Re: Mostly used media player with NVDA


Gene
 

I checked. You have to stop play, unselect it, then close the program. Trying to resume play after unselecting it makes the program crash as well as does trying to play a new file. Its an inconvenience but I don't use it much and it’s a minor one for me.

The plugin used to work properly in XP, but not in Windows 7.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:55 PM
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Subject: Re: [nvda] Mostly used media player with NVDA

It should be noted that the accessible version of the plugin, the older one,
causes NVDA to crash unless you unselect it before closing the program. I
believe that you have to set it every time you use it, which is an
inconvenience but not a major one.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:43 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Mostly used media player with NVDA

I will often praise foobar for audio playback, but, old habits die hard, and
I also use winamp for most audio needs to this day.
That does sound like a good plugin, the variable pitch one...
I don't think it's enough to make anyone switch but it's worth noting that
VlC can do this natively/without plugins. Not sure if there is a hotkey
pre-set for it though like there is for the compression feature (iE,
decreasing speed without changing pitch etc).

I use VLC for video playback, and for some audio formats that Winamp doesn't
handle very well (some audio and video formats, Winamp cannot index
properly, which means you can't really fast forward or rewind through a
track)


-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: September 23, 2020 5:23 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Mostly used media player with NVDA

I know Winamp is widely used and is accessible. Other players are as well,
but I'll let those who use them discuss them. I usually use Winamp. I'll
tell you why I use Winamp in general and other list members may describe
which players they like.

When using NVDA, you don't have the time marker feature JAWS incorporated
for use with Winamp. But there is a utility made by the late Carlos, who is
much missed, that will allow you to set time markers with any screen-reader
or even without one. It is completely independent of and doesn't require a
screen-reader be used.

Then, there is a plugin I use for slowing down or speeding up the speed of
material. It doesn't keep the pitch constant, it slows down and speeds up
speed as though you were using a variable speed control on a tape recorder
or record player. That plugin is very useful to me. I digitized a lot of
tapes and my tape recorder was running a little fast. I slow down the speed
of the files when I play them in Winamp. They must be certain formats or
the plugin doesn't work properly. I know MP3 will work, There may be
others but I don't know what works and what doesn't.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Marco Oros
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:31 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Mostly used media player with NVDA

Hello dear NVDA users.

I have a question. Which mediaplayer are You use with NVDA? Which media
player is mostly accessible for users of NVDA?

Thank You.

Marco Oros

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