I’m new at Peertube. I manage to get my instance up and running and using S3 storage. My VPS is located in Germany, using Wasabi (datastore in the Netherlands, I believe), and I’m currently accessing my instance from Taiwan. I noticed that it is a bit slow to load the videos. I guess that is due to the distance between me and the VPS and the VPS and the Wasabi storage.
I setup NGINX, per the instructions, so that video requests are routed directly to the Wasabi storage to save bandwidth, but it is kinda unreliable - sometimes the videos load and sometimes they don’t, giving me the message « The media cannot be loaded either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported. » However, when I set it up the first time it worked perfectly. I’m not sure why it is not consistent.
Assuming I solve the problem above, I would like to know if I can setup a reverse proxy per the instructions AND continue to have the settings above which calls the video directly from Wasabi or it has to be one or the other.
Lastly, is there any advantage of having a service like Cloudfare?