Frequently Asked Questions
Intro to LBRY
- What is LBRY exactly – is it a protocol, an app, a website, 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?
- Where can I learn more about the technology behind LBRY?
- LBRY App Basics
- LBRY Android App Basics
- How do I earn LBRY credits (LBC)?
- How does content hosting work?
- How does the referral program work?
- How does tipping in LBRY 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?
- How does LBRY benefit content creators? Can I earn money using LBRY?
- How does the Community Top Bids section of the LBRY App work?
- What is YouTube Sync?
- YouTube Sync Terms
- How does LBRY handle content and what am I allowed to upload?
Help and Troubleshooting
- LBRY Startup Troubleshooting
- Unable to stream any LBRY content?
- How do I backup and/or migrate my LBRY data?
- How do I change my LBRY connected email?
- 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 get LBRY for development?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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 LBRY credits?
What Makes LBRY Different?
- How is LBRY different from Decent / SingularDTV / Alexandria?
- How is LBRY different from IPFS / BitTorrent?
- How is LBRY different from MaidSafe / Storj?
- How is LBRY different from YouTube / Netflix / Apple TV?
- How is LBRY different from a toaster?
- Acceptable Use Policy
- Appreciation for Contributing
- DMCA takedown requests
- Do you have a GPG key?
- Do you have a blockchain explorer?
- How do I report a security issue?
- How does the Bounty Program work?
- How does the company behind LBRY make money?
- 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?