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Sound card questions

Donald L. Roberts
 

My Realtech sound card just died, one which is integrated with the mother board. I bought a USB sound card yesterday which is working fine. However, I wish to replace the Realtech if I have a vacant slot so I can use two sound cards simultaneously, one for the screen reader and one for everything else.

I am seeking recommendations for a replacement sound card. First and foremost, the control panel must be accessible. Second, cost is a factor. Third, I don’t care about surround sound or dolby or anything like that. What I do care about is clean crisp high frequencies.

With those things in mind, please provide recommendations. Thanks in advance for feedback.

Don Roberts


Playing DVDs on a Windows PC

Donald L. Roberts
 

For some reason which I do not understand, commercial DVDs do not start playing automatically when I insert them into the DVD drive on my PC. In fact, I can’t get them to play at all. I had thought I set Winamp to play these but may be wrong about this. When I launch a DVD, if I check the properties, I see that there is a Video TS folder and sometimes an Audio TS folder.

So please tell me what is likely wrong and how to resolve the issue.

Thanks.

Don Roberts


Re: Winamp very slow to load.

Casey
 

Hi what all did you remove from winamp to make it load faster?
Just so maybe others that it loads slow for can see if they have any of that stuff and then maybe they could get rid of it.
Then maybe it would make there winamp run faster for them as well.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of John Gurd via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 1:04 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Winamp very slow to load.

Have you installed the SQR Crossfader by any chance? I know someone who did that and Winamp takes at least a minute or two to load. I use Winamp and it loads straight away. I did take the time to remove a lot of features from Winamp that no longer work or are redundant.

John


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of adam morris
Sent: 21 May 2018 10:49
To: all audio <all-audio@groups.io>
Subject: [all-audio] Winamp very slow to load.

Hi all,
Running windows10 home.
Winamp seems to take over a minute to load when playing mp3 files.
If I open the same file using groove music or another program it opens instantly.
Have removed winamp and reinstalled again with the same result.
No plugins are installed in winamp.
Have temporarily disabled anti virus with the same result.

Any ideas?

TIA.


--

Adam Morris
Jaws certified 2016
Email, iMessage & FaceTime
adam@damorris.com


Re: Winamp very slow to load.

John Gurd
 

Have you installed the SQR Crossfader by any chance? I know someone who did that and Winamp takes at least a minute or two to load. I use Winamp and it loads straight away. I did take the time to remove a lot of features from Winamp that no longer work or are redundant.

John

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of adam morris
Sent: 21 May 2018 10:49
To: all audio <all-audio@groups.io>
Subject: [all-audio] Winamp very slow to load.

Hi all,
Running windows10 home.
Winamp seems to take over a minute to load when playing mp3 files.
If I open the same file using groove music or another program it opens instantly.
Have removed winamp and reinstalled again with the same result.
No plugins are installed in winamp.
Have temporarily disabled anti virus with the same result.

Any ideas?

TIA.


--

Adam Morris
Jaws certified 2016
Email, iMessage & FaceTime
adam@damorris.com


Re: More Audio/Video: VLC

Tom Kaufman
 

Hello JM: I've found VLC.exe! So now what would be my next step? Yes I am
familiar with Jaws Tandem if you'd want to go that route! Could do it by
phone if you'll let me know your email address and I can provide my phone
number! Or you could send me your phone number offlist if that'll work and
I can call you!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 10:32 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Tom.
The program files (x86) folder is not a subfolder of the program fiels
folder. It is another folder located in your root directory (c:\). It should
be right under "program files". If you have a 32 bit version of Windows 7, I
don't think you will have an (x86) folder at all. You should also be aware
that, as in the path I indicated to you in an earlier message, by default
vlc will install in a subfolder called "video lan", which is the name of the
open source software group that makes VLC. You'll dinf the VLC program
folder inside there.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 8:20 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Aman: Am running Windows 7, Jaws 2018 (just installed the latest build
today in fact) will look around in program files and see if I can find that
"86" thing! Thanks for the information!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 7:00 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi Tom,

VLC may be in a portable folder if you installed it there. It may
also be in a folder inside C:\Program Files (x86). If I may ask, BTW, do you
use NVDA with NVDA remote? If so, I, or anyone else you like, can remote in
and walk you through this in a minute or two. This is also possible with
Jaws if you have that, though I am away from my Jaws machine for a few days
so someone else will have to do that if you use Jaws and don't want to use a
portable copy of NVDA. The setting of file associations is just a knack,
it's actually quite easy but the steps differ depending on where you are,
what OS you're using, and so on.
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:46 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Surprisingly enough, I cannot find VLC in Program Files as this is where I
expected it would be! So again...I'm afraid I am totally lost! I think I
know what you're trying to get me to do (use Windows to change what opens
with VLC and what doesn't) but somehow, I am not getting how you accomplish
this! As far as I can tell, there is absolutely nothing (and I do mean
NOTHING) in VLC that indicates to me in language that I can understand that
you can tell VLC what files you want it to play, such as you can in Winamp!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:03 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi Tom.

VLC has got to be somewhere on your c drive; mostly likely in "program
files". Can you find it using Windows Explorer? That is, navigate to your c:
drive, and locate it? If you can do that, you'll be set. How do you normally
load vlc anyway, when you don't use File Explorer to click on a video, which
automatically opens the program?

I know this isn't the permanent solution you want, but for now, can't you
open up VLC, and then open the video from there? You can do this using
ctrl-o from within VLC. Then you'll get the standard dialog box where you
can use your arrows to navigate to the location of the video.

I know time is a precious thing, but from one Windows user to another, I am
going to give you the best piece of advice I possibly can: learn as much
about the Windows file system as you can, and find out where your programs
store everything on your hard disk. Trust me, it will save you so much time
and furstration in the long run.

If you have skype, I could possibly listen to you and your computer in
realtime and help further. I'm not actually set up to use it here, but I've
meaning to do it for a while anyway.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 4:19 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Well maybe that leaves me out, for when it comes to finding file paths and
such, it's all "Greek" to me! But I'll re-read this message and see if I
can make sense out of it! For now, what I see when I go to "browse" is
nothing like what you are saying! Please pardon my ignorance!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:09 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Tom.

When you hit "browse", you have to go directly to the path of the executable
file for the program (in this case, vlc).
In my case, running Windows 10, it's:
C:\program files\VideoLAN\VLC\VLC.exe
It might not be exactly the same for you, but it should be very similar. You
are going to have to hunt for it. *grins*


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 10:52 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

I chose "browse" but VLC wasn't there! Will look at this again later!
Thanks!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If VLC isn't in the list, click "choose another program" or
"browse", depending on your version of Windows, and find the executable for
VLC. This will add it to the list and you can then select it and check the
box to use this program in future.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:19 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello Aman: Well at least what you suggested was easy enough to follow!
Unfortunately it won't work as VLC isn't in the list! All I know is, I used
to hit my little shortcut on my desk top to this video and it would come
right up in VLC! But not anymore! For whatever reason, Winamp comes up
(and I don't have the video) just audio! So then I went into Winamp's
"preferences" I unchecked "MP4. So now it insists in coming up in Windows
Media...which isn't what I want! But thanks for your help so far!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:04 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If I may ask, why not shift+f10 on the video, select and enter on
"open with", then select and enter on "choose default program", then select
VLC and check the box that says "always open this file type with this
program"? This will open all mp4 files with VLC in future. If you only want
this particular video to open with VLC, and want other MP4 files to open
with something else, this should be possible but is a bit more unusual. Let
me know and I'll write up a set of instructions which might work to open a
single file with VLC.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 2:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello again list: Can someone please tell me where I go in VLC to locate
file association types? Am still trying to get my video to play in VLC.but
having no luck! So far, I have gone into Winamp and unchecked MP4; result:
my video will now play in Windows Media.not what I want! I find nothing in
VLC that tells me "file associations" as you find in Winamp! But maybe it
is that I don't know where to look or how to get there! So help would be
much appreciated!

Tom Kaufman


Re: tagging music

Joe Paton
 

good luck, and enjoy.


