you will use with NVDA with Windows
In most cases
you will use the Shift/Tab key and the Enter key or Spacebar.
You can also use the Ctrl key + Tab key to take you between
different sections of the player. There may be some times where
you need to use object navigation to get to some parts of
Windows Media player. Please
see the section in the user manual called object navigation for
Media player opens, you will notice NVDA will land on a tree
view and you will hear NVDA say library navigation tree view. It may land on one of
the branches such as music. You can arrow down and up this tree
view. You will hear playlist, music, videos, and pictures.
If you hear the
branch is collapsed you can use the right arrow key to expand
it.In a case where
the music branch is expanded you will hear there are 3 options.
If you arrow down you will hear artist, album and Genre. If you arrow back up to
the artist (and have music already loaded), when you press the
Enter key then Tab, you will hear details pane list the name of
the artist, how many songs there are,the length of the
album and even a rating. To get back to the tree view, use the
Shift Tab key which will put you onto the artist branch. You can
now arrow down to the album section then press the Enter key,
then Tab once and you will hear the name of the album. Shift Tab
back again and you will land on the album branch. You can now
arrow down to the Genre section. Press the Enter key, then Tab
once and you will hear what section it is under (for example
You can repeat
the same process as you go down the tree view. What is said will
depend on what other types of media you have loaded.
open a branch it is the right arrow key; to collapse it is the
left arrow key; and the down and up arrow keys are to go between
If you want to
get to a playlist you have loaded, arrow back up the branch
until you get to music,then
press the Enter key, then Tab once. You will hear NVDA say
details pane list. Here you will hear the name of the songs, how
many songs there are, and the length of them etcetera. You can
arrow down or up this section to pick a song, and then press the
Enter key on it to play it.
To get back to
the music branch use the Shift Tab key to do this.
Adding music to
To put together
a play list, press the Ctrl key + the letter O to bring up the
open dialogue box. You will need to Shift/Tab a couple of times
until you hear NVDA say tree view. Here you can use the arrow
keys to navigate to where your music is stored. If you press the
Enter key on the album you want, it will take you inside of it
(where all of the songs are for that album). If you want all of
the songs, press the Ctrl key + the letter A to select all of
the songs there.If
you only want certain songs you can press the Ctrl key + Space
bar to select and deselect the songs you want, then you will
need to Tab to the Open button to add them to the list.
process to add more music to your play list.
You can also do
it with the Applications key. Press the Ctrl key + letter O to
bring up the open dialogue box. Shift/Tab a couple of times
until you get to the tree view. Use the arrow key to navigate to
your folder/directory where your music albums are stored. You
can then arrow down the list of albums there and use the
applications key (if you have one) or the Shift key and F 10 key
to bring up the context menu. Arrow down until you hear NVDA say
Add to Windows Media Player list, then press the Enter key. That
album is now added to your playlist. Repeat the process to add
more albums to listen to. You would have noticed just below this
menu, to add it to your play list, there is a menu to Play with
Windows Media Player. If you had have pressed the Enter key on
it, the music you selected would’ve started playing.
You can also do
this through the File Explorer/File Manager in Windows. Press
the Windows key + letter E so it comes up. Locate where your
music is stored then use the applications key (or if you do not
have it the Shift key + F 10 key) to bring up the context menu;
then either add it
to your playlist or simply just play the music you selected.
Windows Media Player is open when you do this.
Back to the tree
view interface main page
Now we are back
on the main page. If you now arrow up or down the list (and stop
on the music branch,then
press the Enter key,then
the Tab key) you will notice all of the albums/music you have
added there. You can arrow down or up this list or you can press
the Enter key on any of the songs to play them.
You will also
notice there are check boxes for each song. These can be checked
or unchecked . This may be in the case of you wanting to rip
your music manually.
Saving your play
Where your list
of songs are (under the music library section) if you Tab once,
it will put you on the save list option. Press the Enter key on
it and give it a name, then press the Enter key. Now your
playlist will have a title of whatever you gave it.
