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moderated Re: Converting WMA files to MP3 with JAWS

 

Depending on how many files you want to convert online converts are also a good option.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, August 5, 2021 9:00 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Converting WMA files to MP3 with JAWS

 

I had not realized that Switch is free.  Other NCH software I had tried was only free for a few uses.

IF audio conversion is all one needs, then it looks like a great choice.

GoldWave is more for advanced editing and can do conversion.

 

 

Richard 

"Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

 

www.turner42.com

 



On Aug 5, 2021, at 8:50 AM, David Kingsbury <davidkingsbury77@...> wrote:



Hi,

Both Gold Wave and Switch can convert, but Gold Wave costs $40 while Switch is free. You can get it at:

https://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html

David


moderated Silence when navigating an Excel document

Marty Hutchings
 

Hello,  I am running Office 16, Windows 10 and the latest JFW21 and after installing the last update of JAWS, I no longer can navigate through an Excel document using my arrow keys.  Has any one else found this and what do I do to get it back?


moderated Re: Converting WMA files to MP3 with JAWS

Richard Turner
 

I had not realized that Switch is free.  Other NCH software I had tried was only free for a few uses.
IF audio conversion is all one needs, then it looks like a great choice.
GoldWave is more for advanced editing and can do conversion.



Richard 
"Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

www.turner42.com


On Aug 5, 2021, at 8:50 AM, David Kingsbury <davidkingsbury77@...> wrote:



Hi,

Both Gold Wave and Switch can convert, but Gold Wave costs $40 while Switch is free. You can get it at:

https://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html

David


moderated Re: Converting WMA files to MP3 with JAWS

David Kingsbury
 

Hi,

Both Gold Wave and Switch can convert, but Gold Wave costs $40 while Switch is free. You can get it at:

https://www.nch.com.au/switch/index.html

David


moderated Re: question on downloading from YouTube

Mario
 

PMD is also totally free, as in it's not a 30 day trial.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Richard Turner [mailto:richardturner42@outlook.com]
Subject: question on downloading from YouTube
Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021, 12:07 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
I like Ponties Media Downloader.
The latest version will even download an entire playlist into its own
folder.
I found the below note from the developer on the blind tech site. You do
not need a subscription to YouTube.

Hi, everybody!
I've noticed some discussions here about Pontes Media Downloader and I
just want to let you all know that we've just released version 3 of the
program.
The major technical difference is that version 3 has a javafx interface
instead of the older dot net interface.
Also it includes ffmpeg 4 for converting and, of course the latest
version of youtube-dl for downloading.
It comes with oracle java 8 included and accessibility features enabled
(tested with nvda and narator on windows).

I've tried to keep the same keyboard shortcuts as in version 2.1 There
is also a window that lists all the shortcuts (control k opens it)
I've added a downloads table in which you can manage individual
downloads. It is possible to download more than one file at a time.
Default setting is 3 downloads simultaneously.
The program will automatically detect a playlist now and will open a
window where you can choose the elements from the playlist that you want
to download. By default all items are checked.  You can check/uncheck an
item from the list with space All the checked items will be added to the
downloads table
You can also view each download's log (control g) This is useful if for
some reason a file was not downloaded (usually the last line of the log
is the error)

The downside is that the installer is bigger (around 70 mb in windows)
and it takes more space on the hdd (around 250 mb mostly because of java
and ffmpeg)
The major advantage is that the program is now cross-platform (there are
also mac and linux versions available).
The official webpage of the program is here
http://www.pontes.ro/en/scripts/#pmd <http://www.pontes.ro/en/scripts/#pmd>

You can download the program from here:
Windows version (32 and 64 bit)
http://pontes.ro/ro/utile/instrumente/pmd/Pmd_install_v3.exe
<http://pontes.ro/ro/utile/instrumente/pmd/Pmd_install_v3.exe>
Mac OsX version (64 bit)
http://pontes.ro/ro/utile/instrumente/pmd/Pmd_v3_osx.zip
<http://pontes.ro/ro/utile/instrumente/pmd/Pmd_v3_osx.zip>
Linux (Debian based, 64 bit)
http://pontes.ro/ro/utile/instrumente/pmd/pmd_3.0.2-190302_amd64.deb
<http://pontes.ro/ro/utile/instrumente/pmd/pmd_3.0.2-190302_amd64.deb>

Version 2.1 will remain available (for those who just need a simpler
utility) at
http://pontes.ro/ro/utile/instrumente/pontes_media_downloader_install_2_1.exe

<http://pontes.ro/ro/utile/instrumente/pontes_media_downloader_install_2_1.exe>



Pontes Media Downloader is just a friendly interface for youtube-dl - a
wonderful command line utility that does all the complicated media
extraction.
Have fun using Pontes Media Downloader!

