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Re: Does powering down, then cutting AC power, have a negative impact on a PC?

Hamit Campos
 

Okay thanks Brian for all your help. Again sorry for the mystery but just wanted to be safe. Don’t know if I should go into why this is all happening on list. But again thanks for your answers. Again sorry I’m not being 100% clear but I couldn’t get your email to email you directly.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 6:10 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Does powering down, then cutting AC power, have a negative impact on a PC?

 

One should never do an "ungraceful shutdown" by just cutting power, or by holding in the power button on a computer, unless there is no other option.  There are seldom issues from doing this, but when there are problems, they tend to be huge ones.

One should always use the graceful shutdown method(s) provided by the operating system in question.  In the case of Windows 10 there are a number of these, including the shutdown command.

I have a shortcut on my desktop for an immediate and "without questions" shutdown, which I seldom use, where the target in the shortcut is:
C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /s /f /t 0
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
        ~ Andrew Brown (1938-1994)


Re: Accessible way to restore from image backup

William
 

Brian,

I use the windows own backup.

I go into Setting > Update and security > Backup

From there I go into a backup and recovery (windows 7)

Then I selected the create image backup


From the web, I learn that we have to go into an advance startup option from the recovery, but seems that the advance startup screen cannot activate narrator.


Brian Vogel 於 8/12/2020 2:11 寫道:

What backup and recovery utility was used to create the system image?

Many (I'd say most) are not accessible for recovery, but some are.

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
        ~ Andrew Brown (1938-1994)


Re: Does powering down, then cutting AC power, have a negative impact on a PC?

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

One should never do an "ungraceful shutdown" by just cutting power, or by holding in the power button on a computer, unless there is no other option.  There are seldom issues from doing this, but when there are problems, they tend to be huge ones.

One should always use the graceful shutdown method(s) provided by the operating system in question.  In the case of Windows 10 there are a number of these, including the shutdown command.

I have a shortcut on my desktop for an immediate and "without questions" shutdown, which I seldom use, where the target in the shortcut is:
C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /s /f /t 0
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
        ~ Andrew Brown (1938-1994)


Re: Does powering down, then cutting AC power, have a negative impact on a PC?

Hamit Campos
 

Ah thanks. Now the whole shutting off the PC with out going into the menus and doing it in air quotes the right way. Does that hurt anything? Again sorry I’m kind of being vegue but the why is the off list part. Meaning the why all this is happening and why I ask.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 5:27 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Does powering down, then cutting AC power, have a negative impact on a PC?

 

I don't build PCs, for the record.

Short answer:  No, or certainly not enough of a negative impact to be worth considering.

Powering down a machine and cutting it's input power nightly should not cause any damage.  There is the potential to stress hard disk drives a bit more since they will have to spin up from the stopped state more frequently, but that certainly isn't something I'd even be worrying about in making this decision.  Solid state drives have no moving parts, so they should be entirely unaffected, not unlike RAM.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
        ~ Andrew Brown (1938-1994)


Re: Does powering down, then cutting AC power, have a negative impact on a PC?

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

I don't build PCs, for the record.

Short answer:  No, or certainly not enough of a negative impact to be worth considering.

Powering down a machine and cutting it's input power nightly should not cause any damage.  There is the potential to stress hard disk drives a bit more since they will have to spin up from the stopped state more frequently, but that certainly isn't something I'd even be worrying about in making this decision.  Solid state drives have no moving parts, so they should be entirely unaffected, not unlike RAM.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
        ~ Andrew Brown (1938-1994)


Re: Ad Blocker question.

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

The only ad blocker I use these days for Firefox, Chrome, and Microsoft Edge is uBlock Origin along with uBlock Origin Extra on the Chromium-based browsers.

I honestly don't know if you're going to have embedded ad content in videos blocked, if that's how they're presenting it, but the only way to tell if it does what you want is to install the extension and try it.
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
        ~ Andrew Brown (1938-1994)


Does powering down, then cutting AC power, have a negative impact on a PC?

Hamit Campos
 

Brian if you want to take this please contact me off list. Or any one else that may. But basically the not private part isjust does it hurt the PC or Windows now to unplug the PC every night? How do SSDs do with you cutting power every night? What the private thing is the background as to why this is happening.


