Tip for use of peertube

Here are a couple tips to improve the usability of peertube.

Use sepiasearch when finding new peertube instances and videos. Some browsers such as firefox allows you to create a shortcut for searching

Subscribe to channels through your most used fediverse account. Then it will pop up in your feed and it’s easier to comment on videos.

@PuaNani
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We can subscribe to peertubers using lemmy or mastodon accounts? How?

@libre_warrior
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You can do this in two ways, through peertube, or through your mastodon account.

On peertube go to a video, press subscriube. Under subscribe with remote account, write in your mastodon address. Press subscribe remotely.

On mastodon search for channelname@peertubeinstance.xyz and press their profile. There you can follow as if they were any other mastodon user.

@PuaNani
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Hmm maybe the subscribe it’s down right now, but “On peertube go to a video, press subscriube. Under subscribe with remote account, write in your mastodon address. Press subscribe remotely.”

Isn’t working. At least on the 2 peertubers I tried to do it on. I put in, @fribbledom@mastodon.social , but that didn’t work. The other method works though.

@libre_warrior
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On peertube you have to insert your mastodon account, not the peertube channel. Also, it seems like you have to omit the first @. So I would write libre_warrior@mastodon.social.

@PuaNani
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Weird, i omitted the first @, but I still get:

“Error Cannot fetch information of this remote account”

@libre_warrior
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Hm, have you tried from another peertube instance?

If that doesn’t work, have you tried subscribing from mastodon instead? I wrote instructions in an earlier reply.

@ajz
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Are you trying from Mastodon or Peertube ? Maybe the instance owner blocked federation with an instance ? For Mastodon I like using the search box, with the user info showing up in the middle and a follow button, instead of going for the option of another browser tab open for a remote follow.

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@PuaNani
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this method works for me, but libre_warrior’s alternative method doesn’t work for me. It errors

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