Peers.watch - Stylish & shareable Tardigrade media player

Hey, everyone,

I’m here to share a small personal project I’ve been working on for a few weeks that could be useful for the community.

When I came to know Tardigrade (Storj) I’ve immediately decided to move my media server to it but want an easier way to access it anywhere, also being able to add subtitles, what led me to customize a HTML player.

With this ready, and willing to help others with the same problem, I’ve created peers.watch.

It’s essential feature is: given a Tardigrade media link it’ll give you a good looking HTML player, shareable - and embedable - link.

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For better quality you can watch the above video in peers.watch: https://peers.watch/#/t/juddsjuj6ibt2342cgngapmy3qsa%2Fpeers-watch%2Fintroduction.mp4

Also you can watch December Storj Town Hall: https://peers.watch/#/t/s%2Fjvgihxcuwlxv2o26duuiohfbk6ya%2Ftownhalls%2FDecember%202020%20Town-Hall.mp4

Hope it helps you sharing any kind of video content and moving your media servers to Tardigrade :grinning:

Would like to highlight the support given by @jocelyn throughout the development of this.

Feel free to share your opinions and feedbacks!

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wooo hoo!!! Check you out @vargas – this is great and so exciting to see.
I will share this with my work friends @jtolio @sorendanielson @john @super3 come see the great player our community member made!

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Great job @vargas!

The subtitle section accepts any file extension. There is no check … yet :slight_smile:


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I think this should be singular Subtitle disabled!


Under https://peers.watch/#/privacy

Here’s a throghout view on how it works

should be Here's a thorough view on how it works

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Nice catch! Fixed and deployed both, thank you!

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Just added 3rd while you were posting :slight_smile:

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I would guess that falls under works-as-designed for a poc like this?

btw I created an .sbv for the tardigrade commercial that JT tweeted out earlier today , to try with PeersWatch

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The peers watch introduction video (link) wouldn’t load on my Android phone. The Town Hall one did.

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You sure about that one? I think a single subtitle would literally be one line.
I checked a view local players as well as youtube and netflix and they all refer to it as disabling/enabling subtitles.

Had the same issue. Both work fine on desktop though.

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Same here on windows desktop with firefox. only townhall worked.

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I thought it as adding single file not multiple files which would mean I removed 1 file hence singular removal.

Now I have this dilemma about caption & subtitle. As subtitle translates it to a language other than shown in the media while caption transcribes it.

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Thank you all for your inputs, I will be improving the experience for mobile users and double-check if Firefox and other commonly used browsers are working as expected.

Captions would probably be more generic than subtitles, I will consider. Thanks!

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