I'm pretty excited for the upcoming release of Owncast, an open-source video streaming solution (think self-hosted Twitch)!

@gabek is testing the latest version in preparation for the next release, streaming some tunes on his Owncast instance at right now!

Drop by and say hello in the chat, if you want to see Owncast in action!


10 people streaming right now, from his own instance - ah-mazing!

Let's see how many streams this thing can handle, eh? 😆

@fribbledom @gabek I *really* need to get myself a VPS so I can join in the fun 😛

How have I never heard of this!? This looks awesome!

@fribbledom @gabek what an awesome demo, I'm pumped after seeing that!!

@fribbledom @gabek any chance you can share a short demo and that install video here? I'd love to signal boost it:)

@lps @gabek

We'll share that as soon as the next release is out (almost there, really!), as it's currently demoing still unreleased stuff.

Stay tuned, we're looking forward to you spreading the word ❤️

@fribbledom @gabek Oh nice, I was just looking for something like that! I stream dance games so I’ve been trying to find/build a self-hosted streaming platform that would allow for some chat on the side, since streaming music on Twitch isn’t exactly the best idea right now. Thanks for sharing it, I’ll give it a go soon! :D

@fribbledom @gabek I caught some of the end and it was really fun checking it out and chatting old skool style with new skool tech. I am super interested in this project and running my own stream page!

Just watched a pretty impressive demo of a #FOSS #livestream platform #OwnStream (nothing to do with ownCloud), already shipping with working chat.

It isn't #P2P, but takes an #RTMP stream (hello, #OBS) and shares it on a rather nice looking webpage, from what I can tell. Early days yet, but already working surprisingly well!

If #PeerTube is more #YouTube like, then this is more like #Twitch.

Seems to be developed by @fribbledom among others.

@Blort @fribbledom Sweet! Wonder how it compares to OSP [which we use, our partner runs a server].

@Blort @fribbledom makes sense to not be P2P, any P2P implementation necessitates a delay to be able to spread data across peers, which is often an issue for chat interaction

For reference, the solution my employer uses for the large internal webcasts has a delay of 20 seconds after the live feed, so peers can download random chunks instead of sequential ones, as downloading sequentially would significantly limit the benefits of P2P


you could even combine the two since PeerTube hasn't implemented streaming yet and Owncast (as far as i understand) isn't designed to host static videos ->
stream with Owncast, record with OBS and then archive the video on PeerTube


@fribbledom @gabek Unfortunately I missed it but try to catch on next time a stream will take place depending on timezones etc.

Great to see something like this happening.

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