YouTube now generates 4 billion video views a day

YouTube remains the world's number one video-themed web site and today the site's owner Google announced some new statistics that are sure to blow some people's minds. On the official YouTube blog site, the company revealed that the site is generating a massive four billion video views per day. Google says that number is up 25 percent from just eight months ago.

Even more impressive is the number of videos that are being uploaded to YouTube every day ... or rather every minute. The blog states that 60 video hours are being uploaded by users to YouTube every minute. Yes that means that every second, one full hour of video is being transferred from users to the YouTube site. YouTube even has a colorful interactive infographic web site to illustrate just what those numbers mean.

Google has been making a number of new changes and additions to YouTube over the past few months, including a new site design that went live in December. In October, Google and YouTube officially announced plans to offer a lot of new original video content on the site, created in part by a number of Hollywood studios and celebrities. Must of that new content will debut on YouTube later in 2012.

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FMH said,

Now I'm really curious! What ads are you talking about.

Those advertising ads, you know...
(If you're still being serious, those that show up in the player xD)

Coi said,

Those advertising ads, you know...
(If you're still being serious, those that show up in the player xD)

Oh, okay got it.

But what is advertising ads?

FMH said,

But what is advertising ads?

Those are ads that recommend you to ban out all perfectionistic people in the world.

Wow, that's crazy storage!

I do wish the YouTube devs would find a way to block spam/fake content, with nothing more than a still image and a link to another site in the description.

Cute James said,
Wow, that's crazy storage!

I do wish the YouTube devs would find a way to block spam/fake content, with nothing more than a still image and a link to another site in the description.

Same here but good luck with that. You can always use a video preview greasemonkey script. That way you can run your mouse over all videos in search results and see either previews of the video or it can actually start playing real time.

Now if they could only make it stop freezing up my computer for no reason at all... even watching a video at 360p will freeze it up... but it is all random. Some videos will play with no problem, others will lock the computer. Tried everything from updating and downgrading flash, and nothing works, except turning off hardware accel, which just makes it then run like total ass.

shakey said,
Now if they could only make it stop freezing up my computer for no reason at all... even watching a video at 360p will freeze it up... but it is all random. Some videos will play with no problem, others will lock the computer. Tried everything from updating and downgrading flash, and nothing works, except turning off hardware accel, which just makes it then run like total ass.

What is your computer specs?

max22 said,

What is your computer specs?

Core 2 Duo Esomethingorother at 3ghz. 4 gigs of ram. GT 240 Nvidia. I can play 1080p files no problem, but youtube freezes up randomly on videos.

shakey said,

Core 2 Duo Esomethingorother at 3ghz. 4 gigs of ram. GT 240 Nvidia. I can play 1080p files no problem, but youtube freezes up randomly on videos.

Probably a flash issue what browser do you use and what version of flash is it running?

ozzy76 said,
really? I've never noticed with FF & ad block plus

FF and Adblock won't block the ads embedded into the videos, at least not that I've figured out.

chadlachlanross said,

FF and Adblock won't block the ads embedded into the videos, at least not that I've figured out.

Ad Muncher ftw!

chadlachlanross said,

FF and Adblock won't block the ads embedded into the videos, at least not that I've figured out.


Yes it does, with the easy list filter

I love YouTube, yet I remain stupefied by the number of people who consider they have content worth uploading.

Edit: Ignore that. All it takes is a peek at the forums...