Re: Which video software for nvda

Ron Canazzi

Hi Group,

This method does indeed work.  How exactly does it work?  Is there any danger?  The reason I ask is because the page that allows this once you insert the pp after the youtube doesn't specifically say what it is or if it does, it is not too screen reader friendly. In addition, the process is a bit convoluted--especially if you want to convert from the video to MP3 or other audio formats.  It does work, but it will take some getting used to.

On 8/23/2020 4:28 PM, abdul muhamin wrote:

Hi, there is no need to install separate software to download videos, the IDM can do the job, put pp in the video URL after YouTube. for example:;vasdnv


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From: Jackie
Sent: Sunday, August 23, 2020 4:34 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda]Which video software for nvda


Ron, that's good to know. Even in cases where the program is great,

sometimes it gets distributed on other websites where it's loaded

w/crapware, & then it's not. So in a case like Pons, just make sure

you're at the real author's site.


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

> 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?



>>>> Hettie



>>>> 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.


>>>>> Gene

>>>>> -----Original Message----- From: David Ingram

>>>>> Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2020 2:33 PM

>>>>> To:

>>>>> Subject: [nvda] what addons can i get with the most recent version of

>>>>> NVDA?


>>>>> 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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