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The ULTIMATE GOP convention video thread (make CD's to hand out)

Posted on 09/03/2004 7:40:18 PM PDT by Grig

I'm going to give instructions here on how to capture the GOP convention video streams from the Fox News website. I'm also going to provide a playlist for them so you can just click on the one file and have them all play in order, with the ability to skip forward to the next talk.

The whole thing will fit on one CD. If you want, you can burn copies to hand out.

1. Go to www.xi-soft.com and download and install Net Transport (it's freeware)

2. Run Net Transport and click on the New Button (3rd button in the row of buttons below the menue bar).

3. In the dialog box that comes up, enter in the URL for 1 of the video files you want into the upper left field, then click OK. Repeat for all the video files you want to include. Note that further down on the left side you can set where the file will be saved on your hard drive.

Here are the URL's for all the convention video's there (except for the Bush twins)

mms://66.232.154.15/083004/rnc_hastert_083004_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/083004/rnc_silver_083004_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/083004/rnc_kerik_083004_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/083004/rnc_alsuwaij_083004_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/083004/rnc_mccain1_083004_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/083004/rnc_mccain2_083004_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/083004/rnc_rudy1_083004_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/083004/rnc_rudy2_083004_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/083104/rnc_dole_083104_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/083104/rnc_harold_083104_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/083104/rnc_brownback_083104_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/083104/rnc_frist_083104_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/083104/rnc_paige_083104_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/083104/rnc_arnold_083104_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/083104/rnc_laurabush_083104_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/090104/rnc_romney_090104_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/090104/rnc_reagan_090104_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/090104/rnc_miller_090104_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/090104/rnc_cheney1_090104_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/090104/rnc_cheney2_090104_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/090204/rnc_williams_090204_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/090204/rnc_franks_090204_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/090204/rnc_pataki_090204_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/090204/rnc_thompson_090204_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/090204/rnc_bush1_090204_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/090204/rnc_bush2_090204_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/090204/rnc_bush3_090204_300.wmv
mms://66.232.154.15/090204/rnc_bush4_090204_300.wmv

4. Open a new file in Word and past this code below into it:

[Asx version ="3.0"]
[Title]Republican Convention 2004[/Title]
[Entry]
[Title]Dennis Hastert[/Title]
[Author]30 Aug 2004[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_hastert_083004_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]Ron Silver[/Title]
[Author]30 Aug 2004[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_silver_083004_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]Bernard Kerik[/Title]
[Author]30 Aug 2004[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_kerik_083004_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]Zainab Al-Suwaij[/Title]
[Author]30 Aug 2004[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_alsuwaij_083004_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]John McCain[/Title]
[Author]30 Aug 2004 (1/2)[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_mccain1_083004_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]John McCain[/Title]
[Author]30 Aug 2004 (2/2)[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_mccain2_083004_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]Rudy Giuliani[/Title]
[Author]30 Aug 2004 (1/2)[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_rudy1_083004_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]Rudy Giuliani[/Title]
[Author]30 Aug 2004 (2/2)[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_rudy2_083004_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]Elizabeth Dole[/Title]
[Author]31 Aug 2004[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_dole_083104_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]Erika Harold[/Title]
[Author]31 Aug 2004[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_harold_083104_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]Sam Brownback[/Title]
[Author]31 Aug 2004[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_brownback_083104_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]Bill Frist[/Title]
[Author]31 Aug 2004[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_frist_083104_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]Rod Paige[/Title]
[Author]31 Aug 2004[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_paige_083104_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]Arnold Schwarzenegger[/Title]
[Author]31 Aug 2004[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_arnold_083104_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]Laura Bush[/Title]
[Author]31 Aug 2004[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_laurabush_083104_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]Mitt Romney[/Title]
[Author]1 Sept 2004[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_romney_090104_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]Reagan Tribute[/Title]
[Author]1 Sept 2004[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_reagan_090104_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]Zell Miller[/Title]
[Author]1 Sept 2004[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_miller_090104_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]Dick Cheney [/Title]
[Author]1 Sept 2004 (1/2)[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_cheney1_090104_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]Dick Cheney [/Title]
[Author]1 Sept 2004 (2/2)[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_cheney2_090104_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]Michael Williams[/Title]
[Author]2 Sept Aug 2004[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_williams_090204_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]Tommy Franks[/Title]
[Author]2 Sept Aug 2004[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_franks_090204_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]George Pataki[/Title]
[Author]2 Sept Aug 2004[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_pataki_090204_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]Bush Tribute[/Title]
[Author]2 Sept Aug 2004[/Author]
[Copyright]FOX News Network 2004[/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_thompson_090204_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]President George W. Bush[/Title]
[Author]2 Sept Aug 2004 (1/4)[/Author]
[Copyright][/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_bush1_090204_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]President George W. Bush[/Title]
[Author]2 Sept Aug 2004(2/4)[/Author]
[Copyright][/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_bush2_090204_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]President George W. Bush(3/4)[/Title]
[Author]2 Sept Aug 2004[/Author]
[Copyright][/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_bush3_090204_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[Entry]
[Title]President George W. Bush[/Title]
[Author]2 Sept Aug 2004(4/4)[/Author]
[Copyright][/Copyright]
[Ref href=".\vid\rnc_bush4_090204_300.wmv" /]
[/Entry]
[/Asx]

