Video aggregator Veoh has released into beta a new browser plug-in that inserts video results into search pages from Google, Yahoo, YouTube, MSN Live, and Ask.com. Results show up in a strip on top of your results. Unfortunately, there's no way to close the strip that I could see, but the results can be useful. If you believe, as Veoh CEO Dmitry Shapiro does, that "video should be everywhere," this extension will work well for you. Get it on labs.veoh.com.
Shapiro also believes that the real problem with video search, and search in general, is "discovery:" People can easily find sites and pages if they know what they are looking for, but finding new content directions is still hard. So the Veoh plug-in also uses the company's collaborative filtering technology to display keywords related to your search above the video results. Unlike many other "related search" products that give you good options to narrow down your search, the Veoh suggestions can go off in other directions, but can be quite helpful.
For example, I did a Google search on "Thomas," and the Veoh video hits were related to Thomas the Tank Engine (which is what I was looking for). Related search terms at the top were mostly other children's shows I had never heard of, and were good discoveries for me. Score one for Veoh.
Clicking on video from the search strip pops it up over the search results page, and plays it. … Read more