I uploaded two short clips to Google Video on February 25, 2006. Guess what, Google, it’s April 8th now and they’re still not live. I keep getting a “Video is verified; stay tuned – it will be live shortly” message when I log in:
What’s wrong with this picture? I upload two less than 10s video clips to Google Video a month and a half ago, and they’ve yet to be released in a form where I can use it. Now, if I used major competitor YouTube, I’d have these videos live and published on my blog in the same few minutes. I’ve emailed Google Video, but unless the time-to-live becomes reasonable, bloggers and home users are not going to jump on the bandwagon.
While major TV studios and movie companies may be useful assets, the real force behind a video sharing system is the viral nature of user-uploaded content. Without efficient publication of that content, Google Video is a crippled Web 2.0 application.
Thanks for your email. We understand that your videos have been verified, but has not gone “live.” We looked into your account and found that the videos listed below do not meet our minimum length requirement of 10 seconds:
MOV01787.MPG length = 3.92 seconds
MOV01674.MPG length = 2.48 seconds
Please make sure the videos you upload meet our minimum technical requirements. To review our technical requirements, please visit: video.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=26579&topic=1488.
If you have additional Google Video questions, please feel free to visit our Help Center at video.google.com/support. We hope you’ll visit Google Video in the future to see our additions and improvements.
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