[bct] Re: Tagging MP3's

  • From: Samuel Joehl <sjoehl@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 12:08:34 -0800 (PST)

Not only did I have the problem you described, but after filling in the fields, 
the "save to file" button was greyed out, and I couldn't tab to it.  The only 
way I could close the dialog was to click another tab in the properties dialog 
and click OK.  It took a VERY long time for the properties window to finally 
cloe.  I wouldn't call this very easy to use.  What am I doing wrong?

LARRY SKUTCHAN <lskutchan@xxxxxxx> wrote:
You really just have to get used to the way it works. It was confusing
for me at first, too, because the screen reader does not read the ifeld
names, but it is pretty easy to use once you get used to it.

>>> sjoehl@xxxxxxxxx Monday, November 14, 2005 11:50:50 AM >>>
Thanks for the suggestion, but from my understanding, you have to pay
in order to record MP3 files with Wavepad. Regardless, I don't want to
download a sound editor just to tag my MP3s. As Larry and possibly
other blind people have used the software from softpointer.com, I would
like to know how they made it accessible, as I have had problems getting
it to work.


Stephen Guerra wrote:
Hello to all--

For editing purposes, I use a program called Wavepad, its free, but you
can pay for it like I did.
Once you save the program file in mp3 format, in the file menu you have
the option of creating ID3 tags, and with my use of www.libsyn.com as an
upload service for creating feeds to my show, I have access to saving my
files and creating ID3 tags which turn in to my show notes.

From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Samuel
Sent: November 13, 2005 5:55 PM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [bct] Tagging MP3's


In a previous podcast, Larry mentioned that he uses a program to tag
his MP3's from www.softpointer.com. I went to the site, and found a
free program called Audioshell which integrates into Windows explorer
and allows you to tag your files. Well, first, they provided no
directions on how to use the program. I eventually figured out that if
I open a file's properties, there were two new tabs added at the top:
one for ID# information and one for ID3 tag editing. When I went to the
editor and tried to tab through the fields, my screen reader was silent.
Not only did it not read the field label, but it did not announce that
I was in an edit box. It was very difficult to figure out what fields
were being filled in, especially since tab order does not move
progressively down the screen.

How have blind people gotten this program to work? Is there something
better out there? Winamp 5.11 doesn't read the field labels correctly
in its own tag editor, and I like having a separate program that doesn't
require me to open or play the file in order to tag it. I was able to
tag my files using Foobar 2000, but that was very time-consuming.


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