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

    1. The curated library of YouTube educational channels. It' is a place for curious people with a huge passion for self-education. Here you can find channels that teach how to code, play guitar, design a website, even make cakes and much more!.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Yotter allows you to follow and gather all the content from your favorite Twitter and YouTube accounts in a beautiful feed so you can stay up to date without compromising your privacy at all. Yotter is written with Python and Flask and uses Semantic-UI as its CSS framework.
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    2. Free Video Sharing CMS. Start your own video sharing website with CumulusClips video sharing script. It's free and easy to use. You can build a YouTube clone where users can upload videos, rate videos, comment on videos, and much more.
      CumulusClips vs YouTube opinions
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      Akito This one is not bad and not so bloated as most other alternatives. However, it seems to be not developed anymore. The latest release was 2017 and that is also the year the last commit was made in its Github repository.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    3. "NewTube is a YouTube alternative powered by open-source software. NewTube is designed to be as efficient and effortless as possible from a user's perspective.".
    4. Nodetube is an open-source YouTube alternative that also supports image and audio uploads. Powered by NodeJS. Every shared content can be downloaded for free.

    5. This Youtube Mashup Turns Youtube Into A First-Year MTV Tribute : No Advertisements Music 24/7
      Playing Music Videos. The Source Code is available from github here and is GPL'd:
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    6. YtSubsTracker - display videos from channels you care about, in chronological order. This application manages your subscriptions list locally, and uses anonymous (in contrast to youtube APIs) xml feeds in order to get the latest videos.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Linux Mobile
      YouTube video player based on libmpv and youtube-dl.
    7. A lightweight YouTube client for Linux (fork of straw-viewer).
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    8. Federated media hosting.


      New user registration, file uploads, and comments have been disabled. You can still log in to edit or delete existing media. The site will remain online until at least April 01, 2021.

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