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Merry Christmas

Sakina
 

Dear All,

 

Please may I take this opportunity to wish everyone in this group

A very Happy Christmas and may the festive days bring lot of joy and happiness to us all.

Let us thank NVDA providers for now and wish them great success for the coming years for they have done wonders for the millions around the world.

Without them, this group may not have been possible.

Once again a Very Merry Christmas to everyone.

Best wishes and many regards always

Sakina


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Re: soundcard add on

Jacques <lists4js@...>
 

Hi Jim

In the configuration window of Stascom there are radio buttons to either enable or disable the sound recovery feature. This effectively means that, if the user chooses to disable this feature, the default audio device can be muted or set lower than the user defined low volume. When disabling this feature, I populate a warning message to the effect that if the feature is disabled, I will not be able to recover sound. However, my aim is to always give the user an option for any feature I build into Stascom, regardless of the feature in question. The same holds true for day / night volume adjustment. If you don't like it, simply disable the feature and I'll honour it in future sessions.

I'm happy to answer any questions you may have, but also check out the user guide, I have run it passed a few people and believe it to be quite clear on what the program offers, or do not offer.

Thanks for your interest in the program.


Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 18:48, The Gamages wrote:
Hello Jacques,

Just to be clear to my simple brain, I take it that nobody can mute or
reduce the sound below the level set?, this would suit me fine, if the
mute status or level can still be changed, at what point will it return
to the set values?
Sorry to sound so thick, I just want to get it clear in my mind. Thank
you.




Best Regards, Jim.
-----Original Message-----
From: Jacques
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 2:49 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on

Hi Jim

My program monitors the default audio device and will unmute it if it
becomes muted in any way. It also monitors for low volume and recovers
it, once again, should it fall below a certain level. Both the minimum
volume, as well as the level it will recover to, is user configurable.
The user do not need to press any hot key for this to happen, it is
automated. As is stated in my user guide, it can only perform these
actions if the hardware is in tact and the correct drivers are
installed, of course.

Bottom line, if your hardware is not faulty and the correct drivers are
installed, Stascom will unmute and recover volume on the default sound
card automatically, no problem.

I'm currently in the process of adding more functionality to the
program. Once I've completed it and it's done its rounds via my beta
testers, I'll post the update. I should also mention that if you have
the version installed which currently is on my web site, it will notify
you of any future release, provided you are connected to the internet,
naturally. The check for an update will happen when the program launches
at startup, but there's also an option for a manual check under the menu
hot key, control+Windows+m.

Thanks for your kind words, a good festive season to you too.

Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 15:41, The Gamages wrote:
Hello Jacques,

Thank you for your reply, I have read your user guide and have one
question about my particular system.
I am using Windows ten anniversary edition, my soundcard is a
Soundblaster Z.

At the moment I have a problem where I have no speech, sighted people
have confirmed that the card is not muted and, as the computer is
under
warrenty, it will be looked at tomorrow.

That being said, will your program bring back speech when I lose it?
assuming that any problem is sorted first of course.
I am really only interested in getting some sound back if someone
mutes
it or reducers the volume to zero. I am not sure if your program will
do
this or if it stops the sound from being muted or reduced in the first
place. As you will realise now, the old Quick mix just took a
snapshot
of the soundcard and a hot key or desktop icon could be used to
restore
the settings?
In simple terms can you explain what happens with your program.

I do appreciate people like you who give of their time to help others,
whatever the outcome for me, have a very happy festive season and all
good luck for the new year.




Best Regards, Jim.
-----Original Message-----
From: Jacques
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:51 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on

Hi Jim

I wasn't familiar with Quick Mix, but Googled it quickly to see what
it
offered on XP.

I wrote a collection of utilities over the last year or so, which I
call
Stascom Utility Suite. At this point it will recover sound to a
pre-defined level and unmute the default sound card if it became muted
by an event. You can also define day / night volumes to be switched to
at user defined times. At this point it does not load application
specific profiles, but that might just be something I'll look into for
a
future release.

Should you be interested, you can read the user guide and download the
installer from my web page:

http://www.stascom.co.za



Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 12:25, The Gamages wrote:
Hello all,
I believe someone made an addon to save soundcard settings, I missed
the
thread on this subject, is it anything like the old “quick mix” for
XP?
that was a brilliant program.
does it take a snapshot of the soundcard, or is it a bit more
complicated?
Any comments greatly appreciated.
Best Regards, Jim.










Re: m3u8

Matt Turner
 

I think, foobar2000 can play this.

Send me the link, and I'll find out.

On 12/18/2016 11:16 AM, Георги Ламбов wrote:
Evening everyone!
Please, recommend me a good player, playing media-files in m3u8. I find many radiostations of this format but winamp and popplayer don't like them.
Thank you in advancd!
regards
Georgi




Re: soundcard add on

The Gamages
 

Hello Jacques,

Just to be clear to my simple brain, I take it that nobody can mute or
reduce the sound below the level set?, this would suit me fine, if the
mute status or level can still be changed, at what point will it return
to the set values?
Sorry to sound so thick, I just want to get it clear in my mind. Thank
you.




