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

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    #1
    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..
    cheers
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    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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