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iTunes 9/11 and the DNC
July 30, 2004 9:18 AM   Subscribe

iTunes (and Audible) make the 9-11 Comission and speeches from the Democratic National Convention available for free downloads. Thought this was cool. Couldn't find a previous post about this, so pardon if a double post.
posted by rathikd (12 comments total)

 
This is very cool. Thanks.
posted by troutfishing at 9:38 AM on July 30, 2004


is the RIAA OK with this?
posted by matteo at 9:42 AM on July 30, 2004


A link to Apple's web site isn't as helpful as links to the actual recordings. I don't think many would download iTunes if they didn't have it already, just to hear the recordings.

The convention speeches are here. Two separate files.

The executive summary of the 9/11 Commission Report is here.
posted by emelenjr at 9:49 AM on July 30, 2004


Why would the RIAA care?

It is from Audible via C-SPAN Audio.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 1:31 PM on July 30, 2004


The convention speeches are also here, on the convention website, in non-DRMed MP3 format. Plus you only have to download the ones you want instead of the whole night's worth.
posted by smackfu at 1:49 PM on July 30, 2004


I think matteo was being sarcastic.

This is cool though and I will look forward to downloading the speeches tonight.

By the way, I'm glad someone linked to the actual download sites as there's nothing at iTunes that points the way so, a good SPP and a meager FPP.

But good info to have nonetheless.
posted by fenriq at 2:02 PM on July 30, 2004


A link to Apple's web site isn't as helpful as links to the actual recordings. I don't think many would download iTunes if they didn't have it already, just to hear the recordings.

D'oh. I'm clever enough to figure that out. Someday...
posted by rathikd at 2:56 PM on July 30, 2004


The mp3's from the convention's page have some distortions. Aside from that, they are 128kbs – better than iTunes's 32kbs.
posted by bitpart at 3:31 PM on July 30, 2004


No way for somebody in Canada to access the iTunes Music Store yet, is there?
posted by MiG at 4:02 PM on July 30, 2004


MiG, sure there is, move to the US.
posted by fenriq at 6:48 PM on July 30, 2004


Not sure if you know about this, rathikd, but Control-clicking (OK, right-clicking) on links inside the store will bring a up a contextual menu with an option to save the link to the clipboard. Also, you can drag links into text fields like e-mail messages and MeFi posting fields and such. Might be a Mac-only trick, though.

I didn't know the audiobook files in the iTunes store were lower quality. Huh.
posted by emelenjr at 7:22 PM on July 30, 2004


Every time I try to download these files from iTMS i get:

"There was an error downloading your purchased music. An unknown error occured (-50)."

Lame. Thanks for the alt link, smackfu.
posted by kjh at 4:25 PM on July 31, 2004


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