(COMPLETE) Flower of The Dusk by Myrtle Reed - dc

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Post by Morlock » April 21st, 2018, 4:05 pm

Fine by me! Welcome to the book, Helen.
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Post by Morlock » April 21st, 2018, 4:11 pm

craigdav1 wrote:
April 12th, 2018, 8:56 pm
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The file was exported at 75kbps. We require 128kbps (constant). Before you export it though you should reduce the volume as it's a tad high (93.1dB where we require files be in the 86-92dB range). One way to reduce the volume would be to lower the first 13m (they are louder than the rest). Just highlight the section from 00:00 to 13:00 and amplify it by -2dB. Otherwise the file is pl ok.
Thanks, Dave. I'll see what I can do. I don't recall having to work through kbps numbers. Truth be told I don't know what they are (or I forgot). I amplify to what audacity suggests and normalize to -1.0 db after I'm done editing. I'll try the suggestion and upload again.

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Post by craigdav1 » April 21st, 2018, 4:16 pm

Helen added as DPL.

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Post by Morlock » April 21st, 2018, 4:21 pm

re-uploaded chapter one, duration 16:49 https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/flowerofthedusk_01_reed.mp3

and uploaded chapter two, duration 15:54 https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/flowerofthedusk_02_reed.mp3

(Did the reading for chapter 3 today too. There is more fun about these characters than I initially thought.)

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Post by craigdav1 » April 21st, 2018, 5:59 pm

I checked your files and the bitrate is still not 128. Here is a video that may be helpful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l54FyB3wLpA

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Post by HZFerr » April 22nd, 2018, 10:34 am

sect 1
PL notes:
1-The "Title" is missing from the MW
2-The bit rate should be 128 kbps.  
3-The recording should use a constant bit rate rather than variable bit rate (VBR).
4-duration time is incorrect. I am not sure how this can happen, but the recording goes past 16:49 to 17:01 (whispering or low volume?).

Now to the good news, the recording part is PL OK. You sound great!  
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Post by HZFerr » April 22nd, 2018, 1:55 pm

sect 2 ??
PL notes
No title

tech issues:
1-(83.7db) The volume falls outside of the target range (86–92 dB).  
2-The bit rate should be 128 kbps.  
3-The recording should use a constant bit rate rather than variable bit rate (VBR).  
4-duration 16:04 (media player) long pause 15:54
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Post by Morlock » May 14th, 2018, 12:18 pm

Thank you, Dave! Thank you, Helen! Straight forward tips and information just as I need it. I watched the video and managed chapter three with the bit rate method.

duration 16:31

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/flowerofthedusk_03_reed.mp3

I'll get to work on the magic window and the other chapter files.

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Post by Morlock » May 14th, 2018, 12:55 pm

Okay, got all the chapter titles up and the appropriate re-uploads for chapters 1 & 2

chapter one, duration 16:49 https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/flowerofthedusk_01_reed.mp3

chapter two, duration 15:52 https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/flowerofthedusk_02_reed.mp3

Thanks for being there.

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Post by craigdav1 » May 14th, 2018, 1:06 pm

Just a reminder that the file names should include "128kb" in them.

e.g. flowerofthedusk_01_reed_128kb.mp3

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Post by HZFerr » May 14th, 2018, 3:50 pm

sect 1 A Maker of Songs
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13:05 voice fades- low volume

sect 1-3, the files don't have "128kb"
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Post by Morlock » May 22nd, 2018, 3:32 pm

Hi. I re-uploaded the chapters with the upgraded file names and amplified the volume on chapter one.

And here is a new chapter, number four, duration of 16:49

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/flowerofthedusk_04_reed_128kb.mp3

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Post by Morlock » June 8th, 2018, 2:56 pm

I've got chapter five ready, duration 16:05 here:

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/flowerofthedusk_05_reed_128kb.mp3

And oh my gosh, that was a very nice, pleasant one. New characters to meet. :)

I'll set it up in the MW now.

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Post by HZFerr » June 10th, 2018, 12:24 pm

sect 1 A Maker of Songs
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13:05 -16:44 your voice fades- there is distortion.
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Post by HZFerr » June 10th, 2018, 12:32 pm

sect 2 Miss Mattie
PL note: same problem, the low volume needs to be increased.

(83.7db) The volume falls outside of the target range (86–92 dB).
duration.  
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