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[–] [email protected] 4 points 7 months ago (1 children)

Wait, I thought that PeerTube was peer to peer in the sense that the various PeerTube server instances were peers, and not the users clicking and watching videos were peers. Am I mistaken? It seems that in order for the users to peer, they would need to either install a client program that would do that, or make some heavy browser security approvals. If it's the servers that are peering, then this law shouldn't apply to the users.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago) (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 3 points 7 months ago (1 children)

Ah, interesting, thanks! The wikipedia article on PeerTube explains that it is indeed user peer to peer to some extent, using WebTorrent. I had no idea. Very interesting.

[–] [email protected] 4 points 7 months ago (1 children)

Pixelfed also just integrated this feature.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 7 months ago

Interesting, thanks!