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The last oficial version has been the published in the 05 November 2013 by Nostra, the oficial programer and owner of the program.
After this date, the information providers has changed his pages and, the more important, they have passed to a secure protocol HTTPS:  PVD is not prepared for this protocol and crashes with a “IO Handler Value is not Valid” error.

Ivek23, the person that have supported the forum and the scripts programs with a important personal effort, thank you very much, has surrounded this problem installing and configuring a proxy, Proxomitron, but this require some computer skills and PVD is no longer portable.

So, we have made a MOD version of PVD with the next characteristics:

* Portable (run with portable.bat) and not others installations needed
* Clean of not working plugings and scripts providers.
* Script over Plugin preference. This allow open source code of scripts.
* Secondary, designed for basic use and in connection with KODI.To surround the HTTPS problem, it has been necessary to make an intermediate download in the file of the pages. This makes HTTPS scripts slower than with the Proxomitron solution, you must choose which solution to use because they are not compatible (but the working scripts can be easily adapted for exchange).

Until Nostra awakens from his Odinsleep, we pray to God that it will be soon, this is our humble contribution to this superb program, the most flexible and powerful movie data base:


(The author strongly recommends using the SyMenu free launcher to install and keep updated the portable Personal Video Database MOD version. It's easy and completely free without charges, advertisements, etc. (same philosophy as PVD) and perhaps you discover other advantages (for instance the Win10 users don't need use the infamous Windows Tiles))

Note: By Ivek23 request, below is included the adaptation of version  It does not have the same guarantees as especially because this version of PVD has a different scripting engine and the People part is less developed-DISCONTINUED:PVD_0.9.9.21_MOD-V20180922.zip

Temporal Acumulative Scripts Patch date: Not needed

You can also find more information about Custom Fields in the topic Possibles improving Custom Fields working in MOD version.


* Download and unzip the last version file included in the first post.
* Run PVD in portable mode (portable.bat) with internet connection.
* Selecting a movie or a person, launch the first Import script "**** Scripts Configuration ****" in order to adapt the scripts to your own needs (for instance, uncheck "Active" box for no used languages) Example
* The rest operations are the same that PVDImportant advice: TheMovieDB is the recommended script, for speed and reliability. Take notice, that your are downloading full pages of internet with images, ad's, etc. For instance if you retrieved all IMDB info, your are downloading 1+5 pages for each movie.

MOD version Update:
If you use MOD version and you wants update to the newer MOD versions by yourself (advanced users) you could do the following steps (let us know your problems to be able to improve the guide):

* Important: Make a secure copy of your actual working PVD installation version
* Unzip the downloaded file new version and change the folders: Scripts and Plugings of your actual working PVD.
* The last MOD version has updated the dll files. You can copy and paste overwriting those files if you wants the dll actualization not really needed.(Remember: For normal users, the author strongly recommends using the SyMenu free launcher to install and keep updated the portable Personal Video Database MOD version)

Moving from original PVD version to MOD version.
Perhaps, there may be many PVD users who have a movie collection in a PVD original installation and don't want to start over. For them, we suggest the following steps.

"Slow Copy-Paste" own PVD installation/collection adaptation for normal users (not work with

* Important: Make a secure copy for your own actual PDV installation.
* Install the last PVD MOD version (with SyMenu or downloading)
* Run your actual original PVD copy
* Run PVD MOD (with SyMenu or with 'portable.bat')
* In your actual collection selects a packet of movies records (try first one by one movie for learning and after increase the number), and Copy with the option in the right mouse button
* Pass to the PVD MOD and Paste with the option in the right mouse button
* Wait more or less two minutes (it depends of PC), go with the next packet and so on just to finish.
"Dirty" own PVD installation/collection adaptation for advanced users:

* Important: Make two copies a secure copy and a test copy of your own actual PDV installation.
* Unzip the downloaded file version and change the folders: Scripts and Plugings of your test copy.
* Run PVD in portable mode (portable.bat)
* In Preferences/Movies/Custom Items add the fields:
Set (Short Text), Updated (Short Text), TOP_250 (Number), IMDB_Votes (Number), TheMoviedb_Votes (Number), FilmAffinity_Votes (Number)

(If you have some equivalent fields and you want to preserve your data, you can do it without data loose in Preferences/Movies/Custom Ítems, selecting the field, pushing the “Rename” button and writing the new standard MOD name)

The last MOD version has updated the dll files. You can copy and paste this files if you wants the dll actualization not really needed.Controling the retreived information in PVD MOD:
There are two way to control the saved of information in the PVD database.
a) The PVD standard with the 'Set Overwrite Options for the selected plugin' (the "Calendar" button, at right of the script 'Import name').
b) The custom fields and others options aren't included in this menu so the scripts have hardcode parameters to managed it.
Now in PVD MOD can be easily changed launching the first script '**** Scripts Configuration ****'. These are its powerful capabilities and how use it:
•) Launch the PVD MOD Configuration Script (you must have selected one movie or one person):

•) Then the PDV MOD Script Configuration windows opens:

1) Choose the script configuration sheet (Orange arrow)
2) You can activate or deactivate a script checking the Active box (Blue oval). The activate scripts are showed in PVD.
3) Check or un-check the desired option (Green oval). In the example you can avoid download all the IMDB information pages so the script will go faster. This is interesting when you are updating only some particular info, for instance the IMDBRating, than you don't need the actors.
4) There is other numeric parameters that you can change, for instance, the number of actors saved in PVD.
5) Finaly you must saved it (vertical Red arrow). PVD MOD restarts in the same position because it needs compile the scripts with the new parameters.

The author recomends you strongly use **** Scripts Configuration ****. You can gain a lot of time.


* MOD V.2019.03.08; Ivek23, VVV: A lot of corrections and improvements (read PVD forum). Update "mandatory"  ;D

* MOD V.2018.11.01; Ivek23, VVV: Important corrections and improvements (read PVD forum).
                                       IMDB_[EN][HTTPS]+IMDB_People_[EN][HTTPS] New parameter USE-SAVED-PVDCONFIG for avoid download page if
                                       the Overwrite Options of the Script in the pvdconf.ini are 'Do Nothing'. Remember that PDV only save the pvdconf.ini in exit.
                                       For recover Toolbar new 'pvdconf.ini' file and Tabs folder.

* MOD V.2018.09.22; Ivek23, VVV: A lot of corrections and improvements (read PVD forum). Update "mandatory"  ;D

* MOD V.2018.08.08; VVV, Ivek23: Proxy support (if configured in PVD).
                                       IMDB Movie now retrieve Movie Technical Specs page (Ivek23) and use EventYear in awards.
                                       IMDB People now retrieve full biography page (Ivek23), use EventYear in awards and image bug with full awards solved.
                                       FilmAffinity change the ~poster~ begin string because API change.

* MOD V.2018.08.01; VVV: DLL renovation (Firebird and SQLite).
                                       Change values of CHEAT-PREFIX-URL (better server the ancient sometimes fails in Win10) and DUMMY-HTML-FILE (always Portable.bat).
                                       IMDB_People_[EN][HTTPS] Awards retrieve developed.
                                       Other little improvements.

* MOD V.2018.06.16; VVV, Ivek23: First public working release.Last version always in the first post

Other solutions and scripts will be ready for the near future, according to the users' wishes. You can also visit the VVV_Easy Blog web site of our VVV_Easy_Programing user at the link below.



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