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Re: VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR LIBRIVOX

Posted: August 1st, 2019, 1:30 pm
by philchenevert
FINALLY I have a new version of Converting Stereo to Mono in Audacity 2.3.0. Yeah, it's been at least 6 years since the first and things changed a bit. Anyway, here it is, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lmx0q7IfLiw&feature=youtu.be Now don't say I'm an old fuddy duddy not keeping up with the times. Image

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Re: VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR LIBRIVOX

Posted: August 1st, 2019, 3:37 pm
by KevinS
Phil, there is nothing mono-tonous about you!

Re: VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR LIBRIVOX

Posted: August 1st, 2019, 3:43 pm
by philchenevert
KevinS wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 3:37 pm
Phil, there is nothing mono-tonous about you!
Ouch! but thanks. You've stowed his ashes commendably", was Tom's well-earned compliment.

Re: VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR LIBRIVOX

Posted: August 20th, 2019, 8:53 am
by philchenevert
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVvhNgaHFTw&feature=youtu.be Removing an Unwanted Sentence. At the special request of a pal of mine, Tom Heckhaus. :thumbs: Very short and very succinct. Gluten free and full of vitamin Happy.

Re: VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR LIBRIVOX

Posted: December 7th, 2019, 11:28 am
by philchenevert
New video; REPLAY GAIN: HOW TO INSTALL IT INTO AUDACITY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9Uz900RNos&feature=youtu.be

Shot entirely on location in Spain, Louisiana and Mozambique, where no expense was spared in it's making, this epic video is set to blast away the doors of ignorance about how to install Replay Gain in Audacity. Or perhaps not. Who knows. Image

Re: VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR LIBRIVOX

Posted: January 10th, 2020, 5:42 pm
by philchenevert
New video January 2020: Truncating Silences in Audacity https://youtu.be/Mzwdejut4gY

Re: VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR LIBRIVOX

Posted: January 10th, 2020, 6:07 pm
by KevinS
philchenevert wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 5:42 pm
New video January 2020: Truncating Silences in Audacity https://youtu.be/Mzwdejut4gY
I never knew I could do this! Where were you yesterday when I did all this manually?! Haha!

By the way, if your threshold is .5 seconds and you 'truncate' to 1 second, do the shorter segments get lengthened to 1 second or are they left alone?

Re: VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR LIBRIVOX

Posted: January 10th, 2020, 6:37 pm
by philchenevert
KevinS wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 6:07 pm
philchenevert wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 5:42 pm
New video January 2020: Truncating Silences in Audacity https://youtu.be/Mzwdejut4gY
I never knew I could do this! Where were you yesterday when I did all this manually?! Haha!

By the way, if your threshold is .5 seconds and you 'truncate' to 1 second, do the shorter segments get lengthened to 1 second or are they left alone?
The sections shorter than the threshold you set are ignored so in this case any silence shorter than 0.5 would be ignored. Like all effects this can be included in a personalized script that can be run on tracks, saving time. i can explain more if you like. By the way, someone PMd me and asked for this video. i just assumed everyone knew about it and had never bothered before so you see, asking is great! Image happy mardi Gras

Re: VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR LIBRIVOX

Posted: January 10th, 2020, 6:41 pm
by KevinS
I didn't make myself clear. Or I just don't understand. For instance, what length would a section .75 seconds long become?

Re: VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR LIBRIVOX

Posted: January 10th, 2020, 7:44 pm
by philchenevert
KevinS wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 6:41 pm
I didn't make myself clear. Or I just don't understand. For instance, what length would a section .75 seconds long become?
Ah, I understand. They are left alone if they are shorter than 1 second.
Here are two examples of how this can be used; it is a very versatile effect : (I took them from Audacity help)

Truncate Detected Silence examples:
Shorten all silences that are longer than 2 seconds to 2 seconds
This may be useful for shortening inter-track gaps from an LP or cassette recording.

