Offlining Librivox

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Post by vu2tve » April 4th, 2019, 6:14 am


I am a volunteer of the open source Internet-in-a-Box project (, We work with remote communities around the world to provide them with high quality CC-*/CC0 licensed content in offline/semi-offline settings. Our content collection includes projects like Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap, TED, and many other projects.

I think having the librivox recordings as part of this project would be absolutely wonderful, and would love to volunteer to make that happen.

Any thoughts on where I should begin?

For starters, I'd need:
1. As much metadata as possible about the librivox recordings.
2. Download urls for the recordings themselves

I could try offlining tools like "wget -drc" and other spiders, but I'd much rather make this a proper workflow, so that it becomes possible to easily do this in the future.

Any pointers would be much appreciated!


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Post by schrm » April 7th, 2019, 9:37 am


im not a dev, but here are 2 links regarding the lv api:

this question would suit better in our help sections of the forum, or in the thread linked above :-)
or maybe in the mailing lists of the project..


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Post by vu2tve » April 8th, 2019, 7:01 pm

Thanks for your reply!

I posted to the help forum. Where can I find the librivox mailing list?

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Post by Basquetteur » April 10th, 2019, 7:28 am

Hi vu2tve,

Perhaps this thread contains something useful for your purpose, just in case you have not seen it already:

Project recoding?

I am no admin or senior librivox member so others certainly have better directions to provide to you on this.



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