Re: converting audio from an mp4 file

Hamit Campos
 

I got the free 1. But they do offer you to buy it. I got the offer of the discounted version after shutting it down. It expires or it would expire they said 4 hours after me shutting the app down. Why buy it? What difference would it make? Feel free to email hamitcampos@... off list.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Cole via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 4:01 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file

 

Hi Kevin,

It sounds like you did not get the free version for non commercial use.

I have it on my Mac and Windows.

 



On Dec 7, 2020, at 11:57 AM, Kevin Minor <kminor65@...> wrote:

 

Hi.

 

I got Switch, but it only let me convert 50 files, then I had to purchase it. I’m not complaining. It’s a great program.

 

Kevin and Jilly

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Cole via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 11:31 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file

 

Switch free sound converter,

From NCH Software.

 




On Dec 7, 2020, at 8:32 AM, Richard Kuzma via groups.io <rmkuzma@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone know of a free utility that is accessible to convert out the mp3 audio from an mp4 file?

Thanks

 

 

 

 


Re: Ad Blocker question.

Hamit Campos
 

Added a little more to the subject line as I have an ask for a refresher after. So quick report. Yes indeed it will convert M4A files Switch will. Wow it can even save up to a 7.1 surround sound wav file. Now my quick question for refresh. Brian remind me again that add blocker you used please? YouTube at least with Chrome won’t let you skip adds and so I may finally have to do it. I didn’t want to because those adds pay your favorite Youtubers you know, but oh wells.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of jamie coady
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 5:02 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file

 

Question then well 2 is there an accessable way to play them on the pc or is there a way to download them in mp3?

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Brad Snyder
Sent: 07 December 2020 21:58
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file

 

Audible files are protected, and cannot be converted.


- Brad -

 

On Dec 7, 2020, at 15:45, jamie coady <jamiecoady1979@...> wrote:

 

Hi sorry this is sort of off topic. Is there an easy accessible way of converting audible format in to mp3 or something like it? Or is there an accessible player for audible format?

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Robert Cole via groups.io
Sent: 07 December 2020 21:01
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file

 

Hi Kevin,

It sounds like you did not get the free version for non commercial use.

I have it on my Mac and Windows.

 



On Dec 7, 2020, at 11:57 AM, Kevin Minor <kminor65@...> wrote:

 

Hi.

 

I got Switch, but it only let me convert 50 files, then I had to purchase it. I’m not complaining. It’s a great program.

 

Kevin and Jilly

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Cole via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 11:31 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file

 

Switch free sound converter,

From NCH Software.

 




On Dec 7, 2020, at 8:32 AM, Richard Kuzma via groups.io <rmkuzma@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone know of a free utility that is accessible to convert out the mp3 audio from an mp4 file?

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: converting audio from an mp4 file

Brad Snyder
 

Audible content can be played through the Audible website in a browser.  Just login, go to your library, and once you find the selection you want to listen to, look for the play/listen now button.
No MP3 download because the content is protected.

- Brad -


On Dec 7, 2020, at 16:02, jamie coady <jamiecoady1979@...> wrote:

Question then well 2 is there an accessable way to play them on the pc or is there a way to download them in mp3?
 
 
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 
From: Brad Snyder
Sent: 07 December 2020 21:58
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file
 
Audible files are protected, and cannot be converted.


- Brad -

 
On Dec 7, 2020, at 15:45, jamie coady <jamiecoady1979@...> wrote:
 
Hi sorry this is sort of off topic. Is there an easy accessible way of converting audible format in to mp3 or something like it? Or is there an accessible player for audible format?
 
 
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 
From: Robert Cole via groups.io
Sent: 07 December 2020 21:01
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file
 
Hi Kevin,
It sounds like you did not get the free version for non commercial use.
I have it on my Mac and Windows.
 



On Dec 7, 2020, at 11:57 AM, Kevin Minor <kminor65@...> wrote:
 
Hi.
 
I got Switch, but it only let me convert 50 files, then I had to purchase it. I’m not complaining. It’s a great program.
 
Kevin and Jilly
 
From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Cole via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 11:31 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file
 
Switch free sound converter,
From NCH Software.
 