You will now
need to Shift/Tab a few times until you get back to your library
navigation tree view and you will hear music collapsed. You can
now arrow up to the play list and it should have the name of
your new play list.
If you made a
mistake and you do not want that play list any more, locate it,
then press the Delete key. You will now get a message that says
Delete from library and my computer. Just tab to the Ok button
then press the Enter key and it will be gone.
shortcuts for Windows Media Player
controls and their keyboard shortcuts
Play or pause a
file Ctrl + P
Ctrl + S
Mute volume F7
item Ctrl +B
Play next item
Ctrl + F
Rewind Ctrl +
Shift + B
Ctrl + Shift + F
than normal speed (time compression) Ctrl + Shift + G
Play at normal
speed Ctrl + Shift + N
than normal speed (time expansion) Ctrl + Shift + S
To play a CD or
1. Insert the
disc you want to play into the drive; or if you want to play a
disc that is already inserted, open Windows Media Player, and
then, in the Player Library, select the disc name in the
2. If you
inserted a DVD, select a DVD title or chapter name.
If you start to
play a DVD or VCD in the Player Library, the Player
automatically switches to Now Playing mode.
There will be
cases when you want to use the Applications key when looking for
music. Some people find it a lot easier to browse their music
folders then add them to the play list. If you do it this way,
locate your folder where your music is stored (for example music
folder) then press the Applications key. A context menu will
come up and give you the following options for Windows Media
player (for example Add to Windows Media Player list and Play
with Windows Media Player).
Backing up a CD
also known as ripping a CD
Press the Alt
key until the file menu comes up, then arrow down to the tools
sub menu. You will need to look for the Options menu then press
the Enter key. You will be given quite a few options under
different tabs. You can tab through the different sections given
and use the left or right arrow keys to navigate the tabs there.
Locate the rip music tab. Under this tab you will be given
options for when you are about to rip the CD. This may be the
type of format of music such as WMA or MP3 etcetera and where
you want the ripped music to go.
previously selected Rip CD automatically on the Rip Music tab in
the Options dialog box (in Windows Media player), a CD will
immediately begin ripping after you insert it into the drive.
Usually Windows Media Player will be open to do this so you can
see what the name of the artist, album or songs are.
If you do
decide when you insert a music CD to rip every time you put one
in, this could be a pain if you want to listen to it. You could
always use another media player such as Winamp to listen to your
If you do
decide not to use this option when you insert the music CD, you
can also do it from the main screen. You will need to use object
navigation to get to this option which is under the command tool
bar. You will need to then go to the Organize part of it, then
move to the option you want (for example rip cd).
to the audio tutorial if you use this option.
Burning a CD or
Under the tools
menu, locate the options menu, then press the Enter key. Under
the next section you will need to locate the Burn tab. When you
locate it you can tab down this section and choose the options
you want to do.
Make sure you
apply your settings, then tab to the Ok button, then press the
Enter key. This will now use Windows Media player to burn your
music discs. Here's how to
burn an audio CD:
1. Open Windows
2. In the
Player Library, select the Burn tab, select the Burn Options
button, and then select Audio CD or Data CD or DVD.
3. Insert a
blank disc into your CD or DVD burner.
You will need
to use object navigation to get to these tabs in the player.
Please see the section on object navigation in the user manual
for more information.
alternative to burn your CD’S or DVD’S is to go to the autoplay
settings in Control Panel.
You can specify under the auto
play settings in the control panel what to do when you insert a
blank CD or DVD into the drive. This will then give you the
option to burn the disk when it is inserted into the DVD or Blu
This will give
you the option to burn your CD or DVD to disk using File
be all types of data.
If you get a
message that says that your computer is missing a codec or that
you require a DVD decoder, you're probably trying to play, burn,
or sync a file that was compressed by using a codec that Windows
or the Player doesn't include by default. For more information
about codecs, see Codecs: frequently asked questions. If you
would like to and want more codecs etcetera download the K –lite
mega codec pack from https://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_mega.htm