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Josh Wolf: Watch the Unedited Video
by full circle
Tuesday Apr 3rd, 2007 1:36 PM
Today, Josh Wolf released the complete unedited version of his July 8th, 2005 video to the public (originally published in edited form on Indybay at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2005/07/09/17517591.php).

Federal authorities used their "need" for the video as the pretext for holding him in jail for 226 days, the longest a US journalist has ever served for refusing to submit to a Grand Jury subpoena. You can follow much of Josh Wolf's story tracing backwards from http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/04/03/18388445.php.

Without further ado, here are Josh's comments on the release of his video and the video itself below that:

April 3rd, 2007

Watch the Unedited Video
Posted by Insurgent

During the course of this saga I have repeatedly offered to allow a judge to be the arbiter over whether or not my video material has any evidentiary value. Today, you the public have the opportunity to be the judge and I am confident you will see, as I do, that there is nothing of value in this unpublished footage.

http://www.joshwolf.net/blog/?p=324
§Uploaded to Indybay
by encode Tuesday Apr 3rd, 2007 3:05 PM

Here is Josh Wolf's unedited video which he published today on his blog. The file size has been reduced from 96.2 MB down to 44.7 MB. The format is MPEG 4 Movie (.mp4)
Dimensions: 320 x 240
Codecs: MPEG-4 Video, AAC
Channel count: 2
Duration: 20'19

You do not need quicktime to play the file. You can play it on a PC by downloading a free player such as VLC.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.html

I am glad you will be released from jail.

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by anarquista1
Tuesday Apr 3rd, 2007 7:00 PM

Great! Now we're reliving the whole protest with this footage. It's almost like a "where are they now?" piece. When's the next AA meeting? It's the year 2007, same old shit. Time for some action, holler!

Could someone turn the file format into an .mpg or such? What is the .mp4? Couldn't play it in the standard Windows video player. I'm one of those Windows users who had to go download Quicktime off the Apple website just now.
by auweia
Wednesday Apr 4th, 2007 2:29 PM
Hey, I hope this helps, I downloaded thr MP4 from here and converted it to AVI container, slipt it in 2 and uploaded it on youtube here > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yI5SnH6-20

and here > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGsZYpp6keY

and also on my blog > http://www.bluoz.com/blog/index.php?/archives/75-Josh-Wolf-video,-unedited.html


also, if it makes it easier I could upload the AVI, but both should work with VLC player, altho avi is a bit easier for other players
by been there
Wednesday Apr 4th, 2007 4:52 PM
tried to post it yesterday, but they rejected it and I'm not sure why

Rejected (Terms of Use violation)
by auweia
Wednesday Apr 4th, 2007 5:28 PM
hmmm..well, I don't know why they would pull it either, but it's still up there now...I'll keep checking tho to see if they pull it...Seems to me it's more embarrassing for the cops than anything else, so it's ironic they were pushing so hard for it.

I just changed the container on it, but it's the same thing..If they pull it, I can easily uploaded here for an alternative to the mp4, if nothing else
by auweia
Wednesday Apr 4th, 2007 5:35 PM
I think that might have been rejected because it was .mp4...They're close, but not quite. .mp4 is not included in the list for conversion to flash, but AVI is.

in any case, people can convert this on their own by using > MP4Cam2AVI_v2.51

you can download that at > http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=123082

and it turned out to be XviD, altho the bitrate was a little low at 300 kb/s, but it's still fine


I've never used .mp4 for myself, I guess that's MAC related, so I don't know how many tools there are for that, but there's lots of tools for AVI....lots and lots :)