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"Google Video Hosted Content To Be Removed After May 13"

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, April 16, 2011
3 years ago3,523 views

Got this email just now:

<<ear Google Video User,

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.>>

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

Well, Google already warned about that few months ago but no one took care. Now everybody is "on stress" just because they have received an e-mail. Ah ah ah..

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

I don't see why Google doesn't just migrate the videos across to YouTube.

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

It would be a good thing for Google to provide the "migrate all to youtube" functionality.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

> I don't see why Google doesn't just migrate the videos
> across to YouTube.

On Reddit someone suggested...

"I imagine it's partially because there'd be ambiguity over whom to credit with the upload, as well as perhaps a disparity in TOS. Don't know for sure though."

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

pcmag.com/slideshow/story/2633 ...
[slideshow]

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

video.google.com/support/bin/a ...

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