Monday, February 5, 2024


January 2024's contest winners!

FIRST PLACE: Imperial March on MS-DOS



https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=e2N076Msd1b



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SECOND PLACE: MineThon Python Coding



https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=L5yoVeuCJAQ



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THIRD PLACE: target practice game in flash 8.WMV



https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=bAlsD1raRuF





THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING, CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!

Tuesday, January 30, 2024


1 Year Later: Thank You All for Being Apart of Us!

Hi all, before we get onto the blog post here is some statistics:



Users: 56,502

Videos: 80,585

Total Views: 3,874,877

Total Comments: 95,791

Total Favourites: 57,352

Total Ratings: 189,778

Total Friends: 28,358

Total Subs: 101,403

Total Bulletins: 6,811



One year ago today, I co-bought BitView from the previous owners. We knew what we were going to do will require a bit of a spring clean (scratch that, a full on renovation) and thankfully we’ve dusted off our computers and got onto work with fixing the site and since the 30th, January 2023, we’ve done a lot of things that has massively improved and changed BitView for the future. Personally, I want to thank you all so much for using BitView and our other social media platforms! It means a lot to us that we got people who are heavily ambitious about making and uploading videos onto BitView or sending a Blip on Blips; TYSM!!! When I bought BitView, I’d never knew that the community would’ve come back together. Although we’ve seen a couple video sharing sites which were made for the community get discontinued (e.g. Tracle and LiiVid) we will strive to bring you the highest quality for any of our products. This year will be a fun year for this community as a whole and although I can’t really tell you what we’re planning on what to do this year other than the 2010 update and the relaunch of RetroBook, we will keep you updated on anything as soon as possible.

Again, thank you so much for investing your time and spending time with us :-)

~sks2002 and the Bittoco Team <3

Monday, January 8, 2024


December 2023's contest winners!

FIRST PLACE: Feliz Navidad

https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=OOEiXCdp

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SECOND PLACE: Shadow the Hedgehog (Christmas outfit) - speedpaint

https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=yZStUHHJ

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THIRD PLACE: chrismis 2004

https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=pLDGkHpm



A LATE MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A LATE HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO THOSE WHO DON'T CELEBRATE. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED

Wednesday, January 3, 2024


Our stance against stolen content

Our stance against stolen content

On the 1st of January 2024 we decided to take a strict stance against all 'stolen content' on BitView, which has always violated our Community Guidelines, but was never enforced previously due to our precedent in moderation. Unique content continues to be drowned out as stolen content floods the site, using up our resources and putting us at risk of service termination from both our server hosting providers and advertisement network.

If you've uploaded content we consider to be stolen, it will be removed and your channel will receive a strike. If your channel reaches three strikes, it will be terminated. However, channels which upload only stolen content will be terminated immediately without any strikes.

By 'stolen content', we mean content which you or your friends either didn't help to create or modify OR don't have permission from the copyright holder(s) to use. BitView isn't a time capsule, but instead a website which emulates both the charming design and simple yet social community of early YouTube so you can create, share, and discuss your content with the world. Get out your camera and start recording! Here's to another exciting year on BitView!



~ hypermug1 and the Bittoco team

Sunday, December 3, 2023


November 2023's contest winners!

FIRST PLACE: CR Daisy Cruiser flap 31:122 *God+10*
https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=w1vdqBAJ
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SECOND PLACE: Yume Nikki (in 20 seconds)
https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=seVrsK1GR2V
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THIRD PLACE: Hopeless Half-Life 2: pissed% speedrun (3:54.967)
https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=0mxWhYAl

THERE WERE A TON OF GREAT ENTRIES THIS TIME, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED

Saturday, December 2, 2023


BitView 6th Anniversary

Today - 02.12.2023 - marks BitView's 6th anniversary.

As I sit down to reflect on this journey, I can't help but feel a profound sense of gratitude towards our incredible community. Through ups and downs, highs and lows, you, our devoted users, have been the heartbeat of BitView. This celebration is not just about milestones and statistics; it's a tribute to the resilient spirit that has kept BitView alive and thriving.

First and foremost, I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to each and every member of the BitView community. Your unwavering support, even during the challenging times when the previous owners seemed to have abandoned ship, has been nothing short of remarkable. It's your passion, creativity, and dedication that breathe life into BitView.

Now, let's take a moment to appreciate the remarkable growth we've achieved together. As of today, BitView boasts a vibrant community of 53,467 users, a testament to the platform's enduring appeal. Among these users, we've collectively shared an impressive 76,320 videos, generating a staggering total of 3,424,231 views. Your engagement doesn't stop there; the platform has seen a lively exchange with 91,310 comments and a whopping 55,154 favorites.

The numbers tell a story of a thriving community, but they only scratch the surface. It's the friendships forged, the creative collaborations, and the shared moments that truly define BitView. Our community has grown not just in numbers, but in the richness of connections that make BitView more than just a video-sharing platform.

We've weathered challenges and celebrated victories, building a platform that is not only robust but also reflective of the diverse and dynamic content our users bring to the table. Total ratings have soared to 176,437, showcasing the appreciation and recognition our creators receive. We've formed a close-knit network with 25,574 friends and garnered an impressive 88,517 subscriptions, emphasizing the sense of community that sets BitView apart.

BitView isn't just a website; it's a home for creativity, expression, and a supportive community that stands together through thick and thin. As I, vistafan12, want to assure you that, come what may, we are committed to supporting BitView to the fullest. Let this anniversary be a celebration of our journey so far, but also a promise for the exciting chapters yet to unfold.

