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Re: Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

Panagiotis Antonopoulos
 

Thanks Richard. Will probably download it. Take care, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 4:19 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi,

I just tried out the free version of Switch.

It is very easy to use.

If you have an iPhone and want to make ringtones, it can convert to .m4r format, along with a bunch of others.

It can convert different file types to the one you want at the same time.  I just did a quick test with a .wav file and an .m4r file and converted them to mp3 in one step.  I do not know what the maximum number of files might be, but it is pretty fast and retains the information you want.

 

Richard

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Panagiotis Antonopoulos
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:55 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Mike/all,

Is switch better than convert file and in what way?

                                                            Take care, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 3:01 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I Takis,

 

There's a sound file converter called, Switch, that works great and is Jaws accessible.

 

 

Take care.  Sent from my iBarstool.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.

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

Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 2:16 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi all,

I am not an expert on audio programs, but did some research on this. I have a folder with archival material from the Smithsonian collection from the former Yugoslavia, Italy and Mexico. I copied it on a different part of the pc. Then I took off three files related to album icons, and asked file converter to convert the mp3. It refused to do so in .wav, because I simply had one file converted to .wav before. So I did this in .ogg. There was no progress bar with the program, but when I hit escape, all files were there, it seems it’s done very quickly, there were about 61 files to convert. The unfortunate thing is that it places the .wav file next to its .mp3 counterpart, so you have to manually delete all .mp3s thereafter. Then I went to the folder and tried groove which is a program I like, despite its mishaps. No play, whereas vlc and windows media player would play the .ogg. So, I removed the one .wav file existing, otherwise file converter would not permit me do a conversion. Once it was taken away, it did convert all files from .ogg into .wav and groove is playing fine, except that it cannot derive the info on artists and song titles. Needless to say, I had again, to manually, delete the .ogg files from the folder. I hope I have not tired you with this, and that it may be useful to others. However, might I ask the more knowledgeable among us, which format is the better quality one, ogg or wav?

                                                            Cheers, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 10:30 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

There are other tools you could use for batch conversion if you wanted to.

 

BTW, this seems like a neat utility; maybe I’ll give ita  shot.

 

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: February 6, 2019 10:30 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

You cannot use File Converter to select a folder in order to convert all of its files. This makes sense as File Converter is smart enough not to appear when you've highlighted a file it can't convert and the possibility of this happening is much greater in a folder. I tested this by copying 3 mp3 songs to a folder I created and then bringing up that new folder's context menu where File Converter did not appear. On the other hand, if you know all the files in a particular folder are of the same type and convertible by File Converter, you can move to the list of files by pressing the F6 key and then highlighting them all by pressing ctrl + a. Shift F10 will bring up the context menu where File Converter will appear in order to convert multiple files. I would not suggest highlighting files of different types even if they are convertible by File Converter in order to do a multi-conversion since this seems like it might have unintended consequences.

 

Alan Lemly

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 8:53 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Greetings,

This is the first line of the description from the File converter page:

File Converter is a very simple tool which allows you to convert and compress one or several file(s) using the context menu in windows explorer.

 

So, doing “several” files seems standard.  How one accomplishes that exactly is likely in the documentation.

 

HTH,

Richard

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:40 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I have only tried with single files. So it could be interesting and I may do a little experimenting with the possibility of converting an entire folder. Thanks for the idea.

Marie

 

 

From: Panagiotis Antonopoulos

Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:06 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Marie-all,

I just downloaded the utilitz, but wonder, can zou do a folder conversion as well, or just simple files?

                                                            Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:40 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I have been using this little utility for several months and it is indeed very simple and very useful.

Marie

 

 

From: Alan Lemly

Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:38 AM

Subject: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi List,

 

I received an email today from Gizmo's Freeware discussing a handy program that will add context menus to Windows Explorer enabling you to convert farious file formats to other formats when focus is on a file in an Explorer window. I'm pasting the text of the article discussing this free program after my signature. I installed it on my Windows 7 computer running Fusion 2019 and it worked very well to convert an m4a song to mp3 format. I'll admit that I'm a big user of Windows Explorer for file management and if you are too, I think you'll like this utility.

 

The download link to get it is here:

 

https://file-converter.org/

 

Alan Lemly

 

The below article is from this website:

 

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/convert-files-right-click-windows-explorer.htm

 

 

Convert Files With A Right Click In Windows Explorer

 

Last updated by rhiannon on 05. February 2019 - 03:59

            

 

File Converter screen shot

 

There are many file converters available both online and offline, but how about one that works from Windows File Explorer right click (context) menu? File Converter does just that.

 

File Converter is a free open source Windows program that converts and compresses a variety of file formats from the right click menu in Windows File Explorer. Once installed, it appears in the context (right click) menu.

It's very easy to use; right click on a file (or several files) in Windows File Explorer, choose File Converter, and select the file format. A window opens showing the progress of the conversion and closes when it's complete. Converted files are stored in the same folder as the source file and have the same name with a different extension.

File Converter won't appear in the context menu if you right click on a file that isn't supported, a nice touch that keeps the context menu less cluttered.

 

File Converter works with audio, video, image and document files and supports these formats:

 

Audio

Output formats: flac, aac, ogg, mp3, wav

Input formats: 3gp, aiff, ape, avi, bik, cda, flac, flv, m4a, mkv, mov, mp3, mp4, oga, ogg, wav, webm, wma, wmv

 

Video

Output formats: webm, mkv, mp4, ogv, avi, gif

Input formats: 3gp, avi, bik, flv, gif, m4v, mkv, mp4, mpeg, mov, ogv, webm, wmv

 

Image

Output formats: png, jpg, ico, webp

Input formats: bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga, webp, pdf, doc*, docx*, odt*, odp*, ods*, ppt*, pptx*, xls*, xlsx*

(Microsoft Office will have to be installed for the Office formats to work)

 

Document

Output format: pdf

Input formats: doc*, docx*, odt*, odp*, ods*, ppt*, pptx*, xls*, xlsx*, bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga

 

File Converter can be customized using the Windows program menu, though the defaults should work well for most people. It's lightweight, fast and quite useful.

It runs on Windows Vista / 7 / 8 and 10, and the 32 bit and 64 bit installers (.msi) are clean according to VirusTotal.

The source code can be viewed on GitHub

.

 

Download File Converter

 


Re: JAWS 2019: quit without prompt is gone

CJ &AA MAY
 

And this is mostly fine, but what do you do if, having made some changes,
you want to revert to the original?
Alison

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of
Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: 07 February 2019 14:25
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] JAWS 2019: quit without prompt is gone

CJ &AA MAY <chrisalismay@gmail.com> wrote:
Whilst we are on this topic, I notice that now, more often or not,
when exciting M S Word, I am not prompted as to whether I want to save
the changed document. Sometimes it does, but more often it doesn't. It
does save the changes, but doesn't ask. Is this typical behaviour with
Office 365?


Yes, if the file is saved to OneDrive or Onedrive for Business. You can just
type Alt-F4 to close Microsoft Word, and all of the changes are retained.
This is documented by Microsoft. Explicit save commands are not needed
anymore when editing a file on OneDrive/OneDrive for Business. This should
also perform much better in saving recent changes after a crash.


Re: Jfw and outlook

CJ &AA MAY
 

I am using Outlook 365 with Jaws 18; if I start to type the first few
letters of a known contact, tab away and then back-tab, I then find the
e-mail address.

Alison

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of
Star Gazer
Sent: 07 February 2019 14:18
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: [jaws-users] Jfw and outlook



Hi. When I type a name into the to field of outlook 365 my suggestions no
longer come up. I am using jfw 19. How do I fix this? Sent from my iPhone


Re: Faxing With J2019

Richard Turner
 

There are online services that you can pay up to $10 per month, or use Fax0 where you can do 3 page faxes up to 5 times per day for free.

It is a web service and seems quite accessible with Jaws.

https://faxzero.com/

 

HTH,

Richard

 

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Ferrin
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 6:20 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Faxing With J2019

 

You would need an external phone modem which connect USB. I know for a fact as there is such an animal sitting on my desk. Now there might be some web pages that for a price could do this for you as well, as to that I can not say.