Joe Paton
telephone: 01702 543624
Mobile: 0 7 9 6 7 3 8 2 9 6 4
web site: http://www.apart.org


Re: More Audio/Video: VLC

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Tom.
The program files (x86) folder is not a subfolder of the program fiels
folder. It is another folder located in your root directory (c:\). It should
be right under "program files". If you have a 32 bit version of Windows 7, I
don't think you will have an (x86) folder at all. You should also be aware
that, as in the path I indicated to you in an earlier message, by default
vlc will install in a subfolder called "video lan", which is the name of the
open source software group that makes VLC. You'll dinf the VLC program
folder inside there.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 8:20 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Aman: Am running Windows 7, Jaws 2018 (just installed the latest build
today in fact) will look around in program files and see if I can find that
"86" thing! Thanks for the information!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 7:00 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi Tom,

VLC may be in a portable folder if you installed it there. It may
also be in a folder inside C:\Program Files (x86). If I may ask, BTW, do you
use NVDA with NVDA remote? If so, I, or anyone else you like, can remote in
and walk you through this in a minute or two. This is also possible with
Jaws if you have that, though I am away from my Jaws machine for a few days
so someone else will have to do that if you use Jaws and don't want to use a
portable copy of NVDA. The setting of file associations is just a knack,
it's actually quite easy but the steps differ depending on where you are,
what OS you're using, and so on.
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:46 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Surprisingly enough, I cannot find VLC in Program Files as this is where I
expected it would be! So again...I'm afraid I am totally lost! I think I
know what you're trying to get me to do (use Windows to change what opens
with VLC and what doesn't) but somehow, I am not getting how you accomplish
this! As far as I can tell, there is absolutely nothing (and I do mean
NOTHING) in VLC that indicates to me in language that I can understand that
you can tell VLC what files you want it to play, such as you can in Winamp!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:03 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi Tom.

VLC has got to be somewhere on your c drive; mostly likely in "program
files". Can you find it using Windows Explorer? That is, navigate to your c:
drive, and locate it? If you can do that, you'll be set. How do you normally
load vlc anyway, when you don't use File Explorer to click on a video, which
automatically opens the program?

I know this isn't the permanent solution you want, but for now, can't you
open up VLC, and then open the video from there? You can do this using
ctrl-o from within VLC. Then you'll get the standard dialog box where you
can use your arrows to navigate to the location of the video.

I know time is a precious thing, but from one Windows user to another, I am
going to give you the best piece of advice I possibly can: learn as much
about the Windows file system as you can, and find out where your programs
store everything on your hard disk. Trust me, it will save you so much time
and furstration in the long run.

If you have skype, I could possibly listen to you and your computer in
realtime and help further. I'm not actually set up to use it here, but I've
meaning to do it for a while anyway.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 4:19 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Well maybe that leaves me out, for when it comes to finding file paths and
such, it's all "Greek" to me! But I'll re-read this message and see if I
can make sense out of it! For now, what I see when I go to "browse" is
nothing like what you are saying! Please pardon my ignorance!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:09 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Tom.

When you hit "browse", you have to go directly to the path of the executable
file for the program (in this case, vlc).
In my case, running Windows 10, it's:
C:\program files\VideoLAN\VLC\VLC.exe
It might not be exactly the same for you, but it should be very similar. You
are going to have to hunt for it. *grins*


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 10:52 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

I chose "browse" but VLC wasn't there! Will look at this again later!
Thanks!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If VLC isn't in the list, click "choose another program" or
"browse", depending on your version of Windows, and find the executable for
VLC. This will add it to the list and you can then select it and check the
box to use this program in future.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:19 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello Aman: Well at least what you suggested was easy enough to follow!
Unfortunately it won't work as VLC isn't in the list! All I know is, I used
to hit my little shortcut on my desk top to this video and it would come
right up in VLC! But not anymore! For whatever reason, Winamp comes up
(and I don't have the video) just audio! So then I went into Winamp's
"preferences" I unchecked "MP4. So now it insists in coming up in Windows
Media...which isn't what I want! But thanks for your help so far!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:04 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If I may ask, why not shift+f10 on the video, select and enter on
"open with", then select and enter on "choose default program", then select
VLC and check the box that says "always open this file type with this
program"? This will open all mp4 files with VLC in future. If you only want
this particular video to open with VLC, and want other MP4 files to open
with something else, this should be possible but is a bit more unusual. Let
me know and I'll write up a set of instructions which might work to open a
single file with VLC.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 2:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello again list: Can someone please tell me where I go in VLC to locate
file association types? Am still trying to get my video to play in VLC.but
having no luck! So far, I have gone into Winamp and unchecked MP4; result:
my video will now play in Windows Media.not what I want! I find nothing in
VLC that tells me "file associations" as you find in Winamp! But maybe it
is that I don't know where to look or how to get there! So help would be
much appreciated!

Tom Kaufman


Re: More Audio/Video: VLC

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Hey Tom.

The program is in your vlc directory, and it is called vlc.exe. .exe stands
for "executable", which is the most common desktop program extension.
I just realised that it's also possible that "open file location" took you
to a shortcut pointing to the vlc.exe file in the "program data" folder. So
if the .exe file is not there, you can hit alt-enter on the shortcut to view
its properties, and under "target" will be displayed the path to the
executable.

I haven't got skype up here yet. Just uninstalled the version that came with
windows and never bothered to get it back. If you're more comfortable with
it though I could get it up and running. Otherwise, if you are interested in
a JAWS tandem session to solve this issue, I think that could be arranged.
This would involve someone (me or Aman?) connecting remotely to your
computer and issuing keystrokes as if we were using your keyboard.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 8:34 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello JM: I am a jaws user. I have Skype, but haven't used it much here of
late (running Jaws 2018 and windows 7 if this is helpful! I'm sure that
somehow I am just missing something! I was successful with finding "open
file location"...here I see several things that seem to be related to VLC,
but I don't know which one I'm supposed to be dealing with! So if you can
point me in the right direction here, that'd be most appreciated! But I'll
say again: in VLC, there is NO "file association"...no way, no how; it just
isn't there! I've looked all through it!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 7:05 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Ok.
Try searching for it using Windows search. How do you usually open VLC? You
say you can't find the preferences, so I assume you are opening VLC somehow,
and that it's definitely installed. If you have a desktop or start menu
shortcut, it's an easy matter to find the path to the actual program. I just
tried this method and got the path location.
Hit windows key: search box opens
Type "vlc" (without quotes of course)
"VLC media player" is the first thing to populate the search box.
Hit applications key on this item (shift f10 should work too) Go to "open
file location"
The path opens in file explorer.

Sorry it's confusing, but with Windows there are always a number of ways to
perform the same task. Once you get used to it, this is a very good thing.

To get to VLC preferences, within the program, you would type ctrl-p, and
navigate to where it says "set file associations" or somesuch. However as I
said to you, I don't think this screen is very accessible, and you should do
this within Windows anyway and not from within VLC. The option is there
though, just as in Winamp. However you might also find, depending on your
computer's setup, that when you make changes in the Winamp screen, they
don't necessarily stick. I don't know why winamp took over your video media
association from VLC, but it should not be a complex matter to change it.

You didn't reply to my message about skype. Are you a JAWS user? How about
JAWS tandem. I think I could literally set this up for you in five seconds,
but explaining it via e-mail does not seem to be working so well.



-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 6:46 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Surprisingly enough, I cannot find VLC in Program Files as this is where I
expected it would be! So again...I'm afraid I am totally lost! I think I
know what you're trying to get me to do (use Windows to change what opens
with VLC and what doesn't) but somehow, I am not getting how you accomplish
this! As far as I can tell, there is absolutely nothing (and I do mean
NOTHING) in VLC that indicates to me in language that I can understand that
you can tell VLC what files you want it to play, such as you can in Winamp!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:03 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi Tom.

VLC has got to be somewhere on your c drive; mostly likely in "program
files". Can you find it using Windows Explorer? That is, navigate to your c:
drive, and locate it? If you can do that, you'll be set. How do you normally
load vlc anyway, when you don't use File Explorer to click on a video, which
automatically opens the program?

