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(Popular Mechanics)   Every minute of the day, users upload an average of 72 hours of footage to YouTube. So, how do they handle it without bogging down and crashing? Here comes the computer science   (popularmechanics.com) divider line 27
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2012-11-13 08:14:53 AM
Nothing matches...EVIL CAT.
 
2012-11-13 09:03:10 AM
They don't, if you follow any of the people who upload regularly you realize that YouTube breaks down all the time
 
2012-11-13 09:59:52 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-13 11:12:59 AM
In other news, 99% of the stuff on youtube never gets watched.
 
2012-11-13 11:16:16 AM
What about YouPorn?
 
2012-11-13 11:34:33 AM
So essentially they learned how to stream video in a way similar to how P2P networks allowed people to seed movies and software.

If only I had gone into computer programming as a kid. . .
 
2012-11-13 11:59:34 AM
Witchcraft?
 
2012-11-13 12:01:35 PM

Metalupis: They don't, if you follow any of the people who upload regularly you realize that YouTube breaks down all the time


Verily.
 
2012-11-13 12:05:21 PM
So if I understand P2P networking at all... I have 2 tubes coming into my house. They are both connected to a larger tube to which everyone elses tubes are connected. So if I want to connect to the You Tube... my computer sucks stuff down my down tube, but it has to go somewhere when I'm done, so the fan kicks on and blows it back through the uptube... so that someone else can suck it. Internetting is dirty business.
 
2012-11-13 12:19:10 PM

karmaceutical: So if I understand P2P networking at all... I have 2 tubes coming into my house. They are both connected to a larger tube to which everyone elses tubes are connected. So if I want to connect to the You Tube... my computer sucks stuff down my down tube, but it has to go somewhere when I'm done, so the fan kicks on and blows it back through the uptube... so that someone else can suck it. Internetting is dirty business.


Now imagine there was an air leak in one of those pipes. We'd end up with dirty internet everywhere! The horror.
 
2012-11-13 12:40:29 PM
Well, one part of their solution seems to be to stall playing back videos after about 20 seconds until you reload the page.
I guess they want to make sure that you really want to watch the whole video before sending the remaining data.
 
2012-11-13 01:56:59 PM
They probably reduced bandwidth a great deal by marking a whole bunch of mobile-compatible videos "not available on your device." I have videos on my favorites list that I can't watch on my phone anymore because of that. Why does it matter so much how I'm watching it? Isn't the whole point of putting a video on YouTube to get people to watch it?
 
2012-11-13 01:57:04 PM
Both Popular Mechanics and Popular Science have come a long ways from their origins, but I have to say that Popular Mechanics has come further. Been seeing some surprisingly in-depth tech reporting from them lately.
 
2012-11-13 02:33:54 PM
www.recoverygraphics.com

/ ht
 
2012-11-13 02:34:45 PM

The Voice of Doom: Well, one part of their solution seems to be to stall playing back videos after about 20 seconds until you reload the page.
I guess they want to make sure that you really want to watch the whole video before sending the remaining data.


One day if I am feeling up to doing the search i'd like to see how much BW they save by not preloading the entire clip. Or I can just be lazy and ask here, anyone know? :)

Orders of magnitude anyone?
 
2012-11-13 03:35:19 PM
First time I've ever felt the need to say it, but subby fails. There was no science in that article. Pretty boring and non-informative really. How many times does one need to read that YouTube gets 72 hours of video every minute?
 
2012-11-13 04:23:59 PM
they use Linux.

lots and lots of Linux.
 
2012-11-13 04:41:36 PM
Hopefully by detecting and deleting cell phone videos of televisions and monitors.
 
2012-11-13 05:51:57 PM

Peki: So essentially they learned how to stream video in a way similar to how P2P networks allowed people to seed movies and software.

If only I had gone into computer programming as a kid. . .


Getting a kick as I plan to go all Tiger Parent on my daughter and force her to learn comp sci. Once she conquers the whole crawling thing of course.
 
2012-11-13 06:03:39 PM

Tobin_Lam: They probably reduced bandwidth a great deal by marking a whole bunch of mobile-compatible videos "not available on your device." I have videos on my favorites list that I can't watch on my phone anymore because of that. Why does it matter so much how I'm watching it? Isn't the whole point of putting a video on YouTube to get people to watch it?


It depends on monetization to a degree. If the video is monetized AND your device is incapable of displaying the selected advert(s) then it might not play. If the channel owner has set it so that "No ads, no play" then it most certainly won't play on the majority of mobile devices.

Of course you'd have no way of knowing if someone got offered a slice of YouTube money and changed settings on their older videos... until they stopped playing.
 
2012-11-13 06:54:49 PM

Linux_Yes: they use Linux.

lots and lots of Linux.


And buffering. Lots and lots of buffering
 
2012-11-13 10:26:02 PM

gopher321: Nothing matches...EVIL CAT.


I watched that video plus the related "robocat" and I wonder : does that cat ever blinks?
 
2012-11-14 01:07:46 AM

Gnaglor: First time I've ever felt the need to say it, but subby fails. There was no science in that article. Pretty boring and non-informative really. How many times does one need to read that YouTube gets 72 hours of video every minute?


Exactly. Sad to see Popular Mechanics so dumbed down.
 
2012-11-14 04:28:08 AM

roc6783: Peki: So essentially they learned how to stream video in a way similar to how P2P networks allowed people to seed movies and software.

If only I had gone into computer programming as a kid. . .

Getting a kick as I plan to go all Tiger Parent on my daughter and force her to learn comp sci. Once she conquers the whole crawling thing of course.


Dude, shouldn't she be walking by now? She's 16 and all ...........
 
2012-11-14 10:32:58 AM

roc6783: Peki: So essentially they learned how to stream video in a way similar to how P2P networks allowed people to seed movies and software.

If only I had gone into computer programming as a kid. . .

Getting a kick as I plan to go all Tiger Parent on my daughter and force her to learn comp sci. Once she conquers the whole crawling thing of course.


Math, math, math, math, math, math, math, math, and your genetics better not be farked up.
 
2012-11-14 03:09:18 PM
What percentage of that is the Saxroll'd guy?
 
2012-11-14 05:06:25 PM

CujoQuarrel: roc6783: Peki: ***snip***

Dude, shouldn't she be walking by now? She's 16 and all ...........


I loled. But, seriously, you're a pervert.
 
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