YouTube2PeerTube - a bot to automatically YouTube channels to #PeerTube channels.
Check it out. Many people are not yet ready to get rid of YT due to network effects, etc. But you want to be prepared to make the jump at any time, right. And you want to help @peertube grow to great heights, of course :)
This bot by @mister_monster helps you do so with ease.
I just added it to Awesome Humane Tech and #ActivityPub developer tools watchlist.
Peertube uses webRTC, so viewers share server load basically while they're watching.
I'm not sure if Peertube has some type of relay functionality or not, I don't believe what you're trying to do is possible. But you *can* host a Peertube server and make videos that aren't easy to find on Peertube available, and my tool enables you to do that with YouTube videos with ease.
What it would take to build this: a bot that takes video URLs, archives the video and pretends to be watching it over WebRTC. Seems simple enough, someone should build this, I might dive into it if someone hasn't done it already before I get around to it. You've come up with a wonderful idea!
I'm not entirely sure about that. WebRTC is basically bittorrent, but I'm not sure how a Peertube server handles tracking, so I'm not sure how you'd seed a video hosted on a Peertube server and viewers would know to connect to you as well as the main server. In theory it is possible but it really depends on Peertube's WebRTC implementation.
Actually, scratch everything ive said about this lol, looks like they implemented basically what you want to do in a recent update. https://docs.joinpeertube.org/contribute-architecture?id=redundancy-between-instances you can run a Peertube server and "cache" videos for other servers, allowing your server to seed them for viewers. So yes, what you want to do can be done.
Do you know of a web torrent capable client that won't gank my system resources? I started searching for one, but usually people that are involved with related projects will know about things that are suppressed through websearch in favor of SEO tweakers
@PestToast i'm with you on this one. I know BitTorrent and Peertube are not the same swarm but I guess some BitTorrent client may be able to download and seed a video given the good magnet (not the download magnet I guess).
It should definitly be explained in the Peertube doc
@rigelk sorry, I have read the FAQ twice... before finding the other FAQ you are talking about.
So @PestToast the answer is no, you can't help the stream with a bittorrent client, see https://github.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube/blob/develop/FAQ.md#can-i-seed-videos-with-my-classic-bittorrent-client-transmission-rtorrent
This is actually a phenomenal idea though now that I think about it, especially on a federating network, maybe something like hash addressing videos and allowing duplicates to share server load, kind of like what IPFS does. You should go to framagit and put in a feature request if they don't have something like this planned already.
> Check it out. Many people are not yet ready to get rid of YT due to network effects
Correct sentence is: Are not ready to get rid of YT due to monetization.
"In 2020, YT has paid more than $30 Billions to creators."
this sentence also is not correct:
"in 2020, YT has paid more than $30 Billions to uploaders."
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