Re: accessible dvd software


Jean Menzies <jemenzies@...>
 

Yes, I have WMP V12, but it seems I have to get an add-in app to extend functionality. I can't make sense of the Windows app store, so am dropping that approach for now. I don't watch many movies on my PC, so this isn't a big deal. Just something I thought would be nice to have.

Jean

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Baldwin
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2014 12:55 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: accessible dvd software

I heard it was to help reduce DVD pirating. I doubt DVD playback added any
real significant cost to Windows 8.
I thought you could buy WMP through the Windows App store though.
Only a Win 7 user.

Michael.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Jean Menzies
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2014 13:46
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: accessible dvd software

Windows Media Player Version 12 under Windows 8 and 8.1 no longer supports
DVD playback. I'm just searching and may have discovered how to add this
functionality. Will post later if I find anything. BTW, I heard that
Microsoft removed this feature to help keep the cost of Windows down. They
no longer license this functionality in WMP.

Jean


-----Original Message-----
From: Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2014 6:08 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: RE: accessible dvd software

What OS are you using? Media Player should be one of the options in
AutoPlay.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Jean Menzies
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2014 2:20 PM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: accessible dvd software

Hi Tim,

Yes, this is very helpful. I thought Windows Media Player would play DVDs,
but I can't get it to work. This sounds like a good option.

Jean

-----Original Message-----
From: Ford, Tim (CDPH-OLS)
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 7:26 PM
To: 'The Jaws for Windows support list.'
Subject: RE: accessible dvd software

Hi Jean,

I have a relatively cheap option. I was told by someone I trust that he
only fully accessible DVD player, was developed and is sold by IRTI, a
long-time blindness products company.

It works fine for both DVD movies and music CD. For movies, you can easily
pick any of the alternative audio tracks, such as the audio description,
director's comments, etc.

The product is called eClipseMedia-Server Accessible Home Theater. (It
includes an internet radio option, which I have not tried, and probably will
not since the Victor Reader version 4.3 included that easy internet radio
service.)

You can download for free a full featured 30 day demo version. It costs
$29.95 for the permanent license; they email you the unlocking key.

The program was designed to use the built-in voice you have for narrator.
There is a setting to turn off that voice and use just JAWS, but that button
currently does not work. So to use this product as it was designed, which I
recommend, turn off JAWS before you launch the software. The software will
not allow you to exit JAWS once it launches. You can use it with both
voices running, but I find it too confusing.

The link is:
http://store.irti.net/eclipsemedia-server-pc-software/


One warning. You will want to go into the control panel and turn off auto
start when inserting a movie or music disk.

Hope this helps!
Tim Ford


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Jean Menzies
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 5:42 PM
To: Jaws list
Subject: accessible dvd software

Wondering if there is an accessible DVD program preferably free?


Thanks.

Jean
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