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Post by libraryanne » October 25th, 2016, 4:43 am

Hi,
Chap 2 part 2 is PL OK.

Very well read. :thumbs:

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Post by boojumuk » October 28th, 2016, 8:45 am

Chapter 2 part 3 ready

https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/carolineherschel_05_herschel_128kb.mp3

time 37:06

definitely have to get my timings sorted out! Also spotted a letter in French, and an obit in German coming up - should be interesting!! :shock:

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Post by libraryanne » October 28th, 2016, 1:26 pm

Hi,
Chap 2 part 3 is PL OK!

I only speak English so I'll PL slowly when the French and German comes up. I'll read along and that should help me out a lot. :)


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Post by Availle » October 29th, 2016, 5:24 am

If you need help with the German, just let me know! :D
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Post by boojumuk » October 31st, 2016, 8:37 am

Well, here we go with Chapter 3 part 1. I managed to get some help with the French, so I'm reasonably happy with it. I don't think it'd stand scrutiny by a native French speaker though! :lol:


https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/carolineherschel_06_herschel_128kb.mp3

time 23:39

I had another look at the German passage, and noticed that it has a translation after it, so I think I'll skip the actual German and just read the translation if that's ok

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Post by libraryanne » November 1st, 2016, 4:33 am

boojumuk wrote:Well, here we go with Chapter 3 part 1. I managed to get some help with the French, so I'm reasonably happy with it. I don't think it'd stand scrutiny by a native French speaker though! :lol:


https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/carolineherschel_06_herschel_128kb.mp3

time 23:39

I had another look at the German passage, and noticed that it has a translation after it, so I think I'll skip the actual German and just read the translation if that's ok

Kevin

This is PL OK!

I reached way back for my high school French to follow along and it sounded great. :)

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Post by Availle » November 1st, 2016, 4:55 am

boojumuk wrote:I had another look at the German passage, and noticed that it has a translation after it, so I think I'll skip the actual German and just read the translation if that's ok
No, you can't do that unless the German is in a footnote. Otherwise here as always: read the text as written.

As I said, I'm happy to help with the German! :D
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Post by boojumuk » November 1st, 2016, 7:09 am

OK Ava, you're the boss! Will do.

Here's chapter 3, part 2 to be going on with :)


https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/carolineherschel_07_herschel_128kb.mp3

time 21 :00

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Post by libraryanne » November 3rd, 2016, 2:11 pm

boojumuk wrote:OK Ava, you're the boss! Will do.

Here's chapter 3, part 2 to be going on with :)


https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/carolineherschel_07_herschel_128kb.mp3

time 21 :00

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This file is also PL OK! Very good readings. :clap:


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Post by boojumuk » November 5th, 2016, 3:26 am

Thanks Betty, here's ch3, p3 to be going on with. Makes you realise how poorly they used to get in those days!


https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/carolineherschel_08_herschel_128kb.mp3

time 25:37

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Post by boojumuk » November 5th, 2016, 8:57 am

Here's chapter 4. These should keep you busy Betty! More folks dropping like flies.

https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/carolineherschel_09_herschel_128kb.mp3

time 41:00

A couple of things - at 11:07 the text reads 'his strength is now' and I think it should be 'his strength is low' so that's what I recorded.

Also, my copy of Audacity was playing up and I realised I haven't upgraded it for some years. So I uploaded the latest version only to find they've messed with the output settings on the noise reduction, and the export to MP3. I think the noise setting is ok - sounds alright to me anyway, and I took a guess at the bitrate for the mp3, and went for 'pre-set'; quality at 'standard'; and variable speed 'fast' . Not sure if it makes any difference or not (Ava?). If it does, let me know the correct settings and I'll export and upload it again.
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Post by boojumuk » November 5th, 2016, 9:11 am

P.S. I've been reading up on the 40 foot telescope, and I was mistaken about the mirror - it was indeed made of cast metal, and not glass as I thought. It was 47" diameter, and made of speculum, an alloy of copper, tin and arsenic (no wonder they had to keep polishing it!), and weighed just over 1000lbs! The original is in the Science Museum in London
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Post by libraryanne » November 5th, 2016, 1:04 pm

Hi,
I've PLed the two files and section 8 is PL OK!
However, according to the checker section 9 might be the wrong bit rate. It should be 128. Can you confirm the bit rate? My checker might not be accurate

When you upgraded Audacity some setting might have changed accidentally.

Readings are super, as always.



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Post by boojumuk » November 5th, 2016, 3:03 pm

Yes, I think it was a bit higher than 128, I'll try and check it tomorrow if I get time
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Post by boojumuk » November 6th, 2016, 2:42 am

OK, found the correct settings in Audacity, and it should be ok now.


https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/carolineherschel_09_herschel_128kb.mp3

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