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alg1001
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Post by alg1001 » February 9th, 2021, 6:39 am

Hi Shobba,
Both vignettes should be included in one recording for Two-Timer.
Cheers,
-Amy

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Post by Shobba1008 » February 10th, 2021, 4:18 am

alg1001 wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 6:39 am
Hi Shobba,
Both vignettes should be included in one recording for Two-Timer.
Cheers,
-Amy
Hi Amy,
Thanks for the input.
So I shall go ahead and start recording the vignettes:)
Shobha

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Post by 1dixong » February 10th, 2021, 6:00 am

Hey Amy,
This is my first ever recording on LibriVox so please give me ny advice on how I can make this better.
Thanks,
Gavin

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/29720/29720-h/29720-h.htm
https://librivox.org/uploads/xx-nonproject/hallofmirrors_brown_gpd_128kb.mp3

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Post by alg1001 » February 10th, 2021, 7:01 am

1dixong wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 6:00 am
Hey Amy,
This is my first ever recording on LibriVox so please give me ny advice on how I can make this better.
Thanks,
Gavin

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/29720/29720-h/29720-h.htm
https://librivox.org/uploads/xx-nonproject/hallofmirrors_brown_gpd_128kb.mp3
Hi,
Welcome, 1dixong. There are a few initial things that you can update before your story is proof listened. When you upload the file you have to select a MC so that would be alg1001 for this collection. The filename just needs to have ssf076 in it. ssf076_hallofmirrors_brown_gpd_128kb. Please also post the source text and the length of your recording.Recording must be a monaural MP3 file with a sample rate of 44.1 kHz and a bit rate of 128 Kbps.

Always post a message to this forum thread after a successful upload. The message must contain:
o The story title
o The author’s name
o The URL displayed by the LibriVox Uploader after the file has successfully uploaded
o The URL for the online version of the text. So there can be a choice of file format to download, please use the Gutenberg main page for the source such as https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29975
o The duration of the recording
• If this is your first submission to the Short Science Fiction Collections please provide:
o Your name/pseudonym as you wish it to appear in the LibriVox catalog
o Your personal website URL (optional)
Thanks for your story.
-Amy

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Post by mcdegroffd » February 10th, 2021, 8:58 am

Hi, Amy! I am new here. I would like to record - The Conquest of the Moon: A Story of the Bayouda (by the British Empire!)
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008611866) by Paschal Grousset 1889.

Regards,
M.C. DeGroff-Davis

BTW, I was lucky enough to meet Leonard Nimoy once. He spoke about acting, his life, and how he came up with the iconic hand signal.

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Post by JamesJenkins » February 10th, 2021, 1:59 pm

alg1001 wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 7:01 am
1dixong wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 6:00 am
Hey Amy,
This is my first ever recording on LibriVox so please give me ny advice on how I can make this better.
Thanks,
Gavin

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/29720/29720-h/29720-h.htm
https://librivox.org/uploads/xx-nonproject/hallofmirrors_brown_gpd_128kb.mp3
Hi,
Welcome, 1dixong. There are a few initial things that you can update before your story is proof listened. When you upload the file you have to select a MC so that would be alg1001 for this collection. The filename just needs to have ssf076 in it. ssf076_hallofmirrors_brown_gpd_128kb. Please also post the source text and the length of your recording.Recording must be a monaural MP3 file with a sample rate of 44.1 kHz and a bit rate of 128 Kbps.

Always post a message to this forum thread after a successful upload. The message must contain:
o The story title
o The author’s name
o The URL displayed by the LibriVox Uploader after the file has successfully uploaded
o The URL for the online version of the text. So there can be a choice of file format to download, please use the Gutenberg main page for the source such as https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29975
o The duration of the recording
• If this is your first submission to the Short Science Fiction Collections please provide:
o Your name/pseudonym as you wish it to appear in the LibriVox catalog
o Your personal website URL (optional)
Thanks for your story.
-Amy
Gavin, you have a nice reading voice.

You got these things right.
* The volume is good at 86.9DB
* The sample rate is good at 44.1kHz

You may want to read about the 1 Minute test https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test and work through that to learn how to address the techinical issues below.

There are multiple issues to address.

As Amy pointed out

* The file name should be ssf076_hallofmirrors_brown_gpd_128kb
* The bit rate should be 128
* It should be a mono recording
* The bit rate should be consant
* Amy also has some other directions for you in the post above.


There are several Stutters at 0:16, 0:24 & 0:35 seconds, You should listen to your reading and edit out thise issues before submitting the work. I did not attempt do document them all, and I will do another full PL when you submit the corrected recording.

14:10 to 14:13 long pause, with a background sound "ah washing?" that is not part of the text.

