Join LBRY - Like YouTube, but ~Decentralized and Uncensored~

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"[His] library was a fine dark place bricked with books, so anything could happen there and always did. All you had to do was pull a book from the shelf and open it and suddenly the darkness was not so dark anymore."
- Ray Bradbury

I love the library.

I've been going to the library since the age of two (thanks, Mom!).

I've also worked hard over the last few years trying to develop my own personal, perpetual, blockchain-archived library. It's presently under development on the Steemit blockchain.

But have you heard of LBRY?

LBRY came to my attention some time ago, and I signed up for their mailing list. However it wasn't until a day or so ago that I actually tried LBRY out for the first time.

Here's a very short but informative YouTube video about LBRY that you can stream without leaving this page:

LBRY in 100 Seconds ~ Courtesy of LBRY

"LBRY is uncensored, unfiltered, and unlimited videos, games, and more.
Enjoy the latest content from your favorite creators—as a user, not a product."

Do you use YouTube?

If so, you've very likely heard of all the content that has been demonetized or outright banned recently. It's become quite clear that we need safe ways to publish and share the content that we feel is significant, without fear of censorship.

At first blush, it looks to me as if publishing on LBRY may be one of those ways.

Here's another short LBRY promo video.

Note: Clicking the image below will take you away from this page to view the video. Use your "Back" button to return here.


CLICK Image Above for LBRY Information Video ~ Courtesy of LBRY)

If you're a developer,

I hope you'll consider enabling LBRY video links to stream on these pages, just like YouTube videos presently do?


Get LBRY! ~ Courtesy of LBRY

If you have a YouTube channel now,

LBRY seems to have a mechanism for automatically migrating your YouTube channel videos to a new channel on LBRY. I have not tried this (I don't have much of a YouTube collection to try), but I would love to hear any user experiences in the comments below.

I'm just getting started with LBRY, and so please take all this with a grain of salt... However, if it turns out to actually be what it appears to be on the face of it, I think

Decentralized, Uncensored,
User-Managed Content Distribution

Are you a LBRY user?

Are you interested in trying it? Click almost any link in this post to be referred. Give LBRY a shot and let me know what you think!



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Hi there, @creatr.

I was rereading some of the arguments we've gotten into over the years. Amazing walls of text so long, I honestly couldn't finish. But I promise that I've mellowed out a lot. You're cool, so no hard feelings, ok?

Hey, what an amazing and very lovely surprise to hear from you out of the blue!

FYI, when I have thought of you over the last few years, I have raised a prayer for you.

No my old friend, it was remarkable engaging with you and there are no hard feelings.

There are some feelings, however, those (as mentioned) of concern for your state of mind and well being, and so I am glad to hear that even from your own perspective you feel that you've "mellowed out a lot." Good to hear. :D

Thanks so much for stopping by. <3



Hi there @creatr

I haven't seen you in a while so I decided to reach out to you. Hopefully you're okey there and you didn't give up on Steemit completely.

If you would ever decide to come back and would post anything, then please send me link via memo and I will gladly check it out.

Take care of yourself,

Thanks for checking in.

Haven't given up completely; just tired and preoccupied. Hope to be back one day.

Hi @creatr

I'm glad to know that you're still around and you're all fine.

Enjoy your monday :)
Yours, Piotr


How does LBRY credits fit in with this?

Hi @builderofcastles,

As I best understand it at the moment, anyone can browse LBRY. However, if you register as a member, you can qualify to earn LBC for various activities on the platform.

You can find more details here:

Thanks for stopping by!

I had not heard of this before @creatr. I’ll read up on that tomorrow. On the same subject have you seen @threespeak pretty new to the Steem Blockchain.

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Glad to clue you in.

No, I had not heard of @threespeak ... Thanks for the reference! :D

I’ve been using the android app to view videos.

Posted using Partiko iOS

Cool! Thanks for letting me know!

And thank you very much for your long-term support... :D

Meh... why not just use @dtube ? does LBRARY have any steem integration? i hear a lot of peopel talking bout it but doe ist juist iup[laod VIDEOS liek on IPFS? self hosted?

Hi @ackza,

Great question. For anyone reading this, here's a recent article with information about that platform.

It has been quite a while since I've looked at, but I recall struggling with it in the past almost every time I tried to use it. To be fair, I had trouble getting the LBRY app running on my Macbook, but did find help at their Discord channel.

LBRY is not integrated with steem at this time. I have not yet uploaded a video, but I hope to try soon.

I'll probably write another article here after I've gotten more experience. My initial impressions are that (at the moment) the LBRY app provides a smoother interface than web access.

More news in time, as I learn more. Thanks for stopping by!

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