Videos now on YouTube and PeerTube
Videos now on YouTube and PeerTube

Videos now on YouTube and PeerTube

Hey friends, the short message: I am publishing my videos also on PeerTube now, too!

PeerTube Channel | YouTube Channel

As you might know, I’ve been posting some video content for a while now already. Usually Stories or Reels on Instagram or some YoutTube shorts – and some rare longer video clips on YouTube. In the videos I either share short moments of my hikes or MTB rides or try to assmeble the impressions of a full adventure into a video. The videos were never really long, well planned ahead or post processed. It’s literally some snapshots from my times in the outdoors.

The Video Venture

To be honest, video editing isnt’t something I was enjoying or looking forward to doing, but surprisingly, it’s been less of a burden than I thought. Even though I still don’t enjoy it as much as photo editing it can be some fun. Well, at least as long as I don’t set my own standards too high. I simply don’t have a lot of experience in that topic. But despite the extra effort I received some positive feedback, which is always encouraging.

What is this PeerTube?

PeerTube is a decentralized video hosting platform, akin to Mastodon for microblogging. It allows users to host their own instances, fostering a network of interconnected servers. Unlike centralized platforms, such as YouTube, PeerTube doesn’t concentrate content ownership under one entity like Google. Users retain control over their videos, ensuring privacy and freedom from corporate influence. It aligns with the ethos of decentralization, empowering users to share and consume content on their own terms. Feel free to read more into the topic on Wikipedia or directly at the PeerTube site.

Why PeerTube (as well)?

To be honest, I was initially hesitant to deal with yet another platform! Plus, my previous experience with PeerTube was not so great when the instance I chose first was shut down unexpectedly. But especially (some?) people on Mastodon prefer PeerTube over YouTube for the reasons above, so PeerTube did always stay in the back of my mind.

And then just recently, I discovered that PeerTube can automatically sync videos from YouTube. So at least I wouldn’t have to deal with another publishing process! Leaving me with the uncertainty of relying on a server that someone is willing to host (or shut down). Selfhosting would have been a really tempting option – but I simply don’t want to invest the time for doing it!

Syncing Success

Yesterday, I decided to give PeerTube another try. And I’m happy to report that it was a success! The syncing process was smooth, and now my videos are available on both YouTube and PeerTube! I hope this instance stays online for a long time now! You can subscribe to the video feed via Mastodon, according Mastodon apps or even as an RSS feed!

Enjoy the videos, and as always, thanks for your support!

PeerTube Channel | YouTube Channel

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