We've made a small change to the patches page in response to your feedback. There's now a page of sample videos, and the full patched source tarball of VLC that we build Google Video's player from. We've also put the Google Search Appliance distribution and kernel mirror online, so as to best comply with the GPL. You can find links to all of these on the patches page.
In what we think is an insanely cool development, we've gotten word that VLC has taken that patch and is integrating elements of it into VLC. You can see the changeset on their site. Thanks to the VLC team, you folks rock.