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Play and share your videos in Google Docs
Tuesday, 11 January 2011 00:00


Google Docs started to suppgoogle_logoort video playback. Users can watch video files in Googe Docs from now on. The files can be uploaded and stored in the cloud.

One can easily reproduce them when needed using ordinary YouTube player. The player supports various formats.This was one of the first good news from the company this year when Patrick Lacz, who works as Software Engineer, announced it. He informed that it is effortless to upload to Google Docks now.

 It may take time to process video files, which the Google Docks users uploaded before, but you will be accessible too as soon as they are processed.  When you upload the video you can do it directly from the browser. The only thing that you need is to select the video, click on it if the format is supported and then play it.  

There are a number of requirements though. First of all, not all video formats are supported and therefore can’t be played in Google Docks. So which ones are supported? These are WebM, MPEG4, MOV, 3GPP, AVI, MPEGPS, FLV and WMV.The size of files can be up to 1 GB and it is possible to watch videos 1920X1080 pixels.

Though YouTube is the place where you can share your video files with other Internet users, you can do the same using also expanded support of Picasa. Now Google Doc entered this list too.