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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>
Administer PeerTube
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.
An open code (transparency) under a free/libre license (ethic, respect and community-driven development);
An open-source, free/libre licence code
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 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.
Anyone with a modicum of technical skills can host a PeerTube server, aka an instance. Each instance hosts its users and their videos. In this way, <strong>every instance is created, moderated and maintained independently by various administrators.</strong>
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 a result, on your PeerTube website, the audience will be able to watch not only your videos, but also videos hosted by Zaïd, Catherin or Solar... without having to host their videos on your PeerTube-powered website. Such diversity in a video-catalog makes it very attractive. Such a large choice and diversity of videos is what made centralized platforms such as YouTube succesful.
As you can see, we have gone far beyond what the crowdfunding has funded. And we will continue!
Before this peer-to-peer broadcast, successful videographers (or videos that make the buzz) were doomed to be hosted by a web giant whose infrastructure can handle millions of simultaneous views... Or to pay for a very expensive independent video host so that it can hold the load.
But above all, <strong>PeerTube treats you like a person, not as a product</strong> that it has to track, profile, and lock in video loops to better sell your available brain time. Thus, the <a target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://github.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube">source code</a> (the recipe) of the PeerTube software is open, making its operation transparent.
By <strong>filtering according to your profile</strong> (video maker or viewer), <strong>themes</strong> that you are looking for or <strong>languages</strong> you speak, <strong>find an instance whose rules match your needs!</strong>
By acting both on the <i>core</i>, but also by allowing the development of plugins, we believe that PeerTube will, in the long term, be able to respond much better to these issues and allow different communities to adapt PeerTube to their needs.
By default, this configuration is set to "Hide them". If some administrators decide to display them with a blur filter for example, it's <strong>their</strong> choice.