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korechia
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Post by korechia » April 3rd, 2020, 2:16 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_korechia.mp3
Hello, please confirm the quality of 1 minute recording under the link above.
Thank you, korechia

NinaBrown
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Post by NinaBrown » April 3rd, 2020, 6:42 am

korechia wrote:
April 3rd, 2020, 2:16 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_korechia.mp3
Hello, please confirm the quality of 1 minute recording under the link above.
Thank you, korechia
Hello korechia,
Thank you for doing the text!

I listened to it and found the following:
There is a tiny bit of plosives in the word "the thirtieth" (at 11-12 second)
I also ran the recording through the LibriVox Checker (available here: https://cgjennings.ca/projects/checker/ ) and found the following issues:

- The bit rate should be 128kbps
- The recording should be in mono sound, not stereo sound
- The recording should use a constant bit rate rather than variable bit rate (VBR)
- The volume falls outside of the target range (86-92dB)

Set these settings right in Audacity and you'll never have to worry about them again :-)

I am not an admin, and my LibriVox eperience is a bit rusty, so please wait for more comments before moving forward.

I found all these technical settings overwhelming at the beginning. I had a folder with printed instructions, and summary of the settings on index cards. It gets easier, so don't feel discouraged, this is exactly what this text is for!

-nina-

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