Will using other video streaming platforms such vimeo and youtube use digital ocean bandwidth?

Posted March 6, 2020 2k views
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Hi all! I have a droplet that hosts my platform. I want to add a streaming video option to the platform. The videos will be pulled from youtube and vimeo. Would I incur any data / bandwidth costs from digital ocean? I am guessing (hoping) not as the video is being streamed from another source. Thoughts?

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Hi there @patboyle1,

I believe that this should not cause any extra costs on your bandwidth bill, basically both the youtube and the vimeo players, along with the video content is streamed from YouTube’s or Vimeo’s servers.

The only bandwidth usage that you would see is the few bytes it takes to add the video player embed code in your HTML pages. Every element in your website which is pulled from other web servers should consume your bandwidth.

Hope that this helps!