Text Mode Aims to Save Bandwidth on YouTube

As the site more accessible videos in the world, YouTube spends a lot of money with the band. While some come to believe that because of Google to traffic account can be null, it is certain that it should cost at least a few thousand dollars. And thinking about saving, the website announced today a new way of video display.

The TEXTp mode turns the video into an animation based on ASCII characters. It was created by a joint effort of all site engineers. When using this technique, YouTube says save up to $ 1.00 per second. Considered that every minute over 24 hours of video are uploaded to the site, the display mode text can save precious dollars for the Mountain View giant.

Moreover, the fact that exchange images of letters, according to Patrick Pichette, finance manager of the site, helps to promote literacy (!) In the world.

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