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CD ripping software that works well with NVDA

Steve Nomer
 

Hi,


I have a large number of CDs that need to be ripped. Are there some good rippers out there that work well with NVDA? Thanks for any suggestions.


Steve

 

Hi
If those are audio cd, use anyburn: http://anyburn.com
Cuong
----------------
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Sao Mai Vocational and assistive center for the blind
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Tel: +8428 7302-4488
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Nomer" <swnomer@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 9:13 PM
Subject: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA


Hi,


I have a large number of CDs that need to be ripped. Are there some good rippers out there that work well with NVDA? Thanks for any suggestions.


Steve


erik burggraaf <erik@...>
 

Hello,

Exact audio copy and CDex are the two most popular and accessible. I began with CDex and liked it a lot when I still used windows for such things. Exact audio copy is the favourite of purists and audiofiles because out of the box it has extremely strict error checking. CDex can do this, but needs to be set up for it and at that, it takes longer than EAC to rip with strict settings.

Hope this helps,

Erik

On January 28, 2018 9:14:06 AM "Steve Nomer" <swnomer@...> wrote:

Hi,


I have a large number of CDs that need to be ripped. Are there some good
rippers out there that work well with NVDA? Thanks for any suggestions.


Steve

Gene
 

The current version of CDEX, as do so many free programs now, is bundled with other software you probably won't want and some of what you may get is questionable.  I don't know if Checky (spelling) will stop the installations.  Because of accessibility problems with the way the extra options are displayed, you likely won't see them during the installation and won't be able to refuse them yourself.  If you are going to use CDEX, either use an earlier version, if compatible with Windows 10, or wait to see if list members can furnish the current version without the exstra programs.  Or wait for news about Unchecky or, of course, you could get sighted assistance during the installlation.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 8:37 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA

Hello,

Exact audio copy and CDex are the two most popular and accessible.  I began
with CDex and liked it a lot when I still used windows for such things. 
Exact audio copy is the favourite of purists and audiofiles because out of
the box it has extremely strict error checking.  CDex can do this, but
needs to be set up for it and at that, it takes longer than EAC to rip with
strict settings.

Hope this helps,

Erik


On January 28, 2018 9:14:06 AM "Steve Nomer" <swnomer@...> wrote:

Hi,


I have a large number of CDs that need to be ripped. Are there some good
rippers out there that work well with NVDA? Thanks for any suggestions.


Steve








Roger Stewart
 

Can someone please give me a direct download link for Exact Audio Copy?  I tried Googling it, and I get a download page and when I choose download, it goes to another page with another download link and when I choose that, I'm sent to yet another page and I have gone through about a dozen such page transfers and have yet to actually get the danged program! Hope someone can help.

Thanks.

Roger

On 1/28/2018 8:37 AM, erik burggraaf wrote:
Hello,

Exact audio copy and CDex are the two most popular and accessible.  I began with CDex and liked it a lot when I still used windows for such things.  Exact audio copy is the favourite of purists and audiofiles because out of the box it has extremely strict error checking.  CDex can do this, but needs to be set up for it and at that, it takes longer than EAC to rip with strict settings.

Hope this helps,

Erik


On January 28, 2018 9:14:06 AM "Steve Nomer" <swnomer@...> wrote:

Hi,


I have a large number of CDs that need to be ripped. Are there some good
rippers out there that work well with NVDA? Thanks for any suggestions.


Steve








Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, Steve,

I use windows media player for ripping CD's and it works great for me.

Rosemarie

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Nomer
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 6:13 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA

Hi,


I have a large number of CDs that need to be ripped. Are there some good rippers out there that work well with NVDA? Thanks for any suggestions.


Steve

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

I had this happen. I thought something was froozen. I did not realise I was in fact allowing all this crap to install on my computer.

However, a malwarebytes scan helped me get rid of all of it, and now I’m using newer CDEX with no problems. I wish the creators hadn’t done this though. It was not a very pleasant experience, to be sure.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: January 28, 2018 10:44 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA

 

The current version of CDEX, as do so many free programs now, is bundled with other software you probably won't want and some of what you may get is questionable.  I don't know if Checky (spelling) will stop the installations.  Because of accessibility problems with the way the extra options are displayed, you likely won't see them during the installation and won't be able to refuse them yourself.  If you are going to use CDEX, either use an earlier version, if compatible with Windows 10, or wait to see if list members can furnish the current version without the exstra programs.  Or wait for news about Unchecky or, of course, you could get sighted assistance during the installlation.

