October 26th, 2013, 12:15 AM
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Youtube preloaded clips use a LOT of data??
I've noticed that when preloading youtube clips to my phone via wireless the data used is suspiciously high, so I ran a test.
I preloaded a clip, to the preload feature on the phone. 56mb (usage meter on my laptop).
I then viewed the exact same clip on the laptop. 11mb.
That's about what I'd expect for the quality of the clip, from a few years of experience on youtube.
As I said before doing this comparison I'd noticed preloading clips seems to use a lot of data for the clip length/quality. But 5 times as much??
I've clarified that there's nothing else happening during the wireless transfer, checked and re-checked. Data usage starts when I select 'watch later' for the vid, and stops when the arrow turns green. I had trouble a couple of weeks ago but worked out to unselect the 'preload subscriptions' option (as it just starts downloading ALL the videos from them without asking, grrr).
I use mobile broadband so I have data limits.
Any help would be appreciated.
Last edited by HarryC; October 26th, 2013 at 12:20 AM.
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