Date   

Re: Braille Displays

Joe Orozco
 

The great thing about Humanware products is the ability to pay in
installments. I don’t think APH offers this flexibility. If I can
throw one more product into the mix, it would be the new Braille Sense
6 from HIMS. It’s far and away the most expensive of the displays
mentioned here at $5,795, but HIMS now also offers payment plans.

Here’s the link in case it’s of interest:

https://hims-inc.com/bs6

Best,

Joe

On 3/31/21, Abbie Taylor <abbietaylor945@...> wrote:
The Brailliant BI 20X does open Word files, but if you edit them, it saves
them as text files. I hope that helps.
--

Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...






Re: Win10 version 1909 end of servicing.

Gene
 

Which means that it is still receiving security and stability updates. Therefore, there is no security reason to upgrade at this time. the other computer should be there long before support stops.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 1:51 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io'
Subject: [TechTalk] Win10 version 1909 end of servicing.

Hi Everyone,
Well, I just came across this article, and thought I would share, as some especially Jim might be interested in knowing.

Windows 10, version 1909 end of servicing (Home and Pro)
Published: February 11, 2021
Windows 10,
version 1909 will reach the end of servicing on May 11, 2021. This applies to the following editions of Windows 10 released in November of 2019:
list of 4 items
. Windows 10 Home, version 1909
. Windows 10 Pro, version 1909
. Windows 10 Pro Education, version 1909
. Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, version 1909
These editions will no longer receive security updates after May 11, 2021. Customers who contact Microsoft Support after this date will be directed to
update their device to the
latest version
of Windows 10 to remain supported.


https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/announcements/windows-10-1909-end-of-servicing


Janet
Peace Be With You.


Brave Browser Beta!

Janet
 

Hi Everyone,
Well, as you can tell I'm reading once again. I came across this, and this does sound quite interesting to me, as Brave is my favorite browser. I'm seriously thinking about becoming a Beta Tester, and some of you just might think about it too. I copied and pasted the info below. Be sure to take a peak.

Hello Brave Community,
The Brave team is always trying to find ways to improve our product and create a more enjoyable user experience for all of you. One of the most common ways we (as well as most other software developers) go about ensuring the quality and integrity of fixes/new features in the browser is by sending them through the release pipeline. This ensures that new changes to the browser have had a chance to be rigorously tested and adjusted so that issues can be addressed before they make it to the Brave stable release.

While we do a lot of testing and quality assurance all on our own, we also rely on our users to help spot new issues and report on what's not working. However, we have recently noticed a gap in this process that we would like to address. Out of all Brave builds, it appears that we have the fewest active users on our Beta build-a key stop in the development pipeline. Brave Beta is the final stop before new code gets pushed into Brave's stable release, which is the version available for download from brave.com, and the daily driver for most Brave browser users.

As such, we need as many eyes on Beta as possible to test and report bugs/problems in the build, allowing us to make the necessary adjustments and remove any issues before they are pushed to the majority of our user base. It is also important to note that installing Brave Beta will not overwrite any Brave installations you have on your device currently, nor will any of your associated browsing data be overwritten. All Brave browser builds are designed to run in parallel with one another (they can all run at the same time).

If you want to help Brave provide the best possible experience for its users, we invite you to try Brave beta today and share your feedback. You can download Brave Beta at
Download Brave Beta | Brave Browser
The Brave browser is a fast, private and secure web browser for PC, Mac and mobile. Download now to enjoy a faster ad-free browsing experience that saves data and battery life by blocking tracking software.
You can provide feedback on the build, and report any issues or bugs on our Beta Builds section here on Community.


https://community.brave.com/


Janet

Peace Be With You.


Win10 version 1909 end of servicing.

Janet
 

Hi Everyone,
Well, I just came across this article, and thought I would share, as some especially Jim might be interested in knowing.

Windows 10, version 1909 end of servicing (Home and Pro)
Published: February 11, 2021
Windows 10,
version 1909 will reach the end of servicing on May 11, 2021. This applies to the following editions of Windows 10 released in November of 2019:
list of 4 items
. Windows 10 Home, version 1909
. Windows 10 Pro, version 1909
. Windows 10 Pro Education, version 1909
. Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, version 1909
These editions will no longer receive security updates after May 11, 2021. Customers who contact Microsoft Support after this date will be directed to
update their device to the 
latest version
 of Windows 10 to remain supported.


https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/announcements/windows-10-1909-end-of-servicing


Janet
Peace Be With You.


