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youtube bandwith

Post by wyndham » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:52 pm

If I embed a youtube video on my site, does the bandwith usage as the video plays go on my monthly usages. If I have a 10gig monthly account and if 5 plays of this video uses up 10 gigs, it would seem impractical to embed this video in my site, but... if it's a pass through without any major cost overhead to my bill, then if seems cost effective to use youtube videos to market my product, which is handmade pottery. Would just a image link to the video be more practical?
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Re: youtube bandwith

Post by [RZ] » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:27 pm

the bandwith usage is related to the source
this is one of the reasons that many websites block their media/images/etc when are called from a different origin (apart from other copyright/authory/overuse/misuse reasons)

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Re: youtube bandwith

Post by Pablo » Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:47 pm

An embedded youtube video does not affect the bandwidth usage of your website.

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Re: youtube bandwith

Post by wyndham » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:14 pm

thanks for the help: sorry I posted in wrong section

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Re: youtube bandwith

Post by Lasa » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:34 am

If you set up the Youtube videos with keywords in the titles (think SEO) the Videos can actually push clients to your site.
You tube is so well indexed it pops up on most searches... use it as a part of your SEO practice .
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