I know this isn't the permanent solution you want, but for now, can't you
open up VLC, and then open the video from there? You can do this using
ctrl-o from within VLC. Then you'll get the standard dialog box where you
can use your arrows to navigate to the location of the video.

I know time is a precious thing, but from one Windows user to another, I am
going to give you the best piece of advice I possibly can: learn as much
about the Windows file system as you can, and find out where your programs
store everything on your hard disk. Trust me, it will save you so much time
and furstration in the long run.

If you have skype, I could possibly listen to you and your computer in
realtime and help further. I'm not actually set up to use it here, but I've
meaning to do it for a while anyway.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 4:19 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Well maybe that leaves me out, for when it comes to finding file paths and
such, it's all "Greek" to me! But I'll re-read this message and see if I
can make sense out of it! For now, what I see when I go to "browse" is
nothing like what you are saying! Please pardon my ignorance!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:09 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Tom.

When you hit "browse", you have to go directly to the path of the executable
file for the program (in this case, vlc).
In my case, running Windows 10, it's:
C:\program files\VideoLAN\VLC\VLC.exe
It might not be exactly the same for you, but it should be very similar. You
are going to have to hunt for it. *grins*


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 10:52 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

I chose "browse" but VLC wasn't there! Will look at this again later!
Thanks!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If VLC isn't in the list, click "choose another program" or
"browse", depending on your version of Windows, and find the executable for
VLC. This will add it to the list and you can then select it and check the
box to use this program in future.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:19 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello Aman: Well at least what you suggested was easy enough to follow!
Unfortunately it won't work as VLC isn't in the list! All I know is, I used
to hit my little shortcut on my desk top to this video and it would come
right up in VLC! But not anymore! For whatever reason, Winamp comes up
(and I don't have the video) just audio! So then I went into Winamp's
"preferences" I unchecked "MP4. So now it insists in coming up in Windows
Media...which isn't what I want! But thanks for your help so far!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:04 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If I may ask, why not shift+f10 on the video, select and enter on
"open with", then select and enter on "choose default program", then select
VLC and check the box that says "always open this file type with this
program"? This will open all mp4 files with VLC in future. If you only want
this particular video to open with VLC, and want other MP4 files to open
with something else, this should be possible but is a bit more unusual. Let
me know and I'll write up a set of instructions which might work to open a
single file with VLC.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 2:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello again list: Can someone please tell me where I go in VLC to locate
file association types? Am still trying to get my video to play in VLC.but
having no luck! So far, I have gone into Winamp and unchecked MP4; result:
my video will now play in Windows Media.not what I want! I find nothing in
VLC that tells me "file associations" as you find in Winamp! But maybe it
is that I don't know where to look or how to get there! So help would be
much appreciated!

Tom Kaufman


Re: low latency sound transmission over TCP-IP

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

I have no idea. But that's an interesting project/investigation. I'd be
curious to know if you find something satisfactory.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: May 22, 2018 9:29 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] low latency sound transmission over TCP-IP

Hi all,



I am after a method by which low latency audio (under 40
milliseconds, can be transmitted over a TCP-IP network between operating
systems. By 40 MS, I mean from the input on one machine to the output of
another, I have already built in some margin for latency added outside the
network transfer. I've found a few solutions but none check all the boxes.
What I'm after, besides low latency, is stereo transmission and the ability
to accessibly send and receive on Windows 7, 10, Linux, and possibly Android
without using a cloud server or anything else outside the local network. The
solutions I've found are these:



1. Soundwire, works very well, low latency, but only receives on
Android. Though it can send from Linux and Windows, it can only be received
on an android device.

2. Mumble, the latency is fine but it's mono only, it sounds like the
left channel. Also, the android app is not accessible.

3. TRX, is only for Linux.

4. Opus over SIP. I have hopes for this but am not able to find a good
SIP client for all three operating systems (Win/Linux/Android).

5. TeamTalk, Android app is not usable from the keyboard so far as I
know.

6. Dante, too expensive and requires Ethernet, I think.



If anyone has any ideas or corrections, I would be most grateful. I think I
want the impossible, but I'm used to that, and will make the compromises if
I must.

Aman


low latency sound transmission over TCP-IP

Aman Singer
 

Hi all,



I am after a method by which low latency audio (under 40
milliseconds, can be transmitted over a TCP-IP network between operating
systems. By 40 MS, I mean from the input on one machine to the output of
another, I have already built in some margin for latency added outside the
network transfer. I've found a few solutions but none check all the boxes.
What I'm after, besides low latency, is stereo transmission and the ability
to accessibly send and receive on Windows 7, 10, Linux, and possibly Android
without using a cloud server or anything else outside the local network. The
solutions I've found are these:



1. Soundwire, works very well, low latency, but only receives on
Android. Though it can send from Linux and Windows, it can only be received
on an android device.

2. Mumble, the latency is fine but it's mono only, it sounds like the
left channel. Also, the android app is not accessible.

3. TRX, is only for Linux.

4. Opus over SIP. I have hopes for this but am not able to find a good
SIP client for all three operating systems (Win/Linux/Android).

5. TeamTalk, Android app is not usable from the keyboard so far as I
know.

6. Dante, too expensive and requires Ethernet, I think.



If anyone has any ideas or corrections, I would be most grateful. I think I
want the impossible, but I'm used to that, and will make the compromises if
I must.

Aman


Re: most accessible way to use RTLSDR

John Covici
 

OK, the hdsdr has enough keyboard shortcuts and it will interfaceto
the hf plus,allI had to do was download a file from someone who had
written a .dll to edo so. The app itself seems to work,in my limited
testing, my nextjob is to get an antenna and try more things.

Thanks for the hint about this programm.
On Sun, 20 May 2018 19:06:04 -0400,
Aman Singer wrote:

Hi John and all,

I'm not sure whether HDSDR is usable with the hfplus, it may be
worth having a google on that. As for OpenWebRX, see
https://blog.sdr.hu/2015/06/30/quick-setup-openwebrx.html
for the generic setup template.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of John
Covici
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2018 4:36 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] most accessible way to use RTLSDR

I have not tried hdsdr, as I am not sure its compatible with the hfplus.
Where to get openwebrx? I wonder what else I would need to work with the
hfplus?

On Sun, 20 May 2018 16:06:20 -0400,
Aman Singer wrote:

Hi John,

Thanks for the report. I can confirm what you say about SDR#. On
windows, have you tried HDSDR? It seems to have a ton of keyboard
shortcuts, which is at least something. Also, have you tried
installing OpenWebRX and run into any issues?
Thanks,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of
John Covici
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2018 9:05 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] most accessible way to use RTLSDR

I have found the software -- at least under windows to be really not
accessible. Nothing seems to be there under Linux, either. I have
the Airspy Hf+ and I tried sdr# and sdr console v3, but no joy.

On Sat, 19 May 2018 22:28:49 -0400,
The Wolf wrote:

Hello thanks for this information I was unaware of this

can I get the name of the kit that you are talking about?

also is there a way you could give me a idea on what you reviewed in
the past and local aproaches for sdr?

thanks

Hank




On 5/19/2018 7:16 PM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
Actually I'm setting up one of these now and its quite simple.
You don't need to do anything much so long as you're prepared to
put in
a bit of time to design your receiver so to speak.
Everything is pretty much already done for you if you buy the
complete
kit to put together.
The kit consists of 2 parts, the SDR radio module itself and the
Beagle
Board computer - similar to a Raspberry Pi -.
All the programming has been done so all you have to do is to
assemble
the kit decide on your antenna and location, wire the thing up and set
it up using your web browser.
The Kiwi is one of many SDR'S and it may not appeal to everyone.
Some might prefer a more local approach and there are many outlets
and
reviews of SDR'S to get you started, I've featured quite a few before
in my writings to this list.


