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by harvey
February 8th, 2009, 6:33 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Librivox and Torrents
Replies: 4
Views: 956

See the BitTorrent section of How To Get LibriVox Audio Files,
which will get you to What can you do to help?


I discovered LibriVox while searching for audio books via BitTorrent.
by harvey
February 8th, 2009, 6:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Video download from Archive.org
Replies: 7
Views: 1507

@ harvey Many thanks for your help. On the Archive.org site mentioned in my first post, there are two options of ogg, mpeg4, etc, files to download. Why are there two options of the same file format and why do they have different sizes? You are welcome. When I first looked at the Faust page, I hadn...
by harvey
February 7th, 2009, 3:04 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Question about recording
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

A Contrary Opinion

I'd like to offer a contrary opinion concerning background noises. Prior to discovering LibriVox, I'd heard a large number of professionally made audio books and radio dramas. When I read about Hugh's concept for dividing up the work load by encouraging volunteers to sign up for single chapters of a...
by harvey
February 7th, 2009, 2:29 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: How do I match quality of sound recorded two different times
Replies: 6
Views: 1079

Re: Different Sound

and yes, it looks like a, gulp, re-record. The chapter was done early on in my LV career and I've gotten "smarter" about settings, mic placement, checking, and double-checking before I actually get into it. What Ruth describes is called the signal-to-noise ratio . Signal is your voice. "Noise", in ...
by harvey
February 7th, 2009, 1:43 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Question about recording
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

To save repeating here, my recording equipment and the post-processing I do is described in the forum thread What's your "recording studio" like? (I made more recordings since this was written). Also since then, I learned that AC97 is an Intel standard for high-quality PC sound; this is relevant to ...
by harvey
February 7th, 2009, 9:16 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Forum font size in Firefox 3.0.6
Replies: 10
Views: 1226

Re: Forum font size in Firefox 3.0.6

Firefox, despite my protestations, eventually insisted that I upgrade to Firefox 3. This morning, it insisted on updating itself again. Ruth, If you want to downgrade, 2.0.0.20 is the last upgrade to version 2 which will be released. It's available from the Mozilla/Firefox Web site . It's what I'm ...
by harvey
February 6th, 2009, 11:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Video download from Archive.org
Replies: 7
Views: 1507

New formats are developed as the technology for compressing and storing video improves. The orignal MPEG video format was MPEG-1. Then the clever folks who figure these things out determined how to compress video even further while maintaining good picture quality, so we got the MPEG-2 video format,...
by harvey
February 4th, 2009, 8:45 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: deleting saved passwords in internet explorer, help!
Replies: 1
Views: 672

Re: deleting saved passwords in internet explorer, help!

I'm really sorry but the same problem I faced with Mozila some time ago now I encountered with internet explorer and I cannot log in could you please help me and guide me into deleting the wrong password I have written there and which is saved and remembered by internet explorer thank you This will...
by harvey
February 3rd, 2009, 7:02 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Hissing or Langoliers? o_O
Replies: 11
Views: 1616

Re: Hissing or Langoliers? o_O

could someone tell me how I might go about turning off my internal mics. I think they are helping to produce a lot of the background noise. What you say indicates you use a USB mic. I have no experience with those. If you have MS Windows, I think you should be able to deselect the built-in mics on ...
by harvey
February 3rd, 2009, 5:18 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Background images on wiki pages? + How to display wiki icons
Replies: 2
Views: 743

{ {{#!box css-class|inline-style wiki markup } }} Haven't tried any of this out, and I'm not at all familiar with moinmoin or its syntax. Daniel, thanks for the ideas. My reading of Help On Parsers in the wiki help indicates the purpose of the hash-bang line inside the three curly braces for code s...
by harvey
February 3rd, 2009, 4:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: I once overtook...
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Well, if we can believe what we see on the T&V (I'm thinking particularly of exposes of the sort like "X Files" and "Roswell") then undoubtedly some of us (who live in the States) have passed interstellar space craft and extraterrestrial beings, also ensconced on trucks, on their way to Area 51. Tro...
by harvey
February 2nd, 2009, 12:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Movies
Replies: 66
Views: 10453

Old movies can be watched or downloaded for free at the same site which hosts LibriVox recordings: http://www.archive.org/details/feature_films Wow! What a collection (1,700+ titles) that contains some great movies. Thanks, enko. I've looked through the 50 most popular titles (based on downloading)...
by harvey
February 2nd, 2009, 11:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Movies
Replies: 66
Views: 10453

IMDb Power of Film lists

The IMDb has three interesting lists of movies, under the heading Power of Film : Box Office Power: 25 All-Time Box Office Winners (adjusted for inflation) Top 25 Movies of 2008 (ranked by box office sales) MOVIEMeter Top 25 Films of 2008 (ranked by activity at the IMDb) Notes about the first list: ...
by harvey
February 1st, 2009, 8:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Movies
Replies: 66
Views: 10453

Re: Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 1

For those of you who appreciate Pixar's wonderful movies, such as WALL*E and Ratatouille (2007), (although I have to acknowledge not yet having seen WALL*E),. Great movie, comes highly recommended by me! :) Okay, so I should have said I put a hold on it a few days ago at the public library (:-) (I'...
by harvey
February 1st, 2009, 6:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Movies
Replies: 66
Views: 10453

Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 1

For those of you who appreciate Pixar's wonderful movies, such as WALL*E and Ratatouille (2007), (although I have to acknowledge not yet having seen WALL*E), I recommend Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 1 (2004) (ISBN: 0788874020, ASIN: B000V1Y44G). The Amazon.com review begins: "Pixar's unprece...