[COMPLETE] A Journey Round My Room by Xavier de Maistre - tg

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StevenWatson
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Post by StevenWatson » March 23rd, 2020, 1:39 pm

A Journey Round My Room by Xavier de Maistre (1763 - 1852). Translated by Henry Attwell ( - 0)

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/a-journey-round-my-room-by-xavier-de-maistre/
Sentenced to house arrest for forty-two days owing to his participation in a duel, Xavier de Maistre was inspired to write a travel memoir about the greatest journey a man can take. It is a journey which costs nothing, one which is equally well-suited to the "miserly or prodigal, rich or poor, young or old" -- even the idlest man will enjoy this "pleasure jaunt which will cost him neither time nor money." Come then: join Maistre in a journey round his room. (Steven Watson)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/journeyroundmyro00maisrich/mode/2up
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Magic Window:



    BC Admin =
  • 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 A Journey Round My Room. 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:
      "A Journey Round My Room, by Xavier de Maistre. Translated by Henry Attwell. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of A Journey Round My Room by Xavier de Maistre. Translated by Henry Attwell. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • 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 A Journey Round My Room, by Xavier de Maistre. Translated by Henry Attwell."

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename journeyroundmyroom_##_maistre_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. journeyroundmyroom_01_maistre_128kb.mp3)



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Last edited by StevenWatson on May 3rd, 2020, 9:55 am, edited 2 times in total.

linny
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Post by linny » March 24th, 2020, 5:53 am

Steven,
If you will be reading each chapter separately then you will need 43 sections (0-42). Other than the preface they all look very short.

I’d be happy to DPL for you. It sounds like a fun, and somewhat timely, project.

StevenWatson
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Post by StevenWatson » March 24th, 2020, 9:21 am

Yes, I think I may end up grouping the chapters. Re DPLing, I would be very grateful for your help, thanks Linny! I think it's a great little novel, and yes, rather timely.

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Post by TriciaG » March 24th, 2020, 9:51 am

I'll set this up with 43 sections, and if you do group them, I can delete the extra sections. Be right back with the MW...
Dog stories: The Good Dog Book
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
Samuel Smiles Self-Help: Character
Nostalgic Poetry: Rhymes of Childhood

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Post by TriciaG » March 24th, 2020, 9:58 am

OK, you're set up.

As you're the soloist, you're in charge of updating the Magic Window.

Detailed Instructions for accessing the Magic Window can be found in the document linked here: Instructions for Soloists

Video showing how to use the Magic Window (read the above document first - it has the information on how to log in for the first time, which this does not have):
Magic Windows / Section Compiler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOP4tcr1kl8

I've entered the first three chapters for you as an example. You can fill in the rest and/or modify as needed

When you upload a chapter, put the file duration (mm:ss) in the Notes field and the uploaded URL into the Listen URL field, and mark it from Assigned to Ready for PL.

Holler if you have questions, and have fun!
Dog stories: The Good Dog Book
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
Samuel Smiles Self-Help: Character
Nostalgic Poetry: Rhymes of Childhood

StevenWatson
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Post by StevenWatson » March 25th, 2020, 5:11 am

Thank you Tricia! I'm reading through the instructions now...

TriciaG
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Post by TriciaG » March 26th, 2020, 1:10 pm

I see you've made it into the MW. Moving this to Going Solo...
Dog stories: The Good Dog Book
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
Samuel Smiles Self-Help: Character
Nostalgic Poetry: Rhymes of Childhood

StevenWatson
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Post by StevenWatson » March 26th, 2020, 1:32 pm

Uploaded the first two sections, ready for prooflistening -- thanks again Linny.

I'm working out how to group the chapters as I go, have listed the first handful.

Slowly getting the hang of all this... Thoroughly good fun!

linny
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Post by linny » March 26th, 2020, 1:43 pm

StevenWatson wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Uploaded the first two sections, ready for prooflistening -- thanks again Linny.

I'm working out how to group the chapters as I go, have listed the first handful.

Slowly getting the hang of all this... Thoroughly good fun!
I'm so glad to hear you are enjoying it here at LV. :9:

I changed the column content a bit. Notes should contain the length of the file. This helps know that I have the right file and allows me to allocate the correct amount of time to PL. The last column, status, is a drop-down option for the file status.

Preface and section 1 are both PL OK. Wonderful start!

StevenWatson
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Post by StevenWatson » March 26th, 2020, 2:06 pm

linny wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 1:43 pm
StevenWatson wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Uploaded the first two sections, ready for prooflistening -- thanks again Linny.

I'm working out how to group the chapters as I go, have listed the first handful.

Slowly getting the hang of all this... Thoroughly good fun!
I'm so glad to hear you are enjoying it here at LV. :9:

I changed the column content a bit. Notes should contain the length of the file. This helps know that I have the right file and allows me to allocate the correct amount of time to PL. The last column, status, is a drop-down option for the file status.

Preface and section 1 are both PL OK. Wonderful start!
Wow, very quick, thanks! And thanks for helping with the magic window.

Now to get to work on the next 40 chapters...

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Post by linny » March 28th, 2020, 4:26 pm

Steven,
When you post a link for PL, please post a comment in the thread. It doesn't have to say much "section 2 ready", "another one", "hi", anything really. It makes it noticeable that there is something here I need to look at. Without any posting it could be days before I notice it.

Thanks,
Linny

StevenWatson
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Post by StevenWatson » March 29th, 2020, 3:32 am

Apologies Linny! Will do next time. Thanks, Steven

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Post by linny » March 29th, 2020, 6:03 am

No trouble at all. I wasn't sure how long you had been waiting PL.

Section 2 is PL OK. :thumbs:

StevenWatson
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Post by StevenWatson » March 29th, 2020, 12:05 pm

Section 3 ready for PLing

linny
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Post by linny » March 30th, 2020, 6:00 am

Nicely done! Section 3 is PL OK.

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