To the BitView community, thank you for being the driving force behind this incredible platform. Here's to six years of memories, creativity, and the unwavering spirit of BitView. Cheers to the community that makes BitView more than just a website � it's a family, and we're in this together, for the long haul.

With love,
vistafan12 and Bittoco Team

Sunday, November 5, 2023


October 2023's contest winners!

FIRST PLACE: The Man In Stripes and Glasses (Halloween Music Video)
https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=jkUSokvu
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SECOND PLACE: HALLOWEEN SUBMISSION
https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=lxbPPzjyupa
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THIRD PLACE: Hopeless (Halloween Contest Entry)
https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=YmUmhe9yeiX

THERE WERE A TON OF GREAT ENTRIES THIS TIME, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED

Wednesday, October 18, 2023


The BitView Discord Server hitting over 1k members!

Before we go into the blog, here is the resent user stats as of 9:46pm BST 18th October, 2023. Thank you for Using our website!

Users: 51,287
Videos: 69,981
Total Views: 3,182,278
Total Comments: 94,389
Total Favourites: 49,785
Total Ratings: 162,229
Total Friends: 23,208
Total Subs: 78,714
Total Bulletins: 6,205

Hello and thank you all for joining our official discord server! Ever since we’ve purchased the site back we thought that the community wouldn’t be this strong but my god we’re like an army! Since we now got over 1k members on our discord, we’ve enabled the discord server discovery feature which in return will get more people to find our discord server which in return, find our website! Once again, thank you so much for being apart of us from the very beginning. Although we may have some rough patches at our timeline (looking at you Edray and [redacted]) we are as strong as we can ever be!

~sks2002 and the Bittoco Team <3

Sunday, October 1, 2023


September 2023's contest winners!

FIRST PLACE: The Misadventures of Chris • SEPT. SKETCH COMEDY SUBMISSION! • Originally Episode 3, Season 1
https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=NBpEnbBW2Cu
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SECOND PLACE: UNAIRED MINECRAFT XBOX 360 ADVRETISEMNT
https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=mjo4CgJEmxb
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THIRD PLACE: WHO MURDERED ME!? SKETCH COMEDY COMPETITION
https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=xrCsZve4

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED

Monday, September 11, 2023


Exciting Changes at Bittoco: Meet the New "Mother" Entity!

Hello, dear BitView community! Today, we're thrilled to share some exciting news about a significant shift in our organizational structure. As you may have heard, there's a new mother entity in town, and it goes by the name of Bittoco!




"Why the change?" you may wonder. Well, let us shed some light on this important transformation. It all boils down to ensuring a smooth and prosperous future for our projects, including BitView, Blips, and the newly acquired Retrobook.

Why the Change?



The heart of the matter lies in the name itself - "BitView". Our beloved video-sharing ala old 2009 YT platform has captured the essence of online video sharing for years. However, having our "parent company" bear the same name as one of our projects would have led to potential complications down the road.

Imagine a scenario where both the parent company and the video-sharing platform are named "BitView". It could have caused confusion and tangled webs of identity, making it challenging to distinguish between the two entities. This could have hindered future projects and expansion plans, creating a web of complexities that we'd rather avoid.

So, in the interest of clarity and a streamlined approach to our projects, we decided to give the parent company a fresh identity - Bittoco. This separation of names allows each project to retain its unique identity and purpose while paving the way for smooth growth and development.

(As a cool trivia I will mention that the change was already supposed to take place in 2020(!), but for reasons beyond our control it was not possible.)

Retrobook Joins the Family



But that's not all! We're excited to announce that Retrobook has officially become part of the Bittoco family. Retrobook, the early 2000's Facebook clone with its nostalgic charm, fits seamlessly into our vision of creating diverse and engaging online experiences.

We're fully aware of some ongoing issues with the Retrobook platform, and we want you to know that addressing these concerns is a top priority for us. Our dedicated team is hard at work, planning a comprehensive modernization of the Retrobook website to enhance your experience and bring you even closer to your cherished memories and nostalgia.

Blips Gets a Makeover



On the Blips front, get ready for a fresh new look! We're in the process of revamping our little old Twitter clone, focusing on user-friendly design and functionality improvements. Our goal is to provide you with a more enjoyable and efficient experience as you discover and share the latest trends and moments.

Additionally, our administrators are getting a powerful set of tools to ensure smoother operations and a safer online environment. We take user safety seriously, and these tools will empower our team to maintain a secure and welcoming atmosphere for everyone.

New Ways to Log In with Bittoco Auth System Soon



As we look ahead, we're also excited to introduce new login methods through the Bittoco platform. These methods will make it even easier for you to access all our projects seamlessly and securely. Convenience and security are at the core of our efforts to enhance your experience.

We're on an exciting journey of growth and improvement, and we couldn't do it without your continued support and feedback. Your voices matter, and we're committed to creating platforms that you love to use.

Stay tuned for more updates, as we'll be sharing more details about these exciting changes and developments in the near future. Thank you for being a part of the Bittoco community, and we can't wait to continue this journey with you!

Thank you! <3
The Bittoco Team

https://bittoco.eu.org

Monday, September 4, 2023


August 2023's contest winners!

FIRST PLACE: Infomercial about Wi-Fi Router from Dan.com
https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=k6vscFLb
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SECOND PLACE: Infomercial PISS
https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=GKMmHH1x
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THIRD PLACE: Speed Stacks Pro Series Informercial
https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=5cdfICbomZV

There were so many great submissions that it was incredibly hard to pick the winners, thank you to everyone who participated!

