@wolf480pl Well, everyone will have to disable them manually. It's gonna be a nice revenue boost for YouTube I guess.
@unfa wait until they demonitize you. Then you get two mid-roll ads.
And weren't they the ones that started encouraging videos over 10 minutes for you to get put in the play queue?
@souldessin I don't follow the trends. I don't care about monetization that much, because the generous community on Patreon and Liberapay keeps me independent :)
@unfa still, it chafes me that they create a president that they then use as a basis to require more ads.
I mean, I use an ad-blocker, but still.
@PorrurenGrabatokia Well, sadly almost nobody watches my videos on PeerTube so far, so quitting YouTube would be a suicide for my videos.
Thanks to @gcrkrause the are available on PeerTube (and also on LBRY), but I think it's more of a backup than a real alternative right now. At least that what the numbers tell me.
@unfa The other one is from an old server which is not alive anymore.
Yes, I guess Peertube cannot be accurate due to its peer to peer access to videos. The displayed number is more like an minimum.
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@gcrkrause Hmm. I wonder if this view counting can be improved - I know TouTube also has to deal with decentralization, because one central server couldn't stream all the video from YouTube worldwide. That's why the view counts update with some delay when they are numerous.
@unfa Well I am not that much involved, but its a huge difference between decentralization and peer to peer. If you watch a video, you can stream it to me. This way no server ever gets information about my view. Besides this I doubt that all peertube hosts know all others to inform them about views.
There might be a way to improve, especially you have the funding of youtube, though.
@unfa also YouTube most likely has unique identifiers for each user making it easy to distinguish between two views.
@gcrkrause Hm. I see. And as always anonimity is a big point, so I guess creating unique viewer IDs (cookies?) and sending pings to the source server to help tracking the views is not something that the PeerTube users or devs would want?
@unfa @gcrkrause # of views vs. # of subscribers could be two different arguments. When someone views a video, it could be a matter of informing the home server that a view took place. It doesn't matter who the viewer is, just that the video was viewed, so, still anonymous yet # views tracked. For subscribers, it'd be more important to track who subscribed to have an accurate count.
Besides this, you don't won't to count on the source host because if this goes offline everything is gone. This would break the decentralisation.
Have you advertised your PeerTube account around for a while? I'm not subscribed on yt but on PeerTube i would. Building following on fediverse takes time the same way as on yt.
Since the amount of ads is continously increasing on yt I expect more and more people moving to fediverse/PT. If they continue adding features like that (incl. streaming) they'll become serious competitor, the Linux-way. I'm a believer!
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@unfa end of July? On my TV YT-app I have faced that already since ~1 week. Its getting more and more annoying. I usually not skipped the ads on TV, because I see what they are used for. But that?....
@unfa As a viewer I 🙁 the recent jump in ads. And I'd put up with non-skippable ads at the start if it meant non-interruptions.
@unfa Good way to push even more people to finding alternative methods for watching that completely side-step the ads.
@OberstKrueger Most viewers have no idea of any alternatives, they'll just get mildly annoyed at most IMO.
@unfa Most, for sure. I wouldn't be surprised to see it push a few to finding alternatives, and some others to just watch less overall. Which is a poor situation for those creating stuff and putting it up on YouTube, but...
@stevenroose @fribbledom I think the biggest problem with #PeerTube right now is fragmentation and (un-)searchability of content.
It works great if you have a link to what you want to watch, but 99% of the time - you won't, and you'll need to search, and you'll not find anything. I am unable to find my own videos on PeerTube by any means - only think I can do is find my own Mastodon posts with links to the PeerTube instance my videos are in. This isn't gonna work. PeerTube needs to solve this.
@unfa With the right blocking rules, you never see a damn ad. I haven't. The moment I do, I'll just rip them directly so I can skip it.
@unfa I'm really curious if their new strategy of adding a billion ads to every video will translate in people paying for youtube, because in my case it just has decreased my youtube usage
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