An alternative to Big Tech's video platforms

PeerTube is a tool for sharing online videos developed by Framasoft, a french non-profit.

What is PeerTube?

PeerTube allows you to create your own video platform, in complete independence.

With PeerTube, no more opaque algorithms or obscure moderation policies! PeerTube platforms you visit are built, managed and moderated by their owners.

PeerTube allows platforms to be connected to each other, creating a big network of platforms that are both autonomous and interconnected.

Moreover, PeerTube does not depend on any advertising and does not track you!

What do we find, on PeerTube?

Discover our recommendations selected among the 600,000 videos and the 1,000 platforms of the PeerTube network

PeerTube is not subject to the monopoly of any company

Like the other tools developed by Framasoft, PeerTube considers you as a person and not as a product to be profiled and locked in video loops.

PeerTube is free, open-source, created for non-commercial purposes.

An ethical and open source digital common

PeerTube belongs to you. At any time, you can help us to improve PeerTube with your ideas, suggestion or by modifying the source code yourself.

PeerTube is a free software, not a secret formula that belongs to Google (in the case of Youtube) or to Vivendi/Bolloré (Dailymotion). This free/libre license guarantees our fundamental freedoms as users.

Questions? We guide you!

What is PeerTube?

PeerTube is a tool that you install on a web server. It allows you to create a video hosting website, so create your "homemade YouTube".

The difference to YouTube is that it's not intended to create a huge platform centralizing videos from the whole world on a single server farm (which is horribly expensive).

On the contrary, PeerTube's concept is to create a network of multiple small interconnected video hosting providers.

Is PeerTube's purpose to replace YouTube?

We can answer with certainty: no!

The ambition remains to be a free and decentralized alternative: the goal of an alternative is not to replace, but to propose something else, with different values, in parallel to what already exists.

What are the main advantages of PeerTube?

PeerTube is unique because (as far as we know) it's the only video hosting web application which combines three advantages:

An open code under a free/libre license

  • PeerTube is freely provided, no need to pay to install it on your server;
  • We can look under the hood of PeerTube (its source code): it's auditable, transparent;
  • It can be enhanced by everyone's contributions.

A federation of interconnected hosting providers

  • It decentralizes video storage and decision-making power;
  • We can display videos and accounts of other PeerTube websites;
  • It's based on ActivityPub to connect with tools like Mastodon for example.

Peer-to-peer broadcasting

  • It reduces server bandwidth overload if a video becomes viral;
  • We become an actor of the video broadcasting;
  • It's based on WebRTC, a free and open-source project for web browsers.