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Post by deongines » August 26th, 2016, 5:45 pm

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Post by WiltedScribe » August 26th, 2016, 5:53 pm

Thanks, Deon! :) The MW has been updated.
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Post by rosalindwalsh » August 30th, 2016, 9:01 am

Hi,

I am a new volunteer and would like to record Chapter 14 as my first effort.

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Post by WiltedScribe » August 30th, 2016, 12:30 pm

Hello Rosalind! Thank you for claiming. You're all signed up! :) When you're done your recording, please post the download link here, as well as the duration of the file. Otherwise, have fun recording your first section!
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Post by JorWat » September 2nd, 2016, 2:47 pm

If you're looking for proof listeners, I'm willing to give a chapter a go. Let's say Chapter 2.
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Post by WiltedScribe » September 2nd, 2016, 3:01 pm

JorWat wrote:If you're looking for proof listeners, I'm willing to give a chapter a go. Let's say Chapter 2.
That would be great! Thanks so much! :)
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Post by JorWat » September 2nd, 2016, 3:12 pm

WiltedScribe wrote:
JorWat wrote:If you're looking for proof listeners, I'm willing to give a chapter a go. Let's say Chapter 2.
That would be great! Thanks so much! :)
Quick question:

When it says "There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording", does that mean complete silence, or just no talking?
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Post by WiltedScribe » September 2nd, 2016, 3:22 pm

JorWat wrote: Quick question:

When it says "There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording", does that mean complete silence, or just no talking?
After the reader says "End of Chapter #," there should be 5 seconds of complete silence. If you hear a very minor noise, such as a little squeak or bump, I wouldn't worry about it. If there's a very prominent hum or noise, however, you should point that out. And the 5 second rule is strict --- if the silence is 4.9 seconds or less, or 6 seconds or more, it needs to be fixed. Anything between 5.1-5.9 is acceptable.
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Post by JorWat » September 2nd, 2016, 4:18 pm

PL Notes:

00:22: I believe it should be 'Childhood', instead of 'Chapter 2'
09:23: I believe that 'Juvenile Retirement' is just a caption for the picture, so doesn't need to be read out
10:00: The end of the word 'overbearing' seems to have been cut off.
10:51: Duplicated 'ch' sound in 'Search'
19:20: I believe 'M.' should be read as 'Monsieur'
19:47: Again, 'M.' should be 'Monsieur'
22:56: Again, believe it should be 'Childhood', instead of 'Chapter 2'

Also, not required to be changed, but here are a couple of pronunciation points:
14:40: I believe that it's referring to the English city of Reading, pronounced 'RED-ing'
18:31: Same 'Reading' problem.


Apologies if I'm being too picky, this is my first time prooflistening. I have emboldened the ones that I think are more important. Feel free to ignore the rest if you don't think they're a problem. Judging by the number of recordings you've done, you probably know more than me...

EDIT: I have cut the comments down to just the 'Standard PL' ones. As such, I have removed the emboldening.

EDIT 2: I have added back pronunciation as a separate list
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Post by WiltedScribe » September 2nd, 2016, 4:33 pm

JorWat wrote: PL Notes:

00:22: I believe it should be 'Childhood', instead of 'Chapter 2'
05:36: I hear a stumble, "as it brought forward the f-whilom lover"
06:13: I hear a stumble, "without the s-smallest surprise"
09:23: I believe that 'Juvenile Retirement' is just a caption for the picture, so doesn't need to be read out
10:00: The end of the word 'overbearing' seems to have been cut off.

