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Re: need cd help

Gene
 

But if you use CDEX, you should get the portable version.  These days, as is so common with free software, the installed version places unwanted programs on your computer unless you can tell it not to.  The part of the installer where you do so is inaccessible and you won’t even know it is there when you go through the installation.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 6:03 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need cd help
 

CDex, not codec.

Oy.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 2:27 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

Hello, I have more cds that I want to put on my pc as mp3s. However, I have not done this for a long time, long time. The last program I used was easy cd creator, I think like 4 or 5 version back in 2010 or 2011.I think it was a paid program and does not work with windows10.

So I did not like the windows utility to burn cds in to mp3s. Is there another program that one can suggest. I find the windows version turns it in to tracks, not mp3 files. Maybe I did not use the utility program that comes with 10 right. Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

Pamela Dominguez
 

I was able to rip with media player with windows seven until they kept making changes. But I never ended up being able to put together a cd and burn it with windows media. I first used EZ cd creator, then after that, I used something else, but I forget what it was. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 6:05 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io'
Subject: [TechTalk] Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

Hi All!
Here are some instructions I got from Gene and I used for many years in Media Player and Windows 7, although, it's been many many years since I burned a cd. I don't have any idea if these instructions will work in Windows 10 though.
Janet

In the following instructions, both for ripping and burning, major new
steps start on new lines.
Here is how to rip a cd using Windows Media Player version 11, the Windows
7 version of version 11.

Place a cd in the drive and close it.
Do not have Windows Media Player opened when you do this.
If Media Player plays the cd automatically, stop play. If it doesn't,
start the cd playing in Media Player. If you don't know how to do this,
ask here.
As I said, when play sstarts, stop play. The stop command is control s.
Tab until you get to a button that says rip and press the space bar.
The cd will be ripped. Look for it in the Music folder. It may be in a
subfolder.
the files, by default, are ripped as wma files.
If you want to change the format, open Media Player.
Issue the command alt then type o.
Shift tab once.
Right arrow to rip cds.
Tab until you get to a formats list.
Up and down arrow to see available formats.
Select the one you want and press enter.
If you have enough room on your hard drive for wave files and are only
creating them to burn another cd, that format may produce better results
than others. However, I don't know, when compared with wma lossless if
there is any audible loss in quality.

To burn a cd,
There are variations on how to burn a cd in Windows Media Player in
Windows 7. Here is one procedure:

Copy the files you want to burn to the clipboard.
Then put a blank cd in the cd drive.
Wait for about fifteen or twenty seconds to see if autorun comes up. If
it does, close it with escape and if that doesn't work, use alt f4.
Now, open My Computer.
One way to open My Computer in Windows 7 is to open the start menu, type
the word computer, then down arrow to an item that just says computer. If
you don't find it after down arrowing a few times, up arrow a number of
times. Once you find it, press enter.
Once you have opened My Computer, find the cd drive and press enter.
You will be placed in a dialog. The field you are in allows you to name
the cd. If you don't name it, the current date and time will be used.
After you either write something in this field or leave it as it is, tab
once. You are now in a list of two radio buttons. these are to choose
the kind of cd you want to create.
One radio button says Like a USB flash drive and the other says With a
cd/dvd player.
Select the cd/dvd player radio button and then press enter.
Now paste the files you want to burn from the clipboard just as if you
were copying files. the files are being copied to a temporary folder.
You can now up and down arrow and see the files if you wish.
Back space once. You should be at, but not in, the cd drive. Don't press
enter.
Open the context menu and type the letter t. That is the short cut
command to open the burning wizard. .
You are now in a dialog. You can name the cd here if you wish. Or you
can leave the information unchanged.
After you give the disk a title or leave the information as it is, press
enter.
You are now in a list of two radio buttons. One sayd make an audio cd.
the other says something like make a data cd. You want to make an audio
cd. You should already be on that radio button. If you are, press enter.
If you aren't, move to it using the up and down arrows and press enter.
Windows Media Player opens.
You may have to alt tab to it. In other words, you may not be moved
automatically to the player window once it opens.
When you are in the player window, issue the command alt s.
You won't hear any speech and nothing will seem to happen perhaps for as
long as one or two minutes, maybe a little longer.
Then the burn will begin. You will only know when it begins by hearing
the cdrom start to make sounds. There is no speech.
Let the burn continue. Once it is finished, the cd door will
automatically open.
Close Media Player, remove the cd and close the drive.
Alt tab until you get back to My Computer, which is still opened.
You are at the cd drive in My computer. I'm talking about the drive
letter such as d.
Press enter to open the drive. The physical drive will not open. You
will have opened it in My Computer and you can now see the files you
burned.
Select the files and delete them, just as you delete any files, then close
my computer.

