Google has made several enhancements to Google Video to improve the overall viewing experience of playable content. Available at video.google.com, Google Video now enables users to view videos online without downloading any Google software. Additional new Google Video features include:
More Accessible: Users running Macintosh and Linux (in addition to Windows) can now watch videos on Google Video using a variety of web browsers, including Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.
Better Viewing: Users can now watch videos in a larger viewing window that is resizable to fit their browser.
More Control: Google Video now includes user controls for play, pause, skip back, skip forward, position timeline with slider, and volume control.
Faster Searching and Viewing: Large thumbnail video "snippets" enable users to play 10-second previews of videos that are available for playback right on their results page.
Google Video aims to make the world's video content accessible and useful to users worldwide. Anyone can easily upload videos to the site using the Google Video Upload Program at upload.video.google.com and Google will host the video and play it back for free.