Best Regards, Jim.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jacques
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 2:49 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on

Hi Jim

My program monitors the default audio device and will unmute it if it
becomes muted in any way. It also monitors for low volume and recovers
it, once again, should it fall below a certain level. Both the minimum
volume, as well as the level it will recover to, is user configurable.
The user do not need to press any hot key for this to happen, it is
automated. As is stated in my user guide, it can only perform these
actions if the hardware is in tact and the correct drivers are
installed, of course.

Bottom line, if your hardware is not faulty and the correct drivers are
installed, Stascom will unmute and recover volume on the default sound
card automatically, no problem.

I'm currently in the process of adding more functionality to the
program. Once I've completed it and it's done its rounds via my beta
testers, I'll post the update. I should also mention that if you have
the version installed which currently is on my web site, it will notify
you of any future release, provided you are connected to the internet,
naturally. The check for an update will happen when the program launches
at startup, but there's also an option for a manual check under the menu
hot key, control+Windows+m.

Thanks for your kind words, a good festive season to you too.

Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 15:41, The Gamages wrote:
Hello Jacques,

Thank you for your reply, I have read your user guide and have one
question about my particular system.
I am using Windows ten anniversary edition, my soundcard is a
Soundblaster Z.

At the moment I have a problem where I have no speech, sighted people
have confirmed that the card is not muted and, as the computer is
under
warrenty, it will be looked at tomorrow.

That being said, will your program bring back speech when I lose it?
assuming that any problem is sorted first of course.
I am really only interested in getting some sound back if someone
mutes
it or reducers the volume to zero. I am not sure if your program will
do
this or if it stops the sound from being muted or reduced in the first
place. As you will realise now, the old Quick mix just took a
snapshot
of the soundcard and a hot key or desktop icon could be used to
restore
the settings?
In simple terms can you explain what happens with your program.

I do appreciate people like you who give of their time to help others,
whatever the outcome for me, have a very happy festive season and all
good luck for the new year.




Best Regards, Jim.
-----Original Message-----
From: Jacques
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:51 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on

Hi Jim

I wasn't familiar with Quick Mix, but Googled it quickly to see what
it
offered on XP.

I wrote a collection of utilities over the last year or so, which I
call
Stascom Utility Suite. At this point it will recover sound to a
pre-defined level and unmute the default sound card if it became muted
by an event. You can also define day / night volumes to be switched to
at user defined times. At this point it does not load application
specific profiles, but that might just be something I'll look into for
a
future release.

Should you be interested, you can read the user guide and download the
installer from my web page:

http://www.stascom.co.za



Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 12:25, The Gamages wrote:
Hello all,
I believe someone made an addon to save soundcard settings, I missed
the
thread on this subject, is it anything like the old “quick mix” for
XP?
that was a brilliant program.
does it take a snapshot of the soundcard, or is it a bit more
complicated?
Any comments greatly appreciated.
Best Regards, Jim.






m3u8

Георги Ламбов <obichamlegiona@...>
 

Evening everyone!
Please, recommend me a good player, playing media-files in m3u8. I find many radiostations of this format but winamp and popplayer don't like them.
Thank you in advancd!
regards
Georgi


Re: soundcard add on

Christo de Klerk
 

Hello

I, too, often do sound editing with Stascom running and have never experienced any problems. People can use Stascom with confidence.

Kind regards

Christo

On 2016/12/18 5:29 PM, Jacques wrote:
I tend to agree that it was system specific. I frequently encode and decode in GoldWave. Nonetheless, I apreciate any and all feedback.

Keep well.
Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 17:25, Dan Kerstetter wrote:
Perhaps it was a problem specific to my system. I was also using GoldWave. The files could be edited but not saved.



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jacques
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on

Hi Dan

Sorry to hear about the experience you've had in this regard, it leaves me frowning though. No part of Stascom interferes on that level. You didn't mention which sound editing tools you're using. Although I'm not a professional sound engineer, I often enough to sound editing in GoldWave, including conversion between formats. It would be interesting to know what caused this problem on your system.

If you would like to give me more specific detail, please contact me via the contact options in the user guide or program menu. I'm happy to discuss it publicly, but not all people on the list will be interested in the topic.

Thanks.

Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 17:11, Dan Kerstetter wrote:
I would like to add a word of caution about using this program suite.
IThink it's a wonderful set of utilities, but I had to remove it because, with the program installed, I couldn't work on sound editing projects and save them. Apparently, it was interfering with the encoding and decoding process.



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Brian's Mail list account
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 7:58 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on

This sounds like what I need on a computer often used by sighted people as well as me.
Brian

bglists@...
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jacques" <lists4js@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on


Hi Jim

I wasn't familiar with Quick Mix, but Googled it quickly to see what
it offered on XP.

