01:20:57 pm »
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how to make the dos window, to close automatically?

Use a shortcut instead of the batch file.
thank u very much
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Re: USB ?
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2008, 10:57:19 am »
This is my first post so I'm first going to say Thanks for making such a great app. Is really handy, avoids some of the language issues with AMC (missing translation strings) and overall I prefer the appearence. With that said I'm running using the portale BAT that I converted to an EXE so it would show up in my Portableapps.com Platform/Menu. Unfortunately this means I still have 2 windows : ( Does anyone know how to make the dos window not show up at all?

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Re: USB ?
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2008, 11:53:23 am »
Welcome to the forum.

The batch file is just starting the program with the -portable switch. You can do the same thing with a shortcut, and DOS window will not be created. If you were to create such a shortcut, would the PortableApps.com menu system recognize it? I suppose not, or you wouldn't be asking. Does this topic in the PortableApps.com forum help? They're talking about how the make Skype portable, but the issues seems to be the same—how to add a command line parameter to the program being started.

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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2009, 01:34:36 am »
Hi guys

Long time no see. Saw in the PortableApps forums someone recommended Ant movie Catalog and when commenting on it came back to this site and noticed you now have a PortableApps Installer :o What can I say... Sweet! ;D  Thanks for this. Just thought I'd let you know that the installer has been updated a few times now making it much easier to creat installers and portable launchers and you dont even need to use NSIS anymore  :) Hope you choose to update the installer oh and official freeware support is very close to fruition at PortableApps.com so can I suggest the software author here posts on the forum saying he would like PVD listed when the freeware support is finalised.

Thanks again for all your work :D

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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2009, 01:42:37 am »
You are welcome, horusofoz.

Thank for the info, I will take a look at the new PortableApps installer (actually it seemed to me easy enough already in the old version) and I would certainly be glad to be listed in the official PortableApps package when freeware is allowed.
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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2009, 05:20:26 am »
Hey Nostra

I've just done a bit more testing on your portable version and found the launcher doesn't seem to pick up when you change file letters. Can I suggest you check out the PortableApps IRC channel through irc://irc.freenode.net/portableapps or alternatively http://portableapps.com/support/chat/live.

I can assure you the guys in the channel are always very helpful and there is currently an interest in developing better freeware support so am sure the people there will be very happy to help you :)

EDIT: Just occurred to me that this may be an issue caused by admin rights. Not sure but its a chance.
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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2009, 08:59:00 pm »
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EDIT: Just occurred to me that this may be an issue caused by admin rights. Not sure but its a chance.

Could you check and let me know?
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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2009, 10:52:24 am »
Tested again today and found that it wont work on my pc at work which is XP SP3 with limited rights. So yeah I think it is something in your PAF launcher code. I suggest you revise your launcher code and maybe update to the latest PAF spec while your at it. Oh and at work its the same drive letter so that no longer appears to be the issue.

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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2010, 06:33:23 am »
Hey man. Just checking if there's been any updates on this front. Hope all is going well.

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« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2010, 12:24:57 am »
Hey just following up again. I noticed your PortableApps.com installer is using an outdated version which leads me to believe the bug with drive letter changing and admin rights is still present. I suggest posting your installer to the PortableApps.com forums. The community there are very active in assisting developers using the PortableApps.com Format.

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« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2010, 12:33:18 am »
Yeah, sorry. I just had no time to deal with this, but you could still try this one as there were also some problems with access rights in the database files which are fixed now...
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« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2010, 12:55:09 am »
I did some limited testing on college computers. XP SP3, limited rights. The application opened without issues. Added  a movie, closed the app, restarted it and it open the database by default. That means that bug is dealt with (I think ;)). I noticed that a folder is created by default at X:\Documents\Personal Video Database\. Can I suggest moving this to X:\PortableApps\PVD Portable\Data ? This keeps all of PVD's files together and doesn't create extra folders in the users documents area.

Still need to regshot for files or keys left behind and test how it holds up to drive letter changing. Will try to get this done tonight.

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« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2010, 01:13:34 am »
Thx for the testing.

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Can I suggest moving this to X:\PortableApps\PVD Portable\Data ? This keeps all of PVD's files together and doesn't create extra folders in the users documents area.

Yes, it is a good idea.
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Re: USB ?
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2010, 10:24:55 am »
Good news. PVD Portable successfully managed the drive letter change. However My testing is limited to XP SP3. Still it worked :)

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Datetime:2010/2/25 09:14:19  ,  2010/2/25 09:15:00
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Note I used a registry cleaner before doing the regshot so some of the files added are nothing relevant to PVD and can be ignored. From what I can see it seemed ok but again I suggest you post to the PortableApps.com Forum as their devs offer constant well mannered and support.

Thanks for taking the time to develop a PortableApps.com Format version of PVD:)

 

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