Gene




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Re: recording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

Gene
 

You can easily check levels and adjust them as needed.  You would start without the volume on the television being set too high, but it isn’t at all difficult to not have distortion when recording from a headphone jack.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 5:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] recording tv shows from a tv to a laptop
 

You’d have to be careful if using the headphone out from the TV as if pushed with the volume level can distort.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 2:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] rechording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

Do you already record material from something else  in that way?  While you may need a cable with one or more different plugs to go into what you are recording from, it’s the same for all such recording.  I’m not discussing making USB recordings.  I’m saying it’s the same, meaning you use a line in jack on the sound card and either a line out jack on the device or something like an ear;phone jack.

 

Does your computer have a line in jack?  If not, you would have to get an external sound card that has one.

 

Gene

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

From: DAVID GLOBE

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 12:53 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] rechording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

Is it possible to set up a laptop to rechord your favorit tv shows, without using a microphone?  I would like to try to rechord without it picking up the noise of the room.

David


Re: need cd help

Pamela Dominguez
 

I had three programs I used to use on my windows seven tower: windows media, winamp and cdex.  Pam.
 

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 5:35 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need cd help
 

Ah, yes, the last time I ripped a cd was with windows 7 too! Yes I was using windows media and they set it up differently I think. It used to be if you put a cd in the drive and there was a convert minu and you selected the format it was mp3, mp4 and wav. Now I do not see these options. Next you could choose the bit rate after you selected the format. Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: Friday, July 2, 2021 2:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

I am using Windows 7 and I haven’t ripped cds for years.  People may recommend programs and describe how to use Windows Media Player.  Depending on what information you get, I may write a description after I try ripping a CD again. 

 

I don’t know if Media Player in Windows 10 is the same version as in Windows 7 and my description may not exactly match the Windows 10 version.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 2:15 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

I wanted to convert each track in to mp3 files so instead of it saying track 1 or 2 etc. It would say the actually name of the track as an mp3 file. I tried vlc but, cant get to work with my pc for some reason. I was using windows media in the past but, it has been a while. I used iTunes but, it seems with the update from the windows store, it is not as easy to do this. I tried to find a written step guide to creating cd tracks to mp3 files, it only sent me over to YouTube where the sighted people are clicking and dragging to convert tacks to mp3 files. SO it was suggested the VLC media player was easier than windows media with less steps but, I cant get VLC to work on my pc.

Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: Friday, July 2, 2021 1:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

Are you saying you want one long file or you want each song encoded as a separate MP3 file? 

 

If you are just using Windows Media Player, you can set it to create MP3 files.  I don’t think you can set it to combine all the tracks into one single MP3 file, however. 

 

If you are already familiar and comfortable using Windows Media Player to rip cds, you might as well continue using that, but if you don’t know how to set parameters for what format is used and the bit rate, we can discuss that.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 1:27 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

Hello, I have more cds that I want to put on my pc as mp3s. However, I have not done this for a long time, long time. The last program I used was easy cd creator, I think like 4 or 5 version back in 2010 or 2011.I think it was a paid program and does not work with windows10.

So I did not like the windows utility to burn cds in to mp3s. Is there another program that one can suggest. I find the windows version turns it in to tracks, not mp3 files. Maybe I did not use the utility program that comes with 10 right. Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 

 




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Re: need cd help

John Holcomb II
 

Ugh. Ok trying again….

https://cdex.mu

 

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 7:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

So ninite won’t have it, probably because a lot  of their userbase hasn’t requested that this be added to  the software which you can grab from their site.

