Monday, October 28, 2013

Replay Music 5, Speech Gets Recorded

If your screen readers speech gets captured,
Try the audio driver.
Use a 2nd PC while Replay Music 5 is recording.
Buy a plug n play USB sound card. This is a list of known USB sound cards I was told will work.
USB Creative Sound Blastr Play! -this is the one I own.
 
Blind dealer A T Guys has a USB sound card at,
 
 
You get a USB extension cable. The dealer also describes to you the layout of the USB sound card which eliminates sighted assistance on the website.
 
This device has up and down volume controls too.
The key item is plug n play and no software is necessary.
Drivers install on their own.
 
From a mailing list,
The following is a list of some external usb sound cards. Of these, the Asus XONAR U7 and the Creative OMNI are probably the best. There are better units but they are also far more expensive.
ASUS Xonar U7 Compact 7.1 Channel USB Soundcard - Headphone Amplifier With 192kHz/24-bit HD Sound, Dolby Technologies, Dolby Home Theater V4 - USB approx $100
Creative Sound Blaster Play! - USB Sound Card approx $30 (if you can find one, probably available on E-bay these days)
Creative X-Fi Go Pro USB Sound Card - Black approx $70 (may be less on E-bay)
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro - THX TruStudio Pro, Dolby Digital Live - USB2.0 approx $80 (or less on E-bay)
Creative Sound Blaster Omni External Sound Card - 5.1 Channel, Built-In Dual Microphones With CrystalVoice Technology, Dolby Digital Live, Scout Mode - USB2.0 approx $90
Creative Sound Blaster Digital Music Premium HD - Black approx $130
 
You can use an external usb sound card with your laptop. Indeed, if you are using Jaws as your screen reader, it allows you to set up an ideal situation where Jaws, through its internal settings, can be made to use the laptop's internal sound card whilst the external sound card is set up as the default sound device to play your music, videos and the like. You would do it this way because the external sound device will have better sound quality than the internal sound device.
As I have indicated, if you are using Windows, you will have to go into the Windows control panel and set the external sound device as the default sound device.
When you plug the usb device in, depending on which one you buy, the driver will be downloaded from the internet or you will be prompted to insert the supplied CD. In most cases, unless you are determined to do something really tricky, you should be able to make any adjustments to the sound through the control panel.
I am not sure how you would send the screen reader to one device and your music etc to the external sound device if you are using Window-eyes, System Access or NVDA but I do not doubt that it is possible to do it with those programs.
 
Petro comments:
Can be set with NVDA 2013.2 screen reader via Preferences and Synth settings to tell NVDA which sound card to use.
 
With JAWS 14 you can go to JAWS with insert+j then press u then o for sound cards list.
 
One of the cards will have a check mark in the list.
 
To set the computer's default sound card settings you would go to Control Panel's Sounds & Hardware. In the Playback tab you will see a list of sound cards. You will see your USB Sound card in the list. To enable this USB Sound Card as the computer's default sound card you would arrow down to it in the list and tab over to 'set default' button and then to ok.
 
While for your screen reader's you will be using your internal sound card.
 
The USB sound card has a headphone output and microphone jack. Connect a headphone to the headphone output jack or connect a 1/8 inch cable to speaker system input jack. Some call this aux connection.
 
 

Replay Music 5 & Understanding Audio Drivers

Understanding Replay Music 5 & Audio Drivers
Some of the info shown below will be different per individual users.
 
The default input source setting in Replay Music is the "Windows Audio Driver".  Please try this one first.  The Windows Audio Driver will record all audio that goes to your speakers.   However, the one draw back with that is will not only record the audio that you want to record, but it will record other audio also if it is played through the speakers such as system sounds.  So, if JAWS is talking when for instance you are recording music, you will also hear JAWS talking while the music is playing which is something a user may not want to happen, so a user will have to make sure that JAWS is not talking while the music is recording.  The benefit of this option is that it should work for every recording source regardless of sound card.  Users that have an operating system greater than XP will see this option.
 
Petro Comments:
Use audio driver. See further below.
 
1. Use another computer.
2. Buy an external USB Sound Card
Will provide a list of USB Sound Cards I was told that work well and are plug 'n play, no software required.
For example, the USB Creative Play! works for Vista and Windows 7 and XP Pro SP(?). 64 bit operating systems. Not sure about 32 bit XP OS.
 
