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Re: switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 


Hi Takis,
 
Below are steps that I just typed up.  What i do first is put any files that
I want to convert into the My Documents folder to make them easier to find /
navigate to.  You can convert several files at the same time.  after
pressing enter on each of the files you want to convert, steps 4 & 5, you
would select all the files.  I haven't done this in a very long time so, you
may be able to select all the files with the, control + A, keystroke or you
might have to arrow down through the list to select them all.
 

1. When you first open Switch press Alt + A, to open the locate audio files
dialogue.
2. Tab to the Look in combobox list.
3. Arrow down the list until you find the folder or drive you have the files
you want to convert saved.  Now with the folder or drive highlighted, tab 3
times to get into the list of files in this folder / drive.
4. Arrow or use first letter navigation to the file you want to convert &
press enter on it to put it into the Switch program.  Pressing enter on the
file will put you back into Switch & you will hear, not slected & the name
of the file.
5. Arrow down to the file to select it.
6. Tab 1 time to the Output format combobox& arrow up or down to the file
format you want the file converted into.
7. Tab 1 time to the Incoder options button & press the spacebar to open.
These are the settings that seem to work best when converting to .MP3 files.
Constant Bitrate (CBR) should be checked.  Tab 1 time to Incoder bit rate
combobox, arrow to 320, it's 17 of 17.  Tab 1 time to,High quality encoding
(slower)
checkbox, this box should be checked.  Tab 1 time to, Other channel incoding
mode combobox & choose stereo.  Tab 1 time to, Include CRC to Detect Errors,
this box should be checked.  Now tab to the Okay button & press the spacebar
to close Incoder options.  Now tab 2 times to, Output to same folder as
source files, this box should be checked to make it easier to find your
files.
8. Shift + tab 1 time to the convert button & press the spacebar to start
the conversion.
Take Care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 9:18 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

Hi Tom-all,

In my experience, I just could not find how to associate an input file with the program. I found no place where I could select an input file and then proceed. If I opened a folder or browsed, I would be led to my usual windows explorer panel, with no association with the actual program. That was my chief difficulty.

                                                            Take care and thanks, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Fairhurst
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 5:07 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

When you open Switch, you will be on a button called Open Output Folder.It is 1 of five tabs. To the right are Output format, Encoder Option, a checkbox giving you the option of sending your files to the same folder. If you uncheck this box. If this box is not checked, you will need to open an output folder. Staying in the tab order, the last will show 0 items because none have been selected yet. As was mentioned in another E-mail. when the Alt key is pressed, you will see a traditional menu structure and land on the File menu. You can easily arrow across or down, and each item will be read. Oddly enough, I haven’t used this, but there is a help menu item. I haven’t explored the numerous options available. Staying on the file tab, however, and arrowing down you will see Add Files, and then Add Folders. Those of us who use Switch find it easy to work using Windows navigation. I am using Windows 7. I actually purchased the Plus version for $29 because a file I wanted to convert wouldn’t do so. This is a one-time payment, not a subscription. I hope this gets you started.

 

Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 4:53 AM

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

 

Hi Richard/all,

I downloaded switch this morning, but I have to admit that I did not succeed in converting. Alkthough it seems I understand what I should do with its structure, I always came up with a message that I have to select files to convert. Since I do not want to bother others, I wonder if there is a quick guide as what to do, or someone could give me some simple steps. When I open output folder, there seems to be an irrelevant window opening and I have to do contrl-tab to get back to the program. I don’t know what I am missing there, but some simple steps would be appreciated. With file convert I had none of these issues.

                                                            Cheers,

                                                            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: is there any way to control the volume on the you tube player?

netbat66
 

turn off the virtual pc cursor. then you will have access to all the controls.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlB7TJ6cTx4

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Rawls
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 9:17 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: [jaws-users] is there any way to control the volume on the you tube
player?



