Thursday, January 06, 2011

Google Docs stores & plays video

Today, Google make the following announcement: Google Docs Now Allows Streaming of Uploaded Videos. The following are the formats that can be uploaded into Google Docs:
  • WebM files (Vp8 video codec and Vorbis Audio codec)
  • MPEG4, 3GPP and MOV files - (h264 and mpeg4 video codecs and AAC audio codec)
  • AVI (many cameras use this format - typically the video codec is MJPEG and audio is PCM)
  • MPEGPS (MPEG2 video codec and MP2 audio)
  • WMV
  • FLV (Adobe - FLV1 video codec, MP3 audio)
Here is a Aimee's first Lucy video, which I uploaded to GoogleDocs. This is really good news for schools that block YouTube. Now we can have student-created videos uploaded to GoogleDocs. While these videos open in a new window, rather than being embedded on a page, maybe that will happen soon.

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