>But should I
>why should I
What is it with people who need to be told what to do? And what makes them think that anyone gives a fuck about what they do?
Lots of people use streaming platforms and have doubts over them
It’s a conversation starter
Shut the fuck up Stirner
'Should' has the implied question that they're deciding whether an action will or will not be beneficial to their goals. That's a valid course of action.>>8164>paying a middleman host>ever>especially when they take a HUEG FUGGIN CUT
Unironically, pirate and donate directly to artists to incentivize them under capitalism.
It's usually really easy once you have a few sites.
you can use an invidous exclusively for sourcing music
You could host your own streaming service. That way you'd have access to all of your pirated (and legally acquired) files, potentially from anywhere, without having to manually copy them to your destination device everytime.
There are different ways of doing this depending on your situation and your needs. I currently have a basic setup, which consists of a physical server PC at my bro's place, a Wireguard tunnel between my house and his, DDNS to keep track of our IP addresses, and media stored on a TrueNAS volume, which I access via NFS/SMB shares. There are ways to expand on this, such as by installing a media player like Jellyfin, and by making it accessible from anywhere on the Internet (not just through Wireguard).
It's a nice personal project if you're into this kind of stuff. There is an initial cost, especially if you're looking to host from home, but you can repurpose an older PC for this, and if you decide to buy a server, then at least then you get to keep all the hardware (eventually upgrade it, repurpose it or sell it), not to mention you have full control over the content and how long it stays there, and you don't have to keep paying subscription fees and lose everything if you stop paying. You could also just rent a VPS if you can't or don't want to mess with hardware yourself, or if you want to just simplify the whole process to just installing Jellyfin/Plex and dropping some files on there.