Re: learning zoom

chris judge
 

Hi Heather.

 

Since you’ve been using zoom off your iPhone I’m assuming you already have an account?

 

Go to the zoom web site:

www.zoom.us

Sign in with your email and password. You’ll next want to download the zoom meetings client and install it. You should then be able to follow a zoom link in an email to join a meeting. It’s a good idea to go through your audio settings to make sure it’s set to automatically connect to audio when you join the meeting. You won’t need a camera unless you want meeting participants to see you.

 

Jaws has better support for zoom than NVDA does if using jaws 2020 or 2021, There is also a training webinar on the freedom scientific web site that should give you all you need. Link is below.

using zoom with jaws

 

I hope this helps. Please feel to reach out should you have other questions.

 

Cheers.

 

Chris.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: April 3, 2021 12:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] learning zoom

 

Hello, I know how to use zoom  off my i-devices but, I am going to be taking a class that requires me to use zoom off my computer. So is there anyone who can show me how to use zoom off the pc? Do I need to download zoom as an app threw the windows store; is it better to use jaws or NVDA; I want to use the brave browser like I have been using. Do I need a camera I currently do not have a camera access off my pc. I have a headset wired or Bluetooth.

Thanks Heather

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: learning zoom

heather albright
 

Okay, is it the zoom rooms app from the Microsoft store? They had like three different zoom apps. Thanks  Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Saturday, April 3, 2021 11:40 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] learning zoom

 

No, when you open it you’ll need to download zoom first before you can get into your class.

John

 

 


Re: learning zoom

Gene
 

Any browser you use opens the Zoom Application which must be installed. There is no Zoom in the Brave Browser.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 11:29 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] learning zoom



Okay, they send me the link for the class meeting and it opens in brave but, I never downloaded the zoom utility, so is it using the zoom from the breave browser? I have both jaws 21 and NVDA latest, wich is best to use in zoom? Thanks Heather



Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 3, 2021 11:13 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] learning zoom





You don't need a camera. I don't know if you will get any message about not

having one but if you do you can respond and just use audio. When I enter a

Zoom meeting, there is a specific choice to use audio. Video isn't started

at that time.





Gene

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

From: heather albright

Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 10:54 AM

To: TechTalk@groups.io

Subject: [TechTalk] learning zoom







Hello, I know how to use zoom off my i-devices but, I am going to be taking

a class that requires me to use zoom off my computer. So is there anyone who

can show me how to use zoom off the pc? Do I need to download zoom as an app

threw the windows store; is it better to use jaws or NVDA; I want to use the

brave browser like I have been using. Do I need a camera I currently do not

have a camera access off my pc. I have a headset wired or Bluetooth.



Thanks Heather



Sent from Mail for Windows 10


Re: learning zoom

John Holcomb II
 

No, when you open it you’ll need to download zoom first before you can get into your class.

John

 


Re: learning zoom

John Holcomb II
 

Yeah its a it’s a program so no matter which version of Windows you use it'll just work.
Zoom is very consumer friendly and easy which is why its popularity has exploded.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 12:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] learning zoom

it doesn't matter wich browser you use. If all you want to do is participate and not host meetings, you don't need an account. You don't need to know much. You would download and install the Zoom application and you can do so directly from the Zoom site. It is an application, not an app. I don't know if there is a Windows 10 app but my impression is that those who use computers use the zoom application.

Once the app is installed, you can enter a meeting by using the link provided in the invitation message. You could launch Zoom by itself and put in the information but if the link is properly formed, just following the link will provide Zoom with all the information needed.

Once you download and install the app, people can send you common short cuts you may well want to use. I won't do so in this message.

I'm not sure which country you are in. it appears to me that there are different Zoom pages for different countries. I don't know if it matters for downloading an English version of the program, but I won't provide a link now.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 10:54 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] learning zoom



Hello, I know how to use zoom off my i-devices but, I am going to be taking
a class that requires me to use zoom off my computer. So is there anyone who
can show me how to use zoom off the pc? Do I need to download zoom as an app
threw the windows store; is it better to use jaws or NVDA; I want to use the
brave browser like I have been using. Do I need a camera I currently do not
have a camera access off my pc. I have a headset wired or Bluetooth.

