COMPLETE: Aesop's Fables, Volume 2 (Fables 26-50) - SW/ll

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Post by ChipDoc » January 22nd, 2006, 8:15 am

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/aesops-fables-volume-2-fables-26-50/

Aesop's Fables, Volume 2 (Fables 26-50)

With the first Volume in the can, it's now time to get started on Volume 2! I thought that the idea of doing Aesop's Fables was charming, but was daunted by the fact that there are 284 of the things. Thanks to Annie for the elegant solution of breaking them up into Volumes of 25 Fables each. That'll allow us to read each Fable as an individual chapter. It'll make for short readings, which should prove a comfortable way for new folks to get their feet wet in the strange new format of reading aloud into your computer. A nice side benefit is that even folks with modem lines should be able to upload these without too much trouble. Most are less than 2 minutes long. Feel free to take a bunch of them!


Target completion date: February 5, 2006
Project Gutenberg e-text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/11339/11339-8.txt


AESOP'S FABLES Volume 2 (Fables 26-50)

02-01 THE FOX AND THE STORK <kri> *DONE*
02-02 THE WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING <kri> *DONE*
02-03 THE STAG IN THE OX-STALL <LibraryLady> *DONE*
02-04 THE MILKMAID AND HER PAIL <LibraryLady> *DONE*
02-05 THE DOLPHINS, THE WHALES, AND THE SPRAT <LibraryLady> *DONE*
02-06 THE FOX AND THE MONKEY <ajfluke> *DONE*
02-07 THE ASS AND THE LAP-DOG <ajfluke> *DONE*
02-08 THE FIR-TREE AND THE BRAMBLE <ajfluke> *DONE*
02-09 THE FROGS' COMPLAINT AGAINST THE SUN <ajfluke> *DONE*
02-10 THE DOG, THE COCK, AND THE FOX <Desdemona> *DONE*
02-11 THE GNAT AND THE BULL <Desdemona> *DONE*
02-12 THE BEAR AND THE TRAVELLERS <Desdemona> *DONE*
02-13 THE SLAVE AND THE LION <basilmunroe> *DONE*
02-14 THE FLEA AND THE MAN <basilmunroe> *DONE*
02-15 THE BEE AND JUPITER <basilmunroe> *DONE*
02-16 THE OAK AND THE REEDS <phoenixascending> *DONE*
02-17 THE BLIND MAN AND THE CUB <phoenixascending> *DONE*
02-18 THE BOY AND THE SNAILS <phoenixascending> *DONE*
02-19 THE APES AND THE TWO TRAVELLERS <raynr> *DONE*
02-20 THE ASS AND HIS BURDENS <Biotron2000> *DONE*
02-21 THE SHEPHERD'S BOY AND THE WOLF <BubbleDragon> *DONE*
02-22 THE FOX AND THE GOAT <BubbleDragon> *DONE*
02-23 THE FISHERMAN AND THE SPRAT <Gesine> *DONE*
02-24 THE BOASTING TRAVELLER <Biotron2000> *DONE*
02-25 THE CRAB AND HIS MOTHER <RobertG> *DONE*

There are no numbers in the Gutenberg text, so please search for your fable by name.

File Name Format
Please use Volume and Fable number to distinguish between the fables. For instance, THE GNAT AND THE BULL would be
fables_02_11_aesop.mp3

ID3 Tag Formats:
Title/Name: The Gnat and The Bull
Artist: Aesop
Album: Aesop's Fables

File Format:
Stereo, 128kpbs, MP3

You may either post a link to your completed files here in the forum or email them to me by clicking this link:
http://www.yousendit.com/?recipient=Chip@ChipDoc.com

These things are so short that they should easily fit in a mail attachment too, so if you like you can just send them to me at Chip@ChipDoc.com If you do this, PLEASE include the word "LibriVox" in the Subject Line so I don't simply mass-delete them with the hundred spam messages I get each day... sigh.

Please include the following with your file:
- Your name as you would like it to appear on the catalog page
- URL of your homepage if you have one you would like linked to your name on the catalog page

If this is your first recording, you'll also find this useful:
http://librivox.org/about-recording/

The following information should be included within the recordings:

INTRO

"This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: LibriVox.org"

If you wish, say: "Recorded by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"


Say: "Aesop's Fables, [title of fable]"

END OF RECORDING
Please say "end of [title]" and leave a few seconds of silence.

Pease remember to check this thread often for updates!
Last edited by ChipDoc on February 6th, 2006, 11:18 pm, edited 20 times in total.
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Post by kayray » January 22nd, 2006, 10:43 am

quick note -- because of our awesome validator, book coordinators no longer need to collect runtimes or filesizes :)

Thanks, Chip!
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Post by kri » January 22nd, 2006, 11:44 am

Sign me up for two if you please chip! I'll let you choose for me, as they're all the same to me until I've read them.

