Framasoft is running a crowdfunding campaign to make Peertube even more awesome!
- Global Search across all Peertube constallation, AND the Fediverse in general!
- Better moderation tools!
- Playlist features
- Improvements to the UI/UX!
But wait, THERE'S MORE: They are aiming for LIVESTREAMS, the holy grail of P2P video hosting!
If you have anything to spare, please donate to the project here:
Let's do it, folks!
To anybody wondering, what's the deal with the Livestreams is, here's the thing:
It's generally accepted as _impossible_ to distribute live, mutable data (like video or audio streams) over p2p networks like BitTorrent. Nobody has really ever done this.
WELL, @Chocobozzz AND HIS GANG'S GUNNA!
It's real, live innovation, that implies a lot of further exciting and fun developments. And this will happen here, on the Fediverse!
uhm. No torrenting, no fun.
> No torrenting, no fun
What do you mean? It uses BitTorrent to show videos.
@drq you mean it releases magnet or torrentfiles you can use with your favorite client? As far I see, is webtorrent only.
Maybe I got it wrong?
@loweel It does.
ok. my fault then. Sorry for that.
Now is interesting.
@skobkin Skype's been not p2p for a long time, and chats are another problem entirely. p2p chats generally don't involve more than two peers for any given chat.
@drq P2P MUC was implemented at least in OLD Skype AFAIR. Not sure about Tox because I had so few contacts there to test MUC video conference.
But I also know that WebRTC (Jitsi uses it AFAIK) allows you to use MUC with video.
So I'm note sure where you taking that "impossible" from. But still it's a good news because we need a good service for free streaming.
I tested Open Streaming Platform and it works good but it's has bad UX and poorly optimized. It requires 4GB of RAM to only start it without really streaming anything.
Disclaimer: I love PeerTube and am *genuinely excited* to hear about it bringing live streaming!
That being said I don't remember P2P streaming ever being an impossibility, given it was already done before. Here's P2P-Next: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsslmTRyr8g
BitTorrent also worked on a similar service in 2011 called BitTorrent Live. It ended up being a commercial product that got shut down, but it existed. Here's an interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg4ng-QKIXc
So clearly not the first, BUT - a FOSS solution that's actually available? Yes plz
I suspect you are confusing the DHT with the torrent protocol itself.
Sure using DHT for P2P you can address whatever.
But , about bittorrent, once the content is hashed, this is the hash,and this is how you reach the content. This hash.
So mutable content is hard to deliver with BT protocol.
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