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Old 07-07-2016, 06:37 AM   #421
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Thanks for the information. It is much helpful and gave me some hope.
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I see this. There is a lot to this site. The site needs just a FAQ page with all the common questions/answers. It's a pain to search and look for answers. Especially when most of the posts are older and things have changed I'm sure.
There are a lot of great aspects to the site, especially as MikeZ. mentioned, since it's free. What I would most like to see also is a FAQ. In a couple of older posts it's been said that one is being worked on, but there was no timetable given.

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Does anyone know how I can add movies to the database? Is there a restriction or what not that takes place before I get the option to do it? The iphone app says I need to search and select New Title and such but don't see that link anywhere. Any input on this will be greatly appreciated as I got a lot of titles that needs to be added. Thanks!
Not long ago there was a requirement added that people submitting to the database have a minimum number of posts, and be a member here for a minimum amount of time. I don't know exactly what those minimums are, but being a Junior member might be enough. You might have to wait a couple weeks, or even a month though. Just keep trying, and it'll happen.

I would mention that there are two ways to add DVD's to the database, the first is to start with the "Movie" (even if it's a tv show) aka "Theatrical entry" aka "Master Movie ID". You would search at the top for "Movies" and try to find the one you want (if it's in the database) and that gives you a good starting point, often including info on the movie's year, cast and crew, etc.
Though sometimes that's not in the database and has to be added too. If it's there then you look for this line:

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Edit movie | Edit cast & crew | Upload image(s) | Clone movie | Add new movie | Create: Blu-ray DVD UltraViolet iTunes AIV
Click on "DVD" and you'll be taken to a page where you can start doing that.

The other way is to go to any other random DVD and look for this line:

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Edit movie | Edit cast & crew | Upload covers | Add new country/edition | Add new movie
Click "Add new movie" and it'll take you to a similar page, but you'll have to start from scratch. When you're able to add to the database then here's my "far-from-perfect-but-better-than-nothing" version of a FAQ, which I'll post after this paragraph, but as a spoiler (since it's pretty long).

[Show spoiler]Before you start, make sure to never press the "Enter" key on your computer or the little buttons on that page that say "Submit" until you are done entering all the information for everything at the very end.

Retail information
You start by adding the UPC by the barcode on the back.
Then the EAN by typing a zero, and then the UPC right after with no spaces.
Then look for the ASIN number for it on Amazon (if you can find it) and add that.
Below that type in whatever number is next to "Current timestamp:" if it's not yet released.
You don't need to type all the information for those other stores, unless you have it or want it added.

Title information
The first one is "Bundle IDs" and that's only for sets with different movies all in the same package, like several Roy Rogers movies together.
Then "Official forum link" is nice if you want to look for it, but isn't needed.
Then give the name for the title, a Title prefix if there is one (like The) and then the rest of the name below that.
The Studio that released it. The back of your dvd can help, or maybe Amazon can ?
The Country as United States, or any other country if it's not.
Then the date it was released, and again Amazon can help often with that.
"Retailer exclusive" is almost always No, unless you know only one store sold it.
"Season / sequence / chronological order" is always 1, unless it's a tv show or a film series with sequels.
Runtime is of course for how many minutes the movie is.
And then the rating.

Art and packaging
Go with the defaults, unless you know one or more of them to be incorrect.

Disc info
"Unique movies" and "Unique cuts" are almost always 1. Unless there are different movies all together in the same package. Like this one: http://www.blu-ray.com/products/?p=5...on=editproduct

DVD discs is usually 1 too, unless there were more in the same package.
After that is "Media" that you can leave alone unless you know it.
The same for everything after. Sometimes there is a 3D Blu-ray or DVD or something else in the package, but usually not.

Features
You can leave all these alone unless you know them.

Video
Same as Features, just go past that unless you know any of it for sure. Sometimes it's on the package. But my advice is to leave "Aspect ratio" alone even if there is something listed on the case, or at Amazon.

Audio
First there is a lot of space for different languages. A lot of times this will be on the back of your DVD case, so write that if it's there or leave it alone if you don't. The last important information is subtitles. So click yes if you know they are there and which ones. But if you don't then you can skip that too.

You then are taken to a new page and you wait a day, or a few days, to see whether it was okayed or not by the approval person who looks at it. If it is okayed then you will need to add art for the cover and maybe the back, but that is later, after it has been approved.