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Post by ChipDoc » January 22nd, 2006, 12:20 pm

Well why don't you take the first two then, kri!
02-01 THE FOX AND THE STORK
02-02 THE WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING

Thanks for the tip, kayray! To be honest, I include them more for the convenience of those who might wish to download and listen before it's posted on the final page. I know that I'm still tied to a modem line at home and there are huge differences between 2Mb, 20Mb, and 200Mb files! But I've ammended the instructions. Thanks again!
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Post by LibraryLady » January 22nd, 2006, 12:30 pm

I'll take 3, 4, and 5 please!
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Post by kri » January 22nd, 2006, 12:38 pm

Done, and done.

The Fox and the Stork: http://www.greenkri.com/librivox/fables_02_01_aesop.mp3 1.08 MB / 1:11 min.
The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: http://www.greenkri.com/librivox/fables_02_02_aesop.mp3 .98 MB /1:04 min.

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Post by ajfluke » January 22nd, 2006, 8:32 pm

Hi, Chip, I'll accept your offer to dip my toes in the LibriVox wading pool with a little Aesop. They're small and fun and will be a very good place to start. Thanks for the encouragement...

I'll do 6, 7, 8, and 9.

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Post by ChipDoc » January 22nd, 2006, 8:33 pm

Thanks for joining us, Andy! 6, 7, 8, and 9 are yours!

We're doing well... over a third subscribed in just 12 hours!
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Post by Desdemona » January 23rd, 2006, 6:38 am

Hi Chip

I am brand new to LibriVox and am anxious to try this out. Can I try the next three on the list?

I also have a question, I currently am a user of Audacity for other types of recordings and I sometimes get a background noise (buzzing) is this from my computer, my microphone, or do I need to change my settings?

Thanks, and I look forward to working with you.

Desdemona :D

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Post by phoenixascending » January 23rd, 2006, 1:46 pm

I'd love to help out. Sign me up for 02-16, -17, and -18. What a fabulous way to check out this great idea!

With much luck, I'll be done this afternoon!!

Cheers.

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Post by ChipDoc » January 23rd, 2006, 4:35 pm

Welcome to LibriVox, Desdemona!
Desdemona wrote: Can I try the next three on the list?
Absolutely!

02-10 THE DOG, THE COCK, AND THE FOX <Desdemona>
02-11 THE GNAT AND THE BULL <Desdemona>
02-12 THE BEAR AND THE TRAVELLERS <Desdemona>
Desdemona wrote:I also have a question, I currently am a user of Audacity for other types of recordings and I sometimes get a background noise (buzzing) is this from my computer, my microphone, or do I need to change my settings?
Though it's tough to be certain without actually laying hands on your system, it sure sounds to me like you've got a bad ground in the system. Since it happens "sometimes" rather than "always" I'd tend to think the problem was in the cord between your mic and your computer. Try unplugging and replugging it; quite possibly just a tiny bit of corrosion is on the connector and the physical action of doing this will probably shake it loose and solve your problem.

If not, you might consider a USB microphone. The advantage of the USB mic is that it plugs directly into your computer, digitizing the sound and bypassing your sound card altogether. If you're considering this option, think about getting a boom mic instead of one that sits on your desk or that you hold in your hand. Boom mics are worn on the head and keep the mic sitting at the same position in front of your mouth throughout the entire recording. It makes for much more consistent sound levels.

I got a Logitech USB Headset designed for use with the PS2 system. It plugged right into my computer and WinXP picked it up without a hitch. It's got a pop screen, noise cancelling, and a little preamp built right in; I liked it so much I got a second one to keep at work. The mic's even got it's own thread:
http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=663

It's great to have you aboard, Desdemona - it's always nice to have a fresh voice in the mix!
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Post by ChipDoc » January 23rd, 2006, 4:39 pm

phoenixascending wrote:I'd love to help out. Sign me up for 02-16, -17, and -18. What a fabulous way to check out this great idea!
I thought so too. They're really short, so you don't get the "intimidation factor" which reading an entire chapter (let alone an entire book!) can bring. Plus the whole project finishes so quickly that you can point your work out to your friends; in just another week or so they'll be able to download Volume 2 directly from the site and hear you!

02-16 THE OAK AND THE REEDS <phoenixascending>
02-17 THE BLIND MAN AND THE CUB <phoenixascending>
02-18 THE BOY AND THE SNAILS <phoenixascending>

Welcome to Librivox, phoenixascending! We're looking forward to hearing your readings! If you have any questions, just ask.
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Post by RobertG » January 23rd, 2006, 6:41 pm

Hi Chip,

Been laid low with the flu the past few days. My body is coming back but my voice is still pretty raspy. May I have the last fable in the set-- The Crab and His Mother?
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Post by ChipDoc » January 23rd, 2006, 7:33 pm

It's yours, Robert! Glad to hear you're on the mend; we've missed you!

02-25 THE CRAB AND HIS MOTHER <RobertG>
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Post by basilmunroe » January 24th, 2006, 6:26 am

Hi,

I'll take
"The Slave and the Lion"
"The Flea and the Man"
and
"The Bee and Jupiter"

If that's OK?
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