Google Video is shutting down its hosting services as of the end of this month; users will be able to download their old videos until May 13, 2011.
Google Video’s fate has been in limbo since 2006 when Google bought YouTube–since 2009 they stopped accepting new uploads. None the less there are millions of videos in the Google Video system that are about to go dark. At the end of the month Google will disable playback from videos hosted by Google Video. Two weeks into May they’ll shut down the login access to Google Video. Between now and then, users can log in and download their video content in FLV format by visiting their Video Status page and clicking the new “Download Video” link located beside each video in the action column. Hit up the link below to read more from the Google Video Help entry on the topic.
Uploaded Video Content No Longer Available [Google Video]
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- Published 04/19/11