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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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To: Grig

I did it with Zell Miller's speech. It worked perfectly on the first try. Fantastic.


101 posted on 09/05/2004 10:26:50 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: dila813

Even easier: Get a DVD player that plays WMV.


102 posted on 09/05/2004 10:29:51 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Grig

Download

This program is Shareware, please buy it.

Net Transport v1.92 (2,129,838 bytes)
Net Transport v1.92 (2,129,838 bytes) with English help file (HTML). Please use single thread to download, please.
Net Transport v1.92 (2,129,838 bytes) with English help file (HTML). Please use single thread to download, please.
Recommend: only updates package 1.92 Site Main, site 1, site 2 (464,705 bytes), every thing from last version, please read ReadMe in it firstly.
Language files
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

DOES NOT LOOK FREE TO ME??


103 posted on 09/05/2004 12:04:23 PM PDT by CHICAGOFARMER (Concealed Carry)
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To: Grig

All links posted. I'm using Streambox-VCR which takes all forms of streaming/non-streaming protocols including mms and I'm keep getting no file found msg.


104 posted on 09/05/2004 12:55:45 PM PDT by clairenj
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To: clairenj

"All links posted. I'm using Streambox-VCR which takes all forms of streaming/non-streaming protocols including mms and I'm keep getting no file found msg."

Then the problem is Streambox.


105 posted on 09/05/2004 2:15:24 PM PDT by Grig
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To: Arthur McGowan

I downloaded with Flash get and it worked beautifully.

It worked perfectly on the first try. Fantastic.

You have done a wounderful job. Thanks.

Keep posting this weekly to the freepr.

We need to spread it.


106 posted on 09/05/2004 3:47:25 PM PDT by CHICAGOFARMER (Concealed Carry)
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To: Arthur McGowan; Grig

I've downloaded all the speeches except GWB's. But I'm having trouble understanding what you mean by creating the new directory named "vid" and how to move the files to it. Any further thoughts for such a GWB/AS/ZM/RC/RG fan who is slower on these things than I would like to be?


107 posted on 09/05/2004 4:47:28 PM PDT by n-tres-ted (Remember November!)
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To: n-tres-ted

diretory=folder

Create a new folder named vid and drag and drop the WMV files into it. The playlist expects the video files to be there.


108 posted on 09/05/2004 4:59:12 PM PDT by Grig
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To: Grig

Thanks a lot, Grig. I'm onto it, but will have to break for dinner soon. Looking forward to having the CD. My memory is already overloaded with the speech data.


109 posted on 09/05/2004 5:05:03 PM PDT by n-tres-ted (Remember November!)
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To: All
Better copy of the Bush intro video here.
110 posted on 09/05/2004 6:24:04 PM PDT by Grig
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To: RoseofTexas

for later. Thanks.


111 posted on 09/05/2004 6:29:51 PM PDT by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (One moment please, I need to go to the toilette to take a "Kerry")
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To: RoseofTexas
Bump for reference.
112 posted on 09/05/2004 6:33:13 PM PDT by Aracelis
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To: RoseofTexas
Bush intro movie
113 posted on 09/05/2004 6:33:55 PM PDT by FesterUSMC
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To: Boss_Jim_Gettys

Call Steele's office in Annapolis. I'll bet they can steer you to a copy.


114 posted on 09/05/2004 6:52:34 PM PDT by lancer (If you are not with us, you are against us!)
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To: Grig

bump for later


115 posted on 09/05/2004 7:55:29 PM PDT by sdkhaki
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To: mattdono
I can't get those links to work.

And the other copies that I got with that Chinese doohickey don't have any sound.

116 posted on 09/05/2004 8:56:31 PM PDT by perfect stranger
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To: lancer
Lancer,

Thanks for the reply. I will call Steele's office this week. I checked the MD Lt. Gov. website and did not see it posted there. Hopefully thet can put it there for us.