I wrote a collection of utilities over the last year or so, which I
call Stascom Utility Suite. At this point it will recover sound to a
pre-defined level and unmute the default sound card if it became
muted by an event. You can also define day / night volumes to be
switched to at user defined times. At this point it does not load
application specific profiles, but that might just be something I'll
look into for a future release.

Should you be interested, you can read the user guide and download
the installer from my web page:

http://www.stascom.co.za



Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 12:25, The Gamages wrote:
Hello all,
I believe someone made an addon to save soundcard settings, I missed
the thread on this subject, is it anything like the old “quick mix” for XP?
that was a brilliant program.
does it take a snapshot of the soundcard, or is it a bit more
complicated?
Any comments greatly appreciated.
Best Regards, Jim.















Re: soundcard add on

Jacques <lists4js@...>
 

I tend to agree that it was system specific. I frequently encode and decode in GoldWave. Nonetheless, I apreciate any and all feedback.

Keep well.
Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 17:25, Dan Kerstetter wrote:
Perhaps it was a problem specific to my system. I was also using GoldWave. The files could be edited but not saved.



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jacques
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on

Hi Dan

Sorry to hear about the experience you've had in this regard, it leaves me frowning though. No part of Stascom interferes on that level. You didn't mention which sound editing tools you're using. Although I'm not a professional sound engineer, I often enough to sound editing in GoldWave, including conversion between formats. It would be interesting to know what caused this problem on your system.

If you would like to give me more specific detail, please contact me via the contact options in the user guide or program menu. I'm happy to discuss it publicly, but not all people on the list will be interested in the topic.

Thanks.

Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 17:11, Dan Kerstetter wrote:
I would like to add a word of caution about using this program suite.
IThink it's a wonderful set of utilities, but I had to remove it because, with the program installed, I couldn't work on sound editing projects and save them. Apparently, it was interfering with the encoding and decoding process.



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Brian's Mail list account
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 7:58 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on

This sounds like what I need on a computer often used by sighted people as well as me.
Brian

bglists@...
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal email to:-
briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
in the display name field.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jacques" <lists4js@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on


Hi Jim

I wasn't familiar with Quick Mix, but Googled it quickly to see what
it offered on XP.

I wrote a collection of utilities over the last year or so, which I
call Stascom Utility Suite. At this point it will recover sound to a
pre-defined level and unmute the default sound card if it became
muted by an event. You can also define day / night volumes to be
switched to at user defined times. At this point it does not load
application specific profiles, but that might just be something I'll
look into for a future release.

Should you be interested, you can read the user guide and download
the installer from my web page:

http://www.stascom.co.za



Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 12:25, The Gamages wrote:
Hello all,
I believe someone made an addon to save soundcard settings, I missed
the thread on this subject, is it anything like the old “quick mix” for XP?
that was a brilliant program.
does it take a snapshot of the soundcard, or is it a bit more
complicated?
Any comments greatly appreciated.
Best Regards, Jim.














Re: soundcard add on

Dan Kerstetter
 

Perhaps it was a problem specific to my system. I was also using GoldWave. The files could be edited but not saved.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jacques
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on

Hi Dan

Sorry to hear about the experience you've had in this regard, it leaves me frowning though. No part of Stascom interferes on that level. You didn't mention which sound editing tools you're using. Although I'm not a professional sound engineer, I often enough to sound editing in GoldWave, including conversion between formats. It would be interesting to know what caused this problem on your system.

If you would like to give me more specific detail, please contact me via the contact options in the user guide or program menu. I'm happy to discuss it publicly, but not all people on the list will be interested in the topic.

Thanks.

Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 17:11, Dan Kerstetter wrote:
I would like to add a word of caution about using this program suite.
IThink it's a wonderful set of utilities, but I had to remove it because, with the program installed, I couldn't work on sound editing projects and save them. Apparently, it was interfering with the encoding and decoding process.



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Brian's Mail list account
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 7:58 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on

This sounds like what I need on a computer often used by sighted people as well as me.
Brian

bglists@...
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal email to:-
briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
in the display name field.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jacques" <lists4js@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on


Hi Jim

I wasn't familiar with Quick Mix, but Googled it quickly to see what
it offered on XP.

I wrote a collection of utilities over the last year or so, which I
call Stascom Utility Suite. At this point it will recover sound to a
pre-defined level and unmute the default sound card if it became
muted by an event. You can also define day / night volumes to be
switched to at user defined times. At this point it does not load
application specific profiles, but that might just be something I'll
look into for a future release.

Should you be interested, you can read the user guide and download
the installer from my web page:

http://www.stascom.co.za



Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 12:25, The Gamages wrote:
Hello all,
I believe someone made an addon to save soundcard settings, I missed
the thread on this subject, is it anything like the old “quick mix” for XP?
that was a brilliant program.
does it take a snapshot of the soundcard, or is it a bit more
complicated?
Any comments greatly appreciated.
Best Regards, Jim.









