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I recorded the live feed of the BYU Alternative Commencement that so many of us here at DailyKos.com helped make possible with donations.  If you would like a copy of the audio file of what I thought was a really great event (including a great speech by Ralph Nader), I posted the file up (with coordinator Joe Vogel's permission) at a file sharing site where anyone can download.

Details available below the fold:

I am just going to post the email I sent to BYU event coordinator Joe Vogel (He's the gentleman that introduced Ralph Nader) so that everyone has instructions.

OK, though I was not able to email the file directly to you,  I was able to post the file to a free file sharing website where anyone who wants the audio file can download it. (NOTE: If any of the following instructions is confusing to you, just get anyone who knows computers to read it.  It will be a piece of cake for them.  You can also call me or email me if you need help.) I also zipped the file so that it is now smaller for a quicker download.  The file in zipped format is about 250 MB instead of 333 MB.  Anyone can download the file for free at the following link:

http://www.sharebigfile.com/...

which you should be able to get to by clicking here.

When people  go to that free website and go to that address, they will see a number in a small box on the bottom left.  They just need to type that number into the box to the right of it and hit the "Submit" button.  Then, they wait 15 seconds and then hit the green "Download" button and their file download will start.  On my cable modem, it only took about 6 minutes to download.

After downloading the file, they will have a zip file.  Most Macintosh users will have stuffit expander that they can use to unzip the file  (if they don't they can get find a free version by going to www.apple.com and doing a search on "Stuffit" [added note: Mac users just click here to get Stuffit]).  Windows users who do not have a an unzip program can get a free trial evaluation version of winzip at www.winzip.com.

The file should play on any Macintosh or Windows Computer that has the latest version of the free quicktime software available at www.quicktime.com.  In addition, the file should play on any computer that has itunes with Quicktime built in.

Just find someone (or some place on campus) with a fast connection and download the file.  After you download it, have someone burn a few copies to CD so you have some to pass out to people, if you so desire.  The sound quality is decent, so listening can be quite enjoyable.

Thanks to everyone for doing this.  Together, we are changing America, by working together.  Congratulations to all the graduates.  You are off to a beautiful start.

My Real Name [Deleted Here]

If anyone has any questions or problems, please feel free to post them here.

Thanks,
Steven Joseph :)

Update: dbsf was kind enough to create 2 new files from my file, one is the  same as mine, except much smaller and in mono instead of stereo, the second one is just the Ralph Nader speech and it is in mono (and therefore not that big) also.

Please go to this link if you want the smaller files.

Thank you very much dbsf!

Steven Joseph :)

Originally posted to StevenJoseph on Sat Apr 28, 2007 at 07:39 AM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (15+ / 0-)

    I'm a GOBLIN: Generously Offering Bagles Like It's Nirvana. :)

    by StevenJoseph on Sat Apr 28, 2007 at 07:32:43 AM PDT

  •  There will be a link from Teacher's Lounge... (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    StevenJoseph, JuliaAnn

    ...in about an hour.

    Robyn

    Teacher's Lounge opens every Saturday between 11 am and noon. It's not just for teachers.

    by rserven on Sat Apr 28, 2007 at 07:46:14 AM PDT

  •  No time today but (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    StevenJoseph

    let me know when someone transcribes excerpts from it.

    I've got house guests coming in, so it's time for me to start cleaning..

    •  When you have time... (0+ / 0-)

      If you go to the liveblog that was done while the event was going on at this address:

      http://www.dailykos.com/...

      then look for the comments by AmericanRiverCanyon, you will see that he was furiously trying to write down as much as possible while it was the live feed was going on.  You can use the notes he took to get the general idea of the event, when you have time.  Also, the event is something you can listen to while cleaning up, so feel free to start the download, then play it while you tidy up. :)

      Steven Joseph :)

      I'm a GOBLIN: Generously Offering Bagles Like It's Nirvana. :)

      by StevenJoseph on Sat Apr 28, 2007 at 08:12:57 AM PDT

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  •  hmmm (1+ / 0-)
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    StevenJoseph

    There's no way this file should be that size. I'm downloading it now, and if possible I'll resample it to a different compression to see if I can make it smaller, or at the least, parse it into sections that people can download according to whom they want to hear.

    david/sf

    •  Great (0+ / 0-)

      I was hoping that someone would make it smaller.

