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Embedded videos

Post by mikebosh » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:57 am

Hi

Embedded videos such as [youtube]

When watched do they use up site bandwidth

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Re: Embedded videos

Post by waarnemer » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:24 pm

No, they use up bandwith of the visitor of your site..

anything not coming from your IP/host is not using bandwith of your server

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Re: Embedded videos

Post by mikebosh » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:24 pm

Thanks

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Re: Embedded videos

Post by Webdongle » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:41 pm

If your Hosting package has a bandwidth limit then every time someone visits your site then they use bandwidth of your Hosting package.
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Re: Embedded videos

Post by mikebosh » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:35 pm

Hi

Yes but does viewing the embedded video use more bandwidth

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Re: Embedded videos

Post by waarnemer » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:24 pm

if the video is coming from yourdomain.com - yes
if the video is coming from [youtube].com/whateverelseisinthepath/andsuch - no

It then is only using more bandwith of the viewer.

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Re: Embedded videos

Post by Webdongle » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:55 pm

waarnemer wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:24 pm
if the video is coming from yourdomain.com - yes
if the video is coming from [[youtube]].com/whateverelseisinthepath/andsuch - no
Not accurate because
If it is coming from [youtube] via your website then it is using the website bandwidth to deliver it. But if your Hosting package has no limit then nothing to worry about.
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Re: Embedded videos

Post by mikebosh » Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:27 am

Many thanks for all your input

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Re: Embedded videos

Post by sozzled » Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:43 am

Webdongle wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:55 pm
If it is coming from [[youtube]] via your website then it is using the website bandwidth to deliver it.
I'm sorry but I don't know where you obtained that information. See https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/qu ... -bandwidth that addresses the bandwidth issue. If you have different information I'd love to see it.
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Re: Embedded videos

Post by waarnemer » Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:45 am

Whut?

You can check yourself.

Hit F12 into a page to open console, select tab NETWORK and F5.. you see the sources of the elements pop in. In a page running a YT frame you will see the sources/domains where all is coming from.
Anything and everything not coming from your source/domain, is NOT eating your servers bandwidth as these are requested from the initial document in the visitores browser.

The only thing "delivered" by you is the embedding code telling the browser to go elsewhere to fetch the video stream.

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Re: Embedded videos

Post by AMurray » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:34 pm

Yes, I fail to see also how embedding a YT video in your own site will then use up that site's hosting band-width /data transfer allowance, when the video is coming from YT.
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