It seems that you have two sound cards on your computer that are able to make microphone recordings.  You can select either one of those options if you want to record from a microphone.
 
The "Audio Driver" option is able to make a recording from only one source.  So, Replay Music is able to lock on only the music that might be playing through your speakers.  You won't have to worry about JAWS being recorded or system sounds.  However, the draw back with this option is it isn't able to record from as many sources as the "Windows Audio Driver".
 
 
 

Blind Discount codes

applian.com
 
I found that SUITEBB - is still available until the end of the year.
 
It offers $15 off the Suite.
 
RCATBB - Offers $10 off Replay Media Catcher -
 
And
 
RARNBB - offers $4 off Replay Music.
 
 

Replay Music 5, two sound cards, splitting a file into tracks

Replay Music 5. The splitting works ctrl+s when playing a file like the MP4 file you sent me via dropbox.
JAWS 14 screen reader
Using two sound cards so speech output did not get captured.
You run Replay Music 5.
Press ctrl+R for start recording.
Or choose start recording with spacebar only.
A dialog box appears.
Add the artist name, album and genre as jazz and choose ok.
Now do the next steps fresh. Do them at this point. Don't do the below steps and then run Replay Music 5.
Find the file on your hard drive that you want to split into tracks. Press enter to play it.
Or open Winamp and locate the file and play it.
alt+tab back to Replay Music.
Tab over to the list view and you will see the progress / capture.
When you hear silence press ctrl+s to split the track.
Soon you will see in the list view a new recording listed.
When next song is over press ctrl+s to split.
Repeat the process.
It named the first song with all the details in my testing.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Skype Telecorder 1.3.0.21 Support, User Guide and Download

 
 
  Telecorder Download
  Choose Download button there.
 
 
 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Replay Telecorder for Skype 1.3.0.21 Installed

Installed over the top of existing version of Replay Telecorder with no issues using JAWS 14 screen reader.

Replay Music 5.60 Released

Replay Music 5.60 released. Fixed an issue with Windows 8 when recording for a long period of time. You must uninstall your older version of Replay Music 5 first, then reboot your computer, then install the new 5.60 version.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Youtube audio silent?

Since there are reports about youtube audio being silent so if you use youtube.com and the audio is not heard then do the steps below if you use JAWS. Sighted users have it easy as they see visually the up and down arrows for the volume control but we do not.

Go to your youtube video you want to hear.

Go to the top of the page and hit insert plus z. You should hear JAWS
announce off.

Now just keep tapping on the tab key until your on the mute button. Now
leave the tab key, and use the up arrow key to, hopefully, increase the volume.


When done press insert+z again.

Worked for me.