 

From: Mike B.

Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:13 AM

To: Jaws-Users-List

Subject: [jaws-users] Faxing With J2019

 

Hi All,

 

An acquaintence is running a Windows 10 laptop with J2019 latest and would like to know what he needs to do to be able to send a fax from his laptop.  I believe a phone modem needs to be installed but, I'm not sure since I've never ran into this issue.  If any of y'all has experience with faxing from your laptop would you please tell me the steps on how to do this?  I don't know if there are external phone modems, if they are programs, or it it is hardware that needs to be installed.  All help will be greatly appreciated.  Thank y'all very much.

Take care.  Sent from my iBarstool.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.


David Ferrin
Marriage is the process of finding out what kind of man your wife would have preferred.


Re: JAWS 2019: quit without prompt is gone

Jason White
 

CJ &AA MAY <chrisalismay@gmail.com> wrote:
Whilst we are on this topic, I notice that now, more often or not, when
exciting M S Word, I am not prompted as to whether I want to save the
changed document. Sometimes it does, but more often it doesn't. It does save
the changes, but doesn't ask. Is this typical behaviour with Office 365?

Yes, if the file is saved to OneDrive or Onedrive for Business. You can just
type Alt-F4 to close Microsoft Word, and all of the changes are retained. This
is documented by Microsoft. Explicit save commands are not needed anymore when
editing a file on OneDrive/OneDrive for Business. This should also perform
much better in saving recent changes after a crash.


Re: Jfw and outlook

Richard Turner
 

For me, if I press the read line command, insert plus up-arrow, the suggestions are there. They just are not read automatically.

Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Star Gazer
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 6:18 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: [jaws-users] Jfw and outlook



Hi. When I type a name into the to field of outlook 365 my suggestions no longer come up. I am using jfw 19. How do I fix this? Sent from my iPhone


Re: Faxing With J2019

David Ferrin
 

You would need an external phone modem which connect USB. I know for a fact as there is such an animal sitting on my desk. Now there might be some web pages that for a price could do this for you as well, as to that I can not say.
 

From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:13 AM
To: Jaws-Users-List
Subject: [jaws-users] Faxing With J2019
 
Hi All,
 
An acquaintence is running a Windows 10 laptop with J2019 latest and would like to know what he needs to do to be able to send a fax from his laptop.  I believe a phone modem needs to be installed but, I'm not sure since I've never ran into this issue.  If any of y'all has experience with faxing from your laptop would you please tell me the steps on how to do this?  I don't know if there are external phone modems, if they are programs, or it it is hardware that needs to be installed.  All help will be greatly appreciated.  Thank y'all very much.
Take care.  Sent from my iBarstool.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.

David Ferrin
Marriage is the process of finding out what kind of man your wife would have preferred.


Re: Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

Richard Turner
 

Hi,

I just tried out the free version of Switch.

It is very easy to use.

If you have an iPhone and want to make ringtones, it can convert to .m4r format, along with a bunch of others.

It can convert different file types to the one you want at the same time.  I just did a quick test with a .wav file and an .m4r file and converted them to mp3 in one step.  I do not know what the maximum number of files might be, but it is pretty fast and retains the information you want.

 

Richard

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Panagiotis Antonopoulos
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:55 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Mike/all,

Is switch better than convert file and in what way?

                                                            Take care, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 3:01 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I Takis,

 

There's a sound file converter called, Switch, that works great and is Jaws accessible.

 

 

Take care.  Sent from my iBarstool.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.

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

Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 2:16 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi all,

I am not an expert on audio programs, but did some research on this. I have a folder with archival material from the Smithsonian collection from the former Yugoslavia, Italy and Mexico. I copied it on a different part of the pc. Then I took off three files related to album icons, and asked file converter to convert the mp3. It refused to do so in .wav, because I simply had one file converted to .wav before. So I did this in .ogg. There was no progress bar with the program, but when I hit escape, all files were there, it seems it’s done very quickly, there were about 61 files to convert. The unfortunate thing is that it places the .wav file next to its .mp3 counterpart, so you have to manually delete all .mp3s thereafter. Then I went to the folder and tried groove which is a program I like, despite its mishaps. No play, whereas vlc and windows media player would play the .ogg. So, I removed the one .wav file existing, otherwise file converter would not permit me do a conversion. Once it was taken away, it did convert all files from .ogg into .wav and groove is playing fine, except that it cannot derive the info on artists and song titles. Needless to say, I had again, to manually, delete the .ogg files from the folder. I hope I have not tired you with this, and that it may be useful to others. However, might I ask the more knowledgeable among us, which format is the better quality one, ogg or wav?

                                                            Cheers, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 10:30 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

There are other tools you could use for batch conversion if you wanted to.

 

BTW, this seems like a neat utility; maybe I’ll give ita  shot.

 

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: February 6, 2019 10:30 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

You cannot use File Converter to select a folder in order to convert all of its files. This makes sense as File Converter is smart enough not to appear when you've highlighted a file it can't convert and the possibility of this happening is much greater in a folder. I tested this by copying 3 mp3 songs to a folder I created and then bringing up that new folder's context menu where File Converter did not appear. On the other hand, if you know all the files in a particular folder are of the same type and convertible by File Converter, you can move to the list of files by pressing the F6 key and then highlighting them all by pressing ctrl + a. Shift F10 will bring up the context menu where File Converter will appear in order to convert multiple files. I would not suggest highlighting files of different types even if they are convertible by File Converter in order to do a multi-conversion since this seems like it might have unintended consequences.

 

Alan Lemly

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 8:53 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Greetings,

This is the first line of the description from the File converter page:

File Converter is a very simple tool which allows you to convert and compress one or several file(s) using the context menu in windows explorer.

 

So, doing “several” files seems standard.  How one accomplishes that exactly is likely in the documentation.

 

HTH,

Richard

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:40 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I have only tried with single files. So it could be interesting and I may do a little experimenting with the possibility of converting an entire folder. Thanks for the idea.

Marie

 

 

From: Panagiotis Antonopoulos

Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:06 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Marie-all,

I just downloaded the utilitz, but wonder, can zou do a folder conversion as well, or just simple files?

                                                            Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:40 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I have been using this little utility for several months and it is indeed very simple and very useful.

Marie

 

 

From: Alan Lemly

Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:38 AM

Subject: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi List,

 

I received an email today from Gizmo's Freeware discussing a handy program that will add context menus to Windows Explorer enabling you to convert farious file formats to other formats when focus is on a file in an Explorer window. I'm pasting the text of the article discussing this free program after my signature. I installed it on my Windows 7 computer running Fusion 2019 and it worked very well to convert an m4a song to mp3 format. I'll admit that I'm a big user of Windows Explorer for file management and if you are too, I think you'll like this utility.

 

The download link to get it is here:

 

https://file-converter.org/

 

Alan Lemly

 

The below article is from this website:

 

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/convert-files-right-click-windows-explorer.htm

 

 

Convert Files With A Right Click In Windows Explorer

 

Last updated by rhiannon on 05. February 2019 - 03:59

            

 

File Converter screen shot

 

There are many file converters available both online and offline, but how about one that works from Windows File Explorer right click (context) menu? File Converter does just that.

 

File Converter is a free open source Windows program that converts and compresses a variety of file formats from the right click menu in Windows File Explorer. Once installed, it appears in the context (right click) menu.

It's very easy to use; right click on a file (or several files) in Windows File Explorer, choose File Converter, and select the file format. A window opens showing the progress of the conversion and closes when it's complete. Converted files are stored in the same folder as the source file and have the same name with a different extension.

File Converter won't appear in the context menu if you right click on a file that isn't supported, a nice touch that keeps the context menu less cluttered.

