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by a.r.dobbs
February 23rd, 2008, 9:07 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Merged Audiobook files in iTunes
Replies: 14
Views: 2819

Great! I was looking at that title... I've got Whose Body already, of course!! And several others... I tried the Subscribe to iTunes link, but it downloaded only one chapter -- chapter-a-day is set up for this one -- so I'm downloading the zipped file instead. I'll experiment with settings tomorrow,...
by a.r.dobbs
February 23rd, 2008, 8:47 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Merged Audiobook files in iTunes
Replies: 14
Views: 2819

In this case, when I send the iPod off, it'll be the only player she has -- no iTunes on computer. So I do want the tracks to play one after another as well as to remember where a book was left off. My trouble is, I haven't done much with iPods, and I need to make it as easy as pie so there's no fed...
by a.r.dobbs
February 23rd, 2008, 10:40 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: [DRAMA] Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw - ge
Replies: 312
Views: 94584

wow wow, I laughed aloud a lot
clever clever
and I'll never listen to classical music quite so unhearingly again -- my ears have been opened
by a.r.dobbs
February 23rd, 2008, 9:19 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Reduce microphone input in Windows Vista/Audacity
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

OH, well, if you're y e l l i n g . . . that's a whole nother thing then, huh? so maybe not placing the mic across the room but ... you know how a singer does it as she increases the ... shall we say POWER ... of her singing, she'll lift her face up and pull the mic down and away a little. That migh...
by a.r.dobbs
February 23rd, 2008, 9:09 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Merged Audiobook files in iTunes
Replies: 14
Views: 2819

Merged Audiobook files in iTunes

I may need help with this advice 8) ...about how to create a single audiobook file from our LV audiobooks. I've been gathering a bunch of books to send to a dear one in the hospital, and stumbled upon eMan's New Here? thread which happened to mention the fact that files can be merged and appear as ...
by a.r.dobbs
February 23rd, 2008, 8:49 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Ongoing -- the UPDATE-ification of LibriVox how-to's
Replies: 72
Views: 24830

I've finally unsticky-fied this thread.

Sorry I left it stuck there at the top of this forum for so long! yoiks
by a.r.dobbs
February 23rd, 2008, 8:28 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Reduce microphone input in Windows Vista/Audacity
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

You say: "In Audacity, there is the input volume slider, but that just reduces loudness, not the sensitivity." Question: Do you mean that when you reduce input volume in Audacity you still get a clipped waveform, but just not reaching to the top and bottom? It's just as clipped, but now there's whit...
by a.r.dobbs
February 23rd, 2008, 8:25 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Reduce microphone input in Windows Vista/Audacity
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

Hey Daniel, gosh, that's weird. Dunno why your Windows settings are popping back to 100%. Maybe...maybe it's the sequence of events. First plug in your mic (before opening Audacity) then adjust your windows settings -- being sure first that your mic is selected (all this obvious stuff, right? you've...
by a.r.dobbs
February 23rd, 2008, 8:18 am
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Longtime Listener, First Time Caller...
Replies: 13
Views: 2319

OK, I'm trying this out today. I'm collecting a big batch of audiobooks to load on an iPod and ship off to a dear one in the hospital. I've read several of the interlinked blog posts about merging [nicely done!] but can't find just one page with all the steps mapped out. So... my typically fractured...
by a.r.dobbs
February 20th, 2008, 12:03 am
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Longtime Listener, First Time Caller...
Replies: 13
Views: 2319

Very cool information here. I think we gotta should oughta get some of this into our wiki page for listeners.

I've made myself a note and bookmarked this thread for getting around to some lovely sunny day of leisure.

Oh, welcome aboard, eMan and Alderete and grampy! (emphatically)
by a.r.dobbs
February 18th, 2008, 9:53 am
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: .
Replies: 3
Views: 691

hi ya alf21co, before you dive into a whole chapter anywhere, please please do a little test of your recording setup. Have you seen the Newbie Guide to Recording? http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/NewbieGuideToRecording To make a test, if you'd like some instructions, go to Test your recording setup!
by a.r.dobbs
February 7th, 2008, 8:59 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: [DRAMA] Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw - ge
Replies: 312
Views: 94584

Thanks, Anita. I seem to have gotten myself in a record/delete loop but I'll try to get 2 done soon. AK! Do you mean you record half an hour and then ... delete half an hour? I've done that, and it's disspiriting. By "soon" I hope you mean in the next month (not in the next few days -- no pressure ...
by a.r.dobbs
February 7th, 2008, 8:54 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: [DRAMA] Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw - ge
Replies: 312
Views: 94584

I did noise clean the files before recording, but didn't want to do it too much in case it affected their overall sound quality. To my taste, a little low background rain and market noise would be nice, but I don't know if this is wanted or even possible. ... but it would help cover noisy files. Pe...
by a.r.dobbs
February 6th, 2008, 7:27 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: [DRAMA] Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw - ge
Replies: 312
Views: 94584

Oh, and we'll need an intro and closing line, too. I think it would be great to get Alex or kristin to record the opening and closing lines. I've PM'd Alex, suggesting we try to wrap up our missing recordings in the month ahead, but I believe he's traveling just now; and I've no doubt that kristin ...
by a.r.dobbs
February 6th, 2008, 7:24 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: [DRAMA] Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw - ge
Replies: 312
Views: 94584

oh! that is so splendid!! excellent editing, Peter! and reading!!!! outstanding!! Maybe when it's all to your liking I could do a little spot noise-cleaning in Audacity 3 -- and I should arrange for files to be noise-cleaned in advance of editing for the other acts. this is really wonderful thank yo...