Video Software Players Google Video Player

Google Video Player 1.0.3.3 Beta for Windows

by Google

Avg. Rating 3.7 (40 votes)

File Details

File Size 4.7 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 36,637
Publisher Google
Homepage Google Video Player

Publisher's Description

Google Video Player lets you watch videos from Google Video Search right on your desktop. You can Browse scenes within a video using thumbnails, Skip to anywhere in the video, even if that portion hasn't downloaded yet, watch videos in full screen mode, and Resume video downloads automatically.

Latest Reviews

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v1.0.2.1 Beta on Jul 6, 2006

Reviewer: Das mod Mar 27, 2006
Version: 1.0.1.0 Beta

just for fun i tried it on win95 .... works just as good as on my xp machine ....
Rating: *****
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You know, earlier versions of it would not work properly on my 98/ME rigs...this one quite OK.

The MAZZTer

The MAZZTer reviewed v1.0.2.1 Beta on Jul 6, 2006

Not bad for a video player, downloads videos transparently.

My main qualm is that it uses a new extension... QVI... so the videos are tied to Google Video Player. It's easily solved by feeding them into your favorite AVI muncher, but still...

The default video location is in a Google Videos folder under your Documents. You can change this from the preferences, for example I keep all my perfectly legal (>__>) videos in D:\Videos, so I just set Google Video Player to dump it's stuff in a subdirectory off of that.

hardgiant

hardgiant reviewed v1.0.2.1 Beta on Jul 6, 2006

Prefer VLC it at least plays other formats.

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v1.0.1.0 Beta on Apr 1, 2006

I don't think it's amazing, but I guess it does what it's designed for.
I'm not sure where all the video is that's in this format. In fact, I don't recall even NEEDING yet another video player.
But I'll guess I'll leave it on for now.
Googles starting to rack up a collection of software associated with it. I think they should put their clout behind one of the Linux distros and come out with an alternative to Windows (or Mac OS X if you're up to date and know there's ways to install it on a PC now). How about "Googlix" or "Loogle", uh, well you get the point.

espalda_mojada

espalda_mojada reviewed v1.0.1.0 Beta on Mar 27, 2006

this program is great, it plays all my porno finds flawlessly

Das mod

Das mod reviewed v1.0.1.0 Beta on Mar 27, 2006

just for fun i tried it on win95 .... works just as good as on my xp machine ....

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v1.0 on Jun 28, 2005

Even installs & works on win98 & wimme, contrary to stated reqs...

jm1234567890

jm1234567890 reviewed v1.0 on Jun 28, 2005

Work seemlessly, good stuff.

Although, mabye there should be a progress bar and configuration options for people with slower internet connections.

dreem katch3r

dreem katch3r reviewed v1.0 on Jun 27, 2005

I wrote a previous review as TRE2004, since I wrote that review someone has told me that you can watch a full episode of "family Guy" I think it is the first episode. It is one of the ONLY streams that I have been able to find other than the link the previous poster added.
I'm giving it a 3 of 5 as of right now, but I believe that it will be better as time goes on. This is one of those things that you have to give time,
For more people to upload video.

I just noticed that Firefox isn't working for me as well.. I have to "view this page in IE"
But, I have found 2 or 3 family guy episodes so far.. hehe that is one crazy show.

AntiochMedia

AntiochMedia reviewed v1.0 on Jun 27, 2005

I'm voting neutral, because I also was not able to find any streams to playback with this application. The suggestion above about searching for "google" is great information.

Google seems to always have good ideas and their implementation of their technologies is also very simple and useful - so I have nothing but optimism.

I do think it was a little too early for them to release a beta of this though. They should have at least provided direct links to video links or have a search for content with video clips only.

Avg. Rating 3.7 (40 votes)
Your Rating
horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v1.0.2.1 Beta on Jul 6, 2006

Reviewer: Das mod Mar 27, 2006
Version: 1.0.1.0 Beta

just for fun i tried it on win95 .... works just as good as on my xp machine ....
Rating: *****
__________________________________________________
You know, earlier versions of it would not work properly on my 98/ME rigs...this one quite OK.

