PeerTube but allowing for opting for streaming from local hubs instead of forcing p2p on people.
Like if instead of directly downloading to a browser, why not allow for a "community CDN" to hold video content? This is more pragmatic than having/forcing people into p2p (it's not like people keep their computers on 24 hours a day)
@jalcine what's the reason you want to exclude using other people's computers as seeds? Connection privacy, or?
As I understand it now, you can set up a CDN to seed any videos you want (but you probably know this and I'm misunderstanding something(?))
@zatnosk Speed to device (and to make the transition more friendly for mobile devices - it's a lot easier to open up a HLS stream or direct MP4 stream that to have a bittorrent client running on a phone).
I'm more interested on bridging tools to today and moving people alone versus teleporting people to a new world
@jalcine Ah right. Yeah, that would very likely speed it up. And it's potentially less heavy on the connection for phones on limited networks.
@jalcine I was surprised peertube didn’t follow a federated distribution model.
@zee IIRC it can/does - if the instance you're on (zee.video) "follows" another one (jacky.video); it can just pull and automatically peer that video out to people who ask for it.
Which is cool if zee.video is really close to you.
@jalcine or if Zee.video uses a CDN
@zee yeah exactly - versus storing things on disk (although if zee.video has high bandwidth capabilities, it should be okay)
@jalcine If I liked video as a medium more I'd definitely be fucking with this, but I'm gonna keep focused on making payments self/community hostable for now.
@zee I feel you. I do think that they're pushing the envelope with video stuff - esp because what they're doing touches close to how Netflix distributes content over their in-house CDN solutions (that bit is pseudo public info because it was mentioned during a talk about their adaptive bit rate player)
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