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.


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.