Google Video Shutting Down Next Month

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Did Google just eat one of its own? With Google's takeover of YouTube, it's pretty clear that there's no real need for multiple video services under one roof. YouTube has become a dominant force in the industry, and even Google Video isn't a household name in the way that YouTube is. This week, Google decided to shudder Google Video, and an e-mail notification was sent to users to inform them of such. The note had some rough news: download their uploaded videos by May 13th, or else live with never, ever seeing them again.


After April 29th, Google Video content will no longer be viewable, but the download feature will remain available for a few weeks in order to give users the ability to retrieve their uploaded work. We're guessing that most of those videos will be re-uploaded onto Google's YouTube service, which is apt to be around much, much longer than Google Video. Are you affected by the news? Has downloading and re-uploading suddenly become a top priority?
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What I am wondering is why Google never just combined their Google Video service with YouTube. I see no reason why they would not be able to combine these services.

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Schmich replied on Tue, Apr 19 2011 10:03 AM

There are lots of interesting videos on Google Video (some that cannot be found in Youtube) so it's a shame to see them go.

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jonation replied on Tue, Apr 19 2011 10:48 AM

youtube is better

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jonation replied on Tue, Apr 19 2011 10:50 AM

google video just supply links, you can still get to those videos if you bookmark the original source.

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Do you think they will keep the videos tab and just link to youtube?

Now you're just mashing it!

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they will prob fully discontinue the service as it would take to much effort to convert everything to youtube.

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HHGrrl replied on Tue, Apr 19 2011 9:46 PM

I had all but forgotten about Google Video before I read this. Too bad Google can't automatically move stuff over to YouTube for the users who are affected by this.

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AKwyn replied on Wed, Apr 20 2011 12:37 AM

Drake_McNasty:
Do you think they will keep the videos tab and just link to youtube?

Well they're using the video's tab as a search engine for video sites (but not just YouTube).

Anyway, it's sad to see an early experiment of video go away, man the obscure stuff you could of found, the full 30 Minutes of episodes you could of watched.

 

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CDeeter replied on Wed, Apr 20 2011 1:12 AM

This week, Google decided to shudder Google Video

That should be shutter

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aside from a few exclusives, this is a non brainer for google. Save their resources for other things

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rrplay replied on Thu, Apr 21 2011 8:53 AM

Funny thing about clouds...

poof !  they're gone

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