 

File Converter works with audio, video, image and document files and supports these formats:

 

Audio

Output formats: flac, aac, ogg, mp3, wav

Input formats: 3gp, aiff, ape, avi, bik, cda, flac, flv, m4a, mkv, mov, mp3, mp4, oga, ogg, wav, webm, wma, wmv

 

Video

Output formats: webm, mkv, mp4, ogv, avi, gif

Input formats: 3gp, avi, bik, flv, gif, m4v, mkv, mp4, mpeg, mov, ogv, webm, wmv

 

Image

Output formats: png, jpg, ico, webp

Input formats: bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga, webp, pdf, doc*, docx*, odt*, odp*, ods*, ppt*, pptx*, xls*, xlsx*

(Microsoft Office will have to be installed for the Office formats to work)

 

Document

Output format: pdf

Input formats: doc*, docx*, odt*, odp*, ods*, ppt*, pptx*, xls*, xlsx*, bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga

 

File Converter can be customized using the Windows program menu, though the defaults should work well for most people. It's lightweight, fast and quite useful.

It runs on Windows Vista / 7 / 8 and 10, and the 32 bit and 64 bit installers (.msi) are clean according to VirusTotal.

The source code can be viewed on GitHub

.

 

Download File Converter

 


Jfw and outlook

Star Gazer
 

Hi. When I type a name into the to field of outlook 365 my suggestions no longer come up. I am using jfw 19. How do I fix this? Sent from my iPhone


Re: Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

Panagiotis Antonopoulos
 

Hi Mike/all,

Is switch better than convert file and in what way?

                                                            Take care, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 3:01 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I Takis,

 

There's a sound file converter called, Switch, that works great and is Jaws accessible.

 

 

Take care.  Sent from my iBarstool.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.

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

Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 2:16 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi all,

I am not an expert on audio programs, but did some research on this. I have a folder with archival material from the Smithsonian collection from the former Yugoslavia, Italy and Mexico. I copied it on a different part of the pc. Then I took off three files related to album icons, and asked file converter to convert the mp3. It refused to do so in .wav, because I simply had one file converted to .wav before. So I did this in .ogg. There was no progress bar with the program, but when I hit escape, all files were there, it seems it’s done very quickly, there were about 61 files to convert. The unfortunate thing is that it places the .wav file next to its .mp3 counterpart, so you have to manually delete all .mp3s thereafter. Then I went to the folder and tried groove which is a program I like, despite its mishaps. No play, whereas vlc and windows media player would play the .ogg. So, I removed the one .wav file existing, otherwise file converter would not permit me do a conversion. Once it was taken away, it did convert all files from .ogg into .wav and groove is playing fine, except that it cannot derive the info on artists and song titles. Needless to say, I had again, to manually, delete the .ogg files from the folder. I hope I have not tired you with this, and that it may be useful to others. However, might I ask the more knowledgeable among us, which format is the better quality one, ogg or wav?

                                                            Cheers, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 10:30 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

There are other tools you could use for batch conversion if you wanted to.

 

BTW, this seems like a neat utility; maybe I’ll give ita  shot.

 

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: February 6, 2019 10:30 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

You cannot use File Converter to select a folder in order to convert all of its files. This makes sense as File Converter is smart enough not to appear when you've highlighted a file it can't convert and the possibility of this happening is much greater in a folder. I tested this by copying 3 mp3 songs to a folder I created and then bringing up that new folder's context menu where File Converter did not appear. On the other hand, if you know all the files in a particular folder are of the same type and convertible by File Converter, you can move to the list of files by pressing the F6 key and then highlighting them all by pressing ctrl + a. Shift F10 will bring up the context menu where File Converter will appear in order to convert multiple files. I would not suggest highlighting files of different types even if they are convertible by File Converter in order to do a multi-conversion since this seems like it might have unintended consequences.

 

Alan Lemly

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 8:53 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Greetings,

This is the first line of the description from the File converter page:

File Converter is a very simple tool which allows you to convert and compress one or several file(s) using the context menu in windows explorer.

 

So, doing “several” files seems standard.  How one accomplishes that exactly is likely in the documentation.

 

HTH,

Richard

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:40 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I have only tried with single files. So it could be interesting and I may do a little experimenting with the possibility of converting an entire folder. Thanks for the idea.

Marie

 

 

From: Panagiotis Antonopoulos

Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:06 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Marie-all,

I just downloaded the utilitz, but wonder, can zou do a folder conversion as well, or just simple files?

                                                            Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:40 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I have been using this little utility for several months and it is indeed very simple and very useful.

Marie

 

 

From: Alan Lemly

Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:38 AM

Subject: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi List,

 

I received an email today from Gizmo's Freeware discussing a handy program that will add context menus to Windows Explorer enabling you to convert farious file formats to other formats when focus is on a file in an Explorer window. I'm pasting the text of the article discussing this free program after my signature. I installed it on my Windows 7 computer running Fusion 2019 and it worked very well to convert an m4a song to mp3 format. I'll admit that I'm a big user of Windows Explorer for file management and if you are too, I think you'll like this utility.

 

The download link to get it is here:

 

https://file-converter.org/

 

Alan Lemly

 

The below article is from this website:

 

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/convert-files-right-click-windows-explorer.htm

 

 

Convert Files With A Right Click In Windows Explorer

 

Last updated by rhiannon on 05. February 2019 - 03:59

            

 

File Converter screen shot

 

There are many file converters available both online and offline, but how about one that works from Windows File Explorer right click (context) menu? File Converter does just that.

 

File Converter is a free open source Windows program that converts and compresses a variety of file formats from the right click menu in Windows File Explorer. Once installed, it appears in the context (right click) menu.

It's very easy to use; right click on a file (or several files) in Windows File Explorer, choose File Converter, and select the file format. A window opens showing the progress of the conversion and closes when it's complete. Converted files are stored in the same folder as the source file and have the same name with a different extension.

File Converter won't appear in the context menu if you right click on a file that isn't supported, a nice touch that keeps the context menu less cluttered.

 

File Converter works with audio, video, image and document files and supports these formats:

 

Audio

Output formats: flac, aac, ogg, mp3, wav

Input formats: 3gp, aiff, ape, avi, bik, cda, flac, flv, m4a, mkv, mov, mp3, mp4, oga, ogg, wav, webm, wma, wmv

 

Video

Output formats: webm, mkv, mp4, ogv, avi, gif

Input formats: 3gp, avi, bik, flv, gif, m4v, mkv, mp4, mpeg, mov, ogv, webm, wmv

 

Image

Output formats: png, jpg, ico, webp

Input formats: bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga, webp, pdf, doc*, docx*, odt*, odp*, ods*, ppt*, pptx*, xls*, xlsx*

(Microsoft Office will have to be installed for the Office formats to work)

 

Document

Output format: pdf

Input formats: doc*, docx*, odt*, odp*, ods*, ppt*, pptx*, xls*, xlsx*, bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga

 

File Converter can be customized using the Windows program menu, though the defaults should work well for most people. It's lightweight, fast and quite useful.

It runs on Windows Vista / 7 / 8 and 10, and the 32 bit and 64 bit installers (.msi) are clean according to VirusTotal.

The source code can be viewed on GitHub

.

 

Download File Converter

 


Re: Faxing With J2019

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 

Howdy All,
 
Here's something I found that might be of interest to others that might want to fax from their Windows 10 computers using Jaws.  The best option for those without all in ones is probably option3, I put 3 stars in front of the 2 places that might be of the most interest.
 
How to fax with a Windows 10 PC
Fax Authority
 
How to fax with a Windows 10 PC
 
LAST UPDATE: August 30th, 2018
 
There are three ways to fax with a Windows 10 PC:
 
list of 3 items
An online fax service (a virtual fax machine accessed through the internet).
A fax machine (or multifunction printer/scanner/fax/copier) that connects to the computer and faxes through a landline phone line.
With software (such as Windows 10’s included “fax and scan” program) which turns the computer into a direct replacement of a hardcopy fax machine.
list end
 
Option 1 – online fax services compatible with Windows 10
 
An
online fax service
 is a dedicated fax number that is hosted by a service provider.
 