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 8:37 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA

 

Hello,

Exact audio copy and CDex are the two most popular and accessible.  I began
with CDex and liked it a lot when I still used windows for such things. 
Exact audio copy is the favourite of purists and audiofiles because out of
the box it has extremely strict error checking.  CDex can do this, but
needs to be set up for it and at that, it takes longer than EAC to rip with
strict settings.

Hope this helps,

Erik


On January 28, 2018 9:14:06 AM "Steve Nomer" <swnomer@...> wrote:

Hi,


I have a large number of CDs that need to be ripped. Are there some good
rippers out there that work well with NVDA? Thanks for any suggestions.


Steve







Arlene
 

Hi, is Anyburn a free CD ripper?

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dang Manh Cuong
Sent: January-28-18 6:19 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA

Hi
If those are audio cd, use anyburn: http://anyburn.com Cuong
----------------
Dang Manh Cuong
The Assistive technology specialist
Sao Mai Vocational and assistive center for the blind
52/22 Huynh Thien Loc St., Hoa Thanh ward, Tan Phu dist., HCM, Vietnam.
Tel: +8428 7302-4488
E-mail: vanphong@...; congnghe@...
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaoMaiCenter
Website: http://www.trungtamsaomai.org; http://www.saomaicenter.org



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----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Nomer" <swnomer@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 9:13 PM
Subject: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA


Hi,


I have a large number of CDs that need to be ripped. Are there some good
rippers out there that work well with NVDA? Thanks for any suggestions.


Steve



Joe Paton
 

Roger,

If you don't have it yet, please drop me a line off list.
Joe@... is the better address, it is less cluttered.

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Yes. It rips CD's as well as burning them.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arlene
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 2:33 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA

Hi, is Anyburn a free CD ripper?

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dang Manh Cuong
Sent: January-28-18 6:19 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA

Hi
If those are audio cd, use anyburn: http://anyburn.com Cuong
----------------
Dang Manh Cuong
The Assistive technology specialist
Sao Mai Vocational and assistive center for the blind
52/22 Huynh Thien Loc St., Hoa Thanh ward, Tan Phu dist., HCM, Vietnam.
Tel: +8428 7302-4488
E-mail: vanphong@...; congnghe@...
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaoMaiCenter
Website: http://www.trungtamsaomai.org; http://www.saomaicenter.org



Mobile / Zalo: +84 902-572-300
E-mail: @cuongdang; cuong@... Skype name: dangmanhcuong
facebook: http://facebook.com/dangmanhcuong
Twitter: @ManhCuongTech


----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Nomer" <swnomer@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 9:13 PM
Subject: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA


Hi,


I have a large number of CDs that need to be ripped. Are there some
good rippers out there that work well with NVDA? Thanks for any suggestions.


Steve



Arlene
 

Oh ok! It works for win ten?

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: January-28-18 2:47 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA

Yes. It rips CD's as well as burning them.



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arlene
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 2:33 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA

Hi, is Anyburn a free CD ripper?

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dang Manh Cuong
Sent: January-28-18 6:19 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA

Hi
If those are audio cd, use anyburn: http://anyburn.com Cuong
----------------
Dang Manh Cuong
The Assistive technology specialist
Sao Mai Vocational and assistive center for the blind
52/22 Huynh Thien Loc St., Hoa Thanh ward, Tan Phu dist., HCM, Vietnam.
Tel: +8428 7302-4488
E-mail: vanphong@...; congnghe@...
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaoMaiCenter
Website: http://www.trungtamsaomai.org; http://www.saomaicenter.org



Mobile / Zalo: +84 902-572-300
E-mail: @cuongdang; cuong@... Skype name: dangmanhcuong
facebook: http://facebook.com/dangmanhcuong
Twitter: @ManhCuongTech


----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Nomer" <swnomer@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 9:13 PM
Subject: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA


Hi,


I have a large number of CDs that need to be ripped. Are there some
good rippers out there that work well with NVDA? Thanks for any suggestions.


Steve



Dan Thompson
 

Hi Roger, Here is how to get wma to rip music automatically or only when you wish. I use nvda when doing this.
This is a section out of a book I recently finished.

