BitChute Reviews

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I watch all my channels on BitChute now, many are migrating there. It's a high-quality stream, very convenient, and not nearly as annoying as the competition.

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it supports and provides an outlet for freedom of speech and alternative views in a time when youtube is declining due to its censorship.

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A video streaming site without the barriers where people and free speech first. This is the future!

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BitChute has a phenomenal community and incredible potential but currently has a few serious drawbacks.

BitChute intends to become YouTube without censorship protected in part by including decentralized bittorrent functionality. (The BitChute website as a single internet location will remain centralized until everyone can somehow be part-co-host, like FreeNet or ZeroNet. This is a "decentralization" myth/flaw/oversight shared with countless other sites that claim to be free, like Steemit, Gab, InfoGalactic, etc.) Unfortunately the torrent magnets are not on every video, and sadly when in your torrent que mostly remain not seeded nor downloaded. This could easily be fixed if, in addition to their YouTube-style playback, BitChute seeded all their videos too. When the torrents are absent or unseeded you are forced to watch the videos on their site and//or use a browser flash downloader to save for your archive. Also, naming option settings for the video magnet torrents is absolutely necessary. Currently you download a video file with a short video ID alphanumeric coded name, rather than a good title including useful descriptors like where it came from (BitChute), the author/channel/publisher, the name of the file/video/title, the date, and other details such as the short alphanumeric code, the video resolution, audio compression, and/or the time length.

If BitChute were really serious about being successful, in addition to fixing the torrent issues mentioned, they'd open source the project, have a forum and/or wiki for developers and users, encourage mirrored host sites, embed a crypto currency and/or rewards system (which is actually in the works), social network cross integrations, and I'm sure countless other things other people will want or may offer.

[Edited by jasoncarswell, October 24]

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The good
• Free
• Really free speech. Zero censorship. Their mission is to put people and free speech first. Conditional to behave legally and be considerate. Source at https://www.bitchute.com/policy/guidelines/
• Decentralized. Using peer to peer torrents and WebTorrent. Which is the future.
• Tailored matchups for monetization $. Such as sharing your BitChute videos on Minds.com
• High-quality video stream
• Easy
• More secure because part of BitChute code is publicly available for review and contribution at https://github.com/webtorrent/webtorrent
• You own your videos. BitChute does not claim any ownership rights to any of your content. Source at https://www.bitchute.com/policy/terms/
• Many alternative media outlets like ComputingForever, the Corbett Report, Media Monarchy, Press For Truth, Newsbud, reallygraceful, saneprogressive, and Stefan Molyneux have already joined BitChute and are regularly posting videos.

The bad
• Not open source. Like YouTube, BitChute’s code is not available publicly. So it can not be review by the public. In other words, there is a risk of abuse. The good news is that compare to YouTube, at least part of BitChute's code is publicly available for review and contribution at https://github.com/webtorrent/webtorrent
• It is not clear if BitChute is owned by a for-profit organization, or if it is owned by a not-for-profit organization. The concern is that usually a corporation first priority is to hoard money. Compare to a not-for-profit organization first priority is to serve you and protect your privacy.
• BitChute is still under development. So the feature are basics.

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