72 Hours in 1 Minute: The Tech of YouTube

More than the go-to location for online video, the infrastructure and processing that goes into serving Youtube is a feat in itself. Popmec briefly takes a look behind the scenes.

“When Doshi joined YouTube in 2007, he says the site was getting 6 hours of video per minute. In the past five years, then, the site has seen a 10-fold increase in volume. But, Doshi says, the amount of data has exploded at an even higher rate. “The insane part is that there has been this huge shift going on from people capturing video at 240p resolution with low-bit-rate cameras to modern consumer devices that are 1080p with 25- to 30-megabit-per-second video streams,” he says. “That really explodes the amount of data that you need to process.”

72 Hours in 1 Minute: The Tech of YouTube

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