Date   

Malware Bytes tray application Problem Fixed

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi All,
 
This invisible screen issue has been fixed in the latest MWB update!  The download link is below:
 
 
Unzip & run this update over your installed version, reboot, & that damn MWB Tray Application / invisible screen to sighted people screen is gone!  YAY!  LOL 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.


Re: Cassette Recorders

Allen West
 

tThanks All for all the responses. I did see the $20 tape player on
Amazon. I was not sure about the recording quality. My friend is just
learning to use a computer. In so far as cost, he says that that is no
issue. I will see him on Saturday. I will give him some suggestions
based on a few I saw here.

Thanks

Allen

On 12/11/17, Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...> wrote:
I forget the name of it. But I got a USB tape player off of amazon for $20.
I used it with audacity audio editor which is free and accessible to
digitize all of my old tapes. Audacity can even take the old 4-track tapes
and with some editing on your part you can turn each track of the 4 track
cassette into its own mp3 file. I had to do this with the 2xl robot tapes
that came with the 2xl robot toy.


Sent from Mail for Windows 10

From: Allen West
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 22:03
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

Hi All,

I have a friend that has been collecting old time radio shows since
1974. He wants to digitize all of his tapes. We went online to look at
cassette players that would allow tapes to be converted to MP3. Has
anyone used any of these players? If so, can you recommend one that is
accessible? I don't want to have him order one only to find that it is
not.

Thanks

Allen





Re: J18.4354 Update Download Links + What's New

Jeffrey Schwartz
 

Michael,

Seems that the only significant issue in this update is that it is said to have OCR capabilities for reading pdf documents and those scanned in or introduced by Pearl, which vfo seems to be getting rid of at the fastest possible rate. 

Jeff

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] J18.4354 Update Download Links + What's New

 

Hi All,

An update for Jaws 18 was released today as well.  Below are the download
links + what's new in this release, which isn't much of an update:

32 Bit:

http://jaws18.vfo.digital/4534TYNN63/J18.0.4534enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://jaws18.vfo.digital/4534TYNN63/J18.0.4534enu-x64.exe

Enhancements in JAWS 18.0.4534 (December 2017)
This update addresses a couple issues that were discovered shortly after the
release of the December 2017 update.

list of 2 items
. Resolved an issue where the Password field on the Windows 10 logon screen
was being announced multiple times.
. Addressed an issue where JAWS was speaking on the login screen even when
configured not to start at logon.
list end

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the
end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.


J18.4354 Update Download Links + What's New

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,

An update for Jaws 18 was released today as well.  Below are the download
links + what's new in this release, which isn't much of an update:

32 Bit:

http://jaws18.vfo.digital/4534TYNN63/J18.0.4534enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://jaws18.vfo.digital/4534TYNN63/J18.0.4534enu-x64.exe

Enhancements in JAWS 18.0.4534 (December 2017)
This update addresses a couple issues that were discovered shortly after the
release of the December 2017 update.

list of 2 items
. Resolved an issue where the Password field on the Windows 10 logon screen
was being announced multiple times.
. Addressed an issue where JAWS was speaking on the login screen even when
configured not to start at logon.
list end

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the
end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.


J2018.1712.10 Update Direct Download Links + What's New

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi All,

Here's todays J2018 update download links & what's new in this release:

32 Bit:

http://jaws2018.vfo.digital/171210AXV34T/J2018.1712.10enu-x86.exe

64 Bit:

http://jaws2018.vfo.digital/171210AXV34T/J2018.1712.10enu-x64.exe

Enhancements in JAWS 2018.1712.10 (December 2017)
The following is a list of improvements made between the initial JAWS 2018
release and the December 2017 update.

Screen Shade for Additional Privacy

For additional privacy, use the JAWS Screen Shade to prevent others from
seeing what you are typing or reading by turning the screen black. This
feature
is available in Windows 10 and Windows 8.

To turn on the Screen Shade, press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by the
PRINTSCREEN key, or triple tap with three fingers on a touch screen.
Alternatively,
Screen Shade can be toggled on or off using Quick Settings (INSERT+V). Once
enabled, the contents of your screen can no longer be seen. The Screen Shade
remains active until toggled back off, or JAWS is restarted. Screen Shade
can also be turned off by doing a right mouse click.

