160 thoughts on “Straight Talk From Occupy News Network

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  • Michael Stephenson

    Occupy News Network has no non flash-player downloads for the interview?
    What kind of anti-capitalist collective doesn’t offer an ogg download?

  • Jon

    @Michael Stephenson – I am sure they’d appreciate your converting and uploading it 🙂

  • Jon

    Hi all: I’ve added a video player, seems to work for me. If you “full screen” it using the icon in the bottom right-hand corner, you’ll get an HD version. Let me know if there are any playing problems with it.

    (If it skips/buffers a lot then it might be putting a lot of load on the Occupy server, in which I’ll try uploading a copy to YouTube or something).

  • thatcrab

    The video file might be too heavy to stream. It shows as 1.4 GBytes here and will take 3 hours to download.

  • bert

    A point about Wikileaks…

    This morning I read the Guardian’s trumpeting about the ‘Palestine Papers’ – documents leaked to Wikileaks in what the newspapers calls the “biggest leak of confidential documents in the history of the Middle East conflict</em", and first released by Wikileaks to Al Jazeerah.

    Sounds great!

    The docs apparently include material on "The central role of British intelligence in drawing up a secret plan to crush Hamas in the Palestinian territories.“.

    That’s interesting, I thought, I’ll go to the Wikileaks website and have a look at what the documents say. Not commentary by Al Jazeerah or the Guardian, but the actual documents themselves.

    Many of the 1,600 leaked documents – drawn up by PA officials and lawyers working for the British-funded PLO negotiations support unit and include extensive verbatim transcripts of private meetings – have been independently authenticated by the Guardian and corroborated by former participants in the talks and intelligence and diplomatic sources.

    So MI6 say they’re the docs are the real thing. Thanks MI6! And the documents I’m interested in are about MI6 too. So where can I get them?

    Does the Wikileaks website really have no search facility that will allow me to find these documents, or has it got one and I’m missing it?

    The page here doesn’t seem to be very helpful!

  • thatcrab

    It is streaming at 130 KB/s from occupynewsnetwork, but the videos bitrate is 6 times that.

  • Jon

    @Thatcrab, yeah.

    Anyone know how to rescale the video? I may try doing it tonight with VideoLAN, but I am no expert. 640px wide would be more than fine.

  • thatcrab

    I have repeatedly failed with attempts to re-encode video, especially using videolan which requires most precise setup and plenty of time/cpu. Might be an option to put it on youtube, and download and reuse their transcode.

  • Mary

    Meanwhile. When two Russian Jewish oligarchs fall out.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/9509975/Abramovich-wins-biggest-private-court-case-in-history.html

    Two crooks who stole the Russian people’s assets.

    A ‘legal expert’ on The World At One estimates the current legal costs to be circa £150m and if Berezovsky goes to the Court of Appeal and then to the Supreme Court, as it is thought he will, they could reach £250m. The legal parasites always win.

    With these figures in mind, who has been funding Julian Assange through the courts or has the legal work been pro bono?

  • Jon

    @thatcrab – I am getting 600KB/sec on a good ADSL connection. Nevertheless I am nearly finished downloading it, and will see if it can be put on YouTube or Vimeo.

  • Jon

    Michael – nah, think it’s just a bandwidth issue. It really is tricky to serve HD content properly. I think you need specialised web servers and a CDN, all of which is very expensive.

  • Steve Cook

    I’m trying to scrape the video off this blog but the program I use called “downloadhelper” is not doing it. Most unusual as it can usually download any video that can play on a page.

    Does anyone know the link to the original so I can try and scrape it from there? Once I’ve done that, I can upload it to You tube and then link to every Social media I can.

  • Harriet

    Maybe it would have been better if Wikileaks, rather than promoting the idea of honest journalism (gimme a break), published all the leaked documents themselves.

    They could have said to hell with the Guardian, the New York Times, and Al Jazeerah. Not cooperated with them at all.

  • Steve Cook

    “@Harriet

    Maybe it would have been better if Wikileaks, rather than promoting the idea of honest journalism (gimme a break), published all the leaked documents themselves.

    They could have said to hell with the Guardian, the New York Times, and Al Jazeerah. Not cooperated with them at all…..”

    I think the reason they did that was because they believed that the US would not just have to target them but would have to target all the newspapers involved aswell.

    It was a mistaken belief.

  • Steve Cook

    Got a link to the interview vid. Downloading it now. Will upload to You Tube as soon as I have downloaded it. Will post a link to the You Tube version of the vid at that point.

    Probably about an hour away.

  • Steve Cook

    Ok, now I’m getting frustrated.

    The video won’t play past the first few second from this blog. Also, when I attempted to download it from the server it is on, it crashed about 20 mins in. It has done this twice now. Anyone got any ideas?

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