Open Source YouTube Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to YouTube is PeerTube, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to YouTube and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to YouTube are NewPipe (Free, Open Source), Invidious (Free, Open Source), LBRY (Free, Open Source) and DTube (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 16, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • IPFS
      • JavaScript
      • Go (Programming Language)
      IPFSTube is a player and uploader for videos, stored in the distributed IPFS network.
      IPFSTube vs YouTube opinions
      This alternative is disputed. IPFSTube is still a legitimate alternative to YouTube, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      It's not a good alternative to YouTube because the idea is upload a video, get a link and share it. That's it. It doesn't have a interface that you can search for videos and etc. Basically, it doesn't have the "social network" that YouTube has.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Minitube is a YouTube desktop application. With it you can watch YouTube videos in a new way: you type a keyword, Minitube gives you an endless video stream. Minitube does not require the Flash Player.


    1. Terminal based YouTube player and downloader.
    2. Let's build the best tech video hub together!.
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    3. ViewTube is an alternative YouTube frontend using the invidio.us API. It can recommend, play and search for videos. It saves your watch progress and you can subscribe to channels for them to appear in your subscription feed.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • SMPlayer
      • VLC media player
      • MPlayer
      Free Youtube browser for SMPlayer which allows to browse, search and play YouTube videos. No flash needed! You can either use SMPlayer, MPlayer, VLC, Dragon Player, Totem or mpv to view the videos.
    4. Youtube video client and downloader made using flutter.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Client for YouTube Music.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      This project organises the repositories CloudTube and Second. Second extracts data from YouTube pages.
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    5. An alternative YouTube frontend which is efficient by design.
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      Piped vs YouTube opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's much nicer than Invidious. Piped is not a full YouTube alternative like LBRY, but rather a frontend that allows you to watch YouTube and only connecting to googleapis.com (not googlevideo.com like Invidious). It also has the craziest ad blocker ever. When you watch a video and they say, now it's time for a word from our sponsor or something like that, it fast forwards to the end of that part. It's insane, I have no idea how they pull that off!
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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