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More details regarding my JAWS and Emails

Chris
 

Hello All,

 

I am using windows 10 and when using JAWS 2019 I cannot see anything on my braille Focus 80, in any field and when I use the arrow keys, all jaws says is blank. I have just closed 2019 and started 2018 and I see details in all fields, and when I use the arrow keys, jaws reads the information. The email package I am using is the one that came with Windows 10 out of the box. I hope this gives more information to what is wrong with jaws 2019.

 

Regards

 

Chris


Re: Email password

sandy
 

o wll, guess I'm just one of the not so normal computer users

-----Original Message-----
From: JM Casey
Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2019 10:30 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Email password

Haha....maybe! I'm just a proponent of doing things quickly with the
keyboard. There's no reason a blind person can't be just about as fast as a
sighted user on the computer if you master all the things you can do with a
keyboard, which are legion. Hunting around for things, hitting keys over and
over again to get what you want, all that stuff is totally unnecessary.

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of
sandy
Sent: February 9, 2019 6:31 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Email password

omg, another simple person like me

-----Original Message-----
From: JM Casey
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 1:53 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Email password

Hi.
Rather than hitting backspace over and over again, why not just hit ctrl-a
to select the entire field, and hit the delete key? That will clear
everything.

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of
Steve
Sent: February 8, 2019 2:14 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Email password

That's normal.

In some clients, if you want, there may be a checkbox just past that editing
field where you can tell Windows to show you the password as you type.

Otherwise, for obvious reasons, it won't show the characters as you type so
"over the shoulder" folks can't discern it.


If it hasn't already been stated, when re-entering your password, before you

start typing or pasting in the password, make certain that the password
field is blank. Go to the field, hit the end-key to get to the end of that
line, and hit backspace until you don't hear any Star characters.
Otherwise, whe you paste it will end up with more characters than your
actual password, and it'll be rejected.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn / Lenny" <glennervin@cableone.net>
To: <jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 9:47 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Email password


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


Using Outlook 365 with JAWS

Ann Byrne
 

The college uses Outlook 365 for email. When I press the delete key, sometimes the item is deleted and sometimes it isn't. When I press the applications key, sometimes the menu displayed includes delete, but sometimes it is the internet explorer menu showing back, forward, etc. I haven't seen the list of mailboxes anywhere.
The checkbox with the email doesn't show with either JAWS, NVDA, or Narrator.

If somebody could give me clues as to how to operate the beast, I would appreciate it. If I could figure out how to access Outlook Light instead of Outlook Obnoxious, that would be even better. Perhaps because it's the college, I don't have that option.

thanks,

Ann


Re: Email password

JM Casey
 

Haha....maybe! I'm just a proponent of doing things quickly with the
keyboard. There's no reason a blind person can't be just about as fast as a
sighted user on the computer if you master all the things you can do with a
keyboard, which are legion. Hunting around for things, hitting keys over and
over again to get what you want, all that stuff is totally unnecessary.

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of
sandy
Sent: February 9, 2019 6:31 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Email password

omg, another simple person like me

-----Original Message-----
From: JM Casey
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 1:53 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Email password

Hi.
Rather than hitting backspace over and over again, why not just hit ctrl-a
to select the entire field, and hit the delete key? That will clear
everything.

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of
Steve
Sent: February 8, 2019 2:14 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Email password

That's normal.

In some clients, if you want, there may be a checkbox just past that editing
field where you can tell Windows to show you the password as you type.

Otherwise, for obvious reasons, it won't show the characters as you type so
"over the shoulder" folks can't discern it.


If it hasn't already been stated, when re-entering your password, before you

start typing or pasting in the password, make certain that the password
field is blank. Go to the field, hit the end-key to get to the end of that
line, and hit backspace until you don't hear any Star characters.
Otherwise, whe you paste it will end up with more characters than your
actual password, and it'll be rejected.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn / Lenny" <glennervin@cableone.net>
To: <jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 9:47 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Email password


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


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

JM Casey
 

Hi.

