Add support for scanning UPC codes

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I often look at this app on my phone at the video store. Thought it would be a nice feature if I could scan the UPC code to play movie preview or trailer.
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Dennis G. Austad

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I doubt if this will happen.

To begin, there are far too many UPC codes for a given movie. Remember that each different version - VHS, original DVD, directors cut, Blu-ray, 20th Anniversary version, etc - has a different version.

On the other hand, a pack with 50 titles will only have one UPC code. For example, "Drive In Movie Classics : 50 Movies" has the code 8-26831-07021-6: which of the 50 titles should it select?
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Not to mention all other countries in the world, with different releases, all with their own UPC or EAN.

There are other programs/databases online that keep track of different movie releases, but I don't know of any that also provide movie previews and trailers. While I like the idea of what you propose, it would be harder to implement than the benefit of said implementation could possibly defend.
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The app My Movies has this capability which I didn't realize.
This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled bar code scans from iPhone?!.

Bar code scans? Whilst shopping at a brick & mortar store, would it not be great to be able to scan a DVD's bar code, then it links to IMDB description, trailers, etc. Would be waaay cool to scan, then add it to your wish list, yes?