Friday, August 25, 2023


BitView HUGE Checklog: 25th August 2023

Hello BitViewers,
I hope you're all doing well! It's time to bring you up to speed with some exciting developments happening on our platform. The BitView team has been hard at work, and I'm thrilled to share some fresh features and improvements that are making BitView an even better place for all of us.

New RSS Feeds for Staying Updated

We know how important it is to keep up with the latest videos from your favorite creators. That's why we're introducing a new feature that's going to make staying updated a breeze. We've rolled out RSS feeds across different pages, giving you the ability to easily track the latest videos right from your preferred RSS reader. No more missing out on the content you love.

Community Guidelines Update

Creating a positive and inclusive community is at the heart of what we do. To ensure that BitView remains a welcoming space for everyone, we've revised and refined our community guidelines. These updates reflect our dedication to fostering a respectful environment for creative expression. I encourage each of you to take a moment to review the new guidelines and join us in keeping BitView a safe and enjoyable platform for all.

Fresh Look for Static Pages

We understand the importance of a seamless browsing experience. That's why we've given some of our static pages a makeover. The new design is not only visually appealing but also optimizes navigation, making it easier for you to find what you're looking for. Your journey through BitView just got even smoother.

Introducing TestView: Your Feedback Playground

Allow us to introduce you to TestView, our very own ideas incubator. This is where the brilliant minds behind BitView, including our engineers and programmers, cook up a storm of experimental features and enhancements. These are the recipes and concoctions that haven't fully baked yet � they're like the beta versions of new features and improvements that we believe have the potential to take your BitView experience to new heights.

Your Voice Matters in TestView

We value your opinions immensely, and that's where you come in. We invite you to be a part of this exciting journey by trying out these early-stage features in TestView. These are the undercooked gems that we believe can shine even brighter with your insights and feedback. You get a chance to be at the forefront of shaping the future of BitView!

Share Your Thoughts

As you explore TestView's experimental playground, we encourage you to share your thoughts and opinions. Did a particular feature intrigue you? Does something need fine-tuning? Your feedback plays a pivotal role in helping us refine these features before they go mainstream. Think of TestView as a collaborative space where your voice holds the power to influence the course of BitView's evolution.

Welcome to TestView

So, what can you expect in TestView? Well, it's a space of constant experimentation and innovation. You might stumble upon new ways of organizing content, innovative video interaction tools, or even experimental community engagement features. The possibilities are as vast as your creativity!

Check TestView here: click!

Friends' Activity on Your Homepage

Your friends on BitView are an important part of your journey, and now their activity is right at your fingertips. We're thrilled to introduce the Friends Activity feature on your homepage. Stay in the loop with what your friends are watching, star rating, and sharing. It's a great way to discover content that aligns with your interests and connect with your fellow BitViewers on a whole new level.

The Feed: Personalize Your Homepage

We believe in giving you the power to shape your BitView experience. That's why we're introducing The Feed � an optional homepage feature that you can enable. With The Feed, your homepage becomes a curated space showcasing content that matters most to you. Whether it's videos from your favorite creators, trending topics, or specific categories, you're in control of what you see. To activate The Feed, head over to https://www.bitview.net/my_account_modules and make your homepage truly yours.

Perfect Your Video Display

We know how important video presentation is, and we're here to help you make your videos shine. Tired of those pesky black bars? We've got you covered. Introducing special tags that allow you to control how your video appears on the screen. Add "bv:stretch=16:9" to your video's tags to stretch the image to fill the screen seamlessly. Alternatively, use "bv:crop=16:9" to crop the content and make the most of the screen real estate. It's all about ensuring your videos look their best and engage your audience effortlessly.

Your insights and suggestions are invaluable to us. As we continue to evolve, your input shapes the BitView experience for everyone. Thank you for being an integral part of our growing community. Your support is what drives us to make BitView the ultimate hub for self-expression through videos.

Stay tuned for more updates and keep enjoying the incredible content on BitView!

With love,
vistafan12 and The BitView Team

Tuesday, August 8, 2023


July 2023's contest winners!

FIRST PLACE: Bitview Sci contest:Chemical Changes(part1)
https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=MeXaBGGA
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SECOND PLACE: physics
https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=HL93jUm1Lzq
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THIRD PLACE: (Science Video Entry) What People from the 1900s Thought the Year 2000 Would Be Like
https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=gbk5nueEehW

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED

Thursday, July 27, 2023


Exciting News: Blips Acquisition and Future Plans!

Hello BitViewers,

We have some thrilling news to share with you today! As one of the owners of BitView, I (vistafan12) am pleased to announce that we will be acquiring the website Blips.club, an amazing platform that imitates the old Twitter experience. This acquisition is a significant step for us, and we can't wait to share what's in store for both BitView and Blips.club users!

What's Next for Blips?



First and foremost, let me reassure you that Blips will continue to exist and function under the same address. We recognize the uniqueness and value of Blips concept, and we want to preserve it for its dedicated users. You'll still be able to access and enjoy Blips.club just as you have been doing so far.

Enhancing Profitability with Thoughtful Ads



To make Blips.club a profitable venture without compromising on the user experience, we plan to introduce advertisements. However, we assure you that these ads will be less aggressive than what you might find on BitView. Our aim is to strike a balance between generating revenue and providing a pleasant browsing experience for all Blips users.

Supporting the Community



We value the contributions of both BitView and Blips moderators immensely. To show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication, every dollar generated from Blips (blips.club) will be distributed among the moderators of both platforms. This way, we foster a collaborative and supportive community that is passionate about the content and user experience.

