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Scanning Movies Quickly into Your Database

May 6, 2009
Cuecat Barcode Scanner

Cuecat Barcode Scanner

There are two very fast ways to scan DVDs into your catalog.  For users who are importing their collection directly from another online database (such as DVDSpot) or a software program, you can use our import function.  The method this article will concentrate on is for users making a new database of their movies.  In order to do this quickly, DVDCorral supports an ultra-fast barcode scanning option.

Obviously, you’ll want to start with a barcode scanner.  We recommend the Cuecat because they’re cheap, easy to find, and work fairly effectively.  You can usually find them on ebay for under $10 from trustworthy sellers.  You’re welcome to use any barcode scanner you may have access to.  The main perk of the Cuecat is that they’re rather inexpensive.  Click on this link to Buy a CueCat today from our recommended sellers.

NOTE: You may see some sites talk about “neutering” your Cuecat.  If you’re going to use it with DVDCorral.com it doesn’t matter.  Cuecats use a special encryption for their barcodes, but we’re able to decrypt it with software.  Any Cuecat you buy that works, is a Cuecat that will work with DVDCorral.com.

Sign up for a free account and then go to “Add” where you’ll be prompted to enter your UPC.  Now just start scanning.  You’ll notice our ultra-fast scanner doesn’t require clicking, typing, or anything else.  Just scan your movies one after another until you have populated your collection.

That’s it.  Once you’re done scanning your collection, you can start customizing your catalog.  Check out some of the other articles on what features and functionality you’ll find here to help organize and share your new DVD Catalog!

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4 Comments »

  1. Great! It would have been nice to have before I input the other 800 lol. Thanks for keeping up on upgrades & making things more simple for users.

    Comment by nowbecca — May 14, 2009 @ 12:04 pm

  2. so I scan the barcode into the upc and everytime with every movie it says that it can not be found. help

    Comment by Liz Davey — January 31, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

  3. yet the movie can be found when I search by title. is it because I am scanning Australian brought dvds?

    Comment by Liz Davey — January 31, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

  4. Hey Liz,

    Yes, it is likely because we don’t have the Australian version in the database just yet. We’ve added a new beta feature where users can enter missing movies, but it isn’t quite ready for prime time. As soon as it is, we will hopefully have Aussie and other regions’ DVDs quickly pouring into the database so more of those can be found and so you enter any that aren’t.

    Stay posted or subscribe to the blog here — we’ll definitely be letting everyone know as we make progress on bringing up the new database!

    -geis
    DVDCorral Team Member

    Comment by geis — February 1, 2011 @ 12:35 am

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