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Waasabi open source event streaming framework

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Open source, privacy-focused self hosted event streaming & community portal for those who want the flexibility & ownership of their content and user experience


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On Waasabi IPFS Live Streaming

The last two months (and, in & out, the last two years) I've spent on video technology, in no small part out of motivation for improving the status quo of online events (especially for RustFest, but anyone who'd care, really). But this...
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Published on November 1, 2022 by Flaki

New Waasabi release: try the brand new PeerTube backend!

There is a whole host of updates in the revamped Waasabi Configurator and the Installer that was re-built from the ground up, read on for the highlights! PeerTube backend now in beta · Our work on Waasabi's built-in, peer-to-peer streaming...
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Published on October 11, 2021 by Flaki

Augmented transcripts and automated captioning for everyone!

A brand new longform report is out on our Automatic Captioning research and proof-of-concept we have been working on as part of our Grant for the Web grant work:...
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Published on July 23, 2021 by Flaki


Waasabi is a highly customizable platform for self-hosted video streaming (live broadcast) events. It is provided as a flexible open source web framework that anyone can host and integrate directly into their existing website.

Waasabi's individually selectable, extensible components provide event hosts with functionality for handling sign-ups, live streaming, broadcast recordings and more. Much attention has gone into core features that enable customized content delivery and supporting monetization strategies that help organizers implement their own funding models. Waasabi also integrates with many popular messaging platforms, allowing for linking broadcasts to the community's existing social channels. Through these features Waasabi enables the creation of tailored event experiences in a variety of forms and sizes: from individuals hosting art performances, webinars or gaming broadcasts to more complex online events such as meetups and conferences.

By focusing on quick setup, ease of use and customizability Waasabi aims to lower the barrier of entry for hosting custom live streaming events on one's own website, side-stepping the cost, compromises and limitations stemming from using various "batteries-included" offerings, but also removing the hassle of having to build everything from scratch.

The ongoing research and development of the Waasabi IPFS backend seeks to advance the project's long-term goal of promoting the adoption of owned experiences through the use of decentralized technology. By further cutting down on dependencies, cost and infrastructure complexity this effort aims to enable broadcasts to scale as the audience size grows, which in turn is supporting Waasabi's continued adoption.

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Florian Gilcher

110 EUR since Nov 2020

Walter Ebert

35 EUR since Nov 2022



29,293 EUR since Nov 2020

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Today’s balance

€7,768.49 EUR

Total raised

€29,428.21 EUR

Total disbursed

€21,659.72 EUR

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