I think the service is a valid alternative and I like to switch. But currently I can only find 2 Apps for Android supporting it and both stopped being developed last year.
With not being able to send stories/posts from the device that has the camera, my usage is pretty low.
Also I don't know why the web version hides the public stream into a sub-menu.
That's a fair critique. I am actually not sure whether Peertube will take off or not as opensource projects come and go. I'd like it to one day replace youtube but don't see that as a viable goal in the short term at least. I will continue making videos about peertube in order to help promote it.
Odysee looks more promising due to attacting creators because of monetization but sometimes latency is an issue which is why I don't post links but maybe I could.
I also put both links to give users options. Plus I dont mind getting views on youtube as it helps the algorithm which helps me grow there. i dont mind growing on YT as it helps me bring new users that would otherwise not find my content on the fediverse.
But I am curious how many in the fediverse are using peertube or prefer youtube so I will run a poll 🤓
@openmastering @geotechland @nspanti IMHO peertube will be here to stay, since the motivations are different than on LBRY. It's not developed with a profit motive ... this says that it is uncorruptable. Think of #peertube as a platform, like Wordpress, easy to setup, and everyone will eventually use it. Also, just look at fediverse.party and see how many servers there are, and compare that to LBRY .. it's truly decentralized. These are early days.
@lps @openmastering @nspanti definitely! To clarify, I agree the peertube software itself will stick around, nonprofit/community funded projects can be resilient and not having the profit motive helps.
I meant I don't know whether peertube instances will become more viable than alts like LBRY.
I'd prefer that Peertube instances succeed and I'll do my best to promote them but I'll still be posting my content on different platforms.
@geotechland @openmastering @nspanti great idea, I've read recently that there are tools to allow syncing content from YT directly to peertube which I know LBRY does. Personally I think what we all should be doing is trying to promote FOSS options first by gently nudging people that may not be aware of the alternatives.
Mentioning the availability of your content on peertube, or even posting teasers on YT that promote LBRY or Peertube to watch the whole episode?
@herrdoering @nspanti @geotechland @openmastering One thing is for sure, the algorithms on YT are working against smaller channels and after the forced ad injecting that they recently imposed the situation is even worse.
I definitely think the best way forward is to skip the middleman and for creators to get direct funding from their communities, liberapay being preferable over Patreon of course;)
@herrdoering You're entirely right. I wish there would be more than just money as an incentive to move somewhere else than YT. On the other hand, good content requires time and knowledge...
I wish people would more support content creators...
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