Skip to comments.So then don't produce audio that's commercially viable. Problem solved.
Posted on 11/11/2019 4:57:36 PM PST by ProgressingAmerica
Full title: So then, conservatives, don't produce audio that's commercially viable. Simple! Problem solved.
Not sure if you heard, but Google is going to be cutting off content that they deem to be "not commercially viable". Of course we all know that means cutting off conservatives. Yes, I'm a conservative, and no, I'm not worried one bit. Why would I be worried, I already don't produce anything commercially viable.
Oh, you want to say that what I produced wasn't valuable? My personal favorite is the book The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution, which according to the Archive page has been downloaded over ten thousand times since I released it. Not bad for something that's "not commercially viable". This book has a noted particular value for those who wish to engage in push-back against the race industry.
Here's another one, by Stuart Chase The Challenge of Waste, which according to the Archive page has been downloaded over thirty five thousand times. It was published early in 2017. Not bad eh?
The point I'm making to you is this - and this doubles up for content from the Founding era - there is a ton of content published prior to 1923 that needs an audio production which can be extremely useful in telling the story and educating your fellow patriot. Once I realized that the key for me was to elevate someone else's content, instead of my own - I can't tell you how liberating of an idea that is. In particular, let me leave you with this thought:
The Founding Fathers speak for me. So I speak for them. Here is one such example of me speaking for them. Click on number 6 in the list of 20 - exact to the original transcript.
Honestly, I wish I had more personal time to create way more "commercially non-viable" content than I'm currently capable. The works of John Adams, early important history books written prior to the progressive era about the Founding and our Founders, such as by Jared Sparks. 3 to 5 well placed "not commercially viable" audiobooks could be used quite effectively against the false history promoted by the progressives, but it will take me years to get there.
Any volunteers? Message me publicly or private with a little bit of your personal interests historically speaking and I'll show you how and more importantly where to get started. When is the last time you think you influenced thirty five thousand people? Only serious takers, please.
Your smart phone, computer and even the entire internet will operate just fine without Google, FaceCrap or the Twitterverse.
Is this about making audio books of non-copyright content? TIA!
The works of our Founders is pure gold. It's a shame that this work hasn't been done sooner.
Librivox has this production of the Federalist Papers. There are parts of this that could surely use a lot of improvement.
I think the proper way this should be handled (though it would be more work) would be that three Freepers - one person is Madison, one person is Hamilton, and one person is Jay.
Three well-placed Freepers could knock this out of the park doing it this way. And realistically, you don't actually need me to do it. But I would be happy to lend expertise to anyone who wanted it in whatever way necessary.
I mean, a one-person Federalist Papers would also be an improvement to someone with a great voice and the dedication to that much content.
You’re deluding yourself into thinking this is a game you can win. All they have to do is de-monitize your content, so you get no money for it regardless of how great it is or how many views it gets. Even if you don’t care because you just want to get your message out, Google does. A video that gets lots of views but doesn’t generate any revenue is by definition “not commercially viable”, so poof, away it goes.
THANK YOU. I am confused tho, you gave at least one example on Archive.org but are discussing Google. Does google have control of whats on Archive.org, or are you talking about youtube that google owns, or another google platform for audiobooks?
- You need to generate a minimum level of content and get a minimum level of subscribers in order for your channel to be monetized.
- If your channel is not monetized then it will be less likely to be recommended. This will mean that only the people you contact directly via Facebook, FreeRepublic, etc. will know your videos exist.
- If YouTube doesn't like your content then they can place it in Parental Control or Reserved or Private status. This means it can't be seen from school, library, or other public computers.
- If you don't lock down comments, then your videos can be deleted if liberals use fake accounts to put nasty comments on your videos. However, if you do lock down comments then people tend to skip the videos. It's human nature to want to say something positive or negative after spending an hour or so watching a video.
That being said, it sounds like a good idea. It could be somewhat successful, but it will be a lot of effort for potentially little reward.
Youre right but YouTube is damn useful. The how to videos people post have helped me fix everything from kitchen accent lights to game systems. Not to mention music on demand. If you feel like hearing something in particular 90 % chance its there. Plus movie and tv stuff, just endless.
I have been de-monitized from day one. Nearly ten years now. "
so you get no money"
That's a feature. Not a bug.
Here's The Colored Patriots in a playlist form on Google's YouTube.
