I use winamp for a lot of things but my chip formats have not changed in ages and ages.
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There are a few things that winamp can't play but to be honest most chip stuff I get are remakes and mashups usually in mp3 as well as cross over chips.
I like the interface of the winamp program to.
Winamp is still aparently being developed but with its parent company becoming shoutcast, who knows.
Its not been updated but winamp is on shoutcast's main page as a link, so its probably a given they havn't given up on it.
However, winamp at least the version going on is wacup, or winamp community project, which is 5.666 with extras.
To be honest though unless someone can revive, and update and add new things to a plugins database winamp is pritty much useless.
The only reason I continue to use winamp is that I have ahd it since 2000 and have built up a stash of plugins and configurations I wanted to use.
On 24/09/2020 11:43 am, JM Casey wrote:
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)
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: September 23, 2020 5:23 AM
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.
From: Marco Oros
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:31 AM
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?