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Offline MilesAhead

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Won't let go of first IMDB selection
« on: October 14, 2009, 12:51:46 am »
I'm using 0.9.9.14 on Vista64

I think the most frustrating thing I'm finding using this is if I enter a title, it presents me with a bunch of selections from IMDB, if I try one, and it's not the right one, I can't get it to let go of it.  I delete the entry, go to IMDB and get the exact url of the correct film, paste it in a new entry, select "get info from IMDB" button, and it pulls up the one I just deleted again and again, even if it pulls down the correct poster.

The only way I've found to get rid of it is to restore the database from the backup, and enter everything in again from however many I did since last backup.  Then it will "forget" the entry and I can pick the correct item from the list.

There's got to be an easier way to get it to forget the first incorrect entry and replace it with the url info from IMDB.. but I can't find it.  Anyone know the answer?
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Re: Won't let go of first IMDB selection
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009, 01:52:50 am »
You can:
1. Delete the entry holding CTRL
or
2. Use the Clear function and then enter the right URL
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Re: Won't let go of first IMDB selection
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2009, 04:16:34 am »
You can:
1. Delete the entry holding CTRL
or
2. Use the Clear function and then enter the right URL

Thanks for the reply.  It seems on earlier versions I could add an entry and paste in the url I got from IMDB.  Now it does nothing.  Can you tell me the correct sequence if the default search doesn't get the right one?  If I create a new entry using the '+' sign, enter a url, there's no way for it to fill in.  I seem to remember this is how I used to do it.

edit: hmm part of the trouble is I forget how I got it to do it the last time. Guess I need to keep notes.

« Last Edit: October 18, 2009, 04:34:51 am by MilesAhead »
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Re: Won't let go of first IMDB selection
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2009, 09:15:42 am »
It seems on earlier versions I could add an entry and paste in the url I got from IMDB.  Now it does nothing.
If I create a new entry using the '+' sign, enter a url, there's no way for it to fill in.  I seem to remember this is how I used to do it.

As I have learned in the meantime :-) ... When you want to add a new record yourself, you have to finish filling the fields (editing it) by using "apply changes", and it will only store this new record if you have added at least a title too, not only the URL. If you have selected to overwrite titles (in the plugin configuration), the value of this temporary title doesn't matter (as long as it is not matched to another/existing title), but it has to be there in the first place.

I'm still hoping that in some future version, I will be able to add movies by just giving an URL (in new movie master or with a rightclick in the taskbar to add movie from clipboard), but until then, I will have to add "x" or something as title when i add an URL to a new record, or create a CSV list with URLs and such dummynames as x1, x2, etc to add a batch of movies fast.

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Re: Won't let go of first IMDB selection
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2009, 10:17:31 pm »
Thanks for the reply.  It seems too like in New Movie Master if I click the Globe icon and go to IMDB, navigate to the exact page, then click OK it seems to fill the info(I have title in the dialog) but usually by then I'm so flustered I forget exactly what order I did things.  It would definitely be cool just to paste or take url from clipboard when you've verified the page online.  I tend to have large time lapses between uses so that hurts remembering from doing.  Just seems like I can't get going.  After a struggle of 10 minutes to get one entry I'm pretty flustered so unless the next ones pop right in on automatic I just save the 2 or 3 entries, back them up, and close it.  Seems like if one or two intuitive changes were made then snags would be easier to avoid.

I'm trying to use it more as I go along. Instead of sticking a new disc in a case then doing a bunch at a time, I try to add them directly to my DJ case as I get them.  It's just frustrating one adding one entry can be so ragged at times.  Other times they pop in. :)

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