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Post by plaidsicle » November 30th, 2016, 10:38 am

I hope this is the right place to put this...

I got it into my head to download all the community podcasts, since my iTunes doesn't seem to have them all in the podcast feed there, for some reason. while I was doing this, I found some broken links:

this page http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Librivox_Community_Podcast has all the podcasts, way back to the very beginning, but the link to #90, the vidcast, doesn't go anywhere. Internet Archive may have moved things and lost it. googling didn't help, so I don't know where the vidcast lives or if it still exists! anyone else have any clues?

the link for #94 is also broken--http://www.archive.org/download/librivox_community_2009/librivox_community_podcast_94.mp3 -- I think because of the "_2009" in the url?

this link does work (I reverse engineered the other working links to figure out where 94 must be hiding):
http://ia902301.us.archive.org/28/items/librivox_community/librivox_community_podcast_94.mp3
I presume that the more regular version works too.
http://www.archive.org/download/librivox_community/librivox_community_podcast_94.mp3

the Internet Archive collections of podcasts also have a broken link, but I suppose we don't have as much control over fixing that... it's the 2008 podcasts-- https://archive.org/details/librivox_community_2008 --that seem to be lost. but all the regular podcasts from that era are still linked on the wiki, thankfully. I think I managed to download them all this morning, except that mysterious vidcast from 2008.
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Post by dlolso21 » December 1st, 2016, 2:42 am

I will take a look.

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Post by dlolso21 » December 1st, 2016, 2:44 am

plaidsicle wrote: the link for #94 is also broken--http://www.archive.org/download/librivox_community_2009/librivox_community_podcast_94.mp3 -- I think because of the "_2009" in the url?

this link does work (I reverse engineered the other working links to figure out where 94 must be hiding):
http://ia902301.us.archive.org/28/items/librivox_community/librivox_community_podcast_94.mp3
I presume that the more regular version works too.
http://www.archive.org/download/librivox_community/librivox_community_podcast_94.mp3
The link for podcast 94 works is fixed ( http://www.archive.org/download/librivox_community/librivox_community_podcast_94.mp3 ).

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Post by dlolso21 » December 1st, 2016, 2:55 am

plaidsicle wrote:
the Internet Archive collections of podcasts also have a broken link, but I suppose we don't have as much control over fixing that... it's the 2008 podcasts-- https://archive.org/details/librivox_community_2008 --that seem to be lost. but all the regular podcasts from that era are still linked on the wiki, thankfully. I think I managed to download them all this morning, except that mysterious vidcast from 2008.
The link ( https://archive.org/details/librivox_community ) leads to the 2008 podcast page. It looks different from the rest of the links, but it works.

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Post by dlolso21 » December 1st, 2016, 3:00 am

plaidsicle wrote: this page http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Librivox_Community_Podcast has all the podcasts, way back to the very beginning, but the link to #90, the vidcast, doesn't go anywhere. Internet Archive may have moved things and lost it. googling didn't help, so I don't know where the vidcast lives or if it still exists! anyone else have any clues?
I couldn't find the vidcast either. Cori is listed as the coordinator on the wiki page, I will send her a PM to see if she remembers.

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Post by annise » December 1st, 2016, 3:03 am

an historical fact
The podcasts were originally all on the same page but it became unweildy so is now on yearly pages. Changing page names at Archive is not something we are authorised to do.

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cross post - I couldn't find the mssing one ether

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Post by plaidsicle » December 1st, 2016, 9:39 am

dlolso21 wrote: The link for podcast 94 works is fixed ( http://www.archive.org/download/librivox_community/librivox_community_podcast_94.mp3 ).
thanks!

the 2008 link on Internet Archive just never wanted to load for me, I guess.

if you hear from Cori about the vidcast, let us know.
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Post by RuthieG » December 1st, 2016, 1:10 pm

A nose around reveals that the vidcast was "made dark" (i.e. removed) by a certain person five years ago. A similar forum query of why another item was "made dark" by the same person received the answer "possible copyright status issues" or "items with exe files". More nosing around reveals that the person in question makes a habit of deleting videos from IA - rightly or wrongly. Wrongly in this case, but it's probably gone forever, sadly.

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Post by dlolso21 » December 4th, 2016, 6:09 am

The Wiki page has been edited with a comment that the video cast is not available and the link has been removed.

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Post by plaidsicle » December 5th, 2016, 2:57 pm

aw, that's too bad that it got eaten forever. I guess it was the one and only of its kind. would we ever do a vidcast again for any reason, I wonder?

I also just noticed another little glitch in the wiki page for podcast links-- #141 is provisionally listed as Kangaroo's upcoming podcast (viewtopic.php?f=22&t=61298) but the #141 I downloaded from Internet Archive is actually Catrose's Shakespeare-themed podcast. https://ia800903.us.archive.org/8/items/librivox_community_2013/librivox_community_podcast_141_128kb.mp3

I guess the upcoming "LibriVox Firsts" will really be #143, and the others planned for after that will move up the list accordingly?
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Post by annise » December 5th, 2016, 3:01 pm

Kanga must have got a bit enthusiastic - they aren't supposed to be numbered until they are finished.

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Post by plaidsicle » December 5th, 2016, 3:09 pm

ah, I see.


I just had another thought about the podcasts... would it be useful in any way, to anybody anywhere, for someone to transcribe them? does Internet Archive have a slot to upload transcripts to go with the audio?

I ask because I'm about to embark on listening to all 142+ of them... and I might talk myself into transcribing them as I do so, just for my own notes. if there is anything at all appealing to anyone else about having transcripts, it would give me a better reason to do it properly.
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Post by annise » December 5th, 2016, 3:34 pm

I'm not sure - the podcasts are not issued as Public Domain and I'm not sure a transcription would be possible - but I don't have a degree in world copyright status.

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Post by Kangaroo692 » December 5th, 2016, 4:18 pm

annise wrote:Kanga must have got a bit enthusiastic - they aren't supposed to be numbered until they are finished.
I haven't numbered it yet. I added it to space 141 because it was empty, and I didn't know that Catrose's podcast was finished.

I'll fix the wiki page when I have time.

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Post by annise » December 5th, 2016, 11:36 pm

That explains it then :D , Probably best to keep that page for finished products then .

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