I am using jaws 2019, and using a windows ten computer. I want to control the
volume of the player from the player itself. Jim


Re: switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

Tom Fairhurst
 

Part of the confusion here may be with file asociation. When dealing with file association, we are talking about which program is used to open a file. Switch is only a file converter. It does not deal with file association. If you converta file to MP3 format, for example,the converted file should use your default program for opening MP3 files that you convert. Let’s say that Windows Media Player is your default program for opening MP3 file. Any files you create with Switch will open in Windows Media Player. Hope this helps.
 

Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 11:18 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer
 

Hi Tom-all,

In my experience, I just could not find how to associate an input file with the program. I found no place where I could select an input file and then proceed. If I opened a folder or browsed, I would be led to my usual windows explorer panel, with no association with the actual program. That was my chief difficulty.

                                                            Take care and thanks, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Fairhurst
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 5:07 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

When you open Switch, you will be on a button called Open Output Folder.It is 1 of five tabs. To the right are Output format, Encoder Option, a checkbox giving you the option of sending your files to the same folder. If you uncheck this box. If this box is not checked, you will need to open an output folder. Staying in the tab order, the last will show 0 items because none have been selected yet. As was mentioned in another E-mail. when the Alt key is pressed, you will see a traditional menu structure and land on the File menu. You can easily arrow across or down, and each item will be read. Oddly enough, I haven’t used this, but there is a help menu item. I haven’t explored the numerous options available. Staying on the file tab, however, and arrowing down you will see Add Files, and then Add Folders. Those of us who use Switch find it easy to work using Windows navigation. I am using Windows 7. I actually purchased the Plus version for $29 because a file I wanted to convert wouldn’t do so. This is a one-time payment, not a subscription. I hope this gets you started.

 

Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 4:53 AM

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

 

Hi Richard/all,

I downloaded switch this morning, but I have to admit that I did not succeed in converting. Alkthough it seems I understand what I should do with its structure, I always came up with a message that I have to select files to convert. Since I do not want to bother others, I wonder if there is a quick guide as what to do, or someone could give me some simple steps. When I open output folder, there seems to be an irrelevant window opening and I have to do contrl-tab to get back to the program. I don’t know what I am missing there, but some simple steps would be appreciated. With file convert I had none of these issues.

                                                            Cheers,

                                                            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

 


live updater

anna vimini <annav@...>
 

my computer says their is a new version of live updater to be installed but I do not know if I should install it or not because a friend told me that it causes problems with jaws so I am asking the list if I should install it or not

any help will be greatly appreciated


Re: checking for updates in office 2016

Chris
 

Its under the file tab

Under accounts

 

 

From: Denise J Moses
Sent: 08 February 2019 17:21
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: [jaws-users] checking for updates in office 2016

 

Where do I go to see there are updates for Microsoft Office 2016?

Thank you

Denise

 


checking for updates in office 2016

Denise J Moses
 

Where do I go to see there are updates for Microsoft Office 2016?

Thank you

Denise


Re: switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

Panagiotis Antonopoulos
 

Hi Tom-all,

In my experience, I just could not find how to associate an input file with the program. I found no place where I could select an input file and then proceed. If I opened a folder or browsed, I would be led to my usual windows explorer panel, with no association with the actual program. That was my chief difficulty.

                                                            Take care and thanks, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Fairhurst
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 5:07 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

When you open Switch, you will be on a button called Open Output Folder.It is 1 of five tabs. To the right are Output format, Encoder Option, a checkbox giving you the option of sending your files to the same folder. If you uncheck this box. If this box is not checked, you will need to open an output folder. Staying in the tab order, the last will show 0 items because none have been selected yet. As was mentioned in another E-mail. when the Alt key is pressed, you will see a traditional menu structure and land on the File menu. You can easily arrow across or down, and each item will be read. Oddly enough, I haven’t used this, but there is a help menu item. I haven’t explored the numerous options available. Staying on the file tab, however, and arrowing down you will see Add Files, and then Add Folders. Those of us who use Switch find it easy to work using Windows navigation. I am using Windows 7. I actually purchased the Plus version for $29 because a file I wanted to convert wouldn’t do so. This is a one-time payment, not a subscription. I hope this gets you started.