Frequent Updates and Interactions



Blips will continue to receive regular updates and improvements. We are planning to enhance interactions between BitView and Blips, creating a seamless experience for users who choose to be part of both communities. Additionally, we have exciting plans to revamp Blips appearance, taking inspiration from the golden era of 2009-2010, while still keeping it relevant and user-friendly.

When Will the Transfer Take Place?



The transfer of Blips.club domain and website to BitView ownership is expected to happen in the coming days, depending on the domain owners, Epik, and Namecheap. During the transfer process, the Blips website will be temporarily unavailable. However, once the transfer is complete, Blips will be back up and running as usual.

We can't express how thrilled we are about this acquisition and the future prospects it holds for both BitView and Blips. We are committed to providing you with the best experience on both platforms and continuously improving them to meet your expectations.

Thank you for your unwavering support and trust in us. We look forward to sharing more updates and exciting features in the near future. Keep an eye on our blogs and announcements for the latest news.

<3,
vistafan12 and The BitView Team

Friday, July 7, 2023


Addressing the Issue of Censorship on BitView

Dear BitView Community,
We would like to take this opportunity to address the concerns raised regarding the alleged promotion of censorship on our platform. We understand that there has been confusion surrounding our stance on offensive behavior and the enforcement of community guidelines. In this blog post, we aim to clarify our position and reiterate our commitment to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all users.

Creating a Safe and Inclusive Community


At BitView, we strive to foster a welcoming community where individuals from diverse backgrounds can connect and express themselves freely. To achieve this, we have established community guidelines that outline the expected code of conduct. Our primary goal is to ensure that all users feel respected and safe while engaging with the platform.

Zero Tolerance for Offense


We want to emphasize that our administration does not tolerate any form of harassment, hate speech, or offensive behavior directed towards others. This includes insults or demeaning remarks based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic. We firmly believe in promoting a positive and inclusive environment that celebrates diversity and encourages meaningful interactions.

The Role of Moderators and Administrators


Our dedicated team of moderators and administrators plays a crucial role in upholding the community guidelines on BitView. They diligently monitor user activity, actively looking out for any violations of our rules. We greatly appreciate their commitment to ensuring a safe and respectful platform for everyone. Their efforts help maintain the integrity of our community and contribute to its overall well-being.

Balancing Freedom of Expression and Community Standards


We understand the importance of freedom of expression, but it must coexist with the need for responsible self-expression within a respectful community. While we encourage users to express their opinions, we draw a clear line when it comes to hate speech or harassment. Our intention is to strike a balance that allows diverse perspectives to be shared while safeguarding the rights and dignity of all community members.

Conclusion


As the administration of BitView, we are committed to upholding our community guidelines and ensuring a safe and inclusive platform for all users. We do not endorse censorship but rather promote respect, acceptance, and positive interactions among our community members. By working together, we can continue to nurture a vibrant online space where individuals can freely express themselves while fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect.

Thank you for being a part of the BitView community.

Sincerely,
vistafan12 and The BitView Crew

Saturday, July 1, 2023


June 2023's contest winners!

FIRST PLACE: Wii Sports Theme WITH LYRICS!
https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=ClVgp8Nz
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SECOND PLACE: Bodies. (Music Video Collab)
https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=BcajoAyn9AX


THIRD PLACE: Paralyzed fan-made animation demo
https://www.bitview.net/watch?v=bBjhHJGoNvN


THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUBMITTED FOR THIS CONTEST!

Tuesday, June 27, 2023


BitView Checklog: 27th June 2023

Hello BitViewers, it's time for another checklog!
We have some exciting updates to share with you today. The BitView team has been working tirelessly to enhance your experience on our platform, and we're thrilled to announce some new features and improvements.

720p Support for Partners


First and foremost, we have listened to your feedback, and we're happy to inform you that we have added support for 720p video quality for our partners. This upgrade will allow for crisper and more detailed video playback, enhancing your viewing pleasure.



Application Updates and Optimization


In addition to this, we have been busy optimizing and updating our application to provide a smoother and more efficient user experience. While we don't currently possess the necessary equipment for encoding the application, we have been considering the possibility of acquiring new hardware to improve the app's performance. We believe that with the right encoding equipment, we can further enhance the speed and responsiveness of BitView.
To make this possible, I (vistafan12 - main dev of mobile version) would like to gauge your interest in supporting us through a crowdfunding campaign. We believe that by initiating a collective effort to raise funds for new encoding equipment, we can accelerate the development of the application and provide you with an even better user experience. Your contributions would go directly towards acquiring the necessary hardware for compiling the app for Android and iOS (newer versions), maybe without using WebKit even(!).
We truly value your opinions and want to involve you in the decision-making process. Please let us know if you would be interested in participating in a crowdfunding campaign to support the acquisition of new encoding equipment. Your support would be invaluable in helping us take BitView to the next level.

Stylistic Changes


Now, let's talk about the aesthetic improvements we've made. We have made some subtle yet impactful changes to the visual design of BitView. First, we have revamped the playlist feature, making it easier for you to create and manage your playlists. You can now curate your favorite videos into personalized collections for easy access.
Furthermore, we have introduced recommended channels on individual channel pages. This feature will help you discover new and interesting content creators based on your interests. It's a great way to expand your horizons and find exciting channels to follow.
Additionally, we have made some changes to video statistics and added the upload date to the video display. Now, you can easily see the view count, star ratings, and comments on a video, giving you a better understanding of its popularity. The upload date provides you with valuable information regarding the recency of the content.
We believe these updates will further enhance your browsing and viewing experience on BitView, making it more enjoyable and engaging.

