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thematbk

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youtube video viewing, how much does it download?
« on: May 06, 2010, 02:39:02 AM »
if i view a video on youtube, does it use the same amount of my internet allowance as if i downloaded it? and if not then how much?   ??? please answer!

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Re: youtube video viewing, how much does it download?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2010, 05:46:27 PM »
Yes it does. The videos are basically FLV movies that the Youtube Flash Client is downloading to watch. Even if you start a video then pause it after a second, the video will still "buffer" or download to your computer.

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    Re: youtube video viewing, how much does it download?
    « Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 08:57:00 AM »
    it depends on how big is the video you watching. Longer video means it will take more from your allowance

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    Re: youtube video viewing, how much does it download?
    « Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 11:35:17 AM »
    I did a very rough calculation and found that standard quality video will run at 1.46 Megabytes per minute and that High quality runs at 6.59 Megabytes per minute.

    I hope this helps!