[COMPLETE]Short Story Collection Vol. 042 - arb

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
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Post by annise » January 25th, 2010, 2:26 pm

Short Story Collection Vol. 042
This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-story-collection-vol-042-by-various/

Please select and record any short story in the English Language in the public domain. Try to stick to works that run less than 60 minutes. You are welcome to contribute as many as you wish, and there is no need to "sign-up" before recording...as long as the work is clearly in the public domain, just start recording. Multiple versions are always welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your selection already; we're happy to hear your version too. :)
(Only in case of a submission of an identical story for the same collection, we will carry the second version over to the next collection) .

Other collections running at Librivox include: Children's Short Works, Multilingual Short Story collection, Short Horror & Ghost Story Collection, Short Non-Fiction Collection, Short Mystery Story Collection, Short Science-Fiction Collection, Short Poetry Collection, Long Poetry Collection - and Short Works Collections in German, Tagalog or in Dutch. So please select the appropriate collection for your contribution - plenty of choice.

After 20 recordings are submitted, we will prooflisten, catalog and make them available to the public.

Basic Recording Guide: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/NewbieGuideToRecording
1. RECORD
  • Be sure to set your recording software to: 44100Hz, 16-bit
  • At the BEGINNING Say: "[Title of Work], by [Author Name]" "This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox Recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit Librivox.org"
  • At the END, say: "End of [Title], by [Author Name]"
  • If you wish, you may also say: "Read by...your name."
  • Please leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording or 10 seconds if longer than 30 minutes.
2. EDIT and SAVE your file:
  • Need noise-cleaning?Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear distracting background noise, you may want to clean it up a bit. The free beta version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide. Note: Noisecleaning with other versions of Audacity is not recommended.

  • ID3 Tags:
    • • Title/Name: [Title]
      • Artist: [Author Name]
      • Album: LibriVox Short Story Collection Vol. 042
[*]Save or export your recording to an mp3 file at 128kpbs using the following filename :[/color][/b]

[*]File Name:[/b] Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles(the, a, an) and NO SPACES): shortstory042_shorttitleinoneword_readersinitials.mp3,
e.g. shortstory042_scarletletter_ge.mp3


3. SUBMIT your recording:
Please upload your finished recording using the LibriVox uploader (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please copy to post in this thread):
http://upload.librivox.org
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If you have trouble reading the image above, please send a private message to any admin
You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: arb - annise.
*If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
4. POST the following information in this thread:
  • • The link you copied from the uploader to your file
    • Name of your story
    • Author (birth year - death year)
    • Translator if applicable (birth year - death year)
    • Source from which you read (i.e. Gutenberg etext url)
    • Length in minutes and size in MB of your file
    • If this is your first Librivox recording, I will also need your name as you would like it to appear on the catalogue page and the URL of your homepage if you have one and would like it linked to your name on the catalogue page.

Want to see if what you plan to record has been done already?
http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search.php?
Search by keywords in the Catalog Search
http://librivox.org/newcatalog/
But don't let this stop you from recording your own version!

(BC admin link)
Last edited by annise on February 22nd, 2010, 1:46 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by pachayes » January 26th, 2010, 5:08 am

The Lady or the Tiger
Frank R. Stockton 1834-1902
classicauthors.net

18 minutes, 52 seconds

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/arb/shortstory042_theladyorthetiger_ph.mp3.mp3


Thank you

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Post by annise » January 26th, 2010, 5:20 am

Thanks - the window looks much better with something in it.
We like to post an actual link to the text, could you post the url at classic net ?

Everything else is there , just watch your file name - Audacity sticks .mp3 on the file as you export , so if you put one , we finish up with 2 , and some programs will not accept it. I'll fix it this time , just for next :D

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Post by KiltedDragon » January 26th, 2010, 9:30 am

pachayes wrote:The Lady or the Tiger
Frank R. Stockton 1834-1902
classicauthors.net
Very good reading but need to fix a couple minor things. The recording is in stereo and needs to be in mono. There is a stumble of the word "irresistable" at 0:41 and a restart at 8:05 of "that was..". The silence at the end of the recording should only be 5 seconds long and the Track Title in the ID3 tags should be "The Lady or the Tiger" instead of the filename.

