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NO SKILL REQUIRED - Naming Voice Files

Hey All,

Back again with another community task for those of you who want to help out the project but have 0 skills to help out with. In short this task is to chop up a large sound file into smaller pieces and name them the appropriate name provided so that I can put them into game. If you're interested in helping out in this way and alleviating some of the work off our hardworking voice actors so they can focus on recording more, we'd love to have your help.

The only requirement is that when you are given a clip (normally 120-250 divisions needed) that you try to get it done. If you can't, get as far as you can, tell us where you stopped, and send what you've completed to us so someone else can finish it off. Try to do about 30-50 cuts at a time so you don't burn yourself out. Remember to do it from front to back so to make it easy to keep track (this hopefully naturally would be what you would do anyways). Steps are listed below.

1.      Check the listed available files and take a one of them. You will need to claim it so that 2 persons do not start on the same files.


2. Download the file and open it up in an audio program such as Audacity (free downloadable tool - google search) or other basic recording software.

3. Get the matching script, listen to the first line of your section and find it in the script (ctrl+f is fast). Lines should follow the script (hopefully).

4. Every time the audio recording corresponds with text in a new column (labeled: segment1, segment2, etc) is encountered, you need to chop the file up. Same with every time a new row is encountered, you need to chop it up as well. You'll want to name the clips as you go.

5. Naming Convention. You'll see each row has a filename included such as:
MorroDefau_MDQBalmoraSTemp_0000C331_2

This particular filename row has two segments to this line because of the last _2. A lot of filenames will just have one segment and thus end in a _1

This means segment1 should be labeled:
MorroDefau_MDQBalmoraSTemp_0000C331_1
and segment2 should be labeled:
MorroDefau_MDQBalmoraSTemp_0000C331_2

Notice the only difference is the last number. Basically the last number should match the segment number and everything should be good.
Continue doing this until complete. You will have questions, feel free to ask me and I'll get to them ASAP! Thanks!!

P.S.
Example:

you hear:
Selvil Sareloth runs the silt strider port on the southwest side of town, just inside the wall. Fares vary depending on the distance. | From here in Balmora you can travel to Seyda Neen and Ald'ruhn. From Seyda Neen you can travel to Vivec. | From Ald'ruhn you can travel to Gnisis and Maar Gan.
 

You find the row in the script which has this line and the filename is: MorroDefau_MDQsiltStriderS_0000BDD7_3

 

You notice where the segments break in the script. I've shown them with the "|" symbol above that happen to give you three sections. Label each section in ascending numeric order:
 

Selvil Sareloth runs the silt strider port on the southwest side of town, just inside the wall. Fares vary depending on the distance: MorroDefau_MDQsiltStriderS_0000BDD7_1

From here in Balmora you can travel to Seyda Neen and Ald'ruhn. From Seyda Neen you can travel to Vivec: MorroDefau_MDQsiltStriderS_0000BDD7_2

From Ald'ruhn you can travel to Gnisis and Maar Gan: MorroDefau_MDQsiltStriderS_0000BDD7_3

 

Filenames starting with IB : these are placeholders and they will never have more than one segment but filenames may end in a number other than _1. Just name the file exactly like the filename and we'll be good :)

REPORTING MISSING LINES AND MISPRONUNCIATIONS

Vas have a lot of lines to record, and sometimes they skip a line, or don’t know how to pronounce certain words properly (you will need to know what kind of accent is expected for each race). Your role is also to check for those problems and report them. You need to mark them in the script, following these conventions:

Missing lines: highlight row in red

Mispronunciation/bad acting/wrong accent: highlight row in blue. For mispronunciations, change the color of the word that is not said properly to red, so the actor knows what he needs to pay attention to.

Example: the actor says “I am a Dunmer”, but mispronounce the word “dunmer. The row will be like this: “I am a Dunmer



SAVING THE FILE

Save in the following format:

.wav file
16 bit
44100 sample rate
mono (not stereo - this will save space)
The above is important for us to generate the moving mouth .lip files in the CK.

Hopefully this is enough info to make it really clear what needs to happen :) but I expect questions anyways, cheers.

Thanks everyone :)

Happy Cutting!

Edited by: Cesare on 06/13/2016 - 11:17
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I've got some time to spare

I've got some time to spare if you would like me to help out.

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I've got nothing to do this

I've got nothing to do this week, sign me up. This way I can say I helped with the project.

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Hi, I've been interested in

Hi, I've been interested in this project for a while, but haven't had the skills to contribute. I am very interested in naming some files, so send some my way.

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Hi, sounds like something I

Hi, sounds like something I can do if you're still looking for people. I'd love to contribute to the project.

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Thanks for the replies

Thanks for the replies everyone. I'll get to you soon!

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I'd love to help with this if

I'd love to help with this if you can send some my way :)  I have plenty of time

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I wish to help out! I won't

I wish to help out! I won't start school until september the 1st so I have PLENTY of time

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@Mayoralink. You'll hear from

Spare time you say?

@Mayoralink. You'll hear from me soon...

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Should I stack up on

Should I stack up on invisibility potions? :c

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Passionate fan(newb) here,

Passionate fan(newb) here, willing to donate lots of time to the project!

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I would be interested to help

I would be interested to help you out in this task, I have got a lot of spare time and I have been wanting to contribute to this project for a while. If I can be of help, I'll await further instructions.