Thanks Heather

Sent from Mail for Windows 10


Re: learning zoom

heather albright
 

Okay, they send me the link for the class meeting and it opens in brave but, I never downloaded the zoom utility, so is it using the zoom from the breave browser? I have both jaws 21 and NVDA latest, wich is best to use in zoom? Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 3, 2021 11:13 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] learning zoom

 

You don't need a camera.  I don't know if you will get any message about not

having one but if you do you can respond and just use audio.  When I enter a

Zoom meeting, there is a specific choice to use audio.  Video isn't started

at that time.

 

 

Gene

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

From: heather albright

Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 10:54 AM

To: TechTalk@groups.io

Subject: [TechTalk] learning zoom

 

 

 

Hello, I know how to use zoom  off my i-devices but, I am going to be taking

a class that requires me to use zoom off my computer. So is there anyone who

can show me how to use zoom off the pc? Do I need to download zoom as an app

threw the windows store; is it better to use jaws or NVDA; I want to use the

brave browser like I have been using. Do I need a camera I currently do not

have a camera access off my pc. I have a headset wired or Bluetooth.

 

Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: learning zoom

Gene
 

You don't need a camera. I don't know if you will get any message about not having one but if you do you can respond and just use audio. When I enter a Zoom meeting, there is a specific choice to use audio. Video isn't started at that time.


Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 10:54 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] learning zoom



Hello, I know how to use zoom off my i-devices but, I am going to be taking a class that requires me to use zoom off my computer. So is there anyone who can show me how to use zoom off the pc? Do I need to download zoom as an app threw the windows store; is it better to use jaws or NVDA; I want to use the brave browser like I have been using. Do I need a camera I currently do not have a camera access off my pc. I have a headset wired or Bluetooth.

Thanks Heather

Sent from Mail for Windows 10


Re: learning zoom

Gene
 

it doesn't matter wich browser you use. If all you want to do is participate and not host meetings, you don't need an account. You don't need to know much. You would download and install the Zoom application and you can do so directly from the Zoom site. It is an application, not an app. I don't know if there is a Windows 10 app but my impression is that those who use computers use the zoom application.

Once the app is installed, you can enter a meeting by using the link provided in the invitation message. You could launch Zoom by itself and put in the information but if the link is properly formed, just following the link will provide Zoom with all the information needed.

Once you download and install the app, people can send you common short cuts you may well want to use. I won't do so in this message.

I'm not sure which country you are in. it appears to me that there are different Zoom pages for different countries. I don't know if it matters for downloading an English version of the program, but I won't provide a link now.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 10:54 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] learning zoom



Hello, I know how to use zoom off my i-devices but, I am going to be taking a class that requires me to use zoom off my computer. So is there anyone who can show me how to use zoom off the pc? Do I need to download zoom as an app threw the windows store; is it better to use jaws or NVDA; I want to use the brave browser like I have been using. Do I need a camera I currently do not have a camera access off my pc. I have a headset wired or Bluetooth.

Thanks Heather

Sent from Mail for Windows 10


Re: learning zoom

 

Hi,
I have to use zoom for my classes. However, they use canvas which has a phone app. I do zoom on my phone and also login with my computer so that I have access to the chat with it--I just feel I have more control over things with them separate. I just talked with my teachers before hand so they knew what I was doing to let me in during class times with both names.

Melissa

On Apr 3, 2021, at 10:54 AM, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:



Hello, I know how to use zoom  off my i-devices but, I am going to be taking a class that requires me to use zoom off my computer. So is there anyone who can show me how to use zoom off the pc? Do I need to download zoom as an app threw the windows store; is it better to use jaws or NVDA; I want to use the brave browser like I have been using. Do I need a camera I currently do not have a camera access off my pc. I have a headset wired or Bluetooth.

Thanks Heather

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


learning zoom

heather albright
 

Hello, I know how to use zoom  off my i-devices but, I am going to be taking a class that requires me to use zoom off my computer. So is there anyone who can show me how to use zoom off the pc? Do I need to download zoom as an app threw the windows store; is it better to use jaws or NVDA; I want to use the brave browser like I have been using. Do I need a camera I currently do not have a camera access off my pc. I have a headset wired or Bluetooth.

Thanks Heather

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Enabling line-in in Windows 10

Gene
 

It appears to me that most people who aren't fanatical audiofiles but know good sound record from a preamp output. that is not to disparage fanatical audiofiles. Different people really care about different things. The phono preamp on my receiver is highly rated for its phono preamp output. Others may wish to comment on this, but I would think phono preamp outputs are in general flat or within whatever tolerance is expected.

