Unoffical Patch Lets Google Video Viewer Play Non-Google Hosted Content

A bit of news from last week, 'DVD Jon' edits Google video from covers how a third-party patch for the Google Video Viewer has been released allowing you to view MP4 content inline at any web site, not just content hosted at Google Video. The patch is posted here. Google warns in the article of potential security issues for those using the patch. Comments on the blog providing the patch suggest it's nothing really to worry about. Why bother, by the way? Because it would be cool to be able to know your MP4 files could play inline for anyone using the viewer, if it takes off. Even better would be if Google just released its viewer to work with any site.

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