If Google won't build it, some dude will

Developer creates Google Video for mobile on his own

Elinor Mills Former Staff Writer
Elinor Mills covers Internet security and privacy. She joined CNET News in 2005 after working as a foreign correspondent for Reuters in Portugal and writing for The Industry Standard, the IDG News Service and the Associated Press.
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There's a Google Video for mobile devices, but not from Google. Independent developer Scott Robbin has created the unofficial version of Google Video for mobile phones. It lets people search, download and view content off Google Video directly from their mobile phones. All you need is a phone that has an XHTML-compliant browser and enough storage to hold large video files. It helps if the Internet connection is fast and if the phone has an application capable of playing AVI or MP4 files.

Robbin has also posted a video demonstration on YouTube (see below). "I've got it running on my Motorola Q, and it works great," he wrote in an e-mail to CNET. "While it may not be the real deal, until Google offers us something better, or Adobe creates a mobile Flash player, capable of playing flash video, it's all we've got." No word from Google on this unofficial release.