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Re: Phone advise please

Gene
 

You can get phones that are not smart phones and without touch screens from lots of providers.  You don't have to stay with your current provider to have such a phone.  But what do you want, to switch providers and get a smart phone, or to switch providers and use a phone like your current phone?
 
And you may not have to switch providers after all.  I don't know anything about your provider but it's hard to believe they don't offer an option like mine.  I can call an automated service and pay my bill using a credit card by phone.  I never use the web site. 
 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 9:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Phone advise please

Thanks to those who tried to answer.

Yes, I've had cell phones since 1994--but only phones. Only made and
received phone calls.  No pictures, text, or internet.

The reason I'm changing at is that the pay-as-you-go service we have now
(virgin moabile) has changed their website so much that it's almost
impossible to pay.  And our bill is a month overdue and they will probably
close our account.  On TV, US Cellular is advertising a free galaxy S8 for
new customers.  Sounds like a deal--if it's a phone that I can use.

Thanks for your ideas.
Howard
----- Original Message -----
From: "Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc." <ukekearuaro@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Phone advise please


> Howard, you say that you are mobile phone ignorant; does this mean that
> you
> don't have a cell phone of any kind including any incarnations of the
> famous
> old Nokia toys of blessed memory?  If yes, where and how to get started
> can
> be an interesting proposition.
>
> Second, do you have any familiarity with the Android operating system?  If
> not, I don't recommend a Galaxy S8!  It is a high-end phone and reasonably
> pricey for someone starting out in Android land.  There are cheaper
> Android
> phones out there that may jolly well fit the bill until you have gotten
> your
> feet wet enough to venture farther afield.
>
> The S8 is relatively new; not very many blind folks are using it quite
> yet,
> but it's in the hands of a few.  It is COMPLETELY TOUCHSCREEN!  It comes
> preloaded with VoiceAssistant, Samsung's screen reader on the Android
> platform.  Yes, Android allows the use of more than one screen reader and
> more than one TTS engine.
>
> If you're looking for tutorial on the S8 from a blindness perspective, it
> will be a while before one begins making the rounds.  It is a new toy, and
> it hasn't gained sufficient popularity presently.
>
> Obviously, I didn't answer any or most of your questions.  I don't want to
> dig into much of anything without having a clear understanding as to
> whether
> or not you've never had a cell phone.  It may be helpful to know why
> you're
> desiring to tinker with a mobile phone now so that better suggestions and
> advice can be given.
>
> Sincerely,
> Olusegun
> Denver, Colorado
>
>
>
>
>




Re: miniguide manual

Joe Giovanelli
 

Peter, I have the manual.

Thank you for your help.

Joe Giovanelli

----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Spitz <peter.a.spitz@...>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017 16:13
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] miniguide manual



Joe:

Try this link the the Mini Guide website and you will find a link for
the product manual which is in an MS Word .Doc format.


http://www.lssproducts.com/product/Miniguide-Mobility-Aid/cane-accessories


I've had one for about a year but I don't use it as often as I thought
I would. There is definitely a learning curve to get used to the
different vibrations and I don't like using the earbud option since I
can't hear anything else around me. Also, the batteries seem to die
fairly quickly so go on Amazon and buy some highly rated Lithium Ion
multi packs if you are going to use it frequently.

Good Luck!

Peter

On 4/30/17, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@...> wrote:
Hello everyone,

I have just purchased a Miniguide and looking forward to receiving it.

I looked for a manual on the APH site. All I found was a cryptic set of
quick instructions.

Do you have any more info than I have?

I thank you very much.

