1 - minute test :) [OK]

All languages: post your test recording here. Help check audio files, provide editing services, and advertise for proof-listeners.
Post Reply
Posts: 4
Joined: May 1st, 2020, 5:43 pm

Post by maybs5280 » May 2nd, 2020, 5:17 pm


Hardware: HP Chromebook 14
Software: Audacity Version 2.0
Microphone: JBL Live 100 Headphones with Mic

Thank you in advance!

LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 17062
Joined: November 18th, 2006, 4:37 pm

Post by knotyouraveragejo » May 3rd, 2020, 3:26 pm

Hi and Welcome to LibriVox.

Hi! Welcome to LibriVox.

This file was saved in the wrong format. It was exported as ~97kps variable bitrate. For LibriVox you need to export as a 128 kbps constant rate mp3 file. You set this in Audacity, when you export the file. Under File - Export - Export as mp3. In the window that pops up, choose the following Format Options: Bit Rate Mode - Constant; Quality 128 kbps; Channel Mode - Force export to mono.

The volume is good, but there is a significant amount of background hiss. I would recommend you apply a little noise reduction to tone it down.


Please make the above adjustments and upload a new test. Just post the link in this same thread to keep your tests together.
My Librivox Solos
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. - Barbara Tuchman

Posts: 4
Joined: May 1st, 2020, 5:43 pm

Post by maybs5280 » May 3rd, 2020, 7:14 pm

LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 6722
Joined: August 7th, 2016, 6:39 pm

Post by mightyfelix » May 3rd, 2020, 8:13 pm

Nice job, this one passes with flying colors! You can begin browsing Readers Wanted, if you haven't already, to find a project to join! :D

Post Reply