As always, we value your feedback and suggestions. Your input plays a vital role in shaping the future of BitView, and we encourage you to continue sharing your thoughts with us. We are committed to making BitView the best platform for expressing yourself through videos.
Thank you for being a part of the BitView community. We appreciate your support, and we're excited to continue this journey with you. Stay tuned for more updates and keep exploring, sharing, and enjoying the amazing content on BitView!

With love,
vistafan12 and The BitView Team

Tuesday, June 13, 2023


BitView Checklog: 13th June 2023

Hello BitViewers again with new checklog! vistafan12 here and I have some fantastic news to share! Please read it carefully :)

I'm thrilled to announce that the BitView team has been hard at work, and we're excited to unveil two exciting developments. Firstly, we've finally launched a web-based mobile application called BitView Mobile (Beta), which allows you to access and enjoy your favorite videos right from your mobile devices. Whether you're on the go or cozied up at home, BitView Mobile brings you the nostalgic vibes of YouTube Mobile from 2010, right at your fingertips.

With BitView Mobile, you can easily browse, watch, and immerse yourself in the videos that have captured your heart. The interface has been meticulously designed to resemble the early days of the YouTube Mobile website, evoking that warm sense of nostalgia for all you folks who remember the platform from a decade ago. It's simple, intuitive, and will make your video-watching experience an absolute breeze.

But that's not all! We're not leaving our iOS users behind either. Thanks to the amazing efforts of our team member, we're excited to share that we've released an iOS version of BitView as well. You can now find it on GitHub, ready for you to download and enjoy on your Apple devices. Just head over to https://github.com/vistafan12/BitView-iOS6 to grab your copy!



We know how important it is to have mobile accessibility in today's fast-paced world, and we're thrilled to bring BitView to your mobile devices. Whether you're an Android enthusiast or an Apple aficionado, BitView Mobile and our iOS version have got you covered. Seamlessly access your favorite videos, engage with the BitView community, and enjoy the content you love, whenever and wherever you want.

But wait, there's more to come! We're continuously working on improving BitView Mobile and the iOS version to provide you with the best experience possible. Soon, we'll be introducing features like liking, commenting, and sharing videos, making it even easier for you to connect with fellow BitViewers and express your thoughts and feelings about the content you enjoy.

We're immensely grateful for your unwavering support and invaluable feedback. You, the BitView community, have played an integral role in shaping the future of our platform, and we couldn't be more thankful. We promise to keep listening, evolving, and delivering a unique and enjoyable video-watching experience.

Stay tuned for more updates on the progress of BitView Mobile and the iOS version. We'll be sharing more details and announcing their official releases soon. Get ready to embark on a trip down memory lane while relishing your favorite videos on BitView Mobile!

Thank you for being a part of the BitView family. Your passion and enthusiasm fuel our drive to create something extraordinary. Together, let's keep expressing ourselves and embracing the BitView spirit!

<3,
vistafan12 and The BitView Team

Friday, June 2, 2023


BitView Checklog: 2nd June 2023

Hello BitViewers again with new checklog!

I have some exciting news to share with you today. The BitView team has been hard at work developing a web-based mobile application called BitView Mobile. This application is designed to bring the nostalgia of YouTube Mobile from 2010 to your fingertips.

With BitView Mobile, you can now access and enjoy your favorite videos from the comfort of your mobile devices. Whether you're on the go or relaxing at home, this application will allow you to browse and watch videos conveniently.

To give you a glimpse of what BitView Mobile has to offer, here's a sneak peek of its early appearance:


As you can see, the interface resembles the early days of YouTube Mobile website, bringing back that sense of nostalgia for those who fondly remember the platform from a decade ago. The simplicity and user-friendly design make it easy to navigate and enjoy videos.

One of the main advantages of BitView Mobile is its compatibility with a wide range of mobile devices. Whether you're using an Android phone, an iPhone, or a tablet, you can access BitView Mobile seamlessly and enjoy your favorite videos anytime, anywhere.

The web application will also support features like liking, commenting, and sharing videos, making it easier than ever to engage with the BitView community later this year.

We understand the importance of mobile accessibility in today's fast-paced world, and we are excited to bring BitView to your mobile devices. Our team is working diligently to ensure that BitView Mobile provides an enjoyable and seamless experience for all users.

Stay tuned for future updates on the progress of BitView Mobile. We can't wait to share more details and announce its official release. Get ready to take a trip down memory lane while enjoying your favorite videos on BitView Mobile!

Thank you for being a part of the BitView community. Your support and feedback have been invaluable in shaping the future of our platform. We look forward to continuing to provide you with a unique and enjoyable video-watching experience.

Stay tuned and keep expressing yourself with BitView!

<3 vistafan12 and The BitView Team

Wednesday, May 31, 2023


May 2023's contest winners!

May 2023's contest winners!
FIRST PLACE: EPIC Hand Washing with Cerra Matthews
http://bitview.net/watch?v=p671yDqtKwY


SECOND PLACE: Danil Soldiers trys explode The Fake Danil's tower
http://bitview.net/watch?v=1FSjEb99


THIRD PLACE: Video games be like. Sketch comedy.
http://bitview.net/watch?v=dtoKt2tXQfs


THANK YOU EVERY0NE FOR PARTICIPATING!

I hope we get a bunch more submissions this month, thank you to our winners for making such good videos!