Joe Giovanelli





Re: Phone advise please

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

While the Galaxy S8 may be very accessible to a user who is familiar with Android devices, that might not be true of a totally novice user. About 3 years ago I began my first try at using an Android phone and because everyone on the Eye-Free list was saying it was so accessible, I bought the Galaxy S5 (at a rather high price, I might add). I was completely overwhelmed and after 2 or 3 months I sold it to a sighted user. Since then I have tried the Nexus 6P which was much more accessible with the improvements in Android and Talk Back but still every bit as expensive as the IPhones. I liked it but still had reservations so I gave it to my sighted grandson who absolutely loves the phone. I tried a Pixel but was under impressed with it for the cost and yesterday I received my MotoG 5+ and am delighted so far. For me, the Kindel Fire tablet was a total disappointment although I know that many people really like it. (It is the 7 inch and I would give someone a good price if interested) But for the money, I am pleasantly surprised at the ease of setting up and using the MotoG.
For now the IPhone is and will remain my main phone but I like learning both platforms and getting the benefits of both.
Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, May 1, 2017 6:17 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Phone advise please

On the Android list, I get the impression that the 8 is
accessible.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2017 10:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Phone advise please

We are thinking about getting a phone. On TV, US Cell is
advertising a free Galaxy 8S upon sign-up. How about this
one? Is it a blind friendly phone?
Are any of yous using it? Are there tutorials out there.
My little wife and myself are completely mobile phone
ignorant. Anybody suggest, please.

Thanks.

Howard


Re: What are the steps to use BARD?

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

It would be much easier to help you with the Bard Mobile app once you have it installed on the tablet and can take some time getting familiar with it on your own. It is very simple to use and works great on the IPhone or the Android devices.
Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Monday, May 1, 2017 6:17 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] What are the steps to use BARD?

Sounds good. Probably, I'll call tomorrow, although, the
tablet is to arrive today, so I might give it a little more
time.

I am wondering though what are the steps to play, forward,
rewind, adjust speed and delete when finished with a book.

I assume that the same steps would be taken with purchased
books from the Net, although some might be text rather than
talking books. I think I am an eager beaver.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] What are the steps to use BARD?

Sis Carolyn, the BARD app is at the Playstore. Once
downloaded, all that needs to happen is for you to login and
go to business.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Phone advise please

Howard Traxler <howard@...>
 

Thanks to those who tried to answer.

Yes, I've had cell phones since 1994--but only phones. Only made and received phone calls. No pictures, text, or internet.

The reason I'm changing at is that the pay-as-you-go service we have now (virgin moabile) has changed their website so much that it's almost impossible to pay. And our bill is a month overdue and they will probably close our account. On TV, US Cellular is advertising a free galaxy S8 for new customers. Sounds like a deal--if it's a phone that I can use.

Thanks for your ideas.
Howard

----- Original Message -----
From: "Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc." <ukekearuaro@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Phone advise please


Howard, you say that you are mobile phone ignorant; does this mean that you
don't have a cell phone of any kind including any incarnations of the famous
old Nokia toys of blessed memory? If yes, where and how to get started can
be an interesting proposition.

Second, do you have any familiarity with the Android operating system? If
not, I don't recommend a Galaxy S8! It is a high-end phone and reasonably
pricey for someone starting out in Android land. There are cheaper Android
phones out there that may jolly well fit the bill until you have gotten your
feet wet enough to venture farther afield.

The S8 is relatively new; not very many blind folks are using it quite yet,
but it's in the hands of a few. It is COMPLETELY TOUCHSCREEN! It comes
preloaded with VoiceAssistant, Samsung's screen reader on the Android
platform. Yes, Android allows the use of more than one screen reader and
more than one TTS engine.

If you're looking for tutorial on the S8 from a blindness perspective, it
will be a while before one begins making the rounds. It is a new toy, and
it hasn't gained sufficient popularity presently.

