Video:How to Use Google Videowith Zoya Popova
Google Video is the most comprehensive video index available. Check out how to use Google Video to find what you want to watch quickly and easily.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Use Google Video
Hi, I'm Zoya Popova for About.com, and today we're going to talk about how to use Google Video.
Google Video Search is Similar to Basic Searching
Google Video is the most comprehensive video index on the web. It keeps track of millions of videos that are published online, whether they are personal videos, network TV shows, full-length movies, or promotional clips.
You can search this video index, just like you would perform a regular search. Your starting point is Google's main page. Select the Videos tab, and type in relevant keywords. You will then see the results page, where you can refine the results using the Advanced search function.
Refine the Google Video Search
Here, you can either include additional search terms, or exclude the ones that seem to be yielding results you do not want. You may also use Google video to search for full-episode TV shows and full-length movies. If you're searching for a particular title, use the exact phrase function, or simply put the title in quotation marks.
To make sure your search excludes trailers and short clips, limit your results to those that are over 20 minutes long. You will find, that, along with old-timey feature films, you will be able to get access to quite a lot of current TV shows.
Filter Google Video Search for Free Content
A lot of the major networks and production studios like to make at least some of their content available online fo free. However, you may find that some of the videos that come up in your search results may require a fee. For example, Amazon.com offers quite a lot of the premium TV show episodes, but they must be purchased. If these paid offers are bugging you, exclude the websites providing them from the domains whose results can be shown.
On the other hand, you can use this domain-selecting function in order to limit your search to a particular website. This can be done either in Advanced search, or by inserting the "site:" operator in front of the website you're interested in searching.
If you're a science freak, search through the content made available by pbs.org, ted.com, or discovery.com. Or, if you're looking for kid-oriented web videos, you may try limiting your search to domains such as nick.com or pbskids.org.
Even better, you can sign up to be notified whenever new videos become available through these channels.
And this is how you use Google Video, thank you for watching, and for more information, please visit us at About.com.