Re: soundcard add on

Jacques <lists4js@...>
 

Hi Dan

Sorry to hear about the experience you've had in this regard, it leaves me frowning though. No part of Stascom interferes on that level. You didn't mention which sound editing tools you're using. Although I'm not a professional sound engineer, I often enough to sound editing in GoldWave, including conversion between formats. It would be interesting to know what caused this problem on your system.

If you would like to give me more specific detail, please contact me via the contact options in the user guide or program menu. I'm happy to discuss it publicly, but not all people on the list will be interested in the topic.

Thanks.

Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 17:11, Dan Kerstetter wrote:
I would like to add a word of caution about using this program suite.
IThink it's a wonderful set of utilities, but I had to remove it because, with the program installed, I couldn't work on sound editing projects and save them. Apparently, it was interfering with the encoding and decoding process.



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian's Mail list account
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 7:58 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on

This sounds like what I need on a computer often used by sighted people as well as me.
Brian

bglists@...
Sent via blueyonder.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jacques" <lists4js@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on


Hi Jim

I wasn't familiar with Quick Mix, but Googled it quickly to see what it
offered on XP.

I wrote a collection of utilities over the last year or so, which I call
Stascom Utility Suite. At this point it will recover sound to a
pre-defined level and unmute the default sound card if it became muted by
an event. You can also define day / night volumes to be switched to at
user defined times. At this point it does not load application specific
profiles, but that might just be something I'll look into for a future
release.

Should you be interested, you can read the user guide and download the
installer from my web page:

http://www.stascom.co.za



Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 12:25, The Gamages wrote:
Hello all,
I believe someone made an addon to save soundcard settings, I missed the
thread on this subject, is it anything like the old “quick mix” for XP?
that was a brilliant program.
does it take a snapshot of the soundcard, or is it a bit more
complicated?
Any comments greatly appreciated.
Best Regards, Jim.








Re: soundcard add on

Dan Kerstetter
 

I would like to add a word of caution about using this program suite.
IThink it's a wonderful set of utilities, but I had to remove it because, with the program installed, I couldn't work on sound editing projects and save them. Apparently, it was interfering with the encoding and decoding process.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian's Mail list account
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 7:58 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on

This sounds like what I need on a computer often used by sighted people as well as me.
Brian

bglists@...
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal email to:-
briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
in the display name field.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jacques" <lists4js@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on


Hi Jim

I wasn't familiar with Quick Mix, but Googled it quickly to see what it
offered on XP.

I wrote a collection of utilities over the last year or so, which I call
Stascom Utility Suite. At this point it will recover sound to a
pre-defined level and unmute the default sound card if it became muted by
an event. You can also define day / night volumes to be switched to at
user defined times. At this point it does not load application specific
profiles, but that might just be something I'll look into for a future
release.

Should you be interested, you can read the user guide and download the
installer from my web page:

http://www.stascom.co.za



Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 12:25, The Gamages wrote:
Hello all,
I believe someone made an addon to save soundcard settings, I missed the
thread on this subject, is it anything like the old “quick mix” for XP?
that was a brilliant program.
does it take a snapshot of the soundcard, or is it a bit more
complicated?
Any comments greatly appreciated.
Best Regards, Jim.


Re: soundcard add on

Jacques <lists4js@...>
 

Hi Gerardo

This is not currently part of the program, but I may look into this in future.

Many thanks for your feedback.


Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 15:43, Gerardo Corripio wrote:
I also read the User Guide and wow it sounds very very interesting! but
i've got the question if does it include a facility where you could
assign maybe a Hotkey that'll alternate between the regular Internal
Mike-only listening, and StereoMix? I record lots of podcasts and demos
here on my Windows7 HP Laptop, thus such a facility would be a blessing
for those of us who record, who paqrticipate on online radio etc. Good
work so far!

El 18/12/2016 07:41 a.m., The Gamages escribió:
Hello Jacques,

Thank you for your reply, I have read your user guide and have one
question about my particular system.
I am using Windows ten anniversary edition, my soundcard is a
Soundblaster Z.

At the moment I have a problem where I have no speech, sighted people
have confirmed that the card is not muted and, as the computer is under
warrenty, it will be looked at tomorrow.

That being said, will your program bring back speech when I lose it?
assuming that any problem is sorted first of course.
I am really only interested in getting some sound back if someone mutes
it or reducers the volume to zero. I am not sure if your program will do
this or if it stops the sound from being muted or reduced in the first
place. As you will realise now, the old Quick mix just took a snapshot
of the soundcard and a hot key or desktop icon could be used to restore
the settings?
In simple terms can you explain what happens with your program.

I do appreciate people like you who give of their time to help others,
whatever the outcome for me, have a very happy festive season and all
good luck for the new year.




Best Regards, Jim.
-----Original Message-----
From: Jacques
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:51 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on

Hi Jim

I wasn't familiar with Quick Mix, but Googled it quickly to see what it
offered on XP.