Obviously, I didn't answer any or most of your questions. I don't want to
dig into much of anything without having a clear understanding as to whether
or not you've never had a cell phone. It may be helpful to know why you're
desiring to tinker with a mobile phone now so that better suggestions and
advice can be given.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado




Re: Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10

Carlos
 


So far in all cases where it didn't work, the virtual capture device was being used.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10

Were these reports specific about which source was used?  In order to get an idea of how widespread the problem is, people need to specifically state the source they were using.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 8:08 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10

Indeed.  I have received a few other similar reports, but on my system the virtual audio capture device just causes FFmpeg to freeze up.  How annoying.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 9:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10

Hi,
It just worked for me 3 days ago under Windows 10 creator’s update. I’m using a SoundBlaster Omni USB soundcard.
Robin
 
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, May 1, 2017 2:18 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10
 
Interestingly, some users have reported that it still works for them so now I'm just confused.
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
To: Tech Talk
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 12:44 AM
Subject: Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10
 
Hello everyone,
 
It seems that the Virtual Recorder utility is no longer working in Windows 10.  Probably due to incompatibilities, the audio virtual capture device is causing FFmpeg to completely freeze up.  That's what I get for not testing more often.  I have no idea how long the problem has existed so it could go back to the Anniversary edition.  Unfortunately, there's not much I can do about this until or unless the developer updates the DLL.  Recording via the sound card/hardware audio devices still seems to work as expected, but the ability to record anything playing through the sound card is broken.  You can still use your sound card's
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option if it has that capability to achieve similar results, but the primary reason for creating Virtual Recorder was for cards especially on laptops that do not have that feature.  My apologies.  I will of course post a fix if the DLL is ever updated, but considering that the last release was made three years ago, I won't be holding my breath.


Re: Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10

Gene
 

Were these reports specific about which source was used?  In order to get an idea of how widespread the problem is, people need to specifically state the source they were using.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 8:08 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10

Indeed.  I have received a few other similar reports, but on my system the virtual audio capture device just causes FFmpeg to freeze up.  How annoying.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 9:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10

Hi,
It just worked for me 3 days ago under Windows 10 creator’s update. I’m using a SoundBlaster Omni USB soundcard.
Robin
 
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, May 1, 2017 2:18 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10
 
Interestingly, some users have reported that it still works for them so now I'm just confused.
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
To: Tech Talk
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 12:44 AM
Subject: Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10
 
Hello everyone,
 
It seems that the Virtual Recorder utility is no longer working in Windows 10.  Probably due to incompatibilities, the audio virtual capture device is causing FFmpeg to completely freeze up.  That's what I get for not testing more often.  I have no idea how long the problem has existed so it could go back to the Anniversary edition.  Unfortunately, there's not much I can do about this until or unless the developer updates the DLL.  Recording via the sound card/hardware audio devices still seems to work as expected, but the ability to record anything playing through the sound card is broken.  You can still use your sound card's
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option if it has that capability to achieve similar results, but the primary reason for creating Virtual Recorder was for cards especially on laptops that do not have that feature.  My apologies.  I will of course post a fix if the DLL is ever updated, but considering that the last release was made three years ago, I won't be holding my breath.


Re: Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10

Gene
 

It's not the sound card that's the problem.  The player evidently no longer works when you use the option that doesn't record using a sound card.  I don't recall the name of the option but it's purpose is to allow recording of things such as Internet streams or other material you would have used a Stereo Mix sound card feature for in the past.  Now, you could use this feature if your sound card didn't support such an option or even if it did.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 8:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10

Hi,
It just worked for me 3 days ago under Windows 10 creator’s update. I’m using a SoundBlaster Omni USB soundcard.
Robin
 
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, May 1, 2017 2:18 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10
 
Interestingly, some users have reported that it still works for them so now I'm just confused.
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
To: Tech Talk
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 12:44 AM
Subject: Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10
 
Hello everyone,
 
It seems that the Virtual Recorder utility is no longer working in Windows 10.  Probably due to incompatibilities, the audio virtual capture device is causing FFmpeg to completely freeze up.  That's what I get for not testing more often.  I have no idea how long the problem has existed so it could go back to the Anniversary edition.  Unfortunately, there's not much I can do about this until or unless the developer updates the DLL.  Recording via the sound card/hardware audio devices still seems to work as expected, but the ability to record anything playing through the sound card is broken.  You can still use your sound card's
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option if it has that capability to achieve similar results, but the primary reason for creating Virtual Recorder was for cards especially on laptops that do not have that feature.  My apologies.  I will of course post a fix if the DLL is ever updated, but considering that the last release was made three years ago, I won't be holding my breath.


