- Kodi, was: Re: [nvda] VLC alternative?
Re: Kodi, was: Re: [nvda] VLC alternative?
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I downloaded codi, and might give it a spin. How do you get the
On 9/21/2016 11:00 PM, Jeremy wrote:
isn't bad and offers quite a bit in the list of stuff you can do
with it, but getting it set up for accessibility can be a little
frustrating. Also, it's worth keeping in mind, for those who wish
to try it, the accessibility doesn't really allow your
screenreader to access the interface for Kodi, it's moreso that
the application becomes self-speaking. One big disadvantage to
this approach is that some areas of Kodi are inaccessible. If you
try to read these areas with NVDA, they are either read as unknown
or not read at all.
It does work pretty well for accessing services such as youtube,
but one needs to keep in mind that even a basic install of Kodi is
pretty bloated, so one may argue it's usefulness if you wanted to
use it as a media player for stuff like locally stored music.
it's also worth pointing out that not all of the addons, youtube,
pandora, songza, etc work the same or are as accessible. There
were a number of addons I tried that had unlabeled buttons, which
made using their interfaces pretty weird to get used to.
I really can't speak to any changes that may have been made here
recently, as it's been around 9 months since I had it installed,
but I would highly recommend playing with it for those who are
interested. The fact that the guy that wrote the accessibility
plugin has put as much attention towards accessibility always
seemed really awesome to me.
Just a few thoughts and hope it helps. :)
Brian Vogel wrote:
This is not a criticism, in any way, of the Daum Pot
Player software since I've not yet played with it, but it's
obvious from the Daum Pot Player website
<http://daumpotplayer.com/> that it's very roughly
translated. Their feature page
<http://daumpotplayer.com/features/> notes, "Support of
all modern audio and video formats," but doesn't go into any
additional detail that I can find.
Has anyone tried Kodi <https://kodi.tv/>? This is
open source and I could swear I saw the original recommendation
for it on one of the blind technology related forums, but I
can't be certain of that at this point since I see my last
download on it was in February.
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