On 20 May 2018, at 11:14 am, The Wolf <hank.smith966@gmail.com>
wrote:

Hello

you can try the kiwi sdr
I personally don't run this but people who use kiwi to run the
sdrs on linux if you go to www.sdr.hu you can find a list of
receivers online to listen to people do use kiwi sdr if you do
get a kiwi sdr set up then you can tune the sdr via the web it is
really confusing and I am not doing a good job on describing
anyways below is the list of kiwi keyboard shortcuts to tune sdr
radios via browser I have been working with the developer on
getting them emplimented his name is john if any other visually
impaired people can right him with any improvements on the
keyboard shortcuts feel free and email him before I forget when
he gave me the shortcuts he put them together in one huge list so
you will have to use your screen readers read by word to get the
proper shortcuts also he has been updating the software quite
alot so any feedback he could use would help with him getting all
the quirks out on the shortcut keys now on to
the good stuff On 5/11/2018 12:49 AM, jks@kiwisdr.com wrote:
Okay. Let me know if this list if okay:

g = select frequency entry field
j k frequency step down/up, add shift or ctrl/alt for faster
LR-arrow-keys same as "j" and "k" keys

t T scroll frequency memory list
a l u c f i select mode: AM LSB USB CW NBFM IQ
p P passband widen/narrow
z Z zoom in/out, add ctrl/alt for max in/out
< > waterfall page down/up
w W waterfall min dB slider +/- 1 dB, add ctrl/alt for +/- 10
dB
S waterfall auto-scale
s d spectrum on/off toggle, slow device mode
v V m volume less/more, mute
o toggle between option bar "off" and "stats" mode,<br>others
selected by related shortcut key
esc close/cancel action
? h toggle this help list
On 5/19/2018 3:57 PM, Aman Singer wrote:
Hi all,


I think this has come up before, but if it did,
it was a while ago and this area changes constantly. What has
the general experience been with the RTLSDR and software for
devices like it? Is there a clearly more accessible and usable
software option, either for Windows or Linux, to get this working
smoothly?
Is there an option which is hopelessly inaccessible? I have a
Raspberry PI which I'd like to use, but can obviously install
any
flavor of Linux on a VM and also have both Windows 7 and 10.

Thanks,

Aman




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Re: More Audio/Video: VLC

Tom Kaufman
 

Hello JM: I am a jaws user. I have Skype, but haven't used it much here of
late (running Jaws 2018 and windows 7 if this is helpful! I'm sure that
somehow I am just missing something! I was successful with finding "open
file location"...here I see several things that seem to be related to VLC,
but I don't know which one I'm supposed to be dealing with! So if you can
point me in the right direction here, that'd be most appreciated! But I'll
say again: in VLC, there is NO "file association"...no way, no how; it just
isn't there! I've looked all through it!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 7:05 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Ok.
Try searching for it using Windows search. How do you usually open VLC? You
say you can't find the preferences, so I assume you are opening VLC somehow,
and that it's definitely installed. If you have a desktop or start menu
shortcut, it's an easy matter to find the path to the actual program. I just
tried this method and got the path location.
Hit windows key: search box opens
Type "vlc" (without quotes of course)
"VLC media player" is the first thing to populate the search box.
Hit applications key on this item (shift f10 should work too)
Go to "open file location"
The path opens in file explorer.

Sorry it's confusing, but with Windows there are always a number of ways to
perform the same task. Once you get used to it, this is a very good thing.

To get to VLC preferences, within the program, you would type ctrl-p, and
navigate to where it says "set file associations" or somesuch. However as I
said to you, I don't think this screen is very accessible, and you should do
this within Windows anyway and not from within VLC. The option is there
though, just as in Winamp. However you might also find, depending on your
computer's setup, that when you make changes in the Winamp screen, they
don't necessarily stick. I don't know why winamp took over your video media
association from VLC, but it should not be a complex matter to change it.

You didn't reply to my message about skype. Are you a JAWS user? How about
JAWS tandem. I think I could literally set this up for you in five seconds,
but explaining it via e-mail does not seem to be working so well.



-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 6:46 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Surprisingly enough, I cannot find VLC in Program Files as this is where I
expected it would be! So again...I'm afraid I am totally lost! I think I
know what you're trying to get me to do (use Windows to change what opens
with VLC and what doesn't) but somehow, I am not getting how you accomplish
this! As far as I can tell, there is absolutely nothing (and I do mean
NOTHING) in VLC that indicates to me in language that I can understand that
you can tell VLC what files you want it to play, such as you can in Winamp!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:03 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi Tom.

VLC has got to be somewhere on your c drive; mostly likely in "program
files". Can you find it using Windows Explorer? That is, navigate to your c:
drive, and locate it? If you can do that, you'll be set. How do you normally
load vlc anyway, when you don't use File Explorer to click on a video, which
automatically opens the program?

I know this isn't the permanent solution you want, but for now, can't you
open up VLC, and then open the video from there? You can do this using
ctrl-o from within VLC. Then you'll get the standard dialog box where you
can use your arrows to navigate to the location of the video.

I know time is a precious thing, but from one Windows user to another, I am
going to give you the best piece of advice I possibly can: learn as much
about the Windows file system as you can, and find out where your programs
store everything on your hard disk. Trust me, it will save you so much time
and furstration in the long run.

If you have skype, I could possibly listen to you and your computer in
realtime and help further. I'm not actually set up to use it here, but I've
meaning to do it for a while anyway.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 4:19 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Well maybe that leaves me out, for when it comes to finding file paths and
such, it's all "Greek" to me! But I'll re-read this message and see if I
can make sense out of it! For now, what I see when I go to "browse" is
nothing like what you are saying! Please pardon my ignorance!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:09 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Tom.

When you hit "browse", you have to go directly to the path of the executable
file for the program (in this case, vlc).
In my case, running Windows 10, it's:
C:\program files\VideoLAN\VLC\VLC.exe
It might not be exactly the same for you, but it should be very similar. You
are going to have to hunt for it. *grins*


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 10:52 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

I chose "browse" but VLC wasn't there! Will look at this again later!
Thanks!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If VLC isn't in the list, click "choose another program" or
"browse", depending on your version of Windows, and find the executable for
VLC. This will add it to the list and you can then select it and check the
box to use this program in future.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:19 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello Aman: Well at least what you suggested was easy enough to follow!
Unfortunately it won't work as VLC isn't in the list! All I know is, I used
to hit my little shortcut on my desk top to this video and it would come
right up in VLC! But not anymore! For whatever reason, Winamp comes up
(and I don't have the video) just audio! So then I went into Winamp's
"preferences" I unchecked "MP4. So now it insists in coming up in Windows
Media...which isn't what I want! But thanks for your help so far!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:04 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If I may ask, why not shift+f10 on the video, select and enter on
"open with", then select and enter on "choose default program", then select
VLC and check the box that says "always open this file type with this
program"? This will open all mp4 files with VLC in future. If you only want
this particular video to open with VLC, and want other MP4 files to open
with something else, this should be possible but is a bit more unusual. Let
me know and I'll write up a set of instructions which might work to open a
single file with VLC.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 2:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello again list: Can someone please tell me where I go in VLC to locate
file association types? Am still trying to get my video to play in VLC.but
having no luck! So far, I have gone into Winamp and unchecked MP4; result:
my video will now play in Windows Media.not what I want! I find nothing in
VLC that tells me "file associations" as you find in Winamp! But maybe it
is that I don't know where to look or how to get there! So help would be
much appreciated!

Tom Kaufman


Re: More Audio/Video: VLC

Tom Kaufman
 

Aman: Am running Windows 7, Jaws 2018 (just installed the latest build
today in fact) will look around in program files and see if I can find that
"86" thing! Thanks for the information!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 7:00 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi Tom,

VLC may be in a portable folder if you installed it there. It may
also be in a folder inside C:\Program Files (x86). If I may ask, BTW, do you
use NVDA with NVDA remote? If so, I, or anyone else you like, can remote in
and walk you through this in a minute or two. This is also possible with
Jaws if you have that, though I am away from my Jaws machine for a few days
so someone else will have to do that if you use Jaws and don't want to use a
portable copy of NVDA. The setting of file associations is just a knack,
it's actually quite easy but the steps differ depending on where you are,
what OS you're using, and so on.
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:46 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Surprisingly enough, I cannot find VLC in Program Files as this is where I
expected it would be! So again...I'm afraid I am totally lost! I think I
know what you're trying to get me to do (use Windows to change what opens
with VLC and what doesn't) but somehow, I am not getting how you accomplish
this! As far as I can tell, there is absolutely nothing (and I do mean
NOTHING) in VLC that indicates to me in language that I can understand that
you can tell VLC what files you want it to play, such as you can in Winamp!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:03 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi Tom.

