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LunaTick-20080326-rp
User: Luna-Tick
Date: 3/26/2008 4:20 am
Views: 4841
Rating: 36

Prompts file:

http://www.voxforge.org/home/submitspeech/linux/step-1/dialect/rainbow

Gender: male;

Age range: adult;

Pronunciation dialect: New Zealand English.

Recording Information:

Microphone make: Custom;

Microphone type: headset mic;

Audio card make: Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with STAC9750,51;

Audio card type: integrated;

Audio Recording Software: Audacity rel 1.3.3 beta;

O/S: Ubuntu 7.10.

File Info:

File type: wav;

Sampling rate: 48kHz;

Sample rate format: 16bit;

Number of channels: 1;

Audio Processing: n

I really would prefer to send you flacs (it would take far less time) - can I upload a tar full of flac files in the same way that I currently do wavs? It says in various places that it must be wav.

--- (Edited on 3/26/2008 4:20 am [GMT-0500] by Luna-Tick) ---

--- (Edited on 3/29/2008 3:42 pm [GMT-0400] by Luna-Tick) ---

LunaTick-20080326.tgz LunaTick-20080326.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.

upload a tar full of FLAC files
User: ralfherzog
Date: 3/26/2008 9:31 am
Views: 179
Rating: 21

Hello Luna-Tick! Of course, you can do that. Just upload a tar full of FLAC files. Greetings, Ralf

--- (Edited on 2008-03-26 9:31 am [GMT-0500] by ralfherzog) ---


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: upload a tar full of FLAC files
User: Luna-Tick
Date: 3/28/2008 7:01 pm
Views: 126
Rating: 30

Thanks Ralf :),

I see that it does say on:

http://www.voxforge.org/home/submitspeech/linux/step-2

"or export your audio in FLAC format".

It would be great if the "Exporting your tracks to WAV files" section could be updated and the example ReadMe file could have [WAV; FLAC] as suggestions.

I worried that the automated processing wouldn't work and you would have to manually convert the files.

Thanks a heap for the clarification - I will submit future submissions as FLAC files.

 

 

--- (Edited on 3/28/2008 7:01 pm [GMT-0500] by Luna-Tick) ---


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: upload a tar full of FLAC files
User: Luna-Tick
Date: 3/28/2008 7:33 pm
Views: 134
Rating: 17

And it would be clearer if

http://www.voxforge.org/home/submitspeech/linux/step-3

was changed to read:

"your audio files (in WAV or FLAC format)" or maybe

"your audio files (in WAV or other lossless format)" 

--- (Edited on 3/28/2008 7:33 pm [GMT-0500] by Luna-Tick) ---


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: upload a tar full of FLAC files
User: kmaclean
Date: 3/28/2008 9:36 pm
Views: 164
Rating: 21

Hi Luna-Tick,

I added the reference to FLAC based on your first post (so you did not miss it when you first read the page ...) I will update the instructions to make it clearer.

If there is anything else that needs changing/clarification, please let us know,

thanks, 

Ken

--- (Edited on 3/28/2008 10:36 pm [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: upload a tar full of FLAC files
User: Luna-Tick
Date: 3/28/2008 10:54 pm
Views: 148
Rating: 18

Thanks Ken,

I'll keep an eye out for any other places that imply that only WAV will do :).

--- (Edited on 3/28/2008 10:54 pm [GMT-0500] by Luna-Tick) ---


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: LunaTick-20080326-rp
User: kmaclean
Date: 3/29/2008 2:44 pm
Views: 159
Rating: 25

Hi Ralf,

Thanks for your submission.

Here is the link to the audio in the VoxForge Speech Corpus and other information:   

Speaker Characteristics:

Gender: male;
Age range: adult;
Language: EN
Pronunciation dialect: New Zealand English.

Recording Information:
Microphone make: Custom;
Microphone type: headset mic;
Audio card make: Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with STAC9750,51;
Audio card type: integrated;
Audio Recording Software: Audacity rel 1.3.3 beta;
O/S: Ubuntu 7.10.

File Info:
File type: wav;
Sampling rate: 48kHz;
Sample rate format: 16bit;
Number of channels: 1;
Audio Processing: n

Prompts:

rp-1 When the sunlight strikes raindrops in the air,
rp-2 they act as a prism and form a rainbow.
rp-3 The rainbow is a division of white light into many beautiful colors.
rp-4 These take the shape of a long round arch, with its path high above,
rp-5 and its two ends apparently beyond the horizon.
rp-6 There is , according to legend, a boiling pot of gold at one end.
rp-7 People look, but no one ever finds it.
rp-8 When a man looks for something beyond his reach,
rp-9 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.

License:

Copyright (C) 2008 Aaron Whitehouse

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.
 

[   ] LunaTick-20080326-rp.tgz 28-Mar-2008 20:26 11.5M

 

Ken

--- (Edited on 3/29/2008 3:44 pm [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: LunaTick-20080326-rp
User: Luna-Tick
Date: 3/29/2008 9:12 pm
Views: 181
Rating: 20
It's Aaron, not Ralf, but I can see why you ended up confused :).

--- (Edited on 3/29/2008 9:12 pm [GMT-0500] by Luna-Tick) ---


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: LunaTick-20080326-rp
User: kmaclean
Date: 3/29/2008 10:17 pm
Views: 179
Rating: 19

Sorry Aaron, too much cutting and pasting :)

 

--- (Edited on 3/29/2008 11:17 pm [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.

a lot of cut and paste
User: ralfherzog
Date: 3/31/2008 5:25 am
Views: 153
Rating: 14
Hi Ken,

Yeah, when I take a look at the German timeline, I get the impression that you do a lot of cutting and pasting.  Thanks for your work.

Greetings, Ralf

--- (Edited on 2008-03-31 5:25 am [GMT-0500] by ralfherzog) ---


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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