Re: twitter

Carlos
 

Hello Shirley,
 
Please let's try to stay at least vaguely on topic.  If everyone started using the list to promote personal social media, it would quickly get out of hand.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 9:48 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] twitter

i am making a new twitter account. My user name is thedoglover1980 and i am looking for blind people to connect with. i had an old account but i cant get in to it. i dont know peoples twitter names. can you tell me your twitter names, and also any others who i might follow? thank you
shirley


Re: BSC talking clock/Day By Day download + more

Mike Thomas
 

since its all connected by the key generator, I'd probably confine it all to one folder.  Then I would just install the program I wanted.  The stuff I sent is not needed when running the programs.  Only the folder  installed on your computer during the install is required.
Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: john s
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2017 6:22 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BSC talking clock/Day By Day download + more

Mike, with this package, do you dump everything into 1 directory?

At 12:21 PM 4/30/2017, you wrote:

Glad it helped.  take care.
Mike
----- Original Message -----
From: rhonda
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:55 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BSC talking clock/Day By Day download + more

Thanks very much for this.


 
Psalm 118:24
This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it
(KJV)

 
'If you pray about it,
 don't worry about it.
 If you're going to worry about it,
 don't pray about it.
Because it is all in the divine order.
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2017 11:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BSC talking clock/Day By Day download + more

I uploaded the file to my pCloud.  The download link is below.
https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZXp2NZfatuHVhxaqyfq7M4U5TBrp3D6it7


[]  Virus-free. www.avg.com

                 John


twitter

Shirley and Nitro <shirley1980@...>
 

i am making a new twitter account. My user name is thedoglover1980 and i am looking for blind people to connect with. i had an old account but i cant get in to it. i dont know peoples twitter names. can you tell me your twitter names, and also any others who i might follow? thank you
shirley


Re: technology and transportation

Carolyn Arnold
 

I thought that they had to have a prescription. Even, if by
some means they could get one in Colorado, there are
interstate issues, when they take it out of Colorado. My
sister is just so desperate for her son, but I would have
thought that the other one would have applied a little techy
savvy, having worked for Dell, as a solutions architect for
20 years, researched it and found out more information.

Come to think of it, the drive is pretty similar. Techy
sister has a daughter who lives in LA, but evidently, they
did not find out anything from her about California, or
maybe they did, and what you are saying applies. And, as I
say, even with prescription from the state of purchase, I
would have some concerns about getting into another state
with the stuff. People are not rational though about saving
loved ones or keeping them comfortable when in a condition
of distress.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Monday, May 1, 2017 1:25 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] technology and transportation

It's actually THC! I don't know how these sisters will be
able to buy medical marijuana here in this Centennial state.
Obviously, they'll need a doctor's prescription of some kind
and I don't know if out-of-state doctor's notes will be
honored.

It will be about a 14-hour drive from Dallas to Denver.
Since Texas does not allow medical marijuana, I sure hope it
doesn't spell trouble especially on the way back if they are
stopped by the cops!

I would have thought that California is a bit closer via
I-10? I think that California also has legalised marijuana
for medicinal purposes? Anyway, I could be wrong on both
ends. Never driven to California, flown to Long Beach for a
cruise, San Diego to cheer a young peoples' soccer team
playing in a tournament there several years ago. Had a
chance to visit San Diego Zoo; My, it is a city on to
itself!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: Phone advise please

Carolyn Arnold
 

On the Android list, I get the impression that the 8 is
accessible.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2017 10:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Phone advise please

We are thinking about getting a phone. On TV, US Cell is
advertising a free Galaxy 8S upon sign-up. How about this
one? Is it a blind friendly phone?
Are any of yous using it? Are there tutorials out there.
My little wife and myself are completely mobile phone
ignorant. Anybody suggest, please.

