Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Several years ago I decided to use Google Video to store the clips I use on Veersite. My thought process was simple - Google is one of the "800 pound gorillas" of the Internet, right? My videos will be there for as long as Google was around... probably a long, long time.
Google bought Youtube and before you know it they won't accept new video uploads to Google Video. However, Google infused a lot of cash and upgrades to Youtube, reducing it's Suck Quotient and making it a more attractive host for video content. At least for me.
Well, according to Google, all video content hosted on it's old Google Video servers will cease to be available on April 29. That's a few weeks from today.
I will do my best to fix the clips so that they remain available without interruption on Veersite.
However, I have no timetable on when this will happen except that it will be in the next 3 weeks.
So if you click on a video link in the next few weeks and it doesn't work - don't worry. In a matter of a few weeks the situation should be resolved.
Note: As I feared, the web filter at work blocks access to Google Video and I have no other access to high-speed internet for another 2 weeks. This may take a while.