PeerTube, the Fediverse's alternative to YouTube, uses peer-to-peer technology so that anyone can host their own video service without any data centres.
You can find out more at https://joinpeertube.org
PeerTube also now includes support for livestreaming.
You can run your own instance without technical knowledge by using a managed hosting service such as https://federation.spacebear.ee
You can follow PeerTube accounts from Mastodon because they are both part of the Fediverse.
When viewed from Mastodon, PeerTube accounts look and work like Mastodon accounts. However, if you click on their profile image you will see their PeerTube page.
For example try going to @pianotv on Mastodon and click on the profile image.
There's a list of interesting PeerTube accounts to follow over on FediFollows:
Some good PeerTube instances with interesting content to explore include:
When you're browsing a PeerTube instance, you can follow an account by clicking on "Subscribe". This works even if you don't have a PeerTube account, because it allows follows from Mastodon too.
Yes! That's a great mid-way point between doing a server from scratch or using a managed hosting service.
@boud @feditips @boud
In fact you didn't need to mention it first. On peertube you could hit the "subscribe" button (either "subscribe to all channels" or the one associated to a channel), then enter your mastodon username@domain under "subscribe with a remote accont", that would redirect you to your mastodon instance
...or you can just search for the PeerTube account's address within Mastodon, then click follow on the search result. (This is also a really good method for following Fediverse accounts that aren't visible from your instance.)
PeerTube even has a special feature to help with this, there's a clipboard icon next to usernames so you can copy their address and search for them on other platforms more easily.
@feditips Thanks for giving an overview of "Some good PeerTube instances".
What were your criteria for selecting these 8 #PeerTube instances? Uptime? Moderation? Instance rules? Most recent PeerTube release? Long-term commitment to run the instance?
Thanks in advance. I am looking for a reliable and non-fake-news instance and I had been dissapointed twice so far.
@feditips Also note that you can create a Matrix room, add the RSS Bot and subscribe to a Peertube channel -> you got a chat room about the channel with automatic notifications when content is added. Magic of open standards.
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