Thanks.

Howard


Re: What are the steps to use BARD?

Carolyn Arnold
 

Sounds good. Probably, I'll call tomorrow, although, the
tablet is to arrive today, so I might give it a little more
time.

I am wondering though what are the steps to play, forward,
rewind, adjust speed and delete when finished with a book.

I assume that the same steps would be taken with purchased
books from the Net, although some might be text rather than
talking books. I think I am an eager beaver.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] What are the steps to use BARD?

Sis Carolyn, the BARD app is at the Playstore. Once
downloaded, all that needs to happen is for you to login and
go to business.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: What are the steps to use BARD?

Carolyn Arnold
 

Thanks for your willing help with BARD.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:38 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] What are the steps to use BARD?

Ok, as promised, I did install the BARD Mobile app on my
Shiny Android toy.
I tried logging in, but, since I am a pretty good child at
forgetting my name, I forgot my password! I wanted to
change it, but I couldn't according to the NLS BARD website
because I HAD NOT SET UP a SECRET QUESTION. So,on May 1,
when my local library opens for business, I'll have to go
through it in order to perform a password reset.

This is NOT a problem; I will be seeing the Volunteer
Coordinator at the library tomorrow anyway. I am
considering signing up to be a volunteer and go in on a few
Mondays to help stack stuff on the shelves.

By Tuesday at the latest, I shall have downloaded at least
an audio book to play with.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: What are the steps to use BARD?

Carolyn Arnold
 

And what steps do you take to play, Forward, Rewind, adjust
speed, and then delete? Thanks.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2017 8:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] What are the steps to use BARD?

if you have the bard app installed when you get the books
they are downloaded into your tablet and you read them with
special buttons in the bard app.



On 4/30/2017 12:44 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
That would be more appealing. Also, could I just download
it to my
tablet?

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of john s
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2017 10:48 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] What are the steps to use BARD?

Carolyn, you can connect a cable and leave the cable end
on your desk.
Then, you can connect a flash drive or cartridge to the
cable.

At 10:31 AM 4/30/2017, you wrote:
Well, I was looking for everything, because I know
absolutely nothing
about the service, have heard of it, but do not know what
to do to get
it working. My tower is down under the desk, and the idea
of connecting
something into the back of it is not overly appealing,
but
I understand
that is what I will have to do?

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim
Wohlgamuth
Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] What are the steps to use BARD?

Sorry about that, I thought she was looking for the steps
on how to
download, extract and play on a NLSBard player.
Again Sorry about that.

Catch YA! de

<KF8LT><Jim>.



On 29-Apr-17 21:43, Carlos wrote:


You can't play books from BARD on a standard MP3
player.
----- Original Message -----
From: Carolyn Arnold
<mailto:4carolyna@...>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:05 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] What are the steps
to
use BARD?

A friend of mine this afternoon really
encouraged me
to consider BARD and getting an MP3 player. I told him it
would be a
while, because I want to get the tablet down first.
Anyway,
as he
explained, I can see how I would really like it. He said
if
I got it, I
could call him, and he'd help me too.



It would spare us and the library from
so
much
mailing.



So, in very elementary terms, 1., 2.,
3.,
I would
appreciate it if someone would send the steps that I go
through to use
the service. I'll save and study them.
Then in a few months, I think I'd really like to try it.



