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Converting MP3 to DAISY with Converter Plus

This page is the instructions for how to use Converter Plus (formally NAC). As this is an ongoing project, this page is subject to updates as we improve the application and workflow.

The purpose of Converter Plus is to perform a rapid DAISY conversion, requiring as little human intervention as possible. Moreover, all required interaction takes place in one simple phase, so operators need not return to the computer to complete a conversion. The interface is clean and simple, so is entirely accessible to screen readers. Independent of any particular device or platform, a conversion can be requested from virtually any web-capable device anywhere in the world. Finally, because the original audio files are not modified, the quality of the input tracks is not affected by a conversion.

The following are some links on general information:

Getting Started

Tickets for DAISY Audio conversion can be found in the Production queue in RT. These tickets begin with the title MP3 to DAISY. When you have completed a title, pass back the ticket the same way you would in your eText workflow. See Taking Tickets for more information.

Now to dive into using Converter Plus!

First, you will need to navigate to the Converter in your web browser.

  1. Enter the username Your First Name
  2. Select Login

You are now in your profile for Converter plus. On this page, you can choose to either Add a Book or open a current project in the dropdown menu labeled Project. For how to add a book go to Adding a New Book

Go to Converter Plus Workflow Checklist to find an ordered list of most of the tasks for converting an MP3 to DAISY Audio
For Production Assistants, instructions on where to find your files will be in the RT ticket.

After You Uploaded a Book: Project Page

Now that you have your book uploaded you can start making any necessary changes.

You should now be on the project page that displays the file name at the top of the page with the phrase is now open

Below you will find a list of options under What would you like to do?

    • This is where you build the DAISY structure for the Audiobook
    • Upon request, we can add additional tags to titles for a richer reading experience.
    • After you complete every project, you need to export the title and then pass it to Quality Assurance.
    • This option appears after you export. Multiple versions of a project can be downloaded.
    • Only appears after you export the project. We pass all titles to QA to go through Quality Assurance. This ensures any mistakes are caught and revised before publication
    • Use this feature for any file issues or questions specific to that project.
    • You have the option to change setting on a project, but will rarely need to do so.
    • You can remove a project from your profile, but only do so upon request. Remove the Project deletes it from the server.

Quality Assurance Workflow

Each title needs to go through a quality assurance check before it can be downloaded and published. This section is for any staff assigned to QA.

public/nnels/mp3todaisy.txt · Last modified: 2022/11/17 10:37 by rachel.osolen