is the Windows version of SpeedBMD, for transcribers of the
FreeBMD project and it comes with its own integral Viewer to
make it even easier to use. It also features automated uploading
of your completed transcriptions to the FreeBMD site. WinBMD
will run on systems up to and including Windows XP.
WinBMD is a separate program from SpeedBMD and should not
be installed in the SpeedBMD folder, but into its own folder
on your hard drive. You do not need to install SpeedBMD if you
use WinBMD or vice versa. Download and Install WinBMD from the
button on the left.
Some users of Norton Internet Security
have experienced conflicts downloading from this site. If you
experience this, please disable NIS just for the duration of
your download or make the site a "Trusted Site".
When you click on the button, a very small program is downloaded
to your computer (WinBMD_Install.exe). After this is downloaded,
double click on this file and it will first check your computer
to see which files you need and only downloads the missing/updated
ones. This still results in a fair size download (because the
WinBMD program and its Help files are quite big) but in future
it will hopefully drastically reduce the download sizes.
During installation, ensure that the Destination Folder shown
is correct - usually C:\Program Files\WinBMD\ . If it is not,
then browse to the correct folder before allowing the install
After WinBMD is installed you will find a new item on your Windows
Start menu under the WinBMD group called "Update WinBMD" - you
can run this as often as you want and it will check the website
and tell you if there is a new version available. A similar
item is added to your Startup group which will check automatically
every 2 months.
If, after using WinBMD, you have any suggestions for improvements,
we would appreciate your comments. Please Email us.