COMPLETE:The Dhammapada Translated by F. Max Muller - NF/law

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Post by not.a.moose » June 12th, 2007, 1:26 pm

Complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
http://librivox.org/the-dhammapada-translated-by-f-max-mueller/


The Dhammapada. Translated from the Pali by F. Max Müller.

The Dhammapada is is a Buddhist scripture, containing 423 verses in 26 categories. According to tradition, these are verses spoken by the Buddha on various occasions, most of which deal with ethics. It is is considered one of the most important pieces of Theravada literature. Despite this, the Dhammapada is read by many Mahayana Buddhists and remains a very popular text across all schools of Buddhism. - Excerpted from Wikipedia
  1. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are “up for grabs.” Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you’d like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline?
    Target completion date of this project: October 31, 2007 – but try to send your recordings as soon as you can. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it’ll go back to the pool. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2017
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!

    A word count for each chapter has been included for your benefit.
    Forum discussions have shown that people read on average 130-190 words per minute.
    Per 2000 words, this comes to about 11 to 15 minutes of reading time.


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  6. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:
    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  7. DURING recording:
    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Section [number] of The Dhammapada - Chapters [number through number]. - This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name]"
    • Say:
      "The Dhammapada. Translated by F. Max Müller. [Section number]"
    • At beginning of each chapter in the section, please say: ”Chapter [number] – [Chapter title]”
    • It is not necessary to say the verse numbers while reading. However, please leave a breif pause (approximately 2 seconds) between the verses.
    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      End of [Section number]"
      If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Dhammapada. Translated by F. Max Müller."


    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!
    Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some background noise, you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.

    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    dhammapada_##_muller.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. dhammapada_01_muller.mp3)

    ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/WhatIsID3)
    Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!

    Title: ## - Chapters ## - ##
    Artist: F. Max Muller
    Album: Dhammapada

    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
    • If you have your own server space, post the link here. Please leave the file in this location until the project is catalogued.
    • If you don't have your own server space, you'll need to transfer the file to one of the free servers available. For a list of options, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
    • If you ftp, follow the LibriVox login instructions to studioae.com on the preceding page and transfer your files to /notamoose/dhammapada/.
    • If you do not ftp and need an email address for use with another massive file transfer service, please use not.a.moose at gmail dot com.


    I'll need the following information from you when you submit a recording:
    • your name/pseudonym as you want to appear in the LibriVox catalog, and your website URL if you like. These are only necessary if this is your first LibriVox recording.
    • the file size of your .mp3 file/duration of the recording.

Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :lol:

Scott
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Post by chocoholic » June 12th, 2007, 1:53 pm

Hi, Scott, I'll MC this for you. :) I'll get the magic window set up in a little bit. Remind me, do you need BC login info?
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Post by not.a.moose » June 12th, 2007, 1:57 pm

chocoholic wrote:Hi, Scott, I'll MC this for you. :) I'll get the magic window set up in a little bit. Remind me, do you need BC login info?
Hi L.A.!

Thanks for being the big boss on the project! Even though its not Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne :lol:, I still think that it'll be a barrel of monkeys!

Thanks for asking, but I do have BC login groovitude...

Ciao bella!
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Post by chocoholic » June 12th, 2007, 2:20 pm

Aw man, how could I have forgotten you're BC'ing the Verne project? (Especially with all the gratuitous advertising, lol.) Back soon --
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Post by chocoholic » June 12th, 2007, 3:05 pm

Magic window up. Let me know if there's anything else -- all looks fine to me!
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Post by not.a.moose » June 12th, 2007, 3:16 pm

Magic window panes have been filled in... Let's do some recording!

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Post by rtperson » June 13th, 2007, 6:18 am

I'll take Section 1, if no one else has claimed it.

-- Roger

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Post by not.a.moose » June 13th, 2007, 7:20 am

rtperson wrote:I'll take Section 1, if no one else has claimed it.

-- Roger
Hi Roger,

Welcome to LibriVox and to the Dhammapada project! The first section is all yours!!!

Since you are new to LV, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal web site/blog.

