Scan barcode with notebook

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berdman4865

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Posted: 05 May 2014, 07:40
How can I scan barcodes for fatsecret using my notebook? My notebook has a camera as most do these days.
Glaun

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Posted: 05 May 2014, 13:13
You are gonna have to add a piece of hardware. A bar code scanner via USB or a camera.

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berdman4865

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Posted: 05 May 2014, 13:43
My notebook has a camera as most do these days. So now what?
Glaun

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Posted: 05 May 2014, 14:06
Well, since I suggested it, I have to acknowledge that I have never tried using my notebooks' camera for scanning bar codes. I promise to be more careful in future answers.
However, now you have peaked my interest and I will google an answer. I bet the camera will work, it is the software that translates the image and therein may be the answer. I will let you know if I find anything.
Glaun

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lucy313

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Posted: 05 May 2014, 21:18
what kind of barcode scanner the notebook has ? i just know the smartphone can scan
berdman4865

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Posted: 06 May 2014, 14:31
Lucy, I am looking for answers, not more questions.
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 06 May 2014, 21:12
Mmm can you download the app? It might work if you can. I have a tablet but haven't tried any apps you have to have the on your phone.

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Glaun

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Posted: 06 May 2014, 21:41
Google "How to use notebook as bar code scanner" Lots of info there. I think I would just buy an app for your tablet that has a barcode scanner included. Would save you a bunch of time setting it up.
Glaun, Good luck.

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berdman4865

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Posted: 06 May 2014, 22:03
I don't have a tablet.
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 07 May 2014, 06:28
Oops sorry. Notebooks I don't think can have apps tablets can.

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