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Google videos?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Energize, 8 May 2006.

  1. Energize

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    Can anyone tell me why they are all crap quality?
     
  2. Stellios

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    You got it set to display in full screen?
     
  3. KizZ

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    Because they must load fast?
     
  4. Energize

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    I have to shrink it down loads and it still isnt good, they must be using the worst codec avalible or something. Havent they heard of divx?
     
  5. DaveyD

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    I think the point of the Google Video system is to provide a universal video player system not requiring anything else but flash and no codecs etc, so therefore the systems are working hard in the background to convert thing videos to the flash system, probably anyway, but I'm probably waffling a little also.
     
  6. axe

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    Well are you going to pay google to index all there videos in high quality? i mean it takes space and bandwith....
     
  7. EVH

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    One word; Bandwidth

    They have to compromise due to the mega-bandwidth usage + the fact it's in flash doesn't help much :)
     
  8. iCraig

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    Because people would moan if they were good quality but had to pay.

    Google cannot win.

    However I think Google Video is great, no need for codecs - just click and play.

    Its not exactly unwatchable.
     
  9. Stellios

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    I like it, just wish you could download the videos. Its a pain having to stread 100mb videos when you want to watch them, especially when your on a 3GB cap at peak time.
     
  10. Pho

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    Firefox + http://videodownloader.net/ = downloads
     
  11. Stellios

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    Ooooo, your a clever bugger aint ya :D

    Thanks a lot matey, much appreciated.
     
  12. NathanE

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    Because Flash Video sucks.
     
  13. Energize

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    If they used divx they wouldnt need more bandwidth.
     
  14. DaveyD

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    At a guess, they don't for a good reason, and it divx probably takes up more bandwidth, unless you can prove otherwise. And again, it's a universal system, so everybody can use it on whatever browser with flash installed, to be simple.

    They've probably already got videos stored with a good divx style codec in the background, to keep it small enough and of reasonable quality to watch.
     
  15. Energize

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    With divx you can set the bitrate to whatever you want, so it takes up less bandwidth.
     
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  18. Pho

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