[SOLO]The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights by James Knowles - dlo

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Post by MDoorkeeper » April 26th, 2018, 11:48 pm

The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights by James Knowles (1831 - 1908).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-legends-of-king-arthur-and-his-knights-by-sir-thomas-malory/
The Publishers have asked me to authorise a new edition, in my own name, of this little book—now long out of print—which was written by me thirty-five years ago under the initials J.T.K.

In acceding to their request I wish to say that the book as now published is merely a word-for-word reprint of my early effort to help to popularise the Arthur legends.

It is little else than an abridgment of Sir Thomas Malory’s version of them as printed by Caxton—with a few additions from Geoffrey of Monmouth and other sources—and an endeavour to arrange the many tales into a more or less consecutive story.
( James Knowles)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12753
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Magic Window:



    BC Admin ===========================================
    Genres for the project: Fantastic Fiction/Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

    Keywords that describe the book: arthurian legends

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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  • Example filename legendsofkingarthur_##_knowles_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. legendsofkingarthur_01_knowles_128kb.mp3)

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Post by dlolso21 » April 27th, 2018, 6:58 pm

Thomas,

I can MC this for you.

MW is set up and started.

I have made a few changes to the first post. You can edit the first post - there is an "edit" button at the top right of the post when you are logged in. The Magic Window (MW) is up and started.

1) added a ~ to the forum title to indicate this project does not have a DPL

2) shortened the file name

3) removed the sections on ID tags - our software will add these during the catalog process

4) removed the generic workflow login image and replaced it with a note to use your BC login

5) added dlolso21 as the destination uploader folder

As a soloist you are your own BC. Here is some information on how to access and manage the MW. There is a lot of information here, you might want to set up a bookmark in your browser.

Jo's simplified first-time login instructions (with pictures):
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxWB83bbALTQYjlENGZ0SVJUWWs

Workflow instructions for BC's and DPL's:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kVj409nG_E0XJ5UrrcL7EVx7Qyx-2UQ7dbw4mINi3XQ
Now in the wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/BC%27s:_How_to_update_the_Magic_Window

Once you set up a password in the Workflow, remember that it is stored separately from your forum password and that changing one will not change the other. Also, please use this combination of login and password for the uploader as the generic one normally pictured in group projects has only permissions in the workflow to upload files, nothing else.

Please let me know if you have any questions or problems.

David O

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Post by MDoorkeeper » April 28th, 2018, 7:39 pm

OK David, thanks. Sorry it took so long to get back to you, but a family crisis popped up yesterday and I've been busy dealing with it.

I'll review the info you sent links for soon. (I'll have to as this is my first solo)

One thing that comes to mind right off is, I noticed the MW is set up for 14 sections. There are 14 chapters but if I'm to do the forward as a separate section, I'll need one more section.
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Post by dlolso21 » April 29th, 2018, 8:31 am

As a BC, once you get that set up, you can add a section in the MW when you need to.

David O

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Post by dlolso21 » May 1st, 2018, 1:47 am

I am moving this over to "Going Solo".

David O

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Post by MDoorkeeper » May 1st, 2018, 10:07 pm

OK David, I finally got this started. Here's the preface.

https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/legendsofkingarthur_00_knowles_128kb.mp3
Time duration: 4:04.

I was wondering if I should fill in the Title spots in the MW. They would necessarily have to be truncated as many of the chapter titles are quite long.

-Tom
"Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it"
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Post by MDoorkeeper » May 1st, 2018, 11:49 pm

"Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it"
--Mark Twain

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Post by dlolso21 » May 2nd, 2018, 3:47 am

MDoorkeeper wrote:
May 1st, 2018, 10:07 pm
OK David, I finally got this started. Here's the preface.

https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/legendsofkingarthur_00_knowles_128kb.mp3
Time duration: 4:04.

I was wondering if I should fill in the Title spots in the MW. They would necessarily have to be truncated as many of the chapter titles are quite long.

-Tom
Tom,

Yes, as the BC, you should fill in the Title and other columns in the MW. After you upload a file, please add that specific information to the MW as well - I have add in section 0.

David O

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Post by HZFerr » May 2nd, 2018, 9:15 pm

Hi David & Tom,

May I be DPL for this project? :D

sect 0 Preface PL OK :thumbs: (In case you say yes.)
Helen

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close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

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Post by MDoorkeeper » May 3rd, 2018, 8:27 am

Hi Helen!

I can't speak for David, but I say "Yes, please!."

I'm not entirely sure, but I believe you have already PL'ed some of my early short work. (It's all early at this point)

Please don't hesitate to hold me to a high standard. I am acutely aware that I am putting myself "out there" with these recordings and wish to make a good impression.

-Tom
"Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it"
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Post by dlolso21 » May 3rd, 2018, 9:05 am

Helen,

Thank you and welcome !

You should have MW access now.

David O

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Post by HZFerr » May 3rd, 2018, 3:45 pm

sect 1 The Prophecies of Merlin and The Birth of Arthur
PL OK
Please don't hesitate to hold me to a high standard. I am acutely aware that I am putting myself "out there"
with these recordings and wish to make a good impression.
Tom, keep up this quality of recording and you quickly became prominent in LV history.
I can not possibly elevate you any higher, you're there. :clap:
Helen

"Ains a year say a prayer faur me
close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA we will remember them.

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Post by MDoorkeeper » May 4th, 2018, 10:27 pm

Here's Chapter 2

https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/legendsofkingarthur_02_knowles_128kb.mp3

Time duration: 33:11

I'm not entirely satisfied with this edit, but, I'm afraid if I monkey with it any more, I'll bollox it all up and have to redo it. :roll:
"Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it"
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Post by MDoorkeeper » May 7th, 2018, 1:18 pm

I've decided to redo chapter 3. I mispronounced too many names. In the meantime, here's chapter 4.

https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/legendsofkingarthur_04_knowles_128kb.mp3

Time duration: 24:37.
"Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it"
--Mark Twain

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Post by MDoorkeeper » May 7th, 2018, 6:56 pm

Here's chapter 5. I'll re-record chapter 3 tonight and edit it tomorrow.

https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/legendsofkingarthur_05_knowles_128kb.mp3

Time duration: 28:19
"Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it"
--Mark Twain

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