Certain utility files are required
in order to run SongBase on certain computers. On some systems
certain files have been removed either by virus action or
by user activity. In some cases the versions of some applications
like Internet Explorer are too old for SongBase. The following
files are made available to users who have an understanding
of how to download and install files from the Internet.
Many of these files were created by other software companies
such as Microsoft. We do not take any responsibilty for their
affects on your system.
In order ffor Windows to operate correctly all of the M icrosoft
D ata A ccess C omponents files must be synchronized as far
as version goes. If SongBase is acting strange or not at
all, you can solve the problem by first running the START > PROGRAMS>SONGBASE>SBCLEANUP
application and then install the MDAC 2.8 file. Note: Systems
with Service Pack 2 for XP do not require these MDAC files
and will inform you of that when you try to install MDAC.
Media Player for Win 98/XP/2000
SongBase uses the new Media Player 9.0 for playing video loops in the VideoPresenteR
so you should make sure you have it. Be careful to download the correct Meddia
Player for your operating system.
SongBase uses IE 6.0 to run the Video Presenter so you must have it installed.
Although IE 5.5 is fine we feel you should have 6.0 just becasue it's the most
recent version - and it's free of course.
Snap Viewer is required in order to create and view chord charts that are being
emailed to a person who does not have SongBase. As long as both of you have
Snap Viewer installed you can share your charts. Alternatively you can install
PDF995 from www.pdf995.com and print your
charts to the PDF printer and email the charts that way. Most people will already
have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed anyways.
Codecs for Layer 2 MPEG (Create SYSTEM RESTORE POINT before installing)
Some people cannot display the higher resolution MPEG Layer 2 movies that
we sell. These movies are 640x480 instead of 320x200. If you can't display
the high res movies then you can try this codec.
In case you have lost your SongBase fonts you can install them again. This
is a ZIP file so you'll need WIZIP to open this file. Copy the True Type fonts
to your Windows/fonts folder. They should register automatically in XP and
Some systems don't have the proper graphics filters to display JPEG images
in Songbase. These Microsoft Office filters are installed into the Microsoft
Shared tools folder. They will overwrite existing filters but should not cause