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Post Posted:: September 4th, 2012, 11:32 am 

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The Black-Bearded Barbarian by Mary Esther Miller MacGregor (27/08/1874 - 10/02/1961) .

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

http://librivox.org/the-black-bearded-barbarian-by-mary-esther-miller-macgregor/

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A fictionalised biography of George Mackay (1844-1901), an influential Presbyterian missionary in northern Taiwan. (Summary by Edmund Bloxam)



  • [b]Target completion date: 2012-Sep-28
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1759
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard

    IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).

    Please don't download files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

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    Genres for the project:
    historical-fiction

    Keywords that describe the book:
    Missionary, Taiwan, novella
  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file: ["Part X of 'The Black-Bearded Barbarian by Mary Esther Miller MacGregor"
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!

    [b]Start of recording (Intro)
    • [i]"Chapter [number] of The Black-Bearded Barbarian . - 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:

      " The Black-Bearded Barbarian , by Mary Esther Miller MacGregor . [Chapter]"

    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of The Black-Bearded Barbarian by Mary Esther Miller MacGregor . This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Black-Bearded Barbarian , by Mary Esther Miller MacGregor . "
    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
  • Example filename
    blackbeardedbarbarian_##_macgregor.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. blackbeardedbarbarian_01_macgregor.mp3)
  • [b]Example ID3 V2 tags
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Artist: Mary Esther Miller MacGregor aka Marian Keith
    Album: The Black-Bearded Barbarian

    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
    Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.

    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
      http://upload.librivox.org
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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: jo - knotyouraveragejo
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.


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Post Posted:: September 8th, 2012, 10:45 am 
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I'll MC this for you Edmund. Please note that I have changed the text link to this page http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1759 which is the link we use in the catalog. :)

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Post Posted:: September 12th, 2012, 8:37 am 

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27:15

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/blackbeardedbarbarian_01_MagGregor.mp3


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Post Posted:: September 13th, 2012, 9:56 am 

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19:44

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/blackbeardedbarbarian_02_MacGregor.mp3


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Post Posted:: September 13th, 2012, 7:53 pm 
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Edmund,

Can you please update the magic window when you upload files? Since this isn't your first solo, I'd assumed you had done this before. If that's not the case, let me know and I'll send you your bc login and some instructions.

thanks :)

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Post Posted:: September 17th, 2012, 9:11 am 

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http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/blackbeardedbarbarian_03_MacGregor.mp3

I remember now how to do it. I haven't touched this in a long time.

Also, I need six more sections. I judged chapter lengths incorrectly.

Edmund.


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Post Posted:: September 17th, 2012, 10:21 am 

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http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/blackbeardedbarbarian_04_MacGregor.mp3


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Post Posted:: September 17th, 2012, 6:01 pm 
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Ligeti_Grieg wrote:
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jo/blackbeardedbarbarian_03_MacGregor.mp3

I remember now how to do it. I haven't touched this in a long time.

Also, I need six more sections. I judged chapter lengths incorrectly.

Edmund.


I've added 6 sections to the MW for you. I also added the listen links and "PL Needed" for your first four files. You can continue with the rest. I've also just noticed that you are capitalizing the author's name in the filename. Please keep the filenames all lower case for the rest of the files (i.e., blackbeardedbarbarian_##_macgregor.mp3). I fixed the ones you've already uploaded on the server so the links in the MW will work, but the ones in the thread will not unless you edit them as well.

If we don't pick up a DPL in the next day or two, I'll move the thread and post an ad for one over in Listener's Wanted for you. Or if you prefer to do this yourself, see this post for the template and other information.

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Post Posted:: September 18th, 2012, 10:05 am 

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I've started posting urls directly into the Magic Box.


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Post Posted:: September 19th, 2012, 8:19 am 

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I'll DPL this for you if I may! I've listened to part of the first section, and it sounds great so far. :D

bookAngel7


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Post Posted:: September 19th, 2012, 2:36 pm 

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Assuming it's okay (and not being able to wait to get started!), I've finished PLing the first batch. Posting my notes here since I can't get to the MW yet. (It's not nearly as much as it looks like, and most of it is the same for multiple sections.) :)

Part 1--
Missing "End of Part 1" at end

Part 2--
Disclaimer missing "Librivox" (reads "this recording is in the public domain" rather than "this Librivox recording...")
Repeat at about 5:47 ("and from each terrace to the one below...")
Long pause (about 6 seconds) at 11:56
Missing "End of Part 2" and 5 seconds of silence at end

Part 3--
Disclaimer missing "Librivox"
Missing "End of Part 3" and 5 seconds of silence at end

Part 4--
Disclaimer missing "Librivox"
Unusual pauses at 35:39-42
Missing "End of Part 4" and 10 seconds of silence at end

Part 5--
Noticeable hiss that intensifies at points
Missing "End of Part 5" and 5 seconds of silence at end

Parts 1-3 also have somewhat of a hiss behind them, but I'm not sure how noticeable it is. I didn't notice it until I listened to Part 4, which does not have it.

Overall, it sounds great! Planning on listening to Part 6 tomorrow. :wink:

bookAngel7


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Post Posted:: September 20th, 2012, 6:49 pm 
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I've added you as DPL, BookAngel7.

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Post Posted:: September 21st, 2012, 6:25 am 

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Thanks! PL notes have been added to the MW (including chapter 6). :)

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Post Posted:: September 26th, 2012, 9:45 am 

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Chapter Six changed, seven loaded.

I can't help with the sarcasm-this text takes hyperbole to a whole new level. I liked it when he dismissed all the great Eastern religions with one sentence each, then proceeded to, in a month, to master and dismiss the whole content of Chinese knowledge.


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Post Posted:: September 27th, 2012, 11:03 am 

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8 added, 5 changed


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