This Is What Happens When You Re-Upload a YouTube Video 1000 Times!

  • Published on Oct 11, 2019
  • The 1000 re-upload project. An inside look at how RU-clip ruins your video quality!
    Video #1:
    Video #2:
    Video #5:
    Video #10:
    Video #20:
    Video #50:
    Video #100:
    Video #200:
    Video #500:
    Video #1000:
    The 1000 Upload Channel:
    Video Compression explained:
    Original in a room audio experiment:
    10 years ago with a webcam:
    MKBHD Merch:
    Video Gear I use:
    Tech I'm using right now:
    Intro Track: My Opinion by deadmau5
    Playlist of MKBHD Intro music:
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Comments • 12 304

  • Flash Vibes Music
    Flash Vibes Music 7 hours ago

    Cole Bennet its u?

  • Carlton Hanks
    Carlton Hanks 8 hours ago

    My dude look like a Sims character

  • Pi
    Pi 17 hours ago

    Why is youtube shifting the audio?

  • Adam Daniel
    Adam Daniel 20 hours ago

    Wanna blur your face? Re-upload your video 200 times.

  • Siva R
    Siva R 22 hours ago

    14:25 Was it a giagantic waste of time?

    No!!! It has got 3M+ viiews

  • Ganesh Karhale
    Ganesh Karhale 22 hours ago

    What is the file size on 1 vs 1000?

  • Pranav Suri
    Pranav Suri Day ago

    What was the size of the first, second and last video?

  • YouTube Commenter

    Notice how the background never changed

  • yo mum big gey
    yo mum big gey Day ago

    why did you use a video with a still background? a moving background would look a lot more extreme (i-frames etc)

  • Fabio Valentini
    Fabio Valentini Day ago

    I guess this means the actual codecs that are used to decompress and then compress the video on youtube's servers have some issues with color shift / bias? Also, why are they re-compressing the audio track when it's the exact same bitrate that they spit out anyway? 🤔️

  • TJ Davidson
    TJ Davidson Day ago

    Question is did you include this upload..for instance should upload 20 actually be 21 as we are watching 🤔

  • Calthecool
    Calthecool Day ago +1

    Jokes on you, I’m watching this video in 480p to save data.

  • UrBan
    UrBan Day ago

    Marques Brownlee - The Disintegration Loops

  • Flinstone01
    Flinstone01 Day ago

    I've done this before on my phone plenty of times but In general with vids and pics, not RU-clip specifically

  • Bennett Graham
    Bennett Graham 2 days ago

    Bigfoot sighting be like

  • Arya Rawat
    Arya Rawat 2 days ago

    I do notice and it's amazing

  • P̷s̷y̷c̷h̷o̷p̷a̷t̷h̷

    Instagram does this in one upload

  • Eli
    Eli 2 days ago

    imagine shooting the original video in 720p haha

  • the crazy dogz
    the crazy dogz 2 days ago

    12:17 “Minecraft quality” that sounds like your insulting Minecraft

  • Wyatt Smith
    Wyatt Smith 2 days ago

    Watching in 144p

  • Andrei Radu
    Andrei Radu 3 days ago

    Upload an unprocessed video somewhere

  • Ahmad Najwan
    Ahmad Najwan 3 days ago

    Is this mark ass brown ley?

  • Bobo Yam Yams
    Bobo Yam Yams 3 days ago

    I am sitting in a room
    only real avant garde music lovers will get it

  • Future Flash
    Future Flash 3 days ago

    What is the skin on your laptop?

  • Chip Schmidt
    Chip Schmidt 3 days ago

    So are you going to delete all those excessive videos you put up on RU-clip?

  • Nicole Nascimento
    Nicole Nascimento 3 days ago

    I've always wondered what would happen... I am not educated on this technology, but I just knew there was no way for the reproduction of these things to be perfect, I always thought some parts were left behind... I mean... I was also the kind of kid at school who would always think "no way, chalk has thickness too, that's really tridimensional!" when my teacher drew "flat" shapes on the blackboard. And I've also always wondered how many times you can copy something on a printer until the paper comes out completely white. I know, there's nothing really special about that, but these things have been in my head for years. So thank you very much for this video!

