COMPLETE [Solo] - THE BABY’S OWN ÆSOP - WALTER CRANE-mas

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SweetHome
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Post by SweetHome » May 10th, 2021, 12:53 pm

The Baby's Own Aesop, by Walter Crane (1845 - 1915)

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-babys-own-aesop-by-walter-crane/
This is a short book containing a number of Aesop’s fables condensed into short rhymes. (Summary by SweetHome)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/25433

Target completion date: 2021-05-30

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

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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 The Baby's Own Aesop. 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."] "The Baby's Own Aesop, by Walter Crane. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of The Baby's Own Aesop, by Walter Crane. 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 The Baby's Own Aesop, by Walter Crane."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: babysownaesop_##_crane_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. babysownaesop_01_crane_128kb.mp3)

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

MC to select: maryannspiegel

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 SweetHome » May 10th, 2021, 12:55 pm

I know there already is a version of this made, but LittlePeanut wanted to do another recording of it.

MC and DPL most welcome.

Thank you.

MaryAnnSpiegel
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 10th, 2021, 4:50 pm

Sweethome,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get the MW set up.
MaryAnn

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Post by SweetHome » May 10th, 2021, 6:22 pm

Thank you!

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Post by SamKool » May 19th, 2021, 9:13 am

Can I be DPL for the project ?

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Post by SweetHome » May 19th, 2021, 2:44 pm

That would be great! Thank you!

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Post by SamKool » May 19th, 2021, 8:36 pm

Could you please guide me a little with the PL technical stuff as this is my first time

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Post by SweetHome » May 20th, 2021, 12:32 pm

I haven’t done proof listening for a project before, so I’m not going to be much help. I run all my files through checker before I upload, but I think that the proof listeners usually double check and make suggestions if they notice any problems.

Maybe this page will help if you have specific questions: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=17680

This project is set as standard proof-listening. I’ve copied the following from the above link:

Standard Proof-listening
-- Do the intro and disclaimer match the instructions in the first post of the project thread?
-- Are there any long silences or pauses that ought to be edited out? If so, note the time.
-- Are there any repeats, or serious stumbles that ought to be edited out? If so, note the words and the time.
-- Is there excessive background noise, a constant hiss or buzz that detracts from the reading?
-- Did you need to turn your volume up unusually high to listen to the recording? (Or did you find the recording too loud?)
-- Are the correct closing words used at the end of the recording, as per the first post of the project thread?
-- Are there about 5 seconds of silence at the end of the file?

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Post by SamKool » May 20th, 2021, 10:56 pm

Thanks for the help

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 21st, 2021, 10:10 am

Sam,

I've given you access to the MW to update the status fields as you PL sections.

You'll need to start by logging into the magic window. Instructions are in the BC How-to; and this is a more detailed version of the First Login instructions (with pictures!)

Note that passwords for the magic window and the forum are not connected. You can use the same password in both places (I think a lot of people do), but if you change it on one system, it won't affect the password on the other system.

If you have any trouble getting into the MW, or any questions, please post and we'll work through them.

MaryAnn

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Post by SweetHome » May 26th, 2021, 2:00 pm

Section 4 uploaded.

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Post by SweetHome » June 3rd, 2021, 1:25 pm

Just uploaded the last two sections.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » June 4th, 2021, 3:17 pm

Thanks SweetHome. I've PM'd our DPL.
MaryAnn

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Post by SamKool » June 4th, 2021, 9:57 pm

We are all good to go from PL side ! :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » June 5th, 2021, 9:45 am

OK. I will start cataloging.
MaryAnn

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