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Re: Suggestions for sound recording programs: was, New Member (5)

David Moore
 

Hi,
I would like to recommend a great sound recorder called virtual recorder. It is very easy to download and install, and very accessible. When you launch it, you can record your voice with a built in mike, record sounds straight from the sound card, or both. So, it does very well with recording pod casts, because it records your voice great, and it records a screen reader directly from the sound card at the same time, so your voice and screen reader come through loud and clear. There is a record button, stop, pause, and you can record in many formats like MP3, for example. The problem with Voice recorder in win10, is that you only have the choice of recording in a M4A format that is unique to win10. Very few players can play the files that you record with that program. Virtual recorder saves your recordings in a folder that you choose as soon as you stop the recording. The recordings are so clear I have done with it, and it does not take up much room on your computer. There is even a portable version that can run from a USB flash drive. Just type in Virtual Recorder in your search like Google, and you will get a site to download it. You may be able to download it from:
If not, just do a search for it. I absolutely love it. Take care.
 
 

From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 8:22 PM
Subject: Re: Suggestions for sound recording programs: was, [nvda] New Member (5)
 
Also, will people please change subject lines when the thread changes to the point where it has nothing to do with the original subject.  The subject line still says new member and the discussion is now about audio recorders.  I'm not saying that people should change subject lines if the topic still is reasonably related to the original but this isn't even remotely related. 
 
I am changing the subject line in this thread with this message.
 
Gene
 
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 7:15 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)
 
If the sound recorder program in Windows 10 is like the one in Windows 7, it's almost worthless.  In the Windows 7 program, you can't edit and it records in the MP3 format as I recall.  I know you can't choose formats and I know it’s a lossy format. Whether ogg or MP3, its so limited that it's more like a toy. 
 
I don't recall if it even has a pause button and if it resumes recording or overwrites the file if you stop and start it.  What program did you used to use?  If you used the old XP sound recorder, that may still work in Windows 10.  I got it to work in Windows 7.  I can suggest programs to use to create a podcast file and edit it.  For example, you might use a program I have to record the podcast file and then edit with Mp3 Direct Cut.  Both programs will produce MP3 files but, for reasons I won't go into now, it's better to use one program I can discuss for editing and MP3 Direct Cut for editing.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Pranav Lal
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)
 
Hi,

The sound recorder in Windows 10 is called voice recorder. Search for it by using the search feature which you can access by pressing ctrl+escape. It is accessible.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jolene Cardenas
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 12:42 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)

Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use.  Since Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use it for Podcasting and other projects.  Can any Windows 10 user recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it + NVDA?  I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.







Re: Rainbow Bridge crossing

Laurie Mehta
 

Ollie,
I am also sorry to hear of your guide's passing on.
That is always so hard... no matter how many guides any of us has had.
Please be good to yourself.
You're in my prayers.

And, thank you Travis, for changing the subject line-- that helped me to open the message sooner.
-Laurie

--------------------------------------------

On Sun, 5/22/16, Kwork <istherelife@gmail.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [nvda] Rainbow Bridge crossing
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016, 9:45 PM

Ollie, I'm very very
sorry to hear about your dog crossing the rainbow
bridge. That was very sad news for me to read.
You're in my prayers.
Travis
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mallard" <mallard@kimabe.eu>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Weather+ NVDA add-on
required


Now that my old guide dog has gone to Rainbow
Bridge, and I no longer
have to look after
her, I'll have moer time to spend on other things,
and Weather+ will be one of them...

Ciao,

Ollie


Re: New Member (5)

 

Well its only wav, assuming its 32 bit it maybe only 2gb but then it was never meant for large files.

On 23/05/2016 1:59 p.m., Gene wrote:
You can use it for longer recordings but only if you make a sound file using another program and record using that file. You would then save the file with a new name so you don't overwrite the original and can use it again as a template when recording something else. I'm not sure what the size limit is of the file you can use in this way but there is one. I did a presentation for Accessible World years ago that covers the old Sound recorder because it has one feature I haven't found elsewhere that is very good when speaking as a podcast. You can move through and erase something and replace it as you would working with a tape recorder. You don't have to edit by recording new material and inserting it or by deleting old material from the end and then recording new material. You can review and erase material until you get it right as with tape recording. The program has annoying quirks when you move around and you may not want to use it but I'm letting you know that the program probably will work in Windows 10 and that the podcast is available from me if it is no longer available from
Accessible World.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 8:45 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)


I am not sure if this will work, but before it died along with some
soundfonts and stuff I ripped this from my grandpa's old xp machine it
may complain a little and it can only do wav but its good for the short
note.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5oqodz6nmmf2hx2/soundrecorder.7z?dl=0
That file unless I really run out of space will be up here all day long.