  • Rosendo Casarrubias
    Rosendo Casarrubias 3 days ago

    Nice reference to Alvin Lucier

  • Grinkle
    Grinkle 3 days ago

    instagram videos

  • callodutyminecraft23

    MKBHD: Your Internet is not good enough in the first place
    NASA: Hold my Ethernet

  • Abdullah Nasir
    Abdullah Nasir 3 days ago

    Dormamu. I have come to bargain!

  • Timothy Erfurdt
    Timothy Erfurdt 4 days ago

    Why doesnt the algorithm have some kind of quality check to skip over uploads that meet the standard?

  • Ethan Rader
    Ethan Rader 4 days ago +1

    #50 looks like a madden mobile character

  • BopisJah
    BopisJah 4 days ago +1

    Watch this in 144p for the full effect

  • fake cloud 10
    fake cloud 10 4 days ago

    ok markass brownly

  • Yet Another 11x
    Yet Another 11x 4 days ago

    I'm almost purple I'm so black

  • Winston Ross
    Winston Ross 4 days ago

    2010 should not have been a decade ago

  • sweetberries
    sweetberries 4 days ago

    M I E C R A F T Q U A L I T Y

  • Djanzz Djanzz
    Djanzz Djanzz 4 days ago

    He looks like a Sims charactor

  • Heath Bauer
    Heath Bauer 4 days ago

    The #835 video is the last one with sound

  • No brainier reviews
    No brainier reviews 4 days ago +1

    Hey Marquez huge fan of your work. Appreciate your epic effort to educate us bit by bit. Also I’ve added all of your intro music to my playlist especially AllttA. Peace ✌🏻.

  • Night Shade
    Night Shade 4 days ago

    Impressed you actually did it 1000 times

  • vember Ruby
    vember Ruby 5 days ago

    50 uploads in: he be looking like a n64 character

  • Saurabh Jha
    Saurabh Jha 5 days ago


  • Marco Brischten
    Marco Brischten 5 days ago

    5:06 it's not pause it should of been mute or muted

  • FDG
    FDG 5 days ago

    surprising. you also need to add 2 more compression times for this video being made and uploaded

  • FH Rabby
    FH Rabby 5 days ago

    Illuminati T shirt!!!

  • Clankmon
    Clankmon 5 days ago

    It's the JPEG of video.

  • _____________ Jap
    _____________ Jap 5 days ago

    8:44 when you install GTA and it doesn't work properly

  • Audrey Toth
    Audrey Toth 5 days ago

    #10 is basically what my vision is like if I watched this without contacts in with the computer 2 feet from my face. Yeah I have horrible vision and it doesn't help that my eyes have two different prescriptions :/

  • Janez Nimac
    Janez Nimac 5 days ago +1

    When you trun RTX off

    Is my 1070 really that bad?

  • first name last name
    first name last name 5 days ago +1

    He has been turned into a just dance character

  • Thiru Malan
    Thiru Malan 6 days ago +3

    So this is like a RU-clip version of edge of tomorrow"I AM SITTING IN MY ROOM..."

  • Mark Billiards Analysis

    Where are the Infinity Stones now?

  • ProPax
    ProPax 6 days ago +2

    Android be like:

  • Shadoo
    Shadoo 6 days ago

    Will it turn every video in pink

  • Finian Croft-Trollope

    This guy put in effort

  • Henrique Chaves
    Henrique Chaves 6 days ago

    Feels so weird seen Marquez in low res for the first time.

  • Adedara Courage
    Adedara Courage 6 days ago

    Every one knows mrBeast is a miniac

  • Angel Hernandez
    Angel Hernandez 6 days ago +1

    This explains all those 720p porn videos with poor quality.

  • Nikola J
    Nikola J 6 days ago

    Find a video that is going viral, find the original, save it, after A few weeks find the latest version of that videos, it's should be compressed ~30000 times by then