[fixed]Files reported double-entered on Internet Archive

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Post by MARTIN GEESON » January 21st, 2017, 3:17 am

A reviewer on Internet Archive points out that the files of A.E.W. Mason's The Witness for the Defence appear there as double-entries:
https://archive.org/details/witness_for_defence_1701_librivox

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Post by Availle » January 21st, 2017, 3:22 am

Admin's aware of the problem and we're working with archive - meaning, we're prodding them with long sticks and mean emails :wink: - to fix it.

It appears to be mainly a display problem due to some change in archive's derive process (or something else). It occurred some time last week and since then we're trying to get archive to fix it.

In case somebody noticed: This is also the reason why some admins are holding off cataloging: mostly as to not create more work for us and/or archive when archive goes back to normal... (yes, we are that lazy... :P )
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Post by Monaxi » January 23rd, 2017, 10:20 am

This one's okay: https://archive.org/details/inindiantents_1701_librivox

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Post by annise » January 23rd, 2017, 10:23 am

Nothing - he just waited patiently. Archive are working on it , we will not know if it's fixed until the coverart etc has been added

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » January 23rd, 2017, 10:01 pm

That one has double files now as well.
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Post by Monaxi » January 28th, 2017, 4:26 pm

Any news about this being resolved? Thank you!
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Post by annise » January 28th, 2017, 4:47 pm

It is really not a file problem , just a display problem so our files are fine . It looks like the latest ones that have reached Archive look good https://archive.org/details/reign_queen_anne_volume_2_pn_1701_librivox for example , and they have said that when they have sorted out all their display problems they will tidy up our earlier pages too.

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Post by Monaxi » January 28th, 2017, 6:26 pm

Hello, Anne! Actually, that one is showing double now, too :cry: And, it's not only the display, they play double!
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Post by TriciaG » January 28th, 2017, 6:30 pm

A temporary solution: don't play them in the Archive player, but download the files and play them directly off one's computer. ;)

It's a problem, but it's not a major problem unless you use the Archive built-in player. Archive is aware of it and is working on it (how diligently we do not know, I guess), but we don't have a timeline for a solution, and we don't want to nag them.
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Post by annise » January 28th, 2017, 6:44 pm

I noticed - it was fine when I posted, must have just been waiting in a queue to rederive after I had added the cover .They are different files , one lot are our 128kb fixed bitrate files , the other are variable bitrate.

They are Archive pages - they can actually show things any way they like :D . They don't tell us what to do, we don't tell them
But they are being very helpful - it takes a while to work out what happens . They have already changed the image display for us , and the "double" issue when files are first uploaded https://archive.org/details/poemas_1701_librivox
:clap: , it's just secondary derives that are causing the pages to look odd and I am confident they will be done to our satisfaction, all these things take time to do properly

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Post by Monaxi » January 28th, 2017, 8:03 pm

I understand that LV may not want to "nag them." But some of us have donated money, whether to LV via IA, or directly to IA. Their appeals show up on the pages of our work.

So, it might not be unreasonable for individuals to politely point out the problem this is causing for those who link to IA from elsewhere on the web.

For my own listening enjoyment, there are a number of work-arounds. I'm not concerned about that.
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Post by annise » January 28th, 2017, 8:10 pm

I don't need to nag , they have said they are working on it. And it will happen.

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