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Post by FoxSox » May 6th, 2021, 1:20 pm

Apologies in advance if this has already been covered before but I can't find anything about.
I have named my file correctly for the project I am contributing to, but when I go to try the checker with the file it says that an error occurred and access is denied. Any idea how to resolve this? Many thanks.

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Post by TriciaG » May 6th, 2021, 1:33 pm

It may not be an mp3 file?

Could you please upload it to the tests folder, and we can take a look.

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Post by Asproule1984 » July 24th, 2021, 10:21 pm

Been having this problem myself with my test recordings. I wanna do this right before I upload something. any help is greatly appreciated. tried un installing and re installing. Here is the message itself.
An error occurred while reading the file: C:\Users\The Sproule\Desktop\VO Tests\1 minute test.mp3 (Access is denied). same for both information and validation.

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Post by TriciaG » July 25th, 2021, 5:05 am

Same response: please upload the file to the Tests folder so we can take a look. :)

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Post by Asproule1984 » July 25th, 2021, 10:45 am

fair response. Just uploaded it to the test folder.

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Post by TriciaG » July 25th, 2021, 10:50 am

Do you have the link that the uploader returned? If so, please post it. If not, we have to go hunting for it. :)

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Post by Asproule1984 » July 25th, 2021, 12:48 pm


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Post by TriciaG » July 25th, 2021, 1:06 pm

This file works fine for me in Checker. Perhaps it's a permission issue on your end. :hmm:

(Tech settings are generally OK. You have a bit of DC offset, where the whole recording is shifted a bit above or below the baseline. To fix this, go to Effects/Normalize and only check the box to remove DC offset. Other than that, it sounds like you entered blank silence between phrases/sentences, which is a bit jarring. Alternately, you have some sort of noise cancelling feature on your mic that is better turned off, then use some noise reduction on the file instead.)

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Post by Asproule1984 » July 25th, 2021, 4:55 pm

Possibly. Thanks so much for the feedback.

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Post by Asproule1984 » August 7th, 2021, 10:24 pm

Morning one and all. after a bit of tweaking and feedback, my one minutes test passed in checker. Thought I would upload it here for a possible second opinion.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/asproule1984_1_minute_test.mp3

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Post by lurcherlover » August 7th, 2021, 11:30 pm

Asproule1984 wrote:
August 7th, 2021, 10:24 pm
Morning one and all. after a bit of tweaking and feedback, my one minutes test passed in checker. Thought I would upload it here for a possible second opinion.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/asproule1984_1_minute_test.mp3
It seems OK to me but I think it has rather a lot of sibilance. (i.e. high frequency exaggeration). Either use a pop shield or just angle the mic slightly to reduce the sibilance which might get a bit tiring on a longer piece. If you speak close straight into the mic you may get sibilance, depending on the make, and quality of the mic. You could EQ (Equalise) this out but it's more work at the editing stage so better to get it right at the time of recording.

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Post by Asproule1984 » August 8th, 2021, 7:24 pm

Ok. I have the Mic a good distance away from me. About a foot I think. Will try tilting the Mike downwards and see if That helps. Thanks.

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Post by mightyfelix » August 8th, 2021, 7:37 pm

Asproule1984 wrote:
August 8th, 2021, 7:24 pm
Ok. I have the Mic a good distance away from me. About a foot I think. Will try tilting the Mike downwards and see if That helps. Thanks.
To be clear, it meets our standards perfectly fine as is. You can certainly follow lurcherlover's comments above if you want a more perfect sound quality, but it's not at all required. You're clear to go ahead and start recording with this setup if you wish.
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Post by Asproule1984 » August 8th, 2021, 10:19 pm

Ok. Cool. Will still try that method. What's next in the process? Been a while since i checked in. Life, love, and work and all.

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Post by mightyfelix » August 8th, 2021, 10:28 pm

Check out any of the Readers Wanted forums to find projects that are looking for volunteers. When you find one you like, post in that thread, claiming the section(s) you want to record.

Have fun!
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