I just found this great privacy research and tech channel on #peertube that I feel a lot of people would appreciate:)
Take a look and show him some love
This is exactly the use case I was describing just recently. Single-user peertube instances for the greatest control meanwhile being part of the larger network.
Spin one up:)
@LPS I think the global search that is planned will take it a step further. From the roadmap: 'We will create a server that indexes all videos and channels from all PeerTube instances that are listed on the public directory."
@Euphoria @sunknudsen no worries, no invidio.us is simply a YouTube frontend while peertube is a self-hosted or community hosted YouTube-like instance. Think of how mastodon instances are independent but federate together. The really cool part is when you stream videos from them they behave like torrents that share the load as more people connect.
It really is amazing!
@Euphoria @sunknudsen cool, but don't be discouraged, the traffic isn't there yet because the creator's don't see why it's so valuable. The best advice I could give someone is to keep working with YouTube but mirror your content. Gradually introduce it to your audience as an option. In the end its a free backup of your content;). In case you get deplatformed...ha ha.
If your library isn't too huge you can manually re-upload. Some instances even allow upload via URL (youtube link) which pulls in all the descriptions, hashtags etc.
Moving forward you'd just it's not such a big task to simply upload to both platforms.
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