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Can UPC scanner be used to input the UPC code
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantCinemaDude
Registered: March 9, 2019
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I am thinking, what an easy way it would be to enter a new DVD title using a UPC scanner --  simply scan the code on the box and have that propagate the Add DVD by UPC field.  BUT, before I run out and spend 30 bucks on a scanner, will DVDProfiler allow that kind of input?  If not, is there a plugin for such a function? 

If anyone has tried this and made it work, I'd love to hear from you.

Cinemadude@aol.com

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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorDJ Doena
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Yes it does work, provided the scanner can act like a keyboard, i.e. transmit the barcode data like someone is typing in the numbers via keyboard.

I've been using one for years

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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantREDWOLF
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Been using one for years too. 
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorMithi
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Quoting CinemaDude:
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BUT, before I run out and spend 30 bucks on a scanner

A dedicated UPC-scanner in 2020? Why not simply use a smartphone?
For single titles, buy the DVD Profiler android app[1] and add title by scanning the code, synchronize with PC, done.
For multiple items you can also get a upc scanning app that can output multiple codes as a textfile, send it to your PC and import that into DVD Profiler.

cya, Mithi

[1] or the iOS app, although I don't know if it has the same functionality, but I'd guess yes.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorscotthm
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Quoting Mithi:
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A dedicated UPC-scanner in 2020? Why not simply use a smartphone?

Because for some of us the convenience of importing directly into the desktop application is worth the $15.

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