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Hey folks.

 

When we stream a video let's say in youtube would the data being streamed to our pc = as if we downloaded that video instead of streaming?

 

Basically let's say there is a 1GB youtube video in 1080p and I downloaded it and thats 1 GB on my internet quota, however if I stream that 1GB video at 1080p (instead of downloading) from beginning to the end, would the same amout data adds to the quota? or does a less amount gets used?

 

Let me know if I am not clear :p

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Hey folks.

When we stream a video let's say in youtube would the data being streamed to our pc = as if we downloaded that video instead of streaming?

Basically let's say there is a 1GB youtube video in 1080p and I downloaded it and thats 1 GB on my internet quota, however if I stream that 1GB video at 1080p (instead of downloading) from beginning to the end, would the same amout data adds to the quota? or does a less amount gets used?

Let me know if I am not clear tongue.gif

Im quite certain it is the same size if we play it or if we DL it, but I think that Youtube will also use abit of upload to communicate with its servers etc
     
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Streaming is the exact same thing as downloading. Just a fancy word for downloading and not keeping it on your hd.
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Streaming is the exact same thing as downloading. Just a fancy word for downloading and not keeping it on your hd.

^ basically that.
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Ah I see. Thank you guys. I always wondered that +rep

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Streaming is the exact same thing as downloading. Just a fancy word for downloading and not keeping it on your hd.

This. And more specifically, starting to use the data before it's fully downloaded, in your case, watch the video before file is fully downloaded. This obviously assumes that the stream is same as the source, and not recompressed on the fly. biggrin.gif

Also, as PedroC1999 said, while streaming, you need to communicate with the source, which adds a little more traffic (really little)
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For a video to be streamed, a browser must download the content in the its cache. The download is the same however, upload will also be increased due to several requests from your browsers part. The download will be the same but upload will increase, as stated by Pedro.
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Ah I see. Thank you guys. I always wondered that +rep

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