VLC has got to be somewhere on your c drive; mostly likely in "program
files". Can you find it using Windows Explorer? That is, navigate to your c:
drive, and locate it? If you can do that, you'll be set. How do you normally
load vlc anyway, when you don't use File Explorer to click on a video, which
automatically opens the program?

I know this isn't the permanent solution you want, but for now, can't you
open up VLC, and then open the video from there? You can do this using
ctrl-o from within VLC. Then you'll get the standard dialog box where you
can use your arrows to navigate to the location of the video.

I know time is a precious thing, but from one Windows user to another, I am
going to give you the best piece of advice I possibly can: learn as much
about the Windows file system as you can, and find out where your programs
store everything on your hard disk. Trust me, it will save you so much time
and furstration in the long run.

If you have skype, I could possibly listen to you and your computer in
realtime and help further. I'm not actually set up to use it here, but I've
meaning to do it for a while anyway.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 4:19 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Well maybe that leaves me out, for when it comes to finding file paths and
such, it's all "Greek" to me! But I'll re-read this message and see if I
can make sense out of it! For now, what I see when I go to "browse" is
nothing like what you are saying! Please pardon my ignorance!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:09 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Tom.

When you hit "browse", you have to go directly to the path of the executable
file for the program (in this case, vlc).
In my case, running Windows 10, it's:
C:\program files\VideoLAN\VLC\VLC.exe
It might not be exactly the same for you, but it should be very similar. You
are going to have to hunt for it. *grins*


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 10:52 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

I chose "browse" but VLC wasn't there! Will look at this again later!
Thanks!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If VLC isn't in the list, click "choose another program" or
"browse", depending on your version of Windows, and find the executable for
VLC. This will add it to the list and you can then select it and check the
box to use this program in future.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:19 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello Aman: Well at least what you suggested was easy enough to follow!
Unfortunately it won't work as VLC isn't in the list! All I know is, I used
to hit my little shortcut on my desk top to this video and it would come
right up in VLC! But not anymore! For whatever reason, Winamp comes up
(and I don't have the video) just audio! So then I went into Winamp's
"preferences" I unchecked "MP4. So now it insists in coming up in Windows
Media...which isn't what I want! But thanks for your help so far!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:04 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If I may ask, why not shift+f10 on the video, select and enter on
"open with", then select and enter on "choose default program", then select
VLC and check the box that says "always open this file type with this
program"? This will open all mp4 files with VLC in future. If you only want
this particular video to open with VLC, and want other MP4 files to open
with something else, this should be possible but is a bit more unusual. Let
me know and I'll write up a set of instructions which might work to open a
single file with VLC.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 2:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello again list: Can someone please tell me where I go in VLC to locate
file association types? Am still trying to get my video to play in VLC.but
having no luck! So far, I have gone into Winamp and unchecked MP4; result:
my video will now play in Windows Media.not what I want! I find nothing in
VLC that tells me "file associations" as you find in Winamp! But maybe it
is that I don't know where to look or how to get there! So help would be
much appreciated!

Tom Kaufman


Re: Intel Nuc

Aman Singer
 

Hi,

The Raspberry Pi is a single board computer. It is one of the class of such machines, there are many others. I'm not sure of any site which specifically focusses on the machines as a whole, though Liliputing
https://liliputing.com/
and CNX
https://www.cnx-software.com/
come close. What I do is to consider what I want to do and then select a machine for it. Again, the machines aren't ends in themselves, they just help do different things in a better way.
Aman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of The Wolf
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 9:24 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

is there a website that I can look at so I can get a idea of what comes on the board

this all most sounds like a rasburry pie Hank

On 5/21/2018 12:31 AM, Aman Singer wrote:
Hi,

It all depends what you want. You can pay $10 and you can pay $200 or more, depending on what's on the board, what accessories you want, etc. Note, also that many of the routers that support openwrt/wede will also work in similar ways to single board computers and can sometimes be cheaper than equivalent single board units.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of
The Wolf
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 12:23 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

how much is the single bored ones normally?
On 5/20/2018 8:09 PM, Aman Singer wrote:
Hi,

The machines aren't ends in themselves, remember. I like the single board machines because they're so easy to destroy and rebuild, they're like virtual machines in that way. I also like them because they're so easy to move and so cheap. Therefore, anything you want to do with them is going to be quick and easy to recover from if you make a mistake. They're a more or less safe way to experiment with different things. They're also useful for tightly integrated single tasks without wasting power, as Dane and others here have said. I, for example, use one as a NAS, one as a VPN server,, etc. BTW, to comment on your VPN idea, I would use something like Algo VPN to get a connection into the UK if you want that sort of thing. You can have your VPN in the cloud and destroy it when you're done with it.
The NUC units are nice, particularly for those of us who can't see, because they're basically an entire office in your pocket. You don't need to move a screen, therefore, you can pick up your machine and go wherever you want to or put your machine wherever you want to.
Finally, they are, or can be, just fun. I, for example, don't watch videos or listen to much audio. Instead of doing that, I play around learning a little bit about different software and hardware. Consider it another type of Netflix binging.
Having said all that, there is no duty to have lots of computers. They exist for us, we don't exist for them, if you find that one machine meets your needs, that's even better than having a ton of machines around. It can certainly cost less.
Aman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of
Anders Holmberg
Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2018 2:16 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
Ok, this might sound like i am going to bash all these machines people seem to have in there houses but i am just curious.
Myself i have a mac mini from 2011 a macbook air which is my daily computer and a very old pc from 2009 which i have linux on.
I have 2 raspberry pie’s which i don’t know what to do with them and 2 ipad minis an Iphone SE and my nokia 8 for daily use.
So i also have a lot of units.
But i am very curious on what you all who have these nuk’s and rasperry pies and other small intresting units do with them?
What can you do in regards to audio and video on these machines.
Can you have for example a raspberry pie 3 as a vpn server so that i can listen through that device to bbc 5 Live which i really want to do.
I guess you can have these things for many tasks but my inspiration is gone right now so i am really wondering i have to have these machines around.
/A

19 maj 2018 kl. 11:56 skrev Dane Trethowan <grtdane@internode.on.net>:

Thanks for this and I followed up the Gigabyte Brix.
I have two of the Intel Nuc basic versions running at the moment so obviously my third box for want of a better description was going to be something a little more powerful, the Brix and Nuc both offer an Intel I7 that would fit my specifications so now the question is which one to buy?
If anyone’s looking at the basic Nuc and Brix? Well they’re similar but the Nuc does have 2 USB 3.0 ports whereas the Brix has 4 USB 2.0 ports, something to think about.
On the audio side the Intel Nuc has 3 outputs, analogue, SPDIF and HDMI for audio.
I use one of my Intel Nuc machines with JAWS and FS Reader as a dedicated portable DAISLY player.