Compared with fax software (or a fax machine), an online fax service offers the ability to fax directly from the Internet without a dedicated landline
phone line in your house, as well as the ability to access or manage fax communications from anywhere you can access the internet.
 
Interfaces are very similar to a web-based email account (with the exception that you can send and receive faxes), and features such as faxing through
email, the web, and integration with popular programs such as the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) are available.
 
Online fax services can also be combined with other devices – for example faxing to and from another computer, a tablet, or a smartphone through the same
account.
 
For full details on online fax services compatible with Windows 10 and other operating systems, see our page on
Online Faxing.
 
Option 2 – fax through a connected fax
 
Many connected fax and multifunction printers have the option to fax through the machine from the computer.
 
While specific options depend on the fax machine’s manufacturer (and the software they offer), many units can send and receive faxes directly to the computer
through the fax machine. Instead of having to print a document and then fax it (or receive a document over the fax then scan it), connecting a fax machine
this way will let you send and receive faxes from the computer.
 
What you’ll need
 
To send an receive a fax from a Windows 10 computer through a connected fax or printer with fax, you’ll need the following:
 
list of 4 items
A computer running Windows 10
A
fax machine
 or multifunction (print / copy / scan / fax) printer that can fax from the computer
An active land-line phone line to connect the fax / multifunction printer to. The phone line should not be a VoIP phone connection as VoIP signals usually
scramble a fax signal – for more details on faxing with VoIP, see our page on “
why does my fax machine not work on my VoIP phone line?

A document to send
list end
 
Things to be aware of
list of 3 items
You will still need to connect the fax or multifunction printer to an active land-line phone line for this to work
A fax or multifunction printer with “wireless” (such as wifi or Bluetooth) does not allow you to send and receive faxes without a phone line. The “wireless”
portion of the fax/printer is only for communication between the computer and the printer – not between the fax/printer and the phone system. A “wireless”
fax/printer cannot connect wirelessly to the internet to be able to send and receive faxes.
When setting the system up, double check to see what happens with received faxes when the computer is not active. Some models will store received faxes
in the fax/printer’s memory. The challenge with this approach is a power interruption will erase any stored faxes (that the fax machine has already marked
as acknowledged).
list end
 
***Option 3 – using fax software
 
Windows 10 contains software already includes the ability to fax from your computer. The program is called “Windows Fax and Scan.”
 
System Requirements
 
To send (or receive) a fax from a Windows 10 Computer using Windows Fax and Scan you’ll need the following:
 
list of 4 items
A computer running Windows 10
Modem or Fax Board
 on the computer (the majority of computers that have a telephone line connection have this ability)
A land-line phone line. The phone line should not be a VoIP phone connection as VoIP signals usually scramble a fax signal – for more details on faxing
with VoIP, see our page on “
why does my fax machine not work on my VoIP phone line?

A document to send
list end
 
When using Windows Fax and Scan as a fax machine, the computer needs always to be on and connected to the phone line to receive a fax.
 
As well, the computer will not be able to use your internet connection to send and receive faxes – only the phone connection.
 
***Configuring Windows Fax and Scan
 
Windows Fax and Scan is quick to configure.
 
1) Start the program through the start menu
 
2) Click on “Tools” then “Fax Accounts”
 
3) Select “Add” to have your fax modem installed
 
4) Choose between Automatic or Manual Answering of the phone line
 
5) Go to “Tools” and “Fax Settings” to configure additional options, including changing the automatic or manual reception, changing the number of rings
before automatic pick up, configure TSID and CSID information, and automatically save or print a fax the moment it arrives.
 
Sending a Fax in Windows Fax and Scan
 
To use the Windows 10 Fax, you need to use the “Windows Fax and Scan” program.
 
list of 3 items
Click on the START button, select All Programs, and select “Windows Fax and Scan”
On the toolbar that appears in the program, select “New Fax” – if this is the first time that a fax is being sent, you’ll be directed to the new fax wizard.
This will allow you to set all the required settings to send a fax.
Create your fax, and then click send to send it to the receiving fax machine.
list end
 
Automatically Receive a Fax in Windows Fax and Scan
 
In order to receive a fax from a Windows 10 Computer, you first need to set up the service in Windows Fax and Scan.
 
To set up the fax service:
 
list of 5 items
Click the “Start” button, type “Fax” in the search box, then choose “Windows Fax and Scan”
At the bottom of the left pane, choose “Fax”
Select “Tools” and then select “Fax Settings”.
Select the “General” tab, then ensure the “Allow device to receive fax calls” button is checked under “Send / Receive Options”
Select “Automatically Answer after ___ Rings”, set the number of rings you want the phone to ring before the fax service answers, then select “Ok”
list end
 
Manually Receive a Fax in Windows Fax and Scan
 
If you want to have the manual option to answer with the fax service when the phone rings, you need first to have the Windows Fax and Scan program running.
 
list of 3 items
Activate Windows Fax and Scan by clicking on the “start” button, searching for “Fax” in the search box, and then select “Windows Fax and Scan”
Click the Fax option at the bottom left pane
From the toolbar, select “Receive a Fax Now”. This will allow the computer to receive the fax when the phone rings.
list end
article end
Take care.  Sent from my iBarstool.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 5:13 AM
Subject: [jaws-users] Faxing With J2019

Hi All,
 
An acquaintence is running a Windows 10 laptop with J2019 latest and would like to know what he needs to do to be able to send a fax from his laptop.  I believe a phone modem needs to be installed but, I'm not sure since I've never ran into this issue.  If any of y'all has experience with faxing from your laptop would you please tell me the steps on how to do this?  I don't know if there are external phone modems, if they are programs, or it it is hardware that needs to be installed.  All help will be greatly appreciated.  Thank y'all very much.
Take care.  Sent from my iBarstool.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.


Re: Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

Panagiotis Antonopoulos
 

Hi Richard/all,

Yes, it is probably overkill for me, but you hit the target. I was going to report that, converting through convert file from .mp3 to .ogg, kept the info of artists etc, but not when converting from .mp3 to .wav. When I converted the .ogg into .wav, artist and song titles info seems to have been preserved.

                                                            Take care,

                                                            Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 2:29 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

 

Wav is generally better quality than Ogg.

It really also depends on the Bits Per Second.

CD quality is 44,000 BPS.

If the original files had the artist and song title imbedded, I'd recommend using GoldWave for the batch conversion.

You can try it for free and I believe it is about $50 to register.

It is a very powerful audio editing program so it may be over-kill for what you want.

There are likely other programs that will convert the files without losing the artist information.

HTH,

Richard

 

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." -- Alice Walker

 


On Feb 7, 2019, at 2:16 AM, Panagiotis Antonopoulos <pantonop@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I am not an expert on audio programs, but did some research on this. I have a folder with archival material from the Smithsonian collection from the former Yugoslavia, Italy and Mexico. I copied it on a different part of the pc. Then I took off three files related to album icons, and asked file converter to convert the mp3. It refused to do so in .wav, because I simply had one file converted to .wav before. So I did this in .ogg. There was no progress bar with the program, but when I hit escape, all files were there, it seems it’s done very quickly, there were about 61 files to convert. The unfortunate thing is that it places the .wav file next to its .mp3 counterpart, so you have to manually delete all .mp3s thereafter. Then I went to the folder and tried groove which is a program I like, despite its mishaps. No play, whereas vlc and windows media player would play the .ogg. So, I removed the one .wav file existing, otherwise file converter would not permit me do a conversion. Once it was taken away, it did convert all files from .ogg into .wav and groove is playing fine, except that it cannot derive the info on artists and song titles. Needless to say, I had again, to manually, delete the .ogg files from the folder. I hope I have not tired you with this, and that it may be useful to others. However, might I ask the more knowledgeable among us, which format is the better quality one, ogg or wav?

                                                            Cheers, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 10:30 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

There are other tools you could use for batch conversion if you wanted to.

 

BTW, this seems like a neat utility; maybe I’ll give ita  shot.