<https://groups.io/g/blindtech/topic/pontes_media_downloader/30195310?20,0,0,0::recentpostdate%2Fsticky,,,20,2,0,30195310#>

https://www.pontes.ro/en/scripts/#pmd
<https://www.pontes.ro/en/scripts/#pmd>




Richard
"Great minds discuss ideas,average minds discuss events, small minds
discuss people." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

www.turner42.com


On Aug 4, 2021, at 7:51 PM, HH. Smith Jr. <josham129@gmail.com> wrote:



Hi Jeff,

Applian Replay media capture. The free version(demo) downloads 100%
YouTube and 50% everybody else. HTH

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Jeff
Lukacsena
*Sent:* Wednesday, August 4, 2021 10:36 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* question on downloading from YouTube

Hello List,

I remember that there was several programs to allow you to download
stuff from YouTube. Can anyone recommend the best program, app, or set
of instructions to download music from YouTube.

Also, what is the best program to split large music files.

I would think you would need a subscription to Youtube to do this, but
if that not the case, please also let me know.

Thanks,

Jeff Lukacsena


moderated Re: Converting WMA files to MP3 with JAWS

Marty Hutchings
 

I use Switch.

On 8/4/2021 5:07 PM, Richard Turner wrote:
i'm sure there are lots of audio conversion programs out there.
GoldWave has a nice batch mode that takes a little time to learn its various options; but is well worth it.
Or if it is just a few files, you can open them and do a save as and pick the format you want.



Richard 
"Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people." -- Eleanor Roosevelt



On Aug 4, 2021, at 3:22 PM, leonard morris <lmorris1953@...> wrote:


Have you tried gold wave

Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Cliff Self <cliff@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 5, 2021 6:10:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Converting WMA files to MP3 with JAWS
 

I used to use VLC for this, but now it is even less accessible than it was before.  Any suggestions for a safe and easy way to convert files?

 

Thanks,

 

Cliff


moderated Re: number of pages in a PDF

Bill White
 

Hi, Brian. With which other screen readers have you experimented with Adobe Acrobat DC reader besides NVDA? When I tried Narrator, it wouldn't read even a simple pdf which was completely text. In a previous message you wrote:

 

I'd bring this up with Freedom Scientific/Vispero support.  They are not reading information that is part and parcel of that dialog, and that is clearly exposed such that other screen readers can see it.

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, August 4, 2021 4:28 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: number of pages in a PDF

 

On Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 07:19 PM, Bill White wrote:

there is no way to arrow down to a total page announcement, or to tab to any other announceme

-
I just want to emphasize that there should be no need to arrow down or up.  The way this dialog is presented, visually, is such that you see, "Page 3 of 70," on a single line with the words, "Page," and "of 70," being fixed parts of the dialog text when the dialog comes up, and the edit box for 3 (or the respective page number) being placed between those two fixed parts.  I have no idea why it would stop reading after Page, Edit 1, type in text.  I would have expected, Page, edit 1, type in text, of  {total number in that document}.

Jaws is omitting the latter part of the dialog content.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

    ~ William Plomer


moderated Re: question on downloading from YouTube

Richard Turner
 

I like Ponties Media Downloader.
The latest version will even download an entire playlist into its own folder. 
I found the below note from the developer on the blind tech site. You do not need a subscription to YouTube.

Hi, everybody!
I've noticed some discussions here about Pontes Media Downloader and I just want to let you all know that we've just released version 3 of the program.
The major technical difference is that version 3 has a javafx interface instead of the older dot net interface.
Also it includes ffmpeg 4 for converting and, of course the latest version of youtube-dl for downloading.
It comes with oracle java 8 included and accessibility features enabled (tested with nvda and narator on windows).