On 23/05/2016 12:02 p.m., Pranav Lal wrote:
Hi,

The sound recorder in Windows 10 is called voice recorder. Search for it by using the search feature which you can access by pressing ctrl+escape. It is accessible.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jolene Cardenas
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 12:42 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)

Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use. Since Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use it for Podcasting and other projects. Can any Windows 10 user recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it + NVDA? I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.






.


Re: New Member (5)

Gene
 

You can use it for longer recordings but only if you make a sound file using another program and record using that file.  You would then save the file with a new name so you don't overwrite the original and can use it again as a template when recording something else.  I'm not sure what the size limit is of the file you can use in this way but there is one.  I did a presentation for Accessible World years ago that covers the old Sound recorder because it has one feature I haven't found elsewhere that is very good when speaking as a podcast.  You can move through and erase something and replace it as you would working with a tape recorder.  You don't have to edit by recording new material and inserting it or by deleting old material from the end and then recording new material.  You can review and erase material until you get it right as with tape recording.  The program has annoying quirks when you move around and you may not want to use it but I'm letting you know that the program probably will work in Windows 10 and that the podcast is available from me if it is no longer available from
Accessible World.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 8:45 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)

I am not sure if this will work, but before it died along with some
soundfonts and stuff I ripped this from my grandpa's old xp machine it
may complain a little and it can only do wav but its good for the short
note.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5oqodz6nmmf2hx2/soundrecorder.7z?dl=0
That file unless I really run out of space will be up here all day long.



On 23/05/2016 12:02 p.m., Pranav Lal wrote:
> Hi,
>
> The sound recorder in Windows 10 is called voice recorder. Search for it by using the search feature which you can access by pressing ctrl+escape. It is accessible.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jolene Cardenas
> Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 12:42 PM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)
>
> Hello once more,
>
> Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!
>
> Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use.  Since Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use it for Podcasting and other projects.  Can any Windows 10 user recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it + NVDA?  I'd appreciate your feedback so much.
>
> Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.
>
> Take care, and have a good day.
>
> sincerely,
>
> Jolene.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> .
>



Re: New Member (5)

 

I am not sure if this will work, but before it died along with some soundfonts and stuff I ripped this from my grandpa's old xp machine it may complain a little and it can only do wav but its good for the short note.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5oqodz6nmmf2hx2/soundrecorder.7z?dl=0
That file unless I really run out of space will be up here all day long.

On 23/05/2016 12:02 p.m., Pranav Lal wrote:
Hi,

The sound recorder in Windows 10 is called voice recorder. Search for it by using the search feature which you can access by pressing ctrl+escape. It is accessible.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jolene Cardenas
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 12:42 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)

Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use. Since Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use it for Podcasting and other projects. Can any Windows 10 user recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it + NVDA? I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.





.


Re: Rainbow Bridge crossing

Kwork
 

Ollie, I'm very very sorry to hear about your dog crossing the rainbow
bridge. That was very sad news for me to read. You're in my prayers.
Travis

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mallard" <mallard@kimabe.eu>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 8:13 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Weather+ NVDA add-on required


Now that my old guide dog has gone to Rainbow Bridge, and I no longer
have to look after her, I'll have moer time to spend on other things,
and Weather+ will be one of them...

Ciao,

Ollie


Re: Weather+ NVDA add-on required

Kwork
 

Oo, thank you. After using the help to create my openweathermap account, I
got it working. My only complaint was that it should have been made a bit
more clear, and more easily done for turning a temporary city into a
permanent one.
Travis

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mallard" <mallard@kimabe.eu>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 5:45 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Weather+ NVDA add-on required


Hello there Bhavya and all,


Here's a link to my Dropbox with the new, latest version of Weather+ add-on.

It's 3.8, if memory serves.

I haven't installed it yet, so I can't give any help on it.


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3918790/Weather%20Plus3.8.nvda-addon


Ciao,

Ollie





Il 21/05/2016 22:10, Bhavya shah ha scritto:
Dear all,
I am looking for the Weather+ NVDA add-on, which still works as
opposed to the currently non-functional Weather+ add-on.
I believe it is available on NVDA's Italian website, i.e. nvda.it, but
it seems that this website is down at the moment.
Therefore, it would be really appreciated if someone could upload the
NVDA add-on package of Weather+ and share its download link.
I woudl appreciate any assistance.
Thanks.


Urgent help needed. How to add an existing Braille table as a Braille input table?