On Dec 7, 2020, at 8:32 AM, Richard Kuzma via groups.io <rmkuzma@...> wrote:
 
Does anyone know of a free utility that is accessible to convert out the mp3 audio from an mp4 file?
Thanks
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: converting audio from an mp4 file

jamie coady
 

Question then well 2 is there an accessable way to play them on the pc or is there a way to download them in mp3?

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Brad Snyder
Sent: 07 December 2020 21:58
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file

 

Audible files are protected, and cannot be converted.


- Brad -

 

On Dec 7, 2020, at 15:45, jamie coady <jamiecoady1979@...> wrote:

 

Hi sorry this is sort of off topic. Is there an easy accessible way of converting audible format in to mp3 or something like it? Or is there an accessible player for audible format?

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Robert Cole via groups.io
Sent: 07 December 2020 21:01
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file

 

Hi Kevin,

It sounds like you did not get the free version for non commercial use.

I have it on my Mac and Windows.

 




On Dec 7, 2020, at 11:57 AM, Kevin Minor <kminor65@...> wrote:

 

Hi.

 

I got Switch, but it only let me convert 50 files, then I had to purchase it. I’m not complaining. It’s a great program.

 

Kevin and Jilly

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Cole via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 11:31 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file

 

Switch free sound converter,

From NCH Software.

 





On Dec 7, 2020, at 8:32 AM, Richard Kuzma via groups.io <rmkuzma@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone know of a free utility that is accessible to convert out the mp3 audio from an mp4 file?

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

<08F9D70A84054F9489E9E6051FDB34C9.png><0179F3A86D1D4957BBD7EE6950B79A5E.png>

 

 


Re: converting audio from an mp4 file

Brad Snyder
 

Audible files are protected, and cannot be converted.

- Brad -


On Dec 7, 2020, at 15:45, jamie coady <jamiecoady1979@...> wrote:

Hi sorry this is sort of off topic. Is there an easy accessible way of converting audible format in to mp3 or something like it? Or is there an accessible player for audible format?
 
 
Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 
From: Robert Cole via groups.io
Sent: 07 December 2020 21:01
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file
 
Hi Kevin,
It sounds like you did not get the free version for non commercial use.
I have it on my Mac and Windows.
 


On Dec 7, 2020, at 11:57 AM, Kevin Minor <kminor65@...> wrote:
 
Hi.
 
I got Switch, but it only let me convert 50 files, then I had to purchase it. I’m not complaining. It’s a great program.
 
Kevin and Jilly
 
From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Cole via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 11:31 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file
 
Switch free sound converter,
From NCH Software.
 



On Dec 7, 2020, at 8:32 AM, Richard Kuzma via groups.io <rmkuzma@...> wrote:
 
Does anyone know of a free utility that is accessible to convert out the mp3 audio from an mp4 file?
Thanks
 
 
 
 

 
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Re: converting audio from an mp4 file

jamie coady
 

Hi sorry this is sort of off topic. Is there an easy accessible way of converting audible format in to mp3 or something like it? Or is there an accessible player for audible format?

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Robert Cole via groups.io
Sent: 07 December 2020 21:01
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file

 

Hi Kevin,

It sounds like you did not get the free version for non commercial use.

I have it on my Mac and Windows.

 



On Dec 7, 2020, at 11:57 AM, Kevin Minor <kminor65@...> wrote:

 

Hi.

 

I got Switch, but it only let me convert 50 files, then I had to purchase it. I’m not complaining. It’s a great program.

 

Kevin and Jilly

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Cole via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 11:31 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file

 

Switch free sound converter,

From NCH Software.

 




On Dec 7, 2020, at 8:32 AM, Richard Kuzma via groups.io <rmkuzma@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone know of a free utility that is accessible to convert out the mp3 audio from an mp4 file?

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 


Re: converting audio from an mp4 file

Robert Cole
 

Hi Kevin,
It sounds like you did not get the free version for non commercial use.
I have it on my Mac and Windows.


On Dec 7, 2020, at 11:57 AM, Kevin Minor <kminor65@...> wrote:

Hi.

 

I got Switch, but it only let me convert 50 files, then I had to purchase it. I’m not complaining. It’s a great program.

 

Kevin and Jilly

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Cole via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 11:31 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file

 

Switch free sound converter,

From NCH Software.

 



On Dec 7, 2020, at 8:32 AM, Richard Kuzma via groups.io <rmkuzma@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone know of a free utility that is accessible to convert out the mp3 audio from an mp4 file?