5. Use Search and Replace to convert every [ into a < and every ] into a >. Save it in text format with a name of GOP.ASX

6. In the directory where you saved the WMV and the ASX files, create a directory named 'vid'. Move all the WMV files to the new directory.

Now if you open the ASX file, Windows Media Player should play them in order. You can burn the ASX file and the vid directory to a CD-R, and if you want to get real fancy, put an autostart file on the CD-R too (no, I'm not going to go into that)

The playlist will work even if you didn't download all the video files. If you know what you are doing, you can include other video files too, like the Matthews vs. Miller interview.

CD-R's are cheap, and handing out copies of this could reach those who didn't watch it on TV.


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KEYWORDS: 229; bush; convention; conventionvideo; gop; video
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1 posted on 09/03/2004 7:40:20 PM PDT by Grig
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To: Grig

Please keep bumped


2 posted on 09/03/2004 7:40:58 PM PDT by Grig
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To: Grig

Bookmark for later


3 posted on 09/03/2004 7:43:08 PM PDT by jwalburg (Hatriots for Kerry)
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To: Grig

Good work, grig. Bumping for reference.


4 posted on 09/03/2004 7:44:18 PM PDT by mattdono (President Reagan, I think of your wisdom and tact often.)
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To: jwalburg

Bump


5 posted on 09/03/2004 7:44:51 PM PDT by Voltage
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To: mattdono

bump


6 posted on 09/03/2004 7:45:10 PM PDT by texhusker22
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...


7 posted on 09/03/2004 7:45:22 PM PDT by Coleus (Brooke Shields killed how many children? http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1178497/posts)
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Gee, all a Mac user has to do is click a button...


8 posted on 09/03/2004 7:46:08 PM PDT by oolatec
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To: Grig
If you copy the URLs for the videos, save them in a text file with the extension .lst, you can batch download them with Net Transport. No need to cut and paste individually.
9 posted on 09/03/2004 7:46:11 PM PDT by atomicpossum (If there are two Americas, John Edwards isn't qualified to lead either of them.)
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To: atomicpossum
Wonderful tutorial. Thank you.

LBT

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10 posted on 09/03/2004 7:47:53 PM PDT by LiberalBassTurds (Al Qaeda needs to know we are fluent in the "dialogue of bullets.")
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To: Grig

How do you make these into a DVD player readable format? Like VCD so people who don't have computers can watch?


11 posted on 09/03/2004 7:48:43 PM PDT by dila813
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To: Grig

Well, I don't understand all that yet, but I am sure going to give it a try.

Thank you so much for going to all this trouble.


12 posted on 09/03/2004 7:49:47 PM PDT by texasflower (How appropriate...... the pro-abortion party is the "D 'N' C")
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To: Grig
Please keep bumped

bump

13 posted on 09/03/2004 7:50:31 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Grig

Awesome job! Wow!


14 posted on 09/03/2004 7:52:57 PM PDT by JennysCool (Funny how militant environmentalists always ruin the lawn)
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To: Grig

Great work!!!


15 posted on 09/03/2004 7:53:23 PM PDT by Gunder
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To: Grig
Please keep bumped

bump

16 posted on 09/03/2004 7:53:28 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Grig

bump


17 posted on 09/03/2004 7:54:39 PM PDT by jokar (On line data base http://www.trackingthethreat.com/db/index.htm)
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To: Grig

I'll bet the Zell Miller one will get slap worn out.


18 posted on 09/03/2004 7:58:37 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my infrequent ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

19 posted on 09/03/2004 8:00:08 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Comrade Hillary - 6/28/04)
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To: Grig

Thank you.


20 posted on 09/03/2004 8:00:45 PM PDT by Talking_Mouse (Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just... Thomas Jefferson)
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