Re: Which video software for nvda

Ron Canazzi

HI Jackie,

FYI, Pontes does not have any spyware or Potentially Unwanted Programs that come along with it.  The one you have to be careful of is the FreeMake converter.  That used to be a good program, but in 2015, they introduced a bunch of Potentially Unwanted Programs including something called Security 360.  It was some sort of security program that was impossible to remove and was most probably some sort of spyware itself.  I don't know how many people got burned with that one.  Pontes is definitely good to go and I have been using it for years without any difficulty.

On 8/22/2020 4:38 PM, Jackie wrote:
Please be careful when downloading video converters. They tend to be
notorious for containing potentially unwanted programs (PUP's) or even
outright malware. I can't count the number of machines I've had to
repair over the years because of this very reason. If you do decide
you absolutely must have such, then please try ninite first
as this bypasses all the crapware.

If not, then at least pay attention when installing & uncheck the
other offerings most of these try to present, but even so, that
doesn't always work. & Google does not screen these, so searching for
such programs there does not mean you'll necessarily get a
crapware-free app.

On 8/22/20, Ron Canazzi <aa2vm@...> wrote:
Hi Heddy,

Pontes Media Downloader does give you the option to download the full
unconverted video from Youtube.  It also allows  conversion to MP3 and
other audio formats.  I am totally blind myself and therefore I cannot
make accurate analysis of just what quality of videos are downloaded.
By default, it downloads the video in MP4 format.  I think this may be a
compressed form of the video, so if compressed video format is not good
enough, maybe this won't work for you.

In any case, the download page for this app is:

On 8/22/2020 4:03 PM, Hettie wrote:
I spent a lot of time searching Google for an accessible video
downloader that works with nvda.

I came accros Ummy Video Downloader  and it looks like a possibility
but unfortunately it allows only 1 free download before you need to
pay. The subscription price falls out of my monthly or once-off
budget. The video I downloaded from Youtube was of a very high quality.

Any suggestions for a free app?


On 2020/08/22 9:45 pm, Gene wrote:
I don't use the updater so others can discuss it.  Regarding add-ons,
I don't know where you are looking.  If you go to:
that is the official NVDA add-ons page.  That doesn't mean that no
other add-ons are available elsewhere, it means that these have been
checked by NVDA volunteers for safety and that they work properly.

You are on the stable add-ons page.  You will see a link as you look
down the page for add-ons under development.  You may use them if you
wish but they may have bugs, being sort of like betas.

Legacy add-ons, as I understand it, and there is a link to them as
well, are those that can be used with older versions of NVDA.  I'm
not sure, but I don't think they will work with current versions.

If you go to the page I gave a link to earlier and move down the page
using h for heading, you will move from add-on link to add-on link.

-----Original Message----- From: David Ingram
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2020 2:33 PM
Subject: [nvda] what addons can i get with the most recent version of

Hi list members, i'd like to know is there a more recent updater, and
what addons can I use with the most recent version of NVDA? There
doesn't seem to  be many choices in terms of addons that I can choose
to use.  I would appreciate any assistance that anyone can give in
reguards to my questions. Thank you.

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