Note: Screen Shade is strictly a privacy feature and will not increase the
battery life on a laptop or tablet. Additionally, Screen Shade is only
available
when JAWS is running by itself. It cannot be used when running Fusion, or
when running JAWS together with ZoomText or MAGic.

Speech On Demand

Speech On Demand is a feature that allows you to limit the amount of JAWS
speech you hear as you navigate windows and documents or perform other
actions
using hot keys. By default, when using Speech On Demand, JAWS only announces
actions that are associated with a limited set of hot keys. In addition,
mouse
echo and typing echo are still available, which allows JAWS to read text
that you point to with the mouse pointer and speak characters and words as
you
type. You can quickly toggle between Speech On Demand and full speech using
a convenient layered command, or even make Speech On Demand the default
speech
mode when JAWS starts.

For JAWS users who rely heavily on Braille or for users of Fusion that can
see well enough to use the screen for tracking focus, too much speech can be
overwhelming while navigating using the keyboard and mouse. However, users
still want to be able to use speech to read once they have moved to a
location
on the screen, or just checking a Window Title, column heading in a table or
spread sheet, or even reading the time from the System tray. In both these
situations, Speech On Demand can be very helpful. You will find that
switching applications with ALT+TAB or using ARROW keys to move through a
document
are silenced. Speech is only triggered when using a limited set of reading
commands such as speaking the current character, word, line, paragraph, or
doing
a Say All.

Layered commands to toggle the feature:

list of 2 items
. Press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by S to toggle the speech mode between Full
Speech and either Speech On Demand (the default) or Mute speech. Focus
braille
display users can also press RIGHT SHIFT+M (DOTS 1-3-4) to toggle between
Speech On Demand and Full Speech.
. Press INSERT+SPACEBAR followed by SHIFT+S while Full Speech is disabled to
toggle between Speech On Demand and Mute speech.
list end

By default, JAWS always returns to Full Speech when restarted after these
keystrokes have been used. To make permanent changes to the default
settings,
do the following:

list of 10 items
1. Press INSERT+F2, and select Settings Center.
2. If you want changes to only apply to a particular application, select it
from the Application list. Otherwise, press CTRL+SHIFT+D to load the default
settings file.
3. In the tree view, expand the Speech Options group.
4. Press the SPACEBAR on Speech Mode to change the default choice between
Less Speech or Full Speech. Full Speech is selected by default.
5. Press the SPACEBAR on Less Speech Options to change the default choice
between Mute Speech or Speech On Demand. Speech On Demand is selected by
default.
6. Expand the Speech On Demand Options group.
7. If you do not want any reading hot keys to speak with Speech On Demand
active, use the SPACEBAR to clear the Allow Reading Commands check box.
Reading
commands are spoken by default.
8. If JAWS Mouse Echo is enabled and you want to hear text as you move the
mouse with Speech On Demand active, use the SPACEBAR to select the Allow
Mouse
Echo checkbox. This checkbox is cleared by default.
9. If JAWS Typing Echo is set to Characters, Words, or Characters and Words
and you want to hear what you are typing with Speech On Demand active, use
the SPACEBAR to select the Allow Typing Echo check box. This checkbox is
cleared by default.
10. Choose OK to save your changes and close Settings Center.
list end

See the What's New topic in the JAWS Help for a complete list of the preset
designated reading commands available in Speech On Demand.

