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How do I add a DVD box set, no UPC, don't want to use a DVD ID?
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorDVDog
Registered: March 20, 2007
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Here is the deal, I have the 2002 Law and Order DVD box set in my collection.  It was in the 2.x database.  it even has a UPC in the profile, but not on the box.  But to add it now, it is unable to validate the UPC. 

Usually when there is no UPC, the disc ID is used.  but in this case what disc, also, it would be the same as the child profile.. (see bellow, for more info)

What do I do?

Remember, this was in 2.x.  The only change I made was to fix the cast.

In the cast,  I added the the new dividers.  (although, probably should be in the child profiles). 

Speaking of I have put the cast from this profile (that was in and aproved in 2.x) into the child profiles.  The only one that is still in 3.x is Criminal intent.  It has a UPC, but there is not one on the DVD case.  I used this one, changed the UPC, to the disc id, added the cast (see above), and resubmitted.
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For the 2.x database the UPCs were not validated.

Could you tell us the UPC you are using, it is easier to check out some details about your problem.
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You have a boxset without a UPC #?  Can you say the 2.x listing was using a made up UPC# and it got caught. I have never seen a DVD without a UPC#, that is so 70's, unless you perhaps bought part of a set from a Blockbuster(previously viewed)

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I have a boxset without a UPC skip... it was a freebie gift for subscribing to a magazine years ago! 

It does happen... and it used the disc ID of the first disc in the set with ver. 2.4 I decided not to upload it here though... as I prefer to have each movie in my local database then to use that disc ID for the boxset online and not have child profiles.
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You have a boxset without a UPC #?  Can you say the 2.x listing was using a made up UPC# and it got caught. I have never seen a DVD without a UPC#, that is so 70's, unless you perhaps bought part of a set from a Blockbuster(previously viewed)

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I've got a couple that were premiums that came with other offers similar to Pete as well.
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You have a boxset without a UPC #?  Can you say the 2.x listing was using a made up UPC# and it got caught. I have never seen a DVD without a UPC#, that is so 70's, unless you perhaps bought part of a set from a Blockbuster(previously viewed)

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There are lots of boxsets without the UPC on the box. The Simpsons sets had the UPC printed on that tacked-on page that was shrink-wrapped to the box. Other Fox TV sets look to be the same. If you threw that page away like I did on some of my sets, no UPC!

I found this out last week as I went over my collection using Tlevel's select by UPC/EAN plugin to check for any mismatches between my list in DVDProfiler and my DVDs. I found twelve or so that did not match, most from the start of my collection that I may have entered by title. But there were a few that looked like the UPC got changed during the conversion from 2.4/2.5 to 3.0.

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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorDVDog
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This was an emmy screener.  As mentioned, there was not UPC, on the box holding the individual DVDs.  The individual DVD cases do not have UPCs either.  For those I use the Disk ID.

This is the 2002 Emmy DVDs for the Law and Order series.  Take a look, the 2007 set is in the series.  It has no UPC, but uses one of the disc IDs. 

I really don't want to use the disc ID.  because i am using them for the individual disks... They should be in the data base soon.  I submiitted them and they were approved.
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I think for now, the best you can do is add the box set as a manual DVD so at least you'll have it available for your own database.
For the online database, I guess as there's no UPC then anyone wanting to add it will go for Disc ID and find the child profiles you've added. Then they can do the same - create a manual entry for the boxset to hold them.
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This was an emmy screener.  As mentioned, there was not UPC, on the box holding the individual DVDs.  The individual DVD cases do not have UPCs either.  For those I use the Disk ID.

This is the 2002 Emmy DVDs for the Law and Order series.  Take a look, the 2007 set is in the series.  It has no UPC, but uses one of the disc IDs. 

I really don't want to use the disc ID.  because i am using them for the individual disks... They should be in the data base soon.  I submiitted them and they were approved.


I could be wrong, but I didn't think screeners were allowed in the main db.
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I could be wrong, but I didn't think screeners were allowed in the main db.


I was also under this impression, the justification being it's not a commercially available DVD, i.e. the majority of people could not buy it from a retailer/etailer.
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the screener question is a whole other topic... but i know they are in the data base.  strangly, my box set was in the data base, and does show up on the online collection, with my changes.  I guess it was a mute discussion.. go figure..
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10 years later, is there a way to add a box set with no UPC? I got the Black Sky: The Race for Space & Winning the X-Prize which was only available for purchase on the Discovery Channel Store (I got mine from a charity store). This is the first no-UPC title I have entered so wanted to know what others have done.
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10 years later, no way that I am aware of as the disc ID belongs to the child profile and I don't think this qualifies as an alternate disc ID profile.
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Amazon considers the UPC for that title to be 610746102212
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Amazon considers the UPC for that title to be 610746102212


Can I enter that even if it's not on the case, though?
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At first glance, the UPC seems to be correct. Both upcindex.com and upcindex.net link the UPC to The Black Sky DVD. However, the number is registered to a wine importing business (!), not a Media co.

All things considered, I would submit it, with all the information you have, including the above links, and let Invelos make a decision.
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