XF 1.2 Video bandwidth

When you load a video into a post that originates from youtube, do you use bandwidth on your site, or when someone plays it from the post is it really coming from youtube ? Anyone know of how much bandwidth is being used up ?

Is it better to host videos at Amazon and then load them into posts on your forum ?

Thank you.


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If it's hosted on YouTube, it uses YouTube's bandwidth for the actual video. The embed code (in the actual post text) uses yours, but thats minuscule bandwidth. If you host videos on Amazon that you control, it is up to you to pay for video bandwidth.