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  • (Obi forum) 5 hours 21 min ago

    Hello Eric,

    Thanks for informing us.
    It looks specific in french obi.

    We are looking into it.

    Thanks & Regards
    Rachana

  • (EPUB 3 Accessibility forum) 1 week 4 days ago

    Hello Mayu,

    I have mailed you a opf file for reference,please have a look.

    Thanks.

    With Regards
    Rachana

  • (EPUB 3 Accessibility forum) 1 week 4 days ago

    Thank you Rachana, When we use dtb:, which URI should we refer to?

    Also, some software generate
    <dc:date opf:event="original-publication">2006/2/1</dc:date>

    and the other generate
    <meta refines="#date" property="dcterms:date" id="date">2016-12-12</meta>
    <meta refines="#publisher" property="dcterms:publisher" id="publisher">出版社</meta>

    Which one is recommended?
    Any good sample OPF file which we can refer?
    Thanks,
    Mayu

  • (EPUB 3 Accessibility forum) 1 week 4 days ago

    Thank you Rachana, When we use dtb:, which URI should we refer to?

    Also, some software generate 01-02-2006

    and the other generate 2016-12-12 出版社

    Which one is recommended? Any good sample OPF file which we can refer? Thanks, Mayu

  • (EPUB 3 Accessibility forum) 2 weeks 1 day ago

    Hello Mayu,

    EPUB 3 metadata is somewhat similar to DAISY metadata for example:

    <dc:subject xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:d="http://www.daisy.org/ns/pipeline/data">A Short Manual for Disaster Management</dc:subject>

    Similarly you can find dtb:sourceDate in EPUB metadata.

    Thanks & Regards
    Rachana

  • (Pipeline 2 forum) 4 weeks 4 hours ago

    please restart your Windows machine so that any existing pipeline process is closed. then use dp2.exe (pipeline.bat). thanks!

  • (Pipeline 2 forum) 4 weeks 6 hours ago

    What happens when i run dp2.exe is that command prompt runs and then this message comes out:
    [DP2] Waiting for the WS to come up and nothing else happens.

    When i run dp2admin.exe command prompt opens and instantly closes.

  • (Pipeline 2 forum) 4 weeks 7 hours ago

    Hello, could you please clarify whether you are able to reproduce this error outside of Tobi, that is to say when attempting to run the Pipeline2 directly from its installation folder. Thank you. Regards, Daniel

  • (Obi forum) 1 month 1 week ago

    Hi Eric

    Both Obi and Tobi use the common backend, which supports audio editing in wav format. This is to enable audio processing in the future. Wav format can be handled in a better way for editing and processing. MP3 files are mainly used for distribution and not production. If your volunteers want to use MP3 file for transfer of projects, they can export into MP3 and proceed. I think that Fernando in France had worked with such distributed production systems with Obi. Changing the default audio editing format to MP3 is a major piece of work to take up. It will involve refactoring in the common backend.

    With regards
    Avneesh

  • (Obi forum) 1 month 1 week ago

    Hello, thanks for your reply

    May be you could add this option to import MP3 as MP3 (no WAV conversion) in your 'wish list' as a wish coming from us, the GIAA ? ;-)

    Let me explain you why: we were using only Plextalk to record and produce DTB and are now moving to OBI (we gave our first OBI education sessions for some of our 100
    french readers, the ones who record the books in June and July this year). Usually they record the book and DO NOT export to the DAISY format. The Export to the DAISY format is done in our
    association because in case there is a problem with the recording, we update the recording or pagination or whatever then at the end we export to the DAISY format.
    Using Plextalk with only MP3 for the voice recording, the size of all files (mp3, smil...) is about 150 to 200Mb for 90% of our DTB. Even exported with Plextalk the size of the
    DTB is the same (150 to 200Mb). That allows our readers, recording at home, to send us their recording engraving a CD and to post it by 'paper' mail. .
    Of course some of them use also USB key to deliver their book if they move to our office. Few of them use 'Dropbox' or 'we transfer' upload.
    Now we move to OBI.
    If we decide to keep telling our readers to send us their recording in OBI and not to export in DAISY, we need to explain them NOT to engrave a CD because very often with the
    WAV files in the DATA directory, the size of all OBI files is from far larger then 1Gb (so not possible to engrave). They would need to use USB key (but are reluctant to send it via mail).
    and with such huge amount of data, Dropbox,wetransfer is simply not possible. Our readers are very often 'old' persons (like me ;-) ) meaning over 60 years old and are not
    'expert' in computing science....we need to explain them 'easy' ways...
    If we decide to ask our readers to Export their OBI project in DAISY format and to send/bring us on a CD or an USB key, then we still need to check their recording. To do so, we need
    to Import the DAISY MP3 in OBI (take few minutes due to the WAV conversion), check and possibly update few things, then export again in DAISY format and in MP3 which take quite long
    too.
    We really need OBI to be able to handle MP3 audio file from Import to Export (no WAV) as an Option of course. If some other OBI users need WAV, nop. But it is quite strange for me
    to have an MP3 audio file of 1Mb to import it in OBI, so conversion in WAV files of 11 or 12 Mb (usually the ratio WAV/MP3 is about 11 to 12), then export it again in DAISY format
    so from 11 to 12Mb to 1Mb again (with probably loss of the MP3 'quality' of the origin).

    Possible ?

    Thanks for your support
    Bye