Watch YouTube Videos that are Blocked or Restricted in Some Countries
Want to watch a YouTube video that has country restrictions in place? Alternatively, want to watch a YouTube video that is marked with a copyright block? YouTube often times places restrictions on their video content, which is appropriate in some cases; but other times, it may be unneeded. There are a few ways to bypass some YouTube restrictions, and many websites recommend simply using a proxy server to queue a different location in order to bypass country restricted YouTube content. For example, if a YouTube video is restricted in Germany, you could simply use a proxy to set your IP address to a different country. However, if you have ever used a proxy, you may have experienced that many proxies are a bit slow, making them non ideal for viewing video contents.
A better and simpler way to bypass some restricted YouTube content is to use a web browser add-on (plugin). The plugin automatically initializes when you visit a restricted video and attempts to bypass-unblock the video.
Note: When browsing some restricted content, the plugin was unable to retrieve the video;. For example, some YouTube videos that have been completely removed and that are no longer available could not be retrieved with this plugin.
How-to: Go to the Plugin Page (available for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera) and install the appropriate plugin just as you would any other browser extension. You may need to restart your browser upon successful install.