COMPLETE - North of Boston, by Robert Frost - PO/ge

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Post by BradBush » October 19th, 2005, 3:52 pm

North of Boston is complete and can be accessed in our catalogue here: http://librivox.org/north-of-boston-by-robert-frost/.

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I am currently recording North of Boston by Robert Frost. I expect to have it complete in about a week or so, and should post the first of 2 or 3 parts in the next day or so. I realize poetry is not exactly what this is about, but it gave me a good starting point to try out a shorter book, before I jump into the next book I want to do solo. I feel more confortable working solo for now.

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Post by hugh » October 19th, 2005, 4:29 pm

hey cool, actually we are working on Whitman's Leaves of Grass ... maybe you could sign up for a section or two.

welcome aboard.

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Post by BradBush » October 20th, 2005, 6:27 pm

OK, Part one of North of Boston is up at:
http://www.archive.org/details/BradBushnorthofboston1

I might re-encode it as I have fixed original to have the "tag" on the front point to librivox.org and added "end part 1" at the end.

A couple of technical questions:
1. Can you edit a file on ourmedia.org / internet archive, once you have uploaded it? If so, I don't see how right now through ourmedia.
2. I can't get any of the 64 bit files that are created by the archive from a 128 bit to work. Windows XP newest build, Media player, etc. Are these working for some others?
3. Hugh, do you do the final "publishing" that puts it in the right spot? Will we end up with two versions on the archive, or do you rename it? I used the OurMedia uploader to uplaod it like I do my podcast. Is there a better way to do this (noticed you suggested www.yousendit.com in your new help file). Is this better than uploading right to Ourmedia/IA?
4. I did the tags using the progam I use to tag my podcast. Can you check them and see if they are right.

OK, once I get these answered, I will fix part 1 and do parts 2 and 3. I will then sign up for a chapter of "Leaves of Grass", then its off to my next solo project if I still have steam left.

Brad

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Post by BradBush » October 22nd, 2005, 8:15 pm

Anyone help with my questions? I want to finish this one and move on, but don't want to upload more until I am sure its the best way and that the tags are working. Let me know.

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Post by kayray » October 22nd, 2005, 10:49 pm

Brad -- Hugh is out of town for a few days, but let's see if I can help you. I don't think you can edit files once they're up on archive.org... As a matter of fact, it seems to be a good idea to upload all files of each book all at once, so they end up on the same page at archive.org, like this:

http://www.archive.org/audio/audio-details-db.php?collection=opensource_audio&collectionid=frankenstein_shelley

And that's why we recommend using a service like yousendit.com to send your files to your book team leader. Now, since you're doing a solo project, you can do whatever you want -- but for ease of cataloging the files here, it's better to have them all together.

It doesn't seem to be possible to move files around once they're on archive.org, so yeah, if you upload themj individually and then we take them and collect them all in one place, they'll be up there twice... Crazy, huh? :)

I can check your files for tags, etc, tomorrow, too tired now.

Oh, I haven't had any problems with the 64kbps files so far... I'll test yours tomorrow.

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Post by BradBush » October 23rd, 2005, 10:31 am

Thanks. I won't upload anymore until I have the whole thing up. Appreciate the feedback. Thought Hugh might be out.

Brad

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Post by kayray » October 23rd, 2005, 10:48 am

Hey Brad, sounds great! Love that accent :)

The 64kbps file works fine for me. The 128 file has nice ID3 tags (it seems that archive.org doesn't copy the ID3 tags to the 64kbs or ogg files, ugh). One small suggestion -- give your filenames two-digit numbers, like this:

title_01_author

or, if you've got over 99 chapters in the original, give them three:

title_001_author
title_023_author

and that way they will be alphabetized correctly by computers.

Let me know if you have any more questions!

Happy reading,
Kara

p.s. I like your podcast :) Your girls sound adorable!
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Post by BradBush » October 23rd, 2005, 12:42 pm

Thanks Kara for the nice words of encouragement.

I can't get any of the 64 bit files to load on either one of my machines (Win XP at home and Win2000 Pro at work both through windows media player... Hmmm maybe its windows media player that doesn't like them). oh Well.

One more question. How do you upload your files to the internet archive? I have been using the OurMedia service which has an uploader program, but it looks like Frankenstien (which I think yoiu put up) had been uploaded directly (as I didn't see any of the OurMedia tags on the page you sent me). Is there a way to upload directliy? Want to make sure when I put it up again, that I can get it all right this time.

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Post by BradBush » January 10th, 2006, 8:08 pm

Should probably be PO = Poetry, not NF = Non-fiction. Maybe I should record instead of reading forum... but I am on new baby duty.

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Post by BradBush » January 19th, 2006, 10:29 am

OK, Robert Frost's North of Boston is complete!! Here are the details for each of the four files. Iwill repeat in the listeners wanted section, as I would like to have someone review these before they are posted. Sorry for the multiple accents - my "yankee" accent kept folding neatly back into a southern accent. Poetry dialog is harder than I realized!!

Part 1: 27:52, MP3@128 - 25.5MB
Includes the following poems: The Pasture, Mending Wall, The Death of the Hired Man, The Mountain, A Hundred Collars
http://s63.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1G273SY57004A2TE8Q7T0XSFQF

Part 2: 28:28, MP3@128 - 26.0MB
Includes the following poems: Home Burial, The Black Cottage, Blueberries, A Servant to Servants
http://s60.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1SSK710130WUX0J0QAV3OA4TN2

Part 3: 30:14, MP3@128 - 27.6MB
Includes the following poems: After Apple-picking, The Code, The Generations of Men, The Housekeeper
http://s60.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=39YR82U0KGNDF2FRDNV4W4FVT5

Part 4: 19:46, MP3@128 - 18.1MB
Includes the following poems: The Fear, The Self-seeker, The Wood-pile, Good Hours
http://s19.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0BA378M78ZX270WME7EO31EB7Q

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Post by kayray » January 19th, 2006, 1:14 pm

YAY BRAD!!!!!
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Post by Gesine » January 20th, 2006, 8:57 am

Wonderful, Brad - congratulations! Will pick files up later to catalogue them.
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Post by BradBush » January 23rd, 2006, 6:29 am

Call for volunteer listeners at the following address:
http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1022

Need to listen by Wednesday as the files have a set expiry date.

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Post by LibraryLady » January 25th, 2006, 12:07 am

I'm finished proof-listening and all the files are fine so you should be all set to go ahead with cataloging, Gesine!
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