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Support / Not getting posters
« on: January 20, 2013, 11:22:59 pm »
Hey people.

I've been using version 0.9.9.21 for some time and all of a sudden it stop getting posters. I can't import them from Amazon or any other place. Tools -> Preferences -> Plugins > IMDB plugin in > Click Configure button> Check Download image... I already did that to no avail. Please help.

Have you updated the IMDb plugin and enabled overwriting the Poster field?

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Support / Re: PVD 0.9.9.21 No export possible
« on: January 20, 2013, 11:09:20 pm »
When the error happens, are you provided the option to send an error report? (That's what madExcept is supposed to do.) That report may include details which will help nostra identify the cause.

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Scripts and Templates / Re: Imdb Movie Script for rating ...
« on: January 20, 2013, 10:52:51 pm »
Thanks! This makes it much easier to add Top 250 ranks and keep ratings up-to-date.

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Scripts and Templates / Re: Show database on Android
« on: January 16, 2013, 11:53:19 pm »
It seems odd to get a response to a post almost two years old, but thanks. I finally got a smart phone, but forgot about this. This is not quite my dream of a PVD app that connects directly to the database, but it's well done. Fast, too. With 1400 movies, it's able to display things like all movies a person is associated with almost instantly. Thanks for the find, Zacca. Now all we need to do is convert the author to PVD... ;)

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Support / Re: Data Missing?
« on: January 14, 2013, 09:29:43 pm »
It looks like there are 7 now.

There's only one MOVIES.PVD and, from what you've said, it seems fine now (i.e., it contains ~ 1000 movies). If that's the case, it won't help to investigate the OLD file (it's probably the new file you entered the 150 records into) or delete anything. I don't recall the circumstances in which an OLD file is created, but it surely has to do with a new database being created with the same name as an existing one.

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RecentFiles=L:\MOVIESBU0112.PVD|\\localhost\C$\@GMT-2013.01.11-19.26.35\Users\JayBee\Documents\Personal Video

Do you have any idea what this is about? Were you trying to access the database remotely? As I mentioned before, that could lock the file, force the local PVD to create a new file without deleting the old...

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Support / Re: Data Missing?
« on: January 14, 2013, 09:16:59 am »
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I cannot find a pvdconf.ini, or indeed ANY .ini files associated with PVD.

It will be in your Application Data folder, something like: C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Roaming\Personal Video Database. As Ivek indicated, the [DataBase] section of that file will tell you the database loaded last and others recently (if any).

Did you try clearing the filters and examining the 'invisible' records?

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Support / Re: Data Missing?
« on: January 13, 2013, 07:45:33 am »
The program is reliable. Please consider my previous post. Is there more than one database? It seems there must be, but if you think not, are all Filters and Advanced Search cleared? Do you find any 'missing' movies when the visible/invisible filter is set to show invisible records? Are you sure the program is not already running (but not visible) when starting it? What version of the program are you using?

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Support / Re: Data Missing?
« on: January 13, 2013, 02:38:40 am »
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The data file shows a file with 1688KB of data.

That suggests an empty database.

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I am attaching a screen capture of what happens when I now try to open the database.

The error message says the database is already in use. If the same error is happening, use Task Manager to see if there is already a viddb.exe or some other process running that may be accessing the database.

If the program is unable to find or use the last used database, it will create another at the default location—which is what the error message is referring to. It obviously shouldn't overwrite an existing database of the same name. Are you sure your original database does not have a different name or exist in some other location? Try the installation folder. If not there, search the computer for '*.pvd'.

I'm guessing PVD may not have shut down properly. When you started it again, it was unable to open the last used database because it was locked by the first instance. So it opened a new, empty database. Hopefully, the original database still exists somewhere.

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Support / Audio Version?
« on: January 01, 2013, 06:30:25 am »
JRiver Media Center is my media manager, it that's what you mean. I use the PvdImport plugin to automatically import data directly from my PVD database to MC. I use MC's Theatre View to review and select videos for viewing, as well as to read artist bio's and album reviews while listening to music.

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Support / Re: Not sure if this is the right forum...but...
« on: January 01, 2013, 02:38:53 am »
As illustrated in Personal Anything Database?, I was able to adapt the program and write a script to collect album data from the old AllMusic site. The hard part (for me) was writing the script. I haven't had the stomach for attempting to redo it for the new site, which is substantially different. Modifying the program was a bit tedious, but not difficult. It involves using standard fields for similar data elements and adding a few custom fields, using a custom language file to change captions to match their new purpose, and creating a skin to display the results.

