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Support / [HTTPS] issue with downpage.htm
« on: May 08, 2018, 11:44:06 pm »
Very often [HTTPS] script has issue with downpage.htm. The message is something like "cannot open downpage.htm. The process cannot acces downpage.htm because it is useed by another process."

The page is downloaded from the, but cannot be imported to PVD.

Any idea would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Support / https
« on: October 10, 2017, 11:09:08 pm »
One more https transition. script isn't possible to use anymore in PVD?

Kind regards.

Support / IMDb Awards not working
« on: November 27, 2016, 08:15:55 pm »
Now when I reconstruct it, it looks like IMDb Awards and References don't work starting this April. Am I right, or I have messed my configuration?

Thank you in advance.

Talk / Donations to Ivek
« on: October 17, 2015, 09:13:42 am »
Hello everybody,

I haven't been around for two years, but have been active recent couple of days, and carefully read what was happening meanwhile.

In absence of nostra, it became pretty obvious to me that PVD would be dead without Ivek.

So, regarding his tremendous contribution to keeping us alive, especially considering his health condition, the least I could do is to appeal to as many of you to redirect donations to Ivek.

Ivek, please let me know how can I send you my humble donation.

Wish you all the best, mate.

Talk / Greetings
« on: January 08, 2014, 01:06:08 am »
Христос воскресе.

Support / IMDb people plugin or PVD problem
« on: November 02, 2013, 05:14:26 am »
Movie: Rabbit Hole
Acctress: Nicole Kidman

Movie View-click on a Nicole's name-switching to People view-updating her record with IMDB people plugin-switch to movies (back to Rabbit Hole).

No more Nicole credited there. Movie record update needed to credit her again.

Why is that?

Talk /
« on: September 27, 2013, 07:59:03 pm »
Is everything OK with him?

Support / Speed up database
« on: September 11, 2013, 02:21:02 pm »
I have ~6,5k entries in my database. When I search it, it takes time to get results. So, very often, it's much faster to open Firefox, to enter search criteria at google, to open correspondent  IMDb page to get the results, then to get the very same result in already opened PVD.

So, is there any hint to make PVD database faster, or is it by design? If it's by design, what are the chances for nostra to make it faster?

Thanks in advance

... posters/covers/screenshots?  ???

Why this filter isn't analog to Viewed/Visible/Owned, etc filters?

Support / How to import online screenshots
« on: May 21, 2013, 10:20:56 pm »
Is there a way? No plugin works for me.

Talk / Funny thing
« on: May 04, 2013, 01:31:57 am »
Now, that is one, for sure.

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Feature Suggestions / Hotkeys
« on: May 02, 2013, 04:06:40 pm »

1. Do you find it reasonable to "Enable hotkeys" as an option in Preferences, not enabled by design as the default?

Most people, I believe, doesn't use, or can't remember all hotkeys. Especially when "common" and widely used hotkeys in other software or Windows, do something completely different in PVD ("Esc", for example). And especially when unintentionally pressing some key combination: sometimes the action is irreversible and the damage is big. Not to speak about uncredited hotkeys...

2. If "Yes" under 1. do you find it reasonable to enable setting our own combination of hotkeys?

Me personally, find it useful enabling CTRL+E to edit the movie in any version of PVD, for example (CTRL+SHIFT+S for "Save as...", CTRL+N for "New Movie Master" instead of New record, because we all use "New" very, very rarely, etc, etc). I'm used to use it.

Both suggestions, at least, are common for any third-party software, as I'm aware of it.

Support / How to get movies that aren't checked in check box?
« on: May 01, 2013, 09:23:57 pm »
In Advanced search, to get the ones that are checked in check box, the string is "=-1". But what is the opposite? Neither is blank, or 0, 1 or NULL?

 I believe it is enough to see the pictures attached, to percieve the problem, but if you anyway want to read, here it is.

1. When there's  Local release title on it is stated on the main page as Tile (main title) - SEE picture 2.jpg attached. (my bad assigning names to pictures)

2. When importing to PVD, Local release title (as a main title from the main page) is imported to <title> ("Ttile") field, and the original title is imported to <origtitle> ("Original title") field. Properly! - SEE picture 1.jpg attached. (my bad assigning names to pictures)

3. When there's no Local release title stated on the main page, international (English) title, if there is one, is stated on the main page as Title (main title) - SEE picture 3.jpg attached.

4. In the case stated under 3. IMDB Plugin imports original movie title from the imdb to <origtitle> ("Original title") field, but also imports original movie title to a PVD <title> ("Title") field, instead to import main, international (English) title, as stated on a page?! - SEE picture 4.jpg attached

Why is that? Am I doing something wrong?

