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Coollector, new FREEWARE for movie lovers

Discussion in 'Windows - Software discussion' started by _Hector, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. _Hector

    _Hector Member

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    Thank you cyprusrom, we'll do that next week. But you can already send me you list, so I can see in which format it is, and what kind of data it contains.

    Everybody who's interested, please send me your movie list at:

    import at coollector dot com
     
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    Any format that you would prefer it to be? I can send a plain .txt/.doc
     
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    Not .doc please :)

    The .txt, how does it look like ? Is it comma string delimited ? What information do you have about the movies ? Their date of release ? Their cast ? The language of the video ? The format of the video (DVD, Blu-ray, etc...) ?
     
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    Thank you for the sample. That's the proof that everyone will come with its own format, and I'll have 1,000 different formats to handle.

    I think the only solution will be to ask the user to provide a symbolic description of their file format.

    In your case, that would be: "TITLE (CAST, YEAR) LANGUAGE"

    What you think ? Do you like this solution ?
     
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    That's kinda how I have it, except not all the cast, just one or two of the main, most knows actors. I could add a couple more names.And for the language, I can change it from the abbreviation to the full length word(EN->English). Whatever works for you, since you're doing all the work:~)
     
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    No, no. That's no use. Whatever your cast, you'll end up with the cast from our movie encyclopedia. Your cast will only help to make the right match.

    If you leave it as "EN", then the language of your video will appear as "EN" in Coollector. It's your choice, but if I were you I would replace it by "english".
     
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    Okey dokey! Got it now! I will compile my list.
     
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    Water Horse, The –Legend Of The Deep AnyDVD-CloneDVD2-100%Exact Copy-5*135
    Alien vs Predator: Requiem AnyDVD-ImgBurn-100%Exact Copy DL & AnyDVD-NeroRecode-100%-5*136
    Juno AnyDVD-NeroRecode & CloneDVD2-100%-5*137

    This is from a Word table last 3 movies done.
     
  11. _Hector

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    1) If you really want to keep the informations about AnyDVD, NeroRecode & al, the corresponding field inside Coollector is "details".

    2) The title seems to always be separated from the rest by at least 2 spaces.

    Thus, your symbolic file format would be:

    TITLE DETAILS

    (with 2 spaces between TITLE and DETAILS, but this forum forbids to write it correctly)
     
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    And if you don't want to keep the info about AnyDVD and al, that would be:

    TITLE DISCARD

    (separated by 2 spaces)
     
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    I'm not going to manually enter all those names and details all over again and there doesn't seem to be an easy way to get the movie listings into the program.
     
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    Yes, I have understood.

    ??? What is it you don't like in the way I propose to do things next week ???
     
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    There's nothing I don't like about it. I just can't figure how you're going to add my titles to the program's data base by getting them from a word table.
     
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    In the case of your list, simply by matching the movie title. The importer will match everything it can. When in doubt, it's ask you to choose. And at the end, it'll report the part of your list that could not be imported.

    If there had been year or cast information in your list, that could have helped the importer, but it'll do its best with what it has.

    Since your list doesn't have technical details about the videos, the importer will ask you to choose a default language (for instance "english") and a default media type (for instance "divx").
     
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    Now that I have given it more thought, the importer will be integrated inside Coollector itself, and I will spend more than a few hours on it. It will be the highlighted new feature of Coollection 2.08.

    The highlighted new feature of Coollection 2.09 will be to associate a video on your hard drive, to the corresponding movie in Coollector, and to be able to launch it from Coollector. Another cool feature will be to scan a directory to import/associate the videos found in it.
     
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    LOL! This is exactly what I had in mind in my first posts, scan the hard drive and match the titles!!! Can't wait to test 2.08!
    Good job!
     
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    Yes, I listened to your suggestions. Thank you very much everyone.
     
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    I realize that I made a mistake with version numbers.

    When I'll have finished with PicLens, it'll be 2.08

    Then importing a list will be 2.09

    And scanning a directory will be 2.10
     
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    this may not be the correct forum--but I am looking for help to be able to copy dvd (copy protected movies) with a program that will work with Vista.. any ideas? thanks
     

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