Jan 25, 2005

And at Yahoo, video search

1 Comment · Posted by Robert Ambrogi in General

As Google released its TV search, Yahoo released a video search of its own. It does not search TV programs, but it does search for video on the Web. It searches for files in the standard video formats — AVI, MPEG, Quicktime, Windows Media and Real. Results display as a still image. Click the image to launch the video.

It struck me that this could be useful for finding video to use as demonstrative evidence. I tried searching “heart valve,” and found a number of videos illustrating various functions of the heart. Next I tried “accident reconstruction,” and again found a number of results. Of course, you can also use it to search for movie trailers or even some of the Web’s more unseemly offerings.

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  • matty · January 28, 2005 at 7:15 pm

    check out blinkxtv.com, yahoo is pretty good..but google was so unimpressive! i couldnt get over it. i ran into blinkxtv over the holidays and it actaully allows you to watch real video! unlike google which just shows images…blinkx also has tons of channels to search though.. i highly recomend this site

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