I'm aniroo and I'm the DPL for this project. Dedicated Proof Listener. That means that I have to make sure that all sections conform to certain technical specifications before they can go into the catalog. You read beautifully,
but the technical issues need to be taken care of before it can be cataloged. Sorry the list is so long, but once you have the settings fixed, you shouldn't have to do them for the next section you record, and I hope you do record more; don't get discouraged.
The name of the file has to conform to the other sections, name the fileusmoney_09_crozier_128kb.mp3
, the 9 represents the section, not the chapter.
- It must be a mono file not stereo, you notice that your file has two rows of little blue wavy lines? That's stereo
It must be save in 128 kbps, kilobytes per second
It must be saved as
441. kz, kilohertz
Here is a link that will guide you through the process in Audacity, which is free to download if you don't have it. A lot of people in LibriVox use it so they can help you out. If you don't use Audacity, you can go to the forum for whatever software you are using. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqmCOxOs_pM
Every section has to have an intro and an outro. You need to record them and then you can copy/paste them at the beginning and the end.
The script for the intro and outro is posted just before the MW(Magic Window)
Here is the intro, you will say Section 9:
Section [number] of U.S. Money vs. Corporation Currency, "Aldrich plan.". 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], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
"U.S. Money vs. Corporation Currency, "Aldrich plan.", by Alfred Owen Crozier. [Chapter Title as per MW]"
Here is the outro:
At the end of the section, say:
"End of [Chapter]"
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 U.S. Money vs. Corporation Currency, "Aldrich plan.", by Alfred Owen Crozier. "
The volume is a little too quiet. Yours is 79.4 and it needs to be at least 86dB but not more than 92dB. I use the Checker program to see the volume. The Checker program has been programmed to filter for all the LibriVox requirements, including volume. Download here https://cgjennings.ca/checker.html
If you are using Audacity, go to the menu bar at the top and choose Amplify, select the entire file and amplify
At the beginning of the file there should be no more than 1/2 second of silence, you have about 2 secconds. Just highlight 1.5 seconds and press DELETE.
At the end of the file there should be 5 seconds of silence. You can Generate silence in Audacity. Put your cursor at the end of the file and go to GENERATE> Silence > and fix the counter for 5 seconds.
It might depend on what version of Audacity you are using, but if something here doesn't work for you, just post a question I or someone else will help. I found a lot of useful videos on You tube with search words, Librivox and Audacity.
I have some other notes for things like repeats and pauses. I'll add them on another post.
Once all the issues have been taken care of, submit it again and post the new time, it will be different with the addition of the intro and outro.
Thanks for all your hard work,