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Post Posted:: March 28th, 2015, 9:44 pm 
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Options by O. Henry (1862 - 1910).

Horaaay! This project is in our catalog for listening at http://librivox.org/options-by-o-henry/

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O. Henry needs no introduction of course; the man who made the short story with the surprise ending famous. These 16 stories are all wonderful examples of his word sculpting art. They include: "The Rose of Dixie"; The Third Ingredient; The Hiding of Black Bill; Schools and Schools; Thimble, Thimble; Supply and Demand; Buried Treasure; To Him Who Waits; He Also Serves; The Moment of Victory; The Head-Hunter; No Story; The Higher Pragmatism; Best-Seller; Rus in Urbe; A Poor Rule ( Phil chenevert)



    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1583
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

      Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard


      Please don't download or listen to 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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      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.


      • Project Code: tVi8HPyk

      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (O. Henry) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O._Henry
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 16
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known):
      • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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      Genres for the project: Short Stories

      Keywords that describe the book:

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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • " Section [number] of Options. 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]"
      • Say:
        "Options, by O. Henry. [Name of story]"

      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of [Name of story]"
      • 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 Options, by O. Henry. "

      There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    8. AFTER recording
      Need noise-cleaning?
      Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      options_##_henry_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. options_01_henry_128kb.mp3)

      Please ignore ID3 tags - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
      Transfer of files (completed recordings) [b]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: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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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: philchenevert
      • 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.


      Any questions?
      Please post below

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Post Posted:: March 29th, 2015, 5:05 pm 

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So, here I am, minding my own business, checking on my new book on the launchpad, and O. Henry beckons to me! In looking these over, the one that piques my interest happens to be the last on, Section 16. It would be so much fun to read! May I claim?

Thanks for finding this book, Phil :!:

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Post Posted:: March 29th, 2015, 5:41 pm 
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silverquill wrote:
So, here I am, minding my own business, checking on my new book on the launchpad, and O. Henry beckons to me! In looking these over, the one that piques my interest happens to be the last on, Section 16. It would be so much fun to read! May I claim?

Thanks for finding this book, Phil :!:

Yes Larry, when we are least expecting it, when we are just minding our own business meandering through life, suddenly a story jumps out of the bushes and muggs us. Yep... it's happened to me many times. tsk tsk Sad but that's the way it is.
Yes you may have that one Larry ..... i'm sure it will be enjoyable.

EDIT: about the book, i was very surprised the book has not been recorded yet. Of course some of the stories may have been done, but not the book. amazing.
EDIT 2: this is what happens to people who wake up at 3 am and have nothing better to do that browse Gutenberg.

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Post Posted:: March 30th, 2015, 3:30 pm 

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What luck! If you are still looking for a DPL, I'd LOVE to do this one.

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Post Posted:: March 30th, 2015, 6:02 pm 
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ArleneJoyce wrote:
What luck! If you are still looking for a DPL, I'd LOVE to do this one.

Yes we definitely are still looking ... but no longer. Many thanks and welcome aboard! :thumbs: By the way, this is standard PLing but if you have any questions at all, just let me know. Image
EDIT: note that you do not need to check the ID3 tags because I don't expect them to be filled out.

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Post Posted:: March 31st, 2015, 6:53 pm 
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Ok good people. I am moving this project to Readers Wanted. Image

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Post Posted:: April 1st, 2015, 8:20 am 

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Hey there, I'm very new to recording but I'd love to take on a section. O. Henry's short stories are just wonderful. Can I make a claim to No. 7 Buried Treasures? I should be able to get something out this week.


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Post Posted:: April 1st, 2015, 9:48 am 
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AaronWalsh wrote:
Hey there, I'm very new to recording but I'd love to take on a section. O. Henry's short stories are just wonderful. Can I make a claim to No. 7 Buried Treasures? I should be able to get something out this week.

Hi Aaron and welcometo Librvox and to this project. I will assign that section to you but before you record it, please make a 1 minute test to be sure your technical specs are correct. The instructions for this are in our wiki and the email sent when you joined us. But here is a little video How To Make Your 1 Minute Test + the Script! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlaRY_-bcfs . Well, this shows how to find the script and then to make and save your 1 minute test. What more can I say?
And hereis one on how toup[load it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oTSlFSoEeY&feature=youtu.be.

You may not need any help but threre it is. You can post the link to your test here in this p[roject thread if you wish for faster service.

Let me know if there is anything you don't understand. we are a friendly bunchhere. :D :D
EDIT: If youhave already done your test, just let me know.

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Post Posted:: April 2nd, 2015, 8:04 am 

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Ahh thanks for the link(I love your speaking voice, it's like a lecturer :)), here it is.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_aaronwalsh.mp3

It sounds a bit choppy for some reason.

Edit: Oh, and Audacity(mp3gains to check volume), Windows, and Logitech h390. I'm thinking of returning the logitec and get a different headphone because the headphone makes my ear really uncomfortable over time. It might just be something that goes away eventually tho.


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Post Posted:: April 2nd, 2015, 10:18 am 

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Hello!

May I have the lucky section 13 please?

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Post Posted:: April 2nd, 2015, 10:27 am 
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AaronWalsh wrote:
Ahh thanks for the link(I love your speaking voice, it's like a lecturer :)), here it is.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_aaronwalsh.mp3

It sounds a bit choppy for some reason.

Edit: Oh, and Audacity(mp3gains to check volume), Windows, and Logitech h390. I'm thinking of returning the logitec and get a different headphone because the headphone makes my ear really uncomfortable over time. It might just be something that goes away eventually tho.

That sounds fine to me Aaron. You are officially cleared for recording. :thumbs: If your mic is a built in headset/mic type, many people do have trouble with these and switch to a stand along microphone. But some people love 'em. Do what is comfortble and produces the best sound.

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Post Posted:: April 2nd, 2015, 10:28 am 
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tovarisch wrote:
Hello!

May I have the lucky section 13 please?

Your luck holds and you may indeed have that section. :D

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Post Posted:: April 2nd, 2015, 1:39 pm 

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I'll take:
14 Best-Seller

Please :)

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Post Posted:: April 2nd, 2015, 1:57 pm 
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I'll take:
14 Best-Seller

Please :)

You may certainly have it Roxanne. Welcome to this project and LibriVox; we are very glad to have you here ! :mrgreen:

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Post Posted:: April 5th, 2015, 3:58 am 

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Hey I finished my section, I had no idea what I'm doing haha :roll: . I hope that my strange accent doesn't get in the way too much and I read clearly enough.

I think I was too quiet when recording so I had to jack up the volume by like 8 Db with amplify so the sound quality got worse because of that(or does it). First real recording though.

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/options_aw_henry_128kb.mp3

Any tips about the reading or the recording in itself would be highly anticipated.


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