Best from,



Carolyn







John








Re: Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10

Carlos
 


Indeed.  I have received a few other similar reports, but on my system the virtual audio capture device just causes FFmpeg to freeze up.  How annoying.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 9:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10

Hi,
It just worked for me 3 days ago under Windows 10 creator’s update. I’m using a SoundBlaster Omni USB soundcard.
Robin
 
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, May 1, 2017 2:18 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10
 
Interestingly, some users have reported that it still works for them so now I'm just confused.
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
To: Tech Talk
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 12:44 AM
Subject: Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10
 
Hello everyone,
 
It seems that the Virtual Recorder utility is no longer working in Windows 10.  Probably due to incompatibilities, the audio virtual capture device is causing FFmpeg to completely freeze up.  That's what I get for not testing more often.  I have no idea how long the problem has existed so it could go back to the Anniversary edition.  Unfortunately, there's not much I can do about this until or unless the developer updates the DLL.  Recording via the sound card/hardware audio devices still seems to work as expected, but the ability to record anything playing through the sound card is broken.  You can still use your sound card's
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option if it has that capability to achieve similar results, but the primary reason for creating Virtual Recorder was for cards especially on laptops that do not have that feature.  My apologies.  I will of course post a fix if the DLL is ever updated, but considering that the last release was made three years ago, I won't be holding my breath.


Re: Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10

Carlos
 

This is yet another reason why I still use Windows 7 as my primary operating system.  Other advanced users may crow about all the improved hardware support and supposedly great new features, but at the end of the day most users just want everything to work as expected.  At least once a week we're seeing one or two posts about how some device or older program has stopped working.  As much as I enjoy new technology, I am displeased when something I have grown accustomed to using simply stops working.  I'm sure we'll all be forced to permanently upgrade eventually, but Windows 10 is certainly not doing a good job at convincing me that I shouldn't put that day off for as long as possible.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 5:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10

I'm really happy I don't have Windows 10, or at least Windows 10 as my only opption.  Forced updates and no way to solve problems that may be important to some users.  I wonder if this means that other programs, such as
Audacity, won't work either with this feature. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:44 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10

Hello everyone,
 
It seems that the Virtual Recorder utility is no longer working in Windows 10.  Probably due to incompatibilities, the audio virtual capture device is causing FFmpeg to completely freeze up.  That's what I get for not testing more often.  I have no idea how long the problem has existed so it could go back to the Anniversary edition.  Unfortunately, there's not much I can do about this until or unless the developer updates the DLL.  Recording via the sound card/hardware audio devices still seems to work as expected, but the ability to record anything playing through the sound card is broken.  You can still use your sound card's 
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option if it has that capability to achieve similar results, but the primary reason for creating Virtual Recorder was for cards especially on laptops that do not have that feature.  My apologies.  I will of course post a fix if the DLL is ever updated, but considering that the last release was made three years ago, I won't be holding my breath.


Re: Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10

Robin Frost
 

Hi,
It just worked for me 3 days ago under Windows 10 creator’s update. I’m using a SoundBlaster Omni USB soundcard.
Robin
 
 

From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, May 1, 2017 2:18 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10
 
Interestingly, some users have reported that it still works for them so now I'm just confused.
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
To: Tech Talk
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 12:44 AM
Subject: Virtual Recorder utility not working correctly in Windows 10
 
Hello everyone,
 
It seems that the Virtual Recorder utility is no longer working in Windows 10.  Probably due to incompatibilities, the audio virtual capture device is causing FFmpeg to completely freeze up.  That's what I get for not testing more often.  I have no idea how long the problem has existed so it could go back to the Anniversary edition.  Unfortunately, there's not much I can do about this until or unless the developer updates the DLL.  Recording via the sound card/hardware audio devices still seems to work as expected, but the ability to record anything playing through the sound card is broken.  You can still use your sound card's
"Stereo Mix"/"What You Hear"
option if it has that capability to achieve similar results, but the primary reason for creating Virtual Recorder was for cards especially on laptops that do not have that feature.  My apologies.  I will of course post a fix if the DLL is ever updated, but considering that the last release was made three years ago, I won't be holding my breath.


Re: best programme to burn cd's

Carlos
 

I don't know that we can ever guarantee whether something is the best or most accessible, but CDBurnerXP
works well and is accessible.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2017 7:39 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] best programme to burn cd's

what is the best and most accessible with jaws programme for burning cd's?
thanks
shirley

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