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Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, January 7, 2006
17 years ago

Engadget seems to be down right now. Their live blog coverage was pretty interesting (and funny – Robin Williams was on the stage next to Larry Page).

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

And, it's back again.
http://www.engadget.com/2006/01/06/live-coverage-of-the-google-keynote/

KenWong [PersonRank 3]

17 years ago #

the Google Video Player seems not working,it just cant play any video from google video after installition.

Jason Schramm [PersonRank 5]

17 years ago #

So where's my Google Video Store? Larry said in his keynote that it would be up that day. Umm, where?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

The Google Video Player seems to only play GVI and GVP files, whatever those are. I couldn't play WMV, MPG, or Google's own FLVs that one can download via the unofficial Google Video Downloader site. And from what I've heard, I won't be able to buy GVI/ GVP files from the Google Video Store because it needs a US credit card (at the time being, I can't view any video at Google Video at all unless I enable the Google Web Accelerator).

RIKaSHaY THE ANONUMSUS [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

Well im sure someone will come up with a program that converts wmv to gvi or gvp sooner or later.

huy [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

how to convert gvi to another Video file!!

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Try http://www.virtualdub.org/

Open your gvi file and save as avi, for example. If you want to reduce the size of your resulted file, download DivX Converter http://www.divx.com/divx/create/converter/

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

You should install DivX Converter before opening the file with virtualdub

Armen [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

I've tried this and I still can't get it to work. When I go to open the google video file in virtualdub, it won't open because it doesn't recognise the file! Any suggestions?

Nathan j [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

hey guys...i really need to convert a .gvp file to a .wmv
and its angering me i cant find a way to do it

Garrett [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

A .gvp file is nothing. It's a tiny text file that contains a little bit of metadata associated with the video file as well as a link to where to download it.

You want to open the GVI file. GVI. It's located at My DocumentsMy VideosGoogle Videos

azerivista.com [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

I just do not understand how google is getting so big. They are soon going to be the biggest richest companies of the world.
Watch out:)
Anna

AliErfurt the German [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

hey guys. here´s an idea. its a worse. but on my machine it works:
you need the mozilla firefox: http://download.enet.com.cn/html/EN010022002101601.html#freedown
Then the extension "videodownloader 1.0" : http://www.chip.de/downloads/c1_downloads_ls_getfile_v1_19803283.html?t=1148160762&v=3600&s=6cc1356b66e9fad217537e0a85780dac
Then you need VLC aka Video Lan Client: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

Now you can start the Video in Video-Google. While the Video runs you click the videodownload-symbol in your firefox in the left low corner. That window alows you to download the file which is runs at moment as an flv.-file. After Downloading it, you should be able to watch it from your harddisk with the VLC-Player. Sometimes without sound or something.
If that helped you please, give me a Feedback.
Hope everything is understandable because my english is not the best.
Have a nice day.

AliErfurt the German [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

EDIT: If you download the flv-file you can view it with the FLV-Player: www.videospark.com/index.php?ssp=21 (if link doesn´t work just google for it)

Otherwise you can download the file as AVI but you must use the VLC player to view it. (...on my machine... i think i have a problem with my windows media player – it doesn´t want to play mpeg/mpg files anymore :/)

fabiyi olawale [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

there's no problem with the player...just that one has to wait till it downloads(buffer)...then it can play offline...but why can't the downloaded video be played on other media/video players

liamjey [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

i'm late at my work!still i cant find the answer to convert gvp file to mpg or avi....
pls somebody help us

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Download videos as avi: http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2006/04/download-google-videos-as-avi-files.html

Convert file to mpeg (or anything else):
http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2006/05/play-and-convert-any-multimedia-file.html

thunderspirit [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

Super C is a very good program to convert many video files, but cannot convert GVI :(

Virtual dub as well couldnt convert gvi files. I had gone through some settings and make it see by changing the option to see all types instead of one specific type. Then when I save as avi, the progress bar flashes and disaapears. the final product is an avi file with 1 second.

Found this, but havent bought it to see if it can do it.
http://www.naevius.com/gvi_converter.htm

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

GVI is just AVI (DivX) with some Google headers. Rename the GVI to AVI and play it with MPlayer or Media Player Classic.

Glenn [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

TO CONVERT GVI
==============

1) Downloaded the google video player and GVI videos you wish to convert.

2) Download a screen video capture recorder, I use CaptureWiz – Brilliant program which lets you select a specific area to record live.

3) Play the video using google, start up CapturWiz, 'frame' the video area you wish to record then record it.

4) Export/Save the recording as AVI.

5) Convert AVI using any one of the millions of freeware conversion tools out there to whatever format you want.

I haven't found a GVI conversion program yet...

Hope this helps

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

GVI = AVI + some headers
Rename the gvi to avi and play the file with Media Player Classic or MPlayer.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&hs=hUX&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=media+player+classic&spell=1
http://www.google.com/search?hs=KAs&hl=en&lr=&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&q=mpui&btnG=Search

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