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Send YouTube debug information

If you let YouTube know that you're having problems playing videos, we may ask for your debug information or "Stats for nerds." This information helps us troubleshoot your issue. Debug information and "Stats for nerds" don't contain any personally identifiable information, but they do reveal some details about your device and the video you were watching. Some of the details include and are not limited to:

  • Device (manufacturer, model, and OS version)
  • Video ID (link to the video being played)
  • CPN (a mostly-unique random identifier for the current playback)
  • Bandwidth details

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Stats for Nerds

  1. When a video is playing, click More .
  2. In the menu that appears, toggle on Stats for nerds
  3. Go back to the video to see that Stats for nerds displayed on the player.
  4. Take a clear photo of the Stats for nerds to share them.

To turn off Stats for nerds, go back to More  to toggle it off.

The Stats for nerds feature is also supported while casting. Turn on Stats for nerds on your mobile device (the instructions are below) and they'll appear onscreen in the cast session.

Stats for nerds

  1. Go to a video watch page.
  2. Right click on the player, then select Stats for nerds from the menu.
  3. Stats for nerds will be displayed over the video while it's playing.
  4. Take a screenshot or a clear photo of the Stats for nerds to share them.

Debug information

  1. Go to a video watch page.
  2. Right click on the player, then select Copy debug info from the menu.
  3. To share the debug information, paste it from your computer.

 

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