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ColleenMc
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Post by ColleenMc » January 19th, 2021, 7:25 am

Just to let you all know, I will be catching up on the PL-ing later this week. I have a work deadline Thursday and will mostly be trying to get that finished.

Colleen
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Post by JamesJenkins » January 19th, 2021, 11:54 am

ColleenMc wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 7:24 am

Just checking on this -- the time shown when I hit play on the recording is 1:11:02 which puts it 1:02 over the 70 minute limit. Does that matter?

Colleen
I am not an expert but a quick google found that the limit might be 80 minutes not 70 https://www.howtogeek.com/322676/why-can-i-only-burn-80-minutes-of-music-to-a-cd-if-my-mp3s-take-up-less-than-700mb-of-space/ Maybe there is a longer discussion about it at librivox someplace?

Of note I know that some early works published in the SSF collections, are broken into two parts of about 30 - 45 minutes each.
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Post by alg1001 » January 19th, 2021, 4:19 pm

ColleenMc wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 7:24 am
alg1001 wrote:
January 18th, 2021, 10:52 am
Hi Ralph,
No, that won't be necessary. You just made it for the length limit. It just needs to be at or under 70 minutes so it will fit on a CD for readers that listen to them that way.
Thanks!
-Amy
Just checking on this -- the time shown when I hit play on the recording is 1:11:02 which puts it 1:02 over the 70 minute limit. Does that matter?

Colleen
Hi Colleen,
That should be okay.
Thanks,
-Amy

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Post by martral » January 19th, 2021, 7:52 pm

Hi Amy,

Title: The Hunters
Author: William Morrison
Illustrator: Van Dongen
Release Date: September 6, 2007 [EBook #22524]

Read by Ralph J Martin
Time 33.43

Audio at:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf075_hunters_morrison_rjm_128kb.mp3

Text at:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22524
Regards,
Ralph Martin

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Post by alg1001 » January 19th, 2021, 9:21 pm

martral wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 7:52 pm
Hi Amy,

Title: The Hunters
Author: William Morrison
Illustrator: Van Dongen
Release Date: September 6, 2007 [EBook #22524]

Read by Ralph J Martin
Time 33.43

Audio at:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf075_hunters_morrison_rjm_128kb.mp3

Text at:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22524
Thank you, Ralph!
-Amy

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Post by Anautumnous » January 20th, 2021, 3:20 pm

ColleenMc wrote:
January 16th, 2021, 8:22 pm
Anautumnous wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 1:05 pm
Hello!
This is my first recording ever so I hope it's satisfactory.

Title: The Skull
Author: Philip K. Dick
Release Date: October 14, 2009 [EBook #30255]
Language: English
Read by: Anautumnous
55:36
Text:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/30255/30255-h/30255-h.htm
Audio:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf075_skull_dick_aes_128kb.mp3


Hi! Very nicely read. Two small notes:

0:17 - in the intro after “recorded by” and before starting the story, need to say story title and author again.

10:26 small stumble/repeat.

Colleen
Thank you! I really had a lot of fun and can't wait to start my next project. I made the changes you suggested for the following upload. Cheers!

Title: The Skull
Author: Philip K. Dick
Release Date: October 14, 2009 [EBook #30255]
Language: English
Read by: Anautumnous
55:36
Text:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/30255/30255-h/30255-h.htm
Audio:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf075_skull_dick_aes_128kb.mp3

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Post by ColleenMc » January 20th, 2021, 3:43 pm

Anautumnous wrote:
January 20th, 2021, 3:20 pm
ColleenMc wrote:
January 16th, 2021, 8:22 pm
Anautumnous wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 1:05 pm
Hello!
This is my first recording ever so I hope it's satisfactory.

Title: The Skull
Author: Philip K. Dick
Release Date: October 14, 2009 [EBook #30255]
Language: English
Read by: Anautumnous
55:36
Text:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/30255/30255-h/30255-h.htm
Audio:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf075_skull_dick_aes_128kb.mp3


Hi! Very nicely read. Two small notes:

0:17 - in the intro after “recorded by” and before starting the story, need to say story title and author again.

