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Support / Re: IMDB rating
« on: September 01, 2012, 03:42:39 am »
That's how it works. Like the IMDb plugin, it writes to [Rating] and there's no overwrite option to prevent it from doing so. About all you can do is run it followed by the IMDb plugin in a batch, so the IMDb rating is always the last to be written.

Support / Re: Export as a WebSite needed
« on: August 31, 2012, 11:12:05 am »

Support / Re: Recommended FireBird database GUI client / manager
« on: August 30, 2012, 10:12:24 pm »
And then doing it with a global SQL command would also be helpful.

BTW, in case you haven't noticed, you can run an SQL command from the Help menu (you may need to run the program with the -debug switch, I don't recall). I suppose the manager is needed to formulate most commands, but having done that, running them directly from PVD might be useful.

Do you visit the website, copy the default poster TheMovieDB got for the movie, and then paste it in PVD?

Yes, sort of. To copy a full-size poster, you have to 'View All' and click on a thumbnail to display it. So I pick one, but it's usually the default.

Could someone clone and turn this plugin into a posters plugin?

nostra would have to do it.

Support / Re: Recommended FireBird database GUI client / manager
« on: August 29, 2012, 12:57:10 pm »
I haven't tried this one, but the free version of FlySpeed SQL Query is good as well.

Would you care to comment on what you use this for?

I also got to try using the new version, but at first launch, the interface looked quite too MS-Office-ribbon-ish to me.

Thinking it's something it's not is an unfortunate basis for judging the software. The interface is intended to make it easy to quickly assemble the tools necessary for any task or routine. It could yet use a little polish, but it achieves that main goal quite nicely.

Support / Re: Multiple people with same name
« on: August 29, 2012, 02:15:52 am »
Just delete one and update the other. The filmography is replaced on update anyway. (I don't recall exactly what the 'Merge Filmography' option does—I would just leave it off.)

Scripts and Templates / Re: AdultDVDEmpire script
« on: August 28, 2012, 11:32:06 pm »
I don't know how I can be more clear. Do what you please. If you're working with another developer, that person will no doubt agree. It might even be a good idea for two or more amateurs working on a project. But the method doesn't need to be imposed on anyone.


it would be great if "silent mode" for plugin query could have additional configuration option to automatically select first entry when several titles are found, instead of skipping the movie.

Whether this (and your update process) is better depends on the failure of the search to find a unique movie and, if not, the likelihood the first one in the list is the correct movie. If the [Title] is reasonably accurate and the [Year] is also provided, the former rate will be low (maybe 10%) and the latter not as high as you might expect. The reason that is so may be entirely because the year will resolve most  ambiguities.

That being the case, it's then more efficient to run the plugin unattended in silent mode. When done, all the skipped movies require your attention. Furthermore, those are easy to identify and you can be almost certain the others have been updated correctly. So select the skipped movies and run the plugin again—not in silent mode. It will keep you busy as it asks you to pick the correct movie for every one. While its downloading, you can check the data for the previous one to ensure you picked the correct movie.

I understand some may still have a personal preference for such things. But batch importing on a scale that matters is generally a one-time task done when a database for an existing collection is first built. Adding options in support of a variety of different approaches would likely create more confusion than the benefits are worth. As it is, the simple approach I recommend doesn't occur to many first-time users, even though it's very effective in most cases.

i query "TheMovieDB" to import only posters for those new movies entries (excellent source for posters imo).

Agreed, although I don't think the silent mode behaviour is the issue. Some of us would very much prefer that it would simply retrieve the default poster (the one TMDb displays). To choose a different poster, it's more effective to use the URL to visit the site and pick a different one. It's difficult to imagine anyone wants to download all the posters—as the plugin currently does.

When a poster image is open in the window to view it fullscreen, it would be great if pressing escape key would close that window

In the beta version, it does.

Here, i would really love an option to "remove all posters except this one" on poster thumbnail.

Also in the beta version: All images can be paste from the clipboard. This makes it easy to do things like copy one, remove all, then paste. Or visit a website, copy an image and paste it to the applicable container.

Nevertheless, 'remove all but one' would be useful. Maybe a clever way to implement that would be to have Remove All remove all but the selected image—unless the selected image is the only one. To remove all including the selected image, it would simply be executed twice.

Scripts and Templates / Re: AdultDVDEmpire script
« on: August 28, 2012, 10:00:56 pm »
not having the code under version control makes me nervous.

Why? It's a simple script. It's easy enough to apply your own version control by assigning version numbers and maintaining a change log in the script. Ivek and I worked together on the AllRovi script, and had no difficulty through many development versions and several bug fix versions after release to the auto-update system.

