COMPLETE [Group] History of Egypt-ag

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
Elizabby
Posts: 9012
Joined: April 1st, 2011, 5:36 pm
Location: Kelsingra

Post by Elizabby » December 1st, 2018, 3:31 pm

History of Egypt by F. C. H. Wendel (1850 - ?).

The history of Egypt from the earliest times to the conquest by Alexander the Great, covering the development of Egyptian civilisation: science, religion, art, language and literature. This book is written for the interested layperson, requiring no prior knowledge of Egypt, and in approachable everyday language. (Summary by Beth Thomas.)
This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/history-of-egypt-by-frederick-c-h-wendel/
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/historyegypt01wendgoog
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

      Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard


      Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!


      Magic Window:



      BC Admin ===========================================
    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Chapter [number] of History of Egypt. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
      • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • Say:
        "History of Egypt, by F. C. H. Wendel. [Chapter]"

      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of [Chapter]"
      • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
        "End of History of Egypt, by F. C. H. Wendel. "

      There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    8. AFTER recording
      Need noise-cleaning?
      Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The latest version of Audacity is recommended for noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      historyofegypt_##_wendel_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. historyofegypt_01_wendel_128kb.mp3)


      Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
      • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
        Image
        (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: alg1001
      • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
      • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

      Any questions?
      Please post below
Last edited by Elizabby on December 2nd, 2018, 4:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Kikisaulite
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 5580
Joined: December 18th, 2006, 9:48 am
Location: Riga, Latvia.

Post by Kikisaulite » December 2nd, 2018, 4:45 am

Could I please be the DPL for this book?
Thanks,
Kristine
Keep your mind here and now, where it belongs.

Elizabby
Posts: 9012
Joined: April 1st, 2011, 5:36 pm
Location: Kelsingra

Post by Elizabby » December 2nd, 2018, 4:24 pm

Great! Love to have you on board!

alg1001
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 7979
Joined: January 23rd, 2010, 4:21 pm
Location: Northern Maine

Post by alg1001 » December 2nd, 2018, 4:37 pm

Hi Beth,
I'll MC this for. Be right back with the MW.
Cheers,
Amy

Update: The MW is up. I'll move you to Readers Wanted.

DJRickyV
Posts: 186
Joined: October 22nd, 2012, 3:38 pm

Post by DJRickyV » December 4th, 2018, 8:10 am

I would like to volunteer for reading. I don't see any word count info yet so maybe I'll just start with 0 and 1 until there's a better feel for section length. I assume section 0 is just the preface? (no table of contents or such)
“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few are to be chewed and digested.” - Francis Bacon

Elizabby
Posts: 9012
Joined: April 1st, 2011, 5:36 pm
Location: Kelsingra

Post by Elizabby » December 5th, 2018, 4:48 am

Ok, MW is filled in and first claimant entered! Let's go!

maryoleary
Posts: 1
Joined: November 18th, 2018, 8:55 am

Post by maryoleary » December 29th, 2018, 12:35 am

Hi There,

I would like to volunteer for:
2 The Old Empire 14 pages Open

Please let me know if it still open!

Thank you!!

Elizabby
Posts: 9012
Joined: April 1st, 2011, 5:36 pm
Location: Kelsingra

Post by Elizabby » December 29th, 2018, 3:16 am

Yes, that section is open, but I see you have not yet done a 1 minute test. Please do this first, then come back here. The links you need are in the introductory forum and your introductory email.

gabrielglenn
Posts: 77
Joined: September 20th, 2010, 4:30 pm

Post by gabrielglenn » December 30th, 2018, 10:18 am

I'd like to claim the following section please:

Section:
3 From the 7th Dynasty to the close of the 12th

Thanks!

Elizabby
Posts: 9012
Joined: April 1st, 2011, 5:36 pm
Location: Kelsingra

Post by Elizabby » December 30th, 2018, 1:19 pm

Lovely! I'll put you in the MW!

gabrielglenn
Posts: 77
Joined: September 20th, 2010, 4:30 pm

Post by gabrielglenn » January 1st, 2019, 5:49 pm

Is there a pronunciation guide?

For example this sentence:

"In all probability the Amu Heriusha whom Una had so effectively crushed had been left alone by Meri-Rā's .... "

Thanks!

Elizabby
Posts: 9012
Joined: April 1st, 2011, 5:36 pm
Location: Kelsingra

Post by Elizabby » January 2nd, 2019, 4:16 am

No pronunciation guide - I'm afraid I don't know any more about it than you do! Just your best guess will be fine!

DJRickyV
Posts: 186
Joined: October 22nd, 2012, 3:38 pm

Post by DJRickyV » January 7th, 2019, 3:55 pm

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few are to be chewed and digested.” - Francis Bacon

Elizabby
Posts: 9012
Joined: April 1st, 2011, 5:36 pm
Location: Kelsingra

Post by Elizabby » January 7th, 2019, 8:35 pm

Oh dear, I think we have a problem. Sections are not supposed to be any longer than 72mins.

Let me create a new section for you and we will need to move all the numbers down. You will need to find a suitable place to split the chapter (doesn't have to be exactly in the middle) and change the intro/outro to say "Introductory, Part 1" or Part 2.

Sorry about this - I didn't realize this chapter would be so long!

Edit: Done, new Section 02 created. Please use this as the new filename. Sorry it is at the bottom of the MW - I can't move it up on my phone. I'll fix it later.

Kikisaulite
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 5580
Joined: December 18th, 2006, 9:48 am
Location: Riga, Latvia.

Post by Kikisaulite » January 8th, 2019, 6:03 am

Preface is PL-OK! :clap:
Keep your mind here and now, where it belongs.

Post Reply