[COMPLETE] Xerxes Makers of History by Jacob Abbott - dc

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deongines
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Post by deongines » February 8th, 2020, 4:58 pm

Xerxes Makers of History by Jacob Abbott (1803 - 1879).

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/xerxes-makers-of-history-by-jacob-abbott/
This history covers the years of Xerxes' rule of the Persian empire and invasion of Greece. ( Deon Gines)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/25351
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    BC Admin ===========================================

    Genres for the project: History

    Keywords that describe the book: ancient greek and persian history, life of Xerxes

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of Xerxes Makers of History. 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:
      "Xerxes Makers of History, by Jacob Abbott. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of Xerxes Makers of History by Jacob Abbott. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
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      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Xerxes Makers of History, by Jacob Abbott. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename xerxes_##_abbott_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. xerxes_01_abbott_128kb.mp3)

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Last edited by deongines on March 11th, 2020, 5:21 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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craigdav1
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Post by craigdav1 » February 9th, 2020, 7:01 am

MW coming up.

edit: I shortened the file names. They just need to be unique and longer ones lead to errors. I might suggest only saying "makers of history" in the first intro and last outro but it's your decision. If you decide to record the preface I could add a section 0 and then the section and chapter numbers would match (sections/chapters 1-12). Just let me know before you upload anything. Off we go.

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Post by LCaulkins » February 9th, 2020, 2:06 pm

Hi, Deon,

I'm sorry I can't DPL this one, too, for you. It also looks interesting!

I adopted a handful of projects for another volunteer who passed away, though, so I'm a little overextended at the moment. Hopefully somebody will sign on soon.
~Lynette in Colorado, USA (Have had Covid for a week - can do PL, but recording is paused)
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Post by deongines » February 10th, 2020, 3:29 pm

Sounds like a needed adoption. And thanks again for Cyrus. Good day!
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Post by craigdav1 » February 12th, 2020, 3:04 pm

Moving to Going Solo forum to keep the Launch Pad tidy.

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Post by deongines » February 13th, 2020, 5:54 pm

Ten people, ten colors.

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Post by deongines » February 15th, 2020, 3:40 pm

Ten people, ten colors.

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Post by craigdav1 » February 15th, 2020, 4:04 pm

If acceptable to you I would enjoy being the DPL.

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Post by craigdav1 » February 15th, 2020, 5:05 pm

1-2 PL OK.

Checker is giving a warning of high/moderate background noise levels but my ear doesn't hear it. There is a noise reduction feature in Audacity should you be interested.

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Post by deongines » February 15th, 2020, 5:40 pm

Great, thanks. The PLer on my last book suggested less noise reduction, that she preferred a bit of hum to too much reduction. I can hear the noise in the background, and I'm unsure what is too much. Should I reduce it some more? I'm happy to do it and re-upload.
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Post by craigdav1 » February 15th, 2020, 7:19 pm

Added myself as DPL.

The noise level for section 1 is about 50dB. I used the checker software to get this number (a link to the free software is below). After one use of the Audacity noise reduction effect (I set noise reduction to 12dB), the noise level was reduced to 35dB. Many who PL will tell you that it should be below 40-45dB. It's your call though because as I said I didn't noticed noise that interfered with my listening to your files. That's why I marked them PL OK.

https://cgjennings.ca/projects/checker/

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Post by deongines » February 16th, 2020, 2:53 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/xerxes_03_abbott_128kb.mp3 35.23

I did more noise reduction on this chapter. I'm not seeing in checker how to determine the dB of background noise.
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Post by deongines » February 16th, 2020, 2:59 pm

I found the background noise option in Checker. ;)
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Post by craigdav1 » February 16th, 2020, 4:53 pm

3 PL OK!

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Post by deongines » February 18th, 2020, 9:47 am

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