Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Archive Team WON: Google is going to migrate Google Videos to Youtube!.

"Last week we sent an email to Google Video users letting them know we would be ending playbacks of Google Videos on April 29 and providing instructions on how to download videos currently hosted on the platform. Since then we’ve received feedback from you about making the migration off of Google Video easier. We work every day to make sure you have a great user experience and should have done better. Based on your feedback, here’s what we’re doing to fix things.

Google Video users can rest assured that they won't be losing any of their content and we are eliminating the April 29 deadline. We will be working to automatically migrate your Google Videos to YouTube. In the meantime, your videos hosted on Google Video will remain accessible on the web and existing links to Google Videos will remain accessible. If you want to migrate to YouTube now"

Thanks to the good people of The Archive Team for saving the internet heritage!.


  1. The efforts of Archive Team are still needed as most users probably won't care to migrate their videos.

  2. Yup, we'll see what kind of approach Google Video uses, so I guess The Archive Team are still trucking on with downloading all the stuff since Googles statement might not be written in stone.

    The best thing would be for Google to just move the whole goddamn database over to youtube without caring about what the original account owners want since it's just too big and valuable. I mean if I was dead and I had an account on google videos then i'd would want it moved over to youtube for historical preservation :).

    Sadly many big web page organizations don't have this sort of mindset, most recently witnessed with Geocities getting shutdown.


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