Action Steps
This activity is divided into three sections.

Section One, covers setting "Windows Media Player" to automaticly rip a CD to the "music" folder on a desktop or lapt op running Windows Seven.

Section Two, addresses the ripping process. Finally, section three covers Locating the “music folder” where WMA stores audio files by default:


Through out this document "start button" will be referring to the "windows key."
1. *I. Setting Windows Media Player to auto rip a CD:
1. Open WMP by using the hotkey shortcut key combination just created.
If the hotkey was already created that is even better for you.
This should be alt-control-m.

2. Press alt-T to open the tools menu.
3. Type the letter o to access "options."
4. Press control-tab together until reaching the "rip music" property sheet.
5. Tab three times until reaching "format." The default is "Windows Media Audio (WMA.)"
6. Arrow down to your choice. I recommend "mp3."
7. Tab once to a checkbox for telling "Windows Media Player" to aut o rip a CD when inserted into the CD-rom tray.
If the check box is unchecked, press space once to check the box.
8. Next is a check box for determining if the CD-rom opens when finished.
I have this checked. That way I know when a rip has been successful.
I recommend checking the box. So tab once and tap space once.
9. Tab to "apply" and hit enter.

10. Tab across to “okay” and tap enter. The cursor returns into the WMP's program screen.
The next section covers ripping the cd and locating where those files were placed.

*II. Ripping a CD when WMP is set to "automatically rip":
1. If available, open WMP by using the customized hotkey combination of alt-control-m.
2. Locate the eject button on the CD-rom tray and press it .
When using a laptop, this action cause the tray to will open a little. If on a desktop, the tray opens completely.
3. When using a laptop, gently pull out the tray and insert a CD to rip.
4. If using a laptop, gently push close the tray until hearing a small click. If using a desktop, press the ject button again.

5. In a short time the CD- rom can be heard ripping con tent to your computer's music folder.
When finished, the tray will open.
6. Remove the CD and store it away.
7. Close the CD tray.

*III. Locating the “music folder” where WMA stores audio files by default:
There are two places this folder can be found, depending on a user’s preference.
Some wish the music folder to appear on the desktop.
However, a music folder is created by default under the “owner’s” menu when installing Windows.
Method One:
Locating Music in the “Owner’s Menu.”

1. Press the start button.
2. Tab once.
3. Press the letter M unt il reaching "Music."
4. Tap enter to open this folder.
5. If WMP could find a title for the ripped CD, a folder by that name will be created. A sub-folder with the same name will also be created. In that sub-folder will contain your content just ripped.
Arrow down to your choice to hear and tap enter.

If no CD title was available, WMP will create an unknown folder containing a sub-folder with the same name.
Select a folder and hit enter.
Locate the sub-folder and tap enter. You will find all that ripped content.

Method Two. Locating the Music Folder from the desktop:When finished with this
1. Press windows key, (start button), along with letter m for accessing the desktop.
2. Tap the letter m until reaching “music.”
3. Hit enter to open this folder.
4. If WMP could find a title for the ripped CD, a folder by that name will be created. A sub-folder with the same name will also be created. In that sub-folder will contain your content just ripped.
Arrow down to your choice to hear and tap enter.

If no CD title was available, WMP will create an unknown folder containing a sub-folder with the same name.
Select a folder and hit enter.
Locate the sub-folder and tap enter. You will find all that ripped content.

Gene
 

The quoted material has problems and serious shortcomings.  basic information appears to be correct.  I haven't used the newest Media Player nor have I looked at most of this for a long time in any version.  I almost never rip anything, though I have done some ripping in the past.  But the author makes recommendations and arbitrary statements without explanation.  Neither does the author explain how to set parameters such as the kbps rate in mp3 files.  therefore, if people just use the defaults, they will get rips at 128kbps, not nearly adequate for someone who intends to listen using quality equipment and who has enough discrimination to know the difference between 128kbps and a good quality rip.  128kbps is fine for listening through small speakers or small headphones.  I use 320kbps when ripping music.  That's the highest quality mp3 kbps rate.  People can experiment to see what rate satisfies them.  But this book is completely inadequate for anyone more serious than a more or less casual ripper. 
 
Also, why should the short cut be what the writer specifies?  If you teach how to create shortcut keys, it can be any possible command the user wishes.
 
