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Do You know How much Youtube videos use your data?

IN daily life you are watching many videos on youtube. But do you really know how much that videos use your data? I thought many people answer that we don’t know. So don’t worry I told you that in my today’s article To know and learn that thing we follow the three factors which are given under below.
  • Different video resolution
  • Length of the video
  • Automatic streaming of video when page is loaded
First we discuss the first factors, you know normally that there are different qualities of videos, including below:·         144p,
·         240p,
·         360p,
·         480p,
·         720p and,
·         1080p.
The higher the number is, the better the video quality will be and respectively, it will end up consuming more data. The other issue while assessing how much data YouTube videos consumes is that they are automatically streamed once the user clicks on the video. The speed at which the video is loaded is dependant on the users’ connection speed, implying that video will consume data long before you have even finished watching the video. Usage of Video Data: To know how much data is used by Youtube videos, we are going to look at the example of the some video at the video sharing site So we use the video youtube which name as r PSY’s Gangham Style Which is available in all qualities.

To do that experiment , we use firewall and data monitoring software called Glasswire.

Keeping that in mind, we loaded the video and then changed the resolution to 480p (with all add-ons disabled). The Gangham Style video is exactly 4 minutes and 12 seconds long and according to the source, the audio bitrate is about 128kpbs – which is, 4MB for a 4 minute long video.

Here is what Glasswire showed us in terms of data consumption:


·         1080p video
 :    74.5MB·         720p video     :    45.4MB
·         480p video     :     27.7MB
·         360p video     :     16.3MB
·         240p video     :     9.9MB
·         144p video      :     7.1MB
Let’s Derive A Formula For ApproximationIf we know the bitrate and the length of the video then we can derive a formula which can roughly estimate the total volume consumed by YouTube.Here is the correlation between the Resolution and the Bitrate of a video:


We can see that each resolution has its own bitrate:·         2160p video    :     20000 kbps
·         1440p  video   :     8913 kbps
·         1080p video    :     3774 kbps
·         720p  video     :     3000 kbps
·         480p video      :     1000 kbps
·         360p video      :     721 kbps
·         240p video      :     377 kbps
·         144p  video      :     80 kbps
As far as the Resolution-Datasize comparison is concerned, here’s how it looks like:

We can use all the information at hand and deliver a formula which can determine the amount of data a video can end up using.Here’s how the formula looks like: Bitrate x Seconds x Minutes / Bits / MBs·         2160p video   :  (20000 *60*10)/8/1024   :    1465 MB
·         1440p  video  :  (8913 *60*10)/8/1024       :    653 MB
·         1080p video  :   (3774*60*10)/8/1024        :    277 MB
·         720p  video   :    (3000*60*10)/8/1024      :    220 MB
·         480p video    :   (1000*60*10)/8/1024       :    73 MB
·         360p video    :   (721*60*10)/8/1024          :    53 MB
·         240p video    :   (377*60*10)/8/1024          :    27.6 MB
·         144p  video    :   (80*60*10)/8/1024           :    5.8 MB

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