I want to watch a YouTube video that the uploader says has been blocked for a few countries but I don't know if it's really blocked.


Is there any way to watch or download it? I don't actually get the "blocked" message. The space where the video is supposed to play just shows up blank instead of the sad face in a red TV box.

Could be a server hiccup?

  • Try TOR. It's a proxy jumper and will mask your IP to a different country/ISP. However, it's kind of slow. Are you able to take the Youtube Video URL and put it on a site like ZAMZAR where it will take the video, convert it and give you a link for downloading it?
    – kobaltz
    Oct 5, 2011 at 18:16
  • possible duplicate of how can I download this youtube video when content is blocked?
    – Mokubai
    Oct 5, 2011 at 18:18
  • Well, my friend says this is the link: youtube.com/watch?v­=zusIIjC37uI but I just get blanks not the usual "video blocked with the red sad tv icon". Will ZAMZAR work?
    – verve
    Oct 5, 2011 at 18:24
  • Does TOR choose a random country? I know of sites that will not allow you stream their content unless a country is detected. If you show up with no IP, it won't work.
    – verve
    Oct 5, 2011 at 18:34
  • "show up with no IP." Lol, if we could do that.. we'd have alot more hackers amongst us.
    – user606723
    Oct 5, 2011 at 19:42

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TOR would be painfully slow wouldn't it?

this seems pretty good. http://www.unblockyoutube.us/

  • Tor would be plenty fast for youtube.
    – user606723
    Oct 5, 2011 at 19:41
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    @verve your youtube link should be youtube.com/watch?v=zusIIjC37uI (the one you posted had some strange chars put in). The link says "This video contains content from Sony Pictures Movies & Shows, who has blocked it on copyright grounds." So it's not a country thing.
    – barlop
    Oct 5, 2011 at 21:27
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    let us continue this discussion in chat
    – barlop
    Oct 5, 2011 at 23:25
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    @bgoodr I have no idea why the mods deleted that chat page or what was there. I doubt that in this case it was anything that useful, it's possible there wasn't any discussion at all.One benefit of chat is it can stop comments overflowing so maybe when the system suggested continuation in chat I went along with it for that reason.It's possible there wasn't further discussion.I don't know why mods deleted the chat page it seems absurd of them but I am quite sure there wasn't anything important there, 'cos even comments before it are a bit light headed.
    – barlop
    Mar 16, 2014 at 11:08
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    @barlop Thanks. I even checked the wayback machine (tinyurl.com/nrjxxf8) and that was also blocked due to "Page cannot be crawled or displayed due to robots.txt." Duly noted that the chat discussion might be not very useful, but even more egregious is the use of the robots.txt to block getting access to it.
    – bgoodr
    Mar 22, 2014 at 15:33

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