I really need a good enough youtube alternative. Maybe federated type project with IPFS for storage? Might try to write one in Vue and Node.
@profispojka I've been hearing about something called Peertube, dont know much about it but a lot of the ppl on here like it
@solarpunkagorism Saw that one, but I do not like it much :(
@profispojka Any dealings I've had with IPFS just brings to mind "slow as fuckall" There's got to be a way to incentivize that sort of problem while still making it distributed. Current efforts aren't good enough.
@TallTim Well, the videos could be stored on the servers, making IPFS sort of back up plan when the servers got shut down.
@profispojka @TallTim I would say the key issue here is the business plan itself. e.g. how to sustain CDN costs (e.g. we have built own at https://tech.showmax.com , it is actually pretty easy these days, but you are bleeding money for drives and connectivity). for example can you launch fully subscription based model from the beginning? how to bootstrap it?
@bobek @profispojka We need a full-meshed network alternative that removes reliance on commercial operators. Once there's network ubiquity that is uncensored, then other things can be done on top of that hardware layer. Strap wifi cells to trees with solar? Who knows, we need a solution that isn't corporate-gated.
@bobek @TallTim These are some serious questions I am definitely not prepared for and they will have to be part of the research. But decentralized architecture will provide us with some advantages. CDN will I guess be replaced simply by different instances and IPFS.io iself, therefore these instances will handle their costs as they see fit. One instance could be payed, the other one could profit from ads. As for the cost of development, that remains a question. I'll have to check how mastodon do
@TallTim This is kinda hybrid architecture, but nobody tried it as far as I know.