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jooles-20080826
User: jooles
Date: 8/26/2008 3:52 pm
Views: 1608
Rating: 5

Speaker Characteristics:

Gender: male
Age range: Youth
Pronunication dialect: English English

Recording Information:

Microphone: Jabra USB headset
Audio Card: USB audio card (C-media chip)

Audio Recording Software: Audacity rel 1.3.4 beta

O/S: Linux - Mandriva 2008.1 Spring

File Info: 

File type: FLAC
Sampling rate: 48000Hz
Sample rate format: 16bit
Number of channels: 1

License:


Speaker Characteristics:

Gender: male
Age range: Youth
Pronunication dialect: English English

Recording Information:

Microphone: Jabra USB headset
Audio Card: USB audio card (C-media chip)

Audio Recording Software: Audacity rel 1.3.4 beta

O/S: Linux - Mandriva 2008.1 Spring

File Info: 

File type: FLAC
Sampling rate: 48000Hz
Sample rate format: 16bit
Number of channels: 1

License:

Copyright (C) 2008  Julian Cromarty

These files are free software; you can redistribute them and/or
modify them under the terms of the GNU General Public License
as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3
of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

These files are distributed in the hope that they will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

Transcriptions :

rp-01 When the sunlight strikes raindrops in the air,
rp-02 they act as a prism and form a rainbow.
rp-03 The rainbow is a division of white light into many beautiful colors.
rp-04 These take the shape of a long round arch, with its path high above,
rp-05 and its two ends apparently beyond the horizon.
rp-06 There is , according to legend, a boiling pot of gold at one end.
rp-07 People look, but no one ever finds it.
rp-08 When a man looks for something beyond his reach,
rp-09 his friends say he is looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
rp-10 Throughout the centuries people have explained the rainbow in various ways.
rp-11 Some have accepted it as a miracle without physical explanation.
rp-12 To the Hebrews it was a token that there would be no more universal floods.
rp-13 The Greeks used to imagine that it was a sign
rp-14 from the gods to foretell war or heavy rain.
rp-15 The Norsemen considered the rainbow as a bridge
rp-16 over which the gods passed from earth to their home in the sky.
rp-17 Others have tried to explain the phenomenon physically.
rp-18 Aristotle thought that the rainbow was caused by
rp-19 reflection of the sun's rays by the rain.
rp-20 Since then physicists have found that it is not reflection,
rp-21 but refraction by the raindrops which causes the rainbows.
rp-22 Many complicated ideas about the rainbow have been formed.
rp-23 The difference in the rainbow depends considerably upon the size of the drops,
rp-24 and the width of the colored band increases as the size of the drops increases.
rp-25 The actual primary rainbow observed is said to be the effect of
rp-26 super-imposition of a number of bows.
rp-27 If the red of the second bow falls upon the green of the first,
rp-28 the result is to give a bow with an abnormally wide yellow band,
rp-29 since red and green light when mixed form yellow.
rp-30 This is a very common type of bow, one showing mainly red and yellow,
rp-31 with little or no green or blue.

--- (Edited on 8/26/2008 3:52 pm [GMT-0500] by jooles) ---

 

Here is the link to the processed audio on the VoxForge repository:

[   ] jooles-20080826.tgz                     02-Sep-2008 10:10   4.2M  

Ken

--- (Edited on 9/2/2008 8:51 pm [GMT-0400] by jooles) ---

jooles-20080826.tgz jooles-20080826.tgz

Notice: many prompts in "English Speech Files" were adapted from the prompt files contained in the CMU_ARCTIC speech synthesis database, which were in turn derived from out-of-copyright texts from Project Gutenberg, by the FestVox project at the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Re: untitled
User: dano
Date: 8/27/2008 1:17 am
Views: 14
Rating: 4

Dear  Julian,

Thanks for the submissions! What is the reason you recorded it with Audacity?

Daniël

 

--- (Edited on 8/27/2008 1:17 am [GMT-0500] by dano) ---


Notice: many prompts in "English Speech Files" were adapted from the prompt files contained in the CMU_ARCTIC speech synthesis database, which were in turn derived from out-of-copyright texts from Project Gutenberg, by the FestVox project at the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Re: untitled
User: jooles
Date: 8/27/2008 3:03 am
Views: 31
Rating: 13

Hi Daniël

I used audacity because the java applet on the site wouldn't work. Firefox said it had started but I got nothing more than an empty white box.

--- (Edited on 8/27/2008 3:03 am [GMT-0500] by jooles) ---


Notice: many prompts in "English Speech Files" were adapted from the prompt files contained in the CMU_ARCTIC speech synthesis database, which were in turn derived from out-of-copyright texts from Project Gutenberg, by the FestVox project at the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Re: untitled
User: dano
Date: 8/27/2008 3:44 am
Views: 16
Rating: 4

Hi Jooles,

Thank you. Does clearing the browser cache and refresh the page not work? (I've sometimes this problem, looks like a Java issue.) Which version of Java do you use (Sun Java or OpenJDK and which version)?

 Daniël

--- (Edited on 8/27/2008 3:44 am [GMT-0500] by dano) ---


Notice: many prompts in "English Speech Files" were adapted from the prompt files contained in the CMU_ARCTIC speech synthesis database, which were in turn derived from out-of-copyright texts from Project Gutenberg, by the FestVox project at the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Re: untitled
User: kmaclean
Date: 8/27/2008 8:36 am
Views: 12
Rating: 4

HI Jooles/Daniël,

This might be related to the fact that the VoxForge SpeechSubmission app is a signed Java applet, and current Open Source Java Run-time Environments don't support this.  For more info see this post: Speech Submission Java applet and OpenJDK.

I've been having similar problems with Fedora 9 (64-bit).  I've posted my solution in the FAQ here:

Ken

 

--- (Edited on 8/27/2008 9:36 am [GMT-0400] by kmaclean) ---


Notice: many prompts in "English Speech Files" were adapted from the prompt files contained in the CMU_ARCTIC speech synthesis database, which were in turn derived from out-of-copyright texts from Project Gutenberg, by the FestVox project at the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Re: untitled
User: jooles
Date: 8/27/2008 1:33 pm
Views: 276
Rating: 4

Cheers Ken that was the problem. Thought it might be something to do with that but thought I had the Sun JRE already. I've now installed it (so I have both open and non-open plugins installed side-by-side) and the applet works fine now.

 Julian

--- (Edited on 8/27/2008 1:33 pm [GMT-0500] by jooles) ---


Notice: many prompts in "English Speech Files" were adapted from the prompt files contained in the CMU_ARCTIC speech synthesis database, which were in turn derived from out-of-copyright texts from Project Gutenberg, by the FestVox project at the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

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