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Poster: Saponino Date: Jun 17, 2021 11:44am
Forum: librivoxaudio Subject: Choice of playaback speeds

Alternative audio speeds.for learner/listeners
It can be very useful for listeners who are slow, or learning a new language, to hear your recordings played at lower speed. But the range of speeds you offer seems to be of little use: (at 0.5 of normal speed, the human voice loses all character and intelligibility.) If a range is to be offered, it seems to me 0.8 and 0.9 would be more suitable, more helpful . (2x and 3x are only of use for occasional tracking,) but an occasional slow speed can be very helpful to the learner who is slow or learning a foreign language.

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Poster: Yukotan Date: Nov 2, 2021 3:03am
Forum: librivoxaudio Subject: Choice of playaback speeds

Some inconvenienced maybe as it's have to be downloaded first but after this you can open audio/video files with KMPlayer for example (it's free or for a cup of cofee at least) and there's an increatibly huge amount of slowing, fasting, A-B repeating, linear deceleration with voice tempo keeping and so on effects inside the player.
This post was modified by Yukotan on 2021-11-02 10:03:21

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Poster: Saponino Date: Nov 3, 2021 2:50am
Forum: librivoxaudio Subject: Re: Choice of playback speeds

Thank you, Yukotan! It is not only very pleasing to have a reply to my suggestion, but just to think that this has come voluntarily in this time of illness, war, competition and distress, from an unknown person-- is inspiring.
Even if I'm not expert enough to take full advantage, someone else will be.
In any case it is a consideration that's the suppliers of technical facilities might use to guide them. The reader will prefer the more helpful arrangement from to start.