winamp, shoutcast and accessibility
I hope you will have the patience to read that, I'm not a great story teller. :-)
Before starting, I may say that I'm visually aimpaired and using a screen reader to work under Windows.
A long time ago, I was used to use the media library to listen to shoutcast streams. It was presented in a nice listview, with the possibility to select the genre etc, it was nice with my screen reader. But, now, in the new winamp and media library, this one seems to use html components and it's really harder to navigate in to choose a radio stream. Ok for that. YOu will tell me, there're other tools to listen to radio streams and keep winamp only for playing media files, which work pretty well for that. But, I have bought a system that allows me to transmit audio for my pc to my sound system using the household electrical wiring. it is the Devolo audio Extender. and under Vista, the other tools I'm using (Screamer-radio for example) seem not to be really compatible with that system. The sound get distorted and it's the same results with all players I've tested, except Winamp when used in conjunction with the output plug-in "SQR ADVANCED Crosfading output. With this one, it workds really well, I don't inow why, althouhg I suspect Vista to be the cause of my problems since everything works under XP but anyway. Since I can listen to radio streams only with winamp and this plug-in, I'm looking for a way to have all the shoutcasts radio streams listed in an accessible way, something that I could use with my screen reader. Do you know of a plug-in that could help me? I could make a playlist of my favourites radios but it's rather long to do and difficult to maintain updated. So please, if you have any clues, it will be greatly apreciated.
Thanks in advance,