Hi, do you think it’s possible to add a feature to share videos via peertube, that aren’t hosted on peertube itself?
As example there is media.ccc.de which tries to use peertube with their existing CDN infrastructure: https://github.com/voc/voctoweb/issues/342#issuecomment-744058695
They are looking for a solution that doesn’t create another mirror for the video files, but make it accessible from peertube and the fediverse?
This would raise multiple problems, especially since there is no guarantee the remote video is streamable by all devices, and no guarantee that at least one video copy is reachable. Having a local copy guarantees this.
EDIT: to clarify, I trust media.ccc.de to meet both criteria and much more, but not all users have standards as high. Some might inadvertently use the same functionality to stream videos in a format that degrades interoperability. And some information generated by PeerTube requires the file to be present on the PeerTube instance to extract metadata, thumbnails, generate torrent, etc.
Not a problem. So they can’t use peertube, but think about an compatible implementation of activitypub for the voctoweb