2 days ago i started using peertube for the first time as an uploader since we want to to use it as a sane hoster for a trailer for a show we’re making.
that on one side took some time and energy to get all the on tech/free/libre people in my group to accept that we’re not going to upload to fb or yt and that there still is well be someone watching our video.
so that worked pretty well then and even the thumbnail got fetched into fb. however i never was able to actually play the video on my smartphone ( which is a LOS S3) so kinda old. but apart from that most of my firends even have lower end hardware if at all it doesn’t play on newer ones too. it does partially sometimes.
so after digging in to the problem, and to the whole framasoft thing, seeing peertube is still actually beta, and that your having a crowdfunding campaing, and doing some tests with “my” video.
i really believe that still bandwith is the biggest problem. that peertube as a system has. and since this “people want everything to work immedeatly thing” is very true. i really think this should be priority in any further development. - much more than localasation and subtitles.
maybe there is a way to have even better codecs. but i think there is no way than establishing some systen that is only helping to seed the videos. some server application people could run or this thing with actually backing up data and making it more “loss of server” proof.
(i just spent time on a lot of diffrent peertube instances and i’ve seen the message ( “couldnt fetch , server maybe down”) too often already. in too many diffrent places. and as a user it meant everytime - this thing is not working.
so all in all just a strong pladoyer for making this the top priority.!
also all in all im super impressed with framasoft! i have kinda heard from you in diffrent contextes ( mainly via d*) but i never knew about the full background! you certainly got loads of respects and support wherenver/whenever possible from me !