Read Barcodes

To read barcodes

  1. Create a new configuration to send to Media Server with the process action, or open an existing configuration that you want to modify.

  2. In the [Analysis] section, add a new analysis task by setting the AnalysisEngineN parameter. You can give the task any name, for example:

  3. Create a new configuration section to contain the task settings and set the following parameters:

    Type The analysis engine to use. Set this parameter to barcode.
    Input (Optional) The image track to process. If you do not specify an input track, Media Server processes the first track of the correct type that is produced by the ingest engine.

    (Optional) The orientation of barcodes in the ingested media. If barcodes might appear at an orientation other than upright, set this parameter to any. Media Server will automatically detect the orientation (from 90-degree rotations, not arbitrary angles).

    Region (Optional) To search for barcodes in a region of the image, instead of the entire image, specify the region to search.
    RegionUnit (Optional) By default, the Region parameter specifies the size and position of a region using percentages of the frame dimensions. Set the RegionUnit parameter to pixel if you want to use pixels instead.

    For example:


    For more information about the parameters that you can use to configure this task, refer to the Media Server Reference.

  4. Save and close the configuration file. HPE recommends that you save your configuration files in the location specified by the ConfigDirectory parameter.