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Hey ,
I wanted to know if browsing a page takes the same data as downloading it.
Also, does streaming a youtube video take the same bandwidth as downloading it.

The obvious answer would be yes, because buffering is basically downloading in itself.
But I have noticed that it takes far too much data while downloading youtube videos using a Youtube Downloader. Or is it, because, I am downloading videos in a different Resolution and the youtube downloader downloads videos in HD by default.

Please give me a Linux based answer. I have heard that youtube videos when streamed used to get saved in the /tmp/ folder, NOT ANY MORE cuz of flash update to 10.2. Please check
http://freshtutorial.com/ubuntu-doesnt-store-youtube-played-video-temp-folder/

I am not sure if this is the right forum for this question. Please move it to an appropriate forum in that case.

Thanks.

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its takes the same amount of data when downloading. But the webpage loads some additional info, like adverts and user comments and all that.

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