Just as an example of what I talked about here:
I’m going to show a screen capture of what my bookmark sorting looks like, and along the way, show the bigger names in video sources. Then, also, touch on Peer To Peer video sharing.
Here’s a look at the bookmarks I’ve got for Stefan Molyneux at Freedomain. He was basically “Banned by Youtube” for being “controversial” by basically advocating for things like truth, honesty to yourself, that men ought to be men and women women. You know, really “controversial” stuff /sarc;
So you can see that under bookmarks, news: I have a list of “folks I follow” as folders, then inside each folder, it has all the places where I’ve found them present. I then sort them in preference order and tag each one with a source name. That first one with the green round ought to have “Rumble” where it has freedomain. That’s the link to Rumble.
He also says he has a vimeo account, but when I go to the vimeo site, it wants me to log in and talks about how to make videos, so I’ve not figured out yet how to watch vimeo videos without going through YouTube or making a vimeo account.
So this is a decent list of good places to start. There’s a bunch of others, but this set gets most of the ones with decent content. Note the last one is named “Peertube”: It is P2P video sharing. No central server or service required. No one place to shut it down.
That’s all there is to it. Works really well.
For what it’s worth, here’s a video by Stefan about Youtube’s “new rules” per dumping videos that don’t make a lot of money. When I launched it, being an older video, there was 1 peer (likely a PC in the office of Stefan…).
As I’m watching it now I’ve now finished it. There ought to have been 2 peers (it shares with a BitTorrent like method where anyone with a slice can share with any other peer with slices and wants) when I was watching. The question being if my machine is really set up with all my network jiggles such that it actually can share out. I had some issues with BitTorrent… but I think I’ve fixed them ;-)
So if you hopped on it and got 2 or more, I’m likely was one of them ;-)
All done now.
Now I’m going to publish this NOW, while I’m still adding the details about P2P Video, so that folks can play with that link while I’m still watching it ;-)
There are now several P2P video sharing projects ramping up. Peertube seems most production at the moment, but I’ve not searched them a whole lot. The Wiki about it is OK and mostly technical.
PeerTube is a free and open-source, decentralized, federated video platform powered by ActivityPub and WebTorrent, that uses peer-to-peer technology to reduce load on individual servers when viewing videos.
Started in 2015 by a programmer known as Chocobozzz, development of PeerTube is now supported by the French non-profit Framasoft. The aim is to provide an alternative to centralized platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion.
There are others.
Here’s a link to “how to make a Peertube site”:
Then here is the “trending” page for a Peertube site specializing in videos in the “commons”:
IMHO, P2P sharing is the end state of high levels of censorship and control, so a good idea to start supporting it now…
Under slow development (as seems the case for all things gnu…) is Media Goblin:
MediaGoblin is a free software media publishing platform that anyone can run. You can think of it as a decentralized alternative to Flickr, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc. It’s also:
The perfect tool to show and share your media!
Building tools to empower the world through decentralization!
Built for extensibility. Multiple media types, including video support!
Part of the GNU project and devoted to user freedom.
Powered by a community of people like you.
Theta’s innovation is set to disrupt today’s online video industry much in the same way that the YouTube platform did to traditional video back in 2005. One of our biggest challenges had been the high costs of delivering video to various parts of the world, and this problem is only getting bigger with HD, 4K and higher quality video streams,” said Steve Chen, Co-Founder of YouTube. “I’m excited to be part of the next evolution of the streaming space, helping Theta create a decentralized peer-to-peer network that can offer improved video delivery at lower costs.
It looks to me like it is pushing blockchain stuff and a quasi-private network (i.e. I’ve not found a “point browser here to see videos” just a place that says “download app here”…)
Unfortunately, due to The Herd being sheep and marching down the EewTube Funnel, many P2P projects end up dying.
Top 20 Best p2p (Peer to Peer) File Sharing Applications and Programs 
1.) uTorrent Classic:
2.) BitTorrent :
3.) Soulseek: Current Status – Active
4.) Shareaza: Current Status – Active
7.) Ares Galaxy:
8.) WinMX – Current Status – Original Client discontinued and new client released.
11.) Azureus now called as Vuze
13.) Limeware: Current Status – Shutdown by Court
14.) Kazaa: Current Status – Shutdown
15.) iMesh: Current Status – Shutdown
16.) Bearshare Lite: Current Status – Shutdown
17.) Piolet : Current Status: Discontinued Website Down
18.) Overnet: Current Status: Discontinued
19.) Morpheus: Current Status: Discontinued
20.) ANts: Current Status: Discontinued
21) Acquisition: Current Status: Discontinued.
So there’s that…
But there are many more out there. Also unfortunately, they are hard to find. As various powerful bodies HATE the idea of people freely sharing content, they tend to be attacked legally and shunned by sites like Google and Wiki. For example, I had to try several search terms on DDGo to get:
It is more about making videos and then showing how you can use all the other “file sharing” programs to share them around, even without a browser clickable site. So who knows how much video is shared that way.
So that’s a brief touch on P2P videos. Peertube is the one I’m concentrating on at the moment. As I find any others of interest, I’ll also add them to my list (and likely in a comment or new posting).