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by ScottLawton
November 19th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: LibriVox API Discussion Thread
Replies: 214
Views: 65141

Re: LibriVox API Discussion Thread

I doubt there's a built-in filter. It's easy enough to do directly from your code: just catch the http redirect. If you just want to invest minimal time to create a thin wrapper around the existing API, then you're likely to be disappointed. It will be difficult to create a good mobile UX. OTOH, if ...
by ScottLawton
November 19th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: LibriVox API Discussion Thread
Replies: 214
Views: 65141

Re: LibriVox API Discussion Thread

How come https://librivox.org/rss/12349 redirects you to forums ? AFAIK: that ID was reserved as a placeholder for a specific book which isn't yet finished, so redirects to the relevant forum thread. I seem to be getting errors when trying to access the API https://librivox.org/api/feed/audiobooks?...
by ScottLawton
November 19th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: LibriVox API Discussion Thread
Replies: 214
Views: 65141

Re: LibriVox API Discussion Thread

Would it be possible to use Librivox api to do a full dump of metadata and content of the website. Lots of book data is available via the API, though there are several quirks & limitations so it takes time to build a complete catalog. Some data is better gathered via the Internet Archive API. In ei...
by ScottLawton
May 15th, 2018, 4:58 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: LibriVox API Discussion Thread
Replies: 214
Views: 65141

Re: LibriVox API Discussion Thread

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
May 14th, 2018, 8:55 pm
I've fixed the last two (76 & 473) to reflect the proper number of sections.
Thanks!
by ScottLawton
May 14th, 2018, 8:41 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: LibriVox API Discussion Thread
Replies: 214
Views: 65141

Re: LibriVox API Discussion Thread

Good catch. (I got those 2 wrong.) It's possible that studying the DB itself (which outsiders can't do) or the various outputs (which we can do; including from archive.org) would yield a subtle issue that is fixable. i.e. something about the way the information is stored (or how/where some file is c...
by ScottLawton
September 30th, 2017, 6:58 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: LibriVox API Discussion Thread
Replies: 214
Views: 65141

Re: LibriVox API Discussion Thread

I was wondering if there was a way to be notified in a programmatic way when a new book in published I just query in a script that's run as cron job. You could fetch the RSS, or do something like this API call: https://librivox.org/api/feed/audiobooks/?since=UNIX_TIMESTAMP_HERE&fields=id&limit=1000...
by ScottLawton
September 7th, 2017, 5:41 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: LibriVox API Discussion Thread
Replies: 214
Views: 65141

Re: LibriVox API Discussion Thread

The video intro could be shorter ... but the Alexa work is well done.
by ScottLawton
June 24th, 2017, 5:08 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: 'Thank You' messages for LibriVox readers - continued
Replies: 8871
Views: 476040

In praise of tabithat

Thanks to tabithat: https://librivox.org/reader/3906 or at my site: http://aplt1.com/reader/3906 for a lovely reading of Little Fuzzy: https://librivox.org/little-fuzzy-by-h-beam-piper/ http://aplt1.com/book/3676 It's a classic use of SciFi to explore interesting questions, e.g. what defines sapienc...
by ScottLawton
March 11th, 2017, 8:43 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: 'Thank You' messages for LibriVox readers - continued
Replies: 8871
Views: 476040

In praise of Karen Savage

Thanks to Karen Savage (gypsygirl) for the great reading of The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle: https://librivox.org/the-voyages-of-doctor-dolittle-by-hugh-lofting-2/ or my http://aplt1.com/book/8140 I enjoyed the distinctive voices for the parrot, dog, etc. -- and the voice for Bumpo is a perfect fit t...
by ScottLawton
February 9th, 2017, 8:58 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: 'Thank You' messages for LibriVox readers - continued
Replies: 8871
Views: 476040

In praise of Cate Barratt

There are many readers whose work I have enjoyed without (alas) stopping by here to say thanks. Is it unfair to thank some but not others? Perhaps -- but better some than none. So, having just listened to all of Cleogirl's readings of the various Arsene Lupin books (among others), I really must say ...
by ScottLawton
January 3rd, 2017, 6:03 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: LibriVox API Discussion Thread
Replies: 214
Views: 65141

Re: LibriVox API Discussion Thread

Could please someone take a look and tell whether it's a bug on LibriVox side and needs to get fixed there, or I am doing something wrong?! Even after following the API docs, the particular bad data you found will still show up as listen_url; that field should be ignored. The easiest way to get the...
by ScottLawton
May 22nd, 2016, 3:28 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: 'Thank You' messages for LibriVox readers - continued
Replies: 8871
Views: 476040

Re: 'Thank You' messages for LibriVox readers - continued

Nick Whitley's reading of Children of the New Forest (Version 2) is superb! NKWhitley - https://librivox.org/the-children-of-the-new-forest-version-2-by-frederick-marryat/ I just posted the following on archive.org: very enjoyable; deserves wider acclaim An excellent story, very well read with a nat...
by ScottLawton
May 10th, 2016, 8:08 pm
Forum: Error Reports
Topic: [FIXED] incomplete BR tag in a description
Replies: 2
Views: 893

[FIXED] incomplete BR tag in a description

Not important but since I noticed it ... there's an incomplete BR tag in the description of

#2735 https://librivox.org/mr-midshipman-easy-by-frederick-marryat/

"almost everyone.br>"
by ScottLawton
March 17th, 2016, 6:06 pm
Forum: Error Reports
Topic: [Fixed]Orange-Yellow Diamond description
Replies: 1
Views: 873

[Fixed]Orange-Yellow Diamond description

#6210 https://librivox.org/the-orange-yellow-diamond-by-j-s-fletcher/

The description includes 'John Prudie: Chuck Williamson' but Prudie should be Purdie per http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/9297/pg9297-images.html

(Also: a very enjoyable mystery! Thanks to the cast & production crew.)