Holy crap my stock in LBRY might actually be worth something!!! Is basically the TL;DR of this post.
My advisor meetings with LBRY over the past number of months can basically be summed up as, “Cool tech, but where’s the product?”. Distributed, blockchain, storage protocol, blah, blah, blah… The tech is really fascinating, but the implementation hasn’t been something to pay attention to past basic screwing around. I do believe that spee.ch changes that dynamic. This is a product that makes sense, is easy to use, and has a valid purpose.
Spee.ch allows you to upload images or video into LBRY from a basic web form, and then be able to display those videos or images through an embed code. Upload using spee.ch and a few seconds later you can embed on the site of your choosing. This could be great for everything from forums, to Reddit, to your own website. You don’t need an account to either upload to, or view the content.
Once you’ve uploaded and the content has been processed you are shown a page with the embed codes and URLs you can use to share your work. For all of the people who want to share content without worrying about TOS violations this could be a great tool. It’s built on top of LBRY with the same blockchain technology that protects regular LBRY content.
This is a beta and I have seen a few issues. Using Safari and trying to upload .mp4 videos failed due to the videos being greyed out in the selection box, but on Chrome it worked fine. Load time for a video is definitely longer than if you’re using a service like YouTube and seems sporadic. Sometimes the video loads quickly, and others it’s much slower. Finally taxonomy still sucks. If you lose the link to your image/ video I’m not sure how to find it again. There’s a trending page with “trending” content, but it only shows around 50 pieces of content, and doesn’t allow you to see latest uploads or such.
If this can actually scale worth a darn, and they work on taxonomy and the ability to view a catalog of what’s been uploaded this could be a bit of a game changer. Clientless… accountless… permissionless… video distribution!
Check it out at: Spee.ch