JAWS
list of 13 items
. When JAWS is configured to start at the login screen and after logon,
addressed an issue in the Windows 10 Fall Creators' update where JAWS was
not working
as expected if the "Use my sign in info to automatically finish setting up
my device after update or restart" option is enabled.
. Resolved an issue where the Password field on the Windows 10 logon screen
was being announced multiple times.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS was blocking the Windows shut down in the
Fall Creators' update.
. If Smart Navigation is set to Controls or Controls and Tables, which
offers a more efficient way to navigate in web-based applications by
treating most
controls as a single unit when navigating by character or word, headings are
no longer treated as a single navigation unit. This allows you to review the
contents of the heading using LEFT or RIGHT ARROW and CTRL+LEFT or
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW as well as select text just like in paragraphs. Smart
Navigation is
off by default and can be configured through the Startup Wizard located in
the JAWS Help menu, or toggled using the layered command INSERT+SPACEBAR
followed
by X.
. JAWS no longer says "cell" when reading the current line in a table with
Smart Navigation set to Controls or Controls and Tables. You will now hear a
slight pause to indicate a cell break.
. Addressed a customer reported issue with the USPS Tracking Research It
Lookup source not displaying results for a tracking number as expected.
. Due to major changes with the WebMD website, the Health search on WebMD
Research It lookup source has been removed as it can no longer search and
retreive
results from this service.
. Resolved an issue where pressing INSERT+A twice quickly in the Windows 10
File Explorer was not displaying the contents of the address bar in the
Virtual
Viewer as expected.
. Resolved issues with JAWS not reading correctly in a Windows 10 Command
Prompt window.
. JAWS now announces the All Day check box when creating a new appointment
in the Windows 10 calendar.
. Resolved multiple issues with using JAWS with the Windows 10 Calculator in
the Fall Creators' update.
. If a Korean Vocalizer Expressive Voice is installed, resolved a customer
reported issue where JAWS was not automatically switching to the Korean
voice
on a web page containing Korean content.
. Addressed issues with a couple Research It lookup sources in the French
version of JAWS not displaying results as expected.
list end

Kindle for PC
list of 1 items
. Amazon Kindle books can contain links to other parts of the book or to
other content on the web. JAWS now indicates when text is a link and allows
you
to press ENTER or the SPACEBAR to activate the link.
list end

Microsoft Office
list of 6 items
. Addressed an issue where JAWS was not announcing auto-complete information
when typing email addresses in the Windows 10 Fall Creators' update of
Outlook
365.
. When typing a name in the header fields of a message in Outlook 365, JAWS
now plays a sound to indicate when the auto-complete list opens and closes.
While the list is open, UP and DOWN ARROW navigates the auto-complete
suggestions and pressing INSERT+UP ARROW now reads the currrently selected
name and
email address.
. When using DOWN ARROW to move through a Word document containing graphics,
addressed a customer reported issue where JAWS was not always consistently
indicating when focus moved to a graphic.
. When using AutoSum in Excel 365, addressed a customer reported issue where
JAWS was not automatically reading the default range when pressing
ALT+EQUALS.
. If the virtual ribbon is active, resolved a customer reported issue where
various split buttons were not being displayed when navigating Office
ribbons.
. Resolved an issue in Outlook 365 when in the "To:" field and trying to
type in addresses for your message.
list end

Web Browsers
list of 9 items
. Continued improvements to JAWS performance with Edge. These include
addressing issues with JAWS not always indicating headings and links on
various pages
as well as adding support for automatically announcing notifications such as
when you download a file.
. If you switch to the JAWS application window from Edge, resolved a
customer reported issue where you could not access any JAWS options.
. Addressed an issue with JAWS losing the current position on a web page in
Chrome when switching to another application and then back.
. Addressed a customer reported issue where JAWS was not reading as expected
when navigating a parrticular ARIA menu.
. JAWS no longer incorrectly turns on Forms Mode when a toggle button is
activated, even if Forms Mode is set to Manual.
. When selecting and copying text from a web page in Internet Explorer for
pasting into another application, resolved an issue where the wrong text was
sometimes being pasted.
. Resolved an issue where JAWS was not identifying combo boxes as expected
in Chrome.
. Resolved an issue in Chrome where JAWS was saying "clickable" even on
areas of a page that did not contain links.
. Resolved a customer reported issue with a web page that displays math
content using role="math" not being displayed correctly in braille.
list end

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the
end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.


Re: disabling Cortana

Steve Matzura
 

On 12/12/2017 7:45 PM, Jeffrey Schwartz wrote:

My new version of office has this useless feature.  If one says Hey, Cortana a voice is activated supposedly to answer questions.  It is good for time and weather, but useless for anything else.  At times when I’m typing, it hears jaws and goes into action disrupting what I’m doing and often taking  me to the internet.  It’s a real pain to get out of it and back to my original document.

Any suggestions appreciated.

Jeff



disabling Cortana

Jeffrey Schwartz
 

My new version of office has this useless feature.  If one says Hey, Cortana a voice is activated supposedly to answer questions.  It is good for time and weather, but useless for anything else.  At times when I’m typing, it hears jaws and goes into action disrupting what I’m doing and often taking  me to the internet.  It’s a real pain to get out of it and back to my original document.

