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Using some of your media
Hello! I liked your video "Red-winged-blackbird-mvnwr-alarm" and included it in my creative commons video https://vimeo.com/45003210. Just thought I'd let you know. ----
Duplicates and other files...
Unfortunately, some of them are not strict duplicates, as I filtered the noise on 2 or 3 of them. I was about to check my uploads this evening and compare one by one but it may take some time, as I will have to replace the links on the wikipedias on which I have included them. Once it is done, I will ask for the speedy deletion of the duplicates. Litlok (talk) 14:37, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
- Ah, I hadn't noticed that some of these were edited. Probably not a bad idea in some cases. (Come to think of it, it also might make sense to crop some of them to shorter lengths -- some of my recordings are longer than is ideal for a wikipedia page. Generally you just want a relatively short representative sample on a wikipedia page). In any case, I'm glad to hear that you're already aware of this. It's too bad you didn't notice them before you put all of the work into uploading them. Jnthnjng (talk) 14:49, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
- I hadn't realized you were the person I wanted to thank such a lot for your amazing work and for sharing it (but on xeno-canto, as far as I could tell, you cannot contact anyone unless you create a user account...). In fact, I am a member of the french association Wikimédia France, and, amongst my numerous projects (!), I would like to improve the "sound coverage" of Wikipedia articles, especially for birds. At first, I wanted to have an idea of what was already available on commons and with a compatible license on the Web, and a friend of mine told me to have a look at xeno-canto. I discovered this treasure and began to upload files. One day later, I discovered Fæ's project.
- Although I know one thing or two in data analysis (hence the fact that I felt quite comfortable with noise filtering), I am not a specialist of birds and I didn't want to more alter the files by removing meaningful parts by ignorance.
- On the medium term, I may have the opportunity to make the association buy a sound recorder and assist local ornithologic associations in recording sounds of birds and uploading them on Commons.
- Would you know anybody in France who would be interested in such a project? or somebody we could contact who would be willing to put his work under a free license compatible with the CC-By-SA?
- Thank you! Litlok (talk) 15:19, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
- Ah, thanks for the kind words. Indeed, you do need to register on xeno-canto in order to contact a recordist. An unfortunate necessity to reduce spam. By the way, there has been an increase in contributions from France (on xeno-canto) since we recently added a French translation of the site. Unfortunately, not many people are sharing their work under BY-SA yet. I have some ideas for subtly trying to encourage more BY-SA material on xeno-canto, but nothing concrete yet. I'm afraid I don't really know anybody from France to recommend to you for your project, but if you do find somebody, you're welcome to share the material on xeno-canto as well ;) Jnthnjng (talk) 16:36, 9 August 2013 (UTC)