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Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Sunday, April 8, 2007
15 years ago4,715 views

Weird. I'm trying to upload a 25 megs WMV video to Google Video and keep receiving a "The connection was reset" in Win/Firefox (the URL ends up as http://www.google.com/video/uploader/form/videoonline ... I'm using the web-based uploader). The video goes through fine at YouTube. As opposed to YouTube, Google also doesn't provide any kind of upload progress bar...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

You could always try the uploader https://upload.video.google.com/GoogleVideoUploaderInstaller.exe

Google say's to try compressing it :)
http://video.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=59090&query=size&topic=&type=

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Just contact them Philipp :
http://video.google.com/support/bin/request.py?contact_type=uploader&submit=Continue

:)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Stick to YouTube. That's the future :(
http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_upload

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I actually uploaded the video to YouTube first before trying Google Video. But then I was curious to compare quality, because the YouTube quality was quite bad. I'm sure I'll get it uploaded on Google somehow I just found it weird that such a big site returns such a big error...

GuillaumeB [PersonRank 9]

15 years ago #

well I guess you guys are gonna laugh at me!!! I uploaded 5 videos to Youtube.... once uploaded the videos are... upsidedown!!! What's the heck? they display correctly on my PC though!

DPic [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

That's so bazaar

DPic [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

[put at-character here]Philipp: I clicked on that link you provided (http://www.google.com/video/uploader/form/videoonline) and it redirected to http://www.google.com/errors/upload_server/system_down.html

TonyB [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I have had the same problems as you this evening, Philipp. I finally had success by using the Desktop uploader. Like you, YouTube worked fine.

Why use Google Video over You Tube? The Google Video screen is much less cluttered and intimidating to the family I am sharing my videos with.

Tony

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Though i hate to say it, have you tried using IE [dun,dun,DUN!] or any other browser

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

James,
I'm pretty sure Google supports FF as good as it supports IE.
I don't think it's a browser issue.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Well in Picasa Web Albums in FF you are forced to use the basic uploader, in IE you don't. I do prefer FF but IE is the most used

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I know about Picasa.
but, for example ;
try opening this page with IE:

http://m.gmail.com/

and afterwards try opening it using FF.

tell me the results.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Well, I uploaded with the desktop uploader now. If anyone wants to compare quality:

► Google Video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8433385036590551560&hl=en
► YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O5VKAl8MtM
► Original file: http://www.coverbrowser.com/lab/movie/spider-man.wmv [WMV]

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

[put at-character here]David

Yes a good feature in FF i know, i was just saying...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

[put at-character here]Philipp,
you own all these comic books?

and I'd say Google Video is slightly better than YouTube..

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

GVid has better quality. Play them side by side in two different browser windows.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

No, I don't own all of these. I own maybe 50-100 issues of Amazing Spider-Man, I'd have to check my collection...
Here's a description of how I assembled these images from the web:
http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2006-10-09-n22.html

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