 

You can’t improve the quality of an mp3. It doesn’t matter what you do with it. Because mp3 is a lossy compression format, anything that was strippd off the sound data in order to make the mp3 is gone forever. You can encode a .wav file to an .mp3 at a high bit-rate and it will be indistinguishable from the original to the human ear, but once that’s done, any further conversion will cause a reduction in quality.

 

This is a reason people like to use .flac files. They are still compressed, IE, smaller than .wav files, but they don’t result in any data being stripped from the sound.

 

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: February 9, 2019 8:07 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Takis,

 

After you have a file or files selected in the, List View, tab to the, Output Format combobox, arrow up / down to highlight the format you want to convert the file / files to, now tab 1 time to the, Options...button, and press the spacebar to open.  In here you will tab through to make settings changes like Mono or stereo, bit rate, Encoding, Channels etc..., after you make your settings tab to the, Okay, and pres the spacebar.  Now tab to the, Convert button, press the spacebar and Switch will do its thing.

 

As far as better sound between WAV & FLAC, FLAC will have a better sound but, FLAC files use a lot of space and unless you have excellent hearing you probably wouldn't be able to hear the difference between the two.


Take Care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

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

Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 11:24 PM

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

 

This is very useful Mike and very comprehensive. It explains all my issues. Just one thing. I will usually wish to convert from .mp3 to .wav or .flac, so, how can I find recommended encoder settings for these choices? Also, which is better quality, .wav, or .flac?

                                                            Thank you very much,

                                                            Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 8:28 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

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

JM Casey
 

That’s not a comparison that takes into account the bit-rate of the mp3 though. 1 MB for 1 minute is probably about a 128kb MP3 – not a high quality one (256 KB or higher). 44100 is the sampling rate, a different thing entirely.

See this table for calculations:

http://audioconexus.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/4000028754-audio-record-time-and-file-size-calculations

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: February 9, 2019 10:53 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

One more little thing about sizes of files.

Comparing all formats as stereo, 44,000 KBPS which is generally considered about CD quality:

MP3 takes approximately 1 MB per minute,

FLAC, about 5 MB per minute,

WAV, about 10 MB per minute.

 

HTH,

Richard

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Saturday, February 9, 2019 5:55 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Again Takis,

 

I made a mistake in my last post about the size of WAV & FLAC files.  WAV files are typically about twice as large as FLAC files.  If you do a search regarding the 2 file formats you will get very good information about them.  Sorry about the misinformation.


Take Care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

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

From: Mike B.

Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2019 5:06 AM

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

 

Hi Takis,

 

After you have a file or files selected in the, List View, tab to the, Output Format combobox, arrow up / down to highlight the format you want to convert the file / files to, now tab 1 time to the, Options...button, and press the spacebar to open.  In here you will tab through to make settings changes like Mono or stereo, bit rate, Encoding, Channels etc..., after you make your settings tab to the, Okay, and pres the spacebar.  Now tab to the, Convert button, press the spacebar and Switch will do its thing.

 

As far as better sound between WAV & FLAC, FLAC will have a better sound but, FLAC files use a lot of space and unless you have excellent hearing you probably wouldn't be able to hear the difference between the two.


Take Care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

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

Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 11:24 PM

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

 

This is very useful Mike and very comprehensive. It explains all my issues. Just one thing. I will usually wish to convert from .mp3 to .wav or .flac, so, how can I find recommended encoder settings for these choices? Also, which is better quality, .wav, or .flac?

                                                            Thank you very much,

                                                            Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 8:28 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

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

Richard Turner
 

One more little thing about sizes of files.

Comparing all formats as stereo, 44,000 KBPS which is generally considered about CD quality:

MP3 takes approximately 1 MB per minute,

FLAC, about 5 MB per minute,

WAV, about 10 MB per minute.

 

HTH,

Richard

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Saturday, February 9, 2019 5:55 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hi Again Takis,

 

I made a mistake in my last post about the size of WAV & FLAC files.  WAV files are typically about twice as large as FLAC files.  If you do a search regarding the 2 file formats you will get very good information about them.  Sorry about the misinformation.