 

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: February 6, 2019 10:30 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

You cannot use File Converter to select a folder in order to convert all of its files. This makes sense as File Converter is smart enough not to appear when you've highlighted a file it can't convert and the possibility of this happening is much greater in a folder. I tested this by copying 3 mp3 songs to a folder I created and then bringing up that new folder's context menu where File Converter did not appear. On the other hand, if you know all the files in a particular folder are of the same type and convertible by File Converter, you can move to the list of files by pressing the F6 key and then highlighting them all by pressing ctrl + a. Shift F10 will bring up the context menu where File Converter will appear in order to convert multiple files. I would not suggest highlighting files of different types even if they are convertible by File Converter in order to do a multi-conversion since this seems like it might have unintended consequences.

 

Alan Lemly

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 8:53 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Greetings,

This is the first line of the description from the File converter page:

File Converter is a very simple tool which allows you to convert and compress one or several file(s) using the context menu in windows explorer.

 

So, doing “several” files seems standard.  How one accomplishes that exactly is likely in the documentation.

 

HTH,

Richard

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:40 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I have only tried with single files. So it could be interesting and I may do a little experimenting with the possibility of converting an entire folder. Thanks for the idea.

Marie

 

 

From: Panagiotis Antonopoulos

Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:06 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Marie-all,

I just downloaded the utilitz, but wonder, can zou do a folder conversion as well, or just simple files?

                                                            Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:40 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I have been using this little utility for several months and it is indeed very simple and very useful.

Marie

 

 

From: Alan Lemly

Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:38 AM

Subject: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi List,

 

I received an email today from Gizmo's Freeware discussing a handy program that will add context menus to Windows Explorer enabling you to convert farious file formats to other formats when focus is on a file in an Explorer window. I'm pasting the text of the article discussing this free program after my signature. I installed it on my Windows 7 computer running Fusion 2019 and it worked very well to convert an m4a song to mp3 format. I'll admit that I'm a big user of Windows Explorer for file management and if you are too, I think you'll like this utility.

 

The download link to get it is here:

 

https://file-converter.org/

 

Alan Lemly

 

The below article is from this website:

 

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/convert-files-right-click-windows-explorer.htm

 

 

Convert Files With A Right Click In Windows Explorer

 

Last updated by rhiannon on 05. February 2019 - 03:59

            

 

File Converter screen shot

 

There are many file converters available both online and offline, but how about one that works from Windows File Explorer right click (context) menu? File Converter does just that.

 

File Converter is a free open source Windows program that converts and compresses a variety of file formats from the right click menu in Windows File Explorer. Once installed, it appears in the context (right click) menu.

It's very easy to use; right click on a file (or several files) in Windows File Explorer, choose File Converter, and select the file format. A window opens showing the progress of the conversion and closes when it's complete. Converted files are stored in the same folder as the source file and have the same name with a different extension.

File Converter won't appear in the context menu if you right click on a file that isn't supported, a nice touch that keeps the context menu less cluttered.

 

File Converter works with audio, video, image and document files and supports these formats:

 

Audio

Output formats: flac, aac, ogg, mp3, wav

Input formats: 3gp, aiff, ape, avi, bik, cda, flac, flv, m4a, mkv, mov, mp3, mp4, oga, ogg, wav, webm, wma, wmv

 

Video

Output formats: webm, mkv, mp4, ogv, avi, gif

Input formats: 3gp, avi, bik, flv, gif, m4v, mkv, mp4, mpeg, mov, ogv, webm, wmv

 

Image

Output formats: png, jpg, ico, webp

Input formats: bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga, webp, pdf, doc*, docx*, odt*, odp*, ods*, ppt*, pptx*, xls*, xlsx*

(Microsoft Office will have to be installed for the Office formats to work)

 

Document

Output format: pdf

Input formats: doc*, docx*, odt*, odp*, ods*, ppt*, pptx*, xls*, xlsx*, bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga

 

File Converter can be customized using the Windows program menu, though the defaults should work well for most people. It's lightweight, fast and quite useful.

It runs on Windows Vista / 7 / 8 and 10, and the 32 bit and 64 bit installers (.msi) are clean according to VirusTotal.

The source code can be viewed on GitHub

.

 

Download File Converter

 


Faxing With J2019

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 

Hi All,
 
An acquaintence is running a Windows 10 laptop with J2019 latest and would like to know what he needs to do to be able to send a fax from his laptop.  I believe a phone modem needs to be installed but, I'm not sure since I've never ran into this issue.  If any of y'all has experience with faxing from your laptop would you please tell me the steps on how to do this?  I don't know if there are external phone modems, if they are programs, or it it is hardware that needs to be installed.  All help will be greatly appreciated.  Thank y'all very much.
Take care.  Sent from my iBarstool.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.


Re: Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

Richard Turner
 

Thanks Mike for posting this. I couldn't remember what the NCH program was.
Folks should be sure to read through the page for the free, noncommercial version which should work fine for most home uses.
I do not know what the cost is of the other version.
It might be worth it if there are features one wants beyond the basics.
Richard


The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." -- Alice Walker



On Feb 7, 2019, at 5:00 AM, Mike B. <mike9902@...> wrote:

I Takis,
 
There's a sound file converter called, Switch, that works great and is Jaws accessible.
 
 
Take care.  Sent from my iBarstool.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 2:16 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

Hi all,

I am not an expert on audio programs, but did some research on this. I have a folder with archival material from the Smithsonian collection from the former Yugoslavia, Italy and Mexico. I copied it on a different part of the pc. Then I took off three files related to album icons, and asked file converter to convert the mp3. It refused to do so in .wav, because I simply had one file converted to .wav before. So I did this in .ogg. There was no progress bar with the program, but when I hit escape, all files were there, it seems it’s done very quickly, there were about 61 files to convert. The unfortunate thing is that it places the .wav file next to its .mp3 counterpart, so you have to manually delete all .mp3s thereafter. Then I went to the folder and tried groove which is a program I like, despite its mishaps. No play, whereas vlc and windows media player would play the .ogg. So, I removed the one .wav file existing, otherwise file converter would not permit me do a conversion. Once it was taken away, it did convert all files from .ogg into .wav and groove is playing fine, except that it cannot derive the info on artists and song titles. Needless to say, I had again, to manually, delete the .ogg files from the folder. I hope I have not tired you with this, and that it may be useful to others. However, might I ask the more knowledgeable among us, which format is the better quality one, ogg or wav?

                                                            Cheers, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 10:30 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

There are other tools you could use for batch conversion if you wanted to.

 

BTW, this seems like a neat utility; maybe I’ll give ita  shot.

 

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: February 6, 2019 10:30 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

You cannot use File Converter to select a folder in order to convert all of its files. This makes sense as File Converter is smart enough not to appear when you've highlighted a file it can't convert and the possibility of this happening is much greater in a folder. I tested this by copying 3 mp3 songs to a folder I created and then bringing up that new folder's context menu where File Converter did not appear. On the other hand, if you know all the files in a particular folder are of the same type and convertible by File Converter, you can move to the list of files by pressing the F6 key and then highlighting them all by pressing ctrl + a. Shift F10 will bring up the context menu where File Converter will appear in order to convert multiple files. I would not suggest highlighting files of different types even if they are convertible by File Converter in order to do a multi-conversion since this seems like it might have unintended consequences.

 

Alan Lemly

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 8:53 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Greetings,

This is the first line of the description from the File converter page:

File Converter is a very simple tool which allows you to convert and compress one or several file(s) using the context menu in windows explorer.

 

So, doing “several” files seems standard.  How one accomplishes that exactly is likely in the documentation.

 

HTH,

Richard

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:40 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I have only tried with single files. So it could be interesting and I may do a little experimenting with the possibility of converting an entire folder. Thanks for the idea.

Marie

 

 

From: Panagiotis Antonopoulos

Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:06 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Marie-all,

I just downloaded the utilitz, but wonder, can zou do a folder conversion as well, or just simple files?

                                                            Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:40 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I have been using this little utility for several months and it is indeed very simple and very useful.