Mohammadreza Rashad
 

Hi dear list members. I'm a volunteer NVDA translater from Iran. I'm
also using NVDA as my favorite screenreader.
First of all, excuse me because of my poor English writing. Since it's
not my mother tongue.
Secondly, excuse me again about my probably-off-topic question.
You know that NVDA uses Liblouis Braille Translater to display
computer texts in Braille for us. Fortunately, Liblouis has Persian
(Farsi) braille table to output Persian text in Braille.
Regarding to what I wrote, Persian (Farsi) isn't listed in Braille
input tables. There are also other languages like Persian that not
listed in the Braille input tables.
I, as a blind Persian-speaker, want to add my language Braille table
(Farsi grade 1)
into Braille input tables. and now my question is: how can I do this?
Is it necessary to add a separate Braille table for Farsi? or the
existing Farsi grade 1 table is enough?
     Thanks for your help in advance
     Best wishes,
     Mohammadreza Rashad


Re: Suggestions for sound recording programs: was, New Member (5)

Lino Morales
 

Yes mommy. LOL I should have changed it myself.


On 5/22/2016 8:22 PM, Gene wrote:
Also, will people please change subject lines when the thread changes to the point where it has nothing to do with the original subject.  The subject line still says new member and the discussion is now about audio recorders.  I'm not saying that people should change subject lines if the topic still is reasonably related to the original but this isn't even remotely related. 
 
I am changing the subject line in this thread with this message.
 
Gene

From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 7:15 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)

If the sound recorder program in Windows 10 is like the one in Windows 7, it's almost worthless.  In the Windows 7 program, you can't edit and it records in the MP3 format as I recall.  I know you can't choose formats and I know it’s a lossy format. Whether ogg or MP3, its so limited that it's more like a toy. 
 
I don't recall if it even has a pause button and if it resumes recording or overwrites the file if you stop and start it.  What program did you used to use?  If you used the old XP sound recorder, that may still work in Windows 10.  I got it to work in Windows 7.  I can suggest programs to use to create a podcast file and edit it.  For example, you might use a program I have to record the podcast file and then edit with Mp3 Direct Cut.  Both programs will produce MP3 files but, for reasons I won't go into now, it's better to use one program I can discuss for editing and MP3 Direct Cut for editing.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Pranav Lal
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)

Hi,

The sound recorder in Windows 10 is called voice recorder. Search for it by using the search feature which you can access by pressing ctrl+escape. It is accessible.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jolene Cardenas
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 12:42 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)

Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use.  Since Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use it for Podcasting and other projects.  Can any Windows 10 user recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it + NVDA?  I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.








Re: New Member (5)

Lino Morales
 

OK man. I do have One Drive. This will be the first time using it. Thanks.


On 5/22/2016 7:30 PM, Robert Mendoza wrote:

Hi Lino!

Thanks for asking. Yes, doing fine here and happy that were about to end up the summer soon and rainy season will most likely to come. About the Virtual recorder,  This has been shared by one of the member here in the list, but I already forgot it where to find it from my archive. But, if you like I could upload it to my One drive and share it to you I will let you know once the upload process is done and I will give you an off list message. Just give me some time to get it done from here.

Robert Mendoza
On 5/23/2016 6:14 AM, Lino Morales wrote:

Do you happened to know the URL for Virtual Recorder Robert? Sounds like a simple app to use. Thanks. Hope life in the Philippines is well.


On 5/22/2016 5:47 PM, Robert Mendoza wrote:

Hi Lino!


The virtual recorder is very straight forward tool to use, you can simply record and stop the recording , and automatically saved it into mp3 format and the saved file often located to path of file folder in the documents.  And for the audacity, the conversion process would take place by exporting it to mp3 however, in order to save it to mp3 you need to install the Lame_v3.99.3_for_Windows.exe. The good feature of audacity is that you can edit and incorporate tracks or the the so called multi-tracking by incorporating other external devices but that is quite advance. 

Robert Mendoza
On 5/23/2016 4:42 AM, Lino Morales wrote:

Hey Robert. How does Virtual Recorder do with NVDA? Audasity I've used, but I don't like you have to save all your stuff as projects. Thanks.


On 5/22/2016 6:30 AM, Robert Mendoza wrote:

Here is my view of points concerning to your message. First about the browser, most of the time I used to work well with Firefox, and which I think is the best and most accessible but again, it may defer your preferences of working you do. Second, about the recording apps that there are the two that is commendable is the audacity and Virtual Recorder these  has its features to saved and you can create mp3 files format.  Those mentioned apps is freeware and at the same time it is doable with nvda. And, lastly, for the email client I often used Thunderbird but Win 10 has this built-in Mail apps where you can save and have it setup your mail whether IMAP or POP account. In the other note, you can play around and explore these mentioned software which gives you an edge to familiarize the shortcut keys and how does it works until you decide which you may think that best fit for your needs. Again, if you have any further question please don't hesitate to message here and surely someone here from the list will helps you.

