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How much data does a single YouTube video use?


  1. The-Stig

    The-Stig Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    Anyone know how much data usage watching videos on youtube eats when viewing on a phone over mobile network (not wifi)? I know it depends on the quality and length etc, but Im looking for a ball park reference really, say a 1min video at 360p?

    Thanks :)

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  2. 7,5 MegaBytes.
  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    I'd think it would also depend on how much detail is inside the film. For example a 1min video at 360p of a dog running would be less data than a 1min clip of a battle scene from Avatar.
  4. 916x10

    916x10 Well-Known Member

    Thats like asking how long a car can go on a full tank of gas
  5. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    Different youtube video will use different data.

    It depends on:

    1)how long the video is (10 min video will use more than a 2 min video)
    2)the quality of the video: 360p, 720p or 1020p (1020p will use much more data than 360p)
  6. The-Stig

    The-Stig Well-Known Member

    Hi folks,

    I appreciate its different for different sized videos, but like i said im just after a ball park figure based on a 1 min video at 360p.

    :)
  7. The-Stig

    The-Stig Well-Known Member

    chanchan, appreciate what your saying, but im just talking about user uploads, so more likely to be that dog :) just looking for a rough figure, I wont be suing anyone :)

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