Or should that be “yet another search engine for video content”? It’s all good. We’re playing in a very big swimming pool. Anyway, Lumerias, at http://www.lumerias.com, seems to be searching the biggies like YouTube and DailyMotion, but also to be crawling the Web in general for video content. (Read the search engine’s about page — it’s exceptionally literate.)
Searching is simple keyword. I did a search for commentary and got about 1190 results. That’s not the weird part, though. The weird part is that I got to see summaries on all 1190 of the results. Google will only let you see 1000 results at a time. You Go Lumerias!
Search results include screenshot (not very useful), title, description and tags (seems often to be more description than tag), video type, URL, and source. There is also a link to download the video but when I tried to use that a couple of times it didn’t work. I didn’t know if that was me or Lumerias (I’m using FireFox.)
I liked how many results I was getting, and I liked that I could see those results. I did have some questions though about what I was seeing. Like: how are search results being sorted? Can I exclude results based on language? Is there any way to see all the non-webcrawl sources? Can I filter based on video size? Is there any way to get more information about video length and file size in the search result?
It’s a very good start, but it’s such a good start I want more…
This post came from ResearchBuzz, a site with news and information about online data collections. Visit us at ResearchBuzz.com .