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Thanks to our crowdfunfing contributors, PeerTube V3 with live streaming support, global search, playlists embed and more moderation tools is out!
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PeerTube, a free software to take back control of your videos
PeerTube, developed by Framasoft, is the free and decentralized alternative to video platforms, providing you over %{ videos } videos published by %{ users } users and viewed over %{ views } million times
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PeerTube V4 with channel customization, playlists search, custom instance homepage and more video filters is out!
What is
The project's evolution demonstrates the contrary.
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<a href="https://framablog.org/2021/11/30/peertube-v4-more-power-to-help-you-present-your-videos/" target="_blank" class="bottom-link"> Read the blog post </a>
PeerTube aspires to be a <strong>decentralized and free/libre alternative</strong> to video broadcasting services.
Localization support (as we write these lines, PeerTube is already available in 13 different languages!)
No. In December 2020, the 618 instances listed on our <a target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://instances.joinpeertube.org/instances">public index</a> host ~1% videos tagged as NSFW (i. e. the content is sensitive, which could be something else than pornography).
Our aim is not to replace them, but rather to simultaneously offer something else, with different values.
A federation of interconnected hosting services
PeerTube is not meant to become a huge platform that would centralize videos from all around the world.
Rather, it is <strong>a network of inter-connected small videos hosters</strong>.
Now imagine that Camille has created an account on DominiqueTube and uploads an illegal video, because this video uses music created by Solal.
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>
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You can still watch from your account videos hosted by other instances though if the administrator of your instance had previously connected it with other instances.
This is just how a <strong>federation</strong> works!
Managing expectations
And there's more! PeerTube uses <a target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://activitypub.rocks">ActivityPub</a>, 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>
Many improvements interface-wise
Of course, PeerTube's video player adapts to your situation: if your installation does not allow peer-to-peer playback (corporate network, recalcitrant browser, etc.) video playback will be done in the classic way.
Many improvements on accessibility
Open-source, free/libre license code
Many other improvements have been made in this new version. You can see the complete list on <a target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://github.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube/releases/tag/v1.3.0">https://github.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube/releases/tag/v1.3.0</a>.
Mainstream online video broadcasting services make money off of your data by analyzing your interactions so that they can then bombard your with targeted advertising.
One of the benefits is that <strong>you become a part of the broadcasting of the videos you are watching</strong>. If other people are watching a PeerTube video at the same time as you, as long as your tab remains open, your browser shares bits of that video and you participate in a healthier use of the Internet.
March 11, 2021
Peertube is not subject to any corporate monopoly, does not rely on ads and <strong>does not track you.</strong>
March 24, 2021
Most importantly, <strong>you are a person to PeerTube, not a product in need of profiling so as to be stuck in video loops.</strong> For example, PeerTube doesn't use any biased recommendation algorithms to keep you online for hours on end.
May 27, 2020
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>
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With PeerTube, choose <strong>your hosting company and the rules you believe in.</strong>
Meanwhile, we have developed an information message system which allow PeerTube instance administrators to display information to people who visit it. This is very handy to indicate that your instance will be in maintenance on a certain day at a certain time and that the service may be disrupted.
YouTube has clearly gone astray: its hoster, Google-Alphabet, can enforce its ContentID system (the infamous "Robocopyright") or its videos recommendation system, all of which appear to be as obscure as unfair.
Direct contact with a human-scale hoster allows for two things: you no longer are the client of a huge tech company, and <strong>you can nurture a special relationship with your hoster, who distributes your data.</strong>
moderation history;
moderation reports linked to an account;
With PeerTube, you get to choose your hosting provider according to their terms of use, such as their disk space limit per user, their moderation policy, who they chose to federate with... You are not speaking with a huge tech company, so you can talk it out in case of any issue, need, desire...
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