[IMPROVED] Wicked whine Ch 37, David Copperfield

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blinque
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Post by blinque » September 25th, 2008, 1:51 pm

There is a wicked background whine in the recording of the Chapter 37 of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. It's painful to listen to. I took it off my iPod in hopes that a different listening option would be easier, but to no avail. Ouch!

:cry:

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Post by PaulW » September 25th, 2008, 5:24 pm

blinque, which version of the file did you get (64k, 128k, or ogg), and how did you download it?

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Post by blinque » September 26th, 2008, 10:51 am

And for chapter 37, I also used iTunes, assume it's 128k, and register a file size of 9MB.

Something odd that I noticed just now is this--the chapter numbers being read don't line up with the numbers on the installments. This is not true of the iTunes subscription, but when I downloaded the rest of the chapters from Librivox, they all shifted one number up so chapter 37 is in file number 38.

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Post by Jc » September 26th, 2008, 11:18 am

the Preface is always listed as section 00, so chapter 37 would be in the 38th file. Although the file name does say section 37.
9 MB would be the 64K file.

EDIT: I had a listen, and yes, there is quite a horrible high-pitched electronic-sounding hiss. A good noisecleaning would do the trick.
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Post by kmerline » October 5th, 2008, 11:35 am

Sigh! I'll take care of it! :)

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Post by kmerline » November 10th, 2008, 3:05 pm

I have the "prior to upload" version of Sec 37, and I don't hear a whine on my (pretty good) sound equipment, just a very minor hiss. I ran it through Audacity Noise Clean (new, I think, after Copperfield was cataloged) and there was a minor improvement, so I used the result to replace Sec 37.

I listened to the beginning and end of each file on the new zip, and the sections are all present and complete.

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