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I noticed that no one has put up the 2019 videos anywhere on yet. I'd like to share them on a channel on peertube.social if that's ok (all non commercial and they're licensed).

I just wanted to check with you before doing that though as, well, there's around 700 of them and they may be somewhat popular. I don't want to abuse the service you've kindly provided!

Is that honestly ok? (Please say no, if it's likely to cause a strain...)

@nutomic

Alternatively I could just upload some highlights (opening talk, keynote talks etc).

@Blort Feel free to upload them. The problem will be with the upload limit. The server I'm using now is rather slow for transcoding, and so I limited uploads to 500 mb / user / day. I could increase that for you, but it would still take some time to transcode lots of videos. How many gb of videos are we talking about?

@nutomic

It's a little tricky to say exactly as they have them in a bunch of folders and their page doesn't list the size of the folders.

You can see by clicking here though:
video.fosdem.org/2019/?C=M&O=A

...and then clicking on any of the folders to see the size of the files inside...

@nutomic

Are there particular settings which would eliminate the need for transcoding on your end? If so, then I could transcode some of them before uploading, speeding things along...

@Blort Okay thats a ton of data, at least 20 gb i guess. Unfortunately transcoding only works on the server at this point. And I'm using a vps for hosting, so a faster server would be quite expensive. You could upload it over a longer timeframe, but it would take a few weeks then. So maybe you can just upload a selection of videos, or find someone with more server resources.

@nutomic

No problem. That's why I wanted to ask first. Thanks for running a great service!

@Blort @nutomic I've thought of this as well. It would be great to know what codec #peertube uses natively to reduce the hit on resources once uploaded. If anyone figures this out please pass it on.
I suppose if I download something using the player and check the codec settings using something like mediainfo it should work. I hope it doesn't just re-encode by default.

@LPS @Blort Peertube always transcodes videos that were uploaded. There have been some feature requests to let the uploader transcode it in the browser, or to offload it to other servers. But none of that has been implemented, so the only solution now is a faster server.

@nutomic @LPS

What I'm talking about though, is what happens if the video has already been encoded into the resolution, bitrate, codec etc. that PeerTube would. With YouTube, they have a couple of set standards, and if you upload it at exactly their standard, they don't reencode. Most pro Youtubers do this to keep better quality. That way it saves YouTube unnecessary processing, publishes videos quicker and keeps encoding standards higher. Wondering if Peertube does the same...

@Blort @nutomic yes, I understand this is what I was referring to. I'll give it a try sometime in the near future. I'll start with the peertube download as you suggest.

@LPS @Blort I understand what you are talking about, but it is not possible in Peertube, according to Chocobozzz (main dev). It definitely sounds like a good feature, and you should open an issue if there isn't already. Still, it wouldn't get rid of transcoding entirely, because the video still has to be transcoded for lower resolutions.

@nutomic
I've seen some that only offer a single resolution so it must depend on some settings. I'm speaking specifically about the latest fosdem videos.
@Blort

@LPS @Blort Right, it is possible to enable or disable transcoding into lower resolutions. But obviously that sucks for users with slow internet. And it can only be changed for the entire Peertube instance.

@nutomic
I agree, it's ideal to have those small resolutions.
@Blort

@nutomic @LPS

The real test would be to download a video encoded by PeerTube and reupload it, to see if it tries to encode it again.

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