Sunday, January 28, 2007

Burning Google Video to DVD

I wanted to burn a video on Google Video to a DVD for a big screen experience. Google Video allows download of a .gvp file. On opening this file, which is a text file, I found the URL to download the video itself. I saved this video in a file with a .gvi extension on my hard-disk. Then, some more searching on Google showed that I could convert the .gvi to a standard .avi file using the open-source GVI2AVI program. I could play the converted file using Media Player, as well as burn it to a DVD.