I wrote a collection of utilities over the last year or so, which I call
Stascom Utility Suite. At this point it will recover sound to a
pre-defined level and unmute the default sound card if it became muted
by an event. You can also define day / night volumes to be switched to
at user defined times. At this point it does not load application
specific profiles, but that might just be something I'll look into for a
future release.

Should you be interested, you can read the user guide and download the
installer from my web page:

http://www.stascom.co.za



Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 12:25, The Gamages wrote:
Hello all,
I believe someone made an addon to save soundcard settings, I missed
the
thread on this subject, is it anything like the old “quick mix” for
XP?
that was a brilliant program.
does it take a snapshot of the soundcard, or is it a bit more
complicated?
Any comments greatly appreciated.
Best Regards, Jim.




Re: soundcard add on

Jacques <lists4js@...>
 

Hi Jim

My program monitors the default audio device and will unmute it if it becomes muted in any way. It also monitors for low volume and recovers it, once again, should it fall below a certain level. Both the minimum volume, as well as the level it will recover to, is user configurable. The user do not need to press any hot key for this to happen, it is automated. As is stated in my user guide, it can only perform these actions if the hardware is in tact and the correct drivers are installed, of course.

Bottom line, if your hardware is not faulty and the correct drivers are installed, Stascom will unmute and recover volume on the default sound card automatically, no problem.

I'm currently in the process of adding more functionality to the program. Once I've completed it and it's done its rounds via my beta testers, I'll post the update. I should also mention that if you have the version installed which currently is on my web site, it will notify you of any future release, provided you are connected to the internet, naturally. The check for an update will happen when the program launches at startup, but there's also an option for a manual check under the menu hot key, control+Windows+m.

Thanks for your kind words, a good festive season to you too.

Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 15:41, The Gamages wrote:
Hello Jacques,

Thank you for your reply, I have read your user guide and have one
question about my particular system.
I am using Windows ten anniversary edition, my soundcard is a
Soundblaster Z.

At the moment I have a problem where I have no speech, sighted people
have confirmed that the card is not muted and, as the computer is under
warrenty, it will be looked at tomorrow.

That being said, will your program bring back speech when I lose it?
assuming that any problem is sorted first of course.
I am really only interested in getting some sound back if someone mutes
it or reducers the volume to zero. I am not sure if your program will do
this or if it stops the sound from being muted or reduced in the first
place. As you will realise now, the old Quick mix just took a snapshot
of the soundcard and a hot key or desktop icon could be used to restore
the settings?
In simple terms can you explain what happens with your program.

I do appreciate people like you who give of their time to help others,
whatever the outcome for me, have a very happy festive season and all
good luck for the new year.




Best Regards, Jim.
-----Original Message-----
From: Jacques
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:51 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on

Hi Jim

I wasn't familiar with Quick Mix, but Googled it quickly to see what it
offered on XP.

I wrote a collection of utilities over the last year or so, which I call
Stascom Utility Suite. At this point it will recover sound to a
pre-defined level and unmute the default sound card if it became muted
by an event. You can also define day / night volumes to be switched to
at user defined times. At this point it does not load application
specific profiles, but that might just be something I'll look into for a
future release.

Should you be interested, you can read the user guide and download the
installer from my web page:

http://www.stascom.co.za



Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 12:25, The Gamages wrote:
Hello all,
I believe someone made an addon to save soundcard settings, I missed
the
thread on this subject, is it anything like the old “quick mix” for
XP?
that was a brilliant program.
does it take a snapshot of the soundcard, or is it a bit more
complicated?
Any comments greatly appreciated.
Best Regards, Jim.





Re: soundcard add on

Jacob Kruger
 

Jim, Jacques's utility suite monitors volume level changes, and, will reset it to a level of your choice whenever it gets dropped below a certain level, and, also offers keystrokes to adjust it yourself, without needing to work directly via volume level dialogue.


Besides that, you can also optionally set it to automatically lower/raise volume levels at certain times, sort of alternating between daytime, and nighttime volume levels.


But, his suite offers quite a bit more functionality than just that.


Stay well



Jacob Kruger
Blind Biker
Skype: BlindZA
"Resistance is futile, but, acceptance is versatile..."

On 2016-12-18 15:41, The Gamages wrote:
Hello Jacques,

Thank you for your reply, I have read your user guide and have one
question about my particular system.
I am using Windows ten anniversary edition, my soundcard is a
Soundblaster Z.

At the moment I have a problem where I have no speech, sighted people
have confirmed that the card is not muted and, as the computer is under
warrenty, it will be looked at tomorrow.

That being said, will your program bring back speech when I lose it?
assuming that any problem is sorted first of course.
I am really only interested in getting some sound back if someone mutes
it or reducers the volume to zero. I am not sure if your program will do
this or if it stops the sound from being muted or reduced in the first
place. As you will realise now, the old Quick mix just took a snapshot
of the soundcard and a hot key or desktop icon could be used to restore
the settings?
In simple terms can you explain what happens with your program.

