If you have a video that you’d like to share with friends, but you don’t like the idea of it being on YouTube, Google Docs might now be a groovy alternative. Yesterday Google updated their Docs site to support video playback of video files that you’ve uploaded to the service, and it comes with multiple privacy options.
The Google docs video player looks similar to YouTube, in fact, it is a clone! So what you are really getting is YouTube quality but with a private Google docs setting.
According to the Google support site, videos are supported in the following formats:
- WebM files (Vp8 video codec and Vorbis Audio codec)
- .MPEG4, 3GPP and MOV files – (h264 and mpeg4 video codecs and AAC audio codec)
- .AVI (many cameras use this format – typically the video codec is MJPEG and audio is PCM)
- .MPEGPS (MPEG2 video codec and MP2 audio)
- .FLV (Adobe – FLV1 video codec, MP3 audio)
They recommend uploading videos in their original format, Google docs will handle the rest. Keep in mind the max resolution the Google Docs video player can handle is 1920×1080. Try it out with our sample video below!