On 17 May 2018, at 1:34 pm, Aman Singer <aman.singer@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

There are many boxes like this and like you, Dane, I think they're excellent. They're particularly good for blind users, running with no screen is simple and they are easy to move and run off a battery if necessary. My favourite are the Gigabyte Brix models, but I have used both the Zotac Zbox and the Intel NUC. All work well.
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of
Dane Trethowan
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:32 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
For those looking for a box to use as say a media player by the bedside or something to hook up to the entertainment system in the lounge then you might like to take a look at some of Intel’s Nuc offerings.
I’ve built several of these machines here and what amazes me about the Nuc is what you get in the package.
I have one of the basic models in front of me on the desktop now, its around 4 inches square by 3 inches high and yet its dripping with functionality all over it.
Starting on the top lower left hand corner is the power button.
On the front panel are 2 USB 3.0 ports On the left hand side is a
SD card reader And on the back are 2 USB 3.0 ports, input for a power adapter, a HDMI port, headphones/optical digital audio out, VGA Video port and LAN port .
So that’s the connectors and then there’s the built-in stuff like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
This model is only a Dual Core unit running at 2.6GHZ but fast enough to browse the web, play media files, watch video and so on, I’ve not seen any sluggishness yet in all my tests with the Nuc machines I’ve had and again I’m using the very basic models.
This particular machine I’m using has 8GB of RAM installed and a 500GB to boot though storage wasn’t really an issue given the connectivity of this machine and given I have NAS storage available.
So a nice little piece of kit, the Nuc including parts worked out to well under $500.
I had to purchase the RAM and the Hard drive.
There are stores on eBay who will build the machine up to your particular specifications.












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Re: More Audio/Video: VLC

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Hey Aman. Then I was right! We met a couple of times while in high-school. I
think we were both participants in the metro Vision program.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: May 21, 2018 7:22 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi Tom and all,

Even if you don't use Jaws or NVDA, Tom, this is so easy it can be
done, though much more slowly, through TeamViewer by anyone using speech.

Yes, JM, I live in Toronto. I didn't pay attention to your email
address until now, it's nice to see another Canadian here.
Aman



-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 7:07 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Ah yes, you can do this with NVDA as well. I think he said he was a JAWS
user, or else I have seen him post on the JAWS list before. Sorry for
referring to you in the third person, Tom.

Hey Aman. Excuse me, but do you or did you once live in Toronto? Your name
is very familiar.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: May 21, 2018 7:00 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi Tom,

VLC may be in a portable folder if you installed it there. It may
also be in a folder inside C:\Program Files (x86). If I may ask, BTW, do you
use NVDA with NVDA remote? If so, I, or anyone else you like, can remote in
and walk you through this in a minute or two. This is also possible with
Jaws if you have that, though I am away from my Jaws machine for a few days
so someone else will have to do that if you use Jaws and don't want to use a
portable copy of NVDA. The setting of file associations is just a knack,
it's actually quite easy but the steps differ depending on where you are,
what OS you're using, and so on.
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:46 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Surprisingly enough, I cannot find VLC in Program Files as this is where I
expected it would be! So again...I'm afraid I am totally lost! I think I
know what you're trying to get me to do (use Windows to change what opens
with VLC and what doesn't) but somehow, I am not getting how you accomplish
this! As far as I can tell, there is absolutely nothing (and I do mean
NOTHING) in VLC that indicates to me in language that I can understand that
you can tell VLC what files you want it to play, such as you can in Winamp!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:03 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi Tom.

VLC has got to be somewhere on your c drive; mostly likely in "program
files". Can you find it using Windows Explorer? That is, navigate to your c:
drive, and locate it? If you can do that, you'll be set. How do you normally
load vlc anyway, when you don't use File Explorer to click on a video, which
automatically opens the program?

I know this isn't the permanent solution you want, but for now, can't you
open up VLC, and then open the video from there? You can do this using
ctrl-o from within VLC. Then you'll get the standard dialog box where you
can use your arrows to navigate to the location of the video.

I know time is a precious thing, but from one Windows user to another, I am
going to give you the best piece of advice I possibly can: learn as much
about the Windows file system as you can, and find out where your programs
store everything on your hard disk. Trust me, it will save you so much time
and furstration in the long run.

If you have skype, I could possibly listen to you and your computer in
realtime and help further. I'm not actually set up to use it here, but I've
meaning to do it for a while anyway.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 4:19 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Well maybe that leaves me out, for when it comes to finding file paths and
such, it's all "Greek" to me! But I'll re-read this message and see if I
can make sense out of it! For now, what I see when I go to "browse" is
nothing like what you are saying! Please pardon my ignorance!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:09 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Tom.

When you hit "browse", you have to go directly to the path of the executable
file for the program (in this case, vlc).
In my case, running Windows 10, it's:
C:\program files\VideoLAN\VLC\VLC.exe
It might not be exactly the same for you, but it should be very similar. You
are going to have to hunt for it. *grins*


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 10:52 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

I chose "browse" but VLC wasn't there! Will look at this again later!
Thanks!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If VLC isn't in the list, click "choose another program" or
"browse", depending on your version of Windows, and find the executable for
VLC. This will add it to the list and you can then select it and check the
box to use this program in future.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:19 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello Aman: Well at least what you suggested was easy enough to follow!
Unfortunately it won't work as VLC isn't in the list! All I know is, I used
to hit my little shortcut on my desk top to this video and it would come
right up in VLC! But not anymore! For whatever reason, Winamp comes up
(and I don't have the video) just audio! So then I went into Winamp's
"preferences" I unchecked "MP4. So now it insists in coming up in Windows
Media...which isn't what I want! But thanks for your help so far!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:04 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If I may ask, why not shift+f10 on the video, select and enter on
"open with", then select and enter on "choose default program", then select
VLC and check the box that says "always open this file type with this
program"? This will open all mp4 files with VLC in future. If you only want
this particular video to open with VLC, and want other MP4 files to open
with something else, this should be possible but is a bit more unusual. Let
me know and I'll write up a set of instructions which might work to open a
single file with VLC.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 2:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello again list: Can someone please tell me where I go in VLC to locate
file association types? Am still trying to get my video to play in VLC.but
having no luck! So far, I have gone into Winamp and unchecked MP4; result:
my video will now play in Windows Media.not what I want! I find nothing in
VLC that tells me "file associations" as you find in Winamp! But maybe it
is that I don't know where to look or how to get there! So help would be
much appreciated!

Tom Kaufman


Re: More Audio/Video: VLC

Aman Singer
 

Hi Tom and all,

Even if you don't use Jaws or NVDA, Tom, this is so easy it can be
done, though much more slowly, through TeamViewer by anyone using speech.

Yes, JM, I live in Toronto. I didn't pay attention to your email
address until now, it's nice to see another Canadian here.
Aman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 7:07 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Ah yes, you can do this with NVDA as well. I think he said he was a JAWS
user, or else I have seen him post on the JAWS list before. Sorry for
referring to you in the third person, Tom.

Hey Aman. Excuse me, but do you or did you once live in Toronto? Your name
is very familiar.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: May 21, 2018 7:00 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi Tom,

VLC may be in a portable folder if you installed it there. It may
also be in a folder inside C:\Program Files (x86). If I may ask, BTW, do you
use NVDA with NVDA remote? If so, I, or anyone else you like, can remote in
and walk you through this in a minute or two. This is also possible with
Jaws if you have that, though I am away from my Jaws machine for a few days
so someone else will have to do that if you use Jaws and don't want to use a
portable copy of NVDA. The setting of file associations is just a knack,
it's actually quite easy but the steps differ depending on where you are,
what OS you're using, and so on.
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:46 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Surprisingly enough, I cannot find VLC in Program Files as this is where I
expected it would be! So again...I'm afraid I am totally lost! I think I
know what you're trying to get me to do (use Windows to change what opens
with VLC and what doesn't) but somehow, I am not getting how you accomplish
this! As far as I can tell, there is absolutely nothing (and I do mean
NOTHING) in VLC that indicates to me in language that I can understand that
you can tell VLC what files you want it to play, such as you can in Winamp!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:03 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi Tom.

VLC has got to be somewhere on your c drive; mostly likely in "program
files". Can you find it using Windows Explorer? That is, navigate to your c:
drive, and locate it? If you can do that, you'll be set. How do you normally
load vlc anyway, when you don't use File Explorer to click on a video, which
automatically opens the program?

I know this isn't the permanent solution you want, but for now, can't you
open up VLC, and then open the video from there? You can do this using
ctrl-o from within VLC. Then you'll get the standard dialog box where you
can use your arrows to navigate to the location of the video.

