Facebook and YouTube log video stats in their own unique ways.
Third-party videos may report statistics differently from how uStudio logs statistics. When a video from Facebook or YouTube is wrapped with the uStudio player, the stats that get reported back to Facebook or YouTube may be different from the stats that are logged in the uStudio analytics dashboard. This may cause a discrepancy in things like view counts.
Facebook video statistics can be viewed from the Video Insights dashboard within Facebook. A few things to note about how Facebook logs video stats:
|Minimum duration to track a view:||Only tracks a view if the viewer watches for at least 3 seconds||Tracks a view as soon as the video begins playback|
|Active Window:||Window must be active for view to be tracked||Window does not have to be active for a view to be tracked|
|Autoplay/loop:||Does not track if a video plays through multiple times due to autoplay||Tracks each time a video is played, even if the video is repeating because it is set to loop|
It is also worth noting that sometimes, the view count on a video may be frozen, slowed down, or adjusted by YouTube to verify that the views are real and accurate. According to YouTube's documentation, this usually happens at 301 views.