Bitzi is a website where people cooperate to identify, describe, and
discover files of all types, and in so doing help build Bitpedia, the
digital media encyclopedia.
With Bitzi and Bitpedia:
- You can look up descriptions, comments, and ratings about your files – or contribute such info yourself
- Our precise digital fingerprints match info to exact files, so you can distinguish between similar files and search for the very best versions
- File-sharing tools can assure you of a file's contents before you begin downloading
- Infected or mislabeled files can be flagged, and so discovered or ignored before doing any harm
Bitpedia is an open resource built by a community of fans, developers, and creators. To get started:
- Learn more about our mission
- Sign up – this is a prerequisite for full participation, such as contributing your own descriptions and ratings
Lookup Files & Contribute
To report files you already have – to see what Bitpedia
knows about them or add your own contributions – you can
use our Bitcollider utility, which can
calculate a file's distinctive digital fingerprint (or "bitprint").
(Because Bitcollider lookups often trigger a contribution of new
information to Bitpedia, it helps to sign
in before using the Bitcollider.)
Enjoy Bitzi Benefits From Other Programs
A growing number of other programs offer hooks into Bitzi
data to assist their users.
More About Bitzi
Bitzi provides an essential utility for the world of effortless
and decentralized digital distribution: a cooperative community
reference work for all kinds of digital files – music, software,
books, images, videos – anything and everything.
Key Bitzi Links
The Bitcollider: Our
utility to analyze and reliably identify your local files.
Our Bitizens: The active
community which makes it all possible.
The Search page: Find
files in Bitpedia, based on their descriptions.
Our Forums: Ask questions,
suggest improvements, report problems.
Our Metadata readings: Get
background material on the rising importance of "data
about other data."
The Bitpedia digital media
Our commitment to sharing the contributed
data back to the community which helped create it.
The Developer area: All
the info you need to use Bitzi features and data in your
We accept user-contributed metadata about interesting files.
Metadata is literally "data about data" – information which helps
identify, distinguish, classify, describe, compare, or otherwise
contextualize other information.
We also manage a cooperative peer-review and ratings process, so that the most
accurate and useful contributed metadata becomes prominent, and bad
information recedes from view.
So with Bitzi:
We do not store, transmit, or link to files themselves.
- If you have a file, you can use Bitzi to find out
more about it – what it contains, where it came
from, what other people think about it, and more. You can
also contribute your knowledge or opinions about the file,
to help improve Bitpedia for everyone.
- If you seek a file, you can search the contributed
descriptions, rankings, and comments to help discover
what file or files will match your needs.
Bitzi is an open resource. The comprehensive reference work
that we compile, thanks to the generous efforts of our users, is offered
back to the net community for reuse elsewhere, as a compilation
or in parts, at no charge.
So please look around, try things out, and share your feedback
in our website forums or the
bitpedia-l project discussion
Thanks for visiting!