D.Tube not as resilient as many of us may think... not good for permanent long term storage
Many of us have been promoting D.Tube as the solution to the youtube woes and anti-censorship. Then this week we began noticing that many people were having their older videos no longer playable, and then completely gone.
Several of us in the #informationwar discord channel discussed how we recalled a portion of the post earnings being allocated to pay for storage. It seems like there was also going to be a way to pay more for longer storage.
Well that does not seem to have come to fruition.
At this point I would not recommend D.Tube for long term storage and a youtube substitute unless you are someone who is okay with your videos being short lived. If they do not have to exist for long then D.Tube is still a great solution.
My advice until something changes here is to treat videos like eggs. Don't put your eggs all in one basket.
Upload your videos to multiple video platforms, and this can include D.Tube.
Put a link to ALL of the videos in your steemit post, and if one goes down the others will still remain.
Here are some different video platforms:
- Youtube - self explanatory
- Vimeo - commercial
- Bitchute - peer to peer using torrents
- D.Tube - steem blockchain + IPFS
- Alexandria Project
- Open Index Protocol
- Daily Motion
- LBRY.IO | Spee.ch
Good luck. We are going to have painful periods when immigrating from corporate mega social media sites. Those sites have been backed by huge money and have been in development for a long time. We must be willing to have patience and deal with some discomfort and frustration as we help develop future censorship resistant platforms.
EDIT: This post from the D.Tube team is worth reading.
D.Tube 0.7: Welcome to the HD