I've tried to keep the same keyboard shortcuts as in version 2.1 There is also a window that lists all the shortcuts (control k opens it)
I've added a downloads table in which you can manage individual downloads. It is possible to download more than one file at a time. Default setting is 3 downloads simultaneously.
The program will automatically detect a playlist now and will open a window where you can choose the elements from the playlist that you want to download. By default all items are checked.  You can check/uncheck an item from the list with space All the checked items will be added to the downloads table
You can also view each download's log (control g) This is useful if for some reason a file was not downloaded (usually the last line of the log is the error)

The downside is that the installer is bigger (around 70 mb in windows) and it takes more space on the hdd (around 250 mb mostly because of java and ffmpeg)
The major advantage is that the program is now cross-platform (there are also mac and linux versions available). 
The official webpage of the program is here http://www.pontes.ro/en/scripts/#pmd

You can download the program from here:
Windows version (32 and 64 bit) http://pontes.ro/ro/utile/instrumente/pmd/Pmd_install_v3.exe
Mac OsX version (64 bit) http://pontes.ro/ro/utile/instrumente/pmd/Pmd_v3_osx.zip 
Linux (Debian based, 64 bit) http://pontes.ro/ro/utile/instrumente/pmd/pmd_3.0.2-190302_amd64.deb 

Version 2.1 will remain available (for those who just need a simpler utility) at http://pontes.ro/ro/utile/instrumente/pontes_media_downloader_install_2_1.exe 

Pontes Media Downloader is just a friendly interface for youtube-dl - a wonderful command line utility that does all the complicated media extraction.
Have fun using Pontes Media Downloader!

https://www.pontes.ro/en/scripts/#pmd




Richard 
"Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

www.turner42.com


On Aug 4, 2021, at 7:51 PM, HH. Smith Jr. <josham129@...> wrote:



Hi Jeff,

 

Applian Replay media capture. The free version(demo) downloads 100% YouTube and 50% everybody else. HTH

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeff Lukacsena
Sent: Wednesday, August 4, 2021 10:36 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: question on downloading from YouTube

 

Hello List,

I remember that there was several programs to allow you to download stuff from YouTube. Can anyone recommend the best program, app, or set of instructions to download music from YouTube.

Also, what is the best program to split large music files.

I would think you would need a subscription to Youtube to do this, but if that not the case, please also let me know.

Thanks,

Jeff Lukacsena

 


moderated Re: question on downloading from YouTube

HH. Smith Jr.
 

Hi Jeff,

 

Applian Replay media capture. The free version(demo) downloads 100% YouTube and 50% everybody else. HTH

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeff Lukacsena
Sent: Wednesday, August 4, 2021 10:36 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: question on downloading from YouTube

 

Hello List,

I remember that there was several programs to allow you to download stuff from YouTube. Can anyone recommend the best program, app, or set of instructions to download music from YouTube.

Also, what is the best program to split large music files.

I would think you would need a subscription to Youtube to do this, but if that not the case, please also let me know.

Thanks,

Jeff Lukacsena

 


moderated question on downloading from YouTube

Jeff Lukacsena
 

Hello List,

I remember that there was several programs to allow you to download stuff from YouTube. Can anyone recommend the best program, app, or set of instructions to download music from YouTube.

Also, what is the best program to split large music files.

I would think you would need a subscription to Youtube to do this, but if that not the case, please also let me know.

Thanks,

Jeff Lukacsena

 


moderated Re: Group still active?

Morey Worthington
 

Hi Brian and all.

Thanks for info, aand did not know where the access group came from.

Now I know.

Appreciate the input.

--
Morey Worthington


moderated Re: Group still active?

 

On Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 07:33 PM, James English wrote:
It's there but it's very quiet.
-
I'm confused.  This group, JFW, hasn't been particularly quiet over the last several days.  Maybe not at maximum activity, but still

And Windows Access for Screen Reader Users, formerly Windows 10 for Screen Reader Users, is very active indeed.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

    ~ William Plomer


moderated Re: Group still active?

James English
 

Hi,

It's there but it's very quiet.

On 8/5/21, Morey Worthington <worthington@wi.rr.com> wrote:
    Hi all.

Is this group still active?

I am asking because all the messages I get from all the groups is from:
winaccess.

Please set me straight.

--
Morey Worthington







moderated Re: Group still active?

Loy
 

Received your message.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Morey Worthington" <worthington@wi.rr.com>
To: <jfw@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, August 4, 2021 7:24 PM
Subject: Group still active?


Hi all.

Is this group still active?

I am asking because all the messages I get from all the groups is from:
winaccess.

Please set me straight.

--
Morey Worthington


moderated Re: Converting WMA files to MP3 with JAWS

Randy Barnett <blindmansbluff09@...>
 

hi if you have not installed gold wave on your computer before you get 30 days of full functionality. I used it several years ago to batch convert thousands of AAC in WMA files to MP3 it wasn't that hard to figure out. And did a good job.

Randy Barnett

On Aug 4, 2021, at 3:10 PM, Cliff Self <cliff@...> wrote:



I used to use VLC for this, but now it is even less accessible than it was before.  Any suggestions for a safe and easy way to convert files?