 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Replay Media Catcher 5

Replay Media Catcher
5.0.1.7
JAWS 14 Screen Reader
Configuring The Main Interface
With Replay Media Catcher running you should configure your main interface, the UI by
Press enter key on Library tab/module
Press alt+v for the View toolbar menu
Press enter keyboard key on everything located in the view toolbar that does not have a check mark next to it except for 'always on top'.
This will show all the modules/tabs that are available on the main user interface. They are
Library
Internet
Audio
Schedule
History
Guides
The most important modules/tabs are,
Library
Internet
Schedule
When you are done go back with alt+v and make sure everything is checked except for
the always on top.
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JAWS Keystrokes for the List View
If you are in another module/tab please
Press enter keyboard key on the Library module/tab on the main user interface.
Shift+tab will bring you to the list view
If you have captured something you can do the steps below but if not please read on.
While in the list view you can use the following JAWS keystrokes to hear
Name of your recording
Date
Status
To hear the name press
insert+ctrl+numbers row 1
To hear the date press
insert+ctrl+numbers row 2
To hear the status of your recording/download while in the list view press
insert+ctrl+numbers row 3
The status will say downloading, complete and other info like error.
To hear the whole line press insert+up arrow.
The List view
Choose the Library module/tab.
Press insert+t - the title bar should say library
Press alt+L to bring up the library toolbar
Choose display list view if it is not checked with your enter key
You have made the list view the default view on the main user interface
OR
Choose the Library module/tab.
Use your tab keyboard key and locate the 'Display List View' button and press your enter key.
Where is that List View on the Main Interface?
Locate the Library module/tab by pressing your TAB keyboard key multiple times on main UI and when you find the Library module/tab press shift+tab and you will land on the list view.
Settings and Conversions  Settings
Choose the Library module/tab on main interface.
Press alt+l.
The library menu has the
Settings
Conversions Settings
The settings and conversion settings tab sheets do not work with ctrl+tab but do not make any modifications with it. Keep it as is. It works great. The blind JAWS user will know to use his route JAWS to PC cursor command.
Then do a left mouse click with JAWS to press/activate the tab sheet tabs that he wants to configure.
Then he should go back to PC cursor mode with numpad +.
The route JAWS to PC Cursor keystroke is
Insert+Num Pad minus
Use your arrow keys to navigate the tab sheet text that you wants to configure or take a glance at.
For example, locate the Monitor, plug-ins, rtmp, http and the other tabs you have on one of the tab sheets in the Internet settings. Route JAWS to PC cursor with insert+numpad minus then use arrow keys to find the text 'plugins' and place focus on the letter 'p' on the text called plugins and do a JAWS left mouse click with keystroke Numpad / using the numeric keypad. this will activate/choose the plugins tab sheet properties. Go to PC mode with numpad +. So go ahead and press your tab key to configure the settings for plugins. To go to a different tab sheet repeat the steps above.
So,
While on the main interface press enter on Library module/tab.
Press Insert+t for title bar.
It should say library in the title bar.
Press alt+l to bring up the library toolbar menu items.
Arrow down one time.
Settings item is heard. If not, then up arrow one time.
Press enter on settings.
The settings tab sheet properties appears.
You will land on one of the tab sheets. One of these will say tab checked. I don't know for you but one of these will say checked.
Use your right and left arrow keys to review the tabs mentioned below.
The tab sheets are
Library tab, Internet tab, Audio tab, History tab.
You may hear settings tab too but no problem.
For me the Library tab says checked. so I know I am in the Library tab property sheet properties which I can examine by pressing my tab keyboard key each time one by one.
Try it.
While on a control within the tab sheet that is active insert+tab will read that control for you.
Say you want to view the Internet tab sheet next within this settings screen you would do a route JAWS to PC cursor command which is
insert+ numpad minus key
Then use arrow keys to find the test 'internet tab' and when you find it press your JAWS left mouse click which is numpad / on the numpad say on the letter 'I' on the text internet tab. You will hear JAWS say to you Internet tab checked.
Go back to PC cursor. Numpad +
You know now that you are in the Internet tab property sheet so press your tab keyboard key to jump to the different settings you can configure.
Note, the Internet tab sheet has some additional tab sheets within it.
They are,
Monitor
http tab,
http adv tab,
rtmp tab,
rtmp adv tab,
dynamic tab
BT tab,
Naming tab,
Plugins tab,
ad blocker tab
These are tabs above so if you need to configure something within one of these you will have to see which one is selected
For me the Monitor tab is checked. JAWS tells you it is by it speaking Monitor tab checked.
Want to go to a different tab then use the steps above again. Route JAWS to PC cursor. Arrowing around. Find the tab you want and do aleft mouse click on it. Go back into PC Cursor mode. Then use your tab key to jump to the various settings within that tab sheet.
Start Monitoring
To start a capture of your media like a radio station stream do
Three methods
Press alt-s to start monitoring.
Or
Choose the Library module/tab on main interface.
Locate the click to Start Monitoring for downloads button on the main user interface and press enter keyboard key.
You will hear a sound. This sound is telling you its ready to capture/download.
If you do not see the 'start monitoring' on the main UI then you are not in
the Library module/tab so do
Press your tab key a few times until you land on the Library module/tab and
press your enter key on it.
Use your TAB keyboard key to find the click to start monitoring for downloads button.
This will enable the click to start monitoring for downloads button to appear again. Press enter key on start monitoring. Sound is heard.
Still do not hear the start monitoring feature then do
Find the Library module/tab on main UI and press enter key on it.
Press alt+l for the library toolbar.
The Library toolbar appears.
Arrow down to the item 'start monitoring' and press your enter key on it.
Sound will be heard.
Before you proceed to your media on the web I would tab over to the list view on the main interface, minimize Replay Media Catcher or alt+tab to your browser like Internet Explorer.
For example, play a radio stream for 10-15 seconds and stop it with either the stop button or alt+F4 to close your browser.
Now go back to Replay Media Catcher application and you should be focused on the list view.
The list view will display your recordings/captures/downloads you have in a list view style.
Playback a file that is located within the list view.
