PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ MV Surpasses YouTube’s View Count Capabilities

PSY’s global hit music video “Gangnam Style” has surpassed the number of views that YouTube is able to count.

YouTube’s parent company released via Google+, “We never imagined a video’s views would surpass our 32-bit numbering system.”

“The huge number of views on PSY’s “Gangnam Style” video has left us no choice but to upgrade YouTube to 64-bit.”

In a 32-bit system, the highest number that can be achieved is 2,147,483,647. On December 3rd, “Gangnam Style” surpassed the limit and YouTube was unable to count beyond it, instead dropping the commas and changing the number to a negative. A site manager was able to temporarily restore the number.

“Gangnam Style” was uploaded on July 15, 2012, and is the first video to break the “1 billion view record.”



Source: NEWSis

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