Online video site Veoh has launched a nifty new video search browser plugin. The plugin is called the Veoh Video Compass and is available for Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Here’s how it works:
Once the plugin is installed, conduct a search. You can use Google, Yahoo, MSN Live and Live Search, Ask.com, AOL, Wikipedia and YouTube (pretty sneaky way to try and steal a little market share!).
The plugin will also work with searches on Amazon, BestBuy, Walmart and eBay. This is an awesome way to find a video review of a product you’re considering. (And as you’ll see in a minute, you never browse away from the original page.)
After your results come up, click on the Veoh button that’s newly installed in your toolbar area. (Sometimes it’s blue, sometimes it’s grey.)
The Veoh Video Compass will load and show you videos related to your search. You’ll also notice a horizontal bar of suggestions related to your search. Click the button in the toolbar area to hide the compass.
You can scroll for more videos by clicking the arrow on the left.
Once you’ve selected a video to watch, the video is pulled off, but a dark yet transparent background shows you haven’t navigated away from the search page.
What do you think of the plugin? Let us know in the comments.
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