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A video hosting platform launched for Calculate

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We are pleased to introduce our new video hosting site https://video.calculate-linux.org.

Video content concentration was due at first to not everyone posting their videos on YouTube. Even if you do not want to distribute music, sharing videos is often perceived as piracy activity by YouTube. As the result, audio tracks are cut out and access to the video restricted. Every YouTube user has been through it. Just try and shoot a video in your kitchen, and the music on the background will be captured, identified and deleted by your hoster! This is true for YouTube, Facebook and will be true soon for VKontakte. Telegram does not have this shortcoming, but sharing video hosted on Telegram servers is rather complicated.

Finally, we adopted the PeerTube platform for video hosting, which we have been using for some time in Calculate. PeerTube belongs to a common distributed network of mutual information. Users of distributed, or ā€œfederatedā€ social networks can access, evaluate and comment on content, as well as contact its authors. You can subscribe to PeerTube (similar to YouTube) with a Mastodon account (similar to Twitter). Could you ever imagine such a thing between Twitter and YouTube? Neither we do.

If you make videos for Calculate Linux, please contact me either on Matrix (@lautre:calculate-linux.org) or on Telegram (@lautre) to access the site, and even more so if you have been running PeerTube, as we have some questions about how the platform interacts with other federated social networks.

You can find an article on Calculate Wiki with instructions on how to install PeerTube in Calculate Linux. This is the first time we refer to the fact that it can be installed within a LXC container. In Calculate Ltd., we did long ago switch to LXC containers indeed, everywhere, and we are happy with the fact that maintaining our servers has become much easier. An even more exciting thing is, you can run a LXC container with Calculate Linux inside on any Linux system!

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