Also, I'm very skeptical that opening Windows media Player has any bearing ever on whether files are automatically ripped.  The text for autoripping in the dialog says some thing like automatically rip CDs when they are inserted.  It says nothing about opening the player first.  And second, this is either an autoplay function or it should be assumed to be automatic the way autoplay can be when you insert a CD.  If autoplay needs to be enabled for CDs, opening the player first makes no difference.  If autoplay doesn't have to be enabled, opening the player will make no difference either. 
 
I don't know if this discussion will be of use to people.  Most blind computer users, it is my impression, don't use Media Player for ripping.  But those who do or are interested in doing so, be aware that this information is incomplete for anyone but a casual ripper who will simply use defaults and doesn't want to proceed any further.  Perhaps someone else will send information about a source that really teaches this properly.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 6:13 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA

Hi Roger, Here is how to get wma to rip music automatically or only when you wish.  I use nvda when doing this.
This is a section out of a book I recently finished.

Action Steps
This activity is divided into three  sections.

Section One, covers setting "Windows Media Player" to automaticly rip a CD to the "music" folder on a desktop or lapt op running Windows Seven.

Section Two, addresses the ripping process.  Finally, section three covers Locating the “music folder” where WMA stores audio files by default:


Through out this document "start button" will be referring to the "windows key."
1.  *I.  Setting Windows Media Player to auto rip a CD:
1. Open WMP by using the hotkey shortcut key combination just created.
If the hotkey was already created that is even better for you.
This should be alt-control-m.

2.  Press alt-T to open the tools menu.
3.  Type the letter o to access "options."
4.  Press control-tab together until reaching the "rip music" property sheet.
5.  Tab three times until reaching "format."  The default is   "Windows Media Audio (WMA.)"
6.  Arrow down to your choice.  I recommend "mp3."
7. Tab once to a checkbox for telling "Windows Media Player" to aut o rip a CD when inserted into the CD-rom tray.
If the check box is unchecked, press space once to check the box.
8.  Next is a check box for determining if the CD-rom opens when finished.
I have this checked.  That way I know when a rip has been successful.
I recommend checking the box.  So tab once and tap space once.
9.  Tab to "apply" and hit enter.

10.  Tab across to “okay” and tap enter.  The cursor returns into the WMP's program screen.
The next section covers ripping the cd and locating where those files were placed.

*II. Ripping a CD when WMP is set to "automatically rip":
1.  If available, open WMP by using the customized hotkey combination of alt-control-m.
2.  Locate the eject button on the CD-rom tray and press it .
When using a laptop, this action cause the tray to will open a little.  If on a desktop, the tray opens completely.
3.  When using a laptop, gently pull out the tray and insert a CD to rip.
4.  If using a laptop, gently push close the tray until hearing a small click. If using a desktop, press the ject button again.

5. In a short time the CD- rom can be heard ripping con tent to your computer's music folder.
When finished, the tray will open.
6.  Remove the CD and store it  away.
7.  Close the CD tray.

*III.  Locating the “music folder” where WMA stores audio files by default:
There are two places this folder can be found, depending on a user’s preference.
Some wish the music folder to appear on the desktop.
However, a music folder is created by default under the “owner’s” menu when installing Windows.
Method One:
Locating Music in the “Owner’s Menu.”

1.  Press the start button.
2.    Tab once.
3.  Press the letter M unt il reaching "Music."
4.  Tap enter to open this folder.
5. If WMP could find a title for the ripped CD, a folder by that name will be created.  A sub-folder with the same name will also be created.  In that sub-folder will contain your content just ripped.
Arrow down to your choice to hear and tap enter.

If no CD title was available, WMP will create an unknown folder containing a sub-folder with the same name.
Select a folder and hit  enter.
Locate the sub-folder and tap enter.  You will find all that ripped content.

Method Two.  Locating the Music Folder from the desktop:When finished with this
1. Press windows key, (start button), along with letter m for accessing the desktop.
2.  Tap the letter m until reaching “music.”
3.  Hit enter to open this folder.
4. If WMP could find a title for the ripped CD, a folder by that name will be created.  A sub-folder with the same name will also be created.  In that sub-folder will contain your content just ripped.
Arrow down to your choice to hear and tap enter.

