DTube is Stupid and Doesn't Work

in #dtube4 years ago (edited)

DTube is Stupid and Doesn't Work

Since I'm doing my best to de-Googlefy, I was eager to check out DTube and see how viable that is for posting and viewing content. I also like to be out in front on these trends, and while I may not be out in front of steemians on DTube, we are all well ahead of the sheeple on Facebook and Youtube. But DTube seems to be crap.

How other users are posting content to DTube is beyond me. The login page doesn't work at all. I've followed the instructions in two different posts here on Steemit. The instructions are the same in both posts. They may have worked for the user who posted them, but they sure don't work for everyone.

Here's what happens when I try to login to DTube. This is using the @ symbol in front of my username:

dtube at.jpg

And here's what happens when I don't use the @ symbol.

dtube without at.jpg

Note the result is exactly the same: squat. Bupkis. Nothing. Zip. Nada. Not even the tab loading icon is activated in the tab. Tried several times on different days now. I've talked to friends on Steemit who said they got the same result, or that the private posting key and username don't match (happened to me a couple times too), even while carefully following step-by-step instructions posted here on Steemit.

We need alternatives to evil giants like Facebook, Google and YouTube (part of Google). Steemit has fulfilled part of that need, but DTube is stupid and doesn't work. It might be viable in the future, but I'm going to seek other alternatives that actually work.

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I have not tried to upload on Dtube but I have seen some videos they load very slow.

How did you even sign in? I can't even do that.

I watched some videos they don't run fast even though I have high-speed internet. You can check this video https://dtube.video/v/jaki01/3qmjhkux.

Having the same issue. Seems like a pretty basic function. Steemit/Dtube needs to get this right or they'll lose a lot of users right off the bat.

have you tried another browser?

Put in your private key, like it asks for. Not your password for Steem.

Hey, is this THEE real Greg Carlwood?

Oh you know it!

Well, Greg, very nice to see "celeb" posting on my page after a 2 year hiatus from Steemit.

You're reply comes a year after my post, so maybe they changed the credentials or login procedure at Dtube. I just tried it again and was able to login without difficulty.

New wave of disillusionment and exodus from YT with Pewdiepie's migration over to Dlive, and it had me thinking of the ole Dtube again.

I spoke too soon. I can login but just get a blank screen. Your Prof Griff interview looks cool Gonna check it out on YT.

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