Example: Manitou's Shoe

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Feature Suggestions / Generating log files after import/update
« on: April 28, 2013, 02:29:39 pm »
Instead of a need to press "OK" every single time it happened (and we don't know that easy for which movie it happened), wouldn't be appropriate if PVD could generate log file after mass updating/importing data from the internet (or any other mass/single updating/importing), for which movies data weren't updated/imported for a specific reason (no movies found, socket errors, etc), but to allow PVD continuous updating/importing. Log file with the specific error, as an option in Preferences, would be popped up after importing.

During updating/importing, dialogue boxes about errors would have time limited user response options to be chosen: "Continue" as the default action after 30 secs for example and "Cancel" to cancel the download.

Right now, we have to write down every single failed import during this process, which is not convenient.

Scripts and Templates / Previewing movie URLs in skin
« on: April 27, 2013, 01:14:53 pm »
Instead of: for "url" field,

is it possible for users to present link in PVD skin like this:


without changing IMDb plugin, but only by creating some syntax in skin's xml?

Same question for Ivek for his Allmovie_new script (

Talk / Forum board feature suggestion
« on: April 25, 2013, 10:14:12 pm »
Is it possible by design to add some kind of "Like this post", "This post annoys me" buttons to posts, like for example in the picture attahed?

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Feature Suggestions / List and Info Panel Splits
« on: April 25, 2013, 02:35:03 am »
[Mod] This topic became a feature request at reply #7. Moved at OP's suggestion.

Currently I'm working on improving my own tabbed skin. It is shown in picture 1.jpg

I don't know anything about xml, but I cope with it using PVD manual and common sense.

When amount of data exceeds the size of the screen, scroll bar appears on the right side of the skin, of course. When scrolling in this case, it is not convenient for preview, which is shown in picture 2.jpg (movie title, tabs, screenshots and posters become totally or partly invisible - out of the screen).

So, considering PVD Skin Engine Manual, is it possible to set up (invoke?) scroll bars in the <section> container(s), so to get results (scroll bar and scrollabale area) as faked in the picture 3.jpg? Is it possible, further more, to put the part of xml file (section container), or additional xml file into iframe, maybe?

Something like: "<iframe src="Scrollable_Area.xml" autosize="true" halighn="center"><p>PVD doesn't support iFrames, unfortunately</p></iframe>?


Any suggestion would be more than appreciated!

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Support / Three IMDb importing issues, and one regarding PVD interface
« on: April 20, 2013, 04:21:36 pm »
There are four issues described here:

I) Importing movies from IMDb doesn't work properly under certain conditions
II) Searching/reading IMDb by IMDb plugin doesn't work properly
III) Importing movie titles from IMDb doesn work properly under certain conditions
IV) Showing Titles and Original Titles in case they're the same isn't allowed.

Procedure to reproduce the problem:

IMDB plugin - logged in (same results while logged out)
IMDb plugin - all fields are set up to overwrite existing field values, including "Title" and "Original Title" fields.
IMDb site - logged in, page set up in localized language (not english) - (same results while logged out from the site)

I) 1. Importing movie (no file scan), see picture 1 attached, search phrase: Zero Dark Thirty

   2. Select movie, see picture 2 attached:

   2a. box no checked - one PVD movie entry

   2b. full box (greyed) - one PVD movie entry

   2c. checked box - two PVD movie entries??? (see picture 3 attached).

What the heck?

II) Now, let's get back to picture 2 attached - "Select movie" dialogue box. Look carefuly the name of first movie offered: it is 00:30 - Tajna operacija / 00:30 - Zero Dark Thirty" (2012)

Now: 00:30 - Tajna operacija is my contry's local name of the movie

But: 00:30 - Zero Dark Thirty" isn't the name of this movie in any country, and it should be English as original title, right? Why "00:30 - " was added to the "Zero Dark Thirty"? What's with the closing quotes anyway? Keep in mind picture one attached - I entered Zero Dark Thirty search phrase only.

III) No matter what procedure I use, my country's local name of the movie isn't imported?! Re-reading IMDb information doesn't produce desirable result.

IV) How to enable showing both Titles and Original Titles regardless they're the same or not?

I'm not programmer, so I don't understand the issue, but I found something that looks like it link in general to this issue: and later

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1. Using IMDb plugin, I'm logging to IMDb via my IMDb account - the 1st picture attached.

2. My IMDb account is localized to my country - the 2nd picture attached.

3. What I'm trying to achieve is to automatically import three titles: Original Title imported to <origtitle>, Local Title imported to <title>, and English Title imported to <any specific PVD field / custom field>, but not <aka>, of course - final example would be as shown as in the 3rd picture attached.

Is it possible? Any idea how to achieve this goal?

Through "Feature suggestion", if it's not feasible at the moment?

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