Take Care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

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

From: Mike B.

Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2019 5:06 AM

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

 

Hi Takis,

 

After you have a file or files selected in the, List View, tab to the, Output Format combobox, arrow up / down to highlight the format you want to convert the file / files to, now tab 1 time to the, Options...button, and press the spacebar to open.  In here you will tab through to make settings changes like Mono or stereo, bit rate, Encoding, Channels etc..., after you make your settings tab to the, Okay, and pres the spacebar.  Now tab to the, Convert button, press the spacebar and Switch will do its thing.

 

As far as better sound between WAV & FLAC, FLAC will have a better sound but, FLAC files use a lot of space and unless you have excellent hearing you probably wouldn't be able to hear the difference between the two.


Take Care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

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

Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 11:24 PM

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

 

This is very useful Mike and very comprehensive. It explains all my issues. Just one thing. I will usually wish to convert from .mp3 to .wav or .flac, so, how can I find recommended encoder settings for these choices? Also, which is better quality, .wav, or .flac?

                                                            Thank you very much,

                                                            Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 8:28 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

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

Panagiotis Antonopoulos
 

Thanks Humberto and Richard for your detailed knowledge. These files were originally in mp3, and I meant to improve their quality, just as it happens with some audio cds that used to be difficult to convert.

                                                            Thanks a lot, Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Humberto Rodriguez
Sent: Saturday, February 9, 2019 2:22 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

Hello Takis:

 

Once the audio file was compressed as MP3, converting it to .wav or any other format will not improve its quality, it cannot ever go back to what it was prior to converting to mp3, all the subsequent conversion does is increase the size of the file without improving the sound.

 

Humberto

 

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Panagiotis Antonopoulos
Sent: Saturday, February 9, 2019 2:25 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

This is very useful Mike and very comprehensive. It explains all my issues. Just one thing. I will usually wish to convert from .mp3 to .wav or .flac, so, how can I find recommended encoder settings for these choices? Also, which is better quality, .wav, or .flac?

                                                            Thank you very much,

                                                            Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 8:28 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

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

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 


Hi Humberto & Richard,
 
Thank you very much both for the explanation of the WAV & FLAC differences.

Take Care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2019 4:55 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer


i believe HUMBERTO is correct. You would need the source to have wav or FLAC to give you the sound quality you are looking for. If they are high quality MP3, just leave them be and you will save a lot of disc space.
MP3 files are roughly one tenth the size of WAV files and according to the below information FLAC is about half the size of WAV.
FLAC vs WAV Size
FLAC format has compression built-in, so FLAC files are usually half the sizethe WAV files with the same content, but this compression does not affect the quality of the sound. WAV is better, because it supports 32 bit and up to 4.3 Mhz sampling as well as multi-channel audio.
HTH,
Richard

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



On Feb 9, 2019, at 4:21 AM, Humberto Rodriguez <sub@...> wrote:

Hello Takis:

Once the audio file was compressed as MP3, converting it to .wav or any other format will not improve its quality, it cannot ever go back to what it was prior to converting to mp3, all the subsequent conversion does is increase the size of the file without improving the sound.

Humberto

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Panagiotis Antonopoulos
Sent: Saturday, February 9, 2019 2:25 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

This is very useful Mike and very comprehensive. It explains all my issues. Just one thing. I will usually wish to convert from .mp3 to .wav or .flac, so, how can I find recommended encoder settings for these choices? Also, which is better quality, .wav, or .flac?

                                                            Thank you very much,

                                                            Takis

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 8:28 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

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

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 


Hi Again Takis,
 
I made a mistake in my last post about the size of WAV & FLAC files.  WAV files are typically about twice as large as FLAC files.  If you do a search regarding the 2 file formats you will get very good information about them.  Sorry about the misinformation.