Any suggestions appreciated.

Jeff


Need Help with Filters in T-Bird

Steve Matzura
 

I am trying to set up filter rules in Thunderbird and have a question. I created a folder as a subfolder of the top-level folder for the email address for which I want filters applied. Next, I found a message that I want to filter into the newly created folder. Next, I opened the Filters dialog on the Tools menu and pressed New. All the questions in the dialog made sense until I came to the combo box for moving the filtered message to the new folder. The drop-down list contained only top-level email address folders, not the one I just created. How do I choose that new folder? A follow-on question: Did I create the filter folder in the wrong place? In other words, should that new folder have been created under Local Folders, not the top-level folder for the email address?


Thanks in advance for any help on this. I


Re: Cassette Recorders

Gene
 

So you have a machine to play the recordings and they are all single track recordings, as I understand matters.  Are you using a desktop or a laptop computer?  If you are using a laptop, you may have to buy an external sound card.  Then you will need a recording program.  It sounds as though MP3 Direct Cut would be good for what you are doing.  and, if you don't have one, you will need a patch cord to connect the recorder, from its earphone jack to the sound card. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 4:32 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

i have purchased my own 4 track tape. by a p h. i live in pakistan so it is not provided by n l s. my notes are in cacets i want to degitalize them.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 3:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

The question says that the person has four track tapes but he/she didn't specify what is meant.  The most likely meaning is that they are tapes recorded by a library for the blind.  We don't know what library service it is and whether the library of Congress format is used.  We can give general directions for recording tapes but without knowing more, we can't specifically address the format well.  And we don't know if the tapes are recorded at the standard speed or at 15/16, as Library of Congress tapes are.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:36 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

Gene

 

Yes, you mentioned four track tapes and I thought that you were referring to those once used by the NLS.

Jeff

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

 

Are you talking about library books recorded on four separate tracks? 

 

Gene

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

From: iram shabbir

Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 1:18 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

 

i have 4 track tape kindly guide me how to digitize the casits. regards

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

Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:12 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

 

What is the robot toy?

 

Thanks,

 

On Dec 11, 2017, at 8:56 PM, Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...> wrote:

 

I forget the name of it. But I got a USB tape player off of amazon for $20. I used it with audacity audio editor which is free and accessible to digitize all of my old tapes. Audacity can even take the old 4-track tapes and with some editing on your part you can turn each track of the 4 track cassette into its own mp3 file. I had to do this with the 2xl robot tapes that came with the 2xl robot toy. 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

From: Allen West
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 22:03
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

Hi All,

I have a friend that has been collecting old time radio shows since

1974. He wants to digitize all of his tapes. We went online to look at

cassette players that would allow tapes to be converted to MP3. Has

anyone used any of these players? If so, can you recommend one that is

accessible? I don't want to have him order one only to find that it is

not.

Thanks

Allen

 


Re: Starting up Windows in Target Disk Mode

Blaster
 

I'm not a MAC user, so I can't help you with the first part of your
question, However, You can download Carlos's talking Windows 10 PE
installer to help you with reinstalling windows 10 without sighted
assistance.

HTH,
Blaster

On 12/12/17, Sharon Hooley <shooley42@...> wrote:
Hi,

I'm trying to go back to Windows 10 via Bootcamp target disk mode. On my
Macbook Air, apparently still in El Capitan. I've given up on VMWARE
Fusion, cleaned up with Clean My Mac 3. Now, what I remember from before
is that, after I unlock to make the change and restart it in target disk
mode, I press the left arrow key and then press enter. It seems that
nothing happens. Am I missing something, or do I need to reinstall Windows
from my flash drive? If so, is there a way I can do this accessibly, or
will I need sighted help?

Thanks,



Sharon H.



Is there a start up sound for sound for JAWS or a way to enable one?

