- What do I need to use this product?
- How can I... [Procedural Help]
- How this CD works... [Conceptual Help]
- What is this... [Contextual Help]
What do I need to use this product?
Note: The majority of topics within this help is for the Music Scout CD-ROM.
You need a computer with a CD- or DVD-Drive and an Internet Browser. as you can read all this we assume that you already have one. :-)
There are no hardware requirements, it only affects how long you will have to wait for the results. During development of the search engine we tested the following browsers successfully: Mozilla, Opera 7/8, Netscape 7, Firefox, Internet Explorer 5/5.5/6, Macintosh Internet Explorer 5.1/5.2, Safari, Camino, Omniweb and Konqueror.
How can I...
...optimize my searchquery?
Try to imagine what you are searching. Too many categories may be negative for your search result. A search with fewer categories could produce an overly voluminous result.
If you want to enhance or limit your searchquery press the "Enhace/Limit"-button. Please note: dropdowns can be deselected by getting back to "Here you can make a choice"
Hint: If you are curious to learn more about the artist and his or her work please click on the biography button.
...print without JacaScript enabled?
Modern browsers allow you to change the so called StyleSheet, which is responsible for the appearance. Follow these steps to access the print version:
- Opera 7, menu: View > Style > print
- Mozilla/Netscape 7, menu: View > Use Style > print
- Firefox, menu: View > Page Style > print-Style
- Other browser like Safari or Konqueror should be able to do similar things.
- Unfortunately Internet Explorer 6 is not capable to do this.
Workaround: Save the page and open it after saving. Usually most of the colorinformation should be gone.
...play a track?
Simply press the "Play"-icon to open the file within the browser. Depending on your configuration the browser itself will play the track (via PlugIn) or your music software will take the job. You can also save the file on your hard disk drive to hear it whenever you want to hear it.
...search for a specific track?
Specific tracks can be found while using our browsesection. The tracks appear in alphabetical order.
...get further help?
Please refer to our Contact-Page. You will find there our eMail addresses and telephone numbers.
...license a track?
We have a dedicated page for licensing queries:
How to License
How this CD-ROM works...
We usefor this CD-ROM. The advantage of this technique is that you are independent from you operating system. It doesn't matter what you are using. Windows, MacOS, Linux and others are capable to use this CD-ROM. The only thing you need is an internet browser and a computer.
MP3s are compressed audio files. This well-known format is relatively small and most computers are able to play these files. That is the reason why we have decided to use MP3s for our music preview.