Google have introduced a prototype service for searching TV programs. Google Video lets you search for a TV channel, title or phrase contained within the closed captioning texts of programs in the archive. For example, a search for podcasting will display sections of text from program transcripts and a still image from that location of the program. At the moment the videos that Google Video finds can not be played. Visit the help page for a short explanation.
Video search engines:
- Alltheweb.com incorporates video and audio search engines including AVI/DivX. Search by streams or downloads only in the advanced option.
- Blinkx scans the Web for TV-related video.
- Blogdigger Media Search engine for audio, video, images, BitTorrent and text, all with RSS feeds. Has five RSS feeds for different video formats including Shockwave Flash.
- Feedster TV will search within media feeds for video clips and podcasts. Can also find pictures and BitTorrents, RSS feeds and blogs.
- Singingfish audio/video search engine that only indexes multimedia formats, including Windows Media, Real, QuickTime, and mp3s.
- Webjay Video Playlists via Google search.
- Yahoo! Video Search recently launched search service that can search RSS media enclosures.
- Blogsnow clips is a compilation of recent links to movie files from the blogosphere.
- Blogtelevision.net finds videos in blogs and can be browsed by categories or tags.
- me-tv playlists collaborative video playlists created by video bloggers.
- Organic Broadcast Project (OBP) is a searchable streaming video based news and information service covering a broad base of topics.