(Complete) Children's Short Works, Vol. 029 - m8b1

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Post by m8b1 » July 3rd, 2019, 4:38 pm

Children's Short Works Vol. 029.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/childrens-short-works-vol-029-by-various/
Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 029: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members.
NEW READERS: Please read the Newbie Guide to Recording and do a short test recording before submitting here, just to make sure that all your settings are OK. Then please read this post carefully and refer back to it. It has all the information you need to submit a recording successfully.

This collection is for any children's short work in the English Language in the public domain, preferably less than 60 minutes. You are welcome to contribute as many as you wish, and there is no need to "sign-up" before recording as long as the work is clearly in the public domain. Please post here if you are unsure about public domain status.
Please submit poetry to: LibriVox Short Poetry Collection

Where can I find short works for children?
Try http://www.gutenberg.org/
http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/loccs/pz
or any other place you can find some - but they must be Public Domain - many children's things on the internet are not.

Multiple versions are always welcome, so you can record a story that has been recorded before. (If the same stories are submitted twice in the same collection, we will carry the second version over to the next collection) .

You may prefer to submit your recording to one of the other more specialised short story collections.

After 15 recordings are submitted, we will prooflisten, catalog and make them available to the public.

1. RECORD
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  • At the END, say: "End of [Title], by [Author Name]"
  • If you wish, you may also say: "Read by...your name."
  • Please leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording or 10 seconds if longer than 30 minutes.
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  • Save or export your recording to an mp3 file at 128kbps using the following filename:
    • File Name: Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles i.e. the, a, an, and NO SPACES): csw029_shorttitleinoneword_readersinitials_128kb.mp3,
      e.g. csw029_scarletgiantbean_ge_128kb.mp3
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4. POST the following information in this thread:
  • • The link you copied from the uploader to your file
    • Name of your story
    • Author (birth year - death year)
    • Translator if applicable (birth year - death year)
    • Source from which you read (i.e. Gutenberg etext url)
    • Length in minutes
    • If this is your first Librivox recording, I will also need your name as you would like it to appear on the catalogue page and the URL of your homepage if you have one and would like it linked to your name on the catalogue page.


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Post by johnnyenglish » July 3rd, 2019, 7:27 pm

Ah! Just missed the last one - as I anticipated! :wink:

Anyway, I really enjoyed reading this, so I hope that somebody out there may
enjoy listening to it! :)

It was a bit of a buggar to read, to be honest. This dudes horse is called
Svadilföri - I mean, seriously! What the fwa!

(Took me a few takes to get that right - if I did, in fact, get it right! :lol: )

Anyways - if you spot any fluffs, just let me know.


Please note: the Gutenburg text does not credit an author.

I have done my best in the circumstances, if you need me to fix anything, just give me a shout. 8-)
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Post by johnnyenglish » July 3rd, 2019, 7:39 pm

I have absolutely nothing in this world but time - so I believe I should invest it wisely...

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Post by m8b1 » July 4th, 2019, 5:45 am

johnnyenglish wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 7:39 pm
Oops! :oops:

You may need this!


https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/the_giant_buider.mp3
Yes, that helps! :-)

I also need the author, text link and run time please!

Also, the file is not named correctly. It is very important to follow the naming scheme for short works collections.

• File Name:
Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles i.e. the, a, an, and NO SPACES): csw029_shorttitleinoneword_readersinitials_128kb.mp3,
e.g. csw029_scarletgiantbean_ge_128kb.mp3


See bullet points 2 and 4 of the first post. :-)

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Post by johnnyenglish » July 4th, 2019, 5:55 am

Sorry - 'Checker' wouldn't run the file in that format - and I forgot to rename it!

(Also, I have spotted a repeat sentence, which I shall fix shortly. (Nil problemo,
it will only take a second - and then I can upload it with the correct name! :wink: )
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Post by johnnyenglish » July 4th, 2019, 6:40 am

Hello Maria (always loved that name - not sure why!)

Anyhoo, here is the corrected file.

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw029_thegiantbuilder_128kb.mp3

If you spot any more mistakes, just let me know, and I shall fix them!

As I beleive I mentioned previously, Gutenberg does not provide an authors name
in the text that I read from. Here is the link:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16537/16537-h/16537-h.htm#CHAPTER_XII

I really enjoyed reading this, and to my immense gratitude found that there are
three more stories in this arc. (And possibly one more - from a different book.) I have
already read them (silently,) for my own personal pleasure, but would be absolutely delighted
to read them aloud if you think it worthwhile. :wink:

Andrew
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Post by johnnyenglish » July 4th, 2019, 7:04 am

Oh Good Grief!

I would forget my head if it wasn't bolted to my neck!

Run time: 17.27. :D
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Post by m8b1 » July 4th, 2019, 9:18 am

:lol: No problem!

PL Notes:

The volume is a bit low. Could you please try to amplify it - about 3DB would be ideal!
Also, it is missing the outro at the end. "End of The Giant Builder"

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Post by johnnyenglish » July 4th, 2019, 10:01 am

Gotcha! :wink:
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Post by verycherrey » July 4th, 2019, 10:36 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw029_cinderella_mlr_128kb.mp3
Cinderella
Author Unknown
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23303/23303-h/23303-h.htm

My name is Mickey Lee Rich - This is my first attempt
A hundred times a day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the measure as I have received and am still receiving.

-Albert Einstein

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Post by verycherrey » July 4th, 2019, 10:54 am

Run time for Cinderella is 8:21
A hundred times a day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the measure as I have received and am still receiving.

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Post by m8b1 » July 4th, 2019, 11:38 am

verycherrey wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 10:36 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw029_cinderella_mlr_128kb.mp3
Cinderella
Author Unknown
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23303/23303-h/23303-h.htm

My name is Mickey Lee Rich - This is my first attempt
Hi Mickey,

Welcome to Librivox! You did a really nice job! :D

Here a few proof listening notes.

At the very end you left off "end of" before you said Cinderella.

Also here are a couple of technical issues with the file.
It is in stereo, and we need it to be in mono.
Second, and most important, the volume is much too low at 64DB. We need it to be between 86 and 92 DB - preferably around 89 DB.

Are you using Audacity? If so in order to change the file to mono go Tracks---> Mix--->Mix Stereo down to Mono.

As for getting the volume up, here are a couple of videos that one of volunteers made that may help you:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_z607awyLw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9NuSuWYaWg&feature=youtu.be

And a link to all the videos: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Instructional_Videos

It is preferable in the future to try to get your volume up at your mic when you record, but you should be able to get this one up by amplifying. If you need some advice in getting your volume up when recording, I would suggest doing a quick one minute test and posting it here: viewforum.php?f=21 Someone with more technical knowledge than me can help you there!

If you could fix these issues and reupload, that would be great!

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Post by verycherrey » July 4th, 2019, 12:36 pm

Thank you for the guidance! I've given it another shot :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw029_cinderella_mlr_128kb.mp3
A hundred times a day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the measure as I have received and am still receiving.

-Albert Einstein

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Post by johnnyenglish » July 4th, 2019, 1:12 pm

Mickey Lee Rich...

I really hope that you will persevere with this...

Despite any transitory audio recording artifacts - which a very easily fixed - you have a bewitching voice,
totally captivating.

I look forward to hearing more from you! :D
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Post by m8b1 » July 4th, 2019, 1:25 pm

verycherrey wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Thank you for the guidance! I've given it another shot :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw029_cinderella_mlr_128kb.mp3
Great job! :thumbs: It is PL OK, now! :-)

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