What's the deal with.. (download volume while streaming media)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by zacl87, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. zacl87 macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2009
    I've always wondered how much you 'download' when you watch an episode/movie/youtube/whatever in your browser compared to actually dl-ing the entire file.. Is it exactly the same or less?

    I've always figured it's less without any real logic.. I just figure as it's not saving anywhere that it's not being downloaded.. unless it just sits in your cache..
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    If YouTube or whatever streaming services plays a 124MB file for your viewing experience, you actually download 124MB + some overhead maybe.

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