[PPC] Unmute Utility N-Mute

Léonie Watson leonie.watson at bcab.org.uk
Sat Feb 8 13:26:24 GMT 2014

Thanks David. This is an interesting suggestion.

If you'd be willing to share your .bat file and mute.exe, that would be appreciated. We already have a solution for creating .exe files that will run on the PPC, so that part shouldn't be a problem.

We're focused on rolling out the PPC 1.1 update at the moment, as it fixes some serious issues. This is definitely something we could look at including in future versions of the PPC though.


-----Original Message-----
From: PocketPC [mailto:pocketpc-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: 07 February 2014 17:03
To: 'Discussion list for the BCAB Pocket PC'
Subject: [PPC] Unmute Utility N-Mute

I wonder if I could suggest that a further addition should be added to the suite of programmes provided on the Pocket PC. 

A problem many of us find  is that PCS we use in offices have been muted.
I used to get around this by possessing an unmute cd which automatically ran a bat file which used the freeware utility mute.exe with the command line mute.exe=off This has got me out of trouble several times over the years, including rescuing sound on a PC without a monitor, where sound had accidentally been muted, so  even sighted help could not restore sound.

The problem for Pen Drive installation is that it is a bat file so does not conform to the exe format for relative path execution.

I can however, if it is useful, provide my bat file and the mute.exe utility to see if anybody knows how to convert this into an exe file suitable for inclusion on the pen drive.
Ideally if somebody entered the pen and could not get sound after pressing 2 for NVDA then the procedure would be to again press window e to bring up explorer  , then 1 to open the drive again, then U and enter to run the unmute utility.

I also have a bat file to bring up the volume dialogue so that you can easily adjust volume in the case of the level being set to 0  but that is another story and I will await to see if there is interest in the unmute concept first.

David Griffith

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