Have you ever uploaded a movie to Google Video? You can chose between one of 38 categories like sports or business for the video to be uploaded to. Now, when you visit the Google Video page again you only have the option to click on a few categories on top and not all of the categories. It is not clear why Google is limiting the list of categories on the official website, only that most of the categories are not displayed to you on the site.
We have found a way to change that, so that you can search in all 38 categories available.
To search a special category you use the "genre:" command. If you would like to search for the keyword fun only in the comedy category you would type in fun genre:comedy in the search box. The following table lists all 38 category names of Google Video, and links to the genre command automatically when you follow the link. All you need to do then is to enter the search term you are looking for to get search only a specific category on Google Video.
Update: Google Video has been discontinued shortly after Google purchased the YouTube video hosting service. You may notice that the links above redirect to Google Search, where the genre command is still valid as of today.
The search covers mostly - if not exclusively - YouTube, and no other video hosting services. The search itself does not work on YouTube directly, only on Google Search. So, if you want to search a specific video category on YouTube use the links above to do so.Advertisement
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