cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/9483559

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 P2P protocols.

Being built on ActivityPub means PeerTube is able to be part of a bigger social network, the Fediverse (the Federated Universe). On the other hand, P2P 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 to learn more about the project. If after that you want to try to 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, 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, a decentralized and federated alternative to Facebook Events and Meetup.

If you want to contribute to PeerTube, feel free to:

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    7 months ago

    Really glad they’re making an official app. Interested in seeing what the potential redesign will look like.

    As weird as it might sound I want to join an instance thats focused on or only short form content. I love getting Blender tutorials on tiktok and them being straight to the point with no intro/outro, like and subscribe, memes, etc. Which youtubers use so videos can have midroll ads and longer watch times. Blender tutorials on TikTok are just a minute or two explaining the cool feature or trick in blender and its done and then a video reply to a comment asking to get more in depth about a specific node or segment.

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    7 months ago

    I’m happy they are making an official app. I think having an app will be a big help for user adoption.

    I’m not a dev, but why are there always android apps for this stuff and infrequently iOS apps?

    Is it because of the yearly fee to publish apps for iOS?