Search engine giant, Google Inc. recently launched
and offered an application to allow users to upload videos from their desktop computers. The only problem is the application was for Windows-based PCs only, until now.
R.P. Hughes, a Google software engineer and Mac user,
has written a video uploader in Java
that will work on the Macintosh, Linux and many other platforms. If you have a Google Video account, you can go to the download page to get the Macintosh version.
According to Google, the mission of the video site “is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. While the program is still in beta, Google says they have everything from sports events to dinosaur documentaries to news programs.
In order to participate in Google Video, you must own all necessary rights to the content, including copyrights to both the video and the audio; you must be able to upload the video electronically; and the video must not contain pornographic or obscene material. In this first phase, Google is only taking and approving submissions — during the next phase, users will be able to search, preview, purchase and play your video.