Take Care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2019 5:06 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

Hi Takis,
 
After you have a file or files selected in the, List View, tab to the, Output Format combobox, arrow up / down to highlight the format you want to convert the file / files to, now tab 1 time to the, Options...button, and press the spacebar to open.  In here you will tab through to make settings changes like Mono or stereo, bit rate, Encoding, Channels etc..., after you make your settings tab to the, Okay, and pres the spacebar.  Now tab to the, Convert button, press the spacebar and Switch will do its thing.
 
As far as better sound between WAV & FLAC, FLAC will have a better sound but, FLAC files use a lot of space and unless you have excellent hearing you probably wouldn't be able to hear the difference between the two.

Take Care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 11:24 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

This is very useful Mike and very comprehensive. It explains all my issues. Just one thing. I will usually wish to convert from .mp3 to .wav or .flac, so, how can I find recommended encoder settings for these choices? Also, which is better quality, .wav, or .flac?

                                                            Thank you very much,

                                                            Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 8:28 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

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

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 


Hi Takis,
 
After you have a file or files selected in the, List View, tab to the, Output Format combobox, arrow up / down to highlight the format you want to convert the file / files to, now tab 1 time to the, Options...button, and press the spacebar to open.  In here you will tab through to make settings changes like Mono or stereo, bit rate, Encoding, Channels etc..., after you make your settings tab to the, Okay, and pres the spacebar.  Now tab to the, Convert button, press the spacebar and Switch will do its thing.
 
As far as better sound between WAV & FLAC, FLAC will have a better sound but, FLAC files use a lot of space and unless you have excellent hearing you probably wouldn't be able to hear the difference between the two.

Take Care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 11:24 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

This is very useful Mike and very comprehensive. It explains all my issues. Just one thing. I will usually wish to convert from .mp3 to .wav or .flac, so, how can I find recommended encoder settings for these choices? Also, which is better quality, .wav, or .flac?

                                                            Thank you very much,

                                                            Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 8:28 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

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

Richard Turner
 


i believe HUMBERTO is correct. You would need the source to have wav or FLAC to give you the sound quality you are looking for. If they are high quality MP3, just leave them be and you will save a lot of disc space.
MP3 files are roughly one tenth the size of WAV files and according to the below information FLAC is about half the size of WAV.
FLAC vs WAV Size
FLAC format has compression built-in, so FLAC files are usually half the sizethe WAV files with the same content, but this compression does not affect the quality of the sound. WAV is better, because it supports 32 bit and up to 4.3 Mhz sampling as well as multi-channel audio.
HTH,
Richard

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



On Feb 9, 2019, at 4:21 AM, Humberto Rodriguez <sub@...> wrote:

Hello Takis:

 

Once the audio file was compressed as MP3, converting it to .wav or any other format will not improve its quality, it cannot ever go back to what it was prior to converting to mp3, all the subsequent conversion does is increase the size of the file without improving the sound.

 

Humberto

 

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Panagiotis Antonopoulos
Sent: Saturday, February 9, 2019 2:25 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

This is very useful Mike and very comprehensive. It explains all my issues. Just one thing. I will usually wish to convert from .mp3 to .wav or .flac, so, how can I find recommended encoder settings for these choices? Also, which is better quality, .wav, or .flac?

                                                            Thank you very much,

                                                            Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 8:28 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

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: Changing the F keys to work without the FN key

Sadam Ahmed
 

No problems Kurt.

Happy computing.


On 2/9/2019 11:30 PM, Kurt Miller wrote:

Sadam,

Thank you very much. Worked like a charm.

Kurt

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Sadam Ahmed
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 8:31 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Changing the F keys to work without the FN key

 

Hi Kurt,

Try Fn+Escape 

That does the trick on my Dell XpS 13.

Let us know how you go please.

Yours sincerely,
Sadam Ahmed

JAWS Certified .

FaceTime, iMessage & email:
sadam@...

Ping Me On Facebook:
Sadam Ahmed On Facebook

Ping Me On Skype:
Call Sadam Ahmed On Skype

 

On 2/9/2019 10:49 AM, Kurt Miller wrote:

Hi all,

If I remember correctly, someone on here said that the F keys could be changed on a Dell laptop with a key combination. I believe it had the escape key involved, but don’t remember the other key(s).

