Google improves Google Video

Posted on Tuesday, September 27 2005 @ 15:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google has made several enhancements to Google Video to improve the overall viewing experience of playable content. Available at, 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 and Google will host the video and play it back for free.

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    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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