The Windows text scanner for the Highway 61 Interactive cd-rom containing a media player

What is it?

The BobScan program is a Windows patch to the Highway 61 Interactive cd-rom that makes it possible to search the text of the cd-rom in an easy way.
There are the following three versions of the BobScan program:

BobScan 1.0

This is a lyric scanner for Windows, that can find all occurences of a specific text in the Bob Dylan lyrics of the Highway 61 Interactive cd-rom. The program returns a list of song titles where the text was found.

This program is free of charge. Just download the file bobscan1.arj and unpack it with arj.ex by typing: "arj x bobscan1 (return)" at the dos prompt.

BobScan 2.0 demo

This is a demonstration version of the version 2.0 of BobScan for Windows. This demo gives an impression of the possibilities in BobScan 2.1. The demo can be used instead of BobScan 1.0 to scan thro gh lyrics. Actually it is a little better than BobScan 1.0 as this program returns the entire lines within wich the search text was found to give an idea of the context in wich the text was found.
The demo too is free of charge. Just download the files bobdemo2.arj and bivbx11.arj nd unpack them with arj.exe by typing:
"arj x bobdemo2 (return)"
"arj x bivbx11 (return)"
at the dos prompt.

BobScan 2.1

This is the new version of the luxury model of BobScan. It includes search possibilities for lyrics, album notes, cover artists (and years) and song titles (returns album name). BobScan 2.1 can also extract the complete lyrics to a song. All output from BobScan 2.1 can be saved in a text file.

On top of that BobScan 2.1 has a media player that alows you to see all the movie clips of the cd-rom and listen to all the sound clips. By courtesy of Sven Erick Alm the media player is combined wi h his descriptions of all media files of the cd-rom so that you just click on the desired description for playing that file.

Another new feature (not on version 2.0) is a CANCEL button that allows you to interrupt a search before it is completed.

This program is a must!

To get BobScan 2.1 send an amount equivalent to USD 10 (preferably DKK 50) to:

Marc de Oliveira
Kongensvej 3
DK-2000 Frederiksberg

and BobScan 2.1 will be comming your way by e-mail within 12 hours.

You don't need to pay extra for mail orders etc, just mail the money in an envelope.

Any constructive comments are welcome to:

Marc de Oliveira, October 5th 1995.