Short Bytes: If you’re searching for a YouTube alternative, BitChute is a people-powered video streaming website. To host a video, it takes help of the web browser-based client WebTorrent which uses peer to peer file sharing over the BitTorrent network. At this time, BitChute has limited features, but it wants to become a platform freer than websites like YouTube.YouTube might be the biggest video sharing platform in the world, but there is a lot of hanky-panky content hidden behind YouTube’s curtains. Also, its censorship filter – to please the governments – has made things uneasy for the people creating videos on sensitive topics. It is hard for them to leverage YouTube as a monetization platform in comparison to other content creators.
BitChute is an attempt by Ray Vahey to provide a video sharing platform that’s free from censorship. The best thing is that BitChute, using WebTorrent, works in a P2P fashion over the BitTorrent network, eliminating hardware and high bandwidth costs. WebTorrent is a BitTorrent client developed by Feross Aboukhadijeh. It works inside the web browsers and requires no installation.
Currently, it’s difficult for BitChute to stand in front of YouTube if we consider the features. Only a limited number of early birds have been given access to have their channels, where they can upload videos. Other folks can subscribe those channels and like, comment on their videos.
I scrolled the website for a while, and it’s pretty impressing. On the bottom of the video, you can see the number of seeders for the video, the internet speed and the amount of data consumed during the video stream. Only one thing making it unreliable is the seeder count going zero for a video. But once the platform becomes popular, it doesn’t seem such an issue would arise.
As of now, BitChute works on Chrome, Firefox, and Apple Safari. It didn’t work on Microsoft Edge. You can check out BitChute using this link.
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