cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Ask a Question
Mobile Outage Northern NSW has now been resolved 2PM AEDT
New Contributor Tease
New Contributor

You tube

Just wondering once you download a song on youtube if you go back and watch  it again is that another download TIA

0 Kudos
Reply
4 Replies
Super Contributor
Super Contributor

Re: You tube

Hi @Tease - If you listen to a song or video online, then - depending on the browser/application you use to do that, you may find that it caches that download locally in which case it might download a little bit again but you won't actually download as much if you play it again *immediately*. That cache is cleared automatically though so if you try to listen/watch it later then it is likely to have to download it again. Alternatively there are tools/apps available that enable you to download content off the likes of youtube so you could play them multiple times in the future without having to download them again - however, depending on the content, you need to be careful that you are not breaking any laws in doing so.

New Contributor nicholls
New Contributor

Re: You tube

 
0 Kudos
Reply
Frequent Contributor
Frequent Contributor

Re: You tube

"Ninkasi" is mostly right.  When you visit any page it involves a certain amount of download.  If you refresh a page to look at it again after you have browsed elsewhere the same amount of data will be downloaded.  Youtube's data compression is pretty good in that they keep the downloads as sparse as possible but if you watch a film you are still looking at up to half a gig at times.  You can use Youtube downloaders in most browsers to obtain the video permanently but if you download copyright material you could land yourself in big trouble.  It's not worth the risk.

0 Kudos
Reply
RetiredModerator Mike-N
RetiredModerator

Re: You tube

Depending on the amount of content you're using, you may also want to consider YouTube Red which allows offline playback on mobile devices 🙂


__________________________________________________________________________
I’m part of the Yes Crowd team, employed by Optus to help run our online community. This guide explains how everything works on here and you should also check out our Community Guidelines.

Did we answer your question? Please mark it as a Accepted Solution and be generous with that Kudos button Smiley Happy
0 Kudos
Reply