 

Sent from my iPhone hi guys,
I was just wondering does anybody know if there is anyway to enable a start up sound for jaws?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Ashley


Re: Cassette Recorders

iram shabbir
 

i have purchased my own 4 track tape. by a p h. i live in pakistan so it is not provided by n l s. my notes are in cacets i want to degitalize them.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 3:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

The question says that the person has four track tapes but he/she didn't specify what is meant.  The most likely meaning is that they are tapes recorded by a library for the blind.  We don't know what library service it is and whether the library of Congress format is used.  We can give general directions for recording tapes but without knowing more, we can't specifically address the format well.  And we don't know if the tapes are recorded at the standard speed or at 15/16, as Library of Congress tapes are.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:36 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

Gene

 

Yes, you mentioned four track tapes and I thought that you were referring to those once used by the NLS.

Jeff

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

 

Are you talking about library books recorded on four separate tracks? 

 

Gene

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

From: iram shabbir

Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 1:18 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

 

i have 4 track tape kindly guide me how to digitize the casits. regards

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

Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:12 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

 

What is the robot toy?

 

Thanks,

 

On Dec 11, 2017, at 8:56 PM, Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...> wrote:

 

I forget the name of it. But I got a USB tape player off of amazon for $20. I used it with audacity audio editor which is free and accessible to digitize all of my old tapes. Audacity can even take the old 4-track tapes and with some editing on your part you can turn each track of the 4 track cassette into its own mp3 file. I had to do this with the 2xl robot tapes that came with the 2xl robot toy. 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

From: Allen West
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 22:03
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

Hi All,

I have a friend that has been collecting old time radio shows since

1974. He wants to digitize all of his tapes. We went online to look at

cassette players that would allow tapes to be converted to MP3. Has

anyone used any of these players? If so, can you recommend one that is

accessible? I don't want to have him order one only to find that it is

not.

Thanks

Allen

 


Starting up Windows in Target Disk Mode

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

I'm trying to go back to Windows 10 via Bootcamp target disk mode. On my Macbook Air, apparently still in El Capitan. I've given up on VMWARE Fusion, cleaned up with Clean My Mac 3. Now, what I remember from before is that, after I unlock to make the change and restart it in target disk mode, I press the left arrow key and then press enter. It seems that nothing happens. Am I missing something, or do I need to reinstall Windows from my flash drive? If so, is there a way I can do this accessibly, or will I need sighted help?

Thanks,



Sharon H.


Re: Cassette Recorders

Gene
 

The question says that the person has four track tapes but he/she didn't specify what is meant.  The most likely meaning is that they are tapes recorded by a library for the blind.  We don't know what library service it is and whether the library of Congress format is used.  We can give general directions for recording tapes but without knowing more, we can't specifically address the format well.  And we don't know if the tapes are recorded at the standard speed or at 15/16, as Library of Congress tapes are.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:36 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

Gene

 

Yes, you mentioned four track tapes and I thought that you were referring to those once used by the NLS.

Jeff

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

 

Are you talking about library books recorded on four separate tracks? 

 

Gene

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

From: iram shabbir

Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 1:18 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

 

i have 4 track tape kindly guide me how to digitize the casits. regards

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

Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:12 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

 

What is the robot toy?

 

Thanks,

 

On Dec 11, 2017, at 8:56 PM, Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...> wrote:

 

I forget the name of it. But I got a USB tape player off of amazon for $20. I used it with audacity audio editor which is free and accessible to digitize all of my old tapes. Audacity can even take the old 4-track tapes and with some editing on your part you can turn each track of the 4 track cassette into its own mp3 file. I had to do this with the 2xl robot tapes that came with the 2xl robot toy. 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

From: Allen West
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 22:03
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

Hi All,

I have a friend that has been collecting old time radio shows since

1974. He wants to digitize all of his tapes. We went online to look at

cassette players that would allow tapes to be converted to MP3. Has

anyone used any of these players? If so, can you recommend one that is

accessible? I don't want to have him order one only to find that it is

not.

Thanks

Allen

 


Re: turntables or Cassette Recorders

Gene
 

I've read some reviews but I'm not particularly knowledgeable in the area.  It appears to me that many are ceramic.  Do a Google search for something like turntables for digitizing records review and see what you find.  You will probably find individual reviews of products and general surveys.  My impression is that most of these units are poor quality. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:23 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] turntables or Cassette Recorders

seems like we're talking mostly about turntables even though the subject says Cassette Recorders.
 
