Google sent the following message to everybody who uploaded videos to Google Video:
Later this month, hosted video satisfied on Google Video will no longer be available for playback. Google Video stopped captivating uploads in May 2009 and now we're removing the residual hosted content. We've always maintained that the strength of Google Video is its aptitude to let people search videos from across the web, in spite of of where those videos are hosted. And this move will enable us to focus on rising these technologies further to the advantage of searchers worldwide.
On April 29, 2011, videos that have been uploaded to Google Video will no longer be obtainable for playback. We've additional a Download button to the video status page, so you can download any video contented you want to save. If you don't desire to download your content, you don't need to do everything. (The Download quality will be disabled after May 13, 2011.)
We give confidence you to move to your content to YouTube if you haven't done so already. YouTube offers many video hosting options counting the ability to share your videos privately or in an unlisted manner. (...)
If you have a lot of videos on Google Video, you may need to use the paging controls situated on the bottom right of the page to access them all.
Please note: This download choice will be available through May 13, 2011.
Thank you for organism a Google Video user.
It's really unsatisfactory to see that Google doesn't provide an option to migrate your videos to YouTube. In fact, this choice should've been available two years ago, when Google Video became a hunt engine. There are about 2.8 million videos hosted by Google Video and it's hard to consider that all of them will be manually uploaded to YouTube.
Google Video is an records of high-quality videos: there are many documentaries, interviews, lectures and it's sad to see them disappear. Even if Google Answers was discontinued in 2006, the archived content is at rest useful.