I do appreciate people like you who give of their time to help others,
whatever the outcome for me, have a very happy festive season and all
good luck for the new year.




Best Regards, Jim.
-----Original Message-----
From: Jacques
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:51 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on

Hi Jim

I wasn't familiar with Quick Mix, but Googled it quickly to see what it
offered on XP.

I wrote a collection of utilities over the last year or so, which I call
Stascom Utility Suite. At this point it will recover sound to a
pre-defined level and unmute the default sound card if it became muted
by an event. You can also define day / night volumes to be switched to
at user defined times. At this point it does not load application
specific profiles, but that might just be something I'll look into for a
future release.

Should you be interested, you can read the user guide and download the
installer from my web page:

http://www.stascom.co.za



Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 12:25, The Gamages wrote:
Hello all,
I believe someone made an addon to save soundcard settings, I missed
the
thread on this subject, is it anything like the old “quick mix” for
XP?
that was a brilliant program.
does it take a snapshot of the soundcard, or is it a bit more
complicated?
Any comments greatly appreciated.
Best Regards, Jim.




Re: soundcard add on

Gerardo Corripio
 

I also read the User Guide and wow it sounds very very interesting! but i've got the question if does it include a facility where you could assign maybe a Hotkey that'll alternate between the regular Internal Mike-only listening, and StereoMix? I record lots of podcasts and demos here on my Windows7 HP Laptop, thus such a facility would be a blessing for those of us who record, who paqrticipate on online radio etc. Good work so far!

El 18/12/2016 07:41 a.m., The Gamages escribió:
Hello Jacques,

Thank you for your reply, I have read your user guide and have one
question about my particular system.
I am using Windows ten anniversary edition, my soundcard is a
Soundblaster Z.

At the moment I have a problem where I have no speech, sighted people
have confirmed that the card is not muted and, as the computer is under
warrenty, it will be looked at tomorrow.

That being said, will your program bring back speech when I lose it?
assuming that any problem is sorted first of course.
I am really only interested in getting some sound back if someone mutes
it or reducers the volume to zero. I am not sure if your program will do
this or if it stops the sound from being muted or reduced in the first
place. As you will realise now, the old Quick mix just took a snapshot
of the soundcard and a hot key or desktop icon could be used to restore
the settings?
In simple terms can you explain what happens with your program.

I do appreciate people like you who give of their time to help others,
whatever the outcome for me, have a very happy festive season and all
good luck for the new year.




Best Regards, Jim.
-----Original Message-----
From: Jacques
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:51 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on

Hi Jim

I wasn't familiar with Quick Mix, but Googled it quickly to see what it
offered on XP.

I wrote a collection of utilities over the last year or so, which I call
Stascom Utility Suite. At this point it will recover sound to a
pre-defined level and unmute the default sound card if it became muted
by an event. You can also define day / night volumes to be switched to
at user defined times. At this point it does not load application
specific profiles, but that might just be something I'll look into for a
future release.

Should you be interested, you can read the user guide and download the
installer from my web page:

http://www.stascom.co.za



Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 12:25, The Gamages wrote:
Hello all,
I believe someone made an addon to save soundcard settings, I missed
the
thread on this subject, is it anything like the old “quick mix” for
XP?
that was a brilliant program.
does it take a snapshot of the soundcard, or is it a bit more
complicated?
Any comments greatly appreciated.
Best Regards, Jim.


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Re: soundcard add on

The Gamages
 

Hello Jacques,

Thank you for your reply, I have read your user guide and have one
question about my particular system.
I am using Windows ten anniversary edition, my soundcard is a
Soundblaster Z.

At the moment I have a problem where I have no speech, sighted people
have confirmed that the card is not muted and, as the computer is under
warrenty, it will be looked at tomorrow.

That being said, will your program bring back speech when I lose it?
assuming that any problem is sorted first of course.
I am really only interested in getting some sound back if someone mutes
it or reducers the volume to zero. I am not sure if your program will do
this or if it stops the sound from being muted or reduced in the first
place. As you will realise now, the old Quick mix just took a snapshot
of the soundcard and a hot key or desktop icon could be used to restore
the settings?
In simple terms can you explain what happens with your program.

I do appreciate people like you who give of their time to help others,
whatever the outcome for me, have a very happy festive season and all
good luck for the new year.




Best Regards, Jim.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jacques
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:51 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on

Hi Jim

I wasn't familiar with Quick Mix, but Googled it quickly to see what it
offered on XP.

I wrote a collection of utilities over the last year or so, which I call
Stascom Utility Suite. At this point it will recover sound to a
pre-defined level and unmute the default sound card if it became muted
by an event. You can also define day / night volumes to be switched to
at user defined times. At this point it does not load application
specific profiles, but that might just be something I'll look into for a
future release.

Should you be interested, you can read the user guide and download the
installer from my web page:

http://www.stascom.co.za



Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 12:25, The Gamages wrote:
Hello all,
I believe someone made an addon to save soundcard settings, I missed
the
thread on this subject, is it anything like the old “quick mix” for
XP?
that was a brilliant program.
does it take a snapshot of the soundcard, or is it a bit more
complicated?
Any comments greatly appreciated.
Best Regards, Jim.