Locate the listview. If you do not see it.
Press enter on the Library module/tab .
Tab key a few times on the main UI and you will find the display list view button. Press enter on it.
OR
Press alt+l for the Library toolbar and make sure display listview is
checked.
Locate the list view contents on main interface with the tab key. When you find it your recordings/downloads will show up in the list view.
Press shift+F10 on a file in the listview.
You can do
Delete a file.
Rename
Remove
Play
Move To
Convert
Save to MP3
Fix FLV
Restart
Show in folder
Properties
Cancel
So to play a file press shift+F10 while on a file in the listview and choose PLAY in the context menu.
If you are asked to download a player to play a file it is your judgement to decide what to do here but if you've played that file type before than choose NO when the pop up message appears.
If for some reason the file doesn't play then close Replay Media Catcher and run it again.
Or
Play your recordings through the Windows Explorer.
Where are my files?
On main UI press enter on Library module/tab.
Press alt+l.
Choose open strorage folder.
Conversion Setting
On the main UI press enter on Library module/tab. Press your tab key a few times and locate the No Conversion type button / text. I believe this is the default wording when you first installed Replay Media Catcher.
This text No Conversion type is between the Output To: and the all recordings.
Locate The 'No Conversion Type' button.
Next press your down arrow key and you will hear the context menu with submenus,
Media Players
Phones
Tablets
Game Consoles
Manufacturers
Formats
Output Folder
Don't Convert
Configure
Import into iTunes
Choose the Formats submenu and right arrow to open it. Choose the format you desire within this list and press enter.
I chose MP3 Default in this list and press enter.
Tab over to Ok and press enter.
Now when you are back on the main UI of Replay Media Catcher 5 you will see the format type
you chose instead of No Conversion Type.
For me it reads on the main UI Mp3 Defaults (MP3).
We are telling Replay Media Catcher 5 to automatically convert all captures/recordings/downloads whether they are audio or video to MP3 format in my example above. So if your video was .flv or mp4 Replay Media Catcher 5 is going to convert to .mp3 and also keep the original file .flv or .mp4 too shown in this example.
You will have the original file and the converted file in both the list view and Windows Explorer.
Example,
WGN.flv
WGN.mp3
Developer wrote
RMC5 is a different product, with a modern interface and far more features
than anything AV or RMC4 had.
Understanding Replay Media Catcher
Below where it reads 'selected' means to press your keyboard enter key on the module/tab.
Settings / Conversion Settings / Display Listview / Open Storage Folder menu item is under the Library menu which is
displayed when the main Library tab/module is selected
Shortcut is
alt+l
Start/Stop recording menu item is under the Internet menu which is
displayed when the main Internet tab/module is selected
Internet menu/toolbar shortcut is
alt+i
New Schedule menu item is under the Schedule menu which is displayed when
the Schedule tab/module is selected
No shortcut key as it does not work for me so press alt+f to go to the file
menu and then right arrow one time and you will find the schedule menu which
contains
New - this is where you set timer style recording.
Edit
Copy
Delete
Run Now
Most menu items have keyboard short cuts where it makes sense
The Schedule Module/Tab and how to set a scheduled recording.
On Main UI press enter on Schedule Module/tab.
Use tab key to find the schedule button on main UI.
OR
Press alt+f for the file menu and press right arrow one time to access the
Schedule toolbar menu items.
The Schedule toolbar menu has the following
New - choose this to set a recording.
Edit
Copy
Delete
Run Now
To schedule a recording at a later time press on New in the list.
This will present the Schedule setup screen.
This screen has two tab sheets. They are General and Advanced.
The General tab is read to you by JAWS as General Checked so we are in the
General tab sheet properties.
Tab one time and you will find the
Name edit field box.
Tab and review this screen.
It has settings for
URL address
Capture: Combo Box Options are
Direct Download
Record from stream
Record audio output
Download: Combo box Options are
Normal
RSS
Youtube Channel
BBC episode
Torrent
Tab key again and you will find the field to enter your starting time
While on this time setting press your left and right arrow key to examine
it.
It has the hour first, minutes second and AM / PM.
JAWS reads it as combo box like 3:01 PM
You press your up and down arrow keys to change the time setting or even
type in a number when on the hour like 5 to make hour 5 and the same goes
for the minutes type in 33 and a for AM or P for PM so I will type P when I
am on the AM.
So it will say now 5:33 PM
To confirm all is right press insert+up arrow on numeric keypad.
Tab key one time and you are on the date combo box. Set the date.
Example,
8/3/2013
Tab key one time and here is the duration in minutes combo box.
I chose 44. Will record for 44 minutes. The default was -1.
At complete: combo box
Options are
None
Click to stop monitoring
Close
Tab key one time
TZ: this is your time zone setting. Set it.
Tab key one time
Mon through Sunday checkboxes
Tab key one time now
No Conversion Settings - Press your down arrow to access this. Here you will
most likely will use Formats submenu. If you know your recording will be already
.mp3 and that's all you want then leave this alone.
To access the Advanced tab sheet properties if ctrl+tab doesn't work you
will need to use
Route JAWS to PC Cursor
Find the text Advanced and JAWS left mouse click on it.
JAWS will read bac Advanced checked.
Press your PC cursor. Numpad +.
Edit fields within the Advanced tab sheet deal with ID 3 naming like artist
and album.
When done choose OK or Cancel.
To find your list of scheduled future recordings you must be in the Schedule
module/tab.
So on main UI of RMC 5 find the schedule module/tab and press enter key on
it.
Then tab until you find the Scheduled listview contents. Here you will see
your list of scheduled recordings you have set for a future time period.
How to Record Audio
Choose Library tab on main user interface.
Press your tab key a few times until you hear the Download from the Internet button menu.
Press spacebar key on Download from the Internet menu button.
Press your down arrow key and when you hear item Record Audio press your enter key.
Record Audio is now the default.
Tab over one time.
You will hear Start Recording button.
Press the Start Recording button with enter key.
Play your media like with your browser.
Your audio is being captured.
To view what is being captured go the Replay Media Catcher list view contents.
When done close your browser.
To stop recording press the stop recording button.
To change it back to Download from the Internet button menu simply spacebar on Record Audio and down arrow to Download from the Internet and press enter.
You will notice that the Start Recording button has changed back to Click To Start Monitoring For Downloads button when Download from the Internet is active.