At this point, I suspect the easiest route to a working script would be to adapt Ivek's AllMovie script to work on the AllMusic site. They're not exactly the same, of course, but the basic structure appears to be similar. Although I haven't tried it, my database and skin should work in version 1.0.x of the program. The language file would have to be redone.

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Support / Data Missing?
« on: December 30, 2012, 10:25:45 pm »
I have been using PVD for several years. I have not added any new movies to my database since 2010. I wanted to update my video collection in PVD but I have run into a problem. When I tried to import the data for "The Mist"2007 from IMDB my PVD crashed. When I open it again all my data is gone. How can I recover all my 211 movies that I had in my database? I am using Windows 7. I have donated money twice because I love the program.

Check the data file. Hopefully, it's size will suggest it still contains something like 211 movies. If not, you'll have to restore from whatever backup you may have. If so, start the program and make sure it loaded that file (as indicated by the title bar). If the movies still don't appear, make sure Filters and Search are cleared. If that doesn't help, set Filters for 'invisible'. This may show a very long list. Check it carefully to see if your movies are included. Let us know what you find.

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Support / Re: Adding videos to database
« on: December 29, 2012, 11:09:15 am »
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I've listed 3 episodes for each to give an idea on how the episodes are arranged on my pc...

You've actually illustrated 4 different file-naming patterns, not 3. And if this is just to "give an idea" of how your episodes are named, I'm not sure anyone can help you. If you said you use 3 and only 3 patterns—and could justify using 3 rather than 1—I might consider helping to determine the 3 regex needed. As it is, there doesn't seem to be much point in coming up with 3 regex when 4 and probably more are required.

Perhaps we should start be seeing if your episodes can be renamed to one consistent file pathname. I believe the default regex will work fine if you use something sensible like D:\Video\Series\[Series]\[Series] S00E00 [Title].ext. Something like Flexible Renamer will help in that regard.

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Support / Updating People removes link in Movies
« on: December 23, 2012, 03:40:30 am »
I experience a bug for couple weeks, it might be new, even for you. Actually, when I review a movie, I sometimes click on an actor link and wish to update his/her filmography. Then, when I get back to the movie from where I started, this actor is missing form the actors list for that movie. Then I have to update info for this movie and the actor reappears......... Do not know how to refresh data for many of actors as I wish from time to time, without losing them in some movies. I have all newest plugins, and XP with SP3.

Welcome.

It's always done that. I'm not sure why—it is annoying. Maybe nostra can do something about it in the next update, or explain why it is so (maybe he has in the past, but I don't remember...)

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Support / Re: View films by Series
« on: December 17, 2012, 10:26:34 am »
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...by "List Title Formatting" do you mean the TREE View?

Yes, as set at Preferences > Movies > Title formatting.

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i am assuming that when i sort by SERIES (Filter>Series) it is going to seperate the movies from the TV series?

Sorting and Filtering are independent. Use filtering to restrict the list to movies or series. Don't filter to include both the movies and series of the franchise (e.g., Star Trek, Batman).

Note the grouping can be set by right-clicking on any [Release] value.

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Support / Re: IMDb plugin maintenance issues
« on: December 17, 2012, 10:06:16 am »
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I know where and what to fix, but I do not know, which tool or program is to be used and then to fix it in the plugin.

Only nostra can fix it. I'm sure he'd prefer I didn't explain what went wrong. ;D

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Support / Re: View films by Series
« on: December 17, 2012, 02:51:24 am »
I use the otherwise unused standard field [Release] to record the 'Movie Series'. That works well, as it provides the ability to sort and group by that value, and it can be included in the list title formatting.

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Support / Re: IMDb plugin maintenance issues
« on: December 17, 2012, 02:42:24 am »
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Nostra, here is a small problem.

No wonder it doesn't work. ::)

Thanks, Ivek.

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Scripts and Templates / Re: AllMovie.com_new movie script
« on: December 17, 2012, 02:32:34 am »
Both this and the updated AllRovi script work great. Thanks very much for the work you do on these and other scripts, Ivek.

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Support / Re: IMDb plugin maintenance issues
« on: December 13, 2012, 11:33:17 pm »
Thanks! ;)

For those who are wondering what this is...It's an exact duplicate of the IMDb plugin, named 'IMDb2'. It enables the use of a second configuration. I use it so I can configure the plugin differently for series and episodes than for movies.

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Support / Re: IMDB ratings
« on: December 13, 2012, 11:05:58 pm »
There's no overwrite setting for [IMDb rating]. It's updated every time the plugin is run (which makes sense, because it does change). If for some reason you really need to remove the existing ratings, upgrade to the 'Beta'. The new editor will do that, and it's just one of many fixes and improvements.

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