Google’s cloud storage has always been an excellent place to store data. Whether it be photos, videos, documents or even unheard file types for the most part, google’s cloud would take it all. That is up until now. Android Police identified a change that Google made to their support site. Things have been made alittle complicated for users who want to store their videos on the cloud as Google has announced that they will no longer provide free unlimited storage for unsupported video formats. Though google supports a wide variety of formats:
.mpg, .mod, .mmv, .tod, .wmv, .asf, .avi, .divx, .mov, .m4v, .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .m2t, .m2ts, .mts, and .mkv files,
The most popular unsupported formats at this time are .VOB, and for content creators, .RAW.
If Googles cloud storage solution seems like the way to go for you, there is a way that these unsupported file types could still be stored. Sadly, it is a solution that requires a small investment from the user. For a measly sum of $1.99 a month, users can opt for Google One storage that allows them more file types for storage and 100GBs of added storage. If this isn’t enough then for $2.99 Google will give you 200GBs of storage. If even this isn’t enough to satisfy your storage needs then Google will give you 2 terabytes of storage for $9.99 a month
Though most users will be indifferent to these changes, it is still upsetting that Google is capitalizing on format support but then maybe there is a bigger picture that we don’t know about.