"Andy Burns" wrote
| Last time I looked at it, there was something objectionable about it,
| maybe it didn't have a web interface back then, and you had to buy their
| crypto currency to watch stuff, I can't remember now, but it got
| uninstalled sharpish.
The whole thing is odd. The program that's apparently
needed is some 200 MB, with an installer containing irregular
file/folder names and extensions. Some of the files
then contain what looks like script and base64.
When I tried the link to see the specs I was brought
to yet another broken webpage that's blank without
that loads sites from a database. But the true link to
the spec was actually in that code, and on that page
there was a link to a PDF version.
Reading that I find a collection indexed via blockchain.
(Why?) So people are posting whatever they want to
share. OK. Why do I need a 200 MB program and insecure
script in broken webpages to access it? They seem to
be trying to create an alternate Internet design from
the ground up. And part (most?) of the purpose is to
charge for content? I've never bought video online and
don't expect I will be buying it in the future. It's hard to
imagine what I might want to buy. I watch some things
on youtube, but there's very little that I'd care
about watching if I had to pay or even watch ads.
But the biggest problem here is the same problem
that's typical of most geek tech: It's not discoverable
without research that few people are even capable of.
It's explained here:
But the document is pretty much unreadable. They
made up various terminologies and protocols, then
talk as though the reader knows them. Even the plain
English is not plain English:
" Centralized platforms suffer from several problems because
their incentives are not aligned with the incentives of their
users. Hosts engage in rent-seeking behavior...."
Incentives? Rent-seeking behavior? What that gobbledygook
is trying to say is simply that Youtube wants a cut of your
profits and "that's a bummer".