FULL: Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm - tg

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Post by Read4Alera » September 15th, 2020, 3:28 pm

Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm (1785 - 1863).

Short story, fairy tales for children. ( Ian Rice)
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://www.google.com/books/edition/Grimm_s_Fairy_Tales/5KEAAAAAYAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1
    5. 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.

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      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
      • Project Code: 8Z9T5F6S
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brothers_Grimm
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grimms'_Fairy_Tales
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have:
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
      • Original publication date (if known): 1812
      • 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?:

      Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales; Fantastic Fiction/Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

      Keywords that describe the book: children, short stories, fairy tales

    6. 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
    7. DURING recording:
      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)
      • "Chapter [number] of Grimm's Fairy Tales. 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:
        "Grimm's Fairy Tales, by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm. [Chapter]"

      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of [Chapter]"
      • If you wish, say:
        "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
        "End of Grimm's Fairy Tales, by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm. "

      There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    8. AFTER recording
      Need noise-cleaning?
      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
      grimmsfairytales_##_grimm_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. grimmsfairytales_01_grimm_128kb.mp3)
    9. Example ID3 V2 tags
      (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
      Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!
      Artist: Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
      Title: ## - [Section title]
      Album: Grimm's Fairy Tales

      Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
      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: yy - yyyyy
      • 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.

      Any questions?
      Please post below

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Post by Read4Alera » September 15th, 2020, 3:37 pm

Hello Everyone. This reading is already full as we have a group of colleagues that is going to do this whole reading and proof listening together. Have fun reading whatever you decide upon!

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Post by philchenevert » September 15th, 2020, 8:47 pm

This is going to be a fun project for all of you. I wish you the best and please ask questions if anything is puzzling about LibriVox, we are a hepful bunch here. :thumbs:
EDIT: Just a note for other MCs that I will not be taking on this project.

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Post by Read4Alera » September 15th, 2020, 8:51 pm

Thanks a bunch! We're really excited to do it! Even though there's already a couple recordings of this one, we thought we'd get started doing something we were all really excited to do. From there, we can branch out and do more :)

Thanks again!


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Post by TriciaG » September 16th, 2020, 5:39 am

We will need to know how many sections/files this project will have, in order to set up the Magic Window. I see you say there is a preface, so if there are 60 stories plus the preface, you'd need 61 sections.

If you don't have an exact number at the moment, that's OK; we can set it up with a ball park figure, then add or remove sections as needed. But to minimize the extra work of that, a ball park figure is needed. ;)

I know you said you'd proof-listen in-house as well, but I'll check out at least the first few files as they are uploaded, to double check the intros/outros and tech specs. Those are things new proof-listeners might not have 100% confidence in. :)

Please do have all readers sign up for the forum, so the files can be properly assigned and credited. And it would be best if the proof-listener(s) download the files after they've been uploaded, rather than doing it all locally. That way we can be sure the files uploaded properly and are ready to be moved around at cataloging time.
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