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michelekilpatrick
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Post by michelekilpatrick » August 21st, 2016, 7:20 pm

Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds by Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657 - 1757). Translated by William Gardiner (1672 - 1719)


The book itself is presented as a series of conversations between a gallant philosopher and a marquise, who walk in the latter's garden at night and gaze at stars. The philosopher explains the heliocentric model and also muses on the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Fontenelle's work was not cast polemically against the world views of either the Catholic Church or the Protestant churches, nor did it attract the attention, positive or negative, of theologians or prelates. ( Wikipedia)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/conversationsonp00font
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



    IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).
    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!


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    BC Admin
    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction; *Non-fiction/Science/Astronomy, Physics & Mechanics

    Keywords that describe the book: popular science;, science history, french language

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds, by Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle. Translated by William Gardiner (1672 - 1719) [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds by Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle. Translated by William Gardiner (1672 - 1719) This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds, by Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle. Translated by William Gardiner (1672 - 1719)"

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
  • Example filename conversations_plurality_worlds_##_fontenelle.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. conversations_plurality_worlds_01_fontenelle.mp3)


    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Annise
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.



    Any questions?
    Please post below

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Post by annise » August 21st, 2016, 9:04 pm

I'll get you a MW, back in a bit

Anne
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Post by annise » August 21st, 2016, 9:48 pm

You have a MW
As a Soloist you are your own BC and need to manage the MW yourself - fill in chapter titles and add your files when they are ready
I've put in some suggestions in the title field

Here is the link to obtain a password and log into Workflow for the first time:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxWB83bbALTQYjlENGZ0SVJUWWs

And this one is instructions for managing the Magic Window:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kVj409nG_E0XJ5UrrcL7EVx7Qyx-2UQ7dbw4mINi3XQ

See how you go :D

Anne
Our objective is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet. - Hugh McGuire.

michelekilpatrick
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Post by michelekilpatrick » August 22nd, 2016, 9:23 am

Great thanks! Will go through and insert the breakdowns of the sections.

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Post by annise » October 21st, 2016, 1:59 am

How are you going with this ?

Anne
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michelekilpatrick
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Post by michelekilpatrick » October 31st, 2016, 11:56 am

I had a little set back--got sick and lost my voice. But all of my chapters are now recorded and I should finish editing tonight and be ready to upload.

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Post by linny » November 30th, 2016, 11:21 am

Michele,
You have a lovely reading voice.

To help your PLers please update the status workflow. When you post a link the status dropdown should be changed to "Ready for PL". Once you receive feedback it can then be toggled to "See PL Notes" or "PL ok". Once corrections are made the dropdown should then be changed to "Ready for spotcheck". In addition to the status update please list the file duration in the Notes column. It helps us know how long to set aside for PLing and is a quick double check that none of your files were cut off during the upload processes.

Your file names should end with _128kb. This is a known error in the solo template, we try to catch it during setup but sometimes miss it. You don't need to change any of the file names for the PL ok files already in the system but please add it to the files you haven't yet uploaded.

All that being said...

Sections 0, 1, 3, and 4 are all PL OK! :thumbs:

Section 2
Opening silence is a little long. In general we need a maximum of 1 second. The ending silence on 1 is a little short of the 5 second ending silence so combined I don't think listeners will mind. If you want, mark this section as PL ok and just be more mindful of the silences for future sections.

Section 5
Opening silence is over 1 second, please trim.
Silence between intro and the reading is very long (about 8 seconds) and contains a few mouse clicks. Please trim.

Only general comments I can provide is your volume tends to fluctuate between sections. Our aim is 89dB with an acceptable range of 86-92dB. You are within the range on all sections however your range is 86.2-89dB. With a 3dB range listeners may need to adjust the volume throughout the project. Also, keep watch for page turns. I only picked up on a few of them but for listeners using earphones this could be disturbing.

Overall, a truly excellent job! I hope you have enjoyed the process. :clap:

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Post by michelekilpatrick » January 3rd, 2017, 12:34 am

Thanks so much for the review and kind words! I've really been struggling with this project because things have become crazy at work. Will fix sections 2 and 5 and upload remaining sections asap!

Thanks again,
Michele

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Post by linny » January 3rd, 2017, 7:07 am

Hi Michele,
Glad to see you back!

Sections 6, 7, 9, 10, and 11 are all well read and without errors. The opening and ending silences need to be adjusted. Opening silence needs to be less than 1 second. Ending silence needs to be 5 seconds.

Please add the file duration to the notes section of the MW. It helps us ensure your file was not cut off during upload and also helps PLers know how much time to set aside for PLing.

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Post by annise » June 3rd, 2017, 11:36 pm

IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).
Our objective is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet. - Hugh McGuire.

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Post by DrPGould » August 15th, 2017, 6:25 pm

Anne and Michele:

With your permission, I would like to PL the remaining sections.

Many thanks,

Philip

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Post by linny » August 15th, 2017, 8:48 pm

Hi Philip,
I'm not certain if you noticed. The sections in the MW listed as needing PL have all been PLed. The MW is just a bit out of date.

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Post by annise » August 16th, 2017, 4:24 am

I've fixed the MW and adjusted the intro outros and PMed the reader to find out what she would like to happen to the project

Anne
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Post by DrPGould » August 16th, 2017, 6:17 am

Oops! Well sorry. :oops: If I'm needed, I'm here. If not......I'll be moving on.

Many thanks,

Philip

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