If no CD title was available, WMP will create an unknown folder containing a sub-folder with the same name.
Select a folder and hit  enter.
Locate the sub-folder and tap enter.  You will find all that ripped content.




 

Yes it is free.
Cuong
----------------
Dang Manh Cuong
The Assistive technology specialist
Sao Mai Vocational and assistive center for the blind
52/22 Huynh Thien Loc St., Hoa Thanh ward, Tan Phu dist., HCM, Vietnam.
Tel: +8428 7302-4488
E-mail: vanphong@...; congnghe@...
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaoMaiCenter
Website: http://www.trungtamsaomai.org; http://www.saomaicenter.org



Mobile / Zalo: +84 902-572-300
E-mail: @cuongdang; cuong@...
Skype name: dangmanhcuong
facebook: http://facebook.com/dangmanhcuong
Twitter: @ManhCuongTech

----- Original Message -----
From: "Arlene" <nedster66@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2018 5:32 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA


Hi, is Anyburn a free CD ripper?

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dang Manh Cuong
Sent: January-28-18 6:19 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA

Hi
If those are audio cd, use anyburn: http://anyburn.com Cuong
----------------
Dang Manh Cuong
The Assistive technology specialist
Sao Mai Vocational and assistive center for the blind
52/22 Huynh Thien Loc St., Hoa Thanh ward, Tan Phu dist., HCM, Vietnam.
Tel: +8428 7302-4488
E-mail: vanphong@...; congnghe@...
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaoMaiCenter
Website: http://www.trungtamsaomai.org; http://www.saomaicenter.org



Mobile / Zalo: +84 902-572-300
E-mail: @cuongdang; cuong@... Skype name: dangmanhcuong
facebook: http://facebook.com/dangmanhcuong
Twitter: @ManhCuongTech


----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Nomer" <swnomer@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 9:13 PM
Subject: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA


Hi,


I have a large number of CDs that need to be ripped. Are there some good
rippers out there that work well with NVDA? Thanks for any suggestions.


Steve



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

I've been also using cdex as well.
Brian

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briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
in the display name field.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dang Manh Cuong" <@cuongdang>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 2:19 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA


Hi
If those are audio cd, use anyburn: http://anyburn.com
Cuong
----------------
Dang Manh Cuong
The Assistive technology specialist
Sao Mai Vocational and assistive center for the blind
52/22 Huynh Thien Loc St., Hoa Thanh ward, Tan Phu dist., HCM, Vietnam.
Tel: +8428 7302-4488
E-mail: vanphong@...; congnghe@...
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaoMaiCenter
Website: http://www.trungtamsaomai.org; http://www.saomaicenter.org



Mobile / Zalo: +84 902-572-300
E-mail: @cuongdang; cuong@...
Skype name: dangmanhcuong
facebook: http://facebook.com/dangmanhcuong
Twitter: @ManhCuongTech


----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Nomer" <swnomer@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 9:13 PM
Subject: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA


Hi,


I have a large number of CDs that need to be ripped. Are there some good rippers out there that work well with NVDA? Thanks for any suggestions.


Steve




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

You find this a lot, it seems that often they have a non standard downloading system that downloads a stub and that does the download and install but if the actual download or the stub are inaccessible you are stuffed.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Stewart" <paganus2@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA


Can someone please give me a direct download link for Exact Audio Copy? I tried Googling it, and I get a download page and when I choose download, it goes to another page with another download link and when I choose that, I'm sent to yet another page and I have gone through about a dozen such page transfers and have yet to actually get the danged program! Hope someone can help.

Thanks.

Roger










On 1/28/2018 8:37 AM, erik burggraaf wrote:
Hello,

Exact audio copy and CDex are the two most popular and accessible. I began with CDex and liked it a lot when I still used windows for such things. Exact audio copy is the favourite of purists and audiofiles because out of the box it has extremely strict error checking. CDex can do this, but needs to be set up for it and at that, it takes longer than EAC to rip with strict settings.

Hope this helps,

Erik


On January 28, 2018 9:14:06 AM "Steve Nomer" <swnomer@...> wrote:

Hi,


I have a large number of CDs that need to be ripped. Are there some good
rippers out there that work well with NVDA? Thanks for any suggestions.


Steve









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No I had avast with ccleaner that unchecky did not spot at all.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "JM Casey" <crystallogic@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 6:30 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA


I had this happen. I thought something was froozen. I did not realise I was
in fact allowing all this crap to install on my computer.

