This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/christmas-short-works-collection-2016-by-various/
[/list]Starting early this year, so that you all have plenty of time to contribute! This collection is for poems and short stories in any language with a Christmas theme. Bible readings and non-fiction pieces are also extremely welcome..
DEADLINE - 7th December 2016
- Feel free to choose any work which is in the public domain. Contributions may be as short as you like, but should not be longer than about 60 minutes. There is a list of ideas in the next post. Any other ideas are most welcome.
- Each reader may submit up to 3 recordings in the same language.
- If you intend to upload a song, please post here with full details before you record, so that we can be sure that words, music and arrangement are all in the Public Domain. Any accompaniment must be performed by yourself.
If you want to check what has been included in previous Christmas collections, look at these:
But remember, it doesn't matter if it has been recorded before. A choice of voice is always welcome at Librivox!
Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!
Genres for the project: Short Stories; Poetry; *Non-fiction/Essays & Short Works
Keywords that describe the book: poetry, short stories, Christmas, poems, xmas
- BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430
Set your recording software to:
Channels: 1 (Mono)
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
- DURING recording:
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
- START of recording (Intro)
"[Title] by [author], read in [language]. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
OR if you are reading in another language, please feel free to use the disclaimer in that language. You can find these on this page in the Wiki.
- At the END, say: "End of [Title], by [Author Name]"
If you wish, you may also say: "Read by [your name]."
There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
- AFTER recording
Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 2.0.x of Audacity has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
Save files as
128 kbps MP3
csw16_[poem/story title in a few words]_[author's last name]_[your initials]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) (e.g. csw16_christmastree_dickens_rg_128kb.mp3)
Transfer of files (completed recordings)
- Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: http://librivox.org/login/uploader
(If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
- You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: annise
- When your upload is complete, you will receive a link. Please post it in this forum thread and include the following information* Link to your recording, as shown on the Uploader
* Link to the text source
* Language in which the story/poem is written
* Author's/translator's (and composer's) name, birth and death dates
* Title of the story/poem
* Duration (runtime) of the file in mm:ss
* and if this is your first recording: how you would like to be listed in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal web site/blog.
If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please post below or PM me.