Google Video Player

Google Video Player Google Video Player


I visited the Google Packs ( page yesterday and noticed that Google had added Google Video Player to the list. Its something that you can download only from Google Packs site and no where else (So is the Google ScreenSaver software).

As to what’s its use, as the pack also give Real Player (the crappiest free version that des nothing by the way). Well its use is to play files downloaded (or purchased) from Google Videos ( Google .gvi & .gpi format.

I would have really loved to give it a shot, but Google Video says this to me whenever I click on a movie thumbnail:

Thanks for your interest in Google Video.
Currently, the playback feature of Google Video isn’t available in your country.
We hope to make this feature available more widely in the future, and we really appreciate your patience

So that’s the reason I cant review it :(. And I suppose that’s the reason why its not included by default in the Google Pack. And if you feel like searching for video files over the net, give Yahoo! Video Search ( a shot.


Review :: Google Pack

Google Pack
Ratings: Poor

Recently Google launched Google Pack (, its way to give us all the sofwares its got and some other which Google claims are Essential.

So what comes in this pack, all the Google Software, its favourite Mozilla Firefox with Google Toolbar, Ad-Aware SE Personal, Norton Antivirus 2005 Special Edition and Adobe Reader 7. Then there are a few other additional softwares viz. Google Talk (yes its not included in essential ones) RealPlayer, GalleryPlayer HD Images and Trillian. So in all 13 softwares of which it preselects 9 of them and the rest 4 are for you to decide. But then one can completely customise what one wants to download and not.