last updated Tue Sep-16-2008  08:43
 
 
GUIDELINES FOR PRELIMINARY CATALOGING OF SOUND RECORDINGS
THAT REQUIRE A PLAYER OTHER THAN WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER
 
Occasionaly, selectors acquire sound recordings that require a player other than the WIndows default (currently WIndows Media Player). For first-time users, when music encoded for a non-standard player is inserted into a PC, a screen similiar to the one below should appear:
 
 
If you click OK, the software will load, and you will be able to listen to the disc. However, it is recommended for CatSS staff to select the "Cancel" option -- this way, every time that a disc requires a non-standard player, the warning box will appear, so you will be alerted to include System Requirements notes (described below).
 
Should you chose to install the software -- after you are finished listening to the disc, you must un-install the software using the uninstall file that is on the disc.
 
To uninstall a typical non-standard player,
 
  1. close the non-standard player, but leave the CD in the drive
  2. using "My Computer", navigate to your CD drive (usually drive E)
  3. double-click on the uninstall file (typically an ".exe" file
  4. wait for the software to be uninstalled
  5. remove the CD from the drive
 
 
CatSS staff is not required to listen to recorded music in order to create a preliminary record. However, because there are system requirements to play the disc, CatSS staff needs to put in 2 System Requirements notes into the preliminary bib record, one for PC users, and one for Mac users:
 
Examples:
 
538    "Several new files are automatically installed on your PC when listened to for the first time. In order to remove these newly installed files, please double click on "UninstallPlayer.exe" file"--Text from .txt file.
 
538   Mac compatible.
 
Example of a non-WIndows Media player after installation (as of 9⁄16⁄08)