If the project is complicated and/or there are more than a few people working on, you may find a more formal form of version control beneficial. But it shouldn't be assumed to be necessary in all cases.

Support / Re: The TVDb plugin
« on: August 22, 2012, 09:15:12 am »
We already discussed this here. I don't think I have much to add. Maybe you can't ask nostra if an enormous donation would motivate him to improve the plugin. ;)

Support / Re: TDVDB
« on: August 22, 2012, 07:13:22 am »
What is the 'TDVDB' and the 'TDV plugin'? Is this from a translation of The TVDb? If so, there are other posts here that describe what nostra's plugin does and does not do, and recommendations for it's best use.

Support / Re: seen date problems
« on: August 16, 2012, 07:01:18 am »
I think you're mistaking the date label that appears beside the 'Seen' checkbox' as the date field. It is a little confusing. In the standard skin, the actual field is down with the other dates. If no date has been set, it will only appear in edit mode. If today's date has been set by checking the box, the date still won't appear in the date field until after a refresh.

Note the [Seen date] can also be set from the list context menu (i.e., right-click on the title in the list). You'll understand what's happening better if you try that, refresh (F5), then note the resulting changes to the flag and the actual date field.

Changelogs / Re: Beta
« on: August 15, 2012, 01:57:22 am »
I cannot see this helping...

Then you don't understand the suggestion. If you don't even have to paste anything into the box, it has to be easier to use.

Changelogs / Re: Beta
« on: August 12, 2012, 09:36:28 pm »
What happened to the Tools menue and Preferences

Any commands not included in the new tab bar remain in the menu on the title bar. And you can still add icons to the toolbar for things like Preferences and commonly-used commands.

The Play command has never done anything more than 'open' whatever is in [File Path]. Files are played according to their Windows associations.

Hope you choose to implement this in the beta release.

It's not my choice to make. If I had to choose one option, it would be the second. I could then specify whatever parameters a search needs, and pretty much forget about the search box. It's primary purpose would be to confirm the parameter to be passed for the selected search.

Changelogs / Re: Beta
« on: August 11, 2012, 11:17:55 pm »
There is no icon in the Web Search section to initiate it.

There should be a globe icon to the right of the text box.

There are no pop-up remarks attached to the three (3) icons prior to Import:
so what are these icons (for or what do they do)?

They're all 'favourites'. The first two are for movie info and poster. I suppose the other two are for covers, but I don't have any cover plugins.

If I selected to Use Title when it came to displaying text in the Web Search box then it would always to possible to search from where I found the movie to get the IMDB url for this movie.

I'm not sure what you're getting at here. If a title exists at the IMDb, why not just run the plugin? If the plugin search fails, then a Web Search of the IMDb using the same title will too—they use the same search.

But I agree there should be some way to use search terms other than [Title]. There are two ways that could be done that would be more versatile than an options setting. The ultimate solution would be to provide both:
  • A drop-down list of relevant fields to choose from (Title, Original Title, AKA, Series, Studio, Director, first 3 Actors, IMDb tt#, File Path, etc.). Plus a very useful one: 'Clipboard'. (While I'm dreaming—it would be nice if any text selected in the program could be right-clicked for a context menu including Copy. Or since that may be the only applicable command, maybe just another variable for 'Selected text'.) It could default to the MRU.

  • The same items as variables that can be used in addition to '%s' in the Web Search itself. That would be useful for searches that will work with only one specific variable (e.g., a site that can find a movie using the IMDb tt#, a local program that can take the video pathname as a command line parameter, loading Clipboard into a text editor). Or general purpose Google-like searches that might be the best choice for things like 'Selected text'.

Support / Re: File Scanner & files with '?rip' in title
« on: August 11, 2012, 09:12:32 am »
It would appear to be the first of the default 'Find & Replace' rules in the scanner configuration. It looks like it's intended to remove variations of '-rip' from the string. If it doesn't work for you, remove it.

Support / Re: Parental Guidance and user reviews from IMDB
« on: August 09, 2012, 09:18:50 am »
Same answer as for 'Parental Guidance'. Link to the /quotes and /trivia pages.

Support / Re: Parental Guidance and user reviews from IMDB
« on: August 09, 2012, 07:35:50 am »
The only additional data the plugin will get are those items listed in the configuration. In general, custom fields can be used for anything you like. What sort of information are you looking for?

Support / Re: Box Sets, Movies Series, etc how to group?
« on: August 09, 2012, 02:40:03 am » is the 0.9.x version. The 1.0.x version is attached to this message. Modify as required and save as custom.lng in the application folder.

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