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Post by TriciaG » April 23rd, 2020, 5:59 pm

The Good Dog Book by Various ( - ).

A collection of stories and poems about Man's Best Friend. NOTE: Most of these selections contain violence that will be objectionable to some listeners. ( TriciaG)
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Mystery/PulpFic: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles
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Post by TriciaG » April 23rd, 2020, 6:00 pm

Most of these stories are in the catalog already, but this is a nice collection, so I thought I'd offer it. :)

Word counts are VERY approximate.

I'll get to the division of the longer stories later.
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Post by TriciaG » April 24th, 2020, 6:42 am

This is ready for claims!
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Post by Mirabelle » April 24th, 2020, 12:05 pm

Mirabelle would like to claim #16

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Post by TriciaG » April 24th, 2020, 12:12 pm

Welcome! I'll pencil you in. Do you want your catalog page to display "Mirabelle" as your name?

Please do finish the 1-minute test before starting to record this. It's to make sure your tech settings are all correct, volume level is OK, etc., before recording "for real." :)
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Post by Mirabelle » April 24th, 2020, 12:13 pm

Hi!

Yes, please let the name be "Mirabelle".

We did complete the 1 minute test this morning. It should be loaded. :)

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Post by TriciaG » April 24th, 2020, 12:17 pm

Umm, you don't post the resulting link anywhere. :) We aren't notified when a file is uploaded. Unless someone posts about it in the forum, we don't know it's there.

I can try hunting around for it later this evening, or you can upload it again (if you don't have the link the uploader gave you when it uploaded), then take the link and post it in a new thread over in Listeners & Editors Wanted. That's where the tests are checked. :) Someone may get to it before I can, if you post it over there.
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Post by Mirabelle » April 24th, 2020, 2:06 pm

Hi Tricia-

I've uploaded this recording. Link is here: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/gooddogbook_16_various_128kb.mp3

Time is 2:10.

Thanks!

Mirabelle

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Post by TriciaG » April 24th, 2020, 2:25 pm

Thanks. Can't proof it now; it'll be a couple hours. :)
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Post by BriannaChiles » April 24th, 2020, 3:07 pm

May I have number 17?
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Post by TriciaG » April 24th, 2020, 4:02 pm

BriannaChiles wrote:
April 24th, 2020, 3:07 pm
May I have number 17?
You may. Thanks! :)
Mystery/PulpFic: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles
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Post by TriciaG » April 24th, 2020, 4:08 pm

Mirabelle wrote:
April 24th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Hi Tricia-

I've uploaded this recording. Link is here: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/gooddogbook_16_various_128kb.mp3

Time is 2:10.
Recording itself is A-OK. :)

The recording is in stereo. To fix this recording, go to Tracks/Mix/Stereo down to Mono. To change all future recordings, go to Edit, Preferences, Devices. Under Recording, change Channels to "1 (Mono)".

While you're in there, please shave 1 second off the end silence, so it's 2:10. (Right now it's JUST ABOUT 2:11.) :)

Volume's a touch high. You could lower your input volume a smidgen. On this one, since you're in there, please Effect/Amplify by -2 (minus two, to make it quieter).

Finally, Bit rate is variable; it needs to be 128 constant. This is set when you export to MP3. When you go to export, on the screen where you enter the file name for the MP3, change the Bit Rate mode to Constant, and the quality should be 128 kbps.
You should only have to set it once; it'll remember the setting until you change it again.

Please upload the fixed recording using the same file name. Thanks!
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Post by RuthP » April 25th, 2020, 12:35 am

Section 3 please!

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Post by KateG » April 25th, 2020, 9:54 am

I'd like to claim section 6 - Chance, please :)
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cc welcome!

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Post by TriciaG » April 25th, 2020, 10:02 am

Section claims entered. Thanks both!
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