.@Blender's videos on have now come back, but they are also being told by Google/YT that they HAVE to monetise them. are considering refusing, which presumably would mean the videos being taken down again:

Whatever they once stood for, 's aim now is exploiting their users' content for maximum profit.

If you don't want your videos to be exploited, it is important to switch to an independent alternative:

@switchingsocial @Blender Are there any instances you would suggest for people making the change?


I don't have enough experience to recommend particular instances 😕

However, these might help beginners: has a list of selected instances that accept signups

-An instance's About page should have contact details for the admin and a clear set of rules

-An instance's Local page shows what kind of vids they host (and maybe how good their server is? I'm not sure about this point though)

@switchingsocial @Blender PeerTube looks really great, but so far watching HD video has been slow on every instance. I also wonder if the issue of exposing IP addresses can possibly be addressed

it’s still in its infancy, but I’d love to start following some content creators if I find any


Have you tried watching the Blender instance at @blender ?

(At least for me, the Blender instance seems to work pretty well. But yes, some instances are very jerky.)

There is still a lot of work to do on PeerTube (hence their crowdfunding ) but the Blender instance seems to work well enough to provide a real alternative to YT,

About the IP issue, the developers are discussing various options here:

@switchingsocial @blender I have’s still slow, but I really think it just needs work. PeerTube itself really feels unfinished, because it is lol

the biggest concern is that of privacy, so I’m happy to see there’s some discussion going on. it’s such a great idea overall so I’m really excited to see it go forward

@switchingsocial @Blender Jeeze, enable ads in order to show the videos in the USA and a whole bunch of other issues.... You mean to tell me if someone's channel gets big, Youtube WANT you to monetize? That's ridiculous...

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