I saw an interesting post in a forum today when I was looking up information on the question and it says that you can remove pops and clicks more accurately if you do so before applying the RIAA curve.
https://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=73005.0
I don't know if that is true and I don't have the technical knowledge to comment on that.

As you will see from the forum discussion, you can make this enormously complicated for what I consider very questionable improvements in quality. Every improvement you make beyond a certain point yields increasingly less benefit. and recordds have a problem. The high end becomes less as you get closer to the end of a side and it is noticeable close to the end. Also, in my experience, near the end of a side, the sound sounds more compressed, though I don't know if that is the correct term or the technically proper description. I can say, however, that if you listen to the last few minutes of a record and then immediately play the beginning, a dramatic difference is heard.

Given that records are, in my opinion, idealized, is it really worth all the time and trouble some people lavish on digitizing them? . I wouldn't dispute the importance of a good cartridge and tone arm for those concerned with good sound. And a lossless format would be important to many people who care about really good sound. But as I said, I think that the diminishing returns of improvements makes it very questionable whether they are worth making beyond a certain point.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 10:14 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

In the end as long as you're happy that's all that matters.
Just hope that preamp out is a flat output.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 11:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

The right way varies from person to person. I know good sound but I'm not
concerned with whether I have the best possible sound. I used my receiver
and recorded using a good sound card and a turntable with a good low density
tone arm. I don't intend to rerecord anything. I am satisfied with the
sound I have, which is good, not the best possible sound.

There is no right way. it depends on what the person wants and expects. I
am very skeptical that any meaningful difference is obtained by connecting
directly to a sound card than by using the preamp of a good stereo and the
line-in of a sound card.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 9:04 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

For me I say do it once and do it right the first time.
Plus ware and tear on records as you play them more, etc etc.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 6:53 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

That may be and maybe if someone has really good audiofile equipment, it may
matter but it wouldn't for most people.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 10:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

Yeah but if you want the cleanest signal, then your best bet is to go
direct from table to card without other things in the middle.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 9:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

I wouldn't assume that is needed or proper. it sounds as though you are
talking about a sound card with its own preamp that connects directly to the
turntable. If you are connecting the sound card to a stereo using the line
out connectors or connecting the soundcard to a preamp and the turntable is
already connected to the preamp, the sound is already properly equalized.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 6:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

You for sure would.
Get a sound card with RIAA levels for vinyl while you're at it.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steven
Johnson
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 6:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

Thank you Gene. It would be a crying shame if the second jack on my laptop
only functions as a microphone jack, especially since this particular HP
laptop has really decent working internal mics when the computer's fan isn't
running. I'm trying to digitize a bunch of vinyl, so I probably would do
myself a favor by switching over to a better sound card.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, April 2, 2021 1:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

the problem may be that the jack is not for both, but just a microphone
jack. I haven't had a computer with such a combination. Since you can find
nothing, even when a source is connected, maybe that means the jack is just
for a microphone. You may get help from someone with such a combination,
but it may be that you will have to purchase a USB external sound card with
a line-in jack.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Johnson
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 3:34 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10



I have a laptop with a stereo microphone array and 2 jacks on the side; one
for headphones and one apparently for line-in/external microphone. I find
that the line-in option is missing from my input devices under sound
settings, even after plugging in the audio source that I want to record with

my computer. I googled the problem, and the instructions that I found say
to right-click on speakers in the system tray or sound on the taskbar, go to

sound settings and under the record tab, enable line in. I am unable to
find what they are talking about. Anyone know a better method for enabling
line-in on my laptop?


Re: Enabling line-in in Windows 10

John Holcomb II
 

In the end as long as you're happy that's all that matters.
Just hope that preamp out is a flat output.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 11:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

The right way varies from person to person. I know good sound but I'm not
concerned with whether I have the best possible sound. I used my receiver
and recorded using a good sound card and a turntable with a good low density
tone arm. I don't intend to rerecord anything. I am satisfied with the
sound I have, which is good, not the best possible sound.

