[COMPLETE] Stories Every Child Should Know H. W. Mabie - ava

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Post by Lynnet » November 16th, 2012, 11:28 am

Famous Stories Every Child Should Know by Hamilton Wright Mabie (1846 - 1916) .

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
http://librivox.org/famous-stories-every-child-should-know-by-hamilton-wright-mabie/

"The group of stories brought together in this volume differ from legends because they have, with one exception,no core fact at the centre, from myths because they make no attempt to personify or explain the forces or processes of nature, from fairy stories because they do not often bring to the stage actors from a different nature from ours.... The stories which make up this volume are closer to experience and come, from the most part, nearer to the every-day happenings of life." (Summary by Hamilton Wright Mabie, from the Introduction)
  1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you'd like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline?
    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.
    Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16247
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!
    If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.


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    Please don't download 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 Keywords that describe the book:
    stories; traditional;
  6. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:
    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:

    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  7. DURING recording:
    Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording!

    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Chapter [number] of Famous Stories Every Child Should Know. - 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]"
    • Say:
      " Famous Stories Every Child Should Know , edited by Hamilton Wright Mabie . [Chapter, Story title, Author]"

    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 Famous Stories Every Child Should Know , edited by Hamilton Wright Mabie . "

    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!

    Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!


    Unless anyone knows differently, we are pronouncing "Mabie" to rhyme with "maybe".
  8. AFTER recording:
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.

    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    famousstorieschild_##_mabie.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. famousstorieschild_01_mabie.mp3)

    ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
    Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!

    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Artist: Hamilton Wright Mabie
    Album: Famous Stories Every Child Should Know

    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

    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:
      http://upload.librivox.org
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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: ava - Availle
    • 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 or PM me. :)
Last edited by Lynnet on March 22nd, 2013, 12:19 pm, edited 8 times in total.

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Post by yarnbeagle » November 17th, 2012, 12:22 pm

I would like to volunteer to PL this, unless someone else already has. :)
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Post by Lynnet » November 17th, 2012, 12:49 pm

Thank you, Yarnbeagle. I don't have a MC yet, but once I do, I'd be happy for you to DPL!

I've been working on dividing the stories into manageable chunks as some are quite long!

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Post by Availle » November 18th, 2012, 11:07 am

Lynnet, I'll MC this for you - setting up the MW...

ETA: Okay, we're up and running. I have shortened the filename a little, but the rest is okay.

As for section length, you are relatively free how to choose them, many people like reading sections around 30 minutes long. They should not be longer than 74 minutes in any case, as this is the maximum an audio cd can handle. (Rough estimate: 8000 words = 1 hour of recording).

Enjoy!
Cheers,
Ava.

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Post by Lynnet » November 18th, 2012, 11:19 am

Thank you, Ava!

We already have our DPL onboard.

Lynne

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Post by dollyforsue » November 19th, 2012, 12:27 pm

Hello. I would like to please claim 01 - A Child's Dream Of A Star by Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870).
Thank you kindly. ~ Cheri G.
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Post by Lynnet » November 19th, 2012, 1:01 pm

Cheri, it's yours. Enjoy :D

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Post by elainesilva » November 19th, 2012, 6:21 pm

Hi Lynne, can I read, "The Story of Ruth"? Thank you.
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Post by Lynnet » November 19th, 2012, 6:32 pm

elainesilva wrote:Hi Lynne, can I read, "The Story of Ruth"? Thank you.

You've got it!
Thanks,
Lynne

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Post by Lynnet » November 19th, 2012, 6:45 pm

I have uploaded the introduction.
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Post by Availle » November 20th, 2012, 1:58 pm

And off to readers wanted... good luck with this! :D
Cheers,
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Post by sonnethaiku » November 20th, 2012, 4:11 pm

May I read the Ruskin story, sections 2-6?
~ Chessie Joy

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Post by Lynnet » November 20th, 2012, 4:19 pm

sonnethaiku wrote:May I read the Ruskin story, sections 2-6?

Thank you - I've entered it in the MW!
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Post by Lynnet » November 21st, 2012, 4:28 pm

Have uploaded section 31.
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Post by sonnethaiku » November 21st, 2012, 8:55 pm

How do you want us to pronounce the author's name, "Mabie?" I said it as a homophone to the word "maybe." Should I change it?
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