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Post by pachayes » January 26th, 2010, 11:39 pm

Here is the edit. It is recorded in mono. I do not understand the problem with the ID tag. The info. on tag has title, author and album as per your request/ Please advise.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/arb/shortstory042_theladyorthetiger_ph.mp3

Lady or the tiger
Frank R. Stockton 1834-1902
classicauthors.net http://stockton.classicauthors.net/index.html

19 minutes
13 seconds

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Post by KiltedDragon » January 28th, 2010, 7:02 am

Hi Patricia,

When I download the file, it is still opening up in stereo for me. I am not sure how Garageband has the ID3 tags labeled, but in Audacity the one labeled Track Title should say "The Lady or the Tiger". Right now it is showing "shortstory042_theladyorthetiger_ph.mp3" which is the name of the file.

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Post by pachayes » January 28th, 2010, 12:05 pm

Hi

Thank you for your patience.
Here is a second edited version of The Lady or the Tiger. I made some modifications in iTunes as per the instructions on the Wikihelp page. Please let me know if the ID3 tag is still incorrect.

I recorded in mono and I still cannot explain why it is playing in stereo.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/arb/shortstory042_theladyorthetiger_ph.mp3

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Post by KiltedDragon » January 28th, 2010, 12:42 pm

pachayes wrote:Hi

Thank you for your patience.
Here is a second edited version of The Lady or the Tiger. I made some modifications in iTunes as per the instructions on the Wikihelp page. Please let me know if the ID3 tag is still incorrect.

I recorded in mono and I still cannot explain why it is playing in stereo.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/arb/shortstory042_theladyorthetiger_ph.mp3
No problem, Patricia. We are here to help. The file was still showing up for me as stereo so I changed it to mono and re-uploaded. Now shows up as mono when I download it. Everything else was A-OK. You did a great job with it and I really enjoyed listening to it; hope to hear more from you. :D

You know, there was a case when another Admin and I were looking at the same file and he PM'ed me that it was in stereo and I opened it and it was in mono. I told him it was in mono and the next day he said he checked and it was still in stereo. I checked again and said "it is mono when I look at it". He wrote back later in the day to say it was now in mono when he looked; we never figured that one out.
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Post by Kaffen » January 31st, 2010, 11:30 am

Here's "Pigs Is Pigs" by Ellis Parker Butler. I swear I had to cut almost 8 minutes of laughing out of it! :lol:
21.6 MB, duration = 22:31
Ellis Parker Butler (1869-1937) (even squeaks by on death + 70!)
Gutenberg link: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2004

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/arb/shortstory042_pigsispigs_mfs.mp3


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Post by annise » January 31st, 2010, 1:05 pm

Thanks Mark :D

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Post by KiltedDragon » February 1st, 2010, 6:30 am

Pigs is Pigs is PL OK and good for a laugh to start out Monday morning. :D
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Post by alg1001 » February 2nd, 2010, 11:13 am

Hi Anne,

I am sending a test before doing a new short story to see if the bugs have been worked out.

Please take a listen when you get a chance.

Thanks!

-Amy
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/arb/test_forshortstory_ag.mp3

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Post by Larry Caplan » February 2nd, 2010, 3:28 pm

Hi Anne,
I've just uploaded Five Red Poppies
by Douglass Sherley
1857-1917

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14855/14855-h/14855-h.htm

Upload URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/arb/shortstory042_fiveredpoppies_lc.mp3

4.1 Mb
4:16 min
Thanks,
Larry Caplan

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Post by KOMunley » February 2nd, 2010, 4:10 pm

Here's my contribution: it's an early little oddity by F. Scott Fitzgerald titled "Jemina, the Mountain Girl." It's also probably as close to National Lampoon's as I imagine F. Scott ever got (at least, it is as far as I've read).

My upload: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/arb/shortstory042_jeminathemountaingirl_km.mp3

And my information:

Title: Jemina, the Mountain Girl (from the story collection Tales from the Jazz Age)
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/6695
Length of Recording: 10:50 (min:sec)
File size: 9.9 MB

And, assuming the file is okay, as this is my first time (back), please credit me as Kyle M. Thanks so much and can't wait to have a go at another story!

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Post by KOMunley » February 2nd, 2010, 4:36 pm

Uh oh--and I can tell you it's not okay, I just realized that I skipped a sentence. I'm re-rendering the file now and I'll upload the new one. Very sorry about that!

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