Tom Scott Answers the Question ‘Will YouTube Ever Run Out of Video IDs?’

Tom Scott answer the question, “Will YouTube ever run out of video IDs?” The video looks at the 11-character ID unique to every video on YouTube and exactly how many possibilities there are before they run out.

Scott begins the video by explaining different counting system. YouTube uses a Base 64 system where each character can have 64 possible values, meaning there are 6411 or more than 73 quintillion possible IDs.