[HISTORY/CHILDREN] The Story of Japan by Robert Van Bergen - availle

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WanderingWalker
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Post by WanderingWalker » January 4th, 2021, 4:45 pm

can i claim chapter 26 also please :)
WW

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Post by Kazbek » January 4th, 2021, 4:47 pm

WanderingWalker wrote:
January 4th, 2021, 4:45 pm
Section 27 link uploaded again without typo
Thanks!

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Post by Kazbek » January 4th, 2021, 4:48 pm

WanderingWalker wrote:
January 4th, 2021, 4:45 pm
can i claim chapter 26 also please :)
WW
All yours! :)

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Post by Kazbek » January 4th, 2021, 6:19 pm

WanderingWalker wrote:
January 4th, 2021, 4:45 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/storyjapan_27_vanbergen_128kb.mp3

Section 27 link uploaded again without typo

WanderingWalker
Hello, again! You have an engaging reading manner, but the recording includes some hesitations and stumbles that make it hard to follow the narrative and need to be cleaned up. I've annotated the first 3 minutes:

0:09 All Librivox [hesit] recordings
0:24 delete "section 27"
0:42 English [stumble] was concerned
1:05 vessels [stumble] as succeeded [stumble] in getting
1:48 I hear "as usual, the Dutch vessel" instead of "as the usual Dutch vessel"
1:50 was expected [hesit] at that time
2:53 have [hesit] been seized

I'll let you do a round of editing to clean up issues like these before listening to the rest. Here's a video and wiki page that describe the editing workflow which is the most popular among LibriVoxers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9NuSuWYaWg
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Editing_Audio

If you can't clean up some of these through editing alone, just record a new version of the sentence or part of it in a new window, select the new sound wave fragment, copy it, select the old sound wave fragment to be replaced, delete it, and paste the new one in its place.

This video describes an alternative workflow called "punch and roll" (I actually use a more low-tech version of it myself):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1_Gti3lHaM

While I was at it, I also checked for some standard issues at the end:

1) 16:47 The 4-second pause is too long. Normally 1.5-2 seconds is enough before the outro. A pause longer than 3 seconds in the middle of a section can make listeners wonder if the recording is still playing.
2) The 10-second silence at the end is too long. Should be ~5 seconds.

Please upload a new version with the same filename.

Thanks!
Michael

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Post by WanderingWalker » January 4th, 2021, 6:34 pm

Thank You i will re record this tomorrow
The notes are extremely helpful
Thank You Very Much
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Post by CaptainKetchup » January 4th, 2021, 7:18 pm


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Post by Kazbek » January 4th, 2021, 8:14 pm

CaptainKetchup wrote:
January 4th, 2021, 7:18 pm
Finished recording my sections:
[...]

Could I also claim sections 24 and 31 to wrap things up? Thanks!
Excellent. Thank you, CaptainKetchup!

Michael

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Post by audwon » January 5th, 2021, 9:05 am


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Post by WanderingWalker » January 5th, 2021, 10:28 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/storyjapan_27_vanbergen_128kb.mp3
15.56
I did make a couple mistakes but is there a way I can edit these
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Post by WanderingWalker » January 5th, 2021, 10:46 am


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Post by audwon » January 5th, 2021, 11:46 am

Uploaded chapter 29. Duration 12:12. Please PL.


https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/storyjapan_29_vanbergen_128kb.mp3

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Post by Steve » January 5th, 2021, 12:26 pm


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Post by Kazbek » January 5th, 2021, 3:08 pm

silverquill wrote:
January 4th, 2021, 10:08 am
The first of my stories:

https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/storyjapan_05_vanbergen_128kb.mp3 6:29

It was painful to read this with the deprecating characterization of the Korean people. who are totally opposite of what is described. And, this is certainly myth. The historical invasions by the Japanese into the Korean peninsula were thwarted. Anyway, there are indeed those large fluctuations of tides leaving large stretches of beaches, in some places given access to islands. Almost didn't make it back from one of those!

Anyway, looking forward to reading some more. :)
PL OK! I don't think we need to include a warning in the description about this. The legendary nature of the narrative is clear, and, while the author's take on Korean character is regrettably prejudiced, I think that it is so far removed from modern stereotypes, that it has little potential of being prejudicial for the listener. :)

Michael


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Post by Kazbek » January 5th, 2021, 3:12 pm

CaptainKetchup wrote:
January 4th, 2021, 7:18 pm
Section 20 - 7:31
Section 21 - 5:58
Both are PL OK! You're already a LibriVox veteran, relatively speaking, so I'm going to provide some feedback for newer contributors before PLing the other two. :)

Michael

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