Category Archives: Audio Archive

Music Analysis Beginnings

As mentioned in our recent Building Music Libraries post, we are working with researchers at Columbia University and UPF in Barcelona to run their code on the music collection to help their research and to provide new analyses that could help with … Continue reading

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Create playlists with CratePlayer

I find great stuff on the Internet Archive all the time, and now I can use a tool called CratePlayer to create playlists from archive.org movie and audio files.  For example, I want to play a bunch of old Christmas … Continue reading

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Over 7,000 Free Audio Books: Librivox and its New Look!

In 2005, Hugh McGuire asked: “Can the net harness a bunch of volunteers to help bring books in the public domain to life through podcasting?” The answer is yes. Thanks to the help of many, LibriVox, the nonprofit organization he … Continue reading

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new video and audio player — video multiple qualities, related videos, and more!

Many of you have already noticed that since the New Year, we have migrated our new “beta” player to be the primary/default player, then to be the only player. We are excited about this new player! It features the very … Continue reading

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getting only certain formats in .zip files from items — new feature

Per some requests from our friends in the Live Music Archive community… You can get any archive.org item downloaded to your local machine as a .zip file (that we’ve been doing for 5+ years!) But whereas before it would be … Continue reading

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LibriVox Free Audiobook Project Receives Generous Mellon Support for Upgrade

LibriVox.org, the world’s largest producer of free public domain audiobooks, and the Internet Archive are pleased to announce a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, on the heels of a recent landmark achievement: 100 million downloads of the … Continue reading

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Archive-It Team Encourages Your Contributions To The “Occupy Movement” Collection

Since September 17th, 2011 when protesters descended on Wall Street, set up tents, and refused to move until their voices were heard, an impassioned plea for economic and social equality has manifested itself in similar protests and demonstrations around the … Continue reading

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new audio/video player — safari/IE improvements

below the current audio/video player on archive.org you have probably seen by now the link: Would you like to try our new audio/video player? (beta!) We had some known problems in this beta rollout that affected audio MP3 playback. Specifically, on … Continue reading

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Jules Verne

A colleague here at Internet Archive suggested that I post on the birthday of the French author Jules Verne.  He wrote about space, air and underwater travel before practical means of those types of travel had been invented. He is … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day I found a number of items of interest. I’ve included some descriptions written by the uploaders. “I Have A Dream” speech from August 28, 1963 Often referred to as one of the greatest … Continue reading

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Over 1 Million Digital Books Now Available Free to the Print-Disabled

Associated Press Story The books on our Open Library site. Press release: More than doubling the number of books available to print disabled people of all ages, today the Internet Archive launched a new service that brings free access to … Continue reading

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New Support for HTML5 audio tag!

We just rolled out the tag support option for our audio files (which is similar to our tag support that we have had as an option for a bit). So patrons can now opt to not use our flash plugin … Continue reading

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October 1962…Camelot in Crisis

Being a fan of MadMen and also being old enough to have experienced “duck and cover”, these recordings are just a revelation: http://www.archive.org/details/dictabelt_cassette_a http://www.archive.org/details/dictabelt_cassette_b There’s the Mississippi University Crisis and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Hey, there’s Bobby Kennedy, then the … Continue reading

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An Old-fashioned Book Drive! Please help make the Open Library Book collection even bigger.

From Open Library: The Internet Archive has been scanning books for some years now, and we’re always looking for more. In addition to 1,000,000+ eBooks available to anyone available through Open Library, we’ve announced the release of modern books for … Continue reading

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St. Patrick's Day at the Archive

Let’s see what we’ve got for St. Patrick’s Day on the servers….. Newsreel of the huge parade in New York City in 1939 (with some other interesting news of the day). A tune featuring bagpipe and fiddle A breathtaking image … Continue reading

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Internet Archive Free Music widget is back

After a brief hiatus the Internet Archive Free Music widget is back. Below is an image that is linked to widgetbox.com where you can get it. It has a continuous RSS feed of new live music as it arrives. And … Continue reading

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Economic Crisis and the President's Response

On today’s date in 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the first of his radio “fireside chats,” telling Americans what was being done to deal with the nation’s economic crisis. Searching the Internet archive I found an audio file in … Continue reading

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Alice In Wonderland…a look back

Twas Brillig! With a yet another new version of Alice In Wonderland being released today in a theater near you, I thought I’d take a look back in the Internet Archive to see what we have. Here is the first … Continue reading

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Superbowl and New Orleans

OK, I confess I was more interested in seeing if Pete Townshend would do some windmill leaps and trash his guitar at the end of their halftime show. Still I thought I’d check up on some stuff about New Orleans … Continue reading

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Unemployment Rate Jitters

With the unemployment rate so high, cafes here in San Francisco are extra busy with folks killing time, camping out at the tables nursing their one cup of coffee while online. Here’s a good old one for them to check … Continue reading

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