Personal resolution: search for video content on Peertube/LBRY before jumping straight to invidio.us
Suggestion for Youtubers: upload your content to other platforms as well as Youtube, and encourage your viewers to watch you there instead.
As viewers, we can vote with our views by watching our favourite content creators on those platforms, and if possible make small donations to compensate for the lost ad revenue.
Obviously the content is not quite there yet, but the chicken and egg problem of not enough content <-> not enough users has to be addressed from both sides.
Just the result of a lazy search, but this might be a starting point: https://medium.com/we-distribute/getting-started-with-peertube-ec5dbf007058
Just subscribe to the channel or playlist RSS/Atom feeds. Then just feed the video links it gives you to VLC/MPV.
It's a nice and straight-forward way of enjoying content from creators on YouTube while avoiding most of Google's nonsense.
Cool, thanks for the tip! I didn't know that was an option.
@grahambae No problem. Youtube's feeds are patterned like:
For example, Extra Credits's Channel ID is UCCODtTcd5M1JavPCOr_Uydg so you would want:
for their feed URL. It shows the 15 most recent videos and is unbiased.
This is a knowledge bomb. Thanks for elaborating on the details!
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