Tuesday, May 30, 2023


BitView's QnA Discord Answers

Hello BitViewers! As promised, heres an QnA answers (from Discord server and AMA video):

Q: Are there any database backups from late 2018 - 2019/2020?
A: No, we don't have them due to the kolyma buyout.

Q: Why was BitView sold? Why was it sold to kuz??
A: I cannot answer that question. I had no control over it, so it's difficult to answer.

Q: How much longer do you guys plan on running BitView?
A: It depends on the ad revenue. We don't want to add anti-adblock to the site, so it all depends on whether the site will continue to operate or not. Herotrap is doing a great job as one of the developers, and I think as long as he's here, nothing will change.

Q: Where is Jan?
A: He's taking care of his own matters, but he oversees the server and helps us code the site from time to time.

Q1: How difficult would you say it was for you to get BitView up and running, and where do you intend to take it in the future?
Q2: Where do you see BitView in a few years?
A: Regarding the first part of the question: remember that I wasn't the owner of the site. Jan has been the owner of the site from the beginning, and he has been guiding everything on the site - and continues to do so - helping us maintain the servers. I hope that in the future, BitView will have more active users than it does now, and we will be able to surpass our "older brother" VidLii.

Q: Would you say the platform has evolved - even partially - beyond the "old internet," or do you still remain faithful to the "old YouTube revival" aspect at the core of BV?
A: It's difficult to answer that question. Some things are "beyond the old internet," while others fully embrace the functioning and appearance of old YouTube. Of course, we strive to maintain at least a 1:1 functioning of the website, but unfortunately, it's not as easy as it may seem. We mainly rely on memories, old archives (Web Archive, videos from that era, or photos), and it's challenging to replicate everything exactly as it was.

Q: I know you like OSU!, but have you thought about playing any Clone Hero? If you do, what are your favorite tracks to play on there? Also, what if the next project could be a SoundCloud revival?
A: Haha, unfortunately, I don't have a guitar for Clone Hero. I played the original GH on my uncle's PlayStation console, but I don't remember much because it was about 14 years ago. As for your idea, I have no idea. Such a service (it seems to me) would be more challenging to handle than BitView. We'll see what the future holds.

Q: Despite being infamously known, why has BMF been a mod on BitView for long periods of time? (Excluding the Kolyma period, of course, those were his best times as BV staff.) Jan's petition?
A: Honestly? He was just good (in the beginning). To be honest, I was also afraid to remove him from the moderator position - you never know how capable BMF can be. I was simply afraid, and that's why he was a moderator for such a long time.

Q: How did Jan find you to develop BitView? (You did excellent, by the way!)
A: Actually, with the help of one of my friends, I got this job. As you know, I asked for access to the code as early as 2018(!), unfortunately without success. Jan didn't believe in my coding abilities - and he was right. I was also very young and foolish at that time, my English was at its worst, and it was difficult to be friends with me. But after a few years, he saw something in me, and that's how I became a developer. Thanks for the kind words :)

Q: Will there ever be merch?
A: I don't think so.

Q: What was Kolyma's BitView like?
A: It was filled with gore and various explicit content - more than what it is now.

Q: I have a question, can you send me the 2006 BitView code? Answer with a yes or no. (Evie question)
A: You know that I can't, dude :P I wasn't a developer back when the 2006 BitView existed.

Q: Once we finish evolving, are we planning on adding a theme switcher, or is the site just done?
A: Probably... it all depends on whether we will have the motivation and if we reach that point.

Q: What's the most abundant type of video on BitView?
A: If you're asking for my personal opinion, documentaries about our community (e.g., Iceberg about BitView in Spanish or Herotrap's videos explaining why SubRocks sucks) are very interesting content, and I would like to see more of them - mainly because I want to see how other people perceived the things that were happening in our community back then.

Q: Where is OldTube??
A: Nowhere to be seen.

Q: what made you want a anime character for your profile picture
A: She looks cool. Right now I have Rapi from NIKKE and I really like her, she's so cool. Much recommend.

Okay, so that would be it for our QnA session. I hope I've answered any questions you may have. See you
in future posts!

Keep expressing yourself,
<3 vistafan12

Saturday, May 13, 2023


BitView Checklog: 13 May 2023

Hello BitViewers! Welcome to the first Checklog post.

I am thrilled to announce a series of new features and improvements we have introduced to our platform. Thanks to the amazing work of RottingSunkist, we have refreshed the play button design, which should enhance users' video-watching experience.

Additionally, we have introduced a new feature called "Channel Honors", which is available to channels with over 75 subscribers. We believe this feature will encourage users to actively build their channels and create engaging content.

We have also redesigned the playlist feature to provide users with even better experiences. Furthermore, we have improved the channel embedding functionality and fixed issues with the search feature on the channels page.

Moreover, users can now sort videos on the video page using time filters, making it easier to find the latest videos. To improve users' control over their channels, we have decided to hide banned subscribers or subscriptions from their profile.

For users accessing our platform on mobile devices, I am pleased to inform you that we are working on a mobile version of our site. This feature will allow users to browse and watch videos more easily on-the-go. There will be a blog post in the next few weeks describing progress on the mobile version. For now, stay turned!

We are very excited about these changes and improvements as they will enhance the user experience on our platform. Therefore, we encourage you to visit our site and see these new features for yourself!

Keep expressing yourself,
<3 vistafan12 and The BitView Team

Saturday, May 6, 2023


Updates for Users and Partners

Hello everyone! Hope you're having a great day. Today, BitView introduce some new features, which include:



Partner updates




  • Side images are here! Upgrade your branding with images that contain links to your website.