Marie

 

 

From: Alan Lemly

Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:38 AM

Subject: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi List,

 

I received an email today from Gizmo's Freeware discussing a handy program that will add context menus to Windows Explorer enabling you to convert farious file formats to other formats when focus is on a file in an Explorer window. I'm pasting the text of the article discussing this free program after my signature. I installed it on my Windows 7 computer running Fusion 2019 and it worked very well to convert an m4a song to mp3 format. I'll admit that I'm a big user of Windows Explorer for file management and if you are too, I think you'll like this utility.

 

The download link to get it is here:

 

https://file-converter.org/

 

Alan Lemly

 

The below article is from this website:

 

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/convert-files-right-click-windows-explorer.htm

 

 

Convert Files With A Right Click In Windows Explorer

 

Last updated by rhiannon on 05. February 2019 - 03:59

            

 

File Converter screen shot

 

There are many file converters available both online and offline, but how about one that works from Windows File Explorer right click (context) menu? File Converter does just that.

 

File Converter is a free open source Windows program that converts and compresses a variety of file formats from the right click menu in Windows File Explorer. Once installed, it appears in the context (right click) menu.

It's very easy to use; right click on a file (or several files) in Windows File Explorer, choose File Converter, and select the file format. A window opens showing the progress of the conversion and closes when it's complete. Converted files are stored in the same folder as the source file and have the same name with a different extension.

File Converter won't appear in the context menu if you right click on a file that isn't supported, a nice touch that keeps the context menu less cluttered.

 

File Converter works with audio, video, image and document files and supports these formats:

 

Audio

Output formats: flac, aac, ogg, mp3, wav

Input formats: 3gp, aiff, ape, avi, bik, cda, flac, flv, m4a, mkv, mov, mp3, mp4, oga, ogg, wav, webm, wma, wmv

 

Video

Output formats: webm, mkv, mp4, ogv, avi, gif

Input formats: 3gp, avi, bik, flv, gif, m4v, mkv, mp4, mpeg, mov, ogv, webm, wmv

 

Image

Output formats: png, jpg, ico, webp

Input formats: bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga, webp, pdf, doc*, docx*, odt*, odp*, ods*, ppt*, pptx*, xls*, xlsx*

(Microsoft Office will have to be installed for the Office formats to work)

 

Document

Output format: pdf

Input formats: doc*, docx*, odt*, odp*, ods*, ppt*, pptx*, xls*, xlsx*, bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga

 

File Converter can be customized using the Windows program menu, though the defaults should work well for most people. It's lightweight, fast and quite useful.

It runs on Windows Vista / 7 / 8 and 10, and the 32 bit and 64 bit installers (.msi) are clean according to VirusTotal.

The source code can be viewed on GitHub

.

 

Download File Converter

 


Re: Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 

I Takis,
 
There's a sound file converter called, Switch, that works great and is Jaws accessible.
 
 
Take care.  Sent from my iBarstool.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 2:16 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

Hi all,

I am not an expert on audio programs, but did some research on this. I have a folder with archival material from the Smithsonian collection from the former Yugoslavia, Italy and Mexico. I copied it on a different part of the pc. Then I took off three files related to album icons, and asked file converter to convert the mp3. It refused to do so in .wav, because I simply had one file converted to .wav before. So I did this in .ogg. There was no progress bar with the program, but when I hit escape, all files were there, it seems it’s done very quickly, there were about 61 files to convert. The unfortunate thing is that it places the .wav file next to its .mp3 counterpart, so you have to manually delete all .mp3s thereafter. Then I went to the folder and tried groove which is a program I like, despite its mishaps. No play, whereas vlc and windows media player would play the .ogg. So, I removed the one .wav file existing, otherwise file converter would not permit me do a conversion. Once it was taken away, it did convert all files from .ogg into .wav and groove is playing fine, except that it cannot derive the info on artists and song titles. Needless to say, I had again, to manually, delete the .ogg files from the folder. I hope I have not tired you with this, and that it may be useful to others. However, might I ask the more knowledgeable among us, which format is the better quality one, ogg or wav?

                                                            Cheers, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 10:30 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

There are other tools you could use for batch conversion if you wanted to.

 

BTW, this seems like a neat utility; maybe I’ll give ita  shot.

 

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: February 6, 2019 10:30 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

You cannot use File Converter to select a folder in order to convert all of its files. This makes sense as File Converter is smart enough not to appear when you've highlighted a file it can't convert and the possibility of this happening is much greater in a folder. I tested this by copying 3 mp3 songs to a folder I created and then bringing up that new folder's context menu where File Converter did not appear. On the other hand, if you know all the files in a particular folder are of the same type and convertible by File Converter, you can move to the list of files by pressing the F6 key and then highlighting them all by pressing ctrl + a. Shift F10 will bring up the context menu where File Converter will appear in order to convert multiple files. I would not suggest highlighting files of different types even if they are convertible by File Converter in order to do a multi-conversion since this seems like it might have unintended consequences.

 

Alan Lemly

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 8:53 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Greetings,

This is the first line of the description from the File converter page:

File Converter is a very simple tool which allows you to convert and compress one or several file(s) using the context menu in windows explorer.

 

So, doing “several” files seems standard.  How one accomplishes that exactly is likely in the documentation.

 

HTH,

Richard

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:40 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I have only tried with single files. So it could be interesting and I may do a little experimenting with the possibility of converting an entire folder. Thanks for the idea.

Marie

 

 

From: Panagiotis Antonopoulos

Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:06 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Marie-all,

I just downloaded the utilitz, but wonder, can zou do a folder conversion as well, or just simple files?

                                                            Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:40 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I have been using this little utility for several months and it is indeed very simple and very useful.

Marie

 

 

From: Alan Lemly

Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:38 AM

Subject: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi List,

 

I received an email today from Gizmo's Freeware discussing a handy program that will add context menus to Windows Explorer enabling you to convert farious file formats to other formats when focus is on a file in an Explorer window. I'm pasting the text of the article discussing this free program after my signature. I installed it on my Windows 7 computer running Fusion 2019 and it worked very well to convert an m4a song to mp3 format. I'll admit that I'm a big user of Windows Explorer for file management and if you are too, I think you'll like this utility.

 

The download link to get it is here:

 

https://file-converter.org/

 

Alan Lemly

 

The below article is from this website:

 

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/convert-files-right-click-windows-explorer.htm

 

 

Convert Files With A Right Click In Windows Explorer

 

Last updated by rhiannon on 05. February 2019 - 03:59

            

 

File Converter screen shot

 

There are many file converters available both online and offline, but how about one that works from Windows File Explorer right click (context) menu? File Converter does just that.

 

File Converter is a free open source Windows program that converts and compresses a variety of file formats from the right click menu in Windows File Explorer. Once installed, it appears in the context (right click) menu.

It's very easy to use; right click on a file (or several files) in Windows File Explorer, choose File Converter, and select the file format. A window opens showing the progress of the conversion and closes when it's complete. Converted files are stored in the same folder as the source file and have the same name with a different extension.

File Converter won't appear in the context menu if you right click on a file that isn't supported, a nice touch that keeps the context menu less cluttered.

 

File Converter works with audio, video, image and document files and supports these formats:

 

Audio

Output formats: flac, aac, ogg, mp3, wav

Input formats: 3gp, aiff, ape, avi, bik, cda, flac, flv, m4a, mkv, mov, mp3, mp4, oga, ogg, wav, webm, wma, wmv

 

Video

Output formats: webm, mkv, mp4, ogv, avi, gif

Input formats: 3gp, avi, bik, flv, gif, m4v, mkv, mp4, mpeg, mov, ogv, webm, wmv

 

Image

Output formats: png, jpg, ico, webp

Input formats: bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga, webp, pdf, doc*, docx*, odt*, odp*, ods*, ppt*, pptx*, xls*, xlsx*

(Microsoft Office will have to be installed for the Office formats to work)

 

Document

Output format: pdf

Input formats: doc*, docx*, odt*, odp*, ods*, ppt*, pptx*, xls*, xlsx*, bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga

 

File Converter can be customized using the Windows program menu, though the defaults should work well for most people. It's lightweight, fast and quite useful.

