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<strong>But PeerTube doesn't centralize: it federates.</strong> Thanks to the <a target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://activitypub.rocks">ActivityPub</a> protocol (also used by <a target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://joinmastodon.org">the Mastodon federation</a>, a free/libre Twitter alternative), PeerTube can federate several small hosters so they don't have to buy thousands of hard disks to host videos for the whole world.
<strong>PeerTube is not only open-source: it's free (as in free speech).</strong> Its free license guarantees our fundamental freedoms as users. It is this respect for our freedoms that allows Framasoft to invite you to contribute to this software, and many evolutions (innovative comment system, etc.) have already been suggested by some of you.
1. Find the instance that suits you best
2 channels on Framasoft's account on FramaTube instance
2. Create your account and enjoy PeerTube
A federation of interconnected hosting providers (so more video choices wherever you go to see them);
A federation of interconnected hosting services
A few questions to discover PeerTube
A free software to take back control of your videos! With more than 100 000 hosted videos, viewed more than 6 millions times and 20 000 users, PeerTube is the decentralized free software alternative to videos platforms developed by Framasoft
A month before the version 1 of PeerTube, we would like to share some (good!) news with you.
A more relevant search, with the ability to set advanced filters (duration, category, tags...)
A username, an email, a password and you can already <strong>enjoy all the features of PeerTube!</strong>
Ability to import a video through a torrent file or a magnet URI
Ability to import videos through an URL (YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion and many others!)
About peer-to-peer broadcasting and watching
Activism
Adding subtitles
After a year of work and improvements, we have just released version 2 of PeerTube! Everything is explained in detail in the <a target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://framablog.org/2019/11/12/peertube-has-worked-twice-as-hard-to-free-your-videos-from-youtube/">Framablog article</a> that we invite you to read.
After discussing it on our forum, we feel that d.tube is not free or open source, because publishing only compiled code hinders freedom of modification.
All of this is made possible by Peertube's free/libre license (GNU-AGPL). Its code is a digital "common", that belongs to everybody, instead of a secret formula that belongs to Google (in the case of Youtube) or to Vivendi/Bolloré (Dailymotion). This free/libre license <strong>guarantees our fundamental freedoms as users and allows many contributors to offer evolutions and new features.</strong>