Robert Mendoza
On 5/22/2016 3:11 PM, Jolene Cardenas wrote:
Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even
though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my
default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music
from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use.  Since
Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how
previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use
it for Podcasting and other projects.  Can any Windows 10 user
recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it +
NVDA?  I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so
I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.










Re: Suggestions for sound recording programs: was, New Member (5)

Gene
 

Also, will people please change subject lines when the thread changes to the point where it has nothing to do with the original subject.  The subject line still says new member and the discussion is now about audio recorders.  I'm not saying that people should change subject lines if the topic still is reasonably related to the original but this isn't even remotely related. 
 
I am changing the subject line in this thread with this message.
 
Gene

From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 7:15 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)

If the sound recorder program in Windows 10 is like the one in Windows 7, it's almost worthless.  In the Windows 7 program, you can't edit and it records in the MP3 format as I recall.  I know you can't choose formats and I know it’s a lossy format. Whether ogg or MP3, its so limited that it's more like a toy. 
 
I don't recall if it even has a pause button and if it resumes recording or overwrites the file if you stop and start it.  What program did you used to use?  If you used the old XP sound recorder, that may still work in Windows 10.  I got it to work in Windows 7.  I can suggest programs to use to create a podcast file and edit it.  For example, you might use a program I have to record the podcast file and then edit with Mp3 Direct Cut.  Both programs will produce MP3 files but, for reasons I won't go into now, it's better to use one program I can discuss for editing and MP3 Direct Cut for editing.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Pranav Lal
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)

Hi,

The sound recorder in Windows 10 is called voice recorder. Search for it by using the search feature which you can access by pressing ctrl+escape. It is accessible.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jolene Cardenas
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 12:42 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)

Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use.  Since Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use it for Podcasting and other projects.  Can any Windows 10 user recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it + NVDA?  I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.







Re: New Member (5)

Gene
 

If the sound recorder program in Windows 10 is like the one in Windows 7, it's almost worthless.  In the Windows 7 program, you can't edit and it records in the MP3 format as I recall.  I know you can't choose formats and I know it’s a lossy format. Whether ogg or MP3, its so limited that it's more like a toy. 
 
I don't recall if it even has a pause button and if it resumes recording or overwrites the file if you stop and start it.  What program did you used to use?  If you used the old XP sound recorder, that may still work in Windows 10.  I got it to work in Windows 7.  I can suggest programs to use to create a podcast file and edit it.  For example, you might use a program I have to record the podcast file and then edit with Mp3 Direct Cut.  Both programs will produce MP3 files but, for reasons I won't go into now, it's better to use one program I can discuss for editing and MP3 Direct Cut for editing.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Pranav Lal
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)

Hi,

The sound recorder in Windows 10 is called voice recorder. Search for it by using the search feature which you can access by pressing ctrl+escape. It is accessible.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jolene Cardenas
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 12:42 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)

Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use.  Since Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use it for Podcasting and other projects.  Can any Windows 10 user recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it + NVDA?  I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.







Re: New Member (5)

Pranav Lal
 

Hi,

The sound recorder in Windows 10 is called voice recorder. Search for it by using the search feature which you can access by pressing ctrl+escape. It is accessible.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jolene Cardenas
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 12:42 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)

Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use. Since Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use it for Podcasting and other projects. Can any Windows 10 user recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it + NVDA? I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.


Re: Weather+ NVDA add-on required

Ron Canazzi
 

HI Mallard and Others,


I know the old codes won't work, but I don't see any way in the update to add cities other than the default.  Once you pick a default, you have no other choices to add additional cities.  Can anyone figure this out?  Thanks for any help.



On 5/22/2016 11:13 AM, Mallard wrote:
Ron,


I guess that's because it used to be based on Yahoo services, while now Adriano had to re-do the whole thing due to Yahoo no longer working...

I don't know much about this, as I haven't installed the new versions, and haven't had time to look into the whole thing.


Now that my old guide dog has gone to Rainbow Bridge, and I no longer have to look after her, I'll have moer time to spend on other things, and Weather+ will be one of them...

