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by tshirt
January 14th, 2006, 1:17 pm
Forum: Volunteers Wanted: Other LibriVox Projects
Topic: LibriVox Recorder
Replies: 10
Views: 8723

Hello kri, It may be dreaming on our part, especially if we can't find those with the right skills to take this on, but this would be an awesome project if it worked out. First of all we don't need to build everything bottom-up: * festival speech synthesizer o could be used to help people read well ...
by tshirt
January 13th, 2006, 7:43 pm
Forum: Volunteers Wanted: Other LibriVox Projects
Topic: LibriVox Recorder
Replies: 10
Views: 8723

LibriVox Recorder

Looking for help to design and implement a recorder for LibriVox volunteers discussed in <another thread> . Our goal is implementing an audio software that is suitable for recording and listening audio reading of written text. The book text will be paired with audio synchronization information, so t...
by tshirt
January 9th, 2006, 1:22 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: SUBTITLES? proposal for an alternative recording method
Replies: 32
Views: 16530

I would like to write down the description of the new recording software, but I need your help. Could you post what you would want in a recording software? Don't hesitate to put the wildest features you would desire but you're afraid to ask for; they are the most important ones. Let me start with a ...
by tshirt
January 8th, 2006, 12:17 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: SUBTITLES? proposal for an alternative recording method
Replies: 32
Views: 16530

Stephan wrote:Anybody here have some expereince in nuclear fission,
large hedron colliders and some quantum theory? I really could use some
help here.
:) It's really not impossible. And once we get some prototype we will have
a lot of people offering a hand.
by tshirt
January 7th, 2006, 1:56 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: SUBTITLES? proposal for an alternative recording method
Replies: 32
Views: 16530

Is anybody out there that knows about speech processing? A simple
boundary detection algorithm could make things so much easier to
manage the editing of recordings.
by tshirt
January 7th, 2006, 1:51 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: SUBTITLES? proposal for an alternative recording method
Replies: 32
Views: 16530

Stephan wrote:I can?t poll, tshirt. Because i read your description twice, but i don?t get (probably language barrier) what the program is intendet to do.
:oops:
Could you say in other words? Please? Probably 3-4 sentences?
I am thinking of a better description. I'll post as soon as I come up with one.
by tshirt
January 6th, 2006, 12:00 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: SUBTITLES? proposal for an alternative recording method
Replies: 32
Views: 16530

SMIL Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language

http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/ SMIL (pronnounced smile) from w3 consortium: SMIL is typically used for "rich media"/multimedia presentations which integrate streaming audio and video with images, text or any other media type. Accessibility part of the site talks about subtitles: http://www.w3.org/Aud...
by tshirt
January 6th, 2006, 11:28 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: SUBTITLES? proposal for an alternative recording method
Replies: 32
Views: 16530

I can't believe that there isn't already an Open Source Project for the creation of such works. I checked everywhere I know to see if there is, but couldn't find any. I don't know how it works quite well, but avi video files can be added subtitles by using a text file with time annotations: http://...
by tshirt
January 5th, 2006, 8:16 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: SUBTITLES? proposal for an alternative recording method
Replies: 32
Views: 16530

hugh wrote:if it's free software (gpl)
Of course it will be GPL! yay! :)
by tshirt
January 5th, 2006, 7:54 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: SUBTITLES? proposal for an alternative recording method
Replies: 32
Views: 16530

One other issue is that the program would have to support editing and post processing (or there would need to be some way to use a tool such as audacity to do the editing). I've already sent an email to audacity authors to ask whether they would be willing to invest some time to write a plugin to t...
by tshirt
January 5th, 2006, 7:36 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: SUBTITLES? proposal for an alternative recording method
Replies: 32
Views: 16530

Here's the description of an interesting annotation tool: http://www.plasticbag.org/archives/2005/10/on_the_bbc_annotatable_audio_project.shtml However this tool is about pre-recorded audio. It does not record audio, but annotates existing audio really well. Oh, and it's internal to BBC :( There are...
by tshirt
January 5th, 2006, 7:19 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: SUBTITLES? proposal for an alternative recording method
Replies: 32
Views: 16530

Welcome to LibriVox, tshirt! It's great to have fresh voices in the mix! I'm certain that this is something which many folks would find useful, but it just wouldn't work for me. As I speak the words I'm already looking ahead for what's next. I need a fair amount of text on the screen to be able to ...
by tshirt
January 5th, 2006, 6:53 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: SUBTITLES? proposal for an alternative recording method
Replies: 32
Views: 16530

SUBTITLES? proposal for an alternative recording method

Please go to this thread for discussions on this topic: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=945 Our goal is implementing an audio software that is suitable for recording and listening audio reading of written text. The text will be paired with audio synchronization information, so that it can ...