Search found 3768 matches

by hugh
July 27th, 2011, 6:08 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: [Re. Audible] LV Readers Victims of Scam and Humiliation
Replies: 57
Views: 5590

Re: [Re. Audible] LV Readers Victims of Scam and Humiliation

thanks bart.

and I agree, Audible & Cherry Hill can work out their own issues.

hugh.
by hugh
July 26th, 2011, 9:22 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: [Re. Audible] LV Readers Victims of Scam and Humiliation
Replies: 57
Views: 5590

Re: [Re. Audible] LV Readers Victims of Scam and Humiliation

Audible problem solved: I just spoke with Audible: they don't want LV content in Audible, because their customers get annoyed when they pay for it, and then find they could have gotten it for free. So: If we can compile a list of Publishers, and Titles of LV books in Audible, and send them to audib...
by hugh
July 19th, 2011, 7:47 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: [Re. Audible] LV Readers Victims of Scam and Humiliation
Replies: 57
Views: 5590

Re: [Re. Audible] LV Readers Victims of Scam and Humiliation

Note that if there is an official provider of LibriVox titles into commercial outlets, it's likely that provider would be non-commercial ;-)
by hugh
July 19th, 2011, 6:50 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: [Re. Audible] LV Readers Victims of Scam and Humiliation
Replies: 57
Views: 5590

Re: [Re. Audible] LV Readers Victims of Scam and Humiliation

Perhaps I can clarify the state of a few things: Official LibriVox policy & the meaning of Public Domain By releasing our books into the public domain, we relinquish all rights, and give the books away to the universe free of all obligations & encumberances. This means that anyone who wishes can, le...
by hugh
July 6th, 2011, 12:16 pm
Forum: Volunteers Wanted: Other LibriVox Projects
Topic: Translations for Volunteer emails
Replies: 33
Views: 17076

Re: Translations for Volunteer emails

Thank you so much Paola - our first italian email is about to go out.
by hugh
June 27th, 2011, 2:49 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Synthetic voices from Librivox recordings
Replies: 32
Views: 3970

Re: Synthetic voices from Librivox recordings

It is possible to do that (it's called an Average Voice Model) but the voices we have used publicly so far are actually individual voices, and you might be able to recognize the readers.
ah, excellent. sorry for my confusion...
by hugh
June 27th, 2011, 12:45 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Synthetic voices from Librivox recordings
Replies: 32
Views: 3970

Re: Synthetic voices from Librivox recordings

my understanding of the post at the top of this thread is that many LibriVox recordings would be analyzed, combined, played with etc, so that composite audio profiles can be used to generate more human-sounding synthetic voices. But yes this is the gift we give of our public domain voices: so that o...
by hugh
June 17th, 2011, 5:57 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: help a blind user?
Replies: 2
Views: 503

help a blind user?

DM me if you would like to help Victoria ... hello, I would like to have a phone number for your organization. I have a friend who is legally blind who would like to call you about getting free audio books. He is not able to see enough to do anything online. Please let me know who to contact and tha...
by hugh
May 15th, 2011, 9:22 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: interview on Future of Education
Replies: 0
Views: 684

interview on Future of Education

Here's an hour-long discussion, with interaction from the audience, about LibriVox, with me & Steve Hargadon, for his Future of Education series.

Audio: http://audio.edtechlive.com/foe/hughmcguire.mp3
by hugh
May 11th, 2011, 7:52 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: What we say about what we do
Replies: 31
Views: 2984

Re: What we say about what we do

at the very least the copy on the webpage will be cleaned up....
by hugh
May 9th, 2011, 6:38 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: What we say about what we do
Replies: 31
Views: 2984

Re: What we say about what we do

hrmm ... all these counter-arguments sound familiar ! ;-) ... I agree with everyone!
by hugh
May 8th, 2011, 10:28 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Finished MA - Used LV - ty
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: Finished MA - Used LV - ty

congrats & ditto: is it published somewhere online?
by hugh
May 8th, 2011, 10:25 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: What we say about what we do
Replies: 31
Views: 2984

Re: What we say about what we do

i'd be happy with such a change.
by hugh
May 8th, 2011, 8:05 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: What we say about what we do
Replies: 31
Views: 2984

Re: What we say about what we do

@stav ... we do have a "centre," which is: LibriVox Objective To make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet. That is: producing the books is our objective. Listener pleasure is, in fact, secondary ... as I like to say, a wonderful fringe benefit. If list...
by hugh
May 7th, 2011, 9:11 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: What we say about what we do
Replies: 31
Views: 2984

Re: What we say about what we do

I think I qualify as an elder, and david, I agree with you.

we are closing in on a redesign of the site, and cleaning up some of the language should be part of that process...

h.