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Google Video Gets Updated Again

Of course, most clips still come from YouTube

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Google Video’s existence continues to be a bit of a mystery; after Google paid $1.65 billion for YouTube, you’d think the company would be able to concentrate on just it.  Still, users of Google Video are likely to be happy about a new redesign.

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 Updated Google Video

The fresh version is all about "Hot videos" – these featured clips are pretty much the only things visible on the homepage.  Click on any of them, and instead of opening in a new page, they’ll start playing on the left.

Google’s got a few more tricks up its sleeve, too.  On the Google Video Blog, Greg Billock writes, "Now you can choose any of three ways to view your video search-results: a traditional list view, a grid view and, for those of you who like to maximize your video-watching efficiency, a TV view, where you can watch an embedded video while continuing to view your search results next to the video for a more seamless browse and search experience."

Also, in case you think you’ve missed something (I have to admit that, for better or for worse, I still haven’t watched Rick Astley’s "Never Gonna Give You Up"), a timeline feature lets you look at the most popular videos from the past.

Previous versions of Google Video are on display at Google Blogoscoped, if you’re looking to make any comparisons, and Billock promised that more updates will occur in the future.

Google Video Gets Updated Again
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  • http://www.misssionbeachsouth.com Tammy Elaine

    I have had Google AdSense videos on three of my site pages for a month and STILL they are not showing videos relevant to my page content, despite the keywords  I used. etc.  Since they do own YouTube, you would think they could get that done.  They keep telling me that the bot hasn’t crawled the pages yet but I have sat and watched it crawl them so I know it has…so far it has been a disappointment using AdSense videos.  I keep waiting, hoping that the players will one day, magically show related content….

  • http://xssex.narod.ru/ xss

    I wish they’ll make ADULT part of their archive.

    And 100M jerkers wait for this too….

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