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Author Topic: Neat little video on how youtube generates video ids and why  (Read 2308 times)

mouser

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Neat little video on how youtube generates video ids and why
« on: April 04, 2016, 12:36:56 PM »
Neat little video on the video url ids that youtube uses, with side discussions on base64 and why not to use incremental numbering for online url ids:


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Re: Neat little video on how youtube generates video ids and why
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2016, 01:49:51 PM »
Interesting video. Thanks. :Thmbsup:

I never realized it was essentially base-64 with the "/" changed to a "_"

« Last Edit: April 04, 2016, 09:38:10 PM by Deozaan »

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Re: Neat little video on how youtube generates video ids and why
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2016, 02:08:42 PM »
Funny how speaking while walking seemed to be no problem, but saying that really huge number seemed to be rather exhausting :)