However, a malwarebytes scan helped me get rid of all of it, and now I'm
using newer CDEX with no problems. I wish the creators hadn't done this
though. It was not a very pleasant experience, to be sure.



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: January 28, 2018 10:44 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA



The current version of CDEX, as do so many free programs now, is bundled
with other software you probably won't want and some of what you may get is
questionable. I don't know if Checky (spelling) will stop the
installations. Because of accessibility problems with the way the extra
options are displayed, you likely won't see them during the installation and
won't be able to refuse them yourself. If you are going to use CDEX, either
use an earlier version, if compatible with Windows 10, or wait to see if
list members can furnish the current version without the exstra programs.
Or wait for news about Unchecky or, of course, you could get sighted
assistance during the installlation.



Gene

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From: erik burggraaf <mailto:erik@...>

Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 8:37 AM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA



Hello,

Exact audio copy and CDex are the two most popular and accessible. I began
with CDex and liked it a lot when I still used windows for such things.
Exact audio copy is the favourite of purists and audiofiles because out of
the box it has extremely strict error checking. CDex can do this, but
needs to be set up for it and at that, it takes longer than EAC to rip with
strict settings.

Hope this helps,

Erik


On January 28, 2018 9:14:06 AM "Steve Nomer" <swnomer@...> wrote:

Hi,


I have a large number of CDs that need to be ripped. Are there some good
rippers out there that work well with NVDA? Thanks for any suggestions.


Steve











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I'd really love a system that ripped to flac files and on a drive and folder chosen by tthe user. Otherwise if like me you have a ssd drive it soon fills up with audio. Cdex does rip to wav which is ok, if a little large.

I did not see a way to do this on winamp or wmp.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Thompson" <dmt031073@...>
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Sent: Monday, January 29, 2018 12:13 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA


Hi Roger, Here is how to get wma to rip music automatically or only when you wish. I use nvda when doing this.
This is a section out of a book I recently finished.

Action Steps
This activity is divided into three sections.

Section One, covers setting "Windows Media Player" to automaticly rip a CD to the "music" folder on a desktop or lapt op running Windows Seven.

Section Two, addresses the ripping process. Finally, section three covers Locating the “music folder” where WMA stores audio files by default:


Through out this document "start button" will be referring to the "windows key."
1. *I. Setting Windows Media Player to auto rip a CD:
1. Open WMP by using the hotkey shortcut key combination just created.
If the hotkey was already created that is even better for you.
This should be alt-control-m.

2. Press alt-T to open the tools menu.
3. Type the letter o to access "options."
4. Press control-tab together until reaching the "rip music" property sheet.
5. Tab three times until reaching "format." The default is "Windows Media Audio (WMA.)"
6. Arrow down to your choice. I recommend "mp3."
7. Tab once to a checkbox for telling "Windows Media Player" to aut o rip a CD when inserted into the CD-rom tray.
If the check box is unchecked, press space once to check the box.
8. Next is a check box for determining if the CD-rom opens when finished.
I have this checked. That way I know when a rip has been successful.
I recommend checking the box. So tab once and tap space once.
9. Tab to "apply" and hit enter.

10. Tab across to “okay” and tap enter. The cursor returns into the WMP's program screen.
The next section covers ripping the cd and locating where those files were placed.

*II. Ripping a CD when WMP is set to "automatically rip":
1. If available, open WMP by using the customized hotkey combination of alt-control-m.
2. Locate the eject button on the CD-rom tray and press it .
When using a laptop, this action cause the tray to will open a little. If on a desktop, the tray opens completely.
3. When using a laptop, gently pull out the tray and insert a CD to rip.
4. If using a laptop, gently push close the tray until hearing a small click. If using a desktop, press the ject button again.

5. In a short time the CD- rom can be heard ripping con tent to your computer's music folder.
When finished, the tray will open.
6. Remove the CD and store it away.
7. Close the CD tray.

*III. Locating the “music folder” where WMA stores audio files by default:
There are two places this folder can be found, depending on a user’s preference.
Some wish the music folder to appear on the desktop.
However, a music folder is created by default under the “owner’s” menu when installing Windows.
Method One:
Locating Music in the “Owner’s Menu.”

