Back Room

> directory of all videos

> directory of audio

> directory of books

> directory of transcripts + subtitles

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:f80f726b87e823a60a2ff25a9e0bdd70072a44f1 <- I believe this is for all of the episodes before 'Guardian'.

Random Technical Bloviation

I think more people should set up their own servers, it's irritating for 'content' followers to have to jump from platform to platform as they get POZed and new ones open up. I know, though, that 'platforms' are more convenient. And free.
More people should stream their videos, too.

Most videos here are capped at 720p to save bandwidth, which should be unnoticeable for cartoons. But, some of the ones with real-world footage (Last Son, Coniugator, Metamorphosis, and, Guardian just because) have been rendered at true 1080p, (and won't save you bandwidth if you play them on a big window). 720p reduces bandwidth by about 1/3 over 1080p, which actually YouTube and bitchute do, too, though I think theirs are probably tuned better. Again, this shouldn't be noticeable for the animated videos, but regardless, all videos are downloadable at the original, best quality available. Currently is on CloudFlare, which, because this is a personal site (not a business), I'm getting for free. That's right, presence around the world and near-unlimited bandwidth, and bot protection, for free! So far they haven't complained at the traffic. But anyway, if I stay on there, I might add 1080p for all videos, there'd be no reason not to - it will scale down to what your connection can handle in any case.

This site uses HLS streaming, because, afaik, Safari /only/ supports HLS, and, though I've seen it claimed that Firefox does not support it, I find that it does. And Chrome / Chromium sure does (and that's the basis for most of the rest of the world's browsers, like Vivaldi and Brave). So as much as I prefer non-proprietary standards (ie mpeg-dash), if you want to support just one, HLS is it.
I really mean for this site to be open source. If you're interested in downloading the HLS files etc, I'd be delighted to help you, especially since this site now has effectively unlimited bandwidth.

The site is pretty cheap - the current host runs $120 for the first year, after that ~$155 / year. No big deal, though that's without any CDN. CloudFlare has a free tier for personal sites, and since this isn't a business, I'm using it, and have gotten no complaints from them so far. Fingers crossed.

Some hosting sites like provide free CDNs and unlimited bandwidth - I might use it some time.

If I were to set this site up again (and maybe I'll do this in November at renewal time) I think I'd use the free speech servers that are advertised on bitchute (eg, though I haven't checked recently.