However yes CDex is still around…

https://cdex.muJohn

 

 

John

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 7:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

I did not know they still have CDex. I do not think I saw it off www.ninite.com They still have old cdx?

Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Friday, July 2, 2021 6:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

CDex, not codec.

Oy.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 2:27 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

Hello, I have more cds that I want to put on my pc as mp3s. However, I have not done this for a long time, long time. The last program I used was easy cd creator, I think like 4 or 5 version back in 2010 or 2011.I think it was a paid program and does not work with windows10.

So I did not like the windows utility to burn cds in to mp3s. Is there another program that one can suggest. I find the windows version turns it in to tracks, not mp3 files. Maybe I did not use the utility program that comes with 10 right. Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 


Re: need cd help

John Holcomb II
 

So ninite won’t have it, probably because a lot  of their userbase hasn’t requested that this be added to  the software which you can grab from their site.

However yes CDex is still around…

https://cdex.muJohn

 

 

John

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 7:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

I did not know they still have CDex. I do not think I saw it off www.ninite.com They still have old cdx?

Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Friday, July 2, 2021 6:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

CDex, not codec.

Oy.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 2:27 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

Hello, I have more cds that I want to put on my pc as mp3s. However, I have not done this for a long time, long time. The last program I used was easy cd creator, I think like 4 or 5 version back in 2010 or 2011.I think it was a paid program and does not work with windows10.

So I did not like the windows utility to burn cds in to mp3s. Is there another program that one can suggest. I find the windows version turns it in to tracks, not mp3 files. Maybe I did not use the utility program that comes with 10 right. Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 


Re: Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

heather albright
 

Has anyone used windows media player to burn cds to mp3 with windows10? I saw the options but, mp3 was not one of the options only wpl and m3u! Maybe I am missing something! Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: Friday, July 2, 2021 5:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

 

There is an error in the instructions for opening options to change the ripping format.  The instructions I wrote a long time ago say to press alt then o.  They should say alt t, then type o. 

 

I check such instructions before I send them out but evidently, I didn’t notice the error.

 

Gene

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

From: Janet

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 5:05 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

 

Hi All!
Here are some instructions I got from Gene and I used for many years in Media Player and Windows 7, although, it's been many many years since I burned a cd.  I don't have any idea if these instructions will work in Windows 10 though. 
Janet 

In the following instructions, both for ripping and burning, major new
steps start on new lines.
Here is how to rip a cd using Windows Media Player version 11, the Windows
7 version of version 11.

Place a cd in the drive and close it.
Do not have Windows Media Player opened when you do this.
If Media Player plays the cd automatically, stop play.  If it doesn't,
start the cd playing in Media Player.  If you don't know how to do this,
ask here.
As I said, when play sstarts, stop play.  The stop command is control s.
Tab until you get to a button that says rip and press the space bar.
The cd will be ripped.  Look for it in the Music folder.  It may be in a
subfolder.
the files, by default, are ripped as wma files.
If you want to change the format, open Media Player.
Issue the command alt then type o.
Shift tab once.
Right arrow to rip cds.
Tab until you get to a formats list.
Up and down arrow to see available formats.
Select the one you want and press enter.
If you have enough room on your hard drive for wave files and are only
creating them to burn another cd, that format may produce better results
than others.  However, I don't know, when compared with wma lossless if
there is any audible loss in quality.

To burn a cd,
There are variations on how to burn a cd in Windows Media Player in
Windows 7.  Here is one procedure:

Copy the files you want to burn to the clipboard.
Then put a blank cd in the cd drive.
Wait for about fifteen or twenty seconds to see if autorun comes up.  If
it does, close it with escape and if that doesn't work, use alt f4.
Now, open My Computer.
One way to open My Computer in Windows 7 is to open the start menu, type
the word computer, then down arrow to an item that just says computer.  If
you don't find it after down arrowing a few times, up arrow a number of
times.  Once you find it, press enter.
Once you have opened My Computer, find the cd drive and press enter.
You will be placed in a dialog.  The field you are in allows you to name
the cd.  If you don't name it, the current date and time will be used.
After you either write something in this field or leave it as it is, tab
once.  You are now in a list of two radio buttons.  these are to choose
the kind of cd you want to create.
One radio button says Like a USB flash drive and the other says With a
cd/dvd player.
Select the cd/dvd player radio button and then press enter.
Now paste the files you want to burn from the clipboard just as if you
were copying files.  the files are being copied to a temporary folder.
You can now up and down arrow and see the files if you wish.
Back space once.  You should be at, but not in, the cd drive.  Don't press
enter.
Open the context menu and type the letter t.  That is the short cut
command to open the burning wizard.  .
You are now in a dialog.  You can name the cd here if you wish.  Or you
can leave the information unchanged.
After you give the disk a title or leave the information as it is, press
enter.
You are now in a list of two radio buttons.  One sayd make an audio cd.
the other says something like make a data cd.  You want to make an audio
cd.  You should already be on that radio button.  If you are, press enter.
  If you aren't, move to it using the up and down arrows and press enter.
Windows Media Player opens.
You may have to alt tab to it.  In other words, you may not be moved
automatically to the player window once it opens.
When you are in the player window, issue the command alt s.
You won't hear any speech and nothing will seem to happen perhaps for as
long as one or two minutes, maybe a little longer.
Then the burn will begin.  You will only know when it begins by hearing
the cdrom start to make sounds.  There is no speech.
Let the burn continue.  Once it is finished, the cd door will
automatically open.
Close Media Player, remove the cd and close the drive.
Alt tab until you get back to My Computer, which is still opened.
You are at the cd drive in My computer.  I'm talking about the drive
letter such as d.
Press enter to open the drive.  The physical drive will not open.  You
will have opened it in My Computer and you can now see the files you
burned.
Select the files and delete them, just as you delete any files, then close
my computer.

Gene




Peace Be With You.




 


Re: rechording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

DAVID GLOBE
 

Many thanks Gene.  You're osum.

David

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: July 2, 2021 5:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] rechording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

You will also need a recording program.  MP3 Direct Cut is a good one for what you want to do.  Its free and is a simple program.

 

The list  can discuss recording programs more when you are ready to try recording.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 4:01 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] rechording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

Hello Gene.  This is all hypothetical at this point.  I'm trying to figure out how to rechord tv shows like we did when vcr's were the thing.  When I get my laptop computer back, I'll try these things with it and figure out what I need.  Thanks so much.

David

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: July 2, 2021 2:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] rechording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

Do you already record material from something else  in that way?  While you may need a cable with one or more different plugs to go into what you are recording from, it’s the same for all such recording.  I’m not discussing making USB recordings.  I’m saying it’s the same, meaning you use a line in jack on the sound card and either a line out jack on the device or something like an ear;phone jack.

 

Does your computer have a line in jack?  If not, you would have to get an external sound card that has one.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 12:53 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] rechording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

Is it possible to set up a laptop to rechord your favorit tv shows, without using a microphone?  I would like to try to rechord without it picking up the noise of the room.

David


Re: need cd help

heather albright
 

I did not know they still have CDex. I do not think I saw it off www.ninite.com They still have old cdx?

Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Friday, July 2, 2021 6:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

CDex, not codec.

Oy.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 2:27 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

Hello, I have more cds that I want to put on my pc as mp3s. However, I have not done this for a long time, long time. The last program I used was easy cd creator, I think like 4 or 5 version back in 2010 or 2011.I think it was a paid program and does not work with windows10.

So I did not like the windows utility to burn cds in to mp3s. Is there another program that one can suggest. I find the windows version turns it in to tracks, not mp3 files. Maybe I did not use the utility program that comes with 10 right. Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 


Re: branchless (online only) banks?

John Holcomb II
 

Is Zel? Is it something like PayPal where you can pay people and they can pay you?
Thanks guys for all your help so far!
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Wendy Walker
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 7:07 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] branchless (online only) banks?

I've used Ally Bank for ten years and they are very accessible. In years past, when I had an accessibility issue they even gave me the direct line phone number for Tier 2 (one step above regular tech support. I haven't had to contact them lately though because I haven't had any accessibility issues. I use their iPhone app mostly and don't really have any reason to use the website on a computer. They are also affiliated with Zell (not all banks are) so if I need to send/receive money to someone that is an option besides Pay Pal.