My wondering is:  in those USB turntables you can buy now-a-days, is the cartrage one of ceramic or magnetic.  I've seen some at very good prices but I don't want one with a ceramic cartrage.
 
Howard
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:27 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

I should say that my first message was talking about turntables.  I should have talked about cassette decks in my first message along with the turntable comments.  Again, if you are saying that decks need to be built like tanks to be good for transcribing tapes, that isn't the case.  As technology for accuracy of motor operation became increasingly lower in price, cassette decks were built lighter.  It may be that the old, heavy decks held up better under heavy use, I don't know.  But there were good decks you could get later in the cassette era that were much lighter and performed very well. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:22 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

Yes; if I am going to digitize tapes or records, I will hook up my tape deck, or my technics turntable.  Pam.
 
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders
 
I never get USB anything for turntables. You'd be better off getting a vintage deck from the 70's to the early 80's up to around 1982 when they were still built like tanks.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:30 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders
 
Yes, I agree with you on that.  And I feel the same way about turntables, too.  I wouldn’t get one of those USB things, because I don’t know how good it is.  And I’m fussy about turntables and records and sound.  Pam.
 
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 11:07 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders
 
personally, if you are going to get a pc involved, I would use a decent quality tape deck and feed it in to the line-in on your soundcard.
 
Simon
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:56 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders
 

I forget the name of it. But I got a USB tape player off of amazon for $20. I used it with audacity audio editor which is free and accessible to digitize all of my old tapes. Audacity can even take the old 4-track tapes and with some editing on your part you can turn each track of the 4 track cassette into its own mp3 file. I had to do this with the 2xl robot tapes that came with the 2xl robot toy.

 

 

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From: Allen West
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 22:03
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

 

Hi All,

 

I have a friend that has been collecting old time radio shows since

1974. He wants to digitize all of his tapes. We went online to look at

cassette players that would allow tapes to be converted to MP3. Has

anyone used any of these players? If so, can you recommend one that is

accessible? I don't want to have him order one only to find that it is

not.

 

Thanks

 

Allen

 

 

 


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Re: Cassette Recorders

Jeffrey Schwartz
 

Gene

 

Yes, you mentioned four track tapes and I thought that you were referring to those once used by the NLS.

Jeff

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

 

Are you talking about library books recorded on four separate tracks? 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 1:18 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

 

i have 4 track tape kindly guide me how to digitize the casits. regards

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

Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:12 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

 

What is the robot toy?

 

Thanks,

 

On Dec 11, 2017, at 8:56 PM, Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...> wrote:

 

I forget the name of it. But I got a USB tape player off of amazon for $20. I used it with audacity audio editor which is free and accessible to digitize all of my old tapes. Audacity can even take the old 4-track tapes and with some editing on your part you can turn each track of the 4 track cassette into its own mp3 file. I had to do this with the 2xl robot tapes that came with the 2xl robot toy. 

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From: Allen West
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 22:03
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

Hi All,

I have a friend that has been collecting old time radio shows since

1974. He wants to digitize all of his tapes. We went online to look at

cassette players that would allow tapes to be converted to MP3. Has

anyone used any of these players? If so, can you recommend one that is

accessible? I don't want to have him order one only to find that it is

not.

Thanks

Allen

 


Re: turntables or Cassette Recorders

Byron Stephens
 


Most of these cheap specials you find are the viny shredders aka saramic cartriges. You get some that are diamond but those are few and far between in that range for stuff out today, unless you go very pricey like a pro-ject carbon that needs an external preamp.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 1:23 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] turntables or Cassette Recorders

seems like we're talking mostly about turntables even though the subject says Cassette Recorders.
 
My wondering is:  in those USB turntables you can buy now-a-days, is the cartrage one of ceramic or magnetic.  I've seen some at very good prices but I don't want one with a ceramic cartrage.
 
Howard
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:27 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

I should say that my first message was talking about turntables.  I should have talked about cassette decks in my first message along with the turntable comments.  Again, if you are saying that decks need to be built like tanks to be good for transcribing tapes, that isn't the case.  As technology for accuracy of motor operation became increasingly lower in price, cassette decks were built lighter.  It may be that the old, heavy decks held up better under heavy use, I don't know.  But there were good decks you could get later in the cassette era that were much lighter and performed very well. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:22 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

Yes; if I am going to digitize tapes or records, I will hook up my tape deck, or my technics turntable.  Pam.
 
