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Windows 7: Free Media Player

28 Jun 2013   #1
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 
Free Media Player

Hi Folks,

My friend has poor eyesight and needs a program that can be easy for him to read the CD's titles in its library. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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28 Jun 2013   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

im guessing your friend has the font size in windows enlarged , if so will that not enlarge the fonts in wmp?

if not then heres a tutorial on how to change the DPI to enlarge the fonts.

DPI Display Size Settings - Change
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28 Jun 2013   #3
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
im guessing your friend has the font size in windows enlarged , if so will that not enlarge the fonts in wmp?
My friend was fairly good with computers including his eyesight till he had a minor 'stroke' a little while ago. Now the task of maintaining his pc is my job. Unfortunately i'm in fairly good health so have never needed to tweak any major settings. A quick twiddle of my scroll wheel while holding the Ctlr key was enough to increase my text size.
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Jimmy is using WMP on his Win8 64bit pc but as his cd's are nearly all various artists, WMP tends to sort them by artist instead of by album. I tried Winamp on his pc but the text is even smaller.
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I'll report on your suggestion ramorra.
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28 Jun 2013   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

ok
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28 Jun 2013   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
I believe you can selectively increase the Font sizes of Menus etc .

Change Menus, and message boxes -- now run VLC (free multi-media player - both Audio / Video) and I think it will give you what you want.

Download VLC from VideoLAN - VLC: Official site - Free multimedia solutions for all OS!

Cheers
jimbo


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29 Jun 2013   #6
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
ok
I have reset jimmy's DPI & he's happy with it.
In WMP, most of his cd's were listed as 'Various Artists' so I renamed them, now they show separately.
Many thanks boobah.
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29 Jun 2013   #7
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
I believe you can selectively increase the Font sizes of Menus etc .

Change Menus, and message boxes -- now run VLC (free multi-media player - both Audio / Video) and I think it will give you what you want.

Cheers
jimbo
Noted for future reference.
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29 Jun 2013   #8
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
ok
I have reset jimmy's DPI & he's happy with it.
In WMP, most of his cd's were listed as 'Various Artists' so I renamed them, now they show separately.
Many thanks boobah.
nae borra!
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