http://video-stats.video.google.com...en=138.867&st=0.046&et=0.046&fv=LNX 9,0,159,0 Variables change based on what server it uses to pull the video from, but this is the actual request that tells YT to count a hit. Always returns a 204 for a no data response. From what I can see, you can just refresh the same one a bunch of times and it does count, but seems to stop after a bunch. Probably need to get the new request URL and change some of the vars. If you really want to know how it's done you could decompile the youtube swf and check it out or do some more sniffing and reverse engineering.