1 minute test please help a newbie! [OK]

All languages: post your test recording here. Help check audio files, provide editing services, and advertise for proof-listeners.
Post Reply
michellemo5
Posts: 27
Joined: April 8th, 2020, 9:53 pm

Post by michellemo5 » April 14th, 2020, 8:01 pm


michellemo5
Posts: 27
Joined: April 8th, 2020, 9:53 pm

Post by michellemo5 » April 15th, 2020, 10:58 am

Hello,

Hopefully I did it right this time! Pls Listen.

Audacity for MAC with a USB mic.


https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_michellemo5.mp3

TriciaG
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 47785
Joined: June 15th, 2008, 10:30 pm
Location: Toronto, ON (but Minnesotan to age 32)

Post by TriciaG » April 15th, 2020, 5:03 pm

Hiya! I combined your two threads so that we don't double the work for no reason. ;)

It sounds good! There are a couple quick things to fix:

1) Volume is just a touch low. Try moving your mic slider up maybe about 1/2 notch; not very far.

2) Bit rate is variable; it needs to be 128 constant. This is set when you export to MP3. When you go to export, on the screen where you enter the file name for the MP3, change the Bit Rate mode to Constant, and the quality should be 128 kbps. You should only have to set it once; it'll remember the setting until you change it again.

That's it! Try making these adjustments, then post another test. Use the same file name as your previous one, and post in this same thread when it's ready. :)
Mystery/PulpFic: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia

michellemo5
Posts: 27
Joined: April 8th, 2020, 9:53 pm

Post by michellemo5 » April 15th, 2020, 5:08 pm

Ok! Thanks for the advice. Quick question...are your instructions the same for Mac in regards to the bit rate?

TriciaG
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 47785
Joined: June 15th, 2008, 10:30 pm
Location: Toronto, ON (but Minnesotan to age 32)

Post by TriciaG » April 15th, 2020, 5:14 pm

I believe so - Audacity on a Mac should be similar enough to Audacity on Windows for that to be the same. :)
Mystery/PulpFic: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia

michellemo5
Posts: 27
Joined: April 8th, 2020, 9:53 pm

Post by michellemo5 » April 16th, 2020, 10:22 am

Re-Test:

I ran it through the Checker software and it passed. Let me know....
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_michellemo5.mp3

TriciaG
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 47785
Joined: June 15th, 2008, 10:30 pm
Location: Toronto, ON (but Minnesotan to age 32)

Post by TriciaG » April 16th, 2020, 10:24 am

You're all set. Have fun! 8-)
Mystery/PulpFic: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia

Post Reply