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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Google Video

For all the video freaks out there who always have a camcorder rolling you might want to know a little about Google Video.

If you haven't heard about it yet, Google had launched Google Video.

Let's say it's a search engine for videos.

At you can search things such as "Family Guy", or "bloopers" and the videos are displayed.

Then you select which one you want to watch and it plays right in front of you.

I have a video I want to share with the world!

Well, then you just have to sign up for Google's Video Upload Program.

Once you are done you are then able to upload your videos.

You can make visitors click to your site (if you own one), add captions or transcripts, add information for people to find your video through a search, and you can even delete a video once you have uploaded it.

Google is not accepting physical videos at the time (eg. VHS etc.) but it will accept the following formats.

  • MPEG4 format with MP3 audio

  • MPEG2 with MP3

Do I like it?

Yes and no. I think it's neat that you can find videos on a subject but I think it's a bit of a hit-and-miss.

People either like it or hate it. Sometimes you get the right video but the quality is bad.

But then again there are millions of sites out there offer a more targeted range for videos that you might want to look at (e.g. Funny videos).

I will admit that if you are good at creating videos and have or want a following or want to share family memories with loved ones, you should at least try out Google Video.

Tech Guru Rates This 3.5 out of 5

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