Wow! You have an opportunity to make $$$ from your home videos. Google is now accepting video uploads directly from content owners. Those interested can go to https://upload.video.google.com and load their digital videos to Google Video, itself a relatively new service that, when queried, returns excerpts of close-captioning transcripts of television programs, still images from broadcasts and other programming information.

And there are enough reasons to use this program. Eventually your work will be included in Google Video, where users will be able to search, preview, play and purchase it. You may designate a price for playback of Your Authorized Content in the Uploading Form itself.

I consider myself an amateur video enthusiast and have tons of video on my computer. This new opportunity from Google, after AdSense, definitely thrills me. Free bandwidth, free hosting and free backup for life - I can't ask for anything more. The main problem is How to upload a 50 MB WMV video files on a dialup connection ? It is almost impossible.

There must be some other option for dialup users or those who don't have a net connection at all but still want their videos included in Video Search. How about sending the videos on a CD / DVD to Google ? This could be one of the possible alternatives to extend the reach of the video search program. Not everyone in the world has a broadband or unlimited bandwidth. In India itself, one needs to shell out a $ per minute while you are online.

is accepting videos of all lengths and size and practically all video formats. The Google Video upload program can be downloaded here. Just wondering what Google would call it - VideoSense? Or just VidSense?