Yes, you're right - I hadn't thought to look into that but of course
it makes sense, since that's how we count the image views normally.
I'd got confused by some of the comments on the wikitech page.
Am I right in saying that therefore this means:
* one count each time a page including this file's thumbnail is loaded
(as with images) - so, say, [[:en:Apollo 11]] means a hit for five
video and one audio files
* plus one count when it's played for a first time
* plus one count any time it's restarted
- with the vast majority of those coming from the first category. This
helps explain a lot of the peaks - they're loaded with very popular
Do we have any numbers on how many videos are actually streamed, overall?
On 17 January 2016 at 11:36, Tilman Bayer <tbayer(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
very interesting, thank you! However, I think the post should make it a bit
clearer that these numbers include video thumbnail views, and are presumably
dominated by them. (A list of the most played videos would look quite
different, and presumably not be 100% SFW.) The meaning of the fields is
documented on Wikitech. For instance, the Ward Cunningham interview (#9 on
your list and the top CC-licensed one) had indeed over 7 million views in
2015, but most of them were thumbnail views - it was played (or had a video
version downloaded) 76,315 times, 43,545 times in form of the original WEBM
file and 32,770 times in a transcoded version.
hive (default)> SELECT SUM(total) AS total, SUM(original) AS original,
SUM(transcoded_image) AS transcoded_image, SUM(transcoded_movie) AS
transcoded_movie FROM wmf.mediacounts where year = 2015 AND base_name =
total original transcoded_image transcoded_movie
7385568 43545 7309253 32770
On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 1:28 AM, Andrew Gray <andrew.gray(a)dunelm.org.uk>
I hacked up a very quick count of the 2015 video viewing aggregate
figures, using the data that Bartosz put together last year - with the
caveat that the data only goes up to 10 December, but it's probably
indicative of whole-year trends. I haven't yet tried to merge in the
11-31/12 data. Nothing very insightful but I don't recall seeing it
done before, so it might be of interest!
The headline figure is that we had about three billion (!!)
video/audio plays during the year, and that some of the most popular
items are insanely popular - the most popular was viewed an average of
42,000 times a day, every day.
Pine: the video you asked about in the other thread was viewed 187,899
times from 31/10/15 to 10/12/15. So there's half your answer :-)
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