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pushed out a new pre-release of My Movies 2.20 today, and among the features
are barcode scanning support from your webcam.
You can also just type in the UPC code from the back of your DVD and My
Movies will search for the title too.
I tried the barcode scanning with my LifeCam VX-3000, but
couldn’t get it to work. No problems through,
it’s a pre-release which means you should only install it if you’re an advanced
user and don’t mind the potential of something getting messed up on your
it here, and standard disclaimers apply. When you can’t watch Joe
Dirt tonight because you didn’t backup your My Movies database you will
understand what I mean. Also, “You cannot roll back your database version to a previous release, so be sure to manually backup your database before installing pre-releases.”
Update: I’ve made
some progress in barcode scanning thanks to Brian’s comment on manual
focus. Now all I have to deal with is a data
lookup problem. I’ve started a thread in the My
Movies forums about it.
This is going to be amazing when it gets released. The scanning takes less than a second, and so
far it’s been 100% accurate. And yes, if
you must know that is “Mean Girls” and no I don’t know why I have it. It was in the Game Room and contains “Sexual content, language, and some teen
partying” so you know it’s good.