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How much mobile data does a 5-minute YouTube video use?

I'm being cautious with my monthly 500MB data allowance. How much data would a 5-minute YouTube video use?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Feb. 8, 2012 at 12:19

One hour of text-based IM chatting on AOL or another IM client ~0.01 MB
Sending one e-mail via Webmail, Gmail, etc. ~0.2 MB if e-mail is plain text with no attachments
Uploading a photo to Flickr Less than 1 MB, if the photo is resized to 1024 x 768
Downloading a three-minute song from iTunes, Amazon, etc. 2-5 MB, depending on the song and encoding quality
Watching a five-minute video clip from You Tube ~5 MB (1 MB per minute, on average)
Using video chat on Skype for 15 minutes 2.7-14.4 MB
Watching a two-hour streaming movie from Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, Hulu, etc. ~2 GB at 640 x 480 resolution
Listening to Pandora for one hour 56.25 MB, assuming 128 Kbps streaming rate

Via http://www.utexas.edu/its/help/wireless-and-wired-public/403

NB: it depends on the quality etc (if it's just an MP3 song with a stillshot of an album cover, it's less. If it's a HD clip. it'll be more....

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 8, 2012 at 12:19

One hour of text-based IM chatting on AOL or another IM client ~0.01 MB
Sending one e-mail via Webmail, Gmail, etc. ~0.2 MB if e-mail is plain text with no attachments
Uploading a photo to Flickr Less than 1 MB, if the photo is resized to 1024 x 768
Downloading a three-minute song from iTunes, Amazon, etc. 2-5 MB, depending on the song and encoding quality
Watching a five-minute video clip from You Tube ~5 MB (1 MB per minute, on average)
Using video chat on Skype for 15 minutes 2.7-14.4 MB
Watching a two-hour streaming movie from Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, Hulu, etc. ~2 GB at 640 x 480 resolution
Listening to Pandora for one hour 56.25 MB, assuming 128 Kbps streaming rate

Via http://www.utexas.edu/its/help/wireless-and-wired-public/403

NB: it depends on the quality etc (if it's just an MP3 song with a stillshot of an album cover, it's less. If it's a HD clip. it'll be more....

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