Re: Mostly used media player with NVDA

JM Casey

Yeah,'s a media player; do they really have to "go anywhere"? lol
Not that many new non-streaming media formats under the sun, for audio at least. Winamp as a video player isn't very robust.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Hope Williamson
Sent: September 24, 2020 11:29 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Mostly used media player with NVDA

I use Foobar myself. I used Winamp for a while but it didn't seem like it was going anywhere.

On 9/23/2020 8:53 PM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
I use winamp for a lot of things but my chip formats have not changed
in ages and ages.

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)

-----Original Message-----
From: <> 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.

-----Original Message-----
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?

Thank You.

Marco Oros

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