ActivityPub-federated video streaming platform using P2P directly in your web browser
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PeerTube is a free, decentralized and federated video platform developed as an alternative to other platforms that centralize our data and attention, such as YouTube, Dailymotion or Vimeo. :clapper:
But one organization hosting PeerTube alone may not have enough money to pay for bandwidth and video storage of its servers, all servers of PeerTube are interoperable as a federated network, and non-PeerTube servers can be part of the larger Vidiverse (federated video network) by talking our implementation of ActivityPub. Video load is reduced thanks to P2P in the web browser using WebTorrent or p2p-media-loader.
To learn more, see:
- This two-minute video (hosted on PeerTube) explaining what PeerTube is and how it works
- PeerTube’s project homepage, joinpeertube.org
- Demonstration instances:
- This video demonstrating the communication between PeerTube and Mastodon (a decentralized Twitter alternative)
You don’t need to be a coder to help!
You can give us your feedback, report bugs, help us translate PeerTube, write documentation, and more. Check out the contributing guide to know how, it takes less than 2 minutes to get started. :wink:
You can also join the cheerful bunch that makes our community:
- Framacolibri: https://framacolibri.org/c/peertube
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or ideas! :speech_balloon:
:package: Create your own instance
If you have a question, please try to find the answer in the FAQ first.
See the user documentation.
See the more general admin documentation.
Learn how to import/upload videos from CLI or admin your PeerTube instance with the tools documentation.
See the architecture blueprint for a more detailed explanation of the architectural choices.
See our REST API documentation:
- OpenAPI 3.0.0 schema: /support/doc/api/openapi.yaml
- Spec explorer: docs.joinpeertube.org/api-rest-reference.html
See our ActivityPub documentation.
Copyright (C) 2015-2021 PeerTube Contributors (see CREDITS.md)
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
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