Thanks

 

 




Re: voices

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

Leonard,

           Not knowing what specific voices you're asking about, I can't be any more specific than the following.  In order for any given OneCore voice to become available for use the language pack with which it is associated needs to be installed under Windows 10.  Typically, the only one that comes with Windows 10 is the one for the region in which you've originally said that you (and your Windows 10 instance) resides.  In my case, that is English (United States).

            In Settings, Time and Language, Language Pane you can add languages with the Add Languages button.  I've added English language packs for Australia, Canada, and the UK.  This makes the various OneCore voices associated with those language packs available for my use, whether in Windows 10 itself or a screen reader.

            If you want to check what voices you currently have installed, it's the same Windows 10 Settings but choose the Speech Pane.  The voice dropdown shows the voices currently available on your machine.  You can also add languages and the voices for same in this pane as well with the Add voices button.  That will open up the dialog that lets you search for languages, and dialects within certain languages, and once you've picked and installed the language packs you want the voices for those will appear in the voices dropdown.

            As is typical, Microsoft gives you more than one way to accomplish the same end.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
        ~ Andrew Brown (1938-1994)


voices

leonard morris
 

I deleted the conversation regarding 1Core voices. I might not be saying the name correctly. However, searching through jaws v2021 I can not locate those voices that were referenced.


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Re: Accessible way to restore from image backup

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

What backup and recovery utility was used to create the system image?

Many (I'd say most) are not accessible for recovery, but some are.

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
        ~ Andrew Brown (1938-1994)


Re: Sound Effects - Turn off

Bill Powers
 

Mike,

 

Thanks for the SFX info.

 

BP


Re: converting audio from an mp4 file

Hamit Campos
 

Okay thanks friend.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 12:51 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file

 

Hi.

 

To get Switch, go to

 

http://nchsoftware.com

 

That’ll do it.

 

Kevin and Jilly

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hamit Campos
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 12:34 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file

 

Ah okay. I don’t remember if your typical M4A is locked no more like they use to be. But perhaps I’m wrong. Meh I guess the only way to truly find out is to get switch and try. Do you have the direct download link? Don’t wana risk going to the wrong place and virousing a $1200 XPS.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 12:31 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file

 

Hi.

 

I believe it will handle .m4r. I don’t think Switch will handle protected iTunes files.

 

Kevin and Jilly

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hamit Campos
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 12:29 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file

 

Switch will handle ITunes AAC files right? I know I know the extension is .N4A. But last I heard though they put that it’s actually an AAC file. I use to use an old version of free audio converter from the people that did Free youtube to MP3 converter. Don’t remember if that did MP4 though.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Cole via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 11:31 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file

 

Switch free sound converter,

From NCH Software.

 

 

On Dec 7, 2020, at 8:32 AM, Richard Kuzma via groups.io <rmkuzma@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone know of a free utility that is accessible to convert out the mp3 audio from an mp4 file?

Thanks

 

 


Re: converting audio from an mp4 file

Kevin Minor
 

Hi.

 

To get Switch, go to

 

http://nchsoftware.com

 

That’ll do it.

 

Kevin and Jilly

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hamit Campos
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 12:34 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file

 

Ah okay. I don’t remember if your typical M4A is locked no more like they use to be. But perhaps I’m wrong. Meh I guess the only way to truly find out is to get switch and try. Do you have the direct download link? Don’t wana risk going to the wrong place and virousing a $1200 XPS.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 12:31 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file

 

Hi.

 

I believe it will handle .m4r. I don’t think Switch will handle protected iTunes files.

 

Kevin and Jilly

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hamit Campos
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 12:29 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file

 

Switch will handle ITunes AAC files right? I know I know the extension is .N4A. But last I heard though they put that it’s actually an AAC file. I use to use an old version of free audio converter from the people that did Free youtube to MP3 converter. Don’t remember if that did MP4 though.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robert Cole via groups.io
Sent: Monday, December 7, 2020 11:31 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] converting audio from an mp4 file

 

Switch free sound converter,

From NCH Software.

 

 

On Dec 7, 2020, at 8:32 AM, Richard Kuzma via groups.io <rmkuzma@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone know of a free utility that is accessible to convert out the mp3 audio from an mp4 file?

Thanks

 

 

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