Hey, I just wanted to respond to this and what not, since it’s now the year 2021 and the AV1 is more popular than ever and a lot of big sites are thinking about implementing it now, while you still refuse to even consider it.
You really should think about adding it for PeerTube V4, or at least some point in the future.
Also these free open codecs now work in more browsers, than ever before, even Apple implemented V8 and V9 into the desktop Safari and that’s Apple, the company light years behind everyone else.
You’re worried about about users not going back to YouTube, but in a lot of browsers, as mentioned here before, the videos on YouTube work, but the ones on this site do not, because you just have to rely on this one proprietary codec.
Sorry if this is coming off a bit rude, but please think about it, you have a great platform and this makes it unusable for many people, me included.