It runs on Windows Vista / 7 / 8 and 10, and the 32 bit and 64 bit installers (.msi) are clean according to VirusTotal.

The source code can be viewed on GitHub

.

 

Download File Converter

 


Re: Email password

Fred Adams
 

I know my password but how to
enter it without sight has
been my problem. Some of
the emails on the list has
given me a better
understanding. Thanks for
your response.

-----Original Message-----
From:
jaws-users-list@groups.io
[mailto:jaws-users-list@groups
.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, February 6,
2019 7:43 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users]
Email password

Hi.

Of course it is possible, but
-- you'd have to know your
password to begin with in
order to type it in.
If you don't know your
password, what you can do
about it would depend on your
e-mail provider.
If you use your ISP's e-mail
service, they probably will be
able to give it to you if you
supply them with all your
correct information (they
usually ask for your full
name, address, phone number,
or any other information you
might have associated with the
account).
If you use gmail, I don't
really know what recovery
options they have, but if you
use an Android phone they
probably associate it with
your Google account and will
send you a code to verify on
your phone.

I don't really know what you
are asking though; the part
about a blind person typing in
the password confused me.

-----Original Message-----
From:
jaws-users-list@groups.io
<jaws-users-list@groups.io> On
Behalf Of Fred Adams
Sent: February 6, 2019 7:30 PM
To: Jaws-users group
<jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Subject: [jaws-users] Email
password

Using W 10 and jaws 2019 and I
have lost my email password
several times and my wife has
been available to restore it.
She said that she always
checks the checkmark for
saving the password. My
question is , is it possible
for a blind person to type the
password back in getting each
number or character in its
proper place? I have tried
several times but computer
does not accept it. I hope I
have made sense of this.

Thanks much,

FRED C. ADAMS W4HC
US ARMY ABN RETIRED
ETERNITY A VERY LONG TIME


Re: Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

Richard Turner
 


Wav is generally better quality than Ogg.
It really also depends on the Bits Per Second.
CD quality is 44,000 BPS.
If the original files had the artist and song title imbedded, I'd recommend using GoldWave for the batch conversion.
You can try it for free and I believe it is about $50 to register.
It is a very powerful audio editing program so it may be over-kill for what you want.
There are likely other programs that will convert the files without losing the artist information.
HTH,
Richard


The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." -- Alice Walker



On Feb 7, 2019, at 2:16 AM, Panagiotis Antonopoulos <pantonop@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I am not an expert on audio programs, but did some research on this. I have a folder with archival material from the Smithsonian collection from the former Yugoslavia, Italy and Mexico. I copied it on a different part of the pc. Then I took off three files related to album icons, and asked file converter to convert the mp3. It refused to do so in .wav, because I simply had one file converted to .wav before. So I did this in .ogg. There was no progress bar with the program, but when I hit escape, all files were there, it seems it’s done very quickly, there were about 61 files to convert. The unfortunate thing is that it places the .wav file next to its .mp3 counterpart, so you have to manually delete all .mp3s thereafter. Then I went to the folder and tried groove which is a program I like, despite its mishaps. No play, whereas vlc and windows media player would play the .ogg. So, I removed the one .wav file existing, otherwise file converter would not permit me do a conversion. Once it was taken away, it did convert all files from .ogg into .wav and groove is playing fine, except that it cannot derive the info on artists and song titles. Needless to say, I had again, to manually, delete the .ogg files from the folder. I hope I have not tired you with this, and that it may be useful to others. However, might I ask the more knowledgeable among us, which format is the better quality one, ogg or wav?

                                                            Cheers, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 10:30 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

There are other tools you could use for batch conversion if you wanted to.

 

BTW, this seems like a neat utility; maybe I’ll give ita  shot.

 

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: February 6, 2019 10:30 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

You cannot use File Converter to select a folder in order to convert all of its files. This makes sense as File Converter is smart enough not to appear when you've highlighted a file it can't convert and the possibility of this happening is much greater in a folder. I tested this by copying 3 mp3 songs to a folder I created and then bringing up that new folder's context menu where File Converter did not appear. On the other hand, if you know all the files in a particular folder are of the same type and convertible by File Converter, you can move to the list of files by pressing the F6 key and then highlighting them all by pressing ctrl + a. Shift F10 will bring up the context menu where File Converter will appear in order to convert multiple files. I would not suggest highlighting files of different types even if they are convertible by File Converter in order to do a multi-conversion since this seems like it might have unintended consequences.

 

Alan Lemly

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 8:53 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Greetings,

This is the first line of the description from the File converter page:

File Converter is a very simple tool which allows you to convert and compress one or several file(s) using the context menu in windows explorer.

 

So, doing “several” files seems standard.  How one accomplishes that exactly is likely in the documentation.

 

HTH,

Richard

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:40 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I have only tried with single files. So it could be interesting and I may do a little experimenting with the possibility of converting an entire folder. Thanks for the idea.

Marie

 

 

From: Panagiotis Antonopoulos

Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:06 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Marie-all,

I just downloaded the utilitz, but wonder, can zou do a folder conversion as well, or just simple files?

                                                            Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:40 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I have been using this little utility for several months and it is indeed very simple and very useful.

Marie

 

 

From: Alan Lemly

Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:38 AM

Subject: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi List,

 

I received an email today from Gizmo's Freeware discussing a handy program that will add context menus to Windows Explorer enabling you to convert farious file formats to other formats when focus is on a file in an Explorer window. I'm pasting the text of the article discussing this free program after my signature. I installed it on my Windows 7 computer running Fusion 2019 and it worked very well to convert an m4a song to mp3 format. I'll admit that I'm a big user of Windows Explorer for file management and if you are too, I think you'll like this utility.

 

The download link to get it is here:

 

https://file-converter.org/

 

Alan Lemly

 

The below article is from this website:

 

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/convert-files-right-click-windows-explorer.htm

 

 

Convert Files With A Right Click In Windows Explorer

 

Last updated by rhiannon on 05. February 2019 - 03:59

            

 

File Converter screen shot

 

There are many file converters available both online and offline, but how about one that works from Windows File Explorer right click (context) menu? File Converter does just that.

 

File Converter is a free open source Windows program that converts and compresses a variety of file formats from the right click menu in Windows File Explorer. Once installed, it appears in the context (right click) menu.

It's very easy to use; right click on a file (or several files) in Windows File Explorer, choose File Converter, and select the file format. A window opens showing the progress of the conversion and closes when it's complete. Converted files are stored in the same folder as the source file and have the same name with a different extension.

File Converter won't appear in the context menu if you right click on a file that isn't supported, a nice touch that keeps the context menu less cluttered.

 

File Converter works with audio, video, image and document files and supports these formats:

 

Audio

Output formats: flac, aac, ogg, mp3, wav

Input formats: 3gp, aiff, ape, avi, bik, cda, flac, flv, m4a, mkv, mov, mp3, mp4, oga, ogg, wav, webm, wma, wmv

 

Video

Output formats: webm, mkv, mp4, ogv, avi, gif

Input formats: 3gp, avi, bik, flv, gif, m4v, mkv, mp4, mpeg, mov, ogv, webm, wmv

 

Image

Output formats: png, jpg, ico, webp

Input formats: bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga, webp, pdf, doc*, docx*, odt*, odp*, ods*, ppt*, pptx*, xls*, xlsx*

(Microsoft Office will have to be installed for the Office formats to work)

 

Document

Output format: pdf

Input formats: doc*, docx*, odt*, odp*, ods*, ppt*, pptx*, xls*, xlsx*, bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga

 

File Converter can be customized using the Windows program menu, though the defaults should work well for most people. It's lightweight, fast and quite useful.

It runs on Windows Vista / 7 / 8 and 10, and the 32 bit and 64 bit installers (.msi) are clean according to VirusTotal.

The source code can be viewed on GitHub

.