10:26 small stumble/repeat.

Colleen
Thank you! I really had a lot of fun and can't wait to start my next project. I made the changes you suggested for the following upload. Cheers!

Title: The Skull
Author: Philip K. Dick
Release Date: October 14, 2009 [EBook #30255]
Language: English
Read by: Anautumnous
55:36
Text:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/30255/30255-h/30255-h.htm
Audio:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf075_skull_dick_aes_128kb.mp3
Great job on your first recording, looking forward to hearing more from you in the future! Story is now PL OK!

Colleen
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Post by alg1001 » January 22nd, 2021, 5:51 pm

martral wrote:
January 18th, 2021, 7:48 am
Hi Amy,
The recording is about 70 minutes long.

There were 7 "Parts" (or chapters). Should I break them down into Parts?
Hi Ralph,
You did a great job on such a long first recording. Bumping the microphone or rustling papers can take away from your reading. That is something to avoid in your next recording.
Could you delete the instance at 0.33 and resubmit your recording.
Thanks, Ralph!
-Amy

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Post by martral » January 23rd, 2021, 8:20 am

Hi Amy,
Thanks for your help. :)

Here is a new link for the updated recording. Sorry I missed that. :oops:
I have a tablet now, so I won't be using papers to read.

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf075_morale_leinster_rjm_128kb.mp3

Any other advice? I can use all the help I can get! :hmm: :help:

Warm Regards,
Ralph

PS BTW, should I use different voices for the different characters? :?:
Regards,
Ralph Martin

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Post by alg1001 » January 23rd, 2021, 12:41 pm

Hi Ralph,
Thanks for updating it. It is PL OK now.
I think it is good to use different voices. A subtle change usually works well.
I don't like to give too much feed back. You may find another proof listener who will be more helpful on that front.
Cheers!
-Amy

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Post by ColleenMc » January 23rd, 2021, 10:41 pm

JamesJenkins wrote:
January 16th, 2021, 6:34 am
The Super Opener
by Michael Zuroy (no other works on PG)
Read by James Jenkins
Time 25:23

Audio at
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf075_superopener_zuroy_james_128kb.mp3

Text at
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/60507

FYI - I know there a couple of minor stumbles remaining in this recording, attempts to correct them were not able to replicate the tempo and tone.
I didn’t notice any stumbles! Pl ok!

Colleen
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Post by ColleenMc » January 23rd, 2021, 10:45 pm

Grothmann wrote:
January 12th, 2021, 1:30 pm
Good Afternoon:

Crash Beam
By John Barret
Time 12:26
Read by Dale Grothmann

Audio at:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf075_crashbeam_barret_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at:
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/64265/64265-h/64265-h.htm

One of the new approved stories on Gutenberg.
At least nobody has read it for Librivox before.

Thanks
Dale
Hi Dale,

A couple of small fixes...

4:32. Text says “violent”; I hear “voluntary” which changes a key point in the story.

7:28 repeat/stumble.

Otherwise it sounded great!

Colleen
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Post by Grothmann » January 24th, 2021, 10:02 am

Hi everyone:

I have made the corrections and reloaded --

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf075_crashbeam_barret_dg_128kb.mp3

Everything else is the same. Thank you for your careful listening

Dale

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Post by ColleenMc » January 24th, 2021, 10:08 am

Grothmann wrote:
January 24th, 2021, 10:02 am
Hi everyone:

I have made the corrections and reloaded --

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf075_crashbeam_barret_dg_128kb.mp3

Everything else is the same. Thank you for your careful listening

Dale
And it's now PL OK!

Colleen
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Post by ColleenMc » January 24th, 2021, 10:11 am

Took a break from listening to record one to slide into this collection!

Death Star by Tom Pace

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf075_deathstar_pace_cm_128kb.mp3

26:44

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/63419

Colleen (I went ahead and added to MW)
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