117 posted on 09/06/2004 6:45:56 AM PDT by Boss_Jim_Gettys (Bush/Cheney, the Official Candidates of the 2004 Olympic Summer Games)
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To: Grig

Thanks so much for this info, Grig!


118 posted on 09/06/2004 9:08:25 AM 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: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
ping!

Updated info in #74.

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

119 posted on 09/06/2004 9:09:31 AM 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

DANG! You're GOOD!

Bookmarking


120 posted on 09/06/2004 9:10:39 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">Hatriotism)
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To: Grig

I still have no playlist that will work (I get a Windows Media Player sign that says "could not play any media in the playlist"), and I still have no sound.


121 posted on 09/06/2004 9:44:38 AM PDT by n-tres-ted (Remember November!)
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To: n-tres-ted

Find a local computer geek to check it out for you then. The problem is not with the files or the instructions.


122 posted on 09/06/2004 10:06:41 AM PDT by Grig
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To: Grig

Wonderful work, Grig!

Bookmarking post 74.


123 posted on 09/07/2004 12:48:43 AM PDT by TheSarce
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To: Grig

Great Idea and Thanks....a lot quicker than copying VHS tapes.


124 posted on 09/07/2004 1:15:22 AM PDT by TheLion
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To: Boss_Jim_Gettys
Hey, Boss, check this out: it'll take you to a C-Span video of Mr. Steele's speech. Just click on his name once you get to the site. Enjoy! click
125 posted on 09/07/2004 5:40:20 PM PDT by lancer (If you are not with us, you are against us!)
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To: lancer

Thanks Lancer.


126 posted on 09/08/2004 3:18:18 AM PDT by Boss_Jim_Gettys (Bush/Cheney, the Official Candidates of the 2004 Olympic Summer Games)
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To: Boss_Jim_Gettys

Bump fantastic!


127 posted on 09/08/2004 5:18:08 PM PDT by GRRRRR ( Love America? Vote GOP...early and often...)
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To: Grig

indexed for later! Thanks!


128 posted on 09/08/2004 6:01:13 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Grig
Will anyone who actually tries this please post comments?
Impossible?
Difficult?
OK?
Easy?
Very easy?
Piece of cake?
129 posted on 09/08/2004 6:11:45 PM PDT by Publius6961 (I don't do diplomacy either)
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To: oolatec

I wish I could just click a button and...


130 posted on 09/08/2004 6:12:27 PM PDT by Publius6961 (I don't do diplomacy either)
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To: Publius6961

BUMP


131 posted on 09/08/2004 6:17:14 PM PDT by Publius6961 (I don't do diplomacy either)
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To: Grig

Bump for later reference.


132 posted on 09/08/2004 7:04:41 PM PDT by Cloud William (The Second Amendment is the Statute of Liberty! - Col. Jeff Cooper)
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To: Blue Highway

ping


133 posted on 09/09/2004 6:34:42 PM PDT by perfect stranger (Won't get fooled again.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Try using the videos from GOPCONVENTION.COM, I just pick the video clip I want to see and right-click -> Properties to get the url, select, copy, and hand it over to that nifty NetTransport to handle. The video/audio is better than FOX and is more "generic".

I never knew about NetTransport though ... it is very cool!

Brian


134 posted on 09/10/2004 12:55:27 PM PDT by bkeahl
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To: bkeahl

THANKS!!! I'll do that at home. Somehow, downloading it to your boss's computer doesn't seem right.

Ha!


135 posted on 09/10/2004 1:58:28 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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To: Grig

I was digging in the archives at FreeRepublic and came across this posting.

Do you have any CD-R’s of the 2004 GOP Convention?

If so, I’d like to arrange getting a copy.

Thank you so much for any help you can give me.

Sincerely, therobb7


136 posted on 07/04/2007 6:45:13 AM PDT by TheRobb7 (The welfare state needs a new customer base--ILLEGAL aliens!)
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