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I was doing a web trace to see how much my blog would take in loading time, using Chrome Inspector network tools. I then found a video I had posted and decided to click on it.

The weird thing is that while the video was playing (and almost arriving at the end), I saw the following call going to YouTube servers:

Request URL:http://www.youtube.com/set_awesome
Request Method:GET
Status Code:200 OK
...
Query string parameters:
    :
    video_id:qqYL53y2mg4
    l:12
    t:vjVQa1PpcFM6nieoMq9Kt2F5m8ytugSIx-buj-51s6I
    w:0.857166666666667
    ps:default
    el:embedded
    feature:youtube_gdata_player
    plid:AAS2TH2MDq_ZRrI3
    eurl:http://blog.alphasmanifesto.com/

(the URL above is my personal blog)

And the answer from Youtube servers was the following:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ut_response status="ok" />

I do realize (for the data being sent) that possibly this is related to YouTube's video tracking feature, so that people can know when a video stops being insteresting or how much people actually finished sending the video. Is my assumption correct?

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closed as off topic by Sathya, Eight Days of Malaise, phwd Jan 18 '12 at 2:01

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