COMPLETE [Weekly Poetry] In Darkest Africa by Charles Harold Herford - dl

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Post by aradlaw » November 2nd, 2020, 9:48 am

Thank you Abby, good reading, but the bitrate is only 56 kbps, we need 128kbps to meet our cataloging specs.
I am not sure which software you are using, but typically the bitrate is set when you save/export a file as mp3.
Your filename is incomplete, Best to copy the filename provided in the instructions into the LV Uploader, inserting your initials of course.
Please include the file duration with your link.
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Post by atrent11 » November 2nd, 2020, 10:08 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/africa_herford_aet_128kb.mp3
I've been trying to convert the bitrate to 128, so I hope this worked!

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Post by HLinnae » November 2nd, 2020, 10:09 am

Here's my recording:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/africa_herford_hlj_128kb.mp3
1:37

Feedback welcome!
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Post by meganroehl » November 2nd, 2020, 1:28 pm

aradlaw wrote:
November 1st, 2020, 8:02 pm
Welcome to lIbriVox Megan, good first reading, but there are a few tech issues to sort out...
- the file is in stereo, we need a mono file (set in Edit/Preferences/Devises/Recording/Chennels)
- the bitrate is 320 kbps and we need a bitrate of 128 kbps (this is set when you save/export to mp3)
- the volume is low at 79.5 dB. You should aim for your waveforms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:

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You can check your volume using our Checker program - see info at http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker You will find the volume in decibels on the Information tab. For your information, we look for around 89 dB (87-91 is OK) (all the other tech specs are there also)
- at 1:01 in your recording I hear "And I’m not alone—and no one cares" the text reads "And I’m alone—and no one cares"
- please include the file duration with your upload link
Could you make these corrections and upload please, use the same filename. :wink:

*Please let me know under what name would you like to appear in the LV catalog and if you have one, we can put your personal URL link on your catalog page too.
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Thank you for all of the input, I think I have sorted out the issues, here's my new link: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/africa_herford_mr_128kb.mp3
File duration is 1 minute 11 seconds, and for the LV Catalog Megan Roehl is fine :) Thank you!

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Post by aradlaw » November 2nd, 2020, 3:06 pm

atrent11 wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 10:08 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/africa_herford_aet_128kb.mp3
I've been trying to convert the bitrate to 128, so I hope this worked!
Yes, we now have 128 kbps, thanks for that edit.
* I forgot to mention that your recording was in stereo and we need mono -- I converted that for you, so you are all set this week. :D
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Post by aradlaw » November 2nd, 2020, 3:10 pm

Thank you Heidi. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » November 2nd, 2020, 3:12 pm

meganroehl wrote:
November 2nd, 2020, 1:28 pm
Thank you for all of the input, I think I have sorted out the issues, here's my new link: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/africa_herford_mr_128kb.mp3
File duration is 1 minute 11 seconds, and for the LV Catalog Megan Roehl is fine :) Thank you!
Thanks Megan. Your edits are PL OK, and your catalog page is updated. :D
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Post by TripHazard » November 3rd, 2020, 3:45 am

Hi, here's my reading. Gotta love kitties.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/africa_herford_mf_128kb.mp3

length = 1:21

Thanks

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Post by aradlaw » November 3rd, 2020, 8:13 am

Thank you Graham and Michael. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » November 3rd, 2020, 10:57 am

Thank you Bruce. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » November 3rd, 2020, 10:57 am

Here's my reading, could someone please PL?
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/africa_herford_dl_128kb.mp3
1:21
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Post by TripHazard » November 3rd, 2020, 1:44 pm

aradlaw wrote:
November 3rd, 2020, 10:57 am
Here's my reading, could someone please PL?
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/africa_herford_dl_128kb.mp3
1:21
I've never PL'd before, but I can tell you that there was a bit of a pop at the 6 second mark (not sure what that was or if it's just one of those things), you didn't make any mistakes when reading, and the kitty noise you made at the end was just darling :clap:

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