Enjoy live streaming?
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Check out Owncast, a neat self-hosted live streaming server!

Opensource, written in , easy to install & setup!

It's still fairly young, but looks super promising and already works amazingly well 😍



@fribbledom I just gave this a spin and it looks super excited! ~3min from docker build to having OBS feeding the client. Really cool

@fribbledom Interesting. I saw that @peertube was also looking at doing streaming. I wonder if they could work together.

@narF @fribbledom @peertube

This is really neat. I was looking for precisely this thing about 2.5 years ago and didn't manage to find anything suitable in the time I had to dedicate to livestreaming.

@fribbledom Hell yeah! This is really exciting. I've been looking for something like this. I know Peertube was working on streaming, too, but it wasn't ready yet last time I checked.

I might have to spin up a server and give this a go.

@fribbledom That looks very good 👍 I think that's exactly what many people were looking for.I've seen so many questions for a open source livestreaming software and could never give an answer.Now I have one 😃

@fribbledom Nice! I just had a look at HDMI grabbers on Linux, will look at Owncast for streaming grabbed data.

@fribbledom Anyone actually streaming with this? anywhere I can give it a look?


Yeah, I've tried it out the last couple of days, it's pretty good. They have a demo installation linked to from the README.

@fribbledom @Capheind It's a cool looking. My only concern with this is that they're promoting "stream whatever you want without worry of copyright", but that's not true. If you stream copyrighted stuff and the record companies don't like it, they won't go after Twitch or Facebook, they'll go after the owner of the Ownsite directly. Unknowing common laypeople could get themselves in major legal/financial problems because Ownsite's site isn't up front about the risks.

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