Ciao,

Ollie





Il 22/05/2016 15:43, Ron Canazzi ha scritto:

Hi Mallard and Others,


This add on does in fact work, but I have some questions. First of all, the Drop Box link you sent was the new version, but when I installed it, it asked for an additional update. This went fine.  However, all the previously entered codes are invalid.  I had to import a new code for my default city.  I like the idea of being able to set up temporary cities to see what the weather is like around the nation and the world.  Every old code from the previous installation is invalid.  I don't see any way of updating these codes other than deleting all of them and then reestablishing them.  Am I  missing something?



On 5/22/2016 8:45 AM, Mallard wrote:
Hello there Bhavya and all,


Here's a link to my Dropbox with the new, latest version of Weather+ add-on.

It's 3.8, if memory serves.

I haven't installed it yet, so I can't give any help on it.


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3918790/Weather%20Plus3.8.nvda-addon


Ciao,

Ollie





Il 21/05/2016 22:10, Bhavya shah ha scritto:
Dear all,
I am looking for the Weather+ NVDA add-on, which still works as
opposed to the currently non-functional Weather+ add-on.
I believe it is available on NVDA's Italian website, i.e. nvda.it, but
it seems that this website is down at the moment.
Therefore, it would be really appreciated if someone could upload the
NVDA add-on package of Weather+ and share its download link.
I woudl appreciate any assistance.
Thanks.







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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"







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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: browsing with edge,

Pete <emac00@...>
 

not sure what all of them are, there all the settings in a list and selecting one fills the preview pane with it's choices easy to navigate with tab key I think it will replace the control panel.

Pete

On 5/22/2016 1:57 AM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Hmmm what are those settings pete.



On 22/05/2016 12:04 p.m., Pete wrote:

There are some settings to go directly to the desktop after boot, and
a few other settings you may find helpful. The main settings applet is
p c settings.

Pete

On 5/21/2016 6:31 PM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
AAh yeah I agree on search even in 7 I havn't used file search that
much unless I have a large list.
Ok so maybe I need to practice the start menu a bit more maybe I just
need to get used to it.



On 21/05/2016 9:51 p.m., Pete wrote:

hi Shaun

The apps thing is a big list of all the programs installed on your
computer. You can navigate using down and up arrow keys. Use the
application key for pinning to start screen / etc. I like the start
screen, kind of like a second desktop. I unpinned every thing from it
and just pinned what I wanted up there. I just have recycle bin on the
desktop. Recycle bin can be hidden or removed from the desktop I think.

I don't care for the file manager with the search! I mean come on how
many search boxes do we really need?

I'll even go as far as I like the start screen better than the start
menus from 98 and up. It's the greatest thing m s has done in a long
while.

Pete

On 5/21/2016 3:24 AM, Shaun Everiss wrote:
Well to be honest, I upgraded 1 machine to 10 that I have access to.
Here is where I stand with 10.
When I do eventually upgrade I am confident that with all the advances
with features, lockscreens, and other things that I can probably use
10 at least the desktop with vary little modification to the registry.
While now that the system has done with indexing I can do single
letter search in start and it actually comes up fine.
3. I am confidant that with all the things ms has at least for the
desktop I will be fine.
5. I know some of my way round bits of the new ribbon.
6. I am sure with ribbon disabler, and classic shell I may be able to
make it look 7 like.
6. I think I am getting used to the task manager bits of action
centre and settings.
What I havn't figured out are the apps just yet or the ms account
thing.
I think in the short term if I need to I will be able to use 10
without any real issue.



On 21/05/2016 9:31 a.m., Scott VanDeWalle wrote:
i am positibve that all will be working well within the next little
bit,
as in maybe the next few official win 10 updates. Ms keeps saying by
the end of this year.
So let's all hope so.

Scott
Original message:
I found Edge very annoying, too, when I first upgraded to Windows 10.
Although I would set Firefox as default it would still popup as
settings. I tried to uninstall it but could not. I took it to a
computer shop and they at least they got rid of the settings popup. I
avoid using Cortana just because of Edge. Google is my homepage and
search engine.
On 5/20/16, Gene <gsasner@ripco.com> wrote:
There are certain things that only work with Edge regardless of
whether you
had a choice before. Recently, Microsoft made certain things use
Edge
regardless of what is set as the default browser. There may only be
two of
these things. I know one had something to do with search, perhaps
searching
somehow in the start menu. Whatever the case, if you set another
browser as
the default and something brings up Edge, then you probably have no
choice
but to do whatever you want to do directly from within the browser
you want
to use.
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Pascal Lambert
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 3:12 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] browsing with edge,