Replay Music 5

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Applian FLV Player

Works with JAWS 14. Your FLV file will play in this player. Try these keystrokes. Some may not work.
FLV Player 2
SPACE - toggle play/pause
CTRL-. - zoom to 50%
CTRL-1 - zoom to 100%
CTRL-2 - zoom to 200%
CTRL-ENTER - toggle full screen mode
ESC - return from full screen mode
CTRL-O - open file…
CTRL-I - show info (meta data sheet)
CTRL-V - paste and play URL
CTRL-W - close window
LEFT-ARROW - jump 5 seconds backward
RIGHT-ARROW - jump 5 seconds forward (broken and being worked
on)

Replay Music 5

Works with JAWS 14.

Replay Music: The Audio Recorder That Identifies & Tags Songs Automatically

Best For: Recording Streaming Music
 System Requirements: Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP.
Also Included in the Replay Capture Suite.

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Record Music from any Web Site
Automatically Tags Tracks
Saves High Quality MP3 Files
Precise Track Splitting
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Replay Media Catcher 5

Works with JAWS 14.
The Ultimate Tool for Downloading Video and Recording Audio

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Replay Media Catcher is a complete solution for all your video downloading and MP3 recording needs. Here's why:
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It's Powerful. Replay Media Catcher supports more formats than any other stream downloading software. And it can automatically convert to over 130 popular formats.
It's Useful. Extra features like the built-in Media Guides, Audio Recorder, Torrent downloader, and Scheduler make finding and recording video and audio a breeze.