I’ve been looking for a YouTube alternative for around a year now. I found a lot of sites but none of them were exactly what I wanted. Then around a month ago, I heard about Rumble and I am really liking it so far.
I’ve been playing with Rumble for around a month now. So I can say out of everything I’ve seen Rumble is the most like YouTube with the least amount of bugs.
My Rumble review
Here are a few highlights of what I like. Kind of like a Rumble vs. YouTube but I talk about other video sites to.
Uploading works very well. Maybe even better than YouTube. I know on BitChute my video uploads failed a lot and I would have to start all over. My internet is not the fastest so that was a pain.
Rumble lets you play the video on different resolutions like YouTube. So if I want to save bandwidth I can set the videos to 480p and if I want it to look super nice I can set it to 1080p. Everything on BitChute gets pushed down to 480p so some videos look like crap. Everything on LBRY is the same as the source video. So you can run into issues with slow internet or bandwidth caps.
Your videos on Rumble can be monetized if you want that. That’s impossible for a new creator on YouTube. On top of that YouTube is starting to force ads on all videos even if you’re not getting a cut of the profit.
But I have noticed it can take some time for a new video to be approved for monetization. It seems like it might be a manual review process by the Rumble staff. Sometimes a video of mine gets ads within an hour and sometimes it has taken a few weeks.
Rumble has more licensing options than other sites. you can give Rumble exclusive rights to the video and they may put it on YouTube or sell it and give you a cut of the money. You can make more money this way but you lose the ability to edit or delete your video and you’re not allowed to post it anywhere else.
I like using the Rumble Only option. This is just like YouTube where you give them rights to only show the video with their player. The video can get monetized and you keep full rights. You can edit, delete or post the video on other sites if you wish.
But I’m not a lawyer and I guess the license options could change. So please look into it yourself and don’t just take my word for me.
YouTube is the clear winner when it comes to content. They beat all other sites in this category. They have been around forever and have videos on almost everything. But Rumble has a lot of potential. There are not a lot of gaming or tech videos on there yet so maybe I can help change that.
Rumble is not run by Google. So that’s a bonus in my opinion. If you have followed me you probably know I am not the biggest fan of Google. I think they have got too big and I dumped the Google search engine years ago.