Mid-roll ads are going to get auto-enabled on all videos longer than 8 minutes.

@PorrurenGrabatokia Well, sadly almost nobody watches my videos on PeerTube so far, so quitting YouTube would be a suicide for my videos.
Thanks to @gcrkrause the are available on PeerTube (and also on LBRY), but I think it's more of a backup than a real alternative right now. At least that what the numbers tell me.

@unfa @PorrurenGrabatokia @gcrkrause

Btw you still mention the wrong account ;)

Besides this I expect the viewers count to be far below the actual value

@gcrkrause @PorrurenGrabatokia Argh! Mastodon suggests me your other account :D Maybe I'm following it and not the correct one - I'll try to fix that.

Do you mean that the view counts displayed are not accurate?

@unfa The other one is from an old server which is not alive anymore.

Yes, I guess Peertube cannot be accurate due to its peer to peer access to videos. The displayed number is more like an minimum.

The channel has 35 subscriptions

@gcrkrause Hmm. I wonder if this view counting can be improved - I know TouTube also has to deal with decentralization, because one central server couldn't stream all the video from YouTube worldwide. That's why the view counts update with some delay when they are numerous.


@unfa also YouTube most likely has unique identifiers for each user making it easy to distinguish between two views.

@gcrkrause Hm. I see. And as always anonimity is a big point, so I guess creating unique viewer IDs (cookies?) and sending pings to the source server to help tracking the views is not something that the PeerTube users or devs would want?

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