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DcscZx5idox said () (edited )

Invidious is not good. Many sites that video sharing including Youtube are very bad.

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Rambler OP said () (edited )

It's just a simple, lightweight and more privacy focused way to access pre-existing YouTube videos.

Unfortunately YouTube is still where the wealth of content exist. I still look at alternatives such as BitChute, Odysee, Tv.gab.com, etc however none of them have the 'normal, every day content' that I'm seeking. It's like 80% political / news, with the rest gaming or tech / crypto talk that I don't care about. Hard to find good content on them for things like music, weird hobby stuff, or just general DIY projects. I recently had to do a bit of work on my car. I found only one video on YouTube to show me what all I needed to do to complete the task at hand. Only one, and it wasn't even for the model I had but a similar one that was 'close enough'. The other sites just don't have that content unfortunately.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to ditch YouTube and not look back. But unlike Google search, for Youtube, there is just no great alternative. There are some good ones, but they're not great, and they're only good for a very particular type of content right now. At least with virtually all other Google products they're easily replaceable. OpenStreetMaps, any other email provider, DuckDuckgo or other search engines, I dont' need cloud storage so Drive doesn't matter to me, etc. But YouTube... Just can't be replaced yet.

Example: Let's find videos on how to frame a wall when building a house.

Bitchute: Nothing

Odysee (Lbry): Nothing

Gab TV: Blocks VPNs, so fuck them.

YouTube/Invidiouos instances: TON OF RESULTS

Case in point: The alternatives just don't have the content to be considered real alternatives. Yeah, they may not ban you from the platform like YouTube will for certain things, but "normal content" that isn't political, news, gaming, crypto, commentary, etc just doesn't exist on them.

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DcscZx5idox said () (edited )

I see. It mean, Invidious is for to watch many Youtube contents.

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