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders
 
I never get USB anything for turntables. You'd be better off getting a vintage deck from the 70's to the early 80's up to around 1982 when they were still built like tanks.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:30 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders
 
Yes, I agree with you on that.  And I feel the same way about turntables, too.  I wouldn’t get one of those USB things, because I don’t know how good it is.  And I’m fussy about turntables and records and sound.  Pam.
 
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 11:07 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders
 
personally, if you are going to get a pc involved, I would use a decent quality tape deck and feed it in to the line-in on your soundcard.
 
Simon
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:56 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders
 

I forget the name of it. But I got a USB tape player off of amazon for $20. I used it with audacity audio editor which is free and accessible to digitize all of my old tapes. Audacity can even take the old 4-track tapes and with some editing on your part you can turn each track of the 4 track cassette into its own mp3 file. I had to do this with the 2xl robot tapes that came with the 2xl robot toy.

 

 

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From: Allen West
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 22:03
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

 

Hi All,

 

I have a friend that has been collecting old time radio shows since

1974. He wants to digitize all of his tapes. We went online to look at

cassette players that would allow tapes to be converted to MP3. Has

anyone used any of these players? If so, can you recommend one that is

accessible? I don't want to have him order one only to find that it is

not.

 

Thanks

 

Allen

 

 

 


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Re: TIME TO LIGHT UP?

Blaster
 

I just had the chance to hook up a Philips HUE bridge and a couple of
smart light bulbs and it works very well. This of course was in Apple
and Alexa land, but I think they have an android and google version.
The phone is only needed to assign an identity to each found smart
bulb. I named one Living Room and another Hallway. Then I linked it to
Amazon alexa using the Philips phone app. I then had to accept the
link on the amazon side and that was it. Now they can say "alexa turn
on or off the living room light". or "dim the living room light by
25%". The phone app also allows for remote control of the lights, so
you can check to see if you forgot to turn them off, or have them turn
on before you get back home.

This will totally do what you want, I hope they have an android equivalent.
HTH,
Blaster


On 12/12/17, Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
<ukekearuaro@...> wrote:
Hello All:

Ok, not a good subject header as I am doubly multitasking!

Anyway, I need to light up my office space at home. I am a DAMNED lazy
bum,
I don't want to walk over and turn a switch or two to turn the lights off
and on. I've been thinking about deploying a FLOOR LAMP using either a
bluetooth or Wi-Fi-Powered L E D bulb. Then, using my voice, I want to be
able to issue the command to turn the lights on or off when appropriate.

I've attempted some searches on the web, but I keep falling short and I
think I shouldn't share my findings especially since I wasn't too happy
with
the results! Of course, it's possible that I kept getting the syntax all
wrong again and again.

So, based on the foregoing, anyone in the house doing this? I welcome
advice and invaluable suggestions on what to serch for 'cause I don't want
to make a wrong purchase. Oh, I'm in the Android world, GoogleAssistant or
GoogleMini when I grab the latter from underneath some Christmas tree will
serve me well. Thanks for all help with this one!!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado






turntables or Cassette Recorders

Howard Traxler <howard@...>
 


seems like we're talking mostly about turntables even though the subject says Cassette Recorders.
 
My wondering is:  in those USB turntables you can buy now-a-days, is the cartrage one of ceramic or magnetic.  I've seen some at very good prices but I don't want one with a ceramic cartrage.
 
Howard

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:27 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

I should say that my first message was talking about turntables.  I should have talked about cassette decks in my first message along with the turntable comments.  Again, if you are saying that decks need to be built like tanks to be good for transcribing tapes, that isn't the case.  As technology for accuracy of motor operation became increasingly lower in price, cassette decks were built lighter.  It may be that the old, heavy decks held up better under heavy use, I don't know.  But there were good decks you could get later in the cassette era that were much lighter and performed very well. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:22 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

Yes; if I am going to digitize tapes or records, I will hook up my tape deck, or my technics turntable.  Pam.
 