I know time is a precious thing, but from one Windows user to another, I am
going to give you the best piece of advice I possibly can: learn as much
about the Windows file system as you can, and find out where your programs
store everything on your hard disk. Trust me, it will save you so much time
and furstration in the long run.

If you have skype, I could possibly listen to you and your computer in
realtime and help further. I'm not actually set up to use it here, but I've
meaning to do it for a while anyway.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 4:19 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Well maybe that leaves me out, for when it comes to finding file paths and
such, it's all "Greek" to me! But I'll re-read this message and see if I
can make sense out of it! For now, what I see when I go to "browse" is
nothing like what you are saying! Please pardon my ignorance!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:09 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Tom.

When you hit "browse", you have to go directly to the path of the executable
file for the program (in this case, vlc).
In my case, running Windows 10, it's:
C:\program files\VideoLAN\VLC\VLC.exe
It might not be exactly the same for you, but it should be very similar. You
are going to have to hunt for it. *grins*


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 10:52 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

I chose "browse" but VLC wasn't there! Will look at this again later!
Thanks!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If VLC isn't in the list, click "choose another program" or
"browse", depending on your version of Windows, and find the executable for
VLC. This will add it to the list and you can then select it and check the
box to use this program in future.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:19 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello Aman: Well at least what you suggested was easy enough to follow!
Unfortunately it won't work as VLC isn't in the list! All I know is, I used
to hit my little shortcut on my desk top to this video and it would come
right up in VLC! But not anymore! For whatever reason, Winamp comes up
(and I don't have the video) just audio! So then I went into Winamp's
"preferences" I unchecked "MP4. So now it insists in coming up in Windows
Media...which isn't what I want! But thanks for your help so far!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:04 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If I may ask, why not shift+f10 on the video, select and enter on
"open with", then select and enter on "choose default program", then select
VLC and check the box that says "always open this file type with this
program"? This will open all mp4 files with VLC in future. If you only want
this particular video to open with VLC, and want other MP4 files to open
with something else, this should be possible but is a bit more unusual. Let
me know and I'll write up a set of instructions which might work to open a
single file with VLC.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 2:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello again list: Can someone please tell me where I go in VLC to locate
file association types? Am still trying to get my video to play in VLC.but
having no luck! So far, I have gone into Winamp and unchecked MP4; result:
my video will now play in Windows Media.not what I want! I find nothing in
VLC that tells me "file associations" as you find in Winamp! But maybe it
is that I don't know where to look or how to get there! So help would be
much appreciated!

Tom Kaufman


Re: More Audio/Video: VLC

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Ah yes, you can do this with NVDA as well. I think he said he was a JAWS
user, or else I have seen him post on the JAWS list before. Sorry for
referring to you in the third person, Tom.

Hey Aman. Excuse me, but do you or did you once live in Toronto? Your name
is very familiar.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: May 21, 2018 7:00 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi Tom,

VLC may be in a portable folder if you installed it there. It may
also be in a folder inside C:\Program Files (x86). If I may ask, BTW, do you
use NVDA with NVDA remote? If so, I, or anyone else you like, can remote in
and walk you through this in a minute or two. This is also possible with
Jaws if you have that, though I am away from my Jaws machine for a few days
so someone else will have to do that if you use Jaws and don't want to use a
portable copy of NVDA. The setting of file associations is just a knack,
it's actually quite easy but the steps differ depending on where you are,
what OS you're using, and so on.
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:46 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Surprisingly enough, I cannot find VLC in Program Files as this is where I
expected it would be! So again...I'm afraid I am totally lost! I think I
know what you're trying to get me to do (use Windows to change what opens
with VLC and what doesn't) but somehow, I am not getting how you accomplish
this! As far as I can tell, there is absolutely nothing (and I do mean
NOTHING) in VLC that indicates to me in language that I can understand that
you can tell VLC what files you want it to play, such as you can in Winamp!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:03 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi Tom.

VLC has got to be somewhere on your c drive; mostly likely in "program
files". Can you find it using Windows Explorer? That is, navigate to your c:
drive, and locate it? If you can do that, you'll be set. How do you normally
load vlc anyway, when you don't use File Explorer to click on a video, which
automatically opens the program?

I know this isn't the permanent solution you want, but for now, can't you
open up VLC, and then open the video from there? You can do this using
ctrl-o from within VLC. Then you'll get the standard dialog box where you
can use your arrows to navigate to the location of the video.

I know time is a precious thing, but from one Windows user to another, I am
going to give you the best piece of advice I possibly can: learn as much
about the Windows file system as you can, and find out where your programs
store everything on your hard disk. Trust me, it will save you so much time
and furstration in the long run.

If you have skype, I could possibly listen to you and your computer in
realtime and help further. I'm not actually set up to use it here, but I've
meaning to do it for a while anyway.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 4:19 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Well maybe that leaves me out, for when it comes to finding file paths and
such, it's all "Greek" to me! But I'll re-read this message and see if I
can make sense out of it! For now, what I see when I go to "browse" is
nothing like what you are saying! Please pardon my ignorance!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:09 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Tom.

When you hit "browse", you have to go directly to the path of the executable
file for the program (in this case, vlc).
In my case, running Windows 10, it's:
C:\program files\VideoLAN\VLC\VLC.exe
It might not be exactly the same for you, but it should be very similar. You
are going to have to hunt for it. *grins*


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 10:52 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

I chose "browse" but VLC wasn't there! Will look at this again later!
Thanks!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If VLC isn't in the list, click "choose another program" or
"browse", depending on your version of Windows, and find the executable for
VLC. This will add it to the list and you can then select it and check the
box to use this program in future.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:19 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello Aman: Well at least what you suggested was easy enough to follow!
Unfortunately it won't work as VLC isn't in the list! All I know is, I used
to hit my little shortcut on my desk top to this video and it would come
right up in VLC! But not anymore! For whatever reason, Winamp comes up
(and I don't have the video) just audio! So then I went into Winamp's
"preferences" I unchecked "MP4. So now it insists in coming up in Windows
Media...which isn't what I want! But thanks for your help so far!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:04 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If I may ask, why not shift+f10 on the video, select and enter on
"open with", then select and enter on "choose default program", then select
VLC and check the box that says "always open this file type with this
program"? This will open all mp4 files with VLC in future. If you only want
this particular video to open with VLC, and want other MP4 files to open
with something else, this should be possible but is a bit more unusual. Let
me know and I'll write up a set of instructions which might work to open a
single file with VLC.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 2:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello again list: Can someone please tell me where I go in VLC to locate
file association types? Am still trying to get my video to play in VLC.but
having no luck! So far, I have gone into Winamp and unchecked MP4; result:
my video will now play in Windows Media.not what I want! I find nothing in
VLC that tells me "file associations" as you find in Winamp! But maybe it
is that I don't know where to look or how to get there! So help would be
much appreciated!

Tom Kaufman


Re: More Audio/Video: VLC

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Ok.
Try searching for it using Windows search. How do you usually open VLC? You
say you can't find the preferences, so I assume you are opening VLC somehow,
and that it's definitely installed. If you have a desktop or start menu
shortcut, it's an easy matter to find the path to the actual program. I just
tried this method and got the path location.
Hit windows key: search box opens
Type "vlc" (without quotes of course)
"VLC media player" is the first thing to populate the search box.
Hit applications key on this item (shift f10 should work too)
Go to "open file location"
The path opens in file explorer.

Sorry it's confusing, but with Windows there are always a number of ways to
perform the same task. Once you get used to it, this is a very good thing.

To get to VLC preferences, within the program, you would type ctrl-p, and
navigate to where it says "set file associations" or somesuch. However as I
said to you, I don't think this screen is very accessible, and you should do
this within Windows anyway and not from within VLC. The option is there
though, just as in Winamp. However you might also find, depending on your
computer's setup, that when you make changes in the Winamp screen, they
don't necessarily stick. I don't know why winamp took over your video media
association from VLC, but it should not be a complex matter to change it.

