Jump to content



Sign up for a free account!

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests to win things like this Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote and you won't get the popup ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo
- - - - -

YouTube - How many hours total?


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
10 replies to this topic

#1 of 11 Scott McGillivray

Scott McGillivray

    Supporting Actor

  • 852 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 20 1999

Posted December 23 2008 - 04:48 AM

Hi gang!

I was thinking the other day about the revolution of YouTube. There is just SO much stuff (good and bad) on there. I wondered how many hours of total video are on that site? I did some searching on the Internet, but never found a stat for this. One stat I did read was that 13 hours of video are uploaded every minute! Not sure if that is accurate, but pretty amazing if so.

So, I turn to the smartest people on the 'net and submit my question:

How many total hours of video are there on YouTube???


(P.S. Merry Christmas to all!)
Scott A. McGillivray
Vancouver, B.C.

Struggling Actor and Movie Nut!
(Check out my profile on IMDB!)http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1425496/

#2 of 11 Jesse Skeen

Jesse Skeen

    Producer

  • 3,997 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 24 1999

Posted December 23 2008 - 10:25 PM

I'm wondering where they're storing all of it! When I first figured out how to upload video I did about 100 old commercials over a weekend because I figured they weren't going to be letting people upload an unlimited amount of stuff for too long. Even now I still check to make sure someone hasn't already put up the same thing before I upload it, or at least make sure mine is significantly better quality.

I wish the site would let you play videos continuously automatically, like have it play the next listed similar video or pick something at random. The Google Video site did that for a while but they later stopped.
Home video oddities, old commercials and other junk: http://www.youtube.com/user/eyeh8nbc

#3 of 11 Scott McGillivray

Scott McGillivray

    Supporting Actor

  • 852 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 20 1999

Posted December 31 2008 - 12:25 PM

*Gasp*! Posted Image

Have I stumped the elite intelligencia of this fine forum?

Is there no answer to my humble question? Posted Image
Scott A. McGillivray
Vancouver, B.C.

Struggling Actor and Movie Nut!
(Check out my profile on IMDB!)http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1425496/

#4 of 11 Paul D G

Paul D G

    Screenwriter

  • 1,596 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 24 2001

Posted December 31 2008 - 08:24 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott McGillivray
*Gasp*! Posted Image

Have I stumped the elite intelligencia of this fine forum?

Is there no answer to my humble question? Posted Image

I think it's impossible to say unless you have access to their servers. It's like asking how many web pages are there on the internet or how many blades of grass are on your lawn.

One thing about YouTube that annoys me (well, two things really) are the videos that people steal from other's and add to their own profile. So you search for some clip and there's 20 copies of it online.

That and people making their own videos for songs. It's gotten to the point if I want to track down the video for a particular song I have to wade through 8 pages of fan made videos.

Still. It's a fun way to kill an hour.

-paul

#5 of 11 MarkHastings

MarkHastings

    Executive Producer

  • 12,013 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 27 2003

Posted January 01 2009 - 05:37 AM

Considering how many videos are taken down (by either the owner or due to copyright violations), it would be so hard to calculate. But I too have wondered just how much is there.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul D G
One thing about YouTube that annoys me (well, two things really) are the videos that people steal from other's and add to their own profile. So you search for some clip and there's 20 copies of it online.
The one thing that always bugs me are those "videos" where it's nothing but photo montages. If I wanted to look for photos, I'd search Google images. Posted Image

#6 of 11 reddyabi

reddyabi

    Auditioning

  • 1 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 01 2009

Posted July 01 2009 - 04:08 PM

Total number of videos on YouTube -- over 110,000,000

Time required to see all the videos -- over 400 years

Number of videos uploaded per day -- about 200,000

Amount of videos in copyright violation -- over 12%

Top categories of uploaded videos -- music 20%,
entertainment 15%, people/blogs 14%, comedy 13%
sports 7%, educational 6%, autos 5%, film 5%

Source of videos -- amateur 80%, professional 15%,
commercial and corporate 5%

Top countries uploading videos -- United States 35%,
United Kingdom 7%, Philippines 4%, all the these
countries are around 3%: Australia, Brazil, Canada,
France, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Turkey

#7 of 11 Greg_S_H

Greg_S_H

    Executive Producer

  • 14,836 posts
  • Join Date: May 09 2001
  • Real Name:Greg
  • LocationNorth Texas

Posted July 01 2009 - 05:38 PM


Quote:
Originally Posted by reddyabi 
Amount of videos in copyright violation -- over 12%
That seems to be off by about 80%.  /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif



#8 of 11 David Von Pein

David Von Pein

    Producer

  • 5,736 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 04 2002

Posted July 01 2009 - 05:51 PM

I saw a stat about YouTube a while back which said that in the year 2006 (or 2007), YouTube consumed more bandwidth than the entire World Wide Web had consumed in the year 2000.

That's a boatload of videos.

http://YouTube.com/DavidVonPein



#9 of 11 Scott McGillivray

Scott McGillivray

    Supporting Actor

  • 852 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 20 1999

Posted July 02 2009 - 05:01 AM

 Hey!  Thanks so much Abhi!

I thought that YouTube would just publish stats like that.  Surely they have a database that auto-tracks most of those stats for their internal use anyway.

Makes one wonder what the next 5 years or so has in store!  Obviously we will see a huge increase in true HD videos.  More services like Hulu that provide full shows in HD on demand.  Should be very cool! 

Scott A. McGillivray
Vancouver, B.C.

Struggling Actor and Movie Nut!
(Check out my profile on IMDB!)http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1425496/

#10 of 11 Steve Christou

Steve Christou

    Executive Producer

  • 14,171 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 25 2000
  • Real Name:Steve Christou
  • LocationLondon, England

Posted July 03 2009 - 06:52 AM


Quote:
Originally Posted by reddyabi 

Total number of videos on YouTube -- over 110,000,000
That's incredible. And the quality's a lot better now. Anyone use Google Video? It's linked to Youtube and has longer videos and links to other video sites like Veoh. It's good to search around I found a perfect divx copy of the German film Baron Munchausen at Veoh, been searching for it for years.


Dave hören... auf, wille stoppen sie Dave... stoppen sie Dave... Mein gehirn geht... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin ängstlich Dave... Guter Nachmittag. Ich bin ein HAL 9000 computer. Ich wurde funktionsfähig am HAL-Betrieb in Urbana, Illinois auf January 12 1992.


Lord of the Hubs


#11 of 11 Francois Caron

Francois Caron

    Screenwriter

  • 2,145 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 31 1997

Posted July 03 2009 - 02:09 PM

Wonder how that compares with Vimeo?

Unfortunately, I can't use Vimeo because they're strictly non-commercial, and I'm a business. Luckily, YouTube has absolutely no restrictions on that. So I'm adding more material all the time, now in hi-def! /img/vbsmilies/htf/smile.gif






Forum Nav Content I Follow