Video tools

September 24, 2007 at 12:16 am Leave a comment

Central TAFE’s “23 Things” team has had a lot of fun playing around with various online video tools, mostly visible on YouTube. In particular there have been some hilarious mashups using JibJab. It’s fortunate that our colleagues (and bosses) have a sense of humour.

To find videos why not try the Google Video Search Engine? This article from Research Buzz tells us more about it:

** Fun With Google Video
<http://www.researchbuzz.org/wp/2007/09/17/fun-with-google-video/>

As you probably know, the Google Video Search Engine (http://video.google.com/) now encompasses other video sites, like YouTube. But if you don’t want to search anything but Google Video, you can go to the advanced search page and specify that you want video only from Google.com, or you can use site:google.com from the home page.

That’s how I discovered that site:google.com works as a standalone search. That’s also how I discovered that Google Video has something over 4.8 million videos (just over 4.9 million if you turn off filtering). But if you start sorting the results by anything but relevance, the result count drops to about 333. So I couldn’t get a handle on what the highest-rated video was or how many videos have been rated lately.

If you use inurl:video.google.com at Google, you’ll see that the main search engine gives a result count of about 1.5 million pages.

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