  • You can now set a link to click in your channel banner



Watch page updates




  • You can now watch Honors in every video's "Statistics & Data" section.

  • @mentions and timestamps are now links that get you to a channel page or to a certain point of a video, respectively.



Minor changes




  • Channel opacity has been restored.

  • Your homepage title now uses your display name.

  • Updated default profile picture.

Monday, May 1, 2023


April 2023's contest winners!

FIRST PLACE: Shark plays Windows 7 Games
http://bitview.net/watch.php?v=eLVkGDTg

SECOND PLACE: My new Xbox 360 (game console review)
http://bitview.net/watch.php?v=lX5CsXkSzbO

THIRD PLACE: Bitview Game Review: Minesweeper!
http://bitview.net/watch.php?v=O5nEMWN7pUe

THANK YOU EVERY0NE FOR PARTICIPATING!
I hope we can have just as many amazing submission this month too!

Monday, May 1, 2023


Partners are here!

Today we launched partnerships, a program to boost your branding with BitView. If you want to do more with BitView and meet the requirements you can apply to the partnership program.



Advantages


- Custom banner for your channel and watch page


- Custom box for your channel


- More to come in the future!



How do I apply?


It's as easy as entering the partnership page and pressing apply. A moderator will review the application and accept or deny the application.



Which criteria do I have to meet?


To qualify for the BitView Partner program, you must meet some minimum criteria:

- You create original videos suitable for online streaming.
- You have >75 subscribers.
- Your account does not break any Community Guidelines.

Saturday, April 29, 2023


Late 2009 - Early 2010 Update

We know this update has already its time, but we want to show you what you can do now on BitView.



Updated Homepage

Streamlined homepage. Get more done in less space, in a modern fashion.



Updated Videos and Channels page

We refreshed the Videos and Channels page.



Updated Groups

2006 called. It wants its groups page back. We finally got rid of that dusty, old groups UI and replaced it with a more simple and efficient one. You can now also delete groups and leave them.



Updated Watch Page

You can now watch your favorite videos in Theater Mode or watch it on another window.




You can also manage your video now via the watch page.






Updated Channels

Do you like customization? Now you can add featured channels, give it a title, and choose some of the world's most iconic fonts such as "Arial", "Verdana" or "Times New Roman". Channel backgrounds have been upgraded in quality and descriptions allow for more content, so you have more space to describe yourself.


Updated Account pages

Now you can manage your videos more efficiently with the new Account pages, which include: Account, Favorites, Playlists, Subscriptions, My Videos, Viewing History...



Updated Header

You can now access everything you need on a click with the new header.





Updated Blog Page

I guess you have realized by now, as you are reading a blog post here...


Updated Search

You can now search channels if there are no videos found. It has moreover been added a fresh layer of paint to its UI.



We hope you like these updates. There are more to come in the future, so stay tuned on our Twitter or join our Discord.

Sunday, April 23, 2023


Heads Up: This website is no longer associated with VidLii

People and videos that break the rules (or more importantly the law) will be getting removed. Bitview hasn't been associated with Vidlii or Kolyama since February.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023


New owners - again!

Hey BitView users! You may get deja vu from hearing this, But new owners have aquired BitView! Although you wont notice the changes immediately, BitView's quality will slowly begin increasing.

-- hwd and sks2002

Thursday, July 1, 2021


June 2021 Contest Winners

The month has ended, and so the contest. And we have the winners!

1st Place: Bitview castle in minecraft From Pews

2nd Place: BitView in Minecraft! from chaosweegee217

3rd Place: Minecraft Cake from retrogames6425


Thanks for participating! There were 36 entries added to this contest!

Friday, June 18, 2021


What should I upload on BitView?

Hello there BitViewers. We’ve recently seen people making videos on what they want but we’ve noticed some people posting comments saying “it’s not made in the style of 2008” and we do not agree with them statements. We don’t mind what kind of videos you upload on the site (apart from videos which break the rules like Pornography, gore, hate speech or copyrighted videos). We want this platform to be welcoming to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you make original content, make videos in a style of a particular year or even making a video in your own language. You know that the BitView team and the community will welcome you to this site and the community as a whole.
~BitViewTeam

Thursday, June 3, 2021


10,000 USERS

Hello there BitViewers, we’re here to say thank you for helping BitView to become what it is. We’ve hit over 10K users on the site!!! Which is equal to the population of these British towns, Crofty and Scorton!!!

Here’s all of the stats from the website as of the 3rd of June 2021.
Site Stats
Users:10,012
Videos:25,624
Total Views:803,048
Total Comments:31,958
Total Favorites:19,776
Total Ratings:65,029
Total Friends:12,954
Total Subs:22,431
Total Bulletins: 4,061

Here’s to another 10k!

~Team BitView

Tuesday, December 1, 2020


November 2020 Contest Winners

The month has ended, and so the contest. And we have the winners!

1st Place: Snowmans in the winter from PASTE

2nd Place: Snow (Artsy Video) from CazOSX

3rd Place: Winter Does Not Exist from NoMax


Thanks for participating! There were more than 30 entries!

Sunday, September 20, 2020


New BitView layout is finally here!

Yup, you have been waiting forever for a new update I know. But you finally got an update after around 2 years of waiting.

New BitView layout

Thank you for being with us! We hope you like the new layout!

- BitView Staff

Sunday, January 26, 2020


Happy new (late) year!

Happy New Year!!

I hope this year will be twice as good as the previous one - I wish you a lot of success and joy (and updates) this new year.

<3,
--vistafan12

Sunday, December 2, 2018


"It was a very good year"

The year has passed since the foundation of the BitView website. This is a great opportunity to celebrate this anniversary with various statistics.