Re: Someone got access to my computer

Gene
 

Correction:
I meant to say that I will block this thread at 15:00 hours GMT. if it is still generating traffic.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 7:07 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Someone got access to my computer

I have let this thread run because the topic is of significant concern to many people.  I don't mind if there are some answers to this question but I will block the topic at 13:00 GMT if it is still generating traffic.  It has run long enough and it may not stop if I don't. 
 
It has been the practice on this list for a considerable time before I became a moderator, to allow a certain amount of off topic traffic and to give a time when such threads would be closed if they ran too long or became irrelevant by drifting off topic and were not providing important and useful information. 
 
In my view, this policy helps make the list useful and promotes a sense of connectedness and community among users.  I am continuing this longstanding policy, which was established by what was done for many years in the past. 
 
I'm serious about the following:
I have explained my reasons for doing what I am doing.  My moderation and how it should be changed has been discussed here over the last day and I've closed that thread, after allowing it to run for a number of hours.  I will close any thread where this topic is reopened in connection with the current thread.  I'm perfectly happy to discuss my decisions with others, but please write about them to the contact owner's address, given in a footer at the end of every message sent to the list.  That address is:
 
And if this thread is used to comment on my moderation, I will close it before the stated time. 
 
Gene
-----


Re: Someone got access to my computer

Gene
 

If you just open an e-mail message, while it could cause problems, it is unlikely.  To avoid any possibility of a message doing anything, you can read mail as plain text.  I don't know what e-mail program you are using so I can't advise you on how to do this.  If you read mail as plain text, no message can run any malicious code someone may have placed in it.  If you read text as html, malicious code may run, but it's not likely as I understand matters, given the security features in modern e-mail programs.  But to be completely safe, you can read mail as plain text.  There may be this or that message, such as some newsletters, that must be read as html but you will know if you requested such publications and can read them as html. 
 
I will allow you to ask how to read mail in plain text in whatever e-mail program you are using.  but this thread will close soon.
 
As I've tried to point out in various ways before, just being worried or afraid keeps you from using the Internet to its full potential.  Knowledge from reputable sources is the best way to counteract this fear. 
 
If you want to discuss such matters further, please join a list like techtalk  where such subjects are on topic and where knowledgeable people will address your questions. 
To join techtalk, send a blank message with
in the address field.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 2:43 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Someone got access to my computer

travis,
thanks so much for your great information!
your informations are very useful and informative.
and if i dont open any attachment, dont reply to these kinds of
emails, dont open the given link and just only open the email itself!
is it dangerous too?
is it possible for my system to incrypt by ransomware again?
and what happen if i dont delete them and dont read them?
thanks extremely again and God bless you.

On 12/18/16, David Moore <jesusloves1966@...> wrote:
> Hi Shaun,
> Thanks a lot, I changed my passwords, and I have a lot more of them saved in
> a document. I am much more prepared, and will not fall for these scams again
> LOLOL! Thanks for all of your support. I really appreciate it.
> David Moore
> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
>
> From: Shaun Everiss
> Sent: Friday, December 16, 2016 11:00 PM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] Someone got access to my computer
>
> Well I'd change passwords to, articles you get say you should reformat
> and also reformat all the computers in your house and change all
> passwords and such but as long as you didn't pay well.
>
>
>
> On 17/12/2016 1:56 p.m., Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:
>> I'd still have the computer checked by a professional.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of David
>> Moore
>> Sent: Friday, December 16, 2016 4:44 PM
>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Someone got access to my computer
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks a lot!
>>
>> Hit Man pro says no threats. Is that a good sign?
>>
>> David Moore
>>
>> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986>  for
>> Windows 10
>>
>>
>>
>> From: Matt Turner <mailto:meturner2214@...>
>> Sent: Friday, December 16, 2016 6:46 PM
>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Someone got access to my computer
>>
>>
>>
>> Hi, here you go.
>>
>> https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/disability-answer-desk
>>
>>
>> On 12/16/2016 6:42 PM, Arlene wrote:
>>
>> That sounds like a scam! Microsoft doesn’t call you not unless you call
>> them.  if you have a friend you trust and is computer sabby let him have
>> at it.  I hope someone gives you the disability access to Microsoft. If
>> you and your wife know someone who wont charge you they can look at it.
>> Fix it so he can’t get in.
>>
>>
>>
>> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>> [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Moore
>> Sent: December-16-16 3:36 PM
>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
>> Subject: [nvda] Someone got access to my computer
>>
>>
>>
>> Hi guys,
>>
>> I will give you a quick over view and ask some very important questions.
>> Here it is:
>>
>> Well, I typed in a web site, and my small laptop started talking in a
>> different voice saying to call a number from Microsoft before turning off
>> my computer. It gave a number that sounded a lot like microsoft. I called
>> and my wife let them have access, to my computer by typing in a number and
>> other info. and he would not say what company he was from, but he said he
>> was a third party working with Microsoft. He began drawing lines on my
>> screen, and told my wife that I had to pay money to clean my computer from
>> this virus. My wife told him that she was calling the police, and he hung
>> up. However, he was still connected to my computer. I did a quick scan
>> with Windows defender, and it said that I have no problems. I clicked off
>> of all of what he had on the screen. Can he get back into my computer at
>> any time? Could there be a virus still on my computer? What is the number
>> to Microsoft accessability? I called a Microsoft number, and they said
>> they were the geek squad and I would have to pay for them to do anything,
>> but yet he said it was Microsoft. What should I do now?
>>
>> Take care, guys, I am still shaken up. I would had just blown it off, but
>> the message that came up said Microsoft, and it was one number off from a
>> Microsoft sales number.
>>
>> David Moore
>>
>> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986>  for
>> Windows 10
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>


