Where To Find Freedomain & Video P2P

Just as an example of what I talked about here:

https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2020/11/14/video-sharing-sites-plug-for-rumble/

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;

Places Where Stefan Molyneux Has Videos

Places Where Stefan Molyneux Has Videos

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 ;-)

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 ;-)
All done now.

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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PeerTube

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”:

https://joinpeertube.org/

Then here is the “trending” page for a Peertube site specializing in videos in the “commons”:

https://vidcommons.org/videos/trending?a-state=42

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:

https://www.mediagoblin.org/

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.

https://www.thetatoken.org/

Steve Chen
Co-founder

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.

https://www.blogsdna.com/923/top-20-best-peer-2-peer-p2p-file-sharing-programs-applications-software.htm

Top 20 Best p2p (Peer to Peer) File Sharing Applications and Programs [2019]
1.) uTorrent Classic:
uTorrent Remote:
uTorrent Web:
2.) BitTorrent :
3.) Soulseek: Current Status – Active
4.) Shareaza: Current Status – Active
5.) eMule:
6.) KCeasy:
7.) Ares Galaxy:
8.) WinMX – Current Status – Original Client discontinued and new client released.
OurMX :
9.) WireShare
10.) Gnutella:
11.) Azureus now called as Vuze
12.) FrostWire:
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:

https://www.videomaker.com/article/c12/14231-p2p-video-sharing

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).

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6 Responses to Where To Find Freedomain & Video P2P

  1. V.P. Elect Smith says:

    Gee… Tim Pool reports Fox YouTube views are crashing as folks are pissed at them.

    I wonder why… what could possible cause folks to be peeved… what could cause millions of followers of cancelled folks to go to other platforms, and what other platforms might possibly exist… /sarc;

    I think I’m a poster child…

  2. tom0mason says:

    Thanks very much for all the info, very useful :-)

  3. Nancy & John Hultquist says:

    Saw a “click” with the heading:
    “President-elect Biden wary of Trump-focused investigations, sources say”

    First thought: No Schist Sherlock! [ NSS! ]

    Then, the article proceeded to explain this was not about current probes of the Bidens corruptions, but rather should the Harris/Biden folks investigate the Trump people.
    Slow Joe may not be able to keep up with his young progressive crowd.

  4. philjourdan says:

    I am bookmarking them all. When I get some time around the holidays, I will explore more. Thanks for doing the leg work. I do not do UTube unless someone sends me a cute cat/dog link to them. I do not go there for videos of news. That is useless.

    All my browsers are now set to DDG. Much better than Google and even Bing (BIng has at least seemed to not try to bury links to conservative sites, but I do not trust MS that much either).

  5. V.P. Elect Smith says:

    I wonder if the auto-load of YouTube videos to BitChute has broken?

    For 2 different shows I watch, Jeff Taylor and Mahyar Tousi, their BitChute video set ends abruptly in the start of August and doesn’t get new videos. What the?…

    Jeff Taylor ends Aug 04: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/dmxqnRILF1oV/
    Mahyar Tousi ends Aug 04: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/yZ47iH1fKFHj/

    Compare their YouTube channels, both with new videos:

    Jeff 22 hours ago: https://www.youtube.com/c/JeffTaylor/videos
    Mahyar 19 hours ago: https://www.youtube.com/c/MahyarTousi/videos

    Now I doubt these two guys coordinate their upload dates, so…

    My speculation would be that there is (was?) an automatic upload / sweep feature that would copy videos posted to EewTube over to BitChute, and it either broke, was killed off, or had a config requirements change and that wasn’t noticed by the folks making the videos as they are focused on production, not operations of BitChute (and likely had any tech work / set up done by a short term contractor person…)

    Sigh.

    Folks, if you are going to run a channel, or multiple channels, or whatever, you MUST have a Q.A. function that checks at least the basics. Is my stuff there? Is it working at all? Is the content right? Is the content timely? etc.

    Sargon of Akkad (Carl Benjamin / Lotuseaters) has current video on his channel:
    https://www.bitchute.com/channel/XRIFgLdvlaDC/
    though it is mostly explaining that his podcasts (which happen somewhere else it would seem…) are working while his web site is not, yet.

    Alex Jones / Infowars is working and current as of Nov 18:
    https://www.bitchute.com/channel/9c7qJvwx7YQT/
    But being banned from YouTube he won’t be using any auto-copy feature, so maybe that’s a clue…

    Tim Pool is current and he DOES primarily post to YouTube so most likely IS using an autocopy feature:
    https://www.bitchute.com/channel/FWuhWrsS3GRl/
    TimCast is at Nov 17 but likely just last posted then:
    https://www.bitchute.com/channel/ldVrtT5BwSJ0/
    His IRL podcast does copy over, about a day after the live event on EewTube:
    https://www.bitchute.com/channel/2qIHLcXxQWxA/

    My conclusion out of all of this is that, most likely, YouTube made a change of some sort to the copy parameters, BitChute responded, but the individual channels needed to make a change (password expire? protocol diddle? whatever…) and those who figured it was a “do once and forget” to set up their link, forgot about it… and didn’t do the maintenance / update.

    So “watch out for that”…

    I’d nag the providers but I’m already over-committed on Things To Do and, frankly, it’s not my job to be their Q.A. and I.T. staff. I’ve been paid to do both those things for a few decades and I don’t see why I ought to do it for free for folks who don’t care enough about their content to just click a link at the end of the day & see how many are watching it.

  6. V.P. Elect Smith says:

    Another one. Daily Wire with Ben Shapiro, cuts off at Aug 04 also:

    https://www.bitchute.com/channel/egMs19w5QbGh/

    I know that, at least at one time, there was an ‘auto scrape’ function you could set up that would copy your EewTube videos over to Bitchute. This just really looks like “something changed” Aug. 4th and folks didn’t do an update / adjust to the change.

    Sigh. So now I need to always check if BitChute videos are current.

    This will move BitChute from “top of the preference list” to 4rth or so after Rumble, Odysee, LBRY, if any of them have that particular channel.

    That’s my new sort order, BTW: Rumble, Odysee, LBRY, Bitchute, then likely Brighteon, Dailymotion, D.Tube, DLive, peertube.

    So far only one guy I found on peertube so it’s last just due to lack of likelyhood anyone else will ever show up on it… for a while.

    DLive next to last as it is live shows only and not many of those I follow.

    I’m really a bit bummed by this discovery that several of the folks I really like to follow have not bothered to update / fix their BitChute accounts. It tends to have the most mind-share as an alternative. Hopefully these folks will figure it out and fix whatever update isn’t working.

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