Set the Operation mode in the dropdown to "Truncate Detected Silence".
Set the detection "Level:" control. If there is noticeable background noise you may need to set this as a higher (less negative) value than the default.
Set the detection "Duration:" control to 2 seconds. Silences of 2 seconds or more will be chosen by the effect for truncation.
Set the "Truncate to:" control to 2 seconds. All detected silences will be truncated to 2 seconds.
Click OK.
Shorten silences that are 20 seconds or longer to 5 seconds
This may be useful for removing long pauses in a speech recording, without affecting the natural rhythm of the speech.

Set the Operation mode in the dropdown to "Truncate Detected Silence".
Set the detection "Level:" control.
Set the detection "Duration:" control to 20 seconds. Silences of 20 seconds or more will be chosen by the effect for truncation.
Set the "Truncate to:" control to 5 seconds. Silences of 20 seconds or more will be truncated to 5 seconds. Silences of less than 20 seconds will remain unchanged.
Click OK.

Re: VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR LIBRIVOX

Posted: January 10th, 2020, 7:53 pm
by annise
I would have thought it would have limited use in LV - in normal speech there are times when you shorten or lengthen the pauses for effect, I'd hate that to be lost. Speaking personally I often wish readers would leave a slightly long pause in places like the last line of a poem when I'm contemplating the meaning and a voices saids end of poem :D.

Anne

Re: VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR LIBRIVOX

Posted: January 10th, 2020, 8:22 pm
by KevinS
philchenevert wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 7:44 pm
KevinS wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 6:41 pm
I didn't make myself clear. Or I just don't understand. For instance, what length would a section .75 seconds long become?
Ah, I understand. They are left alone if they are shorter than 1 second.
Here are two examples of how this can be used; it is a very versatile effect : (I took them from Audacity help)

Truncate Detected Silence examples:
Shorten all silences that are longer than 2 seconds to 2 seconds
This may be useful for shortening inter-track gaps from an LP or cassette recording.

Set the Operation mode in the dropdown to "Truncate Detected Silence".
Set the detection "Level:" control. If there is noticeable background noise you may need to set this as a higher (less negative) value than the default.
Set the detection "Duration:" control to 2 seconds. Silences of 2 seconds or more will be chosen by the effect for truncation.
Set the "Truncate to:" control to 2 seconds. All detected silences will be truncated to 2 seconds.
Click OK.
Shorten silences that are 20 seconds or longer to 5 seconds
This may be useful for removing long pauses in a speech recording, without affecting the natural rhythm of the speech.

Set the Operation mode in the dropdown to "Truncate Detected Silence".
Set the detection "Level:" control.
Set the detection "Duration:" control to 20 seconds. Silences of 20 seconds or more will be chosen by the effect for truncation.
Set the "Truncate to:" control to 5 seconds. Silences of 20 seconds or more will be truncated to 5 seconds. Silences of less than 20 seconds will remain unchanged.
Click OK.
This is great! Thanks!

Re: VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR LIBRIVOX

Posted: January 10th, 2020, 8:23 pm
by KevinS
annise wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 7:53 pm
I would have thought it would have limited use in LV - in normal speech there are times when you shorten or lengthen the pauses for effect, I'd hate that to be lost. Speaking personally I often wish readers would leave a slightly long pause in places like the last line of a poem when I'm contemplating the meaning and a voices saids end of poem :D.

Anne
I will probably only use it when I am recording narration for a dramatic reading and want the space between segments to be a uniform 3, 4, or 5 seconds.

Re: VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR LIBRIVOX

Posted: January 10th, 2020, 9:06 pm
by philchenevert
Truthfully, I don't use it at all any more. Personalized keyboard shortcuts coupled with my AutoHot Keys give me smooth control of editing and allows me to adjust silences precisely so quickly by ear that I prefer this way. Truly, AutoHot Keys is an amazing tool. I can see the use in DRs of course.

Re: VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR LIBRIVOX

Posted: January 17th, 2020, 9:03 am
by KevinS
philchenevert wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 5:42 pm
New video January 2020: Truncating Silences in Audacity https://youtu.be/Mzwdejut4gY
I use this effect ALL THE TIME now. Many thanks!