10:07: Noticeable gap between 'years' and 'as'
10:15: I hear a stumble, "and of endeavouring to be less a-disagreeable"
10:31: I hear a stumble, "to think the alphabet her w-greatest enemy"
10:48: Noticeable gap between 'Hannah' and 'More's'
10:51: Duplicated 'ch' sound in 'Search'
14:40: I believe that it's referring to the English city of Reading, pronounced 'red-ing'
16:34: Noticeable gap between 'cannot' and 'remember'
16:44: Noticeable gap between 'chronological' and 'order'
17:40: I hear 'I' twice.
17:42: I'm hearing 'wall', rather than 'waltz'
18:31: Same 'Reading' problem.
19:20: I believe 'M.' should be read as 'Monsieur'
19:34: 'Much' held for possibly a bit too long, then an odd click
19:47: Again, 'M.' should be 'Monsieur'
22:56: Again, believe it should be 'Childhood', instead of 'Chapter 2'
22:37: Possible a bit too noisy for the 5 seconds of silence at the end, with a bumping noise at about 22:40

Apologies if I'm being too picky, this is my first time prooflistening. I have emboldened the ones that I think are more important. Feel free to ignore the rest if you don't think they're a problem. Judging by the number of recordings you've done, you probably know more than me...
Thank you, JorWat!

I think you bolded the most important errors, though Deon is free to do more edits. For the intro, either "Chapter 2: Childhood" or "Childhood" is acceptable, as long as the title of the chapter is included in some way. I actually don't care if the outro is "End of Chapter 2," "End of Chapter 2: Childhood" or "End of 'Childhood'" --- as long as there is something to demarcate the end of the file, I'm fine with any variant.

Just to be sure: did you make sure the file's technical specs were in order? The Checker program is the best for that sort of thing (http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker). Once downloaded, you simply drag and drop the file into it and it will tell you if it passes or fails.

Lastly, do you think you'd be interested in being the DPL? You'd be in charge of proof-listening every file, but you'd be recognized in the catalogue once the project is finished. You've done a great job already, so I wondered if you'd be interested? If not, that's fine; someone else will eventually come along (hopefully).
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Post by JorWat » September 2nd, 2016, 4:50 pm

WiltedScribe wrote:Just to be sure: did you make sure the file's technical specs were in order?
Yes, it 'Passed with Warnings' saying "The audio has a moderate level of background noise and might benefit from cleaning.", which I believe is due to the noise in the last 5 seconds. I didn't notice any noise during the reading itself.

EDIT: Just did a quick test where I replaced the last five seconds with pure silence, and it passed with no warnings.
WiltedScribe wrote:Lastly, do you think you'd be interested in being the DPL?
Sure, why not! I mean, I have already said I'll be the DPL of another book, but that one is still on New Projects Launch Pad, so it might be a while before anyone actually records anything for it.

Anyway, how hard can DPLing two books be...
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Post by WiltedScribe » September 2nd, 2016, 4:59 pm

JorWat wrote:
Sure, why not! I mean, I have already said I'll be the DPL of another book, but that one is still on New Projects Launch Pad, so it might be a while before anyone actually records anything for it.

Anyway, how hard can DPLing two books be...
Great! :mrgreen: I'll notify our MC so that you'll have access to the Magic Window. That way, when you're finished PLing a file, you can simply log in and adjust the status of the file. If anything needs edits, you can write a note specifying which page of the thread your notes are.

It may look like a lot of work, but it's highly unlikely you'll be hit with a bunch of new files all at once. You can PL at your own convenience; just subscribe to the thread to be alerted whenever a new file comes in.

Glad to have you onboard. :thumbs:
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Post by JorWat » September 3rd, 2016, 2:11 am

Chapter 8 PL Notes:

05:44-06:19: 'd.' should be read as 'pence', rather than 'pennies', 11 times
06:37: Should be 'the proper thing' rather than 'proper'
09:40: Part of 'abominable' is missing
14:10-14:15: 'd.' should be read as 'pence', rather than 'pennies', twice
19:31: 'M.' should be read as 'Monsieur'
25:18: Not quite five seconds of silence at the end, more like 4.8

Also, not required to be changed, but here are some pronunciation notes:

