Does LD and VHS have upc-numbers or similar ids?

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  1. KristianH

    KristianH Agent

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    Hi everyone.

    A quick and short question as stated in the topic.

    Does LD and VHS have upc-numbers or similar ids?
    Since all(?) dvds have a upc-number that is unique, is this the same with LD and VHS?

    Regarding legitimate VCD's does this apply also?
     
  2. Troy LaMont

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    • Does LD and VHS have upc-numbers or similar ids? Yes.
    • Since all(?) dvds have a upc-number that is unique, is this the same with LD and VHS? Yes.
    Troy
     
  3. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

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    I noticed the catalog number of the widescreen "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" laserdisc (which is in the WRONG aspect ratio!) is the same as that of the DVD (which is in the right ratio.)
     
  4. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    All UPC numbers are NOT unique, but they are most of the time

    Some VCDs have UPC, some don't. Most often UPC codes are found on the spine card if there is one. The only way to really be pretty sure that a VCD is legit is to do your research or buy them from trusted retailers like DDDHouse
     
  5. KristianH

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    Many thanx guys.
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    Just wanted to add, for clarity, that every different variation of a product should have its own unique UPC code. For example, if there are separate widescreen and fullscreen versions of the same movie, which are released at the same time and are otherwise exactly the same other than the aspect ration, they should have different UPC codes. Or for laserdiscs, if a movie is released in two otherwise identical version except one is CAV and the other is CLV, they should also have their own unique UPC codes. Having different codes allows the manufacturer to track how many of each variation are being sold, which helps them decide how many of each to make, and may lead them to conclude that a particular variation doesn't sell well enough to produce anymore, for the specific title or for any title (or product, whatever it may be). It also allows stores to keep track of each unique inventory item so they can know what to reorder.
     
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