(as of December 2, 2018)
Users: 2,371
When we chose 1 thousand, I was terribly happy. Thanks to you, it happened in half a year. Now there are 2 thousand of us. Thank you very much!
Videos: 6.221
Total Views: 223,938
Total Comments: 7.365
Total Favorites: 4,572
Total Ratings: 11,822
Total Friends: 5.040
Total Subs: 3.417
Total Bulletins: 1,440
Big Updates: 3

And we wanted to finish this post with a video prepared by my good buddy, @BMF:

http://www.bitview.net/watch.php?v=v0TKv2iqVcg

I apologize to you for not showing you a new layout, but we have not had time. However, thank you for everything.

I (as vistafan12) would like to inform you that I am applying for the position of a site developer. Wish me luck!

- BV Team

Thursday, June 28, 2018


A long update-log

Hey,
we've added a lot of things to BV. Here is the whole list!

(25.06)


- Added channel customization
(26.06)
- You can set video search query options now

(27.06)


- Fixed a lot of bugs
- Made some new bugs
- New header
- Header displays unseen messages now
- Added groups
- Changed design of the page in some places
- Site is a bit wider now
- Profile changes
- Customization affects every profile page now
- Links color customization
- Order channels by "last login", "most subs" and "most videos"
- Playlist descriptions and tags
- New contest
- Searching for playlists and groups
- Time limit is 1 hour now and video quality was slightly improved too
- New My Videos/My Favorites page
- Choose your avatar
- https://www.bitview.net/ works now
- We recommend using it but since it would break old browsers, We won't force it.

(28.06)


- Added analytics (views per day)
- Custom CSS on groups

Join to our Discord server:
https://discord.gg/BwZXxFc

Or follow us on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/bitview_

Thanks you for using BitView!
vistafan12

Monday, April 30, 2018


BitView Revolution

In Dec 05, 2017,
we had a 99 users,
90 videos,
2,303 views,
173 comments and
92 favorites.

In Mar 10, 2018,
we had a 315 users,
476 videos,
41,079 views,
551 comments and
385 favorites.

Right now,
In Apr 30, 2018
we have 920 users,
1,622 videos,
99,606 views,
2,020 comments and
1,304 favorites.
And this number is still growing. It's thanks to you that the whole team is happy to have such a community.
Thanks to this opportunity, we've added some great things you can already use, such as Subscriptions, Channel 1.0 (ala 0.9) or new video quality soon.

I'm happy that I can manage a community like this.

Thanks you for make me happy. Also thanks to Jan, Animacreep, kazan and the rest of users who helps BV reach the perfect state.

vistafan12

Sunday, April 29, 2018


Quick Update #2

Hello everyone!
We're proud to announce that BitView now has a VK account!
This account will be similar to the Twitter one. We will post some BitView updates to keep you guys up to date.
Cya.

-Animacreep

Monday, April 16, 2018


Quick Update

Hey folks,
quick update - I would like to introduce you to the new moderator @Animacreep!
I hope you will have fun with our community!
~vis

PS: In a few weeks, we maybe publish Channel 1.0.

Saturday, March 10, 2018


What's with us?

Hey folks,
Today, just a bit about statistics and big changes on BitView.
First, let's start with the statistics.

Stats


- 315 Users
- 476 Videos
- 41,079 Total Views
- 551 Total Comments
- 385 Total Favorites

I am very happy to see what you are doing for BitView. Remember, it's your portal, you decide about it, we just watch if sometimes no bot has spammed server :P

Big Changes


The entire administration (only me and Jan in total) are working on a new version of BitView, which will be released in a few weeks. I can not tell you when exactly the new version will appear, I hope it's the soonest. Here are some screenshots:








After publishing it will look different



Thank you for being with us, see you in the next post!
-vis

PS: Follow our Twitter: https://twitter.com/BitView_

Saturday, January 27, 2018


I have no friends & what about you?

Another day, another BitView update.
A bunch of stuff got added and changed in the last few days, let me tell you a bit about the bigger changes:

Friends & Private Videos
Instead of having a big unorganized and often not even authorized list of users that can view your private videos, you can now invite others to be your friend on their channel. Those that accept the invitations will now be able to view your videos.

Deleting Comments
You're now able to delete the comments under videos that you own.

Videos List
http://www.bitview.net/sharing.php has an example on how you can display your BitView videos on your website.


Thank you for your support and the next few months are going to be exciting I'm sure.

Sunday, January 21, 2018


Another Update?

Yes, nothing particularly groundbreaking but some bug fixes and speed improvements.
Private, deleted or videos without a thumbnail will also have a special thumbnail now instead of just showing up as an error.

Thursday, January 18, 2018


New Look

BitView got a little visual upgrade and some bug fixes.

Saturday, December 9, 2017


Update Time

It's time for the first BitView Update.
Even though the update isn't big, it has some useful stuff which I hope you'll enjoy.

- PAGES. You can now see more videos and messages instead of just a maximum of 16.
- VIDEO MESSAGES. If the video is still converting, it says so instead of just being broken.
- RSS FEED. Get notified when new videos are being uploaded to BitView.
- BUG FIXES. Some bugs have been fixed

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


2 days stats

Here is some stats from 03/12/2017 to 05/12/2017.
Users: 99
Videos: 90
Total Views: 2,303
Total Comments: 173
Total Favorites: 92

Thank you for using BitView.
~vistafan12

Saturday, December 2, 2017


What is this?

Just something I did for fun and to test a few things out.