SOLO Hester by Margaret Oliphant Volume 2 - dc

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Post by mycatmissesme » March 8th, 2021, 5:03 pm

Hester: A Story of Contemporary Life Volume 2, by Margaret O. Oliphant (1828 - 1897)
(same summary as volume 1) (Summary by )
Source text (please read only from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/48198

Target completion date: 2021-06-01

Prooflistening level: Standard
Prospective PLs, please see the Guide for Proof-listeners.

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Magic Window:



BC Admin
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Genres for the project: Family Life; Literary Fiction

Keywords that describe the book: (same as volume 1)

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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

For the first section, say:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Hester: A Story of Contemporary Life Volume 2. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Hester: A Story of Contemporary Life Volume 2, by Margaret O. Oliphant. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Hester: A Story of Contemporary Life Volume 2, by Margaret O. Oliphant. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
End of recording:
Say:
"End of section (or chapter) #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of Hester: A Story of Contemporary Life Volume 2, by Margaret O. Oliphant."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: hestervolume2_##_oliphant_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. hestervolume2_01_oliphant_128kb.mp3)

Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader

MC to select: craigdav1

Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into the relevant Listen URL field in the Section Compiler, enter the duration in the Notes field, and post in this thread to let your PL and MC know that you have uploaded a file. You may also post the file link in the thread.
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Post by craigdav1 » March 8th, 2021, 7:28 pm

MW coming up.

I added the summary from volume 1 to the Project Screen for this volume. I also shortened the filenames. Long ones cause problems. It just has to be unique. Let me know if any other changes are needed. Should we advertise for a DPL?

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Post by craigdav1 » March 11th, 2021, 9:35 am

Moving topic to the Going Solo forum to keep the Launch Pad tidy.

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Post by mycatmissesme » March 16th, 2021, 12:43 pm

Yes, please do ask for a DPL, and I'll post section 1. Thanks!
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Post by TriciaG » April 4th, 2021, 4:18 pm

I've downloaded the sections to PL when LV is down tomorrow morning.

(Don't forget to mark the status of the sections as Ready for PL when you add them to the Magic Window.) :)
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
New York scenes, 1897: Darkness and Daylight
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by TriciaG » April 5th, 2021, 9:29 am

Chapter 1:
26:15 - "But he had not so much..." There's a crinkling sound in this sentence

I cannot compare your previous recordings to this one; I haven't listened to them. But there's a lot of background noise in the vocals themselves but not in the silences. I'm wondering if there's some way to clean that up, or maybe to do a different method of noise reduction to make the effect less noticeable. What software are you using? Could you upload a raw sample (about 15 seconds of recording without any effects used on it)?

Chapter 2: PL OK

Chapter 3:
1:11 - Stumble & repeat: "Tired of it? He swirled his s-- ... Tired of it? He twirled his stick"

Chapter 4: PL OK

(Chapters 2-4 were better in the background noise department.)
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
New York scenes, 1897: Darkness and Daylight
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by HandmadePSK » April 10th, 2021, 5:10 pm

mycatmissesme wrote:
March 16th, 2021, 12:43 pm
Yes, please do ask for a DPL
Hi! 🌼

I do ask) 🦧
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Post by craigdav1 » April 10th, 2021, 7:36 pm

HandmadePSK wrote:
April 10th, 2021, 5:10 pm
mycatmissesme wrote:
March 16th, 2021, 12:43 pm
Yes, please do ask for a DPL
Hi! 🌼
I do ask) 🦧
Just waiting for a response from the reader.

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Post by mycatmissesme » April 12th, 2021, 12:04 pm

Hi, DC:

Am I supposed to respond? I thought confirming the DPL was up to you?

Anne
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Post by craigdav1 » April 12th, 2021, 1:02 pm

It is the reader's choice. Often readers have preferred DPLs.

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Post by HandmadePSK » April 12th, 2021, 7:14 pm

craigdav1 wrote:
April 12th, 2021, 1:02 pm
It is the reader's choice. Often readers have preferred DPLs.
What an interesting detail; thanx for mentioning! I`d never imagine that! 🐹
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Post by mycatmissesme » April 14th, 2021, 11:26 am

Hi, Alexander:

Glad you started to PL while I was puzzling--please continue. I've uploaded chapters 5 and 6, as well as corrected versions of 1 and 3.

Thanks,

Anne
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Post by craigdav1 » April 14th, 2021, 12:08 pm

HandmadePSK added as DPL.

edit: Alexander, this page will help you keep track of things.

https://librivox.org/sections/readers/16026

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Post by HandmadePSK » April 14th, 2021, 5:36 pm

craigdav1 wrote:
April 14th, 2021, 12:08 pm
HandmadePSK added as DPL.

edit: Alexander, this page will help you keep track of things.

https://librivox.org/sections/readers/16026
Great! Thanx! 🙏
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Post by HandmadePSK » April 14th, 2021, 7:34 pm

mycatmissesme wrote:
April 14th, 2021, 11:26 am
Hi, Alexander:

Glad you started to PL while I was puzzling--please continue. I've uploaded chapters 5 and 6, as well as corrected versions of 1 and 3.

Thanks,

Anne
Ku:l! 🦚

Sections 1 & 3 updated in the MW as "Ready for spot PL". 🌱
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