Is there a search engine that covers Youtube, Odysee, Bitchute, Rumble etc.?

Maybe it’s sitting there in front of my eyes? :thinking:

Search engines in general will search those sites already for content. For example, Ive been looking up videos for installing a certain water monitoring system in my home. Most of the videos that come up are on YT but a few have been on other platforms Ive not heard of. ORB have a lot of content but I find even on the individual sites its difficult to find what Im looking for. They will get better at their own search as more content comes but it will also help when you can put searchable context words for those videos

What is ORB?

It’s just that practically any search have Ytube results and no others.

Odysee, Bitchute, Rumble … sorry … short hand.

Yes, it is mostly yt … and that is both the problem of the various platforms and of the search engine.s

Guess i’m just an old fart… not good at shorthand or guessing acronyms.

With tons of search engines popping out all the time, you’d think that at least one of them would be “smart” enough to innovate.

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Its not about “smarts” but about the very basics of communications → words.

Im on rumble looking at this video and when you look at the underlying code - you see a first name and a first name without any context of who that is in a heading tag. Looking at youtube there is a full content description that is about a paragraph, keywords - quite a few of those… those words that carry meaning when you are searching for something. Some of these other competing sites are getting the presenting of the media to the viewer down but not the availability.

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I also hadn’t got the slightest idea what OBR was supposed to mean.

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Nor do I have any idea about Rumble or any of the other entities he mentions. Are we all too old?

Wait…I have heard of YouTube, which is easily searchable by DuckDuckGo.

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:cowboy_hat_face: It’s the Wild Wild West out there!

There are many more alternatives to Youtube.
Some good, others, beh!

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I have never heard of a single one of those sites (they’re sites, right?) before just now.

But, you can target a Google search to any particular site by including site:the.url.here as a search term.

So, if I wanted video results for @wadesmart’s water monitoring system search, but only videos at YouTube:

water monitoring system site:youtube.com

Works for any site that has a domain you can tag, even non-Google-owned sites. And I think DuckDuckGo supports the same syntax. Probably. Maybe?

(You can also search multiple sites at once:)

water monitoring system site:youtube.com OR site:facebook.com OR site:twitter.com

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See this

If you use google or duck or bing you can do that but check out the results.
For the sites other than yt you get some very odd results. If you try " " around your search term you get mostly nothing. That is because those other sites have less invested in outside search results.

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Ah, neat. I checked and the site: syntax also works , but !yt is certainly less typing.

Ehh, maaaybe. Every website is invested in outside search, TBH, since it’s how they stay alive. The issue with video, specifically, is that many sites don’t have as much metadata to match against as YouTube does. A lot of video hosting platforms treat the accompanying text content as an afterthought – at best – and so their users end up doing the same.

As neural nets and machine learning algorithms mature, they’ll grow increasingly able to generate robust metadata from image and (eventually) video content… directly, without it having to be provided separately as text. But that kind of stuff’s still 5-20 years in the future, before it becomes commonplace anyway.

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Hey there.

Is there a search engine that covers Youtube, Odysee, Bitchute, Rumble etc.?

Yes! I want to help everyone, I don’t know if you know findto, it’s a decentralized and open source search engine, which you can add to your linux, windows, etc.

You can enter all this with this command.

source-code

[
  {
    "name": "Rumble",
    "action": "https://url-rumble-sample/search",
    "query": "q",
    "color": "#b5b359"
  },
  {
    "name": "Youtube",
    "action": "https://url-youtube-sample.com/search",
    "query": "q",
    "color": "#b5b359"
  },
  {
    "name": "Bitchute",
    "action": "https://url-bitchute-sample.com/search",
    "query": "q",
    "color": "#b5b359"
  },
  {
    "name": "Odysee",
    "action": "https://url-odysee-sample.com/search",
    "query": "q",
    "color": "#b5b359"
  }
]

As we can see in this code snippet, here are the urls that will be searches within the findTo engine. This code covers the urls that will be fetched and you can add more urls.

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Wow!!!

@comimo8358 That is super neat! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Thank you for sharing! :slight_smile:

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add this code snippet here: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/lucasm/findto/master/src/js/search-params.js