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Trying to find a reasonable alternative to streaming via YouTube or Facebook. Having a hard time.

Alternatives found so far, and their downsides:

Twitch: Amazon owned. Full screen ad blocking the stream when you join (at least once when I tried)

Jitsi Meet: Really a vidoeconfernce tool, so it might be confusing that you're asked to give access to cam+mic. Don't know if there's any limits to number of viewers. (But FOSS! :D)

DaCast: Limited to 15 viewers on free account.

Another limitation of Jitsi Meet: You have to install the app to join on mobile, which sucks.

I also found out that I needed to record the stream, so that makes it even harder to find the right tool.

Ended up with using OBS to record and stream to Twitch.

I was desperate, so I also tried YouTube. But it said the stream was offline when I'm pretty sure I had started it, so, yeah…

@forteller Also, @nextcloud has a thing for video calls in the browser, perhaps it has the right functionality too?

@rysiek @nextcloud Is there a hosted version of this (that doesn't require the viewer to register an account)? Btw, I also found out that I needed to record the stream, so that makes it even harder to find the right tool. Ended up with using OBS to record and stream to Twitch.

@forteller picarto. Kind of a weird platform and is for art and is used for furry stuff and the like. They don't really care what you do on the platform and you have it so people don't need to create an account to chat

picarto.tv/

@forteller Jitsi can be set to announce only, and you can stream to YouTube if you want. I think there is a limit on folks that can connect.

@forteller Could SmashCast be something you're looking for. I used to stream to it myself but no-one really watched there.

smashcast.tv

@forteller Did you check out Bambuser? Their new thing is called IRIS, but Bambuser still exists.

@forteller there's smashcast.tv - I haven't used it since it they renamed it from hitbox.tv though so I'm not sure what to expect

@forteller If you look for "close-to-real-time" (<5s), then video conference foo is a good direction.
If it's not a super hard requirements, then there are things like Icecast (yes, also does video, e.g. WebM). Or you just pump out HLS via e.g. ffmpeg and serve it via HTTP.

@forteller Maybe a bit too oversized but have you had a look at c3voc.de/ and the software behind it?

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