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Old 04-17-2008, 12:00 AM   #31
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I don't have a problem with the books, but the audio books wow are annoying I can't read an HP book without thinking about that whiny voice the narrator made for Harmonie.
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:14 AM   #32
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:31 AM   #33
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I don't have a problem with the books, but the audio books wow are annoying I can't read an HP book without thinking about that whiny voice the narrator made for Harmonie.
The British audiobooks (narrated by Stephen Fry) are (IMHO) much better than the American ones, narrated by Jim Dale.
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:58 AM   #34
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The British audiobooks (narrated by Stephen Fry) are (IMHO) much better than the American ones, narrated by Jim Dale.
Stephen Fry is a genius. ANYTHING that man does is brilliant.
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:34 PM   #35
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I'm glad to know that, if I ever get the HP books in audio, I'll go for the British ones. I've been thinking about buying a full, matched set of the British version anyway, I'd like to see how they compare to the "American" version. Maybe I'll go for the audio version, that'll require me to do some more looking into solving the MP3 Pause issue I have on my Sansa Express -- it doesn't hold it's place, you see, but jumps back to the beginning of the track when you turn it off. I've been meaning to experiment with chopping longer files up into small ones to see what that does for me.
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:42 PM   #36
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I'm glad to know that, if I ever get the HP books in audio, I'll go for the British ones. I've been thinking about buying a full, matched set of the British version anyway, I'd like to see how they compare to the "American" version. Maybe I'll go for the audio version, that'll require me to do some more looking into solving the MP3 Pause issue I have on my Sansa Express -- it doesn't hold it's place, you see, but jumps back to the beginning of the track when you turn it off. I've been meaning to experiment with chopping longer files up into small ones to see what that does for me.
I actually like the Jim Dale versions myself. It think he did an excellent job. To each their own. My mp3 versions use the technique of dividing into files every 3 to 4 minutes so you don't lose much. It also helps if you accidentally hit the jump to next button on my nano.

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Old 04-17-2008, 12:47 PM   #37
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I was thinking 5 minute jumps, but smaller might be better ... somewhere around the average length of a song, I s'pose.

What do you use to chop them up? And how does it handle the breaks? Does it just cut in the middle of words? And how disruptive is it if it does?
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Hi Nat,

I use a freeware program called "MP3 Splitter" available from here. It works very well indeed.

It splits files in the middle of words, etc, but if you're using something like an iPod which plays tracks seamlessly one to the next, you don't hear the break.
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:56 PM   #39
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I'm on a Sansa Express, I dunno what it does for seams -- one of the things I'll have to play with.

Thanks for the link!
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Old 04-17-2008, 04:18 PM   #40
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Old 04-17-2008, 05:06 PM   #41
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Thanks for the link, Sparrow. I take it this one works well for you?
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:17 PM   #42
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Thanks for the link, Sparrow. I take it this one works well for you?
Yep, I find it pretty simple to use - does everything I need in the way I'd expect; but I don't do anything very advanced with it.
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Cool, I'll add it to my list of things to check out. Thanks.
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Hi Nat,

I use a freeware program called "MP3 Splitter" available from here. It works very well indeed.

It splits files in the middle of words, etc, but if you're using something like an iPod which plays tracks seamlessly one to the next, you don't hear the break.
Hmm interesting. Is it possible to choose where to place a cut?
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