‘This Video is not Available in your Country’ is a general and vexatious error that you come across while going through the YouTube videos. The error of “This Video is not available in your Country” appears when you try watching any foreign country video that has been blocked in your country. When you watch the videos on YouTube, it tracks the IP Address knowing your geographical location and hence shows which all videos are not available in your country. Thus when you try accessing those videos, the message says “YouTube error this video is not available in your country.”
As per the terms and conditions of Google, you can only view or watch a video which is allowed by the censorship of the country. And if not you are ethically not eligible to see that particular. But it is to note that view such restricted contents is not illegal but does not obey the Google terms either. So it will always be a debating topic that if viewing such things is correct or not.
And in this article, we will help you how to resolve this issue. So the message implies that this video is not available in your country but how does youtube recognize that? Once we know this, we can help ourselves better to get rid of this obstruction. So as and more we will we be learning how youtube figures out our country and how can we fool it.
Methods to Resolve Youtube Video is Not Available Issues:
Knowing your location is no big deal for Google(and all its Apps like Gmail, maps, and youtube) because they know a lot about you but knowing the current country is a significant issue here because as soon you move to a different country, you would find that the video is available. And your IP address plays an important role while doing this job. An IP address is just like an address which uniquely identifies you on the internet and finds your location. And once youtube finds your place, the video gets blocked. To avoid this, you can try the following methods:
1. Modify the URL
The video URL also has information of the location from where it is being accessed, so in order to hide this information from the internet, you can modify the URL without letting the path of the youtube video change. Follow this one step method to enjoy watching the video that has been blocked in your country.
On clicking a video on youtube, the URL in the address field changes to something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEwRQ6Dk1ow (example). Here you need to change the address to http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/yEwRQ6Dk1ow. Now the video starts playing and the error gets vanushed. It may resolve the issue but if not, try other methods.
2. Use a proxy server
There are many proxy sites which you can use to change your server from your country to some other, where that video is available. Follow these steps to unblock the video which is restricted in your country:
Go to www.proxysite.com or www.proxysite.site or www.proxysite.video. Or just google ‘proxy sites’ you’ll find a lot of options there.
Put in the address or the URL of the youtube video and hit Go. In some proxy sites, you will also find an option to choose a server. There you have to specify a country, choose a different country. You will now be able to play the restricted video.
3. Unblock Youtube
Some connection also blocks the proxy sites to avoid any unauthorized access. And in that case, you need to switch to some other method. Unblock Youtube is one of a kind.
Its main advantage here is that it requires only the URL of the video you want to unblock, so your location is hidden. You have to provide the youtube URL in the search field which is at the bottom of the page, and your video is downloaded.
Copy the URL of the video you want to unblock and paste it into this box. Click on hit Go, and Unblock YouTube picks a server from Europe (not always the place where the video is not restricted) and loads the video from that location. It does, unfortunately, mean that if it chooses a server from a country which is also limited from watching the video, it won’t load there. It is the main disadvantage, but due to its ease of use, it is widely popular.
If the above methods couldn’t do your work, you can try TubeUnblock instead. TubeUnblock works differently from the other ways, as its aims to copy YouTube’s videos for people to watch them without any restriction. The most beneficial part about TubeUnblock is that you can use it the moment you come across a blocked video on YouTube.
TubeUnlock has made a copy for all, so that its URLs are similar to YouTube’s own. It allows users to find the copied version of the video by just changing the youtube part of a blocked video’s URL with TubeUnblock like the above image.
5. Use a VPN
VPNs are used to bluff your IP address, and the internet will not be able your real IP, instead, it will recognise you with a different IP, this different IP is known as Virtual Private Number or VPN.
The surest way to get around the region filter is to use a VPN, which allows you to skim the web as if you were based in a different country. You can try out free VPNs, though it is recommended to use a paid service like NordVPN, it is at the top of the best VPN ranking. If you want to get faster connections, more server options, and much better data security. There’s also a free trial available.
You have to install your VPN of choice – many will now run on PC, Mac, Android, or iOS you might be sure that the chosen VPN lets you select the location of the server you connect to. Launch the VPN app, and make sure to set the server to be within a place that you know has permission to view the video in question. Usually, the location of the video’s producer or uploader is a safe play.
How to use VPN?
Once you have logged in to your VPN app, it will usually connect to the VPN server that is nearest to your real location. It is so to provide you with better internet speeds. When you use a VPN, the latency and speed reductions raise the farther the VPN server is from your actual location. Your information is now being safely pushed through the VPN server.
Note that you need not require to install the VPN app, you can set up your device’s network settings to connect to the VPN server directly. If you’re concerned about the potential for inspection within app ecosystems, this might be a good option for you. Most VPN services will have tutorials on how to Set up your device.
Choosing a VPN Server
Sometimes you may not want to be connected to the server that the VPN app recommends, because probably that location also does not allow you to watch the video, so you have to choose a particular VPN server.