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 2:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders
 
I never get USB anything for turntables. You'd be better off getting a vintage deck from the 70's to the early 80's up to around 1982 when they were still built like tanks.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:30 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders
 
Yes, I agree with you on that.  And I feel the same way about turntables, too.  I wouldn’t get one of those USB things, because I don’t know how good it is.  And I’m fussy about turntables and records and sound.  Pam.
 
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 11:07 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders
 
personally, if you are going to get a pc involved, I would use a decent quality tape deck and feed it in to the line-in on your soundcard.
 
Simon
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:56 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders
 

I forget the name of it. But I got a USB tape player off of amazon for $20. I used it with audacity audio editor which is free and accessible to digitize all of my old tapes. Audacity can even take the old 4-track tapes and with some editing on your part you can turn each track of the 4 track cassette into its own mp3 file. I had to do this with the 2xl robot tapes that came with the 2xl robot toy.

 

 

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From: Allen West
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 22:03
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

 

Hi All,

 

I have a friend that has been collecting old time radio shows since

1974. He wants to digitize all of his tapes. We went online to look at

cassette players that would allow tapes to be converted to MP3. Has

anyone used any of these players? If so, can you recommend one that is

accessible? I don't want to have him order one only to find that it is

not.

 

Thanks

 

Allen

 

 

 


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Re: Cassette Recorders

Jeffrey Schwartz
 

The new breed of turntables have a low mass arm which rides gently on the vinyl.  Some are otherwise rather heavy for the stability  of the unit.  Some folks place their turntables on very  heavy “boards” for stability and sometimes    folks also use four cushioned unitsone in each corner to further stabilize the turntable.  We’ve come a long way since the time when some people taped a nickel to   the end of the arm so that it would go through the scratches.  By the way, the NLS Library for the blind has not used four track cassettes for many years.  They now use digital “disks”.  The best way to use their books is to   download them from a web site, Bard, and transfer them to a book reader, I use a Victor from humanware.

They site has every book as opposed to the library which often has the best books out.

 

Jeff

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

 

Not necessarily.  From what I've read, most of the USB equipment meant for digitizing records is of low quality.  But it doesn't matter if a turntable is built like a tank for reasons I'll discuss.  Also, low mass tone arms, which came into wide use later than the turntables you are discussing gave far better sound than many or perhaps most of the older turntables.  I don't know if this is true, but I would think that in the early eighties, you could spend a lot of money for a very good tone arm and get that kind of sound.  But the cost would have been far more than most stereo listeners would have wanted to pay.  I would get something with a low mass tone arm unless I could get some sort of audiofile turntable with that kind of expensive arm.  I've had the kind of built like a tank turntables with the typical arms used then, and my records sounded dramatically better with a low mass tone arm with a turntable that wasn't built like a tank.  Also, you don't need the same kind of very heavy construction you did back then for the same level of accuracy of speed.  Technology to cause motors to run very accurately became low priced enough to use in reasonably good turntables and in better quality ones, of course.  So you didn't need nearly as heavy turntable platters.  . 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 1:47 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

 

I never get USB anything for turntables. You'd be better off getting a vintage deck from the 70's to the early 80's up to around 1982 when they were still built like tanks.

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

Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:30 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

 

Yes, I agree with you on that.  And I feel the same way about turntables, too.  I wouldn’t get one of those USB things, because I don’t know how good it is.  And I’m fussy about turntables and records and sound.  Pam.

 

Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 11:07 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

 

personally, if you are going to get a pc involved, I would use a decent quality tape deck and feed it in to the line-in on your soundcard.

 

Simon

 

 

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

Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:56 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

 

I forget the name of it. But I got a USB tape player off of amazon for $20. I used it with audacity audio editor which is free and accessible to digitize all of my old tapes. Audacity can even take the old 4-track tapes and with some editing on your part you can turn each track of the 4 track cassette into its own mp3 file. I had to do this with the 2xl robot tapes that came with the 2xl robot toy.

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Allen West
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 22:03
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Cassette Recorders

 

Hi All,

 

I have a friend that has been collecting old time radio shows since

1974. He wants to digitize all of his tapes. We went online to look at

cassette players that would allow tapes to be converted to MP3. Has

anyone used any of these players? If so, can you recommend one that is

accessible? I don't want to have him order one only to find that it is

not.

 

Thanks

 

Allen

 

 

 

 

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