 

Thanks,

 

Cliff


moderated Re: number of pages in a PDF

 

On Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 07:19 PM, Bill White wrote:
there is no way to arrow down to a total page announcement, or to tab to any other announceme
-
I just want to emphasize that there should be no need to arrow down or up.  The way this dialog is presented, visually, is such that you see, "Page 3 of 70," on a single line with the words, "Page," and "of 70," being fixed parts of the dialog text when the dialog comes up, and the edit box for 3 (or the respective page number) being placed between those two fixed parts.  I have no idea why it would stop reading after Page, Edit 1, type in text.  I would have expected, Page, edit 1, type in text, of  {total number in that document}.

Jaws is omitting the latter part of the dialog content.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

    ~ William Plomer


moderated Group still active?

Morey Worthington
 

Hi all.

Is this group still active?

I am asking because all the messages I get from all the groups is from: winaccess.

Please set me straight.

--
Morey Worthington


moderated Re: number of pages in a PDF

 

Bill,

I'd bring this up with Freedom Scientific/Vispero support.  They are not reading information that is part and parcel of that dialog, and that is clearly exposed such that other screen readers can see it.

It has been ages since I've had a difference in how JAWS and NVDA read a dialog box, and there's absolutely no reason for JAWS to be omitting that information in this context, as it is part of the dialog box itself.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

    ~ William Plomer


moderated Re: number of pages in a PDF

Bill White
 

Hi, Brian. Here's what I get when I load a pdf file with Adobe Acrobat DC reader. I took this from JAWS History. Note at the end, after I have used the GoTo Page SHIFT plus CONTROL plus N command, there is an edit box, and I am on page 1. there is no way to arrow down to a total page announcement, or to tab to any other announcement. This is not a document which needs OCR.

 

Portillo’s, California.pdf
‎10/‎18/‎2012 ‏‎5:44 PM Adobe Acrobat Document 367 KB
210 of 265
To move to an item press the Arrow keys.
Portillo’s, California.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (32-bit)
Reading Order: Combo box‑
Infer reading order from document (recommended)
1 of 3
To change the selection use the Arrow keys.
Alt+r
Read the entire document radio button‑ checked‑
2 of 2
To change the selection press Up or Down Arrow.
alt+d
Do not show this dialog again. Use the settings from the Reading Preferences. check box‑ not checked‑
To check press Spacebar.
alt+a
Start Button‑
To activate press spacebar.
alt+S
Portillo’s, California.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (32-bit)
document‑
Page has no links
Portillo’s, California.pdf
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Served with onions.
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Grilled in the traditional way it was done on historic Maxwell Street and prepared with mustard and grilled onions.
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Go To Page
dialog‑




Go To Page dialog‑
Page: Edit‑
1
Type in text.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, August 4, 2021 4:01 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: number of pages in a PDF

 

On Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 05:11 PM, Bill White wrote:

Hi, Brian. The CONTROL plus SHIFT plus N command does not tell you how many pages are in the document. Besides that, if the document is not text, and requires OCR scanning through JAWS, the CONTROL plus SHIFT plus N command will not be available.

-
I'm back at home and I can say, unequivocally, that it does tell you how many pages.  I just had NVDA announce, "Goto page dialog, of 70, page, edit selected, 3," in Adobe Reader DC for the 70 page document I have open.  Substitute that 3 with whatever page, and it still announces "of 70" in this document.  It announces "of {total page number here}" in any document I have open and for which I invoke this dialog.

OCR is a completely separate issue, and one not asked about nor addressed by me because of that.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

It is the function of creative men to perceive the relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expression that may seem utterly different, and to be able to combine them into some new forms--the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.

    ~ William Plomer


moderated Re: Converting WMA files to MP3 with JAWS

Richard Turner
 

i'm sure there are lots of audio conversion programs out there.
GoldWave has a nice batch mode that takes a little time to learn its various options; but is well worth it.
Or if it is just a few files, you can open them and do a save as and pick the format you want.
www.goldwave.com



Richard 
"Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

www.turner42.com


On Aug 4, 2021, at 3:22 PM, leonard morris <lmorris1953@...> wrote:


Have you tried gold wave

Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Cliff Self <cliff@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 5, 2021 6:10:14 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Converting WMA files to MP3 with JAWS
 

I used to use VLC for this, but now it is even less accessible than it was before.  Any suggestions for a safe and easy way to convert files?

 

Thanks,

 

Cliff

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