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PeerTube is a decentralized and federated alternative to YouTube. The goal of PeerTube is not to replace YouTube but to offer a viable alternative using the strength of ActivityPub and WebTorrent protocols. Being built on ActivityPub means PeerTube is able to be part of a bigger social network, the [Fediverse](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fediverse) (the Federated Universe). On the other hand, WebTorrents and related technologies help PeerTube to solve the issue of money, inbound with all streaming platform : With PeerTube, you don't need to have a lot of bandwidth available on your server to host a PeerTube platform because all users (which didn't disable the feature) watching a video on PeerTube will be able to share this same video to other viewers. If you are curious about PeerTube, I can't recommend you enough to check [the official website](https://joinpeertube.org) to learn more about the project. If after that you want to try tu use PeerTube as a content creator, you can try to find a platform available there to register or host yourself your own PeerTube platform on your own server. The development of PeerTube is actually sponsored by [Framasoft](https://framasoft.org/en/), a french non-for-profit popular educational organization, a group of friends convinced that an emancipating digital world is possible, convinced that it will arise through actual actions on real world and online with and for you! Framasoft is also involved in the development of [Mobilizon](https://joinmobilizon.org/en/), a decentralized and federated alternative to Facebook Events. If you want to contribute to PeerTube, feel free to: * report bugs and give your feedback on [Github](https://github.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube/) or on [our forums](https://framacolibri.org/c/peertube/38) * submit your brillant ideas on our [Feedback platform](https://ideas.joinpeertube.org/) * Help to translate the software, following [the contributing guide](https://docs.joinpeertube.org/contribute-getting-started?id=translate) * [Make a donation](https://support.joinpeertube.org/en/) to help to pay bills inbound in the development of PeerTube.
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The first time this runs, it'll ask for details, but after that it should just upload your video. The information it needs is dumped into a file, to be sourced later, so if you want to change a variable, you can just remove that line of the file (`pt_info.txt`), and it'll ask for it again. A few notes: - The name of the file becomes the title of the video. - You *need* a second argument, which is the video's description. - You'll need fuzzy-finder (`fzy`) so it can let you select things. - If you don't have `pass` installed, it'll store your password in plain text. - If you do have `pass` installed, it'll remember what your passwords name is, and just use that. - It only takes 1 category ('education', 'sports', et c.), so all subsequent videos will have the same category unless you change that. - The default licence is CC0. (fuck copyright) Example: > ./ptup.sh myVideo.mp4 "This is my description of my video." It's only been tested once, so I'd give it a 50/50 chance of working.
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[Question] Add cheap HDD storage (from home) to a small Peertube VPS
cross-posted from: https://feddit.de/post/427796 > This is the second try (original post: https://feddit.de/post/426890) of me trying to get an answer, this time I'll be more specific of what I am thinking to do. I thought a more generalized question would be enough. Sorry for that. > > A peertube server needs lots of storage. Many of the videos will hardly get any views. Storage space on a vps is pretty expensive, storage space in general isn't cheap. So my thought was to > > have a disk at home (maybe external disk on a raspberry pi) and a VPS. > > The VPS only has a very limited amount of storage, but is otherwise totally able to run peertube well. So why not have a virtual file system on the VPS, which looks like it has the size of the HDD and it uses a specified amount of the vps storage for caching. So if someone watches a popular part of a popular video, the vps can serve the video content from the local disk. If someone wants to watch the video that nobody ever watches, it's not a problem since the uplink from home can easily deliver that as well, without the video taking the precious storage. > Block caching would be best, since file caching wouldn't be ideal with video files being really big in some cases. So a very long video would fill the cache, even if only parts of it are needed. > > The remote storage doesn't need to be from home of course, could be cheap cloud storage. I know that peertube works with s3, but it will only move transcoded videos into a bucket and then serve them directly from there. I don't want that from home, it would also not use the upload performance of the VPS for popular videos. > > Any thoughts? Good idea or not? > > I have worked with bcache in the past and was always very impressed with the performance, I think my scenario could really work.
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Let's improve PeerTube - Help us define PeerTube's future roadmap
corresponding blogpost: https://joinpeertube.org/en/news#ideas-jpt
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linhtran.eu - A PeerTube instance for the Vietnamese blogger Linh
It's nice to see Vietnamese PeerTube videos and users.
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The importance of vid quality controls
I often use YouTube/invidious over odysee or peertube due to my devices lagging either due to the device being low spec or internet connection or something else. A bunch of Odyssey and peertube videos are only available at 720p or 1080p. I'm consistently told I don't need a gaming computer and 100 Mbps to play 1080p videos without lag, but 1080p videos have been a problem across every device I've ever owned in my life, and the best device I've owned was a pixel 6, and on 75 Mbps connection. Inb4 I'm told this is my problem I should just deal. So videos of being automatically scaled down to 360p or 480p would help a lot with adoption.
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I've been thinking a bit about the new analytics feature in Peertube, I'm curious what you guys think of the new features.
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Are there any Marxist-Leninist instances?
I can't seem to find any ML PeerTube instances. If there is no ML PeerTube instance, then that could be a potential Lemmygrad project. [Also someone made a good point about giving tons of initial storage space.](https://lemmygrad.ml/post/222727/comment/173371)
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Peertube is an open, federated alternative to Youtube without advertising or tracking. On this site, you can find a good Peertube instance, with good rules, good moderation and most importantly a friendly community.

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