[Girls Series] Cherry Ames Island Nurse by Helen Wells - m8b1

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Post by m8b1 » September 25th, 2019, 1:22 pm

Cherry Ames Island Nurse by Helen Wells (1910 - 1986).

Volunteers outside the USA: Helen Wells died in 1986. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955) or Canada (author's death plus 50 years), UNLESS the rule of shorter term applies.


A private duty case takes Cherry to a remote Canadian island, where intrigue surrounds a mining operation.

The Cherry Ames series stars a job-hopping, mystery-solving nurse in the Nancy Drew mold, named Cherry Ames. Cherry (short for Charity) hails from Hilton, Illinois (based on Wells' hometown of Danville, Illinois), and was steered into nursing by Dr. Joseph Fortune, an old family friend. The books were written by Helen Wells and Julie Tatham and published between 1943 and 1968. ( )
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Post by HappyBanz » September 27th, 2019, 4:55 pm


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Post by m8b1 » September 28th, 2019, 9:04 am

HappyBanz wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Can I do chapter 1? Time = 12:33
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/cherryamesisland_01_wells_128kb.mp3
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Post by m8b1 » September 28th, 2019, 3:48 pm

PL notes Chapter 1:

You did a really nice job!
There are a couple of issues that need to be fixed.

First, the sampling rate is incorrect - it should be 44.1 kHz (44,100 hz). If you need help fixing that, let me know.

At the end, in the outro you said "End of A Call From Dr. Fortune". It should be just "End of Chapter 1". We also need 5 seconds of silence at the end of the file.

If you could fix these issues and reupload using the same file name, that would be great!

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Post by PinkStudio » September 28th, 2019, 7:33 pm

May I please claim chapter 2: The Three From the Plane?

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Post by PinkStudio » September 28th, 2019, 7:34 pm

I'd like to use my real name: Priscilla Sodeke

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Post by HappyBanz » September 28th, 2019, 8:03 pm

m8b1 wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 3:48 pm
First, the sampling rate is incorrect - it should be 44.1 kHz (44,100 hz). If you need help fixing that, let me know.
Corrected this :)
m8b1 wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 3:48 pm
At the end, in the outro you said "End of A Call From Dr. Fortune". It should be just "End of Chapter 1". We also need 5 seconds of silence at the end of the file.
Also corrected this (got as close to 5 seconds of silence as I could) :)

If you could just put me as 'HappyBanz' for the catalog page that'd be peachy. Here's the new link (time = 12:37):
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/cherryamesisland_01_wells_128kb.mp3

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Post by m8b1 » September 29th, 2019, 10:58 am

PinkStudio wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 7:33 pm
May I please claim chapter 2: The Three From the Plane?
All yours ~ thank you!

Here is a link to your catalog page: https://librivox.org/reader/13622

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Post by m8b1 » September 29th, 2019, 11:20 am

HappyBanz wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 8:03 pm
m8b1 wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 3:48 pm
First, the sampling rate is incorrect - it should be 44.1 kHz (44,100 hz). If you need help fixing that, let me know.
Corrected this :)
m8b1 wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 3:48 pm
At the end, in the outro you said "End of A Call From Dr. Fortune". It should be just "End of Chapter 1". We also need 5 seconds of silence at the end of the file.
Also corrected this (got as close to 5 seconds of silence as I could) :)

If you could just put me as 'HappyBanz' for the catalog page that'd be peachy. Here's the new link (time = 12:37):
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/cherryamesisland_01_wells_128kb.mp3
Well, these issues are now correct, but we have a couple other technical problems now! :-)
This file is in stereo, and we need it in mono. The bit rate is 320kbps, and we need it in 128kbps.

If you could fix the new problems and reupload, that would be great!

Here is a link to your catalog page: https://librivox.org/reader/13630

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Post by HappyBanz » September 29th, 2019, 3:18 pm

m8b1 wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 11:20 am
This file is in stereo, and we need it in mono. The bit rate is 320kbps, and we need it in 128kbps.

If you could fix the new problems and reupload, that would be great!

Here is a link to your catalog page: https://librivox.org/reader/13630
OMG! Sorry to be such a pain... I had recorded something else before exporting with the previous corrections. Hence the changed bitrate and stereo output. I definitely changed the bitrate back, and I believe it is now in mono again.

Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/cherryamesisland_01_wells_128kb.mp3 (Time=12:37)

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Post by Jbholland77 » September 29th, 2019, 4:23 pm

Hi! Could I have chapters 3 & 4, please?
Thanks! :)

Elisabeth

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Post by m8b1 » September 29th, 2019, 6:37 pm

HappyBanz wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 3:18 pm
I definitely changed the bitrate back, and I believe it is now in mono again.
You are getting there! The bit rate is correct, but it is still in stereo. :-)

There is a little program you can use to check your files yourself before you upload:
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker
https://cgjennings.ca/checker.html

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Post by m8b1 » September 29th, 2019, 6:37 pm

Jbholland77 wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Hi! Could I have chapters 3 & 4, please?
Thanks! :)

Elisabeth
All yours, Elisabeth ~ thank you!

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Post by HappyBanz » September 29th, 2019, 6:50 pm

m8b1 wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 6:37 pm
You are getting there! The bit rate is correct, but it is still in stereo. :-)
Oh wow, I found the problem: It was the new ending I recorded that was in stereo, all other tracks were in mono. I split it into two mono tracks and deleted one of them.

Thank you for your patience.

Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/cherryamesisland_01_wells_128kb.mp3 (Time = 12:37)

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Post by m8b1 » September 29th, 2019, 6:59 pm

Congrats ~ it is now PL OK! :thumbs:

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