You didn't reply to my message about skype. Are you a JAWS user? How about
JAWS tandem. I think I could literally set this up for you in five seconds,
but explaining it via e-mail does not seem to be working so well.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 6:46 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Surprisingly enough, I cannot find VLC in Program Files as this is where I
expected it would be! So again...I'm afraid I am totally lost! I think I
know what you're trying to get me to do (use Windows to change what opens
with VLC and what doesn't) but somehow, I am not getting how you accomplish
this! As far as I can tell, there is absolutely nothing (and I do mean
NOTHING) in VLC that indicates to me in language that I can understand that
you can tell VLC what files you want it to play, such as you can in Winamp!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:03 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi Tom.

VLC has got to be somewhere on your c drive; mostly likely in "program
files". Can you find it using Windows Explorer? That is, navigate to your c:
drive, and locate it? If you can do that, you'll be set. How do you normally
load vlc anyway, when you don't use File Explorer to click on a video, which
automatically opens the program?

I know this isn't the permanent solution you want, but for now, can't you
open up VLC, and then open the video from there? You can do this using
ctrl-o from within VLC. Then you'll get the standard dialog box where you
can use your arrows to navigate to the location of the video.

I know time is a precious thing, but from one Windows user to another, I am
going to give you the best piece of advice I possibly can: learn as much
about the Windows file system as you can, and find out where your programs
store everything on your hard disk. Trust me, it will save you so much time
and furstration in the long run.

If you have skype, I could possibly listen to you and your computer in
realtime and help further. I'm not actually set up to use it here, but I've
meaning to do it for a while anyway.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 4:19 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Well maybe that leaves me out, for when it comes to finding file paths and
such, it's all "Greek" to me! But I'll re-read this message and see if I
can make sense out of it! For now, what I see when I go to "browse" is
nothing like what you are saying! Please pardon my ignorance!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:09 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Tom.

When you hit "browse", you have to go directly to the path of the executable
file for the program (in this case, vlc).
In my case, running Windows 10, it's:
C:\program files\VideoLAN\VLC\VLC.exe
It might not be exactly the same for you, but it should be very similar. You
are going to have to hunt for it. *grins*


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 10:52 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

I chose "browse" but VLC wasn't there! Will look at this again later!
Thanks!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If VLC isn't in the list, click "choose another program" or
"browse", depending on your version of Windows, and find the executable for
VLC. This will add it to the list and you can then select it and check the
box to use this program in future.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:19 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello Aman: Well at least what you suggested was easy enough to follow!
Unfortunately it won't work as VLC isn't in the list! All I know is, I used
to hit my little shortcut on my desk top to this video and it would come
right up in VLC! But not anymore! For whatever reason, Winamp comes up
(and I don't have the video) just audio! So then I went into Winamp's
"preferences" I unchecked "MP4. So now it insists in coming up in Windows
Media...which isn't what I want! But thanks for your help so far!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:04 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If I may ask, why not shift+f10 on the video, select and enter on
"open with", then select and enter on "choose default program", then select
VLC and check the box that says "always open this file type with this
program"? This will open all mp4 files with VLC in future. If you only want
this particular video to open with VLC, and want other MP4 files to open
with something else, this should be possible but is a bit more unusual. Let
me know and I'll write up a set of instructions which might work to open a
single file with VLC.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 2:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello again list: Can someone please tell me where I go in VLC to locate
file association types? Am still trying to get my video to play in VLC.but
having no luck! So far, I have gone into Winamp and unchecked MP4; result:
my video will now play in Windows Media.not what I want! I find nothing in
VLC that tells me "file associations" as you find in Winamp! But maybe it
is that I don't know where to look or how to get there! So help would be
much appreciated!

Tom Kaufman


Re: tagging music

John Heath
 

Thanks Joe I have done that. Now I'm waiting for my computer savvy friend to install and show me how to use it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Paton via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:48 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] tagging music

John,

Change the 0 at the end of the link, to a 1


Joe Paton
telephone: 01702 543624
Mobile: 0 7 9 6 7 3 8 2 9 6 4
web site: http://www.apart.org


Re: More Audio/Video: VLC

Aman Singer
 

Hi Tom,

VLC may be in a portable folder if you installed it there. It may
also be in a folder inside C:\Program Files (x86). If I may ask, BTW, do you
use NVDA with NVDA remote? If so, I, or anyone else you like, can remote in
and walk you through this in a minute or two. This is also possible with
Jaws if you have that, though I am away from my Jaws machine for a few days
so someone else will have to do that if you use Jaws and don't want to use a
portable copy of NVDA. The setting of file associations is just a knack,
it's actually quite easy but the steps differ depending on where you are,
what OS you're using, and so on.
Aman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:46 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Surprisingly enough, I cannot find VLC in Program Files as this is where I
expected it would be! So again...I'm afraid I am totally lost! I think I
know what you're trying to get me to do (use Windows to change what opens
with VLC and what doesn't) but somehow, I am not getting how you accomplish
this! As far as I can tell, there is absolutely nothing (and I do mean
NOTHING) in VLC that indicates to me in language that I can understand that
you can tell VLC what files you want it to play, such as you can in Winamp!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:03 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi Tom.

VLC has got to be somewhere on your c drive; mostly likely in "program
files". Can you find it using Windows Explorer? That is, navigate to your c:
drive, and locate it? If you can do that, you'll be set. How do you normally
load vlc anyway, when you don't use File Explorer to click on a video, which
automatically opens the program?

I know this isn't the permanent solution you want, but for now, can't you
open up VLC, and then open the video from there? You can do this using
ctrl-o from within VLC. Then you'll get the standard dialog box where you
can use your arrows to navigate to the location of the video.

I know time is a precious thing, but from one Windows user to another, I am
going to give you the best piece of advice I possibly can: learn as much
about the Windows file system as you can, and find out where your programs
store everything on your hard disk. Trust me, it will save you so much time
and furstration in the long run.

If you have skype, I could possibly listen to you and your computer in
realtime and help further. I'm not actually set up to use it here, but I've
meaning to do it for a while anyway.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 4:19 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Well maybe that leaves me out, for when it comes to finding file paths and
such, it's all "Greek" to me! But I'll re-read this message and see if I
can make sense out of it! For now, what I see when I go to "browse" is
nothing like what you are saying! Please pardon my ignorance!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:09 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Tom.

When you hit "browse", you have to go directly to the path of the executable
file for the program (in this case, vlc).
In my case, running Windows 10, it's:
C:\program files\VideoLAN\VLC\VLC.exe
It might not be exactly the same for you, but it should be very similar. You
are going to have to hunt for it. *grins*


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 10:52 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

I chose "browse" but VLC wasn't there! Will look at this again later!
Thanks!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If VLC isn't in the list, click "choose another program" or
"browse", depending on your version of Windows, and find the executable for
VLC. This will add it to the list and you can then select it and check the
box to use this program in future.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:19 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello Aman: Well at least what you suggested was easy enough to follow!
Unfortunately it won't work as VLC isn't in the list! All I know is, I used
to hit my little shortcut on my desk top to this video and it would come
right up in VLC! But not anymore! For whatever reason, Winamp comes up
(and I don't have the video) just audio! So then I went into Winamp's
"preferences" I unchecked "MP4. So now it insists in coming up in Windows
Media...which isn't what I want! But thanks for your help so far!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:04 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If I may ask, why not shift+f10 on the video, select and enter on
"open with", then select and enter on "choose default program", then select
VLC and check the box that says "always open this file type with this
program"? This will open all mp4 files with VLC in future. If you only want
this particular video to open with VLC, and want other MP4 files to open
with something else, this should be possible but is a bit more unusual. Let
me know and I'll write up a set of instructions which might work to open a
single file with VLC.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 2:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello again list: Can someone please tell me where I go in VLC to locate
file association types? Am still trying to get my video to play in VLC.but
having no luck! So far, I have gone into Winamp and unchecked MP4; result:
my video will now play in Windows Media.not what I want! I find nothing in
VLC that tells me "file associations" as you find in Winamp! But maybe it
is that I don't know where to look or how to get there! So help would be
much appreciated!

Tom Kaufman

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