Our goal is implementing an audio software that is suitable for recording
and listening audio reading of written text. The text will be paired with
audio synchronization information, so that it can be displayed as subtitles
for the audio at listening time.
Preliminary list of more advanced features:
* Automatic scrolling of text as you read and listen.
* Noise cancelling with software (so that you don't have to invest in expensive mics)
* Help for intonation of the text (e.g. high pitch words displayed in bold)
* Automatic evaluation of your intonation as you record
* Manual evaluation of the intonation as you listen to a book (i.e. to be given as feedback to the person that recorded the book; or to be incorporated into automatic evaluation of other recordings)
* Timestamping of audio and text at recording time.
* Synchronised navigation of text and recorded audio (so that you can find a particular portion of the recording easily for post-editing)
* Ability to run the software on mobile phones and pdas
* Ability to run from the web (e.g. from librivox.org)
I am new to librivox.
I was wondering if everybody uses a computer to record their books. If so
I have a question/proposal:
Would you consider using a program to read each line of the book from your computer?
The program will show one line of the book at a time, and as you read you will
press a key to proceed to the next line. If you would like to read a line again you
will be able to press another button, and the program will take care of the
Meanwhile the program will be recording your voice and keeping track of which
line corresponds to which portion of the recording. This way we will be able to
make the audio recordings searchable using their text, and easy to process by
many other applications. Then people can write other programs to make the
recordings more accessible.
Please let me know if you would be willing to use such a program for your
recordings. If people think it will be useful, I will invest some time to build such
a program. Please vote to share your opinion or write a follow-up.
Once this tool is available:
*audio books will be searchable with their text
*people can record their blogs to podcasts as subtitles
*one day the whole web and all digital text will be accessible to visually
* dyslexic people can use the subtitles to read books.