1. Press the start button.
2. Tab once.
3. Press the letter M unt il reaching "Music."
4. Tap enter to open this folder.
5. If WMP could find a title for the ripped CD, a folder by that name will be created. A sub-folder with the same name will also be created. In that sub-folder will contain your content just ripped.
Arrow down to your choice to hear and tap enter.

If no CD title was available, WMP will create an unknown folder containing a sub-folder with the same name.
Select a folder and hit enter.
Locate the sub-folder and tap enter. You will find all that ripped content.

Method Two. Locating the Music Folder from the desktop:When finished with this
1. Press windows key, (start button), along with letter m for accessing the desktop.
2. Tap the letter m until reaching “music.”
3. Hit enter to open this folder.
4. If WMP could find a title for the ripped CD, a folder by that name will be created. A sub-folder with the same name will also be created. In that sub-folder will contain your content just ripped.
Arrow down to your choice to hear and tap enter.

If no CD title was available, WMP will create an unknown folder containing a sub-folder with the same name.
Select a folder and hit enter.
Locate the sub-folder and tap enter. You will find all that ripped content.

Steve Nomer
 

Thanks for all the discussion on CD rippers!


If anyone can point me to a crapware-free version of CDEx, I'd be most appreciative.


Thanks,


Steve


On 1/28/2018 9:43 AM, Gene wrote:
The current version of CDEX, as do so many free programs now, is bundled with other software you probably won't want and some of what you may get is questionable.  I don't know if Checky (spelling) will stop the installations.  Because of accessibility problems with the way the extra options are displayed, you likely won't see them during the installation and won't be able to refuse them yourself.  If you are going to use CDEX, either use an earlier version, if compatible with Windows 10, or wait to see if list members can furnish the current version without the exstra programs.  Or wait for news about Unchecky or, of course, you could get sighted assistance during the installlation.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 8:37 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA

Hello,

Exact audio copy and CDex are the two most popular and accessible.  I began
with CDex and liked it a lot when I still used windows for such things. 
Exact audio copy is the favourite of purists and audiofiles because out of
the box it has extremely strict error checking.  CDex can do this, but
needs to be set up for it and at that, it takes longer than EAC to rip with
strict settings.

Hope this helps,

Erik


On January 28, 2018 9:14:06 AM "Steve Nomer" <swnomer@...> wrote:

Hi,


I have a large number of CDs that need to be ripped. Are there some good
rippers out there that work well with NVDA? Thanks for any suggestions.


Steve









Gene
 

What version of Windows are you using?  I don't think older versions run in Windows 10, although others may have tried earlier versions and may know whether they do or not.
 
Also, is there a portable version?  If so, it probably doesn't try to install anything because portable versions of programs, by definition aren't supposed to change the system they are running on and don't actually install.  All a portable installer is supposed to do, if it does anything, is allow you to place shortcuts to the program on your computer so you can run the program from places like the programs list and the desktop.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, January 29, 2018 7:46 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA

Thanks for all the discussion on CD rippers!


If anyone can point me to a crapware-free version of CDEx, I'd be most appreciative.


Thanks,


Steve


On 1/28/2018 9:43 AM, Gene wrote:
The current version of CDEX, as do so many free programs now, is bundled with other software you probably won't want and some of what you may get is questionable.  I don't know if Checky (spelling) will stop the installations.  Because of accessibility problems with the way the extra options are displayed, you likely won't see them during the installation and won't be able to refuse them yourself.  If you are going to use CDEX, either use an earlier version, if compatible with Windows 10, or wait to see if list members can furnish the current version without the exstra programs.  Or wait for news about Unchecky or, of course, you could get sighted assistance during the installlation.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 8:37 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] CD ripping software that works well with NVDA

Hello,

Exact audio copy and CDex are the two most popular and accessible.  I began
with CDex and liked it a lot when I still used windows for such things. 
Exact audio copy is the favourite of purists and audiofiles because out of
the box it has extremely strict error checking.  CDex can do this, but
needs to be set up for it and at that, it takes longer than EAC to rip with
strict settings.

Hope this helps,

Erik


On January 28, 2018 9:14:06 AM "Steve Nomer" <swnomer@...> wrote:

Hi,


I have a large number of CDs that need to be ripped. Are there some good
rippers out there that work well with NVDA? Thanks for any suggestions.


Steve