The reason I'm discussing Google is because this one audiobook I produced has been put up on YouTube from Librivox by at least four or five other people/organizations outside of myself. Which means, Google can never get rid of it.
That's the flip side of public domain work, I get the deep benefit of mass proliferation. It's practically immortal.
So to put it one way, Google could potentially shut me up, but they can't shut us all up. Honestly there's no reason for them to try, it's public domain and "historical" work.
"for potentially little reward"
I'm looking to make sure that those around me are more educated. So my "reward" considering the difficulty of removal is highly rewarding. Above I used an example of the Federalist Papers. For our goals,(I mean you in this, too) there is great value and reward in the existence of an audiobook alternative to only the existence of a print version, and/or an improved revision. From an entirely educational standpoint, I already know my own personal benefit here.
People around here are too money focused.
As born again Christians, we read the Bible, but there are times the act of reading is cumbersome or in some way not feasable so we have resorted to audio versions.
First of all, we're KJV only folks so that limits(?) our listening choices and we've listened to different expressions of audiobook.
Our preference, after a few years of listening around comes back to Alexander Scourby .... the very first audio I ever heard back in the 80's.
The dramatized examples, though well choreographed, are not SO professionally done that our modern day video (we DO love the movies) ears just don't smoothly accept the words being spoken ..... There's a real reason why the movies have professional character actor determiners (CSA) ... because there apparently IS a science to what people see and hear and how the two are co-ordinated as a visual/audio presentation.
Anyway, I appreciate this post and add MY two cents' worth to the contribution.
ALSO .... I favor a male voice over a female voice .... whether that's just me or not, I don't know .... I DO know MY voice is a little high (imo) to be a comfortable audio that folks would like to hear.
For the record, Alexander Scourby is the only voice that does justice to the scriptures .... he's going the same historical way as J. Vernon McGee.
Late in life I learned a couple of things about voice. I heard the term support your tone, and didnt understand it. Then I did some playing around in the shower kind of thing, and realized a little that I can articulate about that.
If you read about back trouble, the best advice I got - and nearly understood - is to stand with your heels within 2 of a wall, and make your back conform to the wall. Whyever would I talk about posture and back trouble when the subject was voice? The answer is that posture affects voice and back condition. And the in obvious fact is that we subconsciously and reflexively make our own voice sound right to our (subconscious) selves.
Let me explain. Anyone can attempt to imitate a famous persons voice. Some are better at it than others, but we all can consciously change the way our voices sound. Now suppose that you were to try to sound like Bing Crosby. If you walked around doing so, you would feel like a phony, like thats not my real voice. Well, who is making the sound then - a swan? That is, the quality of your voice is, within limits, under your own voluntary control.
What Im saying is that you sound the way you do in significant part because it is under your voluntary control and you didnt choose to sound different from whatever your voice usually sounds. I have no credentials to be a voice teacher, but if I were one the very first thing I would say to a student is that my job is to teach you to sound better. And better means different. So you as my student have to consciously dispense with the implicit notion that your voice wont sound different after you have learned from me.
If your posture is as bad as is true of a typical man - like mine for example - then if you do the exercise of placing your heels near a wall and making your back conform to the wall, you will make your vocal cavity much more resonant - and your voice will sound very different from normal. And therefore in order to profit from the advice for the sake of your back, you have to accept a change in the sound of your voice. And I dont mean just a slight change.
And without your changing the pitch of your voice at all, people will think you have lowered your pitch. The resonance filters the higher harmonics out.
ok, thx, I guess I understand now.
As to KJV, there is a complete version here, albeit a group/many readers reading. Even more encouraging is that a solo reader is doing the entire thing since 2015.
"I DO know MY voice is a little high (imo) to be a comfortable audio that folks would like to hear."
You have considered the notion, that's all I could ever possibly ask for reasonably. Though I would just like to say that we are all our own worst critics. What others will not only tolerate but actually are eager to listen to continually surprises me.
The beauty of the internet is that there are places that one can do an upload of a test audio anonymously, get feedback, and nobody would ever know otherwise. I put these instructions here only for documentary purposes, nothing more.
Librivox and their community encourage people to "test" and have a whole community of prooflisteners eager to give tips. Those directions are here. One could easily create a username modeled from their favorite book as a one-off and never come back if results are not satisfactory.
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