Greetings,
I find Edge very slow, it takes few mins to have voice feedback when
it is
launched. I tried to get rid of it and make Firefox the default
but it
comes back in certain situations. Is there a way to completely
disabled it?
I prefer using Firefox even though lately it is having problem with
Flash
player acting strangely. Any suggestions on these issues is greatly
appreciated.
Many thanks
Blessings
Pascal


From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 3:44 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] browsing with edge, and finding links that
aren't
links


There is more than just speed to consider. Firefox still uses a
different
interface and it is a more convenient interface. Chrome shows all
sorts of
things such as history and settings as web pages. Firefox has a lot
more
add ons. Firefox has a document reading feature that blind people
can use.
I tried using a Chrome add on for this purpose and I couldn't use
it. I
don't know if there are other Chrome add ons that implement this
feature.
It appears to me that Chrome hasn't even put short cut commands on
some or
many of its menu items. That sore of thing is and has been standard
since
the mid-nineties.

Gene


From: P. Otter
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 11:54 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] browsing with edge, and finding links that
aren't
links


ofr me it's the same!
chrome is in the most situations nice and quick, more than most
other
browsers.
google has made accessibility extentions it is recommanded to
install
for
example the extention that let you navigate with the arrow keys.
cheers
paul otter


----- Original Message -----
From: Bobby
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] browsing with edge, and finding links that
aren't
links


Hay very good news google crome is now accessible as well. I now
use it
as my default browser


On 5/20/2016 12:32 PM, Peter Beasley wrote:
That browser is not fully accessible. Use internet explorer or
Mozilla
firefox.


From: ken lawrence via Groups.io
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 4:16 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] browsing with edge, and finding links that
aren't
links


Hi listers ken here have a vexing problem. on two local radio
stations
namely WOLD-lp, and WMGQ in NJ I can’t seem to find the listen
live. on
WOLD the problem is simpler. the listen live appears as a heading,
but not
as a link, clickable graphic or button just the words listen live.
this is
the only way to listen to the station without tunein radio since
they
have
change from a winamp based stream to a flash based popup player.
they have
changed stream providors. what must they do to make there stream
appear as
a link and not just the words listen live? then on Magic 98.3 the
problem
is even stranger. in order to listen to all greater-media owned
stations
you must register for their listener clubs. in the case of magic
98.3
additionally you are only able to listen to them if you live in NJ,
Pa area.
same with active rock station WDHA in dover NJ. must assume the
same
condition is true with WRAT the jersey shore based rocker. I have
tried on
three different browsers to log into the station and the listen
live is
nowhere. no button, no links, no graphics. there are listen links
connected to interviews/features but not the stream. didn’t try the
word
play but no play buttons exist then just now using the edge browser
with
NVDA clearly hit the letter f found the edit field, but when
entered the
stupid site thought Oh you searched for your email address, sorry no
such
thing. so edge is obviously out since NVDA can’t seem to focus on
the right
edit field. so my question is this, how do I advise the webmasters
of both
radio stations? especially magic 98.3 since I’m technically a music
club
member? the websites for both are www.woldradio.com for oldies
107.9
and
www.magic983.com for WMGQ. perhaps someone with partial sight can
advise on
this one. is it a fix on my end possibly?






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Re: New Member (5)

Robert Mendoza
 

Hi Lino!

Thanks for asking. Yes, doing fine here and happy that were about to end up the summer soon and rainy season will most likely to come. About the Virtual recorder,  This has been shared by one of the member here in the list, but I already forgot it where to find it from my archive. But, if you like I could upload it to my One drive and share it to you I will let you know once the upload process is done and I will give you an off list message. Just give me some time to get it done from here.

Robert Mendoza
On 5/23/2016 6:14 AM, Lino Morales wrote:

Do you happened to know the URL for Virtual Recorder Robert? Sounds like a simple app to use. Thanks. Hope life in the Philippines is well.


On 5/22/2016 5:47 PM, Robert Mendoza wrote:

Hi Lino!


The virtual recorder is very straight forward tool to use, you can simply record and stop the recording , and automatically saved it into mp3 format and the saved file often located to path of file folder in the documents.  And for the audacity, the conversion process would take place by exporting it to mp3 however, in order to save it to mp3 you need to install the Lame_v3.99.3_for_Windows.exe. The good feature of audacity is that you can edit and incorporate tracks or the the so called multi-tracking by incorporating other external devices but that is quite advance. 

Robert Mendoza
On 5/23/2016 4:42 AM, Lino Morales wrote:

Hey Robert. How does Virtual Recorder do with NVDA? Audasity I've used, but I don't like you have to save all your stuff as projects. Thanks.


