Google Video and YouTube are two of the products available under the Google brand that provide almost similar functions: upload, share and comment videos with friends or other members of the community. Some time ago, the search giant published an official statement to sustain that both services will continue to exist but will be based on different goals: YouTube will try to improve its impressive community of users while Google Video will focus on the content it provides.
know, Google's video search helps you find content in both services provided by the company so, if you're looking to find a video stored on a certain solution, it's a little more complicated. If you want to find files published on YouTube, you can use the search technology included on the page. But, what if you want to search for a Google Video file using the video search provided by the company? Ionut Alex, Google blogger, found a little trick that helps you do that quick and easy.
"Because YouTube is much more popular than Google Video, much more videos are uploaded to YouTube (Google Video has 3 million videos, while YouTube has 18 million videos), so most search results will contain a lot of YouTube videos. If you want to search only YouTube videos, you can do that at youtube.com, but how to restrict your search only to Google videos? Use the site: operator, that should be familiar from web search or image search. Append this to a query: site:video.google.com. For example, to search for Regina Spektor, use this query: [regina spektor site:video.google.com]. To restrict the search to YouTube files, add site:youtube.com to the query," Ionut Alex, Google blogger, sustained in a blog post published today.