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  1. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Just sharing that barcode reading in Bing Vision is now available for books CD's and DVD's in the UK.

    Previously to get this working you had to set Internet Explorers browser and search language to English US, you can now leave it at English UK.

    Nice to see it enabled for the UK now. :)

    Bit worried that my Walkers Sensation Thai Sweet Chilli crisps cost 3.59 or 27.14 when in fact they cost me 69p in Morrisons. :lol:
    01-30-2012 01:24 PM
  2. mkr10001's Avatar
    Thanks for that. Doesn't seem to be working for covers yet...hopefully it's on the way..fingers crossed
    01-30-2012 01:41 PM
  3. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    I tried 3 DVD covers and it got them all right mkr10001. :)

    Will look for a CD now and give that a bash. :P
    01-30-2012 01:49 PM
  4. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    DVD covers worked great, all 3 I tried were found, and barcodes on CD's worked too.
    01-30-2012 01:54 PM
  5. mkr10001's Avatar
    Oh. Just tried a DVD and that worked...must just be games that aren't working
    01-30-2012 01:54 PM
  6. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Oh trying some xbox games now, fun fun fun. :lol:
    01-30-2012 02:01 PM
  7. based_graham's Avatar
    this is crazy if you find a french or spanish sign just use scan text and it will translate the text to english WOW
    01-30-2012 02:04 PM
  8. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Yes translation works great. Clever old Windows Phone. :D

    3 Xbox games barcodes worked and cheapest price was Tesco and Ebay which was in fact correct.

    I'm impressed.
    01-30-2012 02:05 PM
  9. mkr10001's Avatar
    Nice, I got it working with barcodes, just not covers. Pretty good though.
    01-30-2012 02:10 PM
  10. boss.king's Avatar
    I was messing around with my scanning earlier and noticed that it says I can scan book covers etc where a few days ago it was only QR and MS codes. Can't get it to work yet but I'm curious if this is an error since I'm in NZ and my phone is a European unlocked version from Hong Kong.

    EDIT: It works :)
    Last edited by boss.king; 01-30-2012 at 02:20 PM.
    01-30-2012 02:12 PM
  11. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    You don't half like to complicate things boss.king :P

    In New Zealand, a European phone bought in Hong Kong. :lol:

    You have it working OK I see though, great.
    01-30-2012 02:24 PM
  12. shaunydub's Avatar
    Initally wasn't working, however after opening and closing IE it works ;-)
    01-30-2012 02:45 PM
  13. Gorki247's Avatar
    Do people find the Ciao site any good? I'm not sure if I'm missing something obvious, but if I scan a recent DVD or CD, the Ciao site only shows one or two results; most of the times either a link to eBay or Amazon. How does this even compare to the US setup?

    If I set my browser region to US and scan something, I can then look at the details of the movie/CD and although it gives the prices for American stores, it is easy enough to pick a comparison app (e.g. ShopSavvy) from a list which is part of the search results. This method will show me a lot more results with a more wider choice of prices.

    Is there something I'm missing?
    01-30-2012 04:33 PM
  14. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Ciao is very poor I agree, but at least it's a start of the UK service for Bing Vision.

    I'm sure it'll improve. I don't think you're missing a thing. :)
    01-30-2012 04:38 PM
  15. boss.king's Avatar
    How are people finding this service to work with covers? I've had no issues with barcodes but covers (DVD and book) still have no effect.

    As WeeBear pointed out, my situation is a little unique, so that may be why, but I'm curious to see how other people are finding it
    01-31-2012 03:14 AM
  16. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    I just found an old 3D Max for Dummies book and tried the cover of that, it worked fine and showed up the usual Amazon link. :)
    01-31-2012 04:22 AM
  17. Nova Panda's Avatar
    Thanks for that. Doesn't seem to be working for covers yet...hopefully it's on the way..fingers crossed
    The problem you described is caused by the minimum focusing distance of the camera lens. you might increase the distance between camera and the object to scan. however, as bing vision does not support zooming feature, longer distance might cause failure of scanning for barcode or QR code due to too small object. In such case, you should try app like "Manual Scan" which is designed to solve such issue when auto scan fails. Manual Scan | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    12-25-2013 03:06 PM