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Barcode scanning with webcam
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantdetlefs
Regd. since: 09/20/2001
Registered: March 14, 2007
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Hi,

a friend of mine recently showed me Delicious Library on his Mac (http://www.delicious-monster.com). The program itself is nice, but the data sources are not (amazon, imdb, etc.), so not an alternative 

However this program has a nice fgeature: it reads the barcodes just with the Mac's embedded webcam!
My friend just shows the DVD to the Webcam and Delicious detects the code and automatically downloads the DVD data. Really cool! 

Wouldn't it be nice to have such a thing as Plugin for DVDP? 
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Registered: March 13, 2007
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Wow. Now THAT would be cool.
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantbenh911f
Registered: March 27, 2007
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Ya, it would definitely be cool. I bought a modified Cue:Cat to scan the bar codes. It does the job, and only cost about $13.
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Registered: March 17, 2007
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Ya, it would definitely be cool. I bought a modified Cue:Cat to scan the bar codes. It does the job, and only cost about $13.


Where did u buy that from?

cheers,

Dan
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Registered: March 14, 2007
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Yeah, me to? Did you used E-Bay?

Anyone know where to get them in Belgium/Holland?
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorSkywatcher
Registered: Feb. 7, 2002
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I bought a cuecat from ebay for around $10 as well.

As for the cam, there were some programas that used your existing webcam to read the bar code and sent the output as text (just like any scanner does). I had a demo of one a few years ago, can't remember the name anymore though 
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributornorthbloke
Registered: March 15, 2007
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I did a quick search on Google and found this.
But I don't have a webcam so I couldn't really tell if it was what you were after...

I myself have a cuecat and I think it's great! 
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorNewEnglander
Registered: 11/13/2003
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Quoting northbloke:
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I did a quick search on Google and found this.
But I don't have a webcam so I couldn't really tell if it was what you were after...

I myself have a cuecat and I think it's great! 


Could not get it to work. Nice iidea though. I want a symbol scanner
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