Welcome to the Invelos forums. Please read the forum rules before posting.

Read access to our public forums is open to everyone. To post messages, a free registration is required.

If you have an Invelos account, sign in to post.

    Invelos Forums->DVD Profiler Android: Android Feature Requests Page: 1  Previous   Next
BAR/QR Scanner Integration
Author Message
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantdavdav839
Registered: August 2, 2007
Posts: 2
Posted:
PM this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Sincerest apologies if this has already been mentioned but it was not a subject...


It would be extremely useful to have this feature to be able to add DVDs to our collections without having to use the computer and then syncing to the phone, especially if you are in a store and want to add something  to your wishlist.

Dav
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantrdodolak
Registered: March 18, 2007
Reputation: High Rating
United States Posts: 1,037
Posted:
PM this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
This feature already exists.

From the Collections screen click on the + icon in the upper right corner of the screen.  From there you can add a new title by barcode, title, etc.

If for some reason the + icon doesn't show up in that location then click on the menu button on your device (usually labeled as menu or ^) to display additional options.  Some devices will move some of the icons to that location if sufficient space isn't available.

Here's a screenshot as an example:

 Last edited: by rdodolak
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrantmuellmaen
Registered: September 22, 2007
Posts: 21
Posted:
PM this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
I would suggest to include the EAN Scan option in the search field while I am inside my library.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorLewis_Prothero
Strength Through Unity
Registered: May 19, 2007
Reputation: Superior Rating
Germany Posts: 6,730
Posted:
PM this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
??
And the "Scan Barcode ..." in the (for me most logical "Add DVD" section) isn't good enough because of which reason exactly?
It all seems so stupid, it makes me want to give up!
But why should I give up, when it all seems so stupid?


Registrant since 05/22/2003
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantpauls42
Reg: 31/01/2003
Registered: March 13, 2007
United Kingdom Posts: 2,690
Posted:
PM this userEmail this userVisit this user's homepageView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Quoting Lewis_Prothero:
Quote:
??
And the "Scan Barcode ..." in the (for me most logical "Add DVD" section) isn't good enough because of which reason exactly?


I assume he wants the scan barcode in the search function because he wants to use it to search in his collection not Add to his collection.
Paul
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantFingerlakes Dave
Registered: April 6, 2007
United States Posts: 415
Posted:
PM this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Quoting pauls42:
Quote:
Quoting Lewis_Prothero:
Quote:
??
And the "Scan Barcode ..." in the (for me most logical "Add DVD" section) isn't good enough because of which reason exactly?


I assume he wants the scan barcode in the search function because he wants to use it to search in his collection not Add to his collection.


Personally, I'd just like to have the whole add/update by scanning bar code actually work. I've had about a 0.5% success rate and gave up on the feature.
HTC Droid Incredible 2, not rooted, Gingerbread 2.3.5, 768 or 1gig internal (?), 32 gig SD card
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantRobAGD
Registered: June 3, 2007
United States Posts: 706
Posted:
PM this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Dave I feel your pain on that as well, it is very hit or miss for some reason.

-R
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registranttas314
Registered: March 24, 2007
Canada Posts: 239
Posted:
PM this userDirect link to this postReply with quote
Quoting Fingerlakes Dave:
Personally, I'd just like to have the whole add/update by scanning bar code actually work. I've had about a 0.5% success rate and gave up on the feature.

You can't get it to scan the barcode? I think it depends on the camera. I have yet to find a barcode that my Nexus 4 could not read, even in bad light, coloured or small barcode.

Only problem I've seen is if you enter something that's not in the DB you end up with junk in the entry when transferred to PC.
Tom.
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantFingerlakes Dave
Registered: April 6, 2007
United States Posts: 415
Posted:
PM this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Quoting tas314:
Quote:
Quoting Fingerlakes Dave:
Personally, I'd just like to have the whole add/update by scanning bar code actually work. I've had about a 0.5% success rate and gave up on the feature.

Quote:

You can't get it to scan the barcode? I think it depends on the camera. I have yet to find a barcode that my Nexus 4 could not read, even in bad light, coloured or small barcode.

Only problem I've seen is if you enter something that's not in the DB you end up with junk in the entry when transferred to PC.


The barcode scans fine. I have a whole thread in the troubleshooting section on this topic. It's the transfer.
You either add or edit depending on what you are doing, run the sync. 98% NADA, no change to the database. The 1-2% (and that is generous) that work, get wiped out the next time you run a sync because the phone db is wiped out.

It doesn't matter custom categories or not. Same result. 
HTC Droid Incredible 2, not rooted, Gingerbread 2.3.5, 768 or 1gig internal (?), 32 gig SD card
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorLewis_Prothero
Strength Through Unity
Registered: May 19, 2007
Reputation: Superior Rating
Germany Posts: 6,730
Posted:
PM this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Problem sounds like an incomplete Online database to me.
Not sure where/how DVDP-A is storing and/or refreshing it.

When scanning the barcode:
Does your device have an Internet connection?

I'm asking because in stores you usually have a whole lot of metal around you and this might block the connection thus preventing DVDP-A from getting the required data.
It all seems so stupid, it makes me want to give up!
But why should I give up, when it all seems so stupid?


Registrant since 05/22/2003
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantFingerlakes Dave
Registered: April 6, 2007
United States Posts: 415
Posted:
PM this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Quoting Lewis_Prothero:
Quote:
Problem sounds like an incomplete Online database to me.
Not sure where/how DVDP-A is storing and/or refreshing it.

How do you get an "incomplete online database'? You send everything or you don't, correct?
And BTW, I don't use the online database for my syncs. At least not that I know of.

I can do internet searches using blu-ray.com's app from inside a big box retailed no problem, usually on one bar, maybe two. (that would be on 3G)
Quote:

When scanning the barcode:
Does your device have an Internet connection?

Yes. WiFi or 3G at at home.
Quote:

I'm asking because in stores you usually have a whole lot of metal around you and this might block the connection thus preventing DVDP-A from getting the required data.


Most of my usage so far was trying to save time (NOT!) entering new titles. I have used the scanner to see if I owned a title and that worked fine, that is the whole purpose of the batabase.
HTC Droid Incredible 2, not rooted, Gingerbread 2.3.5, 768 or 1gig internal (?), 32 gig SD card
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantAPM
Registered: May 28, 2011
Posts: 22
Posted:
PM this userDirect link to this postReply with quote
The only issue I have so far is the scanner will not recognize my one forward facing camera...
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile Registrantfilmglad
Registered: May 21, 2007
Posts: 18
Posted:
PM this userDirect link to this postReply with quote
Quoting muellmaen:
Quote:
I would suggest to include the EAN Scan option in the search field while I am inside my library.


I really miss this option too! So yes please
    Invelos Forums->DVD Profiler Android: Android Feature Requests Page: 1  Previous   Next