Saturday, February 25, 2006

Google Video Success!

Finally got everything to work with Google Video.

I ended up compressing the video into 640x480 QuickTimes using the H.264 codec (originally I had used .mp4 files and Google did not like that). Here are the links to the new uploads:

"Hit" Movie Trailer:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1265865879186464161

"Killing Down" Movie Trailer:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7189917251048913094

When you upload your video, Google encodes it to stream on their site (for free) and also creates downloadable versions for the iPod and PSP. Again, this is all FREE.

Google Video and all other forms of VoD are going to be (and are quickly becoming) very important tools for indie distribution and promotion (and really for Hollywood too). I highly suggest checking it out and becoming familiar with how this stuff works.

-Blake

2 comments:

Eric Maconaghie Rogers said...

I put my trailer up a few months ago and had trouble with it as well: http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=elizabeth+gunness

I couldn't remember what I did to get it to work or I would have offered some advice. Glad you got it working. You might want to upload yours here as well while you're at it: http://www.archive.org/

Sujewa [Blog Admin] said...

Congrats Blake. I will look @ Google video this month. Could be a useful tool for promoting the film.

Sujewa
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