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John Battelle has a Scoop: Google will launch an in-browser video playback feature based on the open source VLC media player. This is the logical next step for Google’s video search and upload function, which began taking uploads from anyone who cared to submit back in […]

John Battelle has a Scoop: Google will launch an in-browser video playback feature based on the open source VLC media player.

This is the logical next step for Google’s video search and upload function, which began taking uploads from anyone who cared to submit back in April.

John has all the details and analysis. The best part of this deal, in my opinion – we finally will have an open source media player option with the backing of a large company. I think Windows Media Player will have some decent competition because it is going to finally raise the profile of VLC, which is a fantastic piece of software.

It could also mean, mostly similar experience across all platforms, though Google has shown an uncanny bias toward PC, and has been ignoring the mac community. I am still trying to digest the news, and will have more later.

  1. [...] d for search finds as there was no tagging facility offered in the upload process. Google, according to Om, is using an opensource player, VLC, which I [...]

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  2. [...] d for search finds as there was no tagging facility offered in the upload process. Google, according to Om, is using an opensource player, VLC, which I [...]

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  3. [...] d for search finds as there was no tagging facility offered in the upload process. Google, according to Om, is using an opensource player, VLC, which I [...]

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  4. Google Video Launching Today?

    Service: Google Video

    What is it?
    The net is ablaze with stories that Google will release its video viewer today (uploads have been available since April 2005).
    The viewer will be based on the open-source VLC media viewer
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    We will profile thi…

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  5. Open Source VLC-based in-browser video player coming to Google

    Google to launch online video playback Google will launch an in-browser video playback feature based on the open source VLC media player….

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  6. [...] monday.html”> SiliconBeat PaidContent Scoble Seth Godin Techdirt Slashdot Business 2.0 Om Malik Boing Boing GMSV Tags: googlevideo, vlc, web2.0, techcrunch, googl [...]

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  7. [...] monday.html”> SiliconBeat PaidContent Scoble Seth Godin Techdirt Slashdot Business 2.0 Om Malik Boing Boing GMSV Tags: googlevideo, vlc, web2.0, techcrunch, googl [...]

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  8. [...] monday.html”> SiliconBeat PaidContent Scoble Seth Godin Techdirt Slashdot Business 2.0 Om Malik Boing Boing GMSV Tags: googlevideo, vlc, web2.0, techcrunch, googl [...]

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  9. Anyone decoded which protocol is being used and which streaming server is playing the stream?

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  10. [...] John Battelle (broke story) JointheDigirati SiliconBeat PaidContent Scoble Seth Godin Techdirt Slashdot Business 2.0 Om Malik Boing Boing GMSV [...]

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