Re: Pontes Media Downloader - version 3 released


Using JAWS 2019 and PMD version 3: On the menu bar, after pressing Enter on
a menu option nothing seems to happen, but if you start tabbing, you will
hear keyboard shortcuts for the relevant items. In PMD 2.1, I always
redirected converted files to my downloads folder. I tried to do it in
version 3. For some strange reason, when you reach the control to choose a
folder, the program closes. This happens no matter which way you reach this
option - in the main program window or in the options. The default download
location is a read-only field, so you have to press the Select button to
change the location. If you focus on the control choosing a folder, the
program is closed, so you have to write the folder path in manually.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2019 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: [BlindTech] Pontes Media Downloader - version 3 released

Nelu, using 2.1, is it possible to create a list of acceptable URLS (say
using Notepad), start PMD, open the download Multiple Clips dialog, paste
the list of gathered URLs, and start the download/conversion process?
I ask because I couldn't figure out any steps on how to get PMD to
download/convert a batch of videos without having to do each video one by
one, which is tedious.

. also, I noticed that the first URL was downloaded/converted, but the
second URL listed failed to download. I then inserted a blank line between
the first and second URL and tried again to download, but PMD failed right
after the second URL started to download.

I also discovered the included help to be not very useful since it was
somewhat vague and lacked an example to follow. I hope version 3 is not too
buggy since it is a new version.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Nelu Cîmpean []
Sent: Sunday, March 3, 2019, 8:30 AM
Subject: [BlindTech] Pontes Media Downloader - version 3 released

Hi, everybody!
I've noticed some discussions here about Pontes Media Downloader and I just
want to let you all know that we've just released version 3 of the program.
The major technical difference is that version 3 has a javafx interface
instead of the older dot net interface.
Also it includes ffmpeg 4 for converting and, of course the latest version
of youtube-dl for downloading.
It comes with oracle java 8 included and accessibility features enabled
(tested with nvda and narator on windows).

I've tried to keep the same keyboard shortcuts as in version 2.1 There is
also a window that lists all the shortcuts (control k opens it) I've added a
downloads table in which you can manage individual downloads. It is possible
to download more than one file at a time.
Default setting is 3 downloads simultaneously.
The program will automatically detect a playlist now and will open a window
where you can choose the elements from the playlist that you want to
download. By default all items are checked.  You can check/uncheck an item
from the list with space All the checked items will be added to the
downloads table You can also view each download's log (control g) This is
useful if for some reason a file was not downloaded (usually the last line
of the log is the error)

The downside is that the installer is bigger (around 70 mb in windows) and
it takes more space on the hdd (around 250 mb mostly because of java and
ffmpeg) The major advantage is that the program is now cross-platform (there
are also mac and linux versions available).
The official webpage of the program is here

You can download the program from here:
Windows version (32 and 64 bit)
Mac OsX version (64 bit)
Linux (Debian based, 64 bit)

Version 2.1 will remain available (for those who just need a simpler
utility) at

Pontes Media Downloader is just a friendly interface for youtube-dl - a
wonderful command line utility that does all the complicated media
Have fun using Pontes Media Downloader!

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