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[Resolved] David Copperfield

Posted: October 10th, 2009, 2:46 pm
by hugh
Indeed this file has problems:
Dear LibriVox editors/coordinators,

Firstly, I'd like to say I think that LibriVox is a wonderful project and thank you for your commitment to it. I stumbled across LibriVox about a week ago and after listening to a number of recordings (pretty much every spare moment I get), was inspired to sign up and volunteer. After investigating how the whole process works, I have a huge admiration for the dedication of everyone involved.

Secondly, I'd like to give some feedback on the podcast I've been listening to. I've been listening to David Copperfield (details below) and have enjoyed it immensely so far. While I note that there are reader idiosyncracies, the difficult recordings have largely been intelligible with a little patience. That was, until I reached Chapter 36 (Enthusiasm). A lot of this recording is distorted by speeding up, slowing down, increasing/decreasing volume and frequent clipping of words, making it very difficult to understand.

If this is not just due to a corruption of the file or something you can easily fix in editing/re-uploading, I am happy to re-record the chapter for LibriVox. Just let me know where to find the version of the text used and how to send the recording to you.

Name of Book: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Chapter/Section Number: Chapter 36 - Enthusiasm
File format: mp3
How you downloaded the file: podcast download from iTunes
Nature of problem: popping sounds, words clipped, file sped up/ slowed down.
Time or times-location of problems (if possible): throughout the recording

Posted: October 11th, 2009, 1:27 pm
by kmerline
We've had this complaint before - should I get another recording for an alternate version? I will, unless someone objects - I'd like to put it to rest.

Posted: October 11th, 2009, 2:03 pm
by hugh
You might check with the reader to see if a) he has another version, or b) would like to rerecord.

Posted: October 12th, 2009, 1:31 pm
by kmerline
The reader recorded only that single section - but I'll try anyway. :)

Posted: October 20th, 2009, 11:48 am
by kmerline
hugh, since I've had no answer from the reader, I'd like to look for another volunteer to record the objectionable chapter in David Copperfield - is that OK?

Posted: October 21st, 2009, 11:30 am
by Cori
Could we perhaps contact the person who sent the original email, since they volunteered to record..? Might be nice to hear them..?

Posted: October 21st, 2009, 11:52 am
by kmerline
Excellent idea. Hugh, do you want to contact him/her, or shall I? I'll need their forum id or e-mail address . . .

Posted: October 27th, 2009, 1:46 pm
by kmerline
e-mailed volunteer! she has agreed to read the chapter within the next couple to weeks. :)

Posted: November 6th, 2009, 1:12 pm
by kmerline
I received the recorded section today from May Low - beautifully done!

Posted: November 17th, 2009, 7:41 am
by kmerline
I'm in the process of uploading the completed chapter.