Re: I Need Electronic Voting Video Clips

From: Jim March <jmarch_at_prodigy_dot_net>
Date: Sun Jul 23 2006 - 02:17:13 CDT

Kathy Dopp wrote:

>I am giving a one-hour talk at the Green Party Convention in a few
>days on electronic voting and ensuring vote count accuracy and I would
>like to include some video clips in my PPT presentation.
>
>I am not at all technically inclined when it comes to video.
>
>I would greatly appreciate it if any of you have some good electronic
>voting or election integrity video if you would attach it to me in
>email. I use a windows PC.
>
>Thank you very much.
>
>

Oh have I got what YOU need.

15 minutes long, it's a complete walk-through of a Diebold central
tabulator hack session. With voiceover commentary.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7262269533321066760&q=diebold

Two issues:

1) Being 800x600 you need to download it locally in the Google video
system and then use the Google video player. But this is worth it
anyhow as it will then run without an Internet connection. File size is
about 150megs. The initial screen will tell you to do "CTRL-ALT" to
make it fullscreen - while this is a Windows Media Player command, it
also works in the Google player thank GOD.

2) You want to play it from a laptop that can drive 1024x786 resolution
to an external projector also rated at that resolution! Some laptops
(like mine) are doing native 1280x800 video. Ensure that your projector
can eat a 1024x786 signal and then set the laptop to send that
resolution signal. If you need help with these settings on your laptop,
call me at 916-370-0347.

3) The sound quality is good but "low". Two options: either bring along
adapter plugs to turn a 1/8th inch "Walkman/Ipod type" stereo headphone
port into a 1/4" mono headphone plug used in professional audio and PA
systems allowing you to adapt your laptop's headphone port into a pro PA
system, OR bring along any decent set of powered computer speakers,
crank the volume up some and put a PA microphone straight up to the speaker.

Either should work, the audio isn't very loud but it has very low
distortion, I've used both methods.

This video has gotten major good reception at the public venues I've
played it at.

Jim
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