 

Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 4:53 AM

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

 

Hi Richard/all,

I downloaded switch this morning, but I have to admit that I did not succeed in converting. Alkthough it seems I understand what I should do with its structure, I always came up with a message that I have to select files to convert. Since I do not want to bother others, I wonder if there is a quick guide as what to do, or someone could give me some simple steps. When I open output folder, there seems to be an irrelevant window opening and I have to do contrl-tab to get back to the program. I don’t know what I am missing there, but some simple steps would be appreciated. With file convert I had none of these issues.

                                                            Cheers,

                                                            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

 


is there any way to control the volume on the you tube player?

Jim Rawls
 

I am using jaws 2019, and using a windows ten computer. I want to control the volume of the player from the player itself. Jim


Re: switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

Panagiotis Antonopoulos
 

Many thanks Richard, will see to this when time allows. Takis

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 3:59 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hello Tackis,

When you run Switch, the output folder is where you want the converted files to be saved to.

To add files, tap the alt key and arrow up or down through your options.

You can add files, folders, convert from a DVD (which I have not tried yet) and a few other options.

In my first attempt, I just added one file.

I created an output folder before selecting it to make things easier and just selected that folder under output.

I’d encourage you and anyone else looking at this software, to go through the various menus.  It looks really great.

Anyone using Android can also get it on their Android device, sad to say no Apple mobile options like phones or iPads.

 

Richard

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Panagiotis Antonopoulos
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 2:54 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Richard/all,

I downloaded switch this morning, but I have to admit that I did not succeed in converting. Alkthough it seems I understand what I should do with its structure, I always came up with a message that I have to select files to convert. Since I do not want to bother others, I wonder if there is a quick guide as what to do, or someone could give me some simple steps. When I open output folder, there seems to be an irrelevant window opening and I have to do contrl-tab to get back to the program. I don’t know what I am missing there, but some simple steps would be appreciated. With file convert I had none of these issues.

                                                            Cheers,

                                                            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: switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

Tom Fairhurst
 

When you open Switch, you will be on a button called Open Output Folder.It is 1 of five tabs. To the right are Output format, Encoder Option, a checkbox giving you the option of sending your files to the same folder. If you uncheck this box. If this box is not checked, you will need to open an output folder. Staying in the tab order, the last will show 0 items because none have been selected yet. As was mentioned in another E-mail. when the Alt key is pressed, you will see a traditional menu structure and land on the File menu. You can easily arrow across or down, and each item will be read. Oddly enough, I haven’t used this, but there is a help menu item. I haven’t explored the numerous options available. Staying on the file tab, however, and arrowing down you will see Add Files, and then Add Folders. Those of us who use Switch find it easy to work using Windows navigation. I am using Windows 7. I actually purchased the Plus version for $29 because a file I wanted to convert wouldn’t do so. This is a one-time payment, not a subscription. I hope this gets you started.
 

Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 4:53 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer
 

Hi Richard/all,

I downloaded switch this morning, but I have to admit that I did not succeed in converting. Alkthough it seems I understand what I should do with its structure, I always came up with a message that I have to select files to convert. Since I do not want to bother others, I wonder if there is a quick guide as what to do, or someone could give me some simple steps. When I open output folder, there seems to be an irrelevant window opening and I have to do contrl-tab to get back to the program. I don’t know what I am missing there, but some simple steps would be appreciated. With file convert I had none of these issues.

                                                            Cheers,

                                                            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: switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

Richard Turner
 

Hello Tackis,

When you run Switch, the output folder is where you want the converted files to be saved to.

To add files, tap the alt key and arrow up or down through your options.

You can add files, folders, convert from a DVD (which I have not tried yet) and a few other options.

In my first attempt, I just added one file.

I created an output folder before selecting it to make things easier and just selected that folder under output.

I’d encourage you and anyone else looking at this software, to go through the various menus.  It looks really great.

Anyone using Android can also get it on their Android device, sad to say no Apple mobile options like phones or iPads.

