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TriciaG
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Post by TriciaG » June 13th, 2021, 5:16 pm

Welcome!

I'm not sure why you uploaded 3 different tests.

There are a couple tech settings that need adjustment. Are you using Audacity? I'm going to assume so on my instructions.

- Your volume is too low. Visually, you should aim for your wave forms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:
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Make sure the microphone slider in the Audacity window is all the way up. Also, have you increased your input volume in Windows/OS yet? Here's a link to instructions: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Audacity_1-2-3#Volume

- Bit rate is variable; it needs to be 128 constant. This is set when you export to MP3. When you go to export, on the screen where you enter the file name for the MP3, change the Bit Rate mode to Constant, and the quality should be 128 kbps. You should only have to set it once; it'll remember the setting until you change it again.

Try making these adjustments, then post another test. Use a file name such as "test_rebeccacarlson" (so if someone else names a test "librivox6" yours won't get overwritten), and post in this same thread when it's ready. :)
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Post by Rebeccacarlson » June 21st, 2021, 9:13 am

Ok. I will try it again. ASAP. Thank you. Have a beautiful week.

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