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by BradBush
March 15th, 2006, 8:48 am
Forum: Volunteers Wanted: Other LibriVox Projects
Topic: catalog system
Replies: 116
Views: 56809

After going through the Wikipedia discussion, one suggestion I had was to have author pages. Would be easier with the catalog system, but I didn't see it in your list. Maybe what you mean by browse by author. Whether we link these from the Wikipedia author pages is antoher question ;-)
by BradBush
March 12th, 2006, 9:42 pm
Forum: Volunteers Wanted: Other LibriVox Projects
Topic: Help Wanted - Wikipedia Entries
Replies: 77
Views: 39975

Back from vacation. Boy did I miss some Wikipedia fireworks. Well, if this thing works the way it should, some "non-interested" party, should put all of our links back, right? That is my dream at least. Oh well, what was easy has now become convoluted and hard. When someone figures it out and its fi...
by BradBush
March 8th, 2006, 8:47 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Another NPR Article on us!
Replies: 12
Views: 5250

I was heading home from a business day trip from San Antonio, and was listening to some old podcasts. Well there is an NPR books podcast and the last story comes on and says "but you probably don't recognize the voice", and I almost yell out in the airport, "YES I DO!!". How fun to "accidentally" fi...
by BradBush
February 19th, 2006, 4:54 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer - AF/ge
Replies: 241
Views: 58936

Gesine, Kara and I worked out that sample rates of 22.05 to 44.1 are OK.
by BradBush
February 17th, 2006, 12:55 pm
Forum: Volunteers Wanted: Other LibriVox Projects
Topic: Librivox Wiki
Replies: 217
Views: 73941

Man, you guys are going to town. This will be an excellent resource when we get "done". Hah, is a Wiki ever done?
by BradBush
February 17th, 2006, 10:34 am
Forum: Volunteers Wanted: Other LibriVox Projects
Topic: Librivox Wiki
Replies: 217
Views: 73941

G.E.B. Please excuse my ignorance, but I'm unfamiliar with the acronym. Well actually there's a lot of stuff I'm ignorant about, so no need to excuse it :) G?del, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465026567/sr=8-1/qid=1140197479/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-1140035-99600...
by BradBush
February 16th, 2006, 10:37 pm
Forum: Volunteers Wanted: Other LibriVox Projects
Topic: Librivox Wiki
Replies: 217
Views: 73941

OK, some suggestions for new pages: Complete 1. A list of Librivox Volunteers and thier home pages. 2. How to Listen page (link to catalog, common mp3 players, how to burn CD's, etc.) Complete 3. Finish the ID3 tag page (Gesine has a topic started on this that can be cut and pasted) Complete 4. Info...
by BradBush
February 16th, 2006, 10:20 pm
Forum: Volunteers Wanted: Other LibriVox Projects
Topic: Librivox Wiki
Replies: 217
Views: 73941

Yeah Chris!!! I love the new Wiki. Already edited the volunteer page to add the info on volunteering for Wikipedia entries. This felt a little G.E.B. though. Hah!
by BradBush
February 15th, 2006, 8:14 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: "Sample Rate" -- extremely important, please read
Replies: 62
Views: 25203

thistlechick wrote:does this effect file size at all?
The raw files are 1/2 the size, but the MP3's are about the same size. Sample rate from 22.05 at the bit rates we are at, don't really affect too much.
by BradBush
February 15th, 2006, 8:04 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: "Sample Rate" -- extremely important, please read
Replies: 62
Views: 25203

vee wrote:well at least they aren't upsampling, but yeah a 24 from a 44.1 is really weird. You usually downsample by factors of 2.
Yep. 24 will give you artifacts from 44.1. Whats strange, is they used to make 22.05 (some of our old books have all 22.05 on the 64kbps files)!
by BradBush
February 15th, 2006, 8:00 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: "Sample Rate" -- extremely important, please read
Replies: 62
Views: 25203

Seems like 22.05 to 44.1 is the right range. I think that's what we settled on, after we realized some were down to 8.

Archive.org actually makes 64kbps 22.05khz files from a 128 22.05 file and 64kbps 24khz from a 128 44 file. Don't ask me. Its strange.
by BradBush
February 15th, 2006, 9:16 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: "Sample Rate" -- extremely important, please read
Replies: 62
Views: 25203

Great. This is a good test. Would also like to know which MP3 Player he has.
by BradBush
February 14th, 2006, 4:49 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: librivox audio promo seeking volunteers
Replies: 78
Views: 24047

Chip, I love that radio voice. Heck, that one is pretty good by itself!
by BradBush
February 14th, 2006, 4:47 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: "Sample Rate" -- extremely important, please read
Replies: 62
Views: 25203

raynr wrote:Some are recorded with 24000Hz and that sample rate doesn't work with my telephone.
Actually a lot of the 64kbps ones are at 24khz, because it appears that is the default for the archive.org encoder. Do 22.05khz work on your phone?

Brad
by BradBush
February 14th, 2006, 3:00 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: "Sample Rate" -- extremely important, please read
Replies: 62
Views: 25203

8000 is very low for quality's sake also. We probably want to set a minimum. Don't know what that would be. maybe 22.05