"@yausername put much effort into adding a fourth service to NewPipe: PeerTube. In case you do not know PeerTube, one can describe it as an open source decentralized video streaming platform.

NewPipe supports most of PeerTubes native features like searching, playing and downloading videos or reading comments. There is one structural point which differs PeerTube from all other so far supported services. Because PeerTube is decentralized, there are houndreds of instances available in the fediverse. We choose to use FramaTube as default instance, because the main organization behind PeerTube is the software developer Framasoft. NewPipe allows you to select the instances you like and add them to your personal list. You can switch between them seamlessly."

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How do I search on PeerTube from it? I found the server settings, but not how to query the server.

Also, TIL NewPipe has had SoundCloud support too.

Edit: Figured out at the sidebar menu, in the top left where it says “YouTube” I can change the service. I never saw that feature before, lol.

@Lofenyy
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Search is in the top right, the magnifying glass. To get to Peertube, click the three bars on the top left. Select the dropdown arrow next to the word “YouTube”. I think the default Peertube option is called Framatube. You can change which instance you use by selecting the dropdown arrow right next to Framatube, but I think you can only see it if you add more instances.

To add more instances, on the main window (not the sidebar), click the button with three dots on the top right, then click settings, content, then Peertube Instances to manage them. Also, under the content settings, age restricted content is turned off by default.

I know you probably figured this all out, but for those who might not have yet.

@Lofenyy
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This is awesome! I’ve personally been waiting for this release for a while now! I’m so glad that other fediverse projects are seeing some love!

Also, between you and me, I heard that Lemmy might already have the basics of federation down, and might be available in an upcoming release!

@k_o_t
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nice :)

@Lofenyy
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I know, right? I love the new direction the internet is going in, after so many years of mistreating users, we’re now starting to create new sites that are actually competing with the giants! I hear Mastodon has been kicking Twitters butt on an international scale and has made it into the news a few times!

@k_o_t
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it is? while activity pub projects are certainly gaining tranction, aren’t they still representative of a really tiny fraction of all users?

@Lofenyy
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They still only represent a small fraction of users, but people are migrating away, specifically from Twitter, in droves! For a period of time maybe a month ago, there was a trending hashtag in Spain that was all about leaving Twitter for Mastodon. There was also a similar thing going on in India a while back that made the news!

Dessalines
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This is rad.

@Lofenyy
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I know, right? I’m stoked! This is going to make Peertube easier than ever to get noticed! I’ve been using Peertube a lot more since both 2.0, and once I learned that NewPipe added support! I actually went onto their GitHub and installed the APK early so I could get Peertube support early!

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