Mmemari wrote: ↑
April 3rd, 2018, 4:39 pm
I would like to begin trying to fix chapter 11. Please pardon my inexperience. I know this is a silly question, but I'm not sure exactly how to find the file that I submitted. Do I check the files within audacity to pull up what I originally sent you or do I access the file via Librivox by downloading what I sent to you.
No problem! We were all new once!
Did you keep a copy of the file saved on your computer? That would be the best, if so. Here it would be worthwhile to mention a little about how Audacity saves and names files. In Audacity, when you go to File>Save, Audacity will create a project file with a .aud extension as well as a folder to store little bits of data that it needs in order for you to edit files. So, if you name your project book_01_author_128kb
, for instance, what you will end up with is an Audacity file called book_01_author_128kb.aud
and a folder saved in the same location called book_01_author_128kb_data
. When you go to File>Export, that is when you will convert that project to an mp3 file, and then you'll have book_01_author_128kb.mp3
. I always keep the .aud file and the data folder saved on my computer until after I have my PL ok an a section and I know I don't need any further edits, then I delete them to save space and keep only the .mp3 file. If you still have both the .aud file and the data folder, then it's best to start there for your edits. That way, you don't have to convert back and forth to and from an mp3 format. If you don't have it, though, you can use the mp3 or, yes, if necessary, you can download the file you originally submitted. (After doing a few recordings when I was brand new here, I created a folder on my desktop that I named LibriVox, and I put all my recordings in there, so I always know where to find them.
If I access the file from Audacity do I make a copy of it -saving the original - since you mentioned that I could try to fix the volume by going to effects, amplify and decrease it to -10?
I'm not quite certain I understand your question. I personally would not make a copy of the original, but you can if it helps you feel more comfortable while experimenting.
After I do that should I then resubmit it to you, before I try fixing other things like the sub-headings etc.?
I will leave it up to you how much you want to try in one shot. If you adjust the volume, and you feel like you could keep doing a little bit more, that would be perfectly fine with me! Or if you just want to double check just the volume first, that's ok too. We will go at your pace! Did you ever get Checker
on your computer? That's the best way to check your volume, and it's the exact same program I would use, so I do recommend having that available.
I hope I answered your questions, but if not, please ask again!
EDIT: Actually, I just scanned backwards through the thread and remembered that your chapter actually has not been PLed yet, so it might be better to just fix the volume only and then submit. Then after Larry listens to it, he can provide you with specific problem locations that need to be fixed. Thanks for persisting in this! I think you will be glad you did when you are done!