      I used WireTap Pro to record it, and it created that huge file.  I think part of the reason it is so big is that it is in the AIFF/AIFC format.  I am sure if it were in mp3 format it would be MUCH smaller.  I do not know how to make it smaller, but I am sure that others, including yourself, can do it. :)

      Thanks,

      Steven Joseph :)

      I'm a GOBLIN: Generously Offering Bagles Like It's Nirvana. :)

      by StevenJoseph on Sat Apr 28, 2007 at 08:46:34 AM PDT

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      •  hey, what's your email? (0+ / 0-)

        The one listed in your Kos page is inaccurate, or at least my mail program doesn't recognize it as useable.
        Here's the text of what I am sending:

        Hi there.
        I've resampled the file and am uploading it to my server on my .Mac account. You can get it in about 1/2 hour after it's finished uploading.
        It will be here:

        http://homepage.mac.com/...

        It's in mono rather than stereo, and has been resampled at 22Mhz instead of 44 Mhz, and compressed 1:4 so it doesn't need to be zipped.

        Let me know you were able to get it.

        thanks for taking the time to record it!

        david

        •  email address (0+ / 0-)

          You can email me at the following email address:

          teamramrodcola@yahoo.com

          (It is a reference to the movie Super Troopers. I needed an email address that had no association with me whatsoever. :)  )

          You could also get a free account at that www.sharebigfile.com  site like I did and post stuff there.  How big is the file you are sending?

          Steven Joseph :)

          I'm a GOBLIN: Generously Offering Bagles Like It's Nirvana. :)

          by StevenJoseph on Sat Apr 28, 2007 at 02:30:53 PM PDT

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  •  Give us some details about the event. (3+ / 0-)
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    alyosha, StevenJoseph, cfk

    How many students attended?  Faculty?  Any local news coverage?

  •  Thanks for doing this! Rec'd. nt. (0+ / 0-)

    Don't fear the Tux. Use Ubuntu

    by fareast on Sat Apr 28, 2007 at 09:02:15 AM PDT

  •  Steve.... (2+ / 0-)
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    StevenJoseph, buddabelly

    Hi there.
    I've resampled the file and am uploading it to my server on my .Mac account. You can get it in about 1/2 hour after it's finished uploading.
    It will be here:

    http://homepage.mac.com/...

    It's in mono rather than stereo, and has been resampled at 22Mhz instead of 44 Mhz, and compressed 1:4 so it doesn't need to be zipped.

    Let me know you were able to get it. To avoid too much trafic to my site I'll be taking it down in about 2 hours

    thanks for taking the time to record it!

    david

  •  Ralph Nader (3+ / 0-)
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    StevenJoseph, JuliaAnn, cfk

    Just exerpted his speech from the entire commencement ceremony. It's about an hour long, 39MB. Should be up in 15 minutes.
    http://homepage.mac.com/...

    david/sf

  •  Well... (0+ / 0-)

    I just clicked on the link, the purplish pink down arrows, for both the BYU Ceremony and I was not able to download either.  It could just be a problem with my mac mini, however.  When you get a chance, see if you can download either of them.

    I did test my original BIG file that I linked to in the diary by downloading it, unzipping it and testing it, and it ran fine, so at least we know the original still works. :)

    Thanks,

    Steven Joseph :)

    I'm a GOBLIN: Generously Offering Bagles Like It's Nirvana. :)

    by StevenJoseph on Sat Apr 28, 2007 at 12:16:46 PM PDT

    •  Downloads fine here (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      StevenJoseph

      And at the neighbor's house, on their PC. Not sure what the problem is.
      If you're on a Mac you can do the following:

      On the Desktop, in the Finder menu at the top of the screen, click 'Go/iDisk/Other people's Public folder...
      and type in   dbsf  < all letters, all lower case

      The Public folder will appear on your desktop as a volume, just liek a hard drive. Simply drag and drop

      david

      •  Glad downloads worked for you. (0+ / 0-)

        I tried what you suggested, using the GO/Idisk/Other User's Public Folder...  method and it worked GREAT.  I did not know you could do that. How large a file can you put there?

        Thanks again for your help. :)

        Steven Joseph :)

        I'm a GOBLIN: Generously Offering Bagles Like It's Nirvana. :)

        by StevenJoseph on Sun Apr 29, 2007 at 06:34:34 AM PDT

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