PeerTube — Decentralized Video, Powered by ActivityPub and WebTorrent

Sean Tilley
Nov 28, 2017 · 2 min read
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A PeerTube instance in the wild, complete with test videos.
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As a bonus, it is possible to embed PeerTube videos directly into your Mastodon timeline.

“We can’t build a FOSS video streaming alternatives to YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo… with a centralized software. One organization alone cannot have enough money to pay bandwidth and video storage of its server.

So we need to have a decentralized network (as Diaspora for example). But it’s not enough because one video could become famous and overload the server. It’s the reason why we need to use a P2P protocol to limit the server load. Thanks to WebTorrent, we can make P2P (thus bittorrent) inside the web browser right now.” — PeerTube Project Readme

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