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Posted: August 5th, 2008, 7:24 am
by kmerline
We have narrowed this down to an problem, and will pm them for assistance.

Posted: August 5th, 2008, 7:30 am
by hugh
i've contacted about this... news to come.

Posted: August 14th, 2008, 10:54 am
by kmerline
I just tried to again to replace the defective files, at 12:42 pm central daylight time, using the ftp address

Again using Smart FTP, I received the responses reported before - same responses as each time I've tried.


Posted: August 19th, 2008, 7:04 am
by Skink
Just a FYI that chapters 24,40,47 and 56 can not be found from the RSS feed.

Thanks for all the work being done, and the enjoyment we receive...

Posted: August 19th, 2008, 2:03 pm
by kmerline
Thank you so much for your interest, Skink. We are at something of on impasse with Internet Archive, where are completed books are kept.

Having received reports of problems with the 4 files you mention, I asked our volunteers to redo them. About a month ago, I attempted to upload them to the completed book and re-derive the zip file, etc.

The first step is to delete the zip file and the problem files, so I did that, and they are deleted. Despite repeated attempts to upload the good files, and several communications with Internet Archive, we not gotten the replacement upload to work so far. :evil:

I share your frustration and that of all listeners who have experienced problems! -- and I will keep trying to resolve them.


Posted: August 20th, 2008, 6:07 pm
by Skink
Thanks kmerline?. You "guys" are great. Please keep up the good work.
I had a "funny" experience today when I attempted to use the RSS feed for Moby Dick, and Deadeye Dick. They were both blocked by the work ISP, I will continue this evening. It is amazing the you can download Podcasts that are really rank, but can't download a classic.
I look forward to Copperfield being complete.

Thanks again...

Posted: August 20th, 2008, 9:53 pm
by DebraLynn

It took me a few seconds to catch up, but then I L'dOL for about 5 minutes. :lol:


Posted: August 21st, 2008, 4:55 pm
by Skink
Thanks Debralynn.

I am glad that there is some appreciation of humor even in classics. I have been downloading for a few months, but just got involved in messaging on this site. I wish that I was able to read and volunteer within the group, but I guess I will have to continue sucking the work of others.


PS I do wish there was a place to download the "non Classic" books that are on the market.

Posted: August 22nd, 2008, 12:49 am
by DebraLynn
Skink wrote:I am glad that there is some appreciation of humor even in classics.
I'm a big fan of humor. I love to laugh and I've found plenty of LV recordings that keep me in stitches--sometimes until my sides hurt.
Skink wrote:PS I do wish there was a place to download the "non Classic" books that are on the market.
There are web sites like that. My brother does it all the time. BUT, unlike LibriVox, you have to pay for those.

I've known for years that there were a lot of great books written in the 19th century and before. But I keep finding more and more of them as I download and listen to LV recordings and look for books to record myself. I don't think there's much contemporary literature that's better than some of the stuff I've been listening to lately. I am constantly amazed that, no matter how many years have gone by, some things have never changed.

If you ever do get a chance to do some recording yourself (as I hope you will), beware that it is very addictive. You have been warned. :wink:


Posted: August 23rd, 2008, 6:28 am
by Skink
I have been a heavy reader since about the 4th grade, but did not like reading lists. Ian Flemming was more to my liking. Now at 64 I have started over with the classics and thoroughly enjoying everything from Tarzan to Tom Sawyer. It is a shame that more people don't enjoy the hours of pleasure (especially when stuck in traffic). One of the few that I enjoyed then and now are the Tom Swift series, but they can't compare to the Jules Verne series.

Thanks again for your (and all the other readers) work for Librivox.

David Copperfield Chapter 23

Posted: September 3rd, 2008, 9:57 pm
by byronw
I'm getting the automated feed every 3 days or so. Chapter 23 did not come through with iTunes. Got the exclamation point. Clicking on Refresh in iTunes doesn't work. Going to David Copperfield here on LibriVox and clicking on it fails after about 2 seconds also.
Looks like there may still be a corrupt file.
Quote of previous message follows:
The interest in this project is so gratifying - it reminds me that our efforts are not going into a vacuum. Here is a detailed progress report:
Fixes are underway for Chapters 23, 39, 46, and 55.
I really do apologize for all the glitches in this project!

Karen Merline[/quote]

Posted: September 4th, 2008, 7:29 am
by kmerline
You are correct - sadly, nothing has changed.

Hugh is in frequent communication with Internet Archive, and just last Tuesday I again sent a full description of what happens when I try to upload the corrected files.

We are doing what we can, but this is very frustrating. I do appreciate your concern, and am gratified by your interest.

Please keep your fingers crossed that the latest attempt gets results!

Posted: September 16th, 2008, 9:43 pm
by knotyouraveragejo

I had some spare time tonight so I decided to have another try at uploading these files. Chapters 23, 39, 46 & 55 are therefore now finally reuploaded and the project is rederived. :D


Posted: September 17th, 2008, 5:39 am
by hugh

Posted: September 17th, 2008, 10:05 am
by kmerline
Jo, if there is anything I can ever do to help you, please don't hesitate to ask.

Either the problem mysteriously righted itself, or they fixed it and didn't notify us.

I was looking to reup the whole book, and had asked for reassurance that the first version could be completely erased so the two versions wouldn't be confused.