(Question) Survey: video hosting alternatives to youtube?

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Offline hobold

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« on: March 11, 2019, 11:42:28 AM »
Hello community!

I'd like to ask around for free video hosters besides youtube. Just on a basic technical level, are there alternatives? What limitations do they have? What was your personal experience with usability and functionality?

Thus far I have heard about vimeo and dailymotion, but haven't used those yet. Which others should I be aware of?

Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 01:26:01 PM »
Peertube is recently-in-development federated software for hosting videos https://joinpeertube.org/en/ Not used it myself yet, though it's something I want to look into.

Internet Archive can host videos, recommends using creativecommons licenses, https://archive.org Discovery / social aspects are limited.  The transcoding can look terrible in some cases.  There was a 2GB file size limit at one point, not sure if this is still present.

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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 07:30:55 PM »
Peertube is recently-in-development federated software for hosting videos https://joinpeertube.org/en/ Not used it myself yet, though it's something I want to look into.

Internet Archive can host videos, recommends using creativecommons licenses, https://archive.org Discovery / social aspects are limited.  The transcoding can look terrible in some cases.  There was a 2GB file size limit at one point, not sure if this is still present.


They look very interesting, thank you Claude.

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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 01:17:36 PM »
Yeah, this peertube is a cool project I need to investigate further. Thanks for the reference!

But, beyond the few named so far, there is nothing else?