Frequently Asked Questions
Intro to LBRY
- What is LBRY exactly? Is it a protocol, an app, a website, or a company?
- How does LBRY benefit content consumers? Why should I bother caring?
- What's with the name LBRY?
- How does LBRY naming work? Why don't you just assign names the same way as internet domains?
- How does LBRY handle privacy? What data does LBRY collect?
- Where can I learn more about the technology behind LBRY?
- LBRY Desktop and lbry.tv basics
- LBRY for Android basics
- Discovery and trending on LBRY
- lbry.tv accounts and wallet syncing
- How do I earn LBRY Credits (LBC)?
- Buying and selling LBC on exchanges
- How do tipping and supporting work on LBRY?
- How does content hosting work?
- How does the invite program work?
- What are LBRY Rewards?
- Where can I buy or sell LBC?
- Will someone from LBRY ever ask me for Bitcoin, funds or donations/gratuity?
Publishers and Creators
- How do I publish content to LBRY?
- What are the recommended video settings for publishing?
- What are creator view rewards? What do creators earn for views?
- What are the recommended dimensions for thumbnails and covers?
- How does LBRY benefit content creators? Can I earn money using LBRY?
- How do I share or embed LBRY videos on other websites?
- What is censorship resistance and how does it apply to LBRY?
- How does LBRY handle content and what am I allowed to upload?
- What is the LBRY YouTube program?
- How do view and subscriber counts work?
- YouTube Program terms
Help and Troubleshooting
- LBRY startup troubleshooting
- How do I remove my account?
- How do I backup and/or migrate my LBRY data?
- How do I change my LBRY connected email?
- How do I change the location of blob files / hosted data?
- How do I get help or report a bug?
- How do I locate my log files?
- How do I perform a clean installation of LBRY while preserving important data?
- Incompatible protocol version warning
LBRY for Power Users
- How do I install LBRY for development and contributing?
- How do I run LBRY from the command line?
- How do I use the LBRY command line interface (CLI) tool?
- How to change default daemon peer port?
- Is LBRY open source?
- Multisignature and Ledger hardware wallets
- What are wallet servers and how do I configure/install them?
- Where are all the behind the scenes files?
Wallet and Transactions
- How do I back up my LBRY wallet?
- How do I encrypt my LBRY wallet?
- Is there a standalone wallet?
- What types of LBRY transactions are there?
- How do I use the Telegram bot?
- How do I use the Discord tipbot?
- How do I use the Reddit tipbot?
- How do I use the Twitter tipbot?
- What is mining and what are the LBRY block rewards?
- Are there any mining pools?
- How do I check my hashrate?
- How do I mine LBC?
What Makes LBRY Different?
- How is LBRY different from "decentralized" websites, like BitChute or DTube?
- How is LBRY different from IPFS or BitTorrent?
- How is LBRY different from YouTube / Netflix / Apple TV?
- How is LBRY different from a toaster?
- How is LBRY different from decentralized cloud storage, like Sia or Storj?
- Acceptable use policy
- Appreciation for contributing
- DMCA takedown requests
- Do you have a PGP key?
- Do you have a blockchain explorer?
- Has LBRY received any secret government subpoenas? Does LBRY have a warrant canary?
- How do I report a security issue?
- How does LBRY disclose its usage of LBC?
- How does LBRY handle COPPA and child-directed content?
- How does LBRY work with exchanges?
- How does the company behind LBRY make money?
- LBRY US 2257 Statement
- LBRY contest terms and conditions
- What is LBRY doing with non-mined credits?
- Why does the app ask for my credit card?
- Why does the app ask for my phone number?
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