Uploading sound files

Would you like to publish your own sound files? As a Dutch native speaker, you can create sound files to help Dutch learners. If you are studying Dutch, you can record your voice to practice your pronunciation -- and ideally, let the rest of us enjoy it too. :)
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Uploading sound files

Post by Bieneke » Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:32 am

Hoi allemaal,

If you would like to upload a sound file to a server that we all have access to, you can use an external host like http://www.esnips.com (the one that Joke is using). To use the services of an external host, you do need to sign up for your own account. It is not possible to upload files directly to the dutchgrammar.com server.

On eSnips, you can upload your files to:
1) A public folder: The entire world can listen to them.
2) A group folder: Only accessible to people who have your permission. This is very handy if you want to upload files for a selected audience only. ;-)
3) A private folder

Let us know where to find your sound file
Once you uploaded your sound file, you can post a link to it in this subforum so that we all know where to find it.

Recording a sound file
To record a text, you can download a free program called 'Audacity': http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/.

To save the audio file in MP3 format, you also need a copy of the LAME MP3 encoder (which will integrate into your copy of Audacity). You can download this program here: http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~raa110/audacity/lame.html. This is just a dll-file.

On this page, you can read how to configure Audacity: http://www.jakeludington.com/podcasting ... dcast.html.

Recording your own voice is a great way to practice your Dutch. I would also like to encourage Dutch native speakers (Hollanders, Vlamingen, Achterhoekers, Limburgers, ..) to share sound files! Joke already uploaded several sound files here: http://www.esnips.com/web/jokekalisvaartsOtherStuff.

Who's next? :-)
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Post by Bieneke » Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:51 pm

With the MP3 button, you can play mp3 files in a small mp3 player.

If you want to link directly to an eSnips mp3 (play it in this forum's mediaplayer), you have to copy the correct link on the eSnips page.

Right-click on the 'Download File'  link under the mediaplayer on eSnips and select 'properties'. From here, you can copy the link to the mp3 file.

If you place the mp3 tages around the link, the mediaplayer will be able to play the file:

FAILED (the browser should render some flash content here, not this text).

[edit] That trick does not seem to work anymore :-( [/edit]
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Re: Uploading sound files

Post by Dora » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:58 pm

I re-installed Audacity on my new(er) computer (to get ready for the new show). The lame link above no longer works. I found it at http://lame.buanzo.com.ar/ .

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Re: Uploading sound files

Post by firefly315 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:25 pm

Hoi allemaal,

Hier is mijn eerste stemclip om jou te luisteren. Ik hoop dat het werkt.

http://www.esnips.com/WebUploadAction.ns

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Re: Uploading sound files

Post by firefly315 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:31 pm

http://www.esnips.com/nsdoc/69864f0d-5c ... on=forceDL

Ik heb dit link probeerde krijgen werken, maar de link voor mij werkt niet. Ik heb op mijn computer de stemclip, maar het werkt niet op de forum. Wat moet ik om verschillende te doen? :-?

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Re: Uploading sound files

Post by Joke » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:36 pm

Die link werkt inderdaad niet.

If you have an acount on eSnips uploading should work as follows:
- Choose "upload files" from the menu on the right.
- "Select file", find the file on your computer and click "Upload now".
- Then go to the folder where you put the file and click "share with the world" to make us able to listen to it.
- Then click on the file and share with us the link that's labeled URL:
http://www.esnips.com/doc/3df7e127-c1c6 ... -wier,-etc

Ik hoop dat het zo lukt, ik wil je graag horen :)

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Re: Uploading sound files

Post by firefly315 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:50 pm

Bedankt Joke. Ik denk dat het nu werkt.

http://www.esnips.com/doc/a26dd124-ef64 ... stemclip-1

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Re: Uploading sound files

Post by Joke » Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:10 pm

Ja, ik kan het nu wel downloaden, maar niet horen.

.aup files can not be opened without a load of other files that audacity produces.
You should export it as an mp3 and than upload that mp3 file.
To do so, you need a lame-encoder, see Dora's post above.

To save as an mp3, open your .aup file in audacity, choose file>export>mp3 and tell your computer where you saved the lame file. Then you can share the resulting mp3 file.

Alternatively you can create a .wav file, but those are usually huge...

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Re: Uploading sound files

Post by firefly315 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:15 pm

Hoi,
Ik heb voor een lange tijd deze programma probeerd krijgen werken.
Ik wilde weten:

Is the AVS Audio Editor the same as Lame?

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Re: Uploading sound files

Post by Tweeg » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:42 pm

Lame is een codec om MP3 files te "maken". AVS audio editor is een programma om geluid te bewerken.

Ik denk overigens wel dat je met AVS ook gewoon geluid op kunt nemen.

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Re: Uploading sound files

Post by firefly315 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:32 am

Hoi allemaal,

Ik heb een introductie nu op esnips, zo kunnen jullie mij in nederlands te spreken. :D
Juist gebruiken de "play button" om te beginnen.

http://www.esnips.com/web/stemclip/?refresh=1

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Re: Uploading sound files

Post by MaxJ » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:05 pm

Goed gedaan! =D>

Nou mijn gedachte over esnips is dat het een leuk programmaatje is ;)
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Re: Uploading sound files

Post by Joke » Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:15 pm

Today a colleague of mine tried to install audacity and he accidently installed that AVS audio editor. That's a different (and not free) program, but somehow, the audacity website almost forces you to install that one instead of the free audacity. If you try to save sound in AVS without paying it keeps saying 'AVS demo' on top of your own sound, which makes the file useless. :-?
Everything I was explaining so far, was about audacity and doesn't work in AVS audio editor. Sorry for the confusion.

Audacity should looks like this:
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Re: Uploading sound files

Post by firefly315 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:39 pm

MaxJ wrote:Goed gedaan! =D>

Nou mijn gedachte over esnips is dat het een leuk programmaatje is ;)
Hoi Max,

Hartelijke Bedankt! :D Ja denk ik ook dat het is.

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Re: Uploading sound files

Post by firefly315 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:00 pm

Ik heb ook AVS audio editor. I downloaded it, as well as audacity. However, I don't think I had to pay for anything yet. So far, all I did was download it, so I guess it's OK. What do I need instead, to run with audacity to make esnips work?

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