Google Video – Having some trouble with the beta

I was creating some screencasts the other day. Editing video is still a work in progress on Linux when working with the FOSS offerings, I’m afraid. Kino kept crashing on me. But anyway, this is about Google Video.

I finally get my MPEG version of the video where it is acceptable, and I use the Google video uploader. I set the properties of the video, categories and what-not, and it begins converting it and … fails. No reason. Just fails. I uploaded a different movie, an AVI file, and it never has appeared. When I tried to upload it again, it said that the file was already online.

Beta software. I’m sure they’ll get the kinks worked out eventually.

I like how Google Video works though; longer videos, larger sizes than YouTube.com. Eventually, there be lots of sites with competative features. I’ll just have to publish SWF (Flash) files to my own site in the mean time.

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