Re: winamp

Arno Schuh


there where some plug-ins for Winamp that read the current file name like "Tell me waht's playing" etc.
I don't know if the site with the plug-ins still extists. But if so ...


Gene wrote:

You can hear the track name by using the read title bar command, NVDA

I wonder if other screen-readers read the tracks when they change.
This would need to be a setting that could be turned on and off.

Perhaps this should be a general setting, automatically read the
title bar when it changes in the opened Window. Then you could set
up a profile if you only want it to be done in a specific program.

----- Original Message -----

From: Giles Turnbull
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2019 8:40 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] winamp

I think the best you can get is by Alt-Tabbing from WinAmp to a
different Window and back, at which point you hear the track title.

One thing I have noticed, and I don't know if it's a Windows update
that has made this happen, but all of a sudden I can navigate the
playlist window and NVDA will read the tracks and I can hit enter to
start that track playing. Until maybe two weeks ago all I could do
was play a directory and enqueue more files if I wanted and then
manually skip forwards with the CTRL+b shortcut.

It has always been a bugbear that I can't navigate the playlist on my
Dell laptop because I can on my Microsoft Surface Pro tablet, and
both versions of WinAmp are the same and both are using the latest
stable release of NVDA.

Sometimes if I have a couple of hours-worth of tracks lined up in
Windows that I want to play again, I'll go to the playlist and,
although I can't navigate it or hear what the title of the first
track is, I hit enter and the playlist starts playing. Then, about
two weeks ago, I heard the track title and, lo and behold, I can
navigate the whole playlist window again. Needless to say I'm totally
delighted by this, though haven't installed any new software lately
so, other than perhaps a Windows update, I can't think how it
happened! :)


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