Also, being that this is your first recording, you may want to send a sample recording of a minute or so, to make sure the sound quality etc is all right - often things can be improved at the outset that are difficult to fix later. This is, of course, completely optional - I never did it myself, and yet, I think that my recordings came out just fine. I'm sure yours will too!

I wanted to make one small addition to the introduction of the first section, so here it is:

After the LibriVox public domain message (and your name if you wish), there comes the title and translator name, described in the first post of this thread as being: The Dhammapada. Translated by F. Max Müller. [Section number]

Instead, please say:

The Dhammapada. A Collection of Verses. Being One of the Canonical Books of the Buddhists. Translated by F. Max Müller. [Section number]

This subtitle was taken from the gutenberg.org text. I am opting not to use the "Sacred Books of the East" bit, since Muller's translation was first published in another volume.

Again, this will only apply to the first section.

Thanks again for supporting this project!

Scott
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Post by Måns » June 13th, 2007, 11:37 am

Thanks for taking up this book, Scott! I would like to claim section 02, if I may.

Wouldn't it be great to have the whole (50 vols!) Sacred Books of the East on Librivox? Alas, I fear that the Satapatha Brahmana or the Pahlavi texts would not find that many listeners, and some of these translations are also rather dated, but still...

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Post by oneinmany » June 13th, 2007, 5:13 pm

Hello!,

I would like to claim Section 3 and 4 if its not too greedy of me, otherwise, either one will do.

Also i had a question on how you wanted to handle the parenthesis like this: "...the messengers of death (Yama) have come near to thee;" or "...he is called urdhvamsrotas (carried upwards by the stream)." or "...whether the
awakened (Buddha) or their disciples". Should i read it verbatim from the text or read it like "...whether the awakened or their disciples.", etc.


Thanks,
Chris

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Post by DSayers » June 13th, 2007, 8:56 pm

I'd like Section 05.

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Post by not.a.moose » June 14th, 2007, 6:54 am

Måns wrote:Thanks for taking up this book, Scott! I would like to claim section 02, if I may.

Wouldn't it be great to have the whole (50 vols!) Sacred Books of the East on Librivox? Alas, I fear that the Satapatha Brahmana or the Pahlavi texts would not find that many listeners, and some of these translations are also rather dated, but still...
Hi Måns,

The thought had crossed my mind, but I'm not quite sure that I want to take that project on quite yet... Just setting up the magic window itself would be an intimidating process!

In any case, Section 2 is all yours! Welcome!

Cheers,
Scott
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Post by rtperson » June 14th, 2007, 6:59 am

Scott,

Part 1 is uploading even as I speak. Let me know how it sounds.

Thanks,

Roger

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Post by not.a.moose » June 14th, 2007, 7:00 am

oneinmany wrote:Hello!,

I would like to claim Section 3 and 4 if its not too greedy of me, otherwise, either one will do.

Also i had a question on how you wanted to handle the parenthesis like this: "...the messengers of death (Yama) have come near to thee;" or "...he is called urdhvamsrotas (carried upwards by the stream)." or "...whether the
awakened (Buddha) or their disciples". Should i read it verbatim from the text or read it like "...whether the awakened or their disciples.", etc.


Thanks,
Chris
Hi Chris!

Not too greedy at all! the third and fourth sections are in your capable hands.

As for your question on reading the parenthetical notations, I think that we should go verbatim with it, otherwise people might get a little confused as to what urdhvamsrotas means! :wink: I generally avoid reading footnotes, but this is a bit different to my mind.

Last, one question for you: did you grow up in the Bay Area? I think I went to high school (LGHS '95) with a Chris Masterson. That'd just be too terribly odd... Groovy, but odd...

Anyway, thanks for jumping on!

Ciao,
Scott
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Post by not.a.moose » June 14th, 2007, 7:02 am

rtperson wrote:Scott,

Part 1 is uploading even as I speak. Let me know how it sounds.

Thanks,

Roger
Great!

Thanks a bunch Roger! I look forward to hearing it!!!

May I offer you Section 6? Its the only one left on the auction block... Its getting lonely! :wink:

Scott
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