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Talk / Re: Alternative
« on: May 10, 2018, 09:04:38 pm »

 Yes Ivek thank you for all the help, I know I already thanked you many times but really you kept me afloat for many more months with PVD.

 Afrocuban yes I see your point about needing a file.
 In PVD I have many movie pages that are not linked to a file because I delete from my hard drive any movie that I do not rank higher than 6.5/10.
 In Plex if you delete the file, the movie page disappears.
 Like I said I did try Kodi/XBMC and still do not like it (big empty pages with stupid fanart that I do not need)
 Plex however is more "to the point" and in terms of speed it is currently handling 5K+ of my movies, and I am not counting the series and personal pics/videos with no issue.
It is also a player and a great quality one.
 One thing to note however is that the Plex library is not a file (like the pvd library), and there are limited export options, and I am basically pretty sure the day it crashes I will loose the metadata.
 So Plex feels a bit like a black box you do not REALLY control.

 But to be honest what matters the most to me are the actual movie files (kept on my hard drive and backed up), my watched/unwatched status (synchronised via API with, and my ratings (synchronised with trakt/imdb). The metadata can be rebuild quite easily as long as you have named/organised your collection properly and using the right scraper.

 I really wish we had the bloody PVD code, I am sure this software could fly way above any other software with good development.

 I will for sure keep popping my head around here to see if we finally broke that damn wall.


Talk / Re: Alternative
« on: May 10, 2018, 11:30:37 am »

I started using PVD in 2008.
I have loved (and still do) PVD but I have recently decided to move on, because of several reasons, but mainly because the movie plugins were getting difficult to work with and I simply could not rely on one single (great) guy called Ivek to help me, every time I had issues.
I have never liked xbmc and other fancy tools, because they never gave me the power PVD was giving me, and the sexy interface with limited navigation/filtering did not really appeal to me.
I found a good "half-way" tool called PLEX.
It is very simple to work with.
It matches movies easily and have many nice plugins.
The interface is OK, and the filterings/navigation is OK (not great, but really OK).
It is free with some premium features but the free version does the job.

Bottom line: I now spend much less time maintaining my collection than with pvd.

Extra info:
I have built a NAS server based on UNRAID. I have setup automated downloads with various tools (sonarr, radarr, deluge, etc.) all done via vpn.
Everything goes to Plex, get matched, and can be watched from everywhere.

I am still keeping an eye on PVD through this forum because I still love it and I could easily start using it again.


Support / Re: The Movie Database script
« on: March 03, 2018, 06:15:10 pm »
Hey Ivek, MANY thanks, you saved me AGAIN!

Support / Re: The Movie Database script
« on: February 22, 2018, 12:50:51 am »
Hey Ivek,
I cannot find the exact script file on my PC.
However it is called TheMovieDB[EN]

Hopefully it is fixable

Support / The Movie Database script
« on: February 02, 2018, 03:54:50 pm »
Hi all,
I am not sure Ivek or anyone else can help but the Movie Database script has stopped working, is it fixable?


Talk / Re: Donations to Ivek
« on: January 23, 2017, 03:48:35 pm »

 A little late on this but I would also like to drop a few words for you Ivek.
 You kept that forum alive and managed to create scripts that I use regularly and totally saved my collection!
 You have been very generous and I would also have liked to repay you. Since you refuse any form of payment (and with good reasons) I would like to wish you all the best in health, as it seems you have been in trouble recently.
 Thank you very very much.

Support / Re: IMDB Error
« on: September 19, 2016, 09:02:04 pm »

 Hey Ivek, thank you for keeping us updated and keeping this forum alive, we really owe you!!
 I really hope we can in the future take PVD to the next step, maybe when Nostra comes back, or give PVD to someone who can further develop it.
 Until next time.

Feature Suggestions / Re: Suggestion for Ivek23
« on: July 01, 2016, 11:08:19 pm »

 Not working anymore :(

Support / Re: IMDB Error
« on: March 30, 2016, 05:28:45 pm »

 OK thank you

Support / Re: IMDB Error
« on: March 25, 2016, 11:55:44 pm »

 Hey Ivek,
sorry if it is a silly question but the general imdb import script does not work anymore, right?
I cannot import the ratings anymore, and the titles are messed up.
I just want to check with you.

Talk / Re: news
« on: March 20, 2016, 06:03:37 pm »

 Hi Ivek and all,
sorry it took me a while but I approved your membership for the google group.
I will look into accepting automatically in the future.

Talk / Re: news
« on: March 17, 2016, 09:33:55 am »

 I have just created a Google group, in case this site disappears:!forum/personal-video-database-users

Talk / Re: news
« on: March 16, 2016, 02:08:26 pm »
 Just found another email address for Nostra and also sent a message to that one:

And another catalog developed by him:

Talk / Re: news
« on: March 16, 2016, 01:40:59 pm »

 Same here,
this is BAD NEWS really.
I have spent years polishing my pvd database, I have thousands of entries, the whole family is using it EVERY DAY and there is NOTHING out there that is comparable.
I have tried, believe me, many programs, from the well polished ones (XBMC, mediaportal) to the more techy ones (Extreme movie manager) and NONE of them do what pvd does.
Pvd has the right balance for me, between a nice enough interface and a great navigation tool (I can search, click, navigate, very easily).

I will write to Nostra, maybe we can pay him to get the code, I really don't care, I can spend money on this.
Ivek, do you have the necessary coding skills to maintain it or do we have to get someone else?

Support / Re: IMDB Problem
« on: December 30, 2015, 01:48:00 pm »

 Once again, many thanks to Ivek for his efforts!!

Feature Suggestions / Re: Gratitude List
« on: October 13, 2015, 09:03:37 am »
Ivek created the rotten tomatoes script that I desesperatly needed.
Thanks a million!

Feature Suggestions / Re: Suggestion for Ivek23
« on: May 26, 2015, 11:22:49 pm »
Thank you Ivek it works perfectly!

Feature Suggestions / Re: Suggestion for Ivek23
« on: April 28, 2015, 08:03:50 pm »

 Ok thanks take your time.

Talk / Re: Wither nostra?
« on: April 28, 2015, 10:31:52 am »

 Many thanks for the update Ivek, it's good to see Nostra is alive  ;D

Feature Suggestions / Re: Suggestion for Ivek23
« on: April 28, 2015, 08:14:54 am »

 Hi Ivek,
I think the script is broken (RT has probably changed again...)
I cannot get ratings and also the script will download a bunch of codes in the URL field...
Let us know if you can take a look when you have time please?
No rush.
Thank you in advance.

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