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Re: Someone got access to my computer

Gene
 

I have let this thread run because the topic is of significant concern to many people.  I don't mind if there are some answers to this question but I will block the topic at 13:00 GMT if it is still generating traffic.  It has run long enough and it may not stop if I don't. 
 
It has been the practice on this list for a considerable time before I became a moderator, to allow a certain amount of off topic traffic and to give a time when such threads would be closed if they ran too long or became irrelevant by drifting off topic and were not providing important and useful information. 
 
In my view, this policy helps make the list useful and promotes a sense of connectedness and community among users.  I am continuing this longstanding policy, which was established by what was done for many years in the past. 
 
I'm serious about the following:
I have explained my reasons for doing what I am doing.  My moderation and how it should be changed has been discussed here over the last day and I've closed that thread, after allowing it to run for a number of hours.  I will close any thread where this topic is reopened in connection with the current thread.  I'm perfectly happy to discuss my decisions with others, but please write about them to the contact owner's address, given in a footer at the end of every message sent to the list.  That address is:
 
And if this thread is used to comment on my moderation, I will close it before the stated time. 
 
Gene
-----


Re: soundcard add on

Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

This sounds like what I need on a computer often used by sighted people as well as me.
Brian

bglists@...
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal email to:-
briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
in the display name field.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jacques" <lists4js@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2016 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] soundcard add on


Hi Jim

I wasn't familiar with Quick Mix, but Googled it quickly to see what it offered on XP.

I wrote a collection of utilities over the last year or so, which I call Stascom Utility Suite. At this point it will recover sound to a pre-defined level and unmute the default sound card if it became muted by an event. You can also define day / night volumes to be switched to at user defined times. At this point it does not load application specific profiles, but that might just be something I'll look into for a future release.

Should you be interested, you can read the user guide and download the installer from my web page:

http://www.stascom.co.za



Jacques

On 18 Dec 2016 12:25, The Gamages wrote:
Hello all,
I believe someone made an addon to save soundcard settings, I missed the
thread on this subject, is it anything like the old “quick mix” for XP?
that was a brilliant program.
does it take a snapshot of the soundcard, or is it a bit more complicated?
Any comments greatly appreciated.
Best Regards, Jim.


Re: Muting Topics For Which You Have No Interest

Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

This really needs to be discussed by the mods and perhaps frequent, say monthly posts added about how to do stuff.
However one of the problems that folk often complain about are topic drift in a given thread. I think we all need to look at our replies and say, hang on this should now be labelled as something else. Equally and this is often harder to achieve, we need to store up our comments then post them all in one go. Sadly the way email is delivered these days in batches and not always in chronological order can confound this and create the impression of repeated comments.
For those worried by this. We have all been here before and have had this problem before, and all we can do is nod and try to be more tolerant but also try not to do what we get moaned at for. As I say often easier said than done in today's busy lives we lead.
Also creating a new thread for the same problem is counter productive, as I noticed has happened several times this week.
Brian

bglists@...
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal email to:-
briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
in the display name field.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Vogel" <@britechguy>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, December 17, 2016 11:17 PM
Subject: [nvda] Muting Topics For Which You Have No Interest


We all live with an overabundance of e-mail. All of us have those times when we recognize that a given topic/thread is simply not of interest and we'd prefer not to read any additional content from it.

On the web interface it's easy to avoid by not activating the link for the topic itself. In e-mail it's equally easy, but it gets buried in the message footer that virtually no one ever reads.

At the end of each and every individual message e-mail you receive or each message in an HTML format digest, there is a link that allows you to mute all further content for the thread you're reading. If you search in an individual message for "Mute this topic" you should land right on the click-through link you activate to do just that. The last digest I received a few months ago used a link titled "Mute this Thread" at the end of each message presented. If you activate that link you will receive no further e-mail messages for the topic you've just muted beyond those that might already be sitting in your inbox.
--
*Brian*

* Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from * *insufficient premises.*

* ~ Samuel Butler, 1835-1902*