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Oh, just kidding: 'Gangnam Style' did not break YouTube's player

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YouTube was all like “just playin'” when everyone reported that Psy’s “Gangnam Style” broke their video player.

YouTube’s Google+ posted theĀ following on Monday, leading people to believe that the song forced YouTube’s player upgrade: “We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before we met PSY. “Gangnam Style” has been viewed so many times we had to upgrade to a 64-bit integer (9,223,372,036,854,775,808)!”

According to Variety, the post was simply a joke, with a YouTube rep telling them “It’s an Easter egg,” as they upgraded the player to a 64-bit integer months earlier.

If anything, the post only added to the video’s mountains of views, currently standing at 2.158 billion.

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