New Google Video Hack Offers Only Viewable Video

One of the items on the wish list for Google Video we posted last week was the ability to search only video material that can be viewed online. In other words, remove the video results where only thumbnail images are available.

Via BoingBoing we've learned about a special interface to Google Video from Richard Strickland that will only search viewable content. Thanks Richard.

Btw, Peter Chane, senior product manager for Google Video, told me last week that Google also plans to offer an option to limit to only viewable video. However, he was unable to offer a timetable for its release.

Postscript: Ross Karchner sent us a link to his blog where he explains that you can use the syntax
[source:upload] to limit your search to only viewable video. Thanks RK!

Poscript Two: The syntax to limit your search to only thumbnail images and transcripts, appears to be [source:tv].