There is no right way. it depends on what the person wants and expects. I
am very skeptical that any meaningful difference is obtained by connecting
directly to a sound card than by using the preamp of a good stereo and the
line-in of a sound card.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 9:04 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

For me I say do it once and do it right the first time.
Plus ware and tear on records as you play them more, etc etc.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 6:53 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

That may be and maybe if someone has really good audiofile equipment, it may
matter but it wouldn't for most people.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 10:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

Yeah but if you want the cleanest signal, then your best bet is to go
direct from table to card without other things in the middle.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 9:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

I wouldn't assume that is needed or proper. it sounds as though you are
talking about a sound card with its own preamp that connects directly to the
turntable. If you are connecting the sound card to a stereo using the line
out connectors or connecting the soundcard to a preamp and the turntable is
already connected to the preamp, the sound is already properly equalized.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 6:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

You for sure would.
Get a sound card with RIAA levels for vinyl while you're at it.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steven
Johnson
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 6:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

Thank you Gene. It would be a crying shame if the second jack on my laptop
only functions as a microphone jack, especially since this particular HP
laptop has really decent working internal mics when the computer's fan isn't
running. I'm trying to digitize a bunch of vinyl, so I probably would do
myself a favor by switching over to a better sound card.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, April 2, 2021 1:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

the problem may be that the jack is not for both, but just a microphone
jack. I haven't had a computer with such a combination. Since you can find
nothing, even when a source is connected, maybe that means the jack is just
for a microphone. You may get help from someone with such a combination,
but it may be that you will have to purchase a USB external sound card with
a line-in jack.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Johnson
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 3:34 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10



I have a laptop with a stereo microphone array and 2 jacks on the side; one
for headphones and one apparently for line-in/external microphone. I find
that the line-in option is missing from my input devices under sound
settings, even after plugging in the audio source that I want to record with

my computer. I googled the problem, and the instructions that I found say
to right-click on speakers in the system tray or sound on the taskbar, go to

sound settings and under the record tab, enable line in. I am unable to
find what they are talking about. Anyone know a better method for enabling
line-in on my laptop?


Re: Enabling line-in in Windows 10

Gene
 

The right way varies from person to person. I know good sound but I'm not concerned with whether I have the best possible sound. I used my receiver and recorded using a good sound card and a turntable with a good low density tone arm. I don't intend to rerecord anything. I am satisfied with the sound I have, which is good, not the best possible sound.

There is no right way. it depends on what the person wants and expects. I am very skeptical that any meaningful difference is obtained by connecting directly to a sound card than by using the preamp of a good stereo and the line-in of a sound card.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 9:04 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

For me I say do it once and do it right the first time.
Plus ware and tear on records as you play them more, etc etc.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 6:53 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

That may be and maybe if someone has really good audiofile equipment, it may
matter but it wouldn't for most people.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 10:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

Yeah but if you want the cleanest signal, then your best bet is to go
direct from table to card without other things in the middle.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 9:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

I wouldn't assume that is needed or proper. it sounds as though you are
talking about a sound card with its own preamp that connects directly to the
turntable. If you are connecting the sound card to a stereo using the line
out connectors or connecting the soundcard to a preamp and the turntable is
already connected to the preamp, the sound is already properly equalized.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 6:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

You for sure would.
Get a sound card with RIAA levels for vinyl while you're at it.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steven
Johnson
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 6:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

Thank you Gene. It would be a crying shame if the second jack on my laptop
only functions as a microphone jack, especially since this particular HP
laptop has really decent working internal mics when the computer's fan isn't
running. I'm trying to digitize a bunch of vinyl, so I probably would do
myself a favor by switching over to a better sound card.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, April 2, 2021 1:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

the problem may be that the jack is not for both, but just a microphone
jack. I haven't had a computer with such a combination. Since you can find
nothing, even when a source is connected, maybe that means the jack is just
for a microphone. You may get help from someone with such a combination,
but it may be that you will have to purchase a USB external sound card with
a line-in jack.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Johnson
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 3:34 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10



I have a laptop with a stereo microphone array and 2 jacks on the side; one
for headphones and one apparently for line-in/external microphone. I find
that the line-in option is missing from my input devices under sound
settings, even after plugging in the audio source that I want to record with

my computer. I googled the problem, and the instructions that I found say
to right-click on speakers in the system tray or sound on the taskbar, go to

sound settings and under the record tab, enable line in. I am unable to
find what they are talking about. Anyone know a better method for enabling
line-in on my laptop?


