[PPC] Unmute Utility N-Mute

David Griffith d.griffith at btinternet.com
Sat Feb 8 13:45:53 GMT 2014

The utility and the bat file that I use with it are zipped in the DropBox
link below.


It might be logical also to include a volume control bat converted into exe
files for a similar purpose where volume is set to zero.

David Griffith

-----Original Message-----
From: PocketPC [mailto:pocketpc-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of
Léonie Watson
Sent: 08 February 2014 13:26
To: Discussion list for the BCAB Pocket PC
Subject: Re: [PPC] Unmute Utility N-Mute

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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