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Post by loon » October 28th, 2020, 10:18 am

zoesmama wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 8:14 am
Hi, Loon.
I've added the 5 seconds to the end. Let me know if you want me to mess with the volume, though it sounds fine on my end I realize that means nothing.. Thanks, sorry for the trouble.
Wendy

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/childrensbookofchristmasstories_02_dickinson_128kb.mp3

Track Length: 24:55.09

PS: If these submissions don't overwrite themselves, how to avoid that you wind up with many iterations, or do you take care of that?
The silence at the end is fine now. I think it will sound better if you do reduce the volume by - say - 3 dB and upload it again.
The software at librivox.org takes care of keeping track of the current one. (and besides, I have a copy of the first one on my computer!)

I did listen to the whole chapter and the reading is fine, so if you reduce the volume and upload again I'll just do a spot check.
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Post by loupo » October 28th, 2020, 10:19 am

Could I claim 14, The Little Sister's Vacation as well please? I'll wait this time!

Lou

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Post by loon » October 28th, 2020, 10:21 am

Lou and HLinnae -
I'll listen your chapters soon as well.
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Post by philchenevert » October 28th, 2020, 11:05 am

loupo wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 10:19 am
Could I claim 14, The Little Sister's Vacation as well please? I'll wait this time!

Lou
Yes, all yours to enjoy. Have fun. :thumbs:
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Post by loon » October 28th, 2020, 12:59 pm

HLinnae wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 9:06 am
Here's the recording of #6: Little Girl's Christmas

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/childrensbookofchristmasstories_06_lincoln_128kb.mp3
Chaapter 6 - Little Girl's Christmas - everything is fine with this chapter except you put 'lincoln' (author of this story) in the filename rather than 'dickinson' (listed author of the book). I've changed the filename to
childrensbookofchristmasstories_06_dickinson_128kb.mp3
and re-uploaded it for you. With the name change, it's PL OK - thank you.

(Phil, at some point
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/childrensbookofchristmasstories_06_lincoln_128kb.mp3
will need to be removed from the uuploader (unless the software is set up to purge things automagically).
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Post by loon » October 28th, 2020, 1:32 pm

loupo wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 8:36 am
Howdie

I've completed section 34, Little Gretchen. It's 18 mins 32seconds long.

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/childrensbookofchristmasstories_34_dickinson_128kb.mp3

Cheers
Lou
Lou - I found 3 problems. All should be easily fixable.
1) In the intro and outro you read 'chapter 33' rather than 'chapter 34' (twice in the beginning and one more time at the end.)
2) Your closing silence is about 2 3/4 seconds long - since you'll probably find it easiest to re-record the introduction and outro and edit those onto the story, just make sure to leave more silence on the ending - you're aiming for 5 seconds of silence.
3) Your overall volume is louder than the LibriVox standard range. 'Checker' reports the volume as 93 when it should be in the 86 to 92 range. After you've made the other two edits, select the whole track and use the 'Amplify...' Effect to change the volume by -4 dB . That is to say, make it this much quieter.
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Post by loon » October 28th, 2020, 1:38 pm

I believe I'm caught up on listening to chapters that have been submitted. If I missed yours sing out now!

This book is really moving along - cool.

Also, everyone - nice readings!
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Post by loupo » October 28th, 2020, 2:10 pm

No worries Rich,

I'll sort it tomorrow. Sorry, I was going by the numerals at the top. Easy fixes. Glad you didn't mention my terrible granny voice 😂

Lou
loon wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 1:32 pm
loupo wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 8:36 am
Howdie

I've completed section 34, Little Gretchen. It's 18 mins 32seconds long.

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/childrensbookofchristmasstories_34_dickinson_128kb.mp3

Cheers
Lou
Lou - I found 3 problems. All should be easily fixable.
1) In the intro and outro you read 'chapter 33' rather than 'chapter 34' (twice in the beginning and one more time at the end.)
2) Your closing silence is about 2 3/4 seconds long - since you'll probably find it easiest to re-record the introduction and outro and edit those onto the story, just make sure to leave more silence on the ending - you're aiming for 5 seconds of silence.
3) Your overall volume is louder than the LibriVox standard range. 'Checker' reports the volume as 93 when it should be in the 86 to 92 range. After you've made the other two edits, select the whole track and use the 'Amplify...' Effect to change the volume by -4 dB . That is to say, make it this much quieter.

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Post by zoesmama » October 28th, 2020, 2:49 pm

Hi again!
Thank you for the feedback. Here it is, changed volume up, coming in at 89.0dB even now.


https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/childrensbookofchristmasstories_02_dickinson_128kb.mp3

Track Length 24:55.09
Hope this works well, let me know if you need any changes.
Thank you!
Wendy

EDIT: Just watched an old video about uploading and it says to have the Metadata checked off, mine doesn't, do you want me to resubmit- or is that not done anymore?
Thank you.

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Post by philchenevert » October 28th, 2020, 3:17 pm

zoesmama wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Hi again!
Thank you for the feedback. Here it is, changed volume up, coming in at 89.0dB even now.


https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/childrensbookofchristmasstories_02_dickinson_128kb.mp3

Track Length 24:55.09
Hope this works well, let me know if you need any changes.
Thank you!
Wendy

EDIT: Just watched an old video about uploading and it says to have the Metadata checked off, mine doesn't, do you want me to resubmit- or is that not done anymore?
Thank you.
Thanks. :shock: No, that old video should not even be available any more; thought I had deleted it. We ignore metadata now so no need to resubmit at all.
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Post by loon » October 28th, 2020, 3:40 pm

zoesmama wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 2:49 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/childrensbookofchristmasstories_02_dickinson_128kb.mp3

Track Length 24:55.09
Hope this works well, let me know if you need any changes.
You're all set! Chapter 2 - The Fir -Tree - is now PL OK. Thanks.
Hans Christian Andersen does 'melancholy' in so many of his stories.

By the way, Audacity can warn you if parts of your recording are clipping - different versions of Audacity sometimes move things around in the menus, but in my version there's a 'Show Clipping (on/off)' toggle in the 'View' menu. With it on anything that's too loud - even if it's just for 1/44100th of a second - is highlighted with a red marking.
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Post by weezer » October 28th, 2020, 3:51 pm

I would like to claim sections 10 and 13.
Thanks. Weezer

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Post by philchenevert » October 28th, 2020, 3:57 pm

Zoesmama said
EDIT: Just watched an old video about uploading and it says to have the Metadata checked off, mine doesn't, do you want me to resubmit- or is that not done anymore?
Thank you.
Please tell me where you found this video and/or the name of it. I have been going through my Youtube videos and don't see it. I ask because it really needs to be deleted 'cuse it's OLD and out of date. Kinda like me. thanks.
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Post by zoesmama » October 28th, 2020, 4:01 pm

Here's the link.. Though it was useful, too..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqmCOxOs_pM

thanks!

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Post by philchenevert » October 28th, 2020, 4:24 pm

zoesmama wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Here's the link.. Though it was useful, too..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqmCOxOs_pM

thanks!
AAAh! Setting tech specs in Audacity! Yeah. I was proud of that one for years and made a new one just 6 months ago. Thanks for letting me know it is still out there misleading people about metadata. Still good info, I agree, but the metadata is wrong. tsk, tsk. :thumbs:
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