I forgot to mention they do not charge fees for ATM withdrawals (in the past they would reimburse any fees you were charged up to I believe 5 withdrawal fees per month) and the checking and savings are both interest bearing accounts.

Wendy

On 7/2/21, Brent Harding <brent@hostany.net> wrote:
I have used nothing but these for the longest time, from the early
days like Netbank and ING Direct. Simple.com was another online
branchless bank I had used, until they merged with BBVA, who is in
turn merging with PNC by October. I liked Simple's accessibility, but
BBVA's app isn't so great with Voiceover on the phone. Ally bank is
another one I've tried, and although it wasn't the greatest years ago,
they have decent accessibility now. Their only down side is that they
don't really have deposit or withdrawal notifications on the phone app
like Simple did. I thought about trying something like Chime, but not
sure how accessible they are. They appear to have a better ATM network
in that there are machines closer to where I go than some of the
others have.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
John Holcomb II
Sent: Thursday, July 1, 2021 7:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Cc: Tech4theblind@groups.io; blind-techies@groups.io;
blind-philly-comp@groups.io; PhonesForTheBlind@groups.io;
blindandroidusers@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] branchless (online only) banks?



Has anyone here used a branchless bank before?

If so how accessible are these kinds of banks on android, iOS and Windows?

Thanks,

\John











Re: branchless (online only) banks?

Wendy Walker
 

I've used Ally Bank for ten years and they are very accessible. In
years past, when I had an accessibility issue they even gave me the
direct line phone number for Tier 2 (one step above regular tech
support. I haven't had to contact them lately though because I haven't
had any accessibility issues. I use their iPhone app mostly and don't
really have any reason to use the website on a computer. They are also
affiliated with Zell (not all banks are) so if I need to send/receive
money to someone that is an option besides Pay Pal.

I forgot to mention they do not charge fees for ATM withdrawals (in
the past they would reimburse any fees you were charged up to I
believe 5 withdrawal fees per month) and the checking and savings are
both interest bearing accounts.

Wendy

On 7/2/21, Brent Harding <brent@hostany.net> wrote:
I have used nothing but these for the longest time, from the early days
like
Netbank and ING Direct. Simple.com was another online branchless bank I had
used, until they merged with BBVA, who is in turn merging with PNC by
October. I liked Simple's accessibility, but BBVA's app isn't so great with
Voiceover on the phone. Ally bank is another one I've tried, and although
it
wasn't the greatest years ago, they have decent accessibility now. Their
only down side is that they don't really have deposit or withdrawal
notifications on the phone app like Simple did. I thought about trying
something like Chime, but not sure how accessible they are. They appear to
have a better ATM network in that there are machines closer to where I go
than some of the others have.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John
Holcomb II
Sent: Thursday, July 1, 2021 7:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Cc: Tech4theblind@groups.io; blind-techies@groups.io;
blind-philly-comp@groups.io; PhonesForTheBlind@groups.io;
blindandroidusers@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] branchless (online only) banks?



Has anyone here used a branchless bank before?

If so how accessible are these kinds of banks on android, iOS and Windows?

Thanks,

\John











Re: Audio Book Apps

Monte Single
 

Hi Abby,

 

I have had an audible subscription for some years;  I pay  about 15 dollars a month for 1 credit.

Do you pay for 1 book a month and get another  book free each month?

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abbie Taylor
Sent: July 2, 2021 5:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Audio Book Apps

 

I've never used Scribe or Overdrive, but I use Audible, BARD, and Bookshare. Audible costs a little more than Scrib for a subscription, but you get one credit for a free book each month.

I've never had issues with BARD eating up battery life on my iPhone, but that's probably because I lock the phone when listening to a book. I use Voice Dream Reader for Bookshare books, and it will also read books in other file types such as pdf and epub. The downside, of course, is that you don't get human narrators, but you can purchase natural-sounding voices, and you get one free voice when you buy the software. I hope that helps.
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Re: need cd help

John Holcomb II
 

CDex, not codec.

Oy.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 2:27 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

Hello, I have more cds that I want to put on my pc as mp3s. However, I have not done this for a long time, long time. The last program I used was easy cd creator, I think like 4 or 5 version back in 2010 or 2011.I think it was a paid program and does not work with windows10.

