[Complete] Children's Short Works, Vol. 038 - m8b1

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Post by m8b1 » July 31st, 2020, 12:39 pm

Children's Short Works Vol. 038.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/childrens-short-works-vol-038-by-various/
Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 038: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members.
NEW READERS: Please read the Newbie Guide to Recording and do a short test recording before submitting here, just to make sure that all your settings are OK. Then please read this post carefully and refer back to it. It has all the information you need to submit a recording successfully.

This collection is for any children's short work in the English Language in the public domain, preferably less than 60 minutes. You are welcome to contribute up to four selections per volume, and there is no need to "sign-up" before recording as long as the work is clearly in the public domain. Please post here if you are unsure about public domain status.
Please submit poetry to: LibriVox Short Poetry Collection

Where can I find short works for children?
Try http://www.gutenberg.org/
http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/loccs/pz
or any other place you can find some - but they must be Public Domain - many children's things on the internet are not.

You may read a limit of 4 selections per volume.

Multiple versions are always welcome, so you can record a story that has been recorded before. (If the same stories are submitted twice in the same collection, we will carry the second version over to the next collection) .

You may prefer to submit your recording to one of the other more specialised short story collections.

After 15 recordings are submitted, we will prooflisten, catalog and make them available to the public.

1. RECORD
  • Be sure to set your recording software to: 44100Hz, 16-bit
  • At the BEGINNING Say: "[Title of Work], by [Author Name]" "This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox Recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit Librivox.org"
  • At the END, say: "End of [Title], by [Author Name]"
  • If you wish, you may also say: "Read by...your name."
  • Please leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording or 10 seconds if longer than 30 minutes.
2. EDIT and SAVE your file:
  • Need noise-cleaning?Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear distracting background noise, you may want to clean it up a bit. The free version 2.1.1. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide. Note: Noisecleaning with earlier versions of Audacity is not recommended.

  • ID3 Tags:ID tags are no longer needed - they are now produced automatically.

  • Save or export your recording to an mp3 file at 128kbps using the following filename:
    • File Name: Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles i.e. the, a, an, and NO SPACES): csw038_shorttitleinoneword_readersinitials_128kb.mp3,
      e.g. csw038_scarletgiantbean_ge_128kb.mp3
3. SUBMIT your recording:
Please upload your finished recording using the LibriVox uploader (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please copy to post in this thread):
Uploader: http://librivox.org/login/uploader
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You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: m8b1.
*If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

4. POST the following information in this thread:
  • • The link you copied from the uploader to your file
    • Name of your story
    • Author (birth year - death year)
    • Translator if applicable (birth year - death year)
    • Source from which you read (i.e. Gutenberg etext url)
    • Length in minutes
    • If this is your first Librivox recording, I will also need your name as you would like it to appear on the catalogue page and the URL of your homepage if you have one and would like it linked to your name on the catalogue page.


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Post by 7ML3 » August 2nd, 2020, 8:24 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw038_sagaciousmonkeyandtheboar_7ml3_128kb.mp3
The Sagacious Monkey and the Boar - A Japanese Fairy Tale
Author Unknown
Gutenberg Etext http://gutenberg.org/files/4018/4018-h/4018-h.htm#monkey
5 minutes 11 seconds
Last edited by 7ML3 on August 2nd, 2020, 9:10 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by m8b1 » August 2nd, 2020, 5:22 pm

7ML3 wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 8:24 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw038_sagaciousmonkeyandtheboar_7ml3_128kb.mp3
The Sagacious Monkey and the Boar - A Japanese Fairy Tale
Author Unknown
Gutenberg Etext http://gutenberg.org/files/4018/4018-h/4018-h.htm#monkey
5 minutes 11 seconds
Thank you! I will proof listen it tomorrow!

Please tell me what name you would like to use for your catalog page. It can be your real name, forum name, or a pseudonym ~ whatever you prefer!

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Post by 7ML3 » August 3rd, 2020, 9:06 am

My forum name – 7ML3 – please!

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Post by m8b1 » August 3rd, 2020, 9:15 am

7ML3 wrote:
August 3rd, 2020, 9:06 am
My forum name – 7ML3 – please!
Thank you! Here is a link to your catalog page: https://librivox.org/reader/14751

Your story is PL OK! I am going to move it over to the last collection , which you can find here: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=81380

The other collection has one story waiting for a correction, and the reader hasn't responded. So I am going to switch the stories so that I can catalog it! That way your story is catalog sooner! :-)


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Post by m8b1 » August 4th, 2020, 11:44 am

Thank you! It is PL OK! :D

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Post by padi67209 » August 4th, 2020, 12:25 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw038_uglyduckling_DA_128kb.mp3

The Ugly Duckling
Hans Christian Anderson (1805 - 1875)

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/32571/32571-0.txt
25 minutes

This is my first recording. My name is David M Anderson

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Post by m8b1 » August 4th, 2020, 2:28 pm

padi67209 wrote:
August 4th, 2020, 12:25 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw038_uglyduckling_DA_128kb.mp3

The Ugly Duckling
Hans Christian Anderson (1805 - 1875)

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/32571/32571-0.txt
25 minutes

This is my first recording. My name is David M Anderson
Hi David,

Welcome to Librivox! Nice job! :thumbs:

There are some things that need to be fixed.

