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Gangnam Stlye music video pushes YouTube to upgrade views limit

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The music video for South Korean songster  Psy’s  Gangnam Style jumped YouTube’s view limit,  pushes the sites to upgrade its counter.

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Since his break out hit ‘Gangnam Style’ made his debut in July 2012, it has become the most watched video in YouTube to date , hitting more than 2.1 billion views mark.

When Youtube was desinged, it was never expected for a video to exceed 2,147,483,647 views because of how the counter software was originally coded. “It’s like a car odometer,” says YouTube spokesperson  Matt McLernon. “Once it rolls over the last nine,  it resets.” He said the company expected two billion would be enough. It wasn’t.

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 Google, which ownws YouTube, late told website The Verge that engineers “Saw this coming a couple months ago and update our systems to prepare for it”

Youtube now uses a 64-bit integer for its video counter, which means videos have a maximum viewer count of 9.22 quintillion.

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