[Grp/religion] Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch Vol. 3 by Sir Charles Eliot - lt

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Post by Lynnet » January 30th, 2021, 12:12 pm

Section 26 PL OK
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Post by Lynnet » January 30th, 2021, 12:24 pm

razmatazz wrote:
January 30th, 2021, 12:06 pm
Can someone please verify my 1 min test?
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/1_min_test_-_razzmatazz.mp3
The volume is too low at 83dB. We need 89dB, although we can work with 86-92B. Please amplify by about 6dB. If you are using Audacity, go to Effects and the top effect is Amplify.

Secondly, the noise level is flagged. Noise cleaning is something nearly every reader needs to do on every file. Select a section of 'silence' (usually at the end) and then click on Effects and part way down you will find Noise Reduction. (everything is alphabetical). Select 'noise profile'. You'll then want to select your whole file and click on noise removal again. This time click OK.
However... I see you have only about 2 seconds of silence at the end. It needs to be 5 seconds. And if it is less than 5 seconds, it can 'fool' the validation checks into thinking there is noise when their isn't.

The reading is good... but I would suggest you slow down a bit. With Audiobooks, slower is better. First, you are not falling over your words -- this is easy to do on a long section 8-) and secondly, the listener's brain has to process one sentence before it hears the next.

Please do the amplification, noise removal and additional end silence and repost using the same file name.
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Post by Lynnet » January 31st, 2021, 8:37 am

Section 31 PL OK
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Post by razmatazz » February 4th, 2021, 9:53 am

Can someone verify my 1 min test? I made the required changes
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/1_min_test_razmatazz.mp3

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Post by Lynnet » February 4th, 2021, 10:10 am

razmatazz wrote:
February 4th, 2021, 9:53 am
Can someone verify my 1 min test? I made the required changes
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/1_min_test_razmatazz.mp3
I'm marking it OK, but be careful of background noise.
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Post by razmatazz » February 4th, 2021, 1:21 pm

Lynnet wrote:
February 4th, 2021, 10:10 am
razmatazz wrote:
February 4th, 2021, 9:53 am
Can someone verify my 1 min test? I made the required changes
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/1_min_test_razmatazz.mp3
I'm marking it OK, but be careful of background noise.
Thank you!

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Post by Krissywissy » February 8th, 2021, 3:29 pm

Hello again! I just finished up section 7. Here it is (file duration: 42:04) https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/hinduismandbuddhism3_07_eliot_128kb.mp3

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Post by Lynnet » February 8th, 2021, 4:28 pm

Krissywissy wrote:
February 8th, 2021, 3:29 pm
Hello again! I just finished up section 7. Here it is (file duration: 42:04) https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/hinduismandbuddhism3_07_eliot_128kb.mp3
Thank you
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Post by Lynnet » February 10th, 2021, 7:31 am

Section 7

There are a couple of technical issues that need addressing:

The bit rate needs to be 128kb constant
When you export a file to mp3, a dialog box pops up. At the bottom of that box is a dropdown menu, where you select 128kbps. Just above that box, you need to select the 'constant' dot. These settings should remain the same until you change them.

The volume is too low at 80.7dB. We look for 89dB, but can accept 86-92. The amplify effect won't work for you as you have peaks. I recommend applying the compressor effect. You can use it up to 3 times before it no longer has any effect, but each time you use any post-processing effect, the sound quality deteriorates a little. It takes quite a few for the human ear to detect the change, but your best bet for future recordings is to increase your input volume. At the top right of the Audacity screen, there is a mic icon. Play around with the slider until you get to the best level for your voice.
At 6:30 the volume drops still further. I recommend selecting the section from there to about 15:10 and amplifying to match the rest of the file. The same from about 16:30 to 24:45 and 31:09-31:55

~41:51 Please delete 'end of Hinduism and Buddhism...' -- this only comes after the last chapter 8-)
Please make sure you have a full 5 seconds at the end of your recording. This is a) so it doesn't fool the validation process and b) some players cut off the end of files.

Please make these corrections an reupload with the same file name.
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Post by Honeysicle » February 13th, 2021, 3:44 pm

Hello Lynnet,

I would like to do section "24 - Tibet (Continued) The Canon" if its still open
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Post by Lynnet » February 13th, 2021, 3:48 pm

Honeysicle wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 3:44 pm
Hello Lynnet,

I would like to do section "24 - Tibet (Continued) The Canon" if its still open
Thank you
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Post by Guomin » February 15th, 2021, 7:25 pm

Hi,

Can I take chapter 19?

Thanks,
Guomin

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Post by Lynnet » February 15th, 2021, 9:33 pm

Guomin wrote:
February 15th, 2021, 7:25 pm
Hi,

Can I take chapter 19?

Thanks,
Guomin
Sure!
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Post by Simstoic » February 17th, 2021, 11:16 am

Recording for Section 3 uploaded

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/hinduismandbuddhism3_03_eliot_128kb.mp3

Please let me know the corrections.

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