Originally posted by rbienstock
I haven't had enough time to try even adding cover art here, but what Nick is doing is really the goal. One thing that I know is that it is possible to export one's DVD Profiler database into XML. I wonder if there is any translation possible, i.e., some sort of automated method to go directly from the DVD Profiler data into a format that the Entre can accept.
Wow. Now there we just took a turn I didn't fully expect. I didn't realyze DVD Profiler could export XML. Of course, it's "definition" (layout/structure/DTD) are different but there are possibilities. Not to mention title differences.
Envision an application that
a) FTPs to the Entre to get all XML files defining the DVDs.
b) Let's you click on the DVD titles from a list and then brings up a diaglog which allows you to edit descriptions/authors etc.
c) on the right hand side of the dialog is a list of DVD titles extracted from your DVD profiler XML file.
d) highlight a title DVD title from the Entre on the left and the "corresponding" DVD title from the DVD Profiler on the right and then click "Sync description" or "Sync actors".
e) click on another button that is for "Sync title with Entre" where the highlighted title on the left will have it's corresponding Entre_named_XML file FTP'd back to the correct directory on the Entre (i.e. s6/s7)
Of course most would be thrilled with just a, b and e. Cutting-n-pasting the overview/description is pretty trivial into an edit box in a dialog.
DVD Profiler XML example.
Sherlock Holmes Collection: Volume One
The master detective Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) and his faithful cohort Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce) are back, preserved and digitally restored in 35mm to original condition by theiUCLA Film andiTelevision Archive. This newly restored version of the classic film includes the period war bond tag, studio logo and credits from its original theatrical release. Filled with ominous shadows and interesting camera angles, the visual beauty of the film in 35mm is stunning.
Contains four classic feature films:
Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)
When taunting saboteurs warn of a Nazi invasion of the British Isles throughia horrific radio menace, the British intelligence's Inner Council calls in Sherlock Holmes to help in the crisis.
Holmes and Watson are summoned to Musgrave Manor to investigate a murder. Holmes solves a complicated puzzle of an ancient family ritual to expose the murderer.
Well off to work coding MVS (z/OS) assembler language...pays the bills (i.e. HT bills Scott)