 

Download File Converter

 


Re: Email password

Fred Adams
 

Thanks much, I am keeping your
info.

-----Original Message-----
From:
jaws-users-list@groups.io
[mailto:jaws-users-list@groups
.io] On Behalf Of Kenny
Sent: Wednesday, February 6,
2019 7:35 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users]
Email password

I type in my password, I just
hit the end key, and back
space till it says blank a
couple of times, then I hit
the home key, and start typing
it.

-----Original Message-----
From:
jaws-users-list@groups.io
[mailto:jaws-users-list@groups
.io] On Behalf Of Fred Adams
Sent: Wednesday, February 06,
2019 6:30 PM
To: Jaws-users group
<jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Subject: [jaws-users] Email
password

Using W 10 and jaws 2019 and I
have lost my email password
several times and my wife has
been available to restore it.
She said that she always
checks the checkmark for
saving the password. My
question is , is it possible
for a blind person to type the
password back in getting each
number or character in its
proper place? I have tried
several times but computer
does not accept it. I hope I
have made sense of this.

Thanks much,

FRED C. ADAMS W4HC
US ARMY ABN RETIRED
ETERNITY A VERY LONG TIME


Re: Email password

Fred Adams
 

Thanks very much. I am
keeping this info and will try
it when situation arises
again.

-----Original Message-----
From:
jaws-users-list@groups.io
[mailto:jaws-users-list@groups
.io] On Behalf Of Glenn /
Lenny
Sent: Wednesday, February 6,
2019 9:03 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users]
Email password

Fred,
You will know if it is the
password field if you hear
star star star when you type.
You can copy and paste your
password into the field, but
you have to be careful to not
copy any spaces that come
after it.
Sighted folks do this
unknowingly too.
So if you hold down the shift
key and copy the password, go
past it until you hear the
space, and don't let go of the
space bar, and left arrow once
to unhighlight the space.
Then you can copy.
HTH.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred Adams"
<hamshack@tampabay.rr.com>
To: "Jaws-users group"
<jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 06,
2019 6:30 PM
Subject: [jaws-users] Email
password


Using W 10 and jaws 2019 and I
have lost my email password
several times and my wife has
been available to restore it.
She said that she always
checks the checkmark for
saving the password. My
question is , is it possible
for a blind person to type the
password back in getting each
number or character in its
proper place? I have tried
several times but computer
does not accept it. I hope I
have made sense of this.

Thanks much,

FRED C. ADAMS W4HC
US ARMY ABN RETIRED
ETERNITY A VERY LONG TIME


Re: Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

Panagiotis Antonopoulos
 

Hi all,

I am not an expert on audio programs, but did some research on this. I have a folder with archival material from the Smithsonian collection from the former Yugoslavia, Italy and Mexico. I copied it on a different part of the pc. Then I took off three files related to album icons, and asked file converter to convert the mp3. It refused to do so in .wav, because I simply had one file converted to .wav before. So I did this in .ogg. There was no progress bar with the program, but when I hit escape, all files were there, it seems it’s done very quickly, there were about 61 files to convert. The unfortunate thing is that it places the .wav file next to its .mp3 counterpart, so you have to manually delete all .mp3s thereafter. Then I went to the folder and tried groove which is a program I like, despite its mishaps. No play, whereas vlc and windows media player would play the .ogg. So, I removed the one .wav file existing, otherwise file converter would not permit me do a conversion. Once it was taken away, it did convert all files from .ogg into .wav and groove is playing fine, except that it cannot derive the info on artists and song titles. Needless to say, I had again, to manually, delete the .ogg files from the folder. I hope I have not tired you with this, and that it may be useful to others. However, might I ask the more knowledgeable among us, which format is the better quality one, ogg or wav?

                                                            Cheers, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 10:30 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

There are other tools you could use for batch conversion if you wanted to.

 

BTW, this seems like a neat utility; maybe I’ll give ita  shot.

 

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: February 6, 2019 10:30 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

You cannot use File Converter to select a folder in order to convert all of its files. This makes sense as File Converter is smart enough not to appear when you've highlighted a file it can't convert and the possibility of this happening is much greater in a folder. I tested this by copying 3 mp3 songs to a folder I created and then bringing up that new folder's context menu where File Converter did not appear. On the other hand, if you know all the files in a particular folder are of the same type and convertible by File Converter, you can move to the list of files by pressing the F6 key and then highlighting them all by pressing ctrl + a. Shift F10 will bring up the context menu where File Converter will appear in order to convert multiple files. I would not suggest highlighting files of different types even if they are convertible by File Converter in order to do a multi-conversion since this seems like it might have unintended consequences.

 

Alan Lemly

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 8:53 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Greetings,

This is the first line of the description from the File converter page:

File Converter is a very simple tool which allows you to convert and compress one or several file(s) using the context menu in windows explorer.

 

So, doing “several” files seems standard.  How one accomplishes that exactly is likely in the documentation.

 

HTH,

Richard

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:40 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I have only tried with single files. So it could be interesting and I may do a little experimenting with the possibility of converting an entire folder. Thanks for the idea.

Marie

 

 

From: Panagiotis Antonopoulos

Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:06 AM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Marie-all,

I just downloaded the utilitz, but wonder, can zou do a folder conversion as well, or just simple files?

                                                            Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:40 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

I have been using this little utility for several months and it is indeed very simple and very useful.

Marie

 

 

From: Alan Lemly

Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:38 AM

Subject: [jaws-users] Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi List,

 

I received an email today from Gizmo's Freeware discussing a handy program that will add context menus to Windows Explorer enabling you to convert farious file formats to other formats when focus is on a file in an Explorer window. I'm pasting the text of the article discussing this free program after my signature. I installed it on my Windows 7 computer running Fusion 2019 and it worked very well to convert an m4a song to mp3 format. I'll admit that I'm a big user of Windows Explorer for file management and if you are too, I think you'll like this utility.

 

The download link to get it is here:

 

https://file-converter.org/

 

Alan Lemly

 

The below article is from this website:

 

http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/convert-files-right-click-windows-explorer.htm

 

 

Convert Files With A Right Click In Windows Explorer

 

Last updated by rhiannon on 05. February 2019 - 03:59

            

 

File Converter screen shot

 

There are many file converters available both online and offline, but how about one that works from Windows File Explorer right click (context) menu? File Converter does just that.

 

File Converter is a free open source Windows program that converts and compresses a variety of file formats from the right click menu in Windows File Explorer. Once installed, it appears in the context (right click) menu.

It's very easy to use; right click on a file (or several files) in Windows File Explorer, choose File Converter, and select the file format. A window opens showing the progress of the conversion and closes when it's complete. Converted files are stored in the same folder as the source file and have the same name with a different extension.

File Converter won't appear in the context menu if you right click on a file that isn't supported, a nice touch that keeps the context menu less cluttered.

 

File Converter works with audio, video, image and document files and supports these formats:

 

Audio

Output formats: flac, aac, ogg, mp3, wav

Input formats: 3gp, aiff, ape, avi, bik, cda, flac, flv, m4a, mkv, mov, mp3, mp4, oga, ogg, wav, webm, wma, wmv

 

Video

Output formats: webm, mkv, mp4, ogv, avi, gif

Input formats: 3gp, avi, bik, flv, gif, m4v, mkv, mp4, mpeg, mov, ogv, webm, wmv

 

Image

Output formats: png, jpg, ico, webp

Input formats: bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga, webp, pdf, doc*, docx*, odt*, odp*, ods*, ppt*, pptx*, xls*, xlsx*

(Microsoft Office will have to be installed for the Office formats to work)

 

Document

Output format: pdf

Input formats: doc*, docx*, odt*, odp*, ods*, ppt*, pptx*, xls*, xlsx*, bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga

 

File Converter can be customized using the Windows program menu, though the defaults should work well for most people. It's lightweight, fast and quite useful.

It runs on Windows Vista / 7 / 8 and 10, and the 32 bit and 64 bit installers (.msi) are clean according to VirusTotal.

The source code can be viewed on GitHub

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Download File Converter

 

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