All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/coffee-break-collection-27-sports-by-various/
There is no need to pre-claim.This is the 27th Coffee Break Collection, in which Librivox readers select and read poems, fiction and non-fiction pieces of fifteen minutes' duration or less. In honor of the Super Bowl, the subject for this collection is "Sports"... Please limit yourself to three submissions. ( )
New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
Where do I find the text? Any Public Domain text is acceptable. Project Gutenberg is a good place to start.
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.
Prooflistening by the BC: STANDARD (Note: if you are new to Proof Listening, please read the PL FAQ):
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!
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.
[*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Various) : n/a
[*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
[*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 20
[*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
[*]Original publication date (if known):
[*]If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?: [/list]
Genres for the project: Short Stories
Keywords that describe the book: Sports, short stories
[*]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
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)
"Title of story by Author, read for the Coffee Break Collection 27 - SPORTS, by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org", "Title of story", read your story.
END of recording (Outro)
At the end of the section, say:
"End of [title of story, by author]"
[There should be ~5 seconds of silence at the end of the recording.
Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
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
cbc27_shorttitleinoneword_author_readersinitials_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) (e.g. cbc27_drycowfishing_kipling_mtf_128kb.mp3) (remember to ignore 'the', 'a' at the beginning of the title)
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
(If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
- You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: lt - Lynnet
- 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.
The link from the uploader, followed by file length in mm:ss
The title of the story.
The author of the story with birth and death dates if available. Translator's birth and death dates if applicable.
Link to the online text.
Please post below[/list]
The team for this project:
BC: Michele Fry
DPL: Michele Fry
Cover: Michele Fry