[Complete] Children's Short Works, Vol. 041 - m8b1

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Post by m8b1 » September 6th, 2020, 6:56 pm

Children's Short Works Vol. 041.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/childrens-short-works-vol-041-by-various/
Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 041: 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): csw041_shorttitleinoneword_readersinitials_128kb.mp3,
      e.g. csw041_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.


Want to see if what you plan to record has been done already?
http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search.php?
Search by keywords in the Catalog Search
But don't let this stop you from recording your own version!

Please don't download 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!

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Post by Bookworm360 » September 8th, 2020, 11:48 am

Would “The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham’s” from the Chronicles of Avonlea be useable for this collection?
2 Timothy 1:7. Look it up.
Due to possible major life changes, I am unable to do LV much. Please be patient with delayed projects.

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Post by m8b1 » September 8th, 2020, 12:09 pm

Bookworm360 wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 11:48 am
Would “The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham’s” from the Chronicles of Avonlea be useable for this collection?
That would probably be more appropriate for the regular Short Works collection. :-)

While I have you, could you please reupload the file for the last collection (I would like to get it cataloged soon!) ~ I think you reuploaded the same file as the repeat is till there: viewtopic.php?p=1776210#p1776210

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Post by Kristine1990 » September 8th, 2020, 8:02 pm

Hi Maria. Here is my version of Cinderella. :) https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw41_cinderella_kw_128kb_mp3.mp3

-The name of the story is Cinderella.
-The author is Anonymous, so I don't have an authors birth or death year.
-There is no translator.
-This is where I read the text from: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23303
-The length of the recording is 5 minutes, 23 seconds. :)

Thanks so much! :)

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Post by m8b1 » September 9th, 2020, 6:50 am

Hi Kristine,

Thank you! There is one very minor PL note. There are only 3 seconds of silence at the end instead of 5. :-)

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Post by Kristine1990 » September 9th, 2020, 8:17 am

Thanks for the feedback Maria! :)

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Post by Ignareint » September 9th, 2020, 8:35 am

Hello, I know this is a very popular story with I think 8 recordings already made - but is it okay if I make another one for "The Velveteen Rabbit"? Thank you!

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Post by m8b1 » September 9th, 2020, 10:07 am

Ignareint wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 8:35 am
Hello, I know this is a very popular story with I think 8 recordings already made - but is it okay if I make another one for "The Velveteen Rabbit"? Thank you!
Yes, that is perfectly fine. :-) We call it "A choice of voice".

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Post by Suzabelle » September 9th, 2020, 1:01 pm

Hi Maria,

Below is the link to The Elves and the Shoesmaker by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm:

https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw041_theelvesandtheshoesmaker_sb_128kb.mp3

Recording time is 3:44.

Text link is below:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/52521/52521-h/52521-h.htm#hdr_44

Thank you,

Suzabelle

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Post by m8b1 » September 9th, 2020, 1:14 pm

Thank you, Suzabelle ~ it is PL OK!

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Post by Ignareint » September 9th, 2020, 8:40 pm

m8b1 wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 10:07 am
Ignareint wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 8:35 am
Hello, I know this is a very popular story with I think 8 recordings already made - but is it okay if I make another one for "The Velveteen Rabbit"? Thank you!
Yes, that is perfectly fine. :-) We call it "A choice of voice".
Thank you! :-)

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Post by Kristine1990 » September 10th, 2020, 7:25 pm

Hi Maria. I know this is a silly question, but I'm not good at editing lol. So here goes; how do you add silence to the end of the recording?
Thanks in advance!

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Post by m8b1 » September 11th, 2020, 6:04 am

Hi Kristine,

The easiest way, if you already have some, would be to just copy and paste some of it. :-) That should probably work in your case. If not, just run the microphone for a few seconds in silence, and then copy and paste it into the other file.

Make sense?

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Post by sperego » September 11th, 2020, 9:04 am

Please find here my recording fo "A Child's Dream of a Star" by Charles Dickens



* The link you copied from the uploader to your file --> https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw041_achildsdrreamofastar_SP_128kb.mp3
• Name of your story --> A Child's Dream of a Star
• Author (birth year - death year) --> C. Dickens
• Translator if applicable (birth year - death year)
• Source from which you read (i.e. Gutenberg etext url) --> http://www.gutenberg.org/files/42232/42232-h/42232-h.htm
• Length in minutes --> 9
• 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. --> Simona Perego

Let me know if it's ok , thanks!

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Post by BriannaChiles » September 11th, 2020, 9:08 am

May I read The Story that the Swallow Didn’t Tell from the book Among the Farmyard People?
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19381/19381-h/19381-h.htm#SWALLOWS
Brianna

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