[FIXED] The Hyborian Age (in Short Science Fiction Collection 062)

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Post by klaatu » November 15th, 2018, 12:00 pm

Title: The Hyborian Age
URL: https://librivox.org/short-science-fiction-collection-062-by-various/
Chapter/Section: 6
File format: 128 kbps mp3
Method of download: in-browser player. Also downloaded as MP3 and listened in VLC and Audacity.
Problem: For whatever reason, my voice is playing at an unnaturally low pitch and painfully slow pace. For reference, you can hear my actual voice here: https://ia802902.us.archive.org/20/items/short_science_fiction_collection_063_1809_librivox/ssf063_09_various_64kb.mp3

I'm guessing it's a problem with encoding. I have the original file and can re-encode if that would help.

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Post by TriciaG » November 15th, 2018, 2:23 pm

Yeah, not sure how that happened. Very weird!

Your original file was 56:48, but this one is 1:01:50.

I could import it into Audacity and change the speed & pitch so that it's the same file length as before, but it would probably be just as easy for you to re-upload your copy. Would you send it over again? Upload to my folder, please.
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Post by klaatu » December 15th, 2018, 4:59 pm

Got busy at work. I'm back to real life now, and I've just uploaded the non-slow version. Let me know if I forgot something.

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Post by TriciaG » December 15th, 2018, 5:25 pm

It's in my folder: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/ssf062_hyborianage_howard_k_128kb.mp3

Feel free to work on this. I'm busy with other things right now. :)
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Post by TriciaG » December 16th, 2018, 11:47 am

Klaatu -the sample rate on your newly submitted file is incorrect. I'm guessing this is what was wrong with your previous file.

I think if you downsample your 48,000 Hz file down to 44,100 Hz, it'll slow it down and make your voice lower.

I'll fix this in Audacity and replace the file at Archive, but if you are planning on doing more recordings, you'll want to double check your project sample rate to make sure it's 44,100 Hz (or 44.1 kHz). :)
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Post by TriciaG » December 16th, 2018, 12:14 pm

OK, this is fixed aside from the M4B. :)
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