 

Richard

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Panagiotis Antonopoulos
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 2:54 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Richard/all,

I downloaded switch this morning, but I have to admit that I did not succeed in converting. Alkthough it seems I understand what I should do with its structure, I always came up with a message that I have to select files to convert. Since I do not want to bother others, I wonder if there is a quick guide as what to do, or someone could give me some simple steps. When I open output folder, there seems to be an irrelevant window opening and I have to do contrl-tab to get back to the program. I don’t know what I am missing there, but some simple steps would be appreciated. With file convert I had none of these issues.

                                                            Cheers,

                                                            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: switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

Panagiotis Antonopoulos
 

Hi Richard/all,

I downloaded switch this morning, but I have to admit that I did not succeed in converting. Alkthough it seems I understand what I should do with its structure, I always came up with a message that I have to select files to convert. Since I do not want to bother others, I wonder if there is a quick guide as what to do, or someone could give me some simple steps. When I open output folder, there seems to be an irrelevant window opening and I have to do contrl-tab to get back to the program. I don’t know what I am missing there, but some simple steps would be appreciated. With file convert I had none of these issues.

                                                            Cheers,

                                                            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: facebook page

Kevin <kleeva5@...>
 

I posted about word press got no response!  Everytime I try to write a blog in word press word press says I have no sites and I get a list of prices.  Personal, business etc.

 

E-mail is golden!!!
Kevin Lee

 

From: JM Casey
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:37 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] facebook page

 

Hi.

 

It doesn’t really matter what facebook platform you create it on, though the regular site has more functionality. It has an editor for notes, even, which you can use html in I think.

But…I personally would not use facebook at all for the purpose you have in mind. A personal website or blog would seem to be more useful in this respect. Maybe look into wordpress. I am pretty sure some successful blind bloggers have used it.

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin
Sent: February 7, 2019 10:26 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: [jaws-users] facebook page

 

I want to create a facebook page to put tutorials I

Have composed myself or by others about how to do computer things solely with the keyboard.  I want to do this because every help article I’ve come across have been aimed at the sighted you know click in the right corner blah blah.  Would it be better if I created it in the moble facebook site or the regular site?

 

E-mail is golden!!!
Kevin Lee

 

 


Re: facebook page

JM Casey
 

Hi.

 

It doesn’t really matter what facebook platform you create it on, though the regular site has more functionality. It has an editor for notes, even, which you can use html in I think.

But…I personally would not use facebook at all for the purpose you have in mind. A personal website or blog would seem to be more useful in this respect. Maybe look into wordpress. I am pretty sure some successful blind bloggers have used it.

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin
Sent: February 7, 2019 10:26 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: [jaws-users] facebook page

 

I want to create a facebook page to put tutorials I

Have composed myself or by others about how to do computer things solely with the keyboard.  I want to do this because every help article I’ve come across have been aimed at the sighted you know click in the right corner blah blah.  Would it be better if I created it in the moble facebook site or the regular site?

 

E-mail is golden!!!
Kevin Lee

 


facebook page

Kevin <kleeva5@...>
 

I want to create a facebook page to put tutorials I

Have composed myself or by others about how to do computer things solely with the keyboard.  I want to do this because every help article I’ve come across have been aimed at the sighted you know click in the right corner blah blah.  Would it be better if I created it in the moble facebook site or the regular site?

 

E-mail is golden!!!
Kevin Lee

 


Re: Email password

Pat Seed
 

Hi Vicki,
In my experience, if you see just stars in the password field, you need to enter your password. However, when you see the, circle bullet, and so on, you have probably checked the program to remember your password. Remember password would be one tab over from where the actual password goes, and the box would be checked.
Blessings and All the Very Best,
Pat
(807) 473-0909
.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Vicki W" <vwherry4@comcast.net>
To: <jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Email password


Just a little piece of info as far as hearing star star star when either knowing when or typing in a password. I often hear, especially with my e-mail client, circle bullet, circle bullet, circle bullet instead of the star.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn / Lenny" <glennervin@cableone.net>
To: <jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 7:03 PM
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: Email password

Glenn / Lenny
 

I hear circle bullet when reading one that is already there, but when I
type, it says star.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Vicki W" <vwherry4@comcast.net>
To: <jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 10:45 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Email password


Just a little piece of info as far as hearing star star star when either
knowing when or typing in a password. I often hear, especially with my
e-mail client, circle bullet, circle bullet, circle bullet instead of the
star.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn / Lenny" <glennervin@cableone.net>
To: <jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 7:03 PM
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: just one website

Flor Lynch
 

It talks and reads normally to me, using IE on Windows7, and JAWS2019 (though not latest version). Close any other programs running, if you can.

