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<strong>The video abuses management interface</strong> has also been improved: we added research filters, quick actions you can take regarding videos and accounts, video thumbnails in the chart, quick access to embed, etc.
<strong>Video imports via URL have been improved</strong>: you can now import subtitles and even get the video license and language. Quite useful when you want to duplicate a video from another PeerTube instance while keeping all the metadata.
A few months after PeerTube V2 announcement, we are pleased to announce you that version 2.1 has been released. Here's a quick overview of the features it brings...
A month before the version 1 of PeerTube, we would like to share some (good!) news with you.
ability to hide/unhide an instance or an account,
activating automatic video playback or not,
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>.
After a boom start during the first few weeks, this rising funds campaign is now stagnating at just over €27,000. So we still need your support to finance the third step of development (dedicated to plugins and playlists) which will start in August. Also, feel free to share <a href="https://joinpeertube.org/roadmap/" target="_blank">the roadmap</a> around you.
After a dazzling start (thanks to you all), the progressive fundraising for this roadmap has slowed down a lot. Currently, we are halfway through the €60,000 needed to finance these six months of development. Concretely, this means that from the beginning of September, we will finance the progress towards v3 on our own 2020 budget.
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 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...
An enhanced documentation
At a time when no one knows what the future holds, we deemed it was not appropriate to start a crowdfunding campaign and threaten not to do our best on PeerTube if we did not get the necessary funds.
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 very convenient improvement: you can now drag and drop to upload a video file. No need to click "Select file" anymore, you only need to use your mouse, touchpad or fingers to <strong><em>drag and drop</em></strong> your video file from your hard drive.
Because providing a video player easily integrated into any web environment is essential for us, PeerTube now provides a library for developers to control the integration of a video player via the <a href="https://docs.joinpeertube.org/#/api-embed-player" target="_blank">PeerTube Embed API</a>.
As a reminder, in the first newsletter (July 23rd, 2018), we announced that the localization system and RSS feeds were implemented, and that we were making progress on the subtitles support and the advanced search.
As announced in the roadmap, the upcoming weeks will be dedicated to improve and add moderation tools. As each new version of PeerTube has <a href="https://joinpeertube.org/faq#peertube-developers-did-not-add-moderation-tools" target="_blank">added new moderation features</a>, there is still a lot of work to be done to facilitate contents and accounts management in the fediverse. That's why we will take several weeks of development exclusively on this topic.
As indicated in our roadmap, we have spent time improving and adding moderation tools. PeerTube 2.3 includes the ability for instances administrators to delete all comments from a fediverse account with a single click. It is also possible to mute an account directly from a video thumbnail.
As planned, during August and September, we will work to improve the playlists and plugins systems. First, we will work on the embedding of playlists so that they can be shared online.