Re: Enabling line-in in Windows 10

John Holcomb II
 

For me I say do it once and do it right the first time.
Plus ware and tear on records as you play them more, etc etc.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 03, 2021 6:53 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

That may be and maybe if someone has really good audiofile equipment, it may
matter but it wouldn't for most people.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 10:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

Yeah but if you want the cleanest signal, then your best bet is to go
direct from table to card without other things in the middle.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 9:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

I wouldn't assume that is needed or proper. it sounds as though you are
talking about a sound card with its own preamp that connects directly to the
turntable. If you are connecting the sound card to a stereo using the line
out connectors or connecting the soundcard to a preamp and the turntable is
already connected to the preamp, the sound is already properly equalized.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 6:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

You for sure would.
Get a sound card with RIAA levels for vinyl while you're at it.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steven
Johnson
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 6:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

Thank you Gene. It would be a crying shame if the second jack on my laptop
only functions as a microphone jack, especially since this particular HP
laptop has really decent working internal mics when the computer's fan isn't
running. I'm trying to digitize a bunch of vinyl, so I probably would do
myself a favor by switching over to a better sound card.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, April 2, 2021 1:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

the problem may be that the jack is not for both, but just a microphone
jack. I haven't had a computer with such a combination. Since you can find
nothing, even when a source is connected, maybe that means the jack is just
for a microphone. You may get help from someone with such a combination,
but it may be that you will have to purchase a USB external sound card with
a line-in jack.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Johnson
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 3:34 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10



I have a laptop with a stereo microphone array and 2 jacks on the side; one
for headphones and one apparently for line-in/external microphone. I find
that the line-in option is missing from my input devices under sound
settings, even after plugging in the audio source that I want to record with

my computer. I googled the problem, and the instructions that I found say
to right-click on speakers in the system tray or sound on the taskbar, go to

sound settings and under the record tab, enable line in. I am unable to
find what they are talking about. Anyone know a better method for enabling
line-in on my laptop?


Re: Enabling line-in in Windows 10

Gene
 

That may be and maybe if someone has really good audiofile equipment, it may matter but it wouldn't for most people.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 10:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

Yeah but if you want the cleanest signal, then your best bet is to go
direct from table to card without other things in the middle.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 9:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

I wouldn't assume that is needed or proper. it sounds as though you are
talking about a sound card with its own preamp that connects directly to the
turntable. If you are connecting the sound card to a stereo using the line
out connectors or connecting the soundcard to a preamp and the turntable is
already connected to the preamp, the sound is already properly equalized.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 6:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

You for sure would.
Get a sound card with RIAA levels for vinyl while you're at it.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steven
Johnson
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 6:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

Thank you Gene. It would be a crying shame if the second jack on my laptop
only functions as a microphone jack, especially since this particular HP
laptop has really decent working internal mics when the computer's fan isn't
running. I'm trying to digitize a bunch of vinyl, so I probably would do
myself a favor by switching over to a better sound card.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, April 2, 2021 1:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10

the problem may be that the jack is not for both, but just a microphone
jack. I haven't had a computer with such a combination. Since you can find
nothing, even when a source is connected, maybe that means the jack is just
for a microphone. You may get help from someone with such a combination,
but it may be that you will have to purchase a USB external sound card with
a line-in jack.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Johnson
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 3:34 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Enabling line-in in Windows 10



I have a laptop with a stereo microphone array and 2 jacks on the side; one
for headphones and one apparently for line-in/external microphone. I find
that the line-in option is missing from my input devices under sound
settings, even after plugging in the audio source that I want to record with

my computer. I googled the problem, and the instructions that I found say
to right-click on speakers in the system tray or sound on the taskbar, go to

sound settings and under the record tab, enable line in. I am unable to
find what they are talking about. Anyone know a better method for enabling
line-in on my laptop?


Re: reset factory defaults

John Holcomb II
 

The oldest laptop I own the hardware wouldn't die but it simply would not
run Windows 10.
I could use it for Linux if there was any kinda 32-bit OS that could run
on it that runs well on 2006 hardware specs.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2021 10:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reset factory defaults

Laptop or Pc, I keep each one for well over ten years! Pc's I build myself;
I grabbed a Sony Vaio laptop nearly 12 years ago now, the silly toy is still
kicking and refusing to die> Has never given me problems of any kind. It
was a refurbished toy when I grabbed it; it cost me $349.99 as opposed to
$899.99 brand-new.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado

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