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20071204

The Count of Monte Cristo

Filed under: Yippee!! — abbe @ 1824

For the fans of Alexandre Dumas, there is a good news. LibriVox has released an audiobook of The Count of Monte Cristo. Its available in MP3 , and Ogg Vorbis over HTTP and FTP. I wish if it is also available in Speex. I tried encoding one Ogg Vorbis file in Speex, and output is good. A 11 MiB Vorbis audio got reduced to 7.5 MiB Speex audio, with no tweaks, simply oggdec -o - input.ogg |speexenc - output.spx. Anyways, thanks to Raj Shekhar for making me aware of this in his blog post. Its under public domain, so if anyone sitting on fat pipe can publish a torrent and seed that, it will be cool :). I think Internet Archive (where this audiobook is hosted) should offer Bittorrent also. I’ve downloaded around 75 Oggs, and still downloading. Anyways, thanks to volunteers at LibriVox :).

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