If someone could help, I’d appreciate it. I just got a new Dell and want to change these.

Thanks for any and all help provided.

Kurt

 

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”

Corrie Ten Boom

 

--

Yours sincerely,
Sadam Ahmed

JAWS Certified .

<="" p="">

<="" p=""> FaceTime, iMessage & email: sadam@...

Ping Me On Facebook: Sadam Ahmed On Facebook

Ping Me On Skype: Call Sadam Ahmed On Skype

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com

--

Yours sincerely,
Sadam Ahmed

JAWS Certified .

FaceTime, iMessage & email: sadam@...

Ping Me On Facebook: Sadam Ahmed On Facebook

Ping Me On Skype: Call Sadam Ahmed On Skype


Re: Changing the F keys to work without the FN key

Kurt Miller
 

Sadam,

Thank you very much. Worked like a charm.

Kurt

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Sadam Ahmed
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 8:31 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Changing the F keys to work without the FN key

 

Hi Kurt,

Try Fn+Escape 

That does the trick on my Dell XpS 13.

Let us know how you go please.

Yours sincerely,
Sadam Ahmed

JAWS Certified .

FaceTime, iMessage & email:
sadam@...

Ping Me On Facebook:
Sadam Ahmed On Facebook

Ping Me On Skype:
Call Sadam Ahmed On Skype

 

On 2/9/2019 10:49 AM, Kurt Miller wrote:

Hi all,

If I remember correctly, someone on here said that the F keys could be changed on a Dell laptop with a key combination. I believe it had the escape key involved, but don’t remember the other key(s).

If someone could help, I’d appreciate it. I just got a new Dell and want to change these.

Thanks for any and all help provided.

Kurt

 

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”

Corrie Ten Boom

 

--

Yours sincerely,
Sadam Ahmed

JAWS Certified .

<="" p="">

<="" p=""> FaceTime, iMessage & email: sadam@...

Ping Me On Facebook: Sadam Ahmed On Facebook

Ping Me On Skype: Call Sadam Ahmed On Skype

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com


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

 

Hello Takis:

 

Once the audio file was compressed as MP3, converting it to .wav or any other format will not improve its quality, it cannot ever go back to what it was prior to converting to mp3, all the subsequent conversion does is increase the size of the file without improving the sound.

 

Humberto

 

 

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Panagiotis Antonopoulos
Sent: Saturday, February 9, 2019 2:25 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

This is very useful Mike and very comprehensive. It explains all my issues. Just one thing. I will usually wish to convert from .mp3 to .wav or .flac, so, how can I find recommended encoder settings for these choices? Also, which is better quality, .wav, or .flac?

                                                            Thank you very much,

                                                            Takis

 

From: jaws-users-list@groups.io [mailto:jaws-users-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 8:28 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] switch - was Convert files with a right click from Windows Explorer

 

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: Turning off narrator

Fred Adams
 

Mike, thanks much, I will give
your info a try.

-----Original Message-----
From:
jaws-users-list@groups.io
[mailto:jaws-users-list@groups
.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019
9:32 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users]
Turning off narrator

Hi Fred,

Can you, Alt + Tab, to find
the Narrator Settings window?
If you can, down arrow to,
General , change how Narrator
starts...button, and press the
spacebar. Now tab and check
or uncheck the options as to
how you want them. If Jaws is
getting in the way try the
following. Press, Insert + 3,
on the number row, this is the
pass through keystroke, and
press, Insert + F4, to turn
off Jaws. Once you have Jaws
turned off it might be easier
to find the Narrator settings
window.

Take Care. Mike. Sent from
my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
From: Fred Adams
<mailto:hamshack@tampabay.rr.c
om>
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Sent: Friday, February 08,
2019 5:51 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users]
Turning off narrator

When I boot up the computer
narrator doubles with jaws and
when I shut down the computer
narrator doubles with jaws.
So far I have only heard
narrator with bootup and
shutdown.