-----Original Message-----
From: Miriam Vieni
Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2019 7:58 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] just one website

Try going to
https://consortiumnews.com/

And see if you can get it to talk to you. It has the right date, but the
content won't talk.

Miriam

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mr.
Ed
Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2019 1:40 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] just one website

Must be something wrong with this site. I tried opening it with IE and there
is nothing there.
Mr. Ed

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf
Of Russ
Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2019 8:10 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] just one website

On the following site with firefox, I get the message no links on this
page With internet explorer, nothing happens

http://www.dxtools.com/

-----Original Message-----
From: JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2019 12:56 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] just one website

It could mean anything.
Try with a different browser or screen-reader and see if you get the same
result.
And by "different screen-reader", that could mean a differetn JAWS version
that you might happen to have on your computer.

If you exhaust all possibilities, maybe you could contact the site
developers and see what, if any, changes have been made to the site recently
that might have impacted your experience.

Another thing you could try is using google to get to a specific page on
that site. Some sites have a weird "entry" screen; maybe yours has
introduced something like that which you are not able to bypass in the
normal way. Google could help with that.


-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of
Miriam Vieni
Sent: February 2, 2019 9:42 AM
To: jaws users list <jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Subject: [jaws-users] just one website

What does it mean when Jaws is working fine with all the websites I go to,
but for this one website which I visit regularly, It appears not to be
working? I go to the site and Jaws tells me I'm there, but it doesn't then
tell me that I'm really there and able to move to where I want to go. I have
Magic way high up and only enough vision left to tell that if I use the
keys, things are happening, so I think that the website is up and running.
But I can't get it to talk. Everything else is fine. This just started
happening yesterday. I've been reading stuff on it every day before that.

Miriam


Re: how to get the Nathan compact voice back installed

Flor Lynch
 

How about listening at quite high speed? Some of those voices have rather too much inflection for that, or they sound like they're labouring to keep up. Every voice has its pronunciation quirks, and it can depend on how often you come across words/symbols that have them.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Gassman
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2019 11:59 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] how to get the Nathan compact voice back installed

I used to use Eloquence at work for almost 12 years.
I started using AVA at home and really liked her sound so I switched
at work and now would not go back to Eloquence mainly because AVA is
so easy to use for an eight hour day.

Eloquence might be the best synthesizer for pronouncing words but its
also the most robotic and I would prefer not to listen to that for
eight hours.
But as is the case with most things, it comes down to user choice.
John
At 03:45 PM 2/4/2019, you wrote:
I find the premium versions have more inflection, making them sound too sing song. Having used synthesized speech for so many years, the "more natural" sounding voices can get annoying to me and seem to make some words harder to catch.





-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of John Gassman
Sent: Monday, February 4, 2019 3:11 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] how to get the Nathan compact voice back installed

Its interesting that most of the premium voices are clearer but that isn't always the case.
there are a couple of compact voices that are clearer than their premium versions.
John
At 11:54 AM 2/4/2019, you wrote:
If you did not remove it, then the Compact Nathan is still in your list
and you can just select it again on the Voice Adjustment panel. If you
did delete all the compact voices, then follow the link that was
already given to the page on Freedome Scientific's website to download
the bundle of Compact voices. I definitely prefer the compact
versions, too.



-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf
Of Casey
Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2019 11:23 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: [jaws-users] how to get the nathan compact voice back
installed

Hi I have the Nathan premium voice installed.

But I would like the Nathan compact voice installed again so how do I
get that back?



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Re: JAWS 2019: quit without prompt is gone

David Ferrin
 

The prefered practice is to top post your messages.

--------------------------------------------------
From: "Jason White via Groups.Io" <jason=jasonjgw.net@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 9:24 AM
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.

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