Monday, June 27, 2005

Google to launch streaming video using VLC

Word has it, that sometime today, Google will launch an in-browser video streaming feature based on the VLC Media player.

For the uninitiated, VLC is a really powerful tool - ever since I was first introduced to it in the Fall of 2003, it has been my first choice for playing videos. It is free, supports a wide array of media formats and is less resource-consuming than all other popular media players.

Get VLC media player

This release from Google will mark the next step for Google Video search and upload feature. It is expected, that all video content uploaded to Google which has been marked "free" will me made available for streaming using VLC.

Update: Here it is. Install the video player, and then perform queries on Google Video search to see it in action.


At June 27, 2005 3:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

VLC rocks..!! I am relieved that VLC is getting some support. Recently it was under threat from a certain WiMP.

For the file-sharing community, VLC is a life saver.


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