This topic is an attempt to have a single place in which anyone can post stuff about Librivox tutorial videos. Up till now it's been scattered in different forums and threads and PMs and I just wanted a single place that could be subscribed to by those interested in tutorial videos.
NOTE that some videos are not here because I am lazy; go to http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Instructional_Videos
for the whole kit and kaboottle of them. VIDEOS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE AS OF JANUARY 2013
The best place I've found so far to store these for easy access is in our wiki Librivox Tutorial Videos
. If anyone has a better idea of how to make them easy to get to speak up. I've put the link in my signature but can't promise to keep it there.
*Finding Those Elusive Clicks and Pops
A technique I use to track down pops and bad stuff hidden inside words, ssses, and things. An obvious tool but it took me a long time to discover how to do it so I thought others might not know it.
*Using the "Checker" program to Find your Decibel Level
. very simple video on exactly what the title says.
*A Quick Way of Estimating Your Volume in Audacity
. How to have Audacity put the 0.5 lines across your track to judge volume easily. made July 15, 2012
*How To Make Your 1 Minute Test Recording
Made June 15, 2012. How to find the test script and record. This video is not public; only those with the link can see it because of the password involved.
*Is Anyone Listening To My Recording?
done June 10, 2012. Just an easy way to check on the downloads of anything you have recorded.
*Audacity: Fixing Your DC Offset
*Audacity: Basic Editing 101
Just the basic stuff about fixing a recording before uploading.
*Welcome to LibriVox: Getting to Know Our Forums
New to Librivox? Confused about our forums? watch this and learn lots of good stuff and a few pieces of mediocre stuff. Hey, they can't all be gems.!
*AUDACITY: An Overview for the Completely Bewildered -- New to Audacity? Wonder what all those buttons and funny thingies are? This video will get you recording in just a few minutes and explain which buttons are most useful and which to avoid.
*AUDACITY: The Compressor Effect Explained. Spikes-Be-Gone. Reduce or remove those annoying spikes from your track without bothering the low parts. Next to Noise Reduction, one of the most amazingly useful effects
*Welcome to LibriVox: Installing Audacity
*AUDACITY NOISE REMOVAL: What Do Those Slider Thingies Do?
*Setting LibriVox Specifications in Audacity
*Changing Your Bit rate
*Amplifying a File with Audacity; Making that sucker louder (or softer if you want)
*Cutting out mistakes and replacing words in Audacity] CAPTIONED !
*Noise Removal in Audacity: Take out those hums and whistles (not meant for clicks and pops)
*Converting a Stereo track to Mono; easy peasy
*How to upload your 1 minute test: revised Sept 2013 with new upload link
* Put a Clickable Link in Your LibriVox Signature
(i'm proud of this one)
*MP3Gain - Finding the Volume of your MP3 recordings: a neat free program
*Keeping Track of Your LibriVox Commitments
*Oh Dear! I deleted my recording! where is it?
*Saving and Uploading a recording to LibriVox; where to go and what to do to get it to us
*How to tell your volume level in Audacity: Been told you are too quiet or too loud? watch this for some easy ways to get a good volume
*Some Cool Things in our LibriVox Forum
*Linking to Google Docs in the Magic Window
made May 24, 2011
*Proof Listening 101: What we check and what we don't check
*Proof Listening 102: How to find things to listen to, and how to report your results
*Proof Listening 103: Going the Extra Kilometer; checking the specifications & stuff
*What Should I Read First now that my 1 minute test has been approved!
Made October 2011
*Audacity: An Overview for the Completely Bewildered - what those buttons and thingies do, a short video
*AUDACITY: Use the "C" key Before you Cut.
*AUDACITY: Use the "Z" Key to Smooth Out your Edits. VIDEOS THAT HAVE BEEN SUGGESTED AND ARE IN THE PLANNING STAGE: Let me know your feelings about these and of course make suggestions for new ones:
*Where Do I Find Something To Read, Now That I'm Aproved? guidance to various places including Gutenberg
*Finding Your Way Around Project Gutenberg - looking for something secefic or just browsing, there is a ton of stuff on Gutenberg. Here are ways to find it.
*Welcome to LibriVox ! (for everyone)
*Welcome to LbiriVox ! So you Want to help read books. (for potential readers)
*1 minute test: how to record and save it using Audacity. (the companion video, uploading it, has already been made)
*1 minute test: What happens once I've posted it? Do I need to wait to be approved?
*Normalization, Compression & Leveling: What they can do for/to your recording
*Best practices & Tips for recording: a compilation
*Best practices & Tips for editing: a compilation
*Microphones & Headphones: two things you gotta have
*Pump it UP!: a step by step elimination of the many things that may be causing low volume in recordings.
*Using the Audacity Input Meters to assure proper volume (Mac can use this)
*Making Your edits smooooooth as a baby's behind: using the z and c in Audacity
*Audacity: Keyboard shortcuts and how to change them to make life more fun
*Book Coordinator: a basic introduction
*How to make a tutorial using Camstudio
*Newbie Guide To Recording (from the Wiki information)
(removed no apparent need for this video: Audacity Selecting your language)
(removed; no apparent need for this video: How To Register for the Librivox Forum)
Well, that's it for now. My highest priority is remaking some of the older ones so they are smoother. The next new one should be Google Docs. I have heard we have 20 to 30 people registering every week and my impression is that half or less actually make it to the 1 minute test and beyond. I might be wrong. It is very time consuming for our administrators to shepherd so many people through the somewhat steep learning curve involved when most won't read the wiki or simple instructions. My hope is that videos will help more of them to figure it out by themselves and free up the administrators to do what they should be doing: taking care of MY
Oh, and I have a cam now! cool
Phil Chenevert, The LibriVox Video Guy You can tell a lot about a person from their autobiography.
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