[COMPLETE] The Life Triumphant by James Allen - tg

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Post by Alpinist1 » July 28th, 2017, 6:32 pm

Dear Tricia, Dave

Thank you both for your patience and understanding, I am now ready to resume.

Please find the updated foreword: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/lifetriumphant_00_allen_128kbps.mp3

I implemented of all of PL's previous comments i.e.
- Silence at beginning of file should be <1s,
- Volume is low and should be amplified by 5dB,

I'm holding thumbs that this version of the Foreword makes the cut.

Looking forward to your feedback!

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Post by craigdav1 » July 28th, 2017, 7:48 pm

0 PL OK.

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Post by Alpinist1 » July 28th, 2017, 7:55 pm

craigdav1 wrote:0 PL OK.
Great news; I'll get going on Chapter 1! :clap:

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Post by Alpinist1 » August 20th, 2017, 3:01 pm

Chapter 1: Faith and Courage (12:51)

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/lifetriumphant_01_allen_128kb.mp3

Ready for PL!

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Post by craigdav1 » August 20th, 2017, 3:42 pm

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Volume is low (83.2dB) and should be amplified by ~6dB. Otherwise pl ok. Upload amplified file with same file name.

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Post by Alpinist1 » August 22nd, 2017, 2:16 am

Thank you! I have ammended the upload as suggested, PL is okay now.

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Post by craigdav1 » August 22nd, 2017, 4:29 am

1 PL OK.

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Post by Alpinist1 » August 22nd, 2017, 3:37 pm

Chapter 2: Manliness, Womanliness and Sincerity (14:13)

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/lifetriumphant_02_allen_128kb.mp3

Ready for PL!

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Post by craigdav1 » August 22nd, 2017, 7:03 pm

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A minor quibble, the volume is just a tad high (92.7dB). The goal is 89 (86-92) dB. Just amplify by -2dB and re-upload with the same file name.

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Post by Alpinist1 » August 22nd, 2017, 7:58 pm

Thanks for the feedback Dave!

I have uploaded the -2db version and updated the magic window. Please check and see if the sound is good now.

Just a question for future uploads: How do I determine the db's on a track. I tried searching for a setting to do so but have not been successful. I'm using audacity on a Windows OS.

Thanks for your help!

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Post by craigdav1 » August 22nd, 2017, 8:07 pm

2 PL OK.

Determining volume level
Use the instructions below to install the plugin ReplayGain into Audacity.
- Click this link,
http://forum.audacityteam.org/download/file.php?id=4685
and save the file to your computer - somewhere you can find it.
- Then go to the folder in which Audacity is installed (on my computer, it's in C:\Program Files (x86)\Audacity) and open the Plug-Ins folder.
- Drag or copy the file you saved into the Plug-Ins folder.
- The next time you start up Audacity go to Effects/ReplayGain* and it'll tell you how much you can amplify your file. If you highlight part of the file it will tell you how much you can amplify just that part of the file. It does not give you the exact dB of the file but it can be inferred from how much it tells you to amplify.
*If you do not see the plugin (near the bottom of the Effect dropdown menu), then at the very top of the Effect menu click on Add/Remove Plugins. You may need to "enable" the plugin. Once enabled restart Audacity and look for the plugin in the Effect dropdown menu.

Another useful program is Mp3Gain. It gives you actual dB levels for the audio file and it can also analyze multiple files (e.g. an entire book). It is a separate program independent from Audacity and is available free at the following link:
http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/download.php

Clipping
Always use Audacity (Effect/Amplify) to change the volume of the file. If clipping occurs and prevents amplification you will need to use Effect/Compressor to remove the peaks in the audio waveform so that you can amplify the file. Watch the video below.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ3lOTDsN6c

If this seems a bit overwhelming start by installing Mp3Gain so you know the dB value of your file. Then amplify using Audacity.
Last edited by craigdav1 on August 22nd, 2017, 8:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by Alpinist1 » August 22nd, 2017, 8:12 pm

Thanks so much for your prompt response!

Will do, on to the next one then.

I'll be out of the country for the next week and a half. Please expect my next submission then.

Best regards!

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Post by TriciaG » October 11th, 2017, 6:32 am

Alpinist - are you still with us? :)
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late
Watergate Report, volume 3: Here
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room

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Post by Alpinist1 » October 13th, 2017, 7:24 am

Dear Tricia

Yes I am! Sorry for my sudden silence; work peaked since my last submission and has kept me quite busy at bay.

I will start submitting again in November. I can make a personal commitment that I'll be done by mid-December as I'll have a gap in this period.

Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused and thank you very much for your patience. James Allen's works mean a lot to me and I've been listening to Andrea Fiore's James recordings of Allen's books for years now and felt it important to give back by doing this book which has not been done yet.

I can commit to finish the project by mid-December but I will start making submissions as soon as possible from around end October/early November.

Is this okay with you Tricia and PL DaveC?

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Post by TriciaG » October 13th, 2017, 11:56 am

Sounds like a plan. Thanks! :)
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late
Watergate Report, volume 3: Here
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room

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