On 5/22/2016 6:30 AM, Robert Mendoza wrote:

Here is my view of points concerning to your message. First about the browser, most of the time I used to work well with Firefox, and which I think is the best and most accessible but again, it may defer your preferences of working you do. Second, about the recording apps that there are the two that is commendable is the audacity and Virtual Recorder these  has its features to saved and you can create mp3 files format.  Those mentioned apps is freeware and at the same time it is doable with nvda. And, lastly, for the email client I often used Thunderbird but Win 10 has this built-in Mail apps where you can save and have it setup your mail whether IMAP or POP account. In the other note, you can play around and explore these mentioned software which gives you an edge to familiarize the shortcut keys and how does it works until you decide which you may think that best fit for your needs. Again, if you have any further question please don't hesitate to message here and surely someone here from the list will helps you.

Robert Mendoza
On 5/22/2016 3:11 PM, Jolene Cardenas wrote:
Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even
though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my
default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music
from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use.  Since
Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how
previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use
it for Podcasting and other projects.  Can any Windows 10 user
recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it +
NVDA?  I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so
I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.









Re: New Member (5)

Gene
 

As has more or less been stated, you don't have to save anything as special projects using Audacity.  You can export files to any format you want.  But if you intend to edit a file, it should be exported to a lossless format such as wav if you are not editing it first before saving it. or if you edit it and intend to continue to edit it, it should be saved as a lossless format.  Saving it as a lossy format such as mp3, then opening it in Audacity or in most programs and then editing and resaving it will result in a loss of sound quality.  The more times you resave a lossy file in most programs, the worse the audio will be. 
 
You can't edit using virtual recorder.  If you intend to edit, you will have to record first, then edit in another program.
 

Gene
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2016 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Member (5)

Hi Lino!


The virtual recorder is very straight forward tool to use, you can simply record and stop the recording , and automatically saved it into mp3 format and the saved file often located to path of file folder in the documents.  And for the audacity, the conversion process would take place by exporting it to mp3 however, in order to save it to mp3 you need to install the Lame_v3.99.3_for_Windows.exe. The good feature of audacity is that you can edit and incorporate tracks or the the so called multi-tracking by incorporating other external devices but that is quite advance. 

Robert Mendoza
On 5/23/2016 4:42 AM, Lino Morales wrote:

Hey Robert. How does Virtual Recorder do with NVDA? Audasity I've used, but I don't like you have to save all your stuff as projects. Thanks.


On 5/22/2016 6:30 AM, Robert Mendoza wrote:

Here is my view of points concerning to your message. First about the browser, most of the time I used to work well with Firefox, and which I think is the best and most accessible but again, it may defer your preferences of working you do. Second, about the recording apps that there are the two that is commendable is the audacity and Virtual Recorder these  has its features to saved and you can create mp3 files format.  Those mentioned apps is freeware and at the same time it is doable with nvda. And, lastly, for the email client I often used Thunderbird but Win 10 has this built-in Mail apps where you can save and have it setup your mail whether IMAP or POP account. In the other note, you can play around and explore these mentioned software which gives you an edge to familiarize the shortcut keys and how does it works until you decide which you may think that best fit for your needs. Again, if you have any further question please don't hesitate to message here and surely someone here from the list will helps you.

Robert Mendoza
On 5/22/2016 3:11 PM, Jolene Cardenas wrote:
Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even
though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my
default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music
from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use.  Since
Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how
previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use
it for Podcasting and other projects.  Can any Windows 10 user
recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it +
NVDA?  I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so
I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.







Re: New Member (5)

Lino Morales
 

Do you happened to know the URL for Virtual Recorder Robert? Sounds like a simple app to use. Thanks. Hope life in the Philippines is well.


On 5/22/2016 5:47 PM, Robert Mendoza wrote:

Hi Lino!


The virtual recorder is very straight forward tool to use, you can simply record and stop the recording , and automatically saved it into mp3 format and the saved file often located to path of file folder in the documents.  And for the audacity, the conversion process would take place by exporting it to mp3 however, in order to save it to mp3 you need to install the Lame_v3.99.3_for_Windows.exe. The good feature of audacity is that you can edit and incorporate tracks or the the so called multi-tracking by incorporating other external devices but that is quite advance. 

Robert Mendoza
On 5/23/2016 4:42 AM, Lino Morales wrote:

Hey Robert. How does Virtual Recorder do with NVDA? Audasity I've used, but I don't like you have to save all your stuff as projects. Thanks.


