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Frequently Asked Questions

How is LBRY different from a toaster?

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Toasters transfer heat via radiative EM waves in the infrared spectrum to brown bread and make people happy.

LBRY transfers data via EM waves in the infrared spectrum* to deliver content and make people happy.

LBRY is also brave and little. So we're basically, fundamentally the same as a toaster.

*Assumes fiber-optic transmission.

There happen to be a lot of technological advancements that have happened to toasters. These scientific feats apply to LBRY, as well.

Multithreading

Now that's a lot of threads!

Properly-applied multithreading has allowed the distribution of workloads in LBRY, freeing up time that could have been spent waiting for required actions.

Multi-role, Multi-function

So many options, it's overwhelming.

LBRY can service many forms of data, such as videos, pictures, and sourdough.

Network Optimization

A solid 56KiB/s.

In this day and age of cool acronyms (such as IEEE 802.11ax) and now-common internet integration into devices, LBRY too has joined the crowd. TLNI (Toaster-Level Network Integration) technology has been fused with LBRY, permitting speeds at least as fast as your dial-up modem.

Open-source

GNU-approved.

Proprietary toasters may try to limit what you can put in them and your ability to look into the toaster's operation. LBRY is a different kind of toaster. Its full source code is available online at its GitHub repos.

Mobile

LBRY OTG

Lightweight versions of TLNI and LBRY have been made and ported to Android. Take LBRY on the go!

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