YouTube has changed the way its video view counter works by abandoning the old 301+ maximum.
Up to now the counter has worked on what YouTube calls its 301+ protocol. Basically, the process works as follows:
Someone would upload a video to their YouTube page. Then people would start to view that video which is stored on duplicate servers around the world. The views themselves would however be recorded centrally for the sake of verifying them as real.
Once a video reaches just over 300 views, the view counter for that page remains frozen while YouTube checks the views for possible spam. This is where the View counter