Why Rapidvideo..

.. is better than the others. Many who come from the scene know how hard it is to decide a good stream or file hoster for your visitors. There are certain factors that make a service the decisive point. How fast is the download? How fast do the streams load? How much advertising is there? Which possibilities are offered? Which qualities are available? These are points that might be important for a visitor.

Then there are the beloved users from Wjunction who would have the feeling that a hoster would have unlimited possibilities. For a webmaster they can be really annoying. There are some topics in the forum where you just ask yourself, WHY? Of course some of them just want to earn money and try to force the webmasters to do things where the whole business could be damaged. But this is a completely different story with the Wjunction users. I’ll write you an article about it sometime.

Wjunction support threads

It’s all about why I think Rapidvideo.com is better than the other providers. In my eyes there are only these candidates which I could indicate as competitors. They would be Openload Group (streamango, streamcherry et cetera.), Vidoza, GOUnlimited, Vidlox, clipwatching, and several others that don’t occur to me anymore.

The first factor in my eyes is quite clear and certain that Rapidvideo does not use Sibsoft software where you can say that 80% has already been programmed and the rest is done by yourself. This cannot be expected from Vidoza or GOUnlimited, for example. Both competitors use a base code which they just had to extend. This is not a big achievement if you think how much time Rapidvideo had to invest to get the site up and running at all. The only competitor in my eyes is Openload.

Since we can’t take the rest of the stream hoster seriously, we compare Openload to Rapidvideo. If we now compare the Alexa ranking, Openload has much more traffic than Rapidvideo. According to Similarweb it looks like Openload has three times more traffic than Rapidvideo which makes the comparison a lot more difficult. What if there’s three times as much traffic? Does it make the whole thing more difficult than usual? Of course! Triple means like you’re getting three fists in your face. The support suffers, the abuse messages accumulate. How can you manage this?

Video player from rapidvideo

The whole thing is left to the operators of the site and you can see how it comes about or what suffers from it. Openload is a hoster that not only offers streams, but also downloads.

Pros are that Rapidvideo relies on server locations where you can be sure that the loading times show good results even at peak times. Rapidvideo offers support, despite big requests. Rapidvideo has its own DMCA agents to deal with serious court decisions. Rapidvideo has three different video qualities. Rapidvideo has always paid out PPV. Rapidvideo offers settings that Openload does not have. The loading times at Rapidvideo are much better than at Openload. Rapidvideo offers hotlinking. Rapidvideo has more API possibilities.

Of course it’s hard to say, because Openload is much bigger than Rapidvideo. In my eyes the winner is Rapidvideo even if Openload offers several possibilities for file hosting. In the end, it is always up to you which provider you want to use, fortunately. That was only my little opinion to show or prove without big statistics. Convince yourself and try it out.

Example videos of the two providers with the same video file (video source: https://durian.blender.org/download)
From Rapidvideo and from Openload.

Offers from fdcservers.net

Both providers have contras that the conversion times take very long. With such massive uploads I can understand this, because both providers are not Youtube platforms that have big servers like Google. To make this possible at all you would have to have powerful servers that cost a lot of money anyway. Streamcloud.eu used to have an Alexa ranking of about 500 in the past, they never had really long waiting times for file conversions. Maybe it was only possible because the video files were all converted to .flv? The answer would be logical. At that time there were no 720p or 1080p qualities to choose from. The videos were mostly in DVD quality and maximum 480p. The conversion was a lot faster. Who knows, maybe there will be a possibility to convert large amounts of data without having to own a Google server.

We are curious how the whole thing will develop. How long both will last and who will overtake who. Openload has its advantages and Rapidvideo its advantages. But Rapidvideo will get some out of the race, I am convinced.

Wi.to? What now?

Many knew the former Wi.to. For more than five years, the site has been a victim of projects that were put on ice due to lack of experience and wrong approach. The domain is currently used as an image host for me privately. Through ShareX I create screenshots or GIFs which I link here or just need privately to show or send pictures.

Wi.to was a successful imagehoster last year. With over 3 million picture uploads it was one of the most popular imagehosters on the net. The sad story developed after the summer last year when Wi.to was completely censored by internet service providers in India. The traffic originated 60% from India where we could cover the whole server costs. This censorship was caused by child pornographic content that was discovered too late to be completely deleted from the server. The funny thing about this story was that although there was a contact form on the site, this content was never reported. Despite trying to contact the internet service providers in India, we were not able to unblock the site due to this court order.

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private layer inc

By the two-digit .to domain it makes the site so unique to do anything at all with it. At the moment, however, it is simply used privately by me and this will also remain so. At the moment the main page leads to a filehoster of a colleague I know very well and I would like to support.

The site ran completely on Chevereto software and was slightly modified. The servers were all located at Private Layer Inc. This gave us more flexibility with reported images where we could react accordingly. This would never have been possible with server locations like Germany.

Users were warned before the site was shut down that the site would be removed from the net and we could not finance it due to circumstances.

Never forget..

.. how time flies. Because at some point you will notice how valuable it used to be. Because the time you invest in something is the time at which you achieve something.

As some of you may remember, I had a blog before. Due to changes in my life, as well as some jumps through time, I forgot the internet. Nevertheless I have been back for about two years and run some projects on the Internet that make me proud today that I could achieve this.

Because I’m active in filesharing and scene release, I’ll keep you posted on this blog. As well as I will never forget my old roots in the emulator and underground scene of virus.to. I will keep you up to date about that as well. What means keep up to date, I’ll just tell you about me and the beloved scene. The internet has shaped us 10 years ago and will continue to do so today.

First of all I would like to say that my blog does not contain any downloads to software, games or music. Maybe I’ll link some music to Youtube from time to time, nothing more. Here you can

“One day I’d like to become something precious to others”

get information from me and about the scene where I actively read and get involved.

A lot has changed in the last 15 years. There were many changes where P2P wasn’t in the foreground anymore. The one-click hosters have established themselves and there have been many arrests from Megaupload to the German scene through Kino.to etc.

I am looking forward to the next years and hope you will discuss hot topics here in my blog. If you have interesting news and topics, please contact me via the contact form. Just so I’ve mentioned it. As you can see from the pictures in this blog post here, I am an anime fan. Not as exaggerated as maybe others, but I just wanted to get rid of it. The one in the pictures in this post is Gaara of Naruto.