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When using a video as a background, does linking to youtube use less data than uploading the video itself?

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I've been having numerous problems with SS and they're telling me it's bc the homepage of the website uses 15 MB of data rather than the recommended 5 mb. The biggest thing I have on there is a 12 second looping video- it's 12mb. I just readded it as a Youtube link instead. Will this lower the data usage of the site?

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Yes, that should improve the delivery, YouTube has quite a serious compression algorithm, and the delivery method via YouTube does generally improve the loading. What version of SQSP are you using?

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