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Follow the YouTube Path

MAP LEGEND FOLLOW THE PATH Wireless Connection - - -- -- Follow the path Mary's video takes as she uploads it to YouTube and as Jeff downloads and watches it on Wired Connection This infographic courtesy of O TIME WARNER CABLE THE FOWER Or vou his laptop Check out our blog MARY JEFF 13 06 Jeff finds the video on YouTube and clicks the "Play" button. 13 Jeffs laptop receives the video stream over Wi-Fi - 07 Jeff's laptop packages the play request, sends an encoded request as Wi-Fi radio signals to Jeff's Wi-Fi Home His internet browser uses the video playback capabilities on his laptop to show the video of 01 Mary records a video of her dog playing using her mobile phone. She then uploads the video to YouTube from her mobile phone. Mary's dog playing. gateway. 02 Her mobile phone packages the video at iP packets. Her mobile phone's radio then encodes the video packets as radio signals to be sent out over the cellular network airwaves. 08 The Wi-Fi gateway receives the radio signals & converts them to "wired" bits. 09 The packets are transmitted over switches & routers to the YouTube server. 12 The Wi-Fi home gateway . converts the packets to radio signals and transmits them to Jeff's laptop - this is a dotted line from gateway to laptop. CELL TOWER 11 The video stream is transmitted as packets over switches and routers to the Wi-Fi gateway in Jeff's home. 10 YouTube server receives and recognizes the Play request from the Internet browser on Jeff's laptop. It then selects the best video format for the browser on Jeff's laptop and responds with the appropriately formatted video stream. DATA CENTER 03 The base station that is located at the cell tower receives the radio signals & converts them to "wired' bits. C 04 The video is transmitted over switches & routers to YouTube servers.. 05 YouTube servers receive the packets, reassemble them & store the video. The video then waits for someone watch it. You Tube YOUTUBE SERVER

Follow the YouTube Path

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This infographic displays the process in which one user uploads a video and one user downloads it. YouTube has come to be a very useful and widely consumed form of social media so understanding how i...


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