Missing begining and ending announcments

Recordings require 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the file.
Beginning Announcement:
“[story title] by [author]. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
You can then optionally say: "Recording by [your name]".
Then repeat: "[Title], by [author]. Translated by [translator]."

Ending Announcement:
"End of [title], by [author] Translated by [translator]."
You can then optionally say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
• Recordings require 5 seconds of silence at the end of the file.

I look forward to listening to your corrected recording.

James
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Post by alg1001 » February 10th, 2021, 6:33 pm

JamesJenkins wrote:
February 7th, 2021, 6:22 am
The Marrying Man
by Joseph Farrell https://librivox.org/author/15090
Read by James Jenkins
Time 15:10

Audio at
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf076_marryingman_farrell_james_128kb.mp3

Text at
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/60520
Thanks, James! I'll PL soon.

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Post by alg1001 » February 10th, 2021, 6:40 pm

mcdegroffd wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 8:58 am
Hi, Amy! I am new here. I would like to record - The Conquest of the Moon: A Story of the Bayouda (by the British Empire!)
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008611866) by Paschal Grousset 1889.

Regards,
M.C. DeGroff-Davis

BTW, I was lucky enough to meet Leonard Nimoy once. He spoke about acting, his life, and how he came up with the iconic hand signal.
Hi M.C.
That's awesome. It must have been wonderful to meet him.
The Conquest of the Moon appears to be a nice old novel. It looks great. You could take it on as a Solo project or suggest it as a group project. This collection is for short stories under 70 minutes.
Cheers,
-Amy

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Post by alg1001 » February 10th, 2021, 6:50 pm

JamesJenkins wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 3:21 am
MrLemurBoy wrote:
February 8th, 2021, 10:35 pm

Thank you, and yeah, that's weird background buzz there. This should fix it

Resurrection
by Robert Joseph Shea
Read by P.J. Vander Kooij
Time 4:08

Audio at
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf076_resurrection_shea_pjvk_128kb.mp3

Text at
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28031
Thank you, it is PL OK, now
Thanks, James and MrLemurBoy!

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Post by martral » February 11th, 2021, 1:50 pm

Thanks for all the tips. Will work harder to get a clean recording.
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Post by martral » Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:40 am
Title: The Common Man
Author: Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
Release Date: October 25, 2007 [EBook #23194]
Language: English

Hi Amy,

This turned out to be a bit longer than expected, but here it is in two parts. Please enjoy.
Any comments are very welcome.

Regards,
Ralph

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf076_commonman_mccord_part1_rjm_128kb.mp3.mp3
60:15

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf076_commonman_mccord_part2_rjm_128kb.mp3.mp3
55:28
Hi Ralph, I am helping Amy with the Proof Listening. I will PL soon.

James

Ralph,

Both files end with .mp3 twice can you correct?

Part 1

A couple of minor issues need to be addressed

22:20 Missing the words "was haunted" (important plot point)

Missing Ending announcement for part 1

Correction not required
There is some background noise (particlarly durring the first minute) dectable while using a headset, while it is ok within Librovix standards you might not be applying the effect Noise reduction, equally to all parts of the recording. I does look like you applied it fine on most parts of the recording.


Part 2

Just the file name needs to be corrected.

No PL issues, but a couple of sections with noise reduction not applied, you don't need to fix it in this recording but consider for your next recording.
Regards,
Ralph Martin

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Post by alg1001 » February 13th, 2021, 3:38 pm

JamesJenkins wrote:
February 7th, 2021, 6:22 am
The Marrying Man
by Joseph Farrell https://librivox.org/author/15090
Read by James Jenkins
Time 15:10

Audio at
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf076_marryingman_farrell_james_128kb.mp3

Text at
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/60520
Hi James,
The Marrying Man is PL OK. :thumbs:
Thanks!
-Amy

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Post by OooThatsNifty » February 13th, 2021, 6:30 pm

"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents." - H.P. Lovecraft

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Post by alg1001 » February 13th, 2021, 9:53 pm

Thanks for the Bryd!
-Amy

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Post by JamesJenkins » February 15th, 2021, 1:42 pm

OooThatsNifty wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 6:30 pm
The Bryd
by Noel Loomis (1905 - 1969)

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf076_bryd_loomis_ag_128kb.mp3
Time: 28:18

Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64063

Thanks!
PL Ok, Thank you.

James
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Post by Shobba1008 » February 16th, 2021, 5:06 am

alg1001 wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 6:39 am
Hi Shobba,
Both vignettes should be included in one recording for Two-Timer.
Cheers,
-Amy
Hello Amy,

Two timer
by Frederic Brown

this is the link for the uploaded recording
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf076_twotimer_brown_sa_128kb.mp3

this is the reading source
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29948

Time: 6:24

I already have a personal page on librivox - Shobha Anand

Hope this makes the cut
many thanks

Shobha

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