-----Original Message-----
From:
jaws-users-list@groups.io
[mailto:jaws-users-list@groups
.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019
6:45 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users]
Turning off narrator

Hi Fred,

Is Narrator starting when the
computer starts?

Take Care. Mike. Sent from
my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
From: Fred Adams
<mailto:hamshack@tampabay.rr.c
om>
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Sent: Friday, February 08,
2019 2:14 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users]
Turning off narrator

Mike thanks much but that does
not turn it off as I have
tried several times.

-----Original Message-----
From:
jaws-users-list@groups.io
[mailto:jaws-users-list@groups
.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019
4:12 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users]
Turning off narrator

Hi Fred,

Try the keystroke, Control,
Windows key + Enter. This
keystroke is a toggle so it'll
turn Narrator on & off.

Take Care. Mike. Sent from
my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
From: Fred Adams
<mailto:hamshack@tampabay.rr.c
om>
To: Jaws-users group
<mailto:jaws-users-list@groups
.io>
Sent: Friday, February 08,
2019 1:01 PM
Subject: [jaws-users] Turning
off narrator

I am using W 10, jaws 2019 and
chrome browser and can not
find way to turn off narrator.
About 10 days ago I had a
computer crash that took out
everything pretty much except
some files and folders. With
Microsoft handicap help I have
about 75 percent back to
normal. In helping me the
technician used narrator and
NVDA but failed to turn off
narrator after finishing.
When I boot up or shutdown the
computer narrator doubles with
jaws and I can not find
setting to turn off narrator.
If someone could tell me how
to do this I would greatly
appreciate it. I have gone
through the Ease of access
settings but found nothing. I
never use narrator so I am not
very familiar with it. Will
appreciate any help.

Thanks much,

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


Help required with JAWS and Emails

Chris
 

Hello all,

 

I don’t know what I may or may not have done. But I have just noticed that while I am writing an email, I see nothing on my braille display, this is in the address field and also the body of the message. I am sorry if this is the wrong list to ask but I am literally in the dark here!

 

Regards

 

Chris  


Re: Email password

sandy
 

omg, another simple person like me

-----Original Message-----
From: JM Casey
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2019 1:53 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Email password

Hi.
Rather than hitting backspace over and over again, why not just hit ctrl-a
to select the entire field, and hit the delete key? That will clear
everything.

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of
Steve
Sent: February 8, 2019 2:14 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Email password

That's normal.

In some clients, if you want, there may be a checkbox just past that editing
field where you can tell Windows to show you the password as you type.

Otherwise, for obvious reasons, it won't show the characters as you type so
"over the shoulder" folks can't discern it.


If it hasn't already been stated, when re-entering your password, before you

start typing or pasting in the password, make certain that the password
field is blank. Go to the field, hit the end-key to get to the end of that
line, and hit backspace until you don't hear any Star characters.
Otherwise, whe you paste it will end up with more characters than your
actual password, and it'll be rejected.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Glenn / Lenny" <glennervin@cableone.net>
To: <jaws-users-list@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 9:47 PM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Email password


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


Re: Email password

sandy
 

don't put more in to his question than he asked

-----Original Message-----
From: JM Casey
Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 12:24 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Email password

Sighted people don't see the passwords, they see symbols filling in the
spaces as they type. The whole idea is that your password shouldn't be
displayed.

-----Original Message-----
From: jaws-users-list@groups.io <jaws-users-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of
Fred Adams
Sent: February 7, 2019 7:31 AM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Email password

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

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

Hi.

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

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

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

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

Thanks much,

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


Re: Email password

sandy
 

it's very simple, the site that he enters his password on won't except the correct letters he puts in, I have the same problem on my banks website. it must have something to do with jaws. hope someone can give us the answer

-----Original Message-----
From: JM Casey
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 6:43 PM
To: jaws-users-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] Email password

Hi.

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

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

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

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

Thanks much,

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

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