So I did not like the windows utility to burn cds in to mp3s. Is there another program that one can suggest. I find the windows version turns it in to tracks, not mp3 files. Maybe I did not use the utility program that comes with 10 right. Thanks Heather

 

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Re: need cd help

John Holcomb II
 

Hey there,

So I have and prefer to use Codex.

You can set it so it names tracks the way your after too.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 2:27 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

Hello, I have more cds that I want to put on my pc as mp3s. However, I have not done this for a long time, long time. The last program I used was easy cd creator, I think like 4 or 5 version back in 2010 or 2011.I think it was a paid program and does not work with windows10.

So I did not like the windows utility to burn cds in to mp3s. Is there another program that one can suggest. I find the windows version turns it in to tracks, not mp3 files. Maybe I did not use the utility program that comes with 10 right. Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Audio Book Apps

Abbie Taylor
 

I've never used Scribe or Overdrive, but I use Audible, BARD, and Bookshare. Audible costs a little more than Scrib for a subscription, but you get one credit for a free book each month.

I've never had issues with BARD eating up battery life on my iPhone, but that's probably because I lock the phone when listening to a book. I use Voice Dream Reader for Bookshare books, and it will also read books in other file types such as pdf and epub. The downside, of course, is that you don't get human narrators, but you can purchase natural-sounding voices, and you get one free voice when you buy the software. I hope that helps.
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Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: recording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

John Holcomb II
 

You’d have to be careful if using the headphone out from the TV as if pushed with the volume level can distort.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 2:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] rechording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

Do you already record material from something else  in that way?  While you may need a cable with one or more different plugs to go into what you are recording from, it’s the same for all such recording.  I’m not discussing making USB recordings.  I’m saying it’s the same, meaning you use a line in jack on the sound card and either a line out jack on the device or something like an ear;phone jack.

 

Does your computer have a line in jack?  If not, you would have to get an external sound card that has one.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 12:53 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] rechording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

Is it possible to set up a laptop to rechord your favorit tv shows, without using a microphone?  I would like to try to rechord without it picking up the noise of the room.

David


Re: Disappearing Calendar event on my iPhone

Abbie Taylor
 

I doubt updating to IOS 14.6 would have caused an event to disappear from the calendar. Did you try searching for it by name? That's how I usually find events on my calendar on my iPhone SE2020. I hope that helps.
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Re: Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

Gene
 

There is an error in the instructions for opening options to change the ripping format.  The instructions I wrote a long time ago say to press alt then o.  They should say alt t, then type o. 
 
I check such instructions before I send them out but evidently, I didn’t notice the error.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 5:05 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.
 
Hi All!
Here are some instructions I got from Gene and I used for many years in Media Player and Windows 7, although, it's been many many years since I burned a cd.  I don't have any idea if these instructions will work in Windows 10 though. 
Janet 

In the following instructions, both for ripping and burning, major new
steps start on new lines.
Here is how to rip a cd using Windows Media Player version 11, the Windows
7 version of version 11.

Place a cd in the drive and close it.
Do not have Windows Media Player opened when you do this.
If Media Player plays the cd automatically, stop play.  If it doesn't,
start the cd playing in Media Player.  If you don't know how to do this,
ask here.
As I said, when play sstarts, stop play.  The stop command is control s.
Tab until you get to a button that says rip and press the space bar.
The cd will be ripped.  Look for it in the Music folder.  It may be in a
subfolder.
the files, by default, are ripped as wma files.
If you want to change the format, open Media Player.
Issue the command alt then type o.
Shift tab once.
Right arrow to rip cds.
Tab until you get to a formats list.
Up and down arrow to see available formats.
Select the one you want and press enter.
If you have enough room on your hard drive for wave files and are only
creating them to burn another cd, that format may produce better results
than others.  However, I don't know, when compared with wma lossless if
there is any audible loss in quality.

