LBRY and Odysee – A video hosting review.

Wooo-boy here goes S reviewing another web3/crypto service!

You are absolutely right in the respect that we are reviewing a little site known as Odysee.com. A site that wants a piece of that sweet YouTube traffic out there but also has its own blockchain services powering it. We’ve been very critical about Web 3.0 services in the past such as PreSearch and now we really want Odysee to prove us wrong. After all, for those readers who come to my site, I’ve published article, after article, after article of YouTubes atrocities, and there came a point in our blogging career that frankly, we were sick of doing it because a blog is supposed to help you the reader. It’s supposed to offer an alternative to the wrongs that exist on the internet.

We first heard of Odysee from one of our commentators “yes, we actually -do- read the comments. At least the ones that don’t set off the spambots with f-bombs everywhere” and decided that we wanted to give it a try. After all, we criticized YouTube all of this time. It would be refreshing to offer a possible solution. So let us dive in.

Is Odysee that solution? Is it here to save us from tyranny and censorship? Is Odysee going to release us from the borderline Stockholm syndrome caused by YouTubes’ actions and decisions?

Short answer, not entirely sure! Hopefully won’t bankrupt out like some other video server startups. Or it won’t get sued into oblivion.

Read on if you want to hear my diatribes!

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Video transcoding with FFmpeg

FFmpeg Title.

Using the FFmpeg command line to convert MP4, OGV, and WebM video.

This quick guide goes through some of the details on how we convert some videos using FFmpeg. The video conversion is really important for those who are hosting their own files and not relying on a third-party site such as YouTube or Vimeo because you are looking for the most compatible video standards that offer the best quality at the lowest bandwidth so that no only your server is happy but the users that visit your site.

FFmpeg is awesome in respects that since it’s open-source it’s a binary that can be compiled on a remote server that you own and begin converting videos on the spot if necessary and if you have the CPU power to do it.

You could even run FFmpeg on a Raspberry Pi if you wanted to wait a few years for the results!

The real drawback is FFMpeg is a pure command line with no GUI which may scare some people away. But the fact that it’s not GUI also means that it can run on just about any modern OS in the world. We have other blog articles talking about GUI video conversion later on for those who are interested.

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