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I have the v l c media player installed and it is set to play in
Firefox. I don't think it is playing the audio, unless it plays
hidden. I am using windows 7 64 bit pro.
On 5/13/2016 4:11 PM, Gene wrote:
Disabling the Flash player may or
may not solve the problem. If HTML5 is available from the
site, the HTML5 code is usually accessible and will likely
allow you to play the audio if the Flash player being used is
inaccessible. But just disabling Flash may keep you from
listening to audio you want to hear. It depends on whether
the site in question supports HTML5 at this time. Many sites
do and many don't. I expect there is a way to make HTML the
default choice which would allow the site to give you Flash
content if necessary. If this option is available, it would
be a browser setting or would be made available in a plugin.
I don't know enough to comment further. And it should be
pointed out that I've tested with two XP machines and HTML
audio doesn't play properly even though it's supposed to. It
appears that HTML5 isn't properly compatible with XP, at least
not at this time and it might never be. I have tested with
both Chrome and Firefox with bad results.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 13, 2016 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] embedded object in Firefox
I disabled adobe flash player for this vary reason,
I get warnings about flash player being disabled but the audio
not sure what is actually playing the audio,
using fire fox 46.0 win 7 64 pro nvda latest.
On 5/7/2016 10:06 AM, Cearbhall O'Meadhra wrote:
> I found a problem in Firefox when attempting to listen to a
sample of an
> audio book in the BorrowBox library system. I don't know if
this is an NVDA
> problem or exclusively a Firefox Flash Player issue. or if
Bolinda need to
> do something with their Java script. I should mention that
the sighted user
> has no problem playing the audio sample using a mouse.
> I am using Windows 10,, NVDA 2016.1 and Firefox46.1 on a
> If List members would like to see the problem for themselves
I recommend the
> following url:
> It is not necessary to sign in to sample the reading of a
> Here is a typical audio book display:
> --Start of clip -----------------------
> link graphic Railway Viaduct
> embedded object unavailable (this should say "Preview" but
> Link Reserve
> On Loan, Available on 22/05/16
> Link Railway Viaduct
> Link Edward Marston
> Read by Sam Dastor
> Crime & Thriller, Historical Fiction
> eAudiobook - Unabridged
> ---end of clip ------------------
> The player for the audio sample is activated by an "embedded
object" that is
> flagged by NVDA as "not being available". The BorrowBox help
> that Adobe flash must be active to enable audio sampling of
each title. I
> have Adobe flash installed and active. For example, I can
play any song in
> YouTube in Firefox without any problem.
> After many weeks of failing to play the preview, I found the
> workaround using NVDA:
> >From the top of the web page select eAudio if not already
> press "g" to find a book title. If the next object after
> down-arrow once is "embedded Object" then you have an audio
book and we can
> Here is the full sequence of steps:
> 1. Press G for the graphic of the book title;
> 2. Press down-arrow once to the embedded object. You should
> Object not available";
> 3. Press NVDA + numpad Enter to activate the embedded object.
> hear "Embedded Object Unavailable Activate";
> 4. Press right arrow once. You should hear ""Space";
> 5. Press the space bar to start and stop the sample audio of
> If pressing the space bar does not act as a toggle and the
enter key does
> not do the job either:
> 6. Press right arrow once;
> 7. Press space bar or main keyboard enter to play and stop
playing the audio
> Can anyone advise what to do about this?
> A. Is it an NVDA problem?
> B. Is it a Firefox problem?
> c. Is it a BorrowBox problem for the developer Bolinda to see
> All the best,
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