First, we need it be a constant bit rate at 128kbps. Your is 143kbps and variable.
The recording is in stereo, and we need it to be in mono.

If you are using Audacity, here is a video and a page in our wiki on how to set the tech specs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqmCOxOs_pM
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Audacity_1-2-3

Let me know if you need any more help.

Now on to the recording itself:

@3:48 repeat "to....to swim"
@5:02 repeat "their legs"
@10:29 - you said "so egg ugly" it should be just "so ugly"
@11:49 repeat "duck....duckling" should be just duckling
@16:56-17:01 there is a long pause. If you could cut it down to no more than a second, that would be great!
@23:15 repeat/stumble "pleasantly....presently" should be just "presently"
and at the very end, please make the silence no more than 5 seconds. It is currently about 15 seconds. :-)

If you could fix these issues and reupload, that would be great! :-)

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Post by barbito3736 » August 5th, 2020, 7:53 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/bookofnonsense_01-112_lear_128kb.mp3

Book of Nonsense
Edward Lear (1812 - 1888)

http://gutenberg.org/files/982/982-h/982-h.htm
26:46 minutes

This is my first recording. My name is Barbara Crockett (username: barbito3736)

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Post by barbito3736 » August 5th, 2020, 9:17 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/aflowerwedding_01-112_crane128kb.mp3

A Flower Wedding
Walter Crane (1845-1915)

http://gutenberg.org/files/53619/53619-h/53619-h.htm

This is my second recording. My name is Barbara Crockett (username: barbito3736).

I hope I am doing this correctly??? I apologize if I am not.

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Post by Jaymax » August 6th, 2020, 8:28 am

Hi, Here is my contribution, let me know if all is well.

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw038_themandarinandthebutteryfly_mh_128kb.mp3
Title- THE MANDARIN AND THE BUTTERFLY
Author- L. Frank Baum May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919
Source- https://www.gutenberg.org/files/4357/4357-h/4357-h.htm#mandarin
Read By- Max Holloway
Time- 16:22

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Post by m8b1 » August 6th, 2020, 12:52 pm

barbito3736 wrote:
August 5th, 2020, 7:53 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/bookofnonsense_01-112_lear_128kb.mp3

Book of Nonsense
Edward Lear (1812 - 1888)

http://gutenberg.org/files/982/982-h/982-h.htm
26:46 minutes

This is my first recording. My name is Barbara Crockett (username: barbito3736)
Hi Barbara,

Welcome to Librivox!

This collection usually does not include poetry, but I'll make an exception since this is an entire book. :-)

You did a nice job! :thumbs:

There are a few things that need to be fixed though.

First off some technical things. You have a variable bit rate of 96 kbps. We need it to be a constant bit rate at 128 kbps.
Here is a video on how to set up the technical specs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqmCOxOs_pM
Or a page in the wiki on the same subject: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Audacity_1-2-3#Configure

Also, the volume is much too low at 67.8DB. We need it to be between 86 and 92 DB. Ideally around 89.
You should be able to do a straight amplify on the file that will fix the volume.
Here is a video on how to amplify: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_z607awyLw

Now a few small things with the recording.

If you could cut down the beginning silence to no more than one second, that would be great!
The intro is slightly off. (We do them a bit differently for collections. :-)
It should be "A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear. "This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox Recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit Librivox.org""
@3:26 there is a slight repeat/stumble - "old man of kil....Kilenny"
At the outro you said "End of Poem 112. End of the Book of Nonsense." Please cut out the "End of Poem 112". Also, please make sure there is no more than 5 seconds of silence at the end. Currently there are 15.

If you could fix these issues and reupload, that would be great!

One last thing, when you reupload, please name the file: csw038_bookofnonsense_bc_128kb.mp3
(Your initials go where you currently have numbers. :-))

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Post by m8b1 » August 6th, 2020, 12:54 pm

barbito3736 wrote:
August 5th, 2020, 7:53 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/bookofnonsense_01-112_lear_128kb.mp3

Book of Nonsense
Edward Lear (1812 - 1888)

http://gutenberg.org/files/982/982-h/982-h.htm
26:46 minutes

This is my first recording. My name is Barbara Crockett (username: barbito3736)
Hi Barbara,

The same technical issues apply to this file as to the previous one - bit rate and volume.
Also the intro is slighty off. It should start as "A Flower Wedding by Walter Crane", etc.
And also the file naming issue.

Otherwise it is great! :thumbs:

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Post by m8b1 » August 6th, 2020, 12:54 pm

Jaymax wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 8:28 am
Hi, Here is my contribution, let me know if all is well.

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw038_themandarinandthebutteryfly_mh_128kb.mp3
Title- THE MANDARIN AND THE BUTTERFLY
Author- L. Frank Baum May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919
Source- https://www.gutenberg.org/files/4357/4357-h/4357-h.htm#mandarin
Read By- Max Holloway
Time- 16:22
Thank you, Max ~ it is PL OK!

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