Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Obama Commencement Address: MP3

Knox College has the audio up in Windows Media format, but I figured that might be a bit tricky for any non-PC users out there. (And they’ve buried the audio file in a pop-up window that makes it hard to actually find and download the file.)

So I grabbed the WMA file and converted it to MP3 so that it would be more easily available for people to listen to. Here is Senator Barack Obama’s commencement address in MP3 format:

Obama Commencement address

(For those who care, I took So-Called Austin Mayor’s advice and just burned the WMA file to a CD, then ripped that to an MP3. Low-tech, but effective.)


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