Saturday, April 16, 2011

google video deleting hosted content

As we all know google created a service called "google video" long time ago to fight the growing popularity of youtube.Later they decided its better to buy youtube outright and as they say "rest is history".Google video stopped uploading files in may,2009 and now they are deleting the hosted contents also.This is an excerpt from their mail

Later this month, hosted video content on Google Video will no longer be available for playback. Google Video stopped taking uploads in May 2009 and now we’re removing the remaining hosted content. We've always maintained that the strength of Google Video is its ability to let people search videos from across the web, regardless of where those videos are hosted. And this move will enable us to focus on developing these technologies further to the benefit of searchers worldwide.
On April 29, 2011, videos that have been uploaded to Google Video will no longer be available for playback. We’ve added a Download button to the video status page, so you can download any video content you want to save. If you don’t want to download your content, you don’t need to do anything. (The Download feature will be disabled after May 13, 2011.)
We encourage you to move to your content to YouTube if you haven’t done so already. YouTube offers many video hosting options including the ability to share your videos privately or in an unlisted manner. To learn more go here.
Here’s how to download your videos:
  1. Go to the Video Status page.
  1. To download a video to your computer, click the Download Video link located on the right side of each of your videos in the Actions column.

Once a video has been downloaded, “Already Downloaded” will appear next to the Download Video link.
So downloaded the contents and uploaded them into youtube.One of the video(during gynae viva) got 250 hits and without any effort from me.That was totally cool.Posted about them here.