GoogleDocs Adds Video!

Garbed in Silver: Remembering James G. Guhlin

I've added video to GoogleDocs before, but I was pleased to read the following:

Once you've uploaded your video to Google Docs, you can watch it with the Google Docs video player. Simply click the file from your Documents List, and the player opens in a new page.

Files that you can play

Uploaded video files can be up to 1 GB. These are the most common video formats that you can upload and play:

  • 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

My only regret? I wish this had been available last of my portable hard drives crashed with videos of my Dad. I've been afraid to look and see if I had double-backed it up to other external drives. Now, I intend to upload my videos to GoogleDocs (I have 80+gigs) for safe storage in the cloud.

Something funny in and heaven.

Note that WebM video files are supported; I wrote about these before here. Relevant part of WebM is...
WebM, the new video format that works well with HTML5 and is free, open source and supported by lots of folks, including Google and Mozilla. More importantly, new high-res videos are being encoded to WebM by YouTube and work well with HTML5.
You can convert to WebM using the free, cross-platform Miro Video Converter.

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Saving Stories said…
Great news! Thanks for sharing it! Its amazing how fast technology is advancing. So glad you are out there to give us the moment's notice!
Wesley Fryer said…
Magnificent and touching story about your Dad, Miguel. Thanks SO much for sharing it. Your gifted writing is a pleasure to experience in this media form.

Would you share the video here? a man softens...
Well, how true, how wise - and how necessary.
I really enjoyed a momentary glance into the joy and intimacy of life with your Dad. Thank you for that. It also helped me to reflect upon the life and relationship with my father and what I wish to do as well.

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