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PeerTube: retrospective, new features and more to come!

Since version 1.0 has been released last November, we went on improving PeerTube, day after day. These improvements on PeerTube go well beyond the objectives fixed during the crowdfunding. They have been funded by the Framasoft non-profit, which develops the software (and lives only through your donations).

Here is a small retrospective of the end of 2018/beginning of 2019:

In December 2018, we released version 1.1 which contained some moderation tools requested by instance administrators.
We also took the opportunity to add a watched videos history feature and the automatic resuming of video playback.

In January, we released version 1.2 that supports 3 new languages: Russian, Polish and Italian. Thanks to PeerTube's community of translators, PeerTube is now translated into 16 different languages!

This version also includes a notification system that allows users to be informed (on the web interface or through email) when their video is commented, when someone mention them, when one of their subscriptions has published a new video, etc.

In the meantime, the PeerTube federation has grown: today, more than 300 instances broadcast more than 70,000 videos, with nearly 2 million cumulated views. We remind you that the only official website we maintain around PeerTube is https://joinpeertube.org/en and that we bear no responsibility on any other site that may be published.

As you can see, we have gone far beyond what the crowdfunding has funded. And we will continue!
For 2019, we plan to add a plugin and theme management system (even though basic at first), playlist management, support for audio files upload and many other features.

If you also to contribute to the growing of PeerTube, you can participate in its funding here: https://soutenir.framasoft.org/en

If you have any questions, feel free to use our forum: https://framacolibri.org/c/peertube

Thank you and with our best regards,

Framasoft


PeerTube crowdfunding newsletter #4

Hello everyone!

We are now in mid-October! As promised, we have just released the first stable version of PeerTube.

It implements all stretch goals we planned in our crowdfunding:

  • Localization support (as we write these lines, PeerTube is already available in 13 different languages!)
  • Subtitles support
  • Ability to import videos through an URL (YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion and many others!)
  • Ability to import a video through a torrent file or a magnet URI
  • RSS feeds, allowing you to track new videos published in all federated PeerTube instances, in a specific PeerTube instance or in a video channel you like. You can also subscribe to comment feeds!
  • A more relevant search, with the ability to set advanced filters (duration, category, tags...)
  • Subscriptions throughout the federation: you can follow your favorite video channels and see all the videos on a dedicated page
  • Redundancy system: a PeerTube instance can help sharing some videos from another instance

We know that feature descriptions are not very amusing, so we have published a few demonstration videos:

This is the last newsletter regarding the PeerTube crowdfunding. We would like to thank you one more time, for allowing us to greatly improve PeerTube, and therefore to promote a more decentralized web. But the journey does not end here: we will continue to work on the software, and there is still a lot to do to fully free up video streaming. But before anything, we'll take a few days off ;)

We remind you that you can ask questions on the PeerTube forum. You can also contact us directly on https://contact.framasoft.org.

Cheers,
Framasoft


PeerTube crowdfunding newsletter #3

Hello everyone!

A month before the version 1 of PeerTube, we would like to share some (good!) news with you.

We just released PeerTube beta 12, that allows to subscribe to video channels, whether they are on your instance or even on remote instances. This way, you can browse videos of your subscribed channels in a dedicated page. Moreover, if your PeerTube administrator allows it, you can search a channel or a video directly by typing their web address in the PeerTube search bar.

It was not included in the crowdfunding, but we created an "Overview" page, that displays videos of some categories/tags/channels picked randomly, to show the diversity of the videos uploaded on PeerTube. You can see a demonstration here.

You can read the complete beta 12 changelog here.

Regarding the crowdfunding, most of the rewards are ready: the PeerTube README and the JoinPeerTube Hall of Fame show off the names of the persons who have chosen the corresponding rewards. We will soon be able to send the personalized thank-you digital arts to people that gave 80€ (~93 USD) and more (and it's so beautiful that we are looking forward to it!)

The last feature we have to implement is the videos redundancy between instances, which will further increase resilience on instance overload. If all goes well, we should finish it in about two weeks (end of september).

We remind you that you can track the progress of the work directly on the git repository, and be part of the discussions/bug reports/feature requests in the "Issues" tab.

Moreover, you can ask questions on the PeerTube forum. You can also contact us directly on https://contact.framasoft.org.

Cheers,
Framasoft


PeerTube crowdfunding newsletter #2

Hello everyone!

The development of the crowdfunding features is going well.

As a reminder, in the first newsletter (July 23rd, 2018), we announced that the localization system and RSS feeds were implemented, and that we were making progress on the subtitles support and the advanced search.

These four features are all implemented, and can already be used on instances updated to version v1.0.0-beta.10 (for example https://framatube.org). Regarding the subtitles support, you can test them on the the "What is PeerTube" video.

We are currently finishing the video import system, from a URL (YouTube, Vimeo etc) or a torrent file. This feature should be available in a few days, when we will release a new version (v1.0.0-beta.11).
The import system will complete the first crowdfunding goal. The next feature we will be working on will be the user subscriptions.

We remind you that you can track the progress of the work directly on the git repository, and be part of the discussions/bug reports/feature requests in the "Issues" tab.

Moreover, you can ask questions on the PeerTube forum. You can also contact us directly on https://contact.framasoft.org.

Cheers,
Framasoft


PeerTube crowdfunding newsletter #1

Hello everyone!

First of all, thank you again for contributing to PeerTube! ❤️

During the crowdfunding campaign, we continued to work on the localization system. And we are happy to announce it's finally completed: it will be available in the next beta (beta 10) of PeerTube. As of this writing, the web interface is already available in english, french, basque, catalan, czech and esperanto (huge thank you to all of the translators). If you too want to help translating PeerTube, do not hesitate to check out the documentation!

Regarding the RSS feeds feature, it was already implemented by Rigelk and you can already use it in the beta 9. You can, for example, get the feed of the last local videos uploaded in a particular instance.

Subtitles support is well under way, and we should have a first version available soon. When this work is finished, we will develop the advanced search.

We remind you that you can track the progress of the work directly on the git repository, and be part of the discussions/bug reports/feature requests in the "Issues" tab.

Moreover, you can ask questions on the PeerTube forum. You can also contact us directly on https://contact.framasoft.org.

Cheers,
Framasoft