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Hey guys, I'm out of work for

Hey guys, I'm out of work for now. But I'll message you guys when I have more! Good to see so many people stoked about this :)

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I am willing to work on that

I am willing to work on that i have plenty of time to do this if you still need help message me i have skills in music and 3d design but this should be easy i would love to help

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We can always use more 3d

We can always use more 3d modelers if you've got a bit of skill in that area :) If so, message ErikChristensen, I think his name is linked on the volunteer page.

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I have some free time. I'm

I have some free time. I'm interested  on helping you guys.

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if you still need help with

if you still need help with this I can help. 

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I'd be more than happy to

I'd be more than happy to help with cutting up and naming audio files. I'm already pretty familiar with using programs like Audacity for that exact reason, from when I was working on remixing a song a few years ago.

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I can help out I have quite a

I can help out I have quite a bit of free time now.

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Hi there! I would like to

Hi there! I would like to help too :)

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Sure

Sure

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Thanks for the responses

Thanks for the responses everyone. I've taken the first 6 or so to work on stuff, But if I have more opportunities open up I'll message you guys directly. Cheers!

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I would love to do some voice

I would love to do some voice work, naming files or becoming a voice actor (my family encourages me to do such things since I have an excellent "phone voice" and can cold read smoothly).

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LimbSmyth wrote:

LimbSmyth wrote:

I would love to do some voice work, naming files or becoming a voice actor (my family encourages me to do such things since I have an excellent "phone voice" and can cold read smoothly).

Submit a voice audition to one of the audition threads I.E nord, imperial, redguard, etc you can find them here stickied on the top. https://tesrenewal.com/forums/voice-acting

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I've done lots of small audio

I've done lots of small audio editing work before - this sounds perfect :D

Sign me up when there's more work available, I'm always eager to help <3

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I would love to help out! I

I would love to help out! I have an intermediate level of knowledge with audacity, so i should be fine to do this.

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I would absolutely love to

I would absolutely love to help contribute. Ive got tons of idle time even when I'm at work and have been desperately looking for something to fill the time as well as be apart of the community!

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Me schedule is clear for a
Me schedule is clear for a while, is there anything you would like for me to do. I really want to help with this project in any way I can.
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I'm willing to do that.
I'm willing to do that.
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Hey Community, this has re

Hey Community, this has re-opened!

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I'd love to help as long as

I'd love to help as long as there are foolproof instructions.

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Foolproof instructions for me

Foolproof instructions for me too, I'm eager to help.

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If you still need help I have

If you still need help I have the time.

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I want to help out too

I want to help out too

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<p>I have some spare time

<p>I have some spare time&nbsp;</p>

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I've msged you guys

I've msged you guys

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I've taken the

I've taken the NineToesSirNerd.zip.

I'll pick away at it in the next week.

I really didn't realise how much work went into this sort of thing so Kudos to all of you for starting this.

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Thanks Shaemell! In the

Thanks Shaemell! In the future, just post in the msg thread as it's easier for me to keep track of :)

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im more than happy to help

im more than happy to help out, i can take on quite a load as for right now i just sit around producing music and playing games lol, (just had an amputation and havent gotten back to the real world yet)  I have a licensed copy of Reason and can also help out with music, sound effects, and voice acting if its still needed. ive been producing music with Daws since the 90's

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I'd love to help!

I'd love to help!

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Seems like all of them have

Seems like all of them have been completed so far, will there be more available to chop up soon?

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Yes, I'll let you know

Yes, I'll let you know

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Hi there,

Hi there,

I have had a profile on this site for a little over 3 years now but have only just re-discovered it. I have however been checking this site every day religiously for the last 6 or so months and I am really impressed with the updates that I have seen and am really excited for this project.

I hope to see this released sometime in the near future and as such would like to offer what time I can to help in any way possible.

I have very little experience in terms of modding (I have created a few tweaks/dialog based quests for morrowind/oblivion/skyrim in the past) so I can navigate around the CS - however I am very much so inexperienced.

If there are any menial tasks that you require doing that I can work on in my spare time then please let me know. Thanks. 

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Hello, I would like to help

Hello, I would like to help in any way I can with this project.

I can do a bit of programming... But I don't know exactly how much experience you require, nor what you classify as "Experienced" in programming. I've never coded in Papyrus, but I'm not foreign to the idea of OOP. I've been exploring various languages like Python, Java, Ruby C++ and C# for over 3 years... So you could say I have experience in that (But I never had any 'formal' tasks to do (EG: Work).)

I wanted to help if I can in any way, so please consider my help an option.

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Sent you two a message.

Sent you two a message. Anyone else interested this is basically always open

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Hey there, I think I could

Hey there, I think I could cut a couple of files for you and name them, did this in the past already. If you still need help with that, just say the word :)

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I volunteer myself, I am

I volunteer myself, I am hopefully going to be doing the voice acting as well but love to help in any way i can.

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I'd like to do Marsus Tullius

I'd like to do Marsus Tullius for now.

Edit: I'm done.

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bump

bump

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Hi, I have got the Khajiit

Hi, I have got the Khajiit voice files of Ajira and Vanjirra ;)

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i would love to help. i have

i would love to help. i have been keeping my eye on skywind for a year and a half now and think its about time to start helping. i will start looking through unclaimed files and post here once ive got one. Also is filling a volunteer form out needed for this job? thnx and keep up the good work!

EDIT: Is Daris Norvayne, Drelayn Dredayn, Drerel Indaren up for grabs or is someone working on it?

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