Many VPN companies include a map as part of their app. NordVPN, for example, lets you select the countries to connect to those servers. It’s a useful way to know where your information is going, but there’s probably a list of servers you can select from.
Then you have to open your browser again and navigate to the YouTube video you want to watch. YouTube will now figure out that you’re located within that particular country and will load the video. Depending on the selected VPN server, the video might load slightly slower or in lower quality – again, a reason why a paid service usually is worth the cost. But anyway the video should play in a normal mode.
It is the quickest and simplest way to get past the region block on YouTube videos, especially if it’s a problem you run into repeatedly.
6. Change your country on Youtube.
You have the option to select your language and location on YouTube on your computer and mobile web, and the opportunity to choose your place on the YouTube mobile app. Language settings change the text of the content, while location impacts the types of videos that are put under recommended and trending sections.
YouTube provides language and content preferences for all countries and languages where YouTube is launched, and YouTube is continually expanding the ability for the product to reach more users. If you cannot find your language or country, select an option that is most appropriate for your needs and interests.
If YouTube cannot find your country, the location default is the United States.
You can change your YouTube location in the YouTube app by following these steps.
- Go to Menu.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap General.
- Tap Location.
- Select the Country.
- Go to the accounts icon.
- Click Location.
- In the drop-down menu, pick the location that you would to use.
- YouTube location settings in the YouTube app.
- Go to Menu.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap Location.
- Select the count
7. Download the video
It is one of the most efficient methods to watch a youtube video which is restricted in your country. You can download the video and enjoy it as long as you want. It is a good option because on downloading, all you need is the youtube URL and this way your location will not be verified. So here are the ways you can download the youtube video. It is also helpful to conserve your data when you have to watch the same video again and again:
Insert .ss before the URL
Click on the video which you want to download:
In the address bar, insert ‘ss’ before youtube.com/videopath as shown:
Hit enter, and you’ll be redirected to the different page. Chose the quality of the video in which you want to download the video. And then click on download:
Your video will start downloading.
This site is used to download the youtube video in audio, video, mobile mp3, etc. formats. Also, it gives the option to download a particular section of the video, that is you can set the opening and ending points of the video. Here is how you can do it:
- Visit clipconverter.cc
- Copy the address of the desired youtube video and paste in the space for providing.
- Click on continue
- Choose the video format and the quality.
- Then set the beginning and end of the video.
- Click on start.
- Wait for the Download to complete.
- Clip Grab
Step 1: Install the ClipGrab
First of all, install ClipGrab. ClipGrab is a free and straightforward to use YouTube downloader and available for Windows, Mac and also Linux. You can download ClipGrab from its official site. ClipGrab may contain third-party offers, but you can download it without any third party involvement.
Step 2: Copy the video’s URL
After you have set up ClipGrab, you can launch the program. Now copy the URL address of the youtube video that you want to download. For this, you can mark the link to the video in the address field of the browser and press Ctrl+C (or Cmd+C if you are on a Mac).
Step 3: Paste the video link in ClipGrab
After copying the link, go to the ClipGrab window. Under the “Downloads” tab, Paste the copied address into the input field. You can do it by pressing Ctl+V (or Cmd+V if you are on a Mac). ClipGrab will now retrieve all necessary information about the video, and you can proceed to the next step.
Step 4: Select the download format and quality
Before you start the download, you can select the quality type and which file format you want to download the video.
Just select the format from the “Format” select box and do the same for the video quality under the “Quality” select box.
You can know more about the output video formats by ClipGrab in the FAQ article about the supported formats.
Step 5: Download the video
Now click on the “Grab this clip!” button. You will be asked to set a file name, and the download will start just after that.
Step 1: Download and install VLC App.
Step 2: Go to the YouTube video you’d like to download in your browser and copy the URL. Then, launch VLC as you would usually, and click on the Open Network Stream. If you use a Macbook, you’ll have to click on File, then Open Network. Paste your YouTube URL in the box which is within the Network tab, and click Open. The video will automatically start playing in the VLC.
Step 3: If you’re using Windows PC, then select Tools from the toolbar at the top and choose Codec Information from the drop-down menu. If you are using a Mac, then select Window and click Media Information in the drop-down menu.
It will display a screen with various information about the video, but we’re only interested in the “Location” bar at the bottom. It will show the exact URL for your video, from Google’s servers. Copy the link of the video and paste it in the address bar of your browser.
Step 4: The video will then start playing within the browser. Right-click the video, click on Save As or Save Video As, you will be asked to set file location, and the download starts eventually. Wait for the download to complete. The video is now saved on your PC.
It is to note that you can’t convert the video to another format through VLC. For instance, select which resolution you prefer.
Using Google Chrome Extension: ZenMate
ZenMate is an extension used for unblocking YouTube videos, Follow these steps to unblock your favourite video using ZenMate Extension in Google Chrome.
Google Chrome Extension ZenMate
Step 1: Add