I’ve been looking for affordable ways to host gaming videos, but I had a few questions regarding what it takes to set something up and I couldn’t really find anything.
My first question regards transcoding. Are users responsible for transcoding their videos into the appropriate format, do I need to do it on my servers, or is it something handled by the federation?
I was wondering how feasible it would be to use peertube as a back end for another site. Basically, users could create a post in my site, and they could attach a video that would automatically use peertube.
I was thinking of getting a seedbox for this, it seems like the best money to bandwidth and storage hosting solution if you can find one with a VPS. But the CPUs are generally very weak and would not cope well with transcoding videos. I found what it takes to actually host a peertube instance, and it doesn’t seem like much. But I’m curious about transcoding on my peertube instance or if the user uploading the video is responsible for that.