Maximillian Laumeister


Jekyll theme for self-hosted video -

Screenshot of OwnVideo

Host Your Own Video

OwnVideo is a free Jekyll theme that lets you Host Your Own Video! In the OwnVideo theme, every Jekyll “post” is a video, and like most video sharing sites, each video has its own “watch” page that puts that video front-and-center. I created OwnVideo because I was dissatisfied with the way YouTube was treating my videos.


Check out my site to see an instance of OwnVideo running with some of my videos.

Tech Stack

The OwnVideo Jekyll theme is written using HTML/CSS/JS and the Liquid templating engine, and uses a Python script for video transcoding. It is available on GitHub under the MIT license.