00:45: Due to the weirdness of British placenames, 'Goodnestone' is apparently pronounced 'gunston'
00:53: 'Goodnestone' again should be 'gunston'
01:36: 'Goodnestone' again should be 'gunston'
01:41: I believe 'Boulangeries' should be pronounced 'boo-lon-zher-REE', or like this
02:00: 'Boulangeries' another two times.
02:12: 'Chassecroise' should be pronounced 'sha-say-QUA-zay', or like this
02:14: 'boulangère' should be pronounced 'boo-lon-ZHAIR' or like this
02:16: 'corbeille' should be pronounced 'cor-BAY' or like this
02:17: 'Moulinet' should be pronounced 'MOO-lin-ey' or like this
02:19: 'ste' should be pronounced 'sant' or like this
02:50: As this is a British person talking,'lieutenancy' should be pronounced 'lef-TEN-un-see' or like this (you need to scroll down a bit)
03:22: 'Goodnestone' again should be 'gunston'
10:17: 'octavo' should be pronounced 'oc-TAH-vo' or like this
13:13: 'Warwick' should be pronounced 'WORR-ik' or like this
13:21: 'Reading' should be pronounced 'RED-ing' or like this
14:12: 'chaisehorses' should be pronounced 'SHAYZ-horses' or like this followed by 'horses'
18:49: I assume 'ghirkins' is just an archaic spelling of 'gherkins', so should be pronounced 'GER-kins' or like this with an 's' on the end
20:43: 'gibbet' should be pronounced 'JIB-its' or like this with an 's' on the end
23:39: 'Postchaises' should be pronounced 'POST-shayz' or like this
23:53: 'chaise' should be pronounced 'shayz' or like this
24:29: 'chaise' again
24:34: 'chaise' again


EDIT: I have cut the comments down to just the 'Standard PL' ones.

EDIT 2: I have added back pronunciations as a separate list
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Post by JorWat » September 3rd, 2016, 4:53 am

Chapter 13 PL Notes:

01:23: 'green' should be 'seen'
02:48: Long gap between 'reached' and 'such'
12:06: 'stripe' should be 'strip'
12:52: 'born' should be 'worn'
22:25: 'people' should be 'below'
26:06: 'was not really different' should be 'did not really differ'
27:35: 'd.' should be read as 'pence'
28:47: "Seven yards for my mother" is missing
33:38: 'dresses' should be 'dress'
35:29: 'had' should be 'and'

Also, not required to be changed, but here are some pronunciation notes:

01:32: 'tamarinds' should be pronounced like 'sinned' or like this with an 's' on the end.
05:26: 'nidgetty' should be pronounced 'NIJ-it-ee' or like fidgety with 'n' instead of 'f' at the start.
05:38: 'coquelicot' should be pronounced 'COKE-lee-koh' or like this
05:42: 'coquelicot' again
11:10: 'chignon' should be pronounced 'SHE-nyon' or like this
12:28: 'Dunstable' should be pronounced 'DUN-stuh-buhl' or like this
19:10: 'deshabille' should be pronounced 'dis-uh-BEEL' or like this
21:16: 'bon mots' should be pronounced 'bon-MOH' or like this
24:30: 'coquelicot' again
24:40: 'coquelicot' again
24:52: 'fichu' should be pronounced 'FEE-shu' or like this
25:52: 'fichu' again
27:25: 'sarsenet' should be pronounced 'SARS-nit' or like this
30:19: 'soupir etouffée et bradée de l'espérance' should be pronounced 'soup-EAR eh-TOO-fay eh BRAH-day duh LESS-puh-ronce' (try copying it into here, choosing a French voice)
32:53: 'sarsenet' again
38:10: 'Nivernois' should be pronounced 'nee-ver-NWAH' (I can't find a recording...)
38:42: 'Lyons' should be pronounced 'LEE-on' or like this


EDIT: I have cut the comments down to just the 'Standard PL' ones.

EDIT 2: I have added back in the pronunciations as a separate list.
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Post by ToddHW » September 3rd, 2016, 5:01 am

These PL comments are much more extensive that what I expected for the Standard PL level indicated in the first posting. Please release my section claim.

Thanks, Todd

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