The MAZZTer

The MAZZTer reviewed v1.0.2.1 Beta on Jul 6, 2006

Not bad for a video player, downloads videos transparently.

My main qualm is that it uses a new extension... QVI... so the videos are tied to Google Video Player. It's easily solved by feeding them into your favorite AVI muncher, but still...

The default video location is in a Google Videos folder under your Documents. You can change this from the preferences, for example I keep all my perfectly legal (>__>) videos in D:\Videos, so I just set Google Video Player to dump it's stuff in a subdirectory off of that.

hardgiant

hardgiant reviewed v1.0.2.1 Beta on Jul 6, 2006

Prefer VLC it at least plays other formats.

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v1.0.1.0 Beta on Apr 1, 2006

I don't think it's amazing, but I guess it does what it's designed for.
I'm not sure where all the video is that's in this format. In fact, I don't recall even NEEDING yet another video player.
But I'll guess I'll leave it on for now.
Googles starting to rack up a collection of software associated with it. I think they should put their clout behind one of the Linux distros and come out with an alternative to Windows (or Mac OS X if you're up to date and know there's ways to install it on a PC now). How about "Googlix" or "Loogle", uh, well you get the point.

espalda_mojada

espalda_mojada reviewed v1.0.1.0 Beta on Mar 27, 2006

this program is great, it plays all my porno finds flawlessly

Das mod

Das mod reviewed v1.0.1.0 Beta on Mar 27, 2006

just for fun i tried it on win95 .... works just as good as on my xp machine ....

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v1.0 on Jun 28, 2005

Even installs & works on win98 & wimme, contrary to stated reqs...

jm1234567890

jm1234567890 reviewed v1.0 on Jun 28, 2005

Work seemlessly, good stuff.

Although, mabye there should be a progress bar and configuration options for people with slower internet connections.

dreem katch3r

dreem katch3r reviewed v1.0 on Jun 27, 2005

I wrote a previous review as TRE2004, since I wrote that review someone has told me that you can watch a full episode of "family Guy" I think it is the first episode. It is one of the ONLY streams that I have been able to find other than the link the previous poster added.
I'm giving it a 3 of 5 as of right now, but I believe that it will be better as time goes on. This is one of those things that you have to give time,
For more people to upload video.

I just noticed that Firefox isn't working for me as well.. I have to "view this page in IE"
But, I have found 2 or 3 family guy episodes so far.. hehe that is one crazy show.

AntiochMedia

AntiochMedia reviewed v1.0 on Jun 27, 2005

I'm voting neutral, because I also was not able to find any streams to playback with this application. The suggestion above about searching for "google" is great information.

Google seems to always have good ideas and their implementation of their technologies is also very simple and useful - so I have nothing but optimism.

I do think it was a little too early for them to release a beta of this though. They should have at least provided direct links to video links or have a search for content with video clips only.

patmc7

patmc7 reviewed v1.0 on Jun 27, 2005

I tried it and the video was very slow, with hangups. After about a minute it froze and wouldn't restart. It appeared to be a server issue.

The system lacks any method to save the video, so the only way to see it is to watch the stream. Unlike other methods, there's no way to tell how well the content is streaming. There's also a lack of controls for things such as pausing the video.

Zoroaster

Zoroaster reviewed v1.0 on Jun 27, 2005

Unable to read whatever video considered available within the list (with the arrow).

SamppaX

SamppaX reviewed v1.0 on Jun 27, 2005

I would give neutral 3/5... I have really no need for this, but that dosen't lower the rating... It's just that i consider this to be beta... It works ok, but there's something it needs... =)Great idea...

eddie

eddie reviewed v1.0 on Jun 27, 2005

tre2004: I couldn't find anything that had a playable video either. I finally searched for "google" and found a playable video. Gives you an idea of what it will be like... but remember, Google Video is still in Beta so I am sure it will get better.

tre2004

tre2004 reviewed v1.0 on Jun 27, 2005

I don't get it.. I have searched for video from
Title:cnn for example at www.video.google.com and it doesn't come up with ANY video, only transcripts and still pictures from what your looking for. If anyone knows something that I don't please fill me in. But so far, this sucks!

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