COMPLETE National Geographic Magazine Vol. 09 - December 1898 - rap

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 22nd, 2021, 4:37 am

Thank you, Mark! So here's your Reader Page in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/reader/16351 which you can also access through your name-link in the magic window. It lists the projects you read for, and can also help you keep track of your sections in ongoing projects under the Reader Section Details link.
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Post by Matulism » June 22nd, 2021, 6:36 pm

Here is the link to my test file:

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/test_matulism.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 23rd, 2021, 6:08 am

Great! Just one thing to fix, the bit rate. If you are using Audacity, you can set that when exporting as mp3. Check the format options in the Export Window, and choose "Constant" for Bit Rate Mode, and "128 kbps" for Quality. Then click Save to export and Audacity should keep these settings for all future exports.
Please try one more, to make sure that it works!

By the way, your volume is a bit on the low end, so try not to go any softer, but otherwise you have amazing sound quality! If you'd like, you could use the Checker to measure the volume of your mp3s in decibels, and adjust if necessary by amplifying/de-amplifying. Target volume is 89dB, and anything between 86-92 should be good. Or you can just assess visually in Audacity, when the wavetrack peaks above the 0.5 mark (but not all the way up/down to avoid clipping), like so:
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Please ask if anything is unclear :)
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Post by Matulism » June 23rd, 2021, 9:00 am

... thought I had set the bit rate :(
Here is the link to the NEW test

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/test_matulism.mp3

M.

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Post by silverquill » June 23rd, 2021, 9:10 am

~ Larry

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 23rd, 2021, 9:55 am

Matulism wrote:
June 23rd, 2021, 9:00 am
... thought I had set the bit rate :(
Here is the link to the NEW test

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/test_matulism.mp3

M.
I don't know what went wrong the first time, but it's all right now! :thumbs: Thank you, and enjoy recording!
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Post by Rapunzelina » June 23rd, 2021, 10:24 am

silverquill wrote:
June 23rd, 2021, 9:10 am
Here is Section 1

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ngm09_12_01_128kb.mp3 18:09
Thank you, Larry! PL OK! Great reading :thumbs:
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Post by Matulism » June 23rd, 2021, 11:21 am

I re-recorded this new test w a little more gain and exported at the correct bit rate... my bad
Thanks R.
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Post by Availle » June 27th, 2021, 4:52 pm

Here is section 4 at 11:02:

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ngm09_12_04_128kb.mp3

Interesting! I didn't expect him to talk about education of the deaf&dumb in America vs. Japan.
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Post by Rapunzelina » June 28th, 2021, 2:10 pm

Hi, Ava! :D Just one PL note: a repetition of "what is this strange effulgence" at around 1:59
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Post by Availle » June 28th, 2021, 5:34 pm

Fixed and reuploaded. New time: 11:00 straight.

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 29th, 2021, 12:47 pm

Section 4: Spot-Checked OK!
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Post by Rapunzelina » July 6th, 2021, 1:28 am

Hi Betty! Thank you so much for section 5, which is PL OK! :thumbs:
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Post by Matulism » July 9th, 2021, 7:20 pm

Hi Rapunzelina,
Here's the link to Section 2.


https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ngm09_12_02_128kb.mp3

Cheers !
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