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Support / creating and connecting to second PVD db in firebird
« on: January 17, 2016, 06:00:01 pm »
I am using a firebird server to host my pvd database. The current db is now 18GB which I am finding it to be too large and risky. I would like to create a second pvd database and connect to that new DB now.

I have problem connecting to the second DB. I have create that database and named it pvd2016. However, I just am unable to connect to it. I keep getting error saying
"4: Your user name and password are not defined. Ask your database administrator to set up a Firebird login.
can't format message 13:98 -- message file E:\PVD\App\firebird.msg not found
Error Code: 152"

Anyone can help?

Support / status of PVD as of 2015
« on: June 10, 2015, 05:34:57 am »
Looks like PVD development has slowed down to a halt right now.

We know nostra is busy with other things. But just want to know what is your plan for this great piece of software in the future? Are you going to leave it as is? Are you going to pass the torch to another developer? Are you going to start charging?

I understand the commitment it takes to develop a software like this. It is not easy and we appreciate all your hard word especially when the software is even better than some of the paid ones.

I have used a few of similar software and tried tons. The one that I was using before PVD was Movie Collectorz. It had to stop using it because of their major change of direction on using their own internal movie database. I then found PVD and never looked back. I have been using PVD for like the fourth year now.

This software might not be perfect but it does get the job done. There are a few bugs and usability issues but works better than other similar software.

I think we are at a crosspoint now that Nostra need to decide what to do with this software if he does not have the resources to develop it anymore. Get someone in to join or make it open source and so on. You decide. We will support.

Talk / pvd userbase
« on: September 24, 2014, 05:51:00 pm »
I have tested quite a number of free and commercial movie collection system and so far PVD is really the best. I came from movie but I migrated to PVD few years ago when collectorz started using their own database instead of relying on websites like imdb or amazon. This causes a lot of problem for collectorz users and some of them migrated to PVD. While PVD is not as streamlined as collectorz, for a free software and basically developed by one person, this is really a great software. I am sure if nostra have more time, we would have an even better product.

Anyway, I am just wondering why is the userbase for PVD so small. For a free movie collection software, PVD is right at the top in my opinion. Nothing comes close. And when comparing between PVD and other commercial collection software, PVD it at least top 3. So why? If there are more users, I am sure with enough donations we can at least provide some incentive to nostra to update more often.

Support / Import episodes from IMDB broken?
« on: February 28, 2014, 06:41:51 pm »
Is the importing of episodes from IMDB broken in the latest version? I already enabled importing of episodes in imdb settings.

I tried to update episodes in my existing TV series but it did not get any new episodes eventhough there are new seasons in it which I did no have.

Then I tried to import a whole new TV series with a few seasons. It did not import those episodes.

Something must be wrong. Anyone can confirm?

Support / problem connecting to firebird server
« on: December 14, 2013, 08:42:58 pm »
ok it's me again and this time I am trying to setup a firebird server in my linux server. I am having problems getting PVD to work with this external server.

I am running firebird server 2.5.2 on ubuntu 12.04.

I have started the server and try to telnet into the server and it responded well on port 3050 (default port for firebird).

However, when I try to connect to this db from my windows using pvd_portable, it doesn't work. I get crash to desktop. PVD_portable will close without any warning. Any idea how to solve this?

Support / problem splitting photos from a 5gb .pvd file
« on: December 09, 2013, 07:19:47 pm »
i need to split out the images from the database to file. My DB size is 5gb. However, PVD have problem in splitting it up. While running the split, the memory usage keep on increasing until it reaches 2gb (limit of 32bit apps memory usage) and PVD crash.

Anyway to overcome this problem?

Support / What is your PVD file size?
« on: December 02, 2013, 09:04:05 am »
I have been using PVD for quite a while now. My pvd file which includes the database was around 500mb when I migrated from another software. It then grew and grew and never stop.

Now, it is at a whopping 4.9gb!!! I am very concern with how big this file can grow before things started to happen like slow down the managing the db or crash the system and so on. I would opt for separating out the pictures into different folder which shrink my pvd file to around 100mb but this have it's own pros and cons.

What's your PVD file size?

Support / problem using this forum
« on: March 06, 2013, 06:09:13 pm »
I have been having problem coming to this forum for the past few weeks.

When I try visiting this forum, it takes long time to load and after waiting for like 30secs to 60secs, I get an error message from SMF saying "Please try again. If you come back to this error screen, report the error to an administrator.". Says Database error.

Here are some of the stuffs I tried:
- tried using chrome, IE and firefox
- tried clearing cookies
- tried clearing cache
- tried doing above from another PC in same LAN. Same error.
- my IP is banned?

I am now connecting using another PC at work and it works but still getting time out once a while.

All other sites are loading fine from my PC.

Anyone have any idea how to fix this?

Support / IMDB Plugin problem
« on: March 06, 2013, 05:55:49 pm »
I just updated to imdb plugin and now imdb movies does not import properly. I only get writers, release date, actors and URL. The rest is not imported.

Where can I download back while waiting for the fix? At least with, I only have problem with the Studio having some XML tag in it which can be easily removed.

Support / migration from filebased PVD to firebird PVD
« on: May 19, 2012, 11:32:54 am »
I am sorry if this topic already exist but I can't seems to find any talk about it.

I am considering using firebird for storage of PVD information. My PVD file is currently at over 800mb but that is not the problem as I know some people have it even bigger. Anyway, how do I migrate the data from the pvd file to firebird?

Support / [SOLVED] imdb iohandler error on movies without poster
« on: October 22, 2010, 07:53:36 am »
I am getting error trying to update a movie from imdb. Already latest version of imdb script.

Movie is :

Other movies seems to be able to update but don't know why this movie can't.

Edit: is it because these movies does not have poster?

Support / [SOLVED] Multiple delete "Actors"
« on: September 20, 2010, 07:07:47 pm »
I was previously using another moviedb software. I have since imported the data into PVD (using excel method). I have done a lot of updates on it and adding all the pics and covers which are not possible to be imported using excel.

However, I found that the Actors section is incorrect. It is showing Actor Name as Character Name. Eg, Daniel Craig as James Bond Olga Kuryenko as Somename and so on.

This has messed up the People profile section which is unable to identify the actors correctly.

To fix this, I have to delete the whole actors entry in the move and then import again from IMDB.

I tried setting the imdb script to overwrite actors but it did not "overwrite". I just added the actors list in addition to the existing ones.

Any idea how to fix this?

BTW, PVD is awesome!!!

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