Thursday, November 13, 2008

VideoSurf script shows frame previews of web videos

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The video search engine VideoSurf has released a Greasemonkey script for Firefox that insert a unique "visual summary" strip consisting a frame previews of the video, into the search result page of Google, Yahoo, YouTube and CBS. VideoSurf's advanced algorithms intelligently identify the "most interesting" scenes in each video and creates a nice visual summary that shows you what a video is all about with just a glance. In other words, you never have to be rick rolled again!

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I tried to make the script work for other search sites, since Lifehacker reported that it will "most likely" work for any streaming Flash videos. Unfortunately, it doesn't. I couldn't get it to work for other video sites like Metacafe, Liveleak etc. But then, it supports Youtube and Google - that's enough for most of us.

3 comments:

  1. Dear Kaushik,
    Excuse me for writing something not relateed to the current post. Is there any software (easy for a layman) to measure the volume of data downloaded from the websites he visits? I.E., I must know what is the actual data downloaded when I visit a site, say for example, gmail or instant fundas

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  2. Opera shows this information in the status bar. Or you can use extended status bar for Firefox. No such thing for IE.

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  3. Thanks Sri Kaushik. Immediately I tested in Firefox. There is difference between this one and Bitmeter. I counted sitewise and totalled it and compared with the stastics of Bitmeter. Anyhow I shall observe for some more time and inform you.

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