On 5/22/2016 6:30 AM, Robert Mendoza wrote:

Here is my view of points concerning to your message. First about the browser, most of the time I used to work well with Firefox, and which I think is the best and most accessible but again, it may defer your preferences of working you do. Second, about the recording apps that there are the two that is commendable is the audacity and Virtual Recorder these  has its features to saved and you can create mp3 files format.  Those mentioned apps is freeware and at the same time it is doable with nvda. And, lastly, for the email client I often used Thunderbird but Win 10 has this built-in Mail apps where you can save and have it setup your mail whether IMAP or POP account. In the other note, you can play around and explore these mentioned software which gives you an edge to familiarize the shortcut keys and how does it works until you decide which you may think that best fit for your needs. Again, if you have any further question please don't hesitate to message here and surely someone here from the list will helps you.

Robert Mendoza
On 5/22/2016 3:11 PM, Jolene Cardenas wrote:
Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even
though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my
default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music
from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use.  Since
Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how
previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use
it for Podcasting and other projects.  Can any Windows 10 user
recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it +
NVDA?  I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so
I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.








Re: New Member (5)

Robert Mendoza
 

Hi Lino!


The virtual recorder is very straight forward tool to use, you can simply record and stop the recording , and automatically saved it into mp3 format and the saved file often located to path of file folder in the documents.  And for the audacity, the conversion process would take place by exporting it to mp3 however, in order to save it to mp3 you need to install the Lame_v3.99.3_for_Windows.exe. The good feature of audacity is that you can edit and incorporate tracks or the the so called multi-tracking by incorporating other external devices but that is quite advance. 

Robert Mendoza
On 5/23/2016 4:42 AM, Lino Morales wrote:

Hey Robert. How does Virtual Recorder do with NVDA? Audasity I've used, but I don't like you have to save all your stuff as projects. Thanks.


On 5/22/2016 6:30 AM, Robert Mendoza wrote:

Here is my view of points concerning to your message. First about the browser, most of the time I used to work well with Firefox, and which I think is the best and most accessible but again, it may defer your preferences of working you do. Second, about the recording apps that there are the two that is commendable is the audacity and Virtual Recorder these  has its features to saved and you can create mp3 files format.  Those mentioned apps is freeware and at the same time it is doable with nvda. And, lastly, for the email client I often used Thunderbird but Win 10 has this built-in Mail apps where you can save and have it setup your mail whether IMAP or POP account. In the other note, you can play around and explore these mentioned software which gives you an edge to familiarize the shortcut keys and how does it works until you decide which you may think that best fit for your needs. Again, if you have any further question please don't hesitate to message here and surely someone here from the list will helps you.

Robert Mendoza
On 5/22/2016 3:11 PM, Jolene Cardenas wrote:
Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even
though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my
default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music
from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use.  Since
Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how
previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use
it for Podcasting and other projects.  Can any Windows 10 user
recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it +
NVDA?  I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so
I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.







Re: New Member (5)

Lino Morales
 

Hey Robert. How does Virtual Recorder do with NVDA? Audasity I've used, but I don't like you have to save all your stuff as projects. Thanks.


On 5/22/2016 6:30 AM, Robert Mendoza wrote:

Here is my view of points concerning to your message. First about the browser, most of the time I used to work well with Firefox, and which I think is the best and most accessible but again, it may defer your preferences of working you do. Second, about the recording apps that there are the two that is commendable is the audacity and Virtual Recorder these  has its features to saved and you can create mp3 files format.  Those mentioned apps is freeware and at the same time it is doable with nvda. And, lastly, for the email client I often used Thunderbird but Win 10 has this built-in Mail apps where you can save and have it setup your mail whether IMAP or POP account. In the other note, you can play around and explore these mentioned software which gives you an edge to familiarize the shortcut keys and how does it works until you decide which you may think that best fit for your needs. Again, if you have any further question please don't hesitate to message here and surely someone here from the list will helps you.

Robert Mendoza
On 5/22/2016 3:11 PM, Jolene Cardenas wrote:
Hello once more,

Thank you for your responses, for I enjoyed reading them a lot!

Further specs: My Web browser is the latest version of Firefox (even
though a sighted friend told me that Google Chrome was better), my
default media player is Windows Media Player 12 (not The Groove Music
from Windows 10), and Gmail is the only e-mail source I use.  Since
Windows 10 doesn't come with the Sound Recorder program like how
previous versions of Windows does, I'm missing it a lot because I use
it for Podcasting and other projects.  Can any Windows 10 user
recommend any sound-recording program that would work well with it +
NVDA?  I'd appreciate your feedback so much.

Just FYI: I have no usable vision in both eyes to read large print so
I'm totally dependent on NVDA to do all my reading out loud for me.

Take care, and have a good day.

sincerely,

Jolene.