Pros get to watch idiots for free
Cons get to watch idiots for free
Summary Many people complain about the look and feel of the Google Video store, but I have this to say: YOu will NEVER and I mean NEVER see Apple come out with a product that showcases free videos of what can best be described as soft-core adult video on their site. I visited Google video and was greeted with a video of some girl bouncing around in a bikini....and this is on the main homepage!!! Google's excuse is that this is Beta...big deal, everything of Google's is beta. It's time everyone saw past the Google hype.
Pros Vast selectoin of a wide variety of video
Cons The resolution could be better
Summary Google Video keeps getting better. When they first started you had to use their proprietary software (a modified version of the otherwise excellent VLC media player (Open Source) to view any content.
That's now only true with paid content. Frankly I'm not that interested in paid content. Not to mention, if you are a Linux user, someone will find away around this "problem" before long anyway.
Considering that nothing like it existed before, I'm pretty impressed. It's good, it could be better. But it's better than not having it at all. No one needs this, to get by every day. It's just a nicety.
I think it's pretty cool, especially now that you can download videos. BTW, they don't mention Linux on the site, but any of the videos for Windows and Mac (.avi format) work perfectly fine in Linux as well. With the right software, the .mp4 files (PSP, iPod) work fine on any OS as well.