To burn a cd,
There are variations on how to burn a cd in Windows Media Player in
Windows 7.  Here is one procedure:

Copy the files you want to burn to the clipboard.
Then put a blank cd in the cd drive.
Wait for about fifteen or twenty seconds to see if autorun comes up.  If
it does, close it with escape and if that doesn't work, use alt f4.
Now, open My Computer.
One way to open My Computer in Windows 7 is to open the start menu, type
the word computer, then down arrow to an item that just says computer.  If
you don't find it after down arrowing a few times, up arrow a number of
times.  Once you find it, press enter.
Once you have opened My Computer, find the cd drive and press enter.
You will be placed in a dialog.  The field you are in allows you to name
the cd.  If you don't name it, the current date and time will be used.
After you either write something in this field or leave it as it is, tab
once.  You are now in a list of two radio buttons.  these are to choose
the kind of cd you want to create.
One radio button says Like a USB flash drive and the other says With a
cd/dvd player.
Select the cd/dvd player radio button and then press enter.
Now paste the files you want to burn from the clipboard just as if you
were copying files.  the files are being copied to a temporary folder.
You can now up and down arrow and see the files if you wish.
Back space once.  You should be at, but not in, the cd drive.  Don't press
enter.
Open the context menu and type the letter t.  That is the short cut
command to open the burning wizard.  .
You are now in a dialog.  You can name the cd here if you wish.  Or you
can leave the information unchanged.
After you give the disk a title or leave the information as it is, press
enter.
You are now in a list of two radio buttons.  One sayd make an audio cd.
the other says something like make a data cd.  You want to make an audio
cd.  You should already be on that radio button.  If you are, press enter.
  If you aren't, move to it using the up and down arrows and press enter.
Windows Media Player opens.
You may have to alt tab to it.  In other words, you may not be moved
automatically to the player window once it opens.
When you are in the player window, issue the command alt s.
You won't hear any speech and nothing will seem to happen perhaps for as
long as one or two minutes, maybe a little longer.
Then the burn will begin.  You will only know when it begins by hearing
the cdrom start to make sounds.  There is no speech.
Let the burn continue.  Once it is finished, the cd door will
automatically open.
Close Media Player, remove the cd and close the drive.
Alt tab until you get back to My Computer, which is still opened.
You are at the cd drive in My computer.  I'm talking about the drive
letter such as d.
Press enter to open the drive.  The physical drive will not open.  You
will have opened it in My Computer and you can now see the files you
burned.
Select the files and delete them, just as you delete any files, then close
my computer.

Gene




Peace Be With You.






Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

Janet
 

Hi All!
Here are some instructions I got from Gene and I used for many years in Media Player and Windows 7, although, it's been many many years since I burned a cd. I don't have any idea if these instructions will work in Windows 10 though.
Janet

In the following instructions, both for ripping and burning, major new
steps start on new lines.
Here is how to rip a cd using Windows Media Player version 11, the Windows
7 version of version 11.

Place a cd in the drive and close it.
Do not have Windows Media Player opened when you do this.
If Media Player plays the cd automatically, stop play. If it doesn't,
start the cd playing in Media Player. If you don't know how to do this,
ask here.
As I said, when play sstarts, stop play. The stop command is control s.
Tab until you get to a button that says rip and press the space bar.
The cd will be ripped. Look for it in the Music folder. It may be in a
subfolder.
the files, by default, are ripped as wma files.
If you want to change the format, open Media Player.
Issue the command alt then type o.
Shift tab once.
Right arrow to rip cds.
Tab until you get to a formats list.
Up and down arrow to see available formats.
Select the one you want and press enter.
If you have enough room on your hard drive for wave files and are only
creating them to burn another cd, that format may produce better results
than others. However, I don't know, when compared with wma lossless if
there is any audible loss in quality.

