Google Video Shutting Down Next Month
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?