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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.
After showcasing our roadmap for PeerTube V3, we are happy to announce that version 2.2 is out. Let's look around and see what it brings us...
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>
Allowed video space
Amount (e.g.: 42)
An enhanced documentation
An even more pleasant interface
an individual
An open code (transparency) under a free/libre license (ethic, respect and community-driven development);
An open-source, free/libre licence code
And also:
And finally, we improved the embed API, allowing websites that embed a PeerTube video to have better control over the player: knowing the video's length, knowing when playback is over, exporting video subtitles, indicating a specific subtitle to activate. More info on <a href="https://docs.joinpeertube.org/#/api-embed-player" target="_blank">https://docs.joinpeertube.org/#/api-embed-player</a>.
And there's more! PeerTube uses Activity Pub, a federating protocol that <strong>allows you to interact with other software</strong>, provided they also use this protocol. For example, PeerTube and Mastodon -a Twitter alternative- are connected: <strong>you can follow a PeerTube user from Mastodon</strong> (the latest videos from the PeerTube account you follow will appear in your feed), <strong>and even comment on a PeerTube-hosted video directly from your Mastodon's account.</strong>
Another feature of this 1.3 version has been entirely developed by an external contributor: <a target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://github.com/joshmorel">Josh Morel</a> who add <strong>a quarantine system</strong> for videos on PeerTube. If the administrator of an instance enables this feature, any new video uploaded on his instance will automatically be hidden until a moderator approves it.
Another news: you can now write comments in Markdown language in a restricted syntax.
Another unclear element was the <b>video sharing pop-up</b>. We have improved it, and it is now possible to share or embed a video by making it start and/or finish at a precise moment (time-code feature), to decide which subtitles will appear by default, and to loop the video. These new options will surely be greatly enjoyed.