[OPEN] Children's Short Works, Vol. 034 - m8b1

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Post by m8b1 » February 10th, 2020, 3:38 pm

Children's Short Works Vol. 034.
Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 034: 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.

You may read a limit of 4 selections per volume.

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
  • Be sure to set your recording software to: 44100Hz, 16-bit
  • At the BEGINNING Say: "[Title of Work], by [Author Name]" "This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox Recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit Librivox.org"
  • 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.
2. EDIT and SAVE your file:
  • Need noise-cleaning?Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear distracting background noise, you may want to clean it up a bit. The free version 2.1.1. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide. Note: Noisecleaning with earlier versions of Audacity is not recommended.

  • ID3 Tags:ID tags are no longer needed - they are now produced automatically.

  • 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): csw034_shorttitleinoneword_readersinitials_128kb.mp3,
      e.g. csw034_scarletgiantbean_ge_128kb.mp3
3. SUBMIT your recording:
Please upload your finished recording using the LibriVox uploader (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please copy to post in this thread):
Uploader: http://librivox.org/login/uploader
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You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: m8b1.
*If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

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.


Want to see if what you plan to record has been done already?
http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search.php?
Search by keywords in the Catalog Search
But don't let this stop you from recording your own version!

Please don't download files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

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Post by ColleenMc » February 22nd, 2020, 10:29 am

Here's kind of a crazy Russian fairy tale:

The Story of Yvashka With the Bear's Ear by anonymous, translated from Russian by George Borrow (1803-1881)

recording:
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw034_yvashkawithbearsear_cm_128kb.mp3

10:14

source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28834

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Post by m8b1 » February 22nd, 2020, 2:36 pm

Thank you, Colleen! That was, um, interesting! :mrgreen: (And PL OK!)
I've noticed that the Russian ones tend to be a bit darker.

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Post by Blightyear55 » March 8th, 2020, 9:19 pm

I am submitting the following recording for consideration for this collection. The story name is All About the Little Small Red Hen. The author is Anonymous. The link is: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/allaboutlittlesmallredhen_hlb_128kb.mp3. I read this from: www.gutenberg.org/files/25650/25650-h/25650-h.htm. The length is 9:31.

Please list my name as Harmon Lee Busby.

Thank you for your consideration. All feedback is appreciated!
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Post by m8b1 » March 9th, 2020, 4:17 pm

Hi Harmon,

Nice job! Everything is great, except the volume is a tad on the quite side at 83.8 DB. We need it to be between 86 - 92 DB ~ 89 DB is ideal. Just a simple amplification should fix it. Let me know if you need help on how to do that! If you could do that and reupload with the same file name, that would be great!

Here is a link to your catalog page: https://librivox.org/reader/13872

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Post by Blightyear55 » March 9th, 2020, 8:55 pm

Thank you for the advice and the link to my page, Maria!

I used Audacity to amplify the file and Checker shows it to be at 89.1db. I uploaded the amplified file. Here is the link: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/allaboutlittlesmallredhen_hlb_128kb.mp3.
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Post by m8b1 » March 10th, 2020, 11:32 am

Thank you! It is now PL OK! :-)

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Post by FraserP » March 24th, 2020, 10:16 am

Hi Maria, here's a story for consideration. I actually found this in the Short Story 002 collection and used the same text that went with it.

https://librivox.org/short-story-collection-002/

http://www.archive.org/download/stories_002_librivox/little_match_girl_anderson_th.mp3

http://hca.gilead.org.il/li_match.html

I tried to submit to SS084 and Lynne thought it should go here. Let me know what you think.

Thanks!

"The Little Match-Seller" (1846)

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Christian_Andersen
Text URL: http://hca.gilead.org.il/li_match.html
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw034_littlematchseller_fp_128kb.mp3
Length: 06:51
Read by Fraser Prescott
Cheers,
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Post by m8b1 » March 24th, 2020, 11:41 am

Thank you, Fraser! It is PL OK! :-)

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Post by BriannaChiles » March 25th, 2020, 8:17 am

May I have a section for The Good Sea Monster from The Sandman's Hour? https://www.gutenberg.org/files/43558/43558-h/43558-h.html#the-good-sea-monster
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Post by m8b1 » March 25th, 2020, 8:23 am

Hi Brianna,

There is no preclaiming needed in collections such as this. Just submit your submission when it is ready! Make sure you provide the relevant information that is in the first post.

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Post by Horner94 » March 29th, 2020, 7:54 pm

Hello,
Here is my contribution:
Authors: Henry A. Sherman (1870-) and Charles Foster Kent (1867-1925)
Title: Jesus Heals The Sick
URL to text: www.gutenberg.org/files/23580/23580-h/23580-h.htm#Page_232
Audio recording ready for PL'ing: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw034_jesushealsthesick_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 02:54

And...

Title: Jesus Conquers Death
Audio recording ready for PL'ing: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw034_jesusconquersdeath_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 02:53

Q. Would you be able to tell me if it's okay to record this within the UK because I unable to find out what date Henry A. Sherman died. Do you have access to that information?

Best regard,
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Post by m8b1 » April 1st, 2020, 7:25 am

Thank you, Chad ~ they are both PL OK.
Q. Would you be able to tell me if it's okay to record this within the UK because I unable to find out what date Henry A. Sherman died. Do you have access to that information?
As has been discussed before, you need to do this research yourself, before recording.

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Post by libraryturtle » April 3rd, 2020, 4:35 pm

Hi!
I reuploaded a version of Emperor's New Clothes without background sound! :D

Librivox link: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw034_emperorsnewclothes_GJMC_128kb.mp3

• Name of your story: Emperor's New Clothes
• Author (birth year - death year): Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875)
• Translator if applicable (birth year - death year): N/A
• Source from which you read (i.e. Gutenberg etext url): https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1597/1597-h/1597-h.htm#link2H_4_0001
• Length in minutes: 10:21
• 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. Grace Chen, Joe Chen, and Mary Chen. Grace and Joe have not yet made their accounts but will soon.

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Post by m8b1 » April 4th, 2020, 2:10 pm

Hi Grace, Joe and Mary,

Nice job! :-)

There are a few issues that need to be fixed.

First there is still a sound effect @2:52 that need to be removed. :-)
Now some technical issues.

The recording is in Stereo, and it needs to be in Mono
The volume is much to low at 79 DB. We need it to be between 86-92 DB - preferably around 89 DB.

Do you need help fixing these? It seems that you have some technical knowledge for working with audio, so I'm going to guess you may know how to fix them. :-)

Also, when you reupload, please only use lower case letters in the file name!

Thanks, and make sure the other two register!

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