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by harvey
March 14th, 2009, 10:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Movies
Replies: 66
Views: 10261

Filmed versions of Vanity Fair : Any recommendations ... ? I'm surprised you didn't mention the 1930's production of Becky Sharp starring Miriam Hopkins. To relieve your surprise, I had singled out a few of the more interesting movie versions available at the public library (I particularly like act...
by harvey
March 13th, 2009, 6:31 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Problem with [book]
Replies: 4
Views: 1121

Taking the advocated position to its logical extreme would require that Americans, Canadians, New Zealanders, and Australians be banned from recording works written in England, including Shakespeare, because they don't have a native English accent. But wait! There's more than one accent in England. ...
by harvey
March 13th, 2009, 9:43 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Noise Removal= different than wiki
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: Noise Removal= different than wiki

[Audacity] 1.2.6 is the version I run, too, and it suits me. I can't speak to the advantages (or lack thereof) of other versions. I recently tested the Compressor (Effects menu) in both 1.2.6 and 1.3.7 beta. There was no difference I could detect. One new feature I recommend for your consideration ...
by harvey
March 13th, 2009, 7:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Movies
Replies: 66
Views: 10261

Filmed versions of Vanity Fair

Any recommendations -- pro or con -- on Vanity Fair (2004) with
Reese Witherspoon?

While we're on the topic, how about the 1967 BBC mini-series version
with Susan Hampshire?

Or is another of the many versions the best one to see?
by harvey
March 10th, 2009, 4:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Librivoxing non-Librivox books
Replies: 12
Views: 1822

annise wrote:Librivox is pretty fussy about the book and the reading being PD
and the disclaimer being on every file so I'm not sure that it would work.
A partial solution would be a second, "as is" catalog for non-LibriVox works.
by harvey
March 10th, 2009, 3:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Librivoxing non-Librivox books
Replies: 12
Views: 1822

It seems a reasonable idea to consider. Here are some considerations: Quality control: will LibriVox proof-listen the other audio books? (For example, one set of audio books I got from Project Gutenberg had a number of repeated words and sentences.) Attribution: will the catalog distinguish "domesti...
by harvey
March 9th, 2009, 3:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Coraline - The Book
Replies: 9
Views: 2031

my husband read the book and wants to see this, but I understand there's a cat involved and I can't watch a movie where a cat gets hurt or worse. And he claims not to remember what happened to the cat. So if someone could tell me whether the cat suffers at all I would really appreciate it. erin, Se...
by harvey
March 9th, 2009, 3:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Movies
Replies: 66
Views: 10261

I like older films and indies, not interested in Hollywood mainstream junk. I, too, like old(er) movies. However, I enjoy the occasional bite of Hollywood junk food. I also like listening to episodes of Lux Theater , which was a long-running radio show that did 1-hour adaptations of popular films, ...
by harvey
March 9th, 2009, 2:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Movies
Replies: 66
Views: 10261

Jami (anoldfashiongirl) just started a thread on Coraline - The Book . I posted a different version of what's below on that new thread, but since it's more about movies than the book, I'll post it here, too. At Catharine's recommendation above, I read Coraline last week. The book reminds me of the m...
by harvey
March 9th, 2009, 2:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Coraline - The Book
Replies: 9
Views: 2031

Jami, I just finished it last week. Catharine made a brief report on the film (over in the Movies thread), in which she recommends reading the book first. I liked the author's occasional funny turn of phrase or unexpected comment about a character. And, as I'm a cat fancier, Gaiman got his depiction...
by harvey
March 7th, 2009, 1:59 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: MP3 or OGG?
Replies: 14
Views: 1959

In theory, if the original material is encoded with comparable settings to either MP3 or OGG, the quality shouldn't differ much. Here's a different view, from members of the Audio Engineering Society (see my post above): Ogg Vorbis is more efficient than MP3 and is the state of the art in audio com...
by harvey
March 6th, 2009, 5:16 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Computer doesn't recognize Logitech USB mike
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Below are two similar problems from the Logitech support forums. The Logitech support people usually ask the customer to try the microphone in another computer to help see if the problem is the mic or the individual PC. http://forums.logitech.com/logitech/board/message?board.id=headsets_general&mess...
by harvey
March 5th, 2009, 8:28 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: [SOLVED]Noise Cleaning = Funky Voice
Replies: 35
Views: 4535

LaraC, any chance of your providing a short sample, say, 30-60 seconds,
to reduce the downloading time for those of us using dial-up?
by harvey
March 5th, 2009, 8:21 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Bit Rate 128Kbps question
Replies: 6
Views: 1228

Ann, You are (understandably) confusing two different things, which both have the word "bit" in their names. When you record yourself, the mic picks up your voice as an analog signal (i.e., it is continuously varying). Some place in your recording set-up is an electronic device which samples that an...
by harvey
March 4th, 2009, 3:03 pm
Forum: Volunteers Wanted: Other LibriVox Projects
Topic: Christmas Carol CDs Donations
Replies: 5
Views: 6009

Prison Fellowship has multiple programs for prisoners: http://www.pfm.org/
It is centered in the United States.

One of its programs is Angel Tree, which helps the children of prisoners,
including giving them gifts at Christmas time: http://www.angeltree.org/