To burn a cd,
There are variations on how to burn a cd in Windows Media Player in
Windows 7. Here is one procedure:

Copy the files you want to burn to the clipboard.
Then put a blank cd in the cd drive.
Wait for about fifteen or twenty seconds to see if autorun comes up. If
it does, close it with escape and if that doesn't work, use alt f4.
Now, open My Computer.
One way to open My Computer in Windows 7 is to open the start menu, type
the word computer, then down arrow to an item that just says computer. If
you don't find it after down arrowing a few times, up arrow a number of
times. Once you find it, press enter.
Once you have opened My Computer, find the cd drive and press enter.
You will be placed in a dialog. The field you are in allows you to name
the cd. If you don't name it, the current date and time will be used.
After you either write something in this field or leave it as it is, tab
once. You are now in a list of two radio buttons. these are to choose
the kind of cd you want to create.
One radio button says Like a USB flash drive and the other says With a
cd/dvd player.
Select the cd/dvd player radio button and then press enter.
Now paste the files you want to burn from the clipboard just as if you
were copying files. the files are being copied to a temporary folder.
You can now up and down arrow and see the files if you wish.
Back space once. You should be at, but not in, the cd drive. Don't press
enter.
Open the context menu and type the letter t. That is the short cut
command to open the burning wizard. .
You are now in a dialog. You can name the cd here if you wish. Or you
can leave the information unchanged.
After you give the disk a title or leave the information as it is, press
enter.
You are now in a list of two radio buttons. One sayd make an audio cd.
the other says something like make a data cd. You want to make an audio
cd. You should already be on that radio button. If you are, press enter.
If you aren't, move to it using the up and down arrows and press enter.
Windows Media Player opens.
You may have to alt tab to it. In other words, you may not be moved
automatically to the player window once it opens.
When you are in the player window, issue the command alt s.
You won't hear any speech and nothing will seem to happen perhaps for as
long as one or two minutes, maybe a little longer.
Then the burn will begin. You will only know when it begins by hearing
the cdrom start to make sounds. There is no speech.
Let the burn continue. Once it is finished, the cd door will
automatically open.
Close Media Player, remove the cd and close the drive.
Alt tab until you get back to My Computer, which is still opened.
You are at the cd drive in My computer. I'm talking about the drive
letter such as d.
Press enter to open the drive. The physical drive will not open. You
will have opened it in My Computer and you can now see the files you
burned.
Select the files and delete them, just as you delete any files, then close
my computer.

Gene




Peace Be With You.


Re: Audio Book Apps

Shelly Kane
 

Thank you for sharing.  I'm not interested in a service where you have to actually purchase the books.  It's nice not to have a monthly charge but you are still spending money on books.  The service I have is a monthly charge but I can read the book and then delete it.  I only read books once so I don't think the service you were talking about would be for me but thank you anyway.

Shelly

On 7/2/2021 3:30 PM, Gene wrote:
I haven’t looked at the service much. I gave the link so those interested can learn about it.  While I don’t use it myself, I was interested in it because it has, from what I can tell, a lot of books on sale that change over time and there is no monthly charge, as I recall.  I haven’t looked at the site for a good while but if I were going to subscribe to such a service, I would want to learn more about this one.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 6:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Audio Book Apps
 

Gene:

 

Is this  a free service and can you put it on your iPhone?  I am also looking into overdrive and that's through the public library system.  Have any of you ever used that?  If so, how accessible is it?

On 7/2/2021 3:50 AM, Gene wrote:
I forgot to include the link:
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 4:49 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Audio Book Apps
 
I haven’t used this service and I know little about it but it seems worth looking into.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 4:12 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Audio Book Apps
 
        Hi Group:


I wasn't sure where to post this question so thought I would start
here.  I have been learning about different ways to read audio books and
I have been using BARD for years.  I started with Braille and then went
to audio books through the National Library service.  Lately, I have
been hearing that there are other services out there and have checked
some out and wanted to get your feedback.  I know Audible is very good
but I found one a bit cheaper and it seems a lot like Audible.  This app
I put on my phone is called Scribd.  It's $10 per month.  Have any of
you ever used this app and if so, what did you think?  I have noticed
that you can get any book you want where sometimes on BARD you can't get
it.  I like the idea of having books on my phone and then when I go
somewhere, I don't have to carry the digital player.  I heard that the
Bard app uses a lot of battery while reading books and it also seems
hard to use.  I haven't noticed Scribd using a lot of battery yet.  As I
said before, I like the convenience of getting mostly any book you
choose and having it at my finger tips.  The other thing I'm thinking
about is BARD is free.  I look forward to hearing your responses and if
there is any pros and cons you can think of.  Thank you in advance.

Shelly





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