Once you've submitted then you can check to see if your submission is approved here: http://www.blu-ray.com/dvd/movies.ph...=recentlyadded which is also a good way to see what others have newly submitted. It can be a good place to look for unreleased DVD's, and older ones too. I hope I have helped.
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I'm new here and I just can't find where I go to add new movies. I looked the entire app and couldn't find the "add new movie". Is it still working? Is everyone able to do it? What am I doing wrong?
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I'm new here and I just can't find where I go to add new movies. I looked the entire app and couldn't find the "add new movie". Is it still working? Is everyone able to do it? What am I doing wrong?
Can it even be done from the app? I always do it through the website.
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I added a bunch of missing EU DVD entries for Perfect Blue but nothing has showed up yet. What gives?
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I added a bunch of missing EU DVD entries for Perfect Blue but nothing has showed up yet. What gives?
Mod has to approve them first.
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I'm new here and I just can't find where I go to add new movies. I looked the entire app and couldn't find the "add new movie". Is it still working? Is everyone able to do it? What am I doing wrong?
There seems to be a probationary period for new members, maybe a month? I'm not sure the exact amount of time. For some other "permissions" then the ability to do things gets activated after a certain number of posts too. So it may be that you need to wait a month from the time you joined and/or make 6-10-12 posts. I've seen other people have success with that, but I don't know the exact criteria, sorry.

Once you've met the criteria then you'll absolutely be able to submit new movies, Blu-ray's, DVD's, etc. I would caution to make sure that the one(s) you want to add aren't in the system somewhere first. There is a lot right with the database, and it is constantly being updated and improved, but there are still a percentage of titles that aren't linked to Theatrical entries, or that have a wrong UPC, etc.


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I added a bunch of missing EU DVD entries for Perfect Blue but nothing has showed up yet. What gives?
Sometimes there is a delay between when you submit something and it is approved, often moreso on Fridays-Sundays. But I do see that you've created several DVD's with that title, a Spanish, German, and 2 Japanese versions:

http://www.blu-ray.com/dvd/Perfect-Blue-DVD/125352/
http://www.blu-ray.com/dvd/Perfect-Blue-DVD/125351/
http://www.blu-ray.com/dvd/Perfect-Blue-DVD/124945/
http://www.blu-ray.com/dvd/Perfect-Blue-DVD/124900/

In case you weren't aware, you can check your achievements here: http://www.blu-ray.com/community/too...action=history

If none of those is the one that you mean, then check this page to see if you have any pending submissions: http://www.blu-ray.com/community/ach...s.php?u=234141

It's hard to believe that a submission just vanished, but if you think that could be the case then you'd need to contact an "approval" person. If you know any, either personally or someone who might have denied a previous submission, then you could try pm'ing them. If not, maybe start a thread asking about it over here: http://forum.blu-ray.com/forumdisplay.php?f=27
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In case you weren't aware, you can check your achievements here: http://www.blu-ray.com/community/too...action=history

If none of those is the one that you mean, then check this page to see if you have any pending submissions: http://www.blu-ray.com/community/ach...s.php?u=234141
Both of those link to another user's achievements and submissions.
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Both of those link to another user's achievements and submissions.
They're showing up as Oniros for me. What user is showing up for you?
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They're showing up as Oniros for me. What user is showing up for you?
Same. Oops! Totally didn't register with me that you were responding to Oniros.
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Same. Oops! Totally didn't register with me that you were responding to Oniros.
It's cool. As often as I am the one making a mistake, you were probably right to worry.
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There seems to be a probationary period for new members, maybe a month? I'm not sure the exact amount of time. For some other "permissions" then the ability to do things gets activated after a certain number of posts too. So it may be that you need to wait a month from the time you joined and/or make 6-10-12 posts. I've seen other people have success with that, but I don't know the exact criteria, sorry.

Once you've met the criteria then you'll absolutely be able to submit new movies, Blu-ray's, DVD's, etc. I would caution to make sure that the one(s) you want to add aren't in the system somewhere first. There is a lot right with the database, and it is constantly being updated and improved, but there are still a percentage of titles that aren't linked to Theatrical entries, or that have a wrong UPC, etc.
That was really~ helpful 🙃 Thanks! 🤗
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