🐣 The Paratii player is 90% in shape for its first public appearance, on which it’ll present itself embedded on Twitter, with browser-to-browser streaming over IPFS functioning, a limited set of videos to try out, minimal UI and testnet tokens in a simple integrated wallet. Over the next month, we’ll build a whitelist of accredited producers with whom to beta test the uploading tool & process for onboarding the system. Only then, will come the time to prepare for opening this process to the general public.
🔩 We now have hybrid buffering
, which allows for loading the first few fragments of a video using a gateway, until the local IPFS instance is ready and the player can switch to pure browser-to-browser. This optimises performance drastically, and allows for publishers to specify their own gateways instead of the default ones in order to improve their visitors’ experience even further.
⚙ Our pipfs
) nodes now also run a transcoding unit
, being able to receive a file from peers and convert it to HLS streams with various bitrates. This will eventually become a standalone package to be run by publishers or independent creators/amateurs/enthusiasts wanting to “mine off” the system.
😍 Sharing functions are improved: now you can click a button on the player and share videos directly to Telegram, Whatsapp, email, a Medium post, or get the link to embed in your webpage / channel.
💌 Stay tuned for updates on the player and on possible invitations by email to try it out, on the following weeks! Also, please call friends who you think would be interested to subscribe to this newsletter :)