Difference between plays and views? (PlayRate %)


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Hello! quick question. My channel seems to get a lot of views but hardly any plays.. Can you distinguish the differences between the two? Im assuming views is clicks onto the channel and plays are people actually watching?

I'm not absolutely sure but I believe that I read somewhere that a view has to do with how long the person looked at your video 10 secs 30 secs etc. possibly a video play is when the video is watched in its entirety. It may also have something to do with the ad types. I think Mario can clarify for you.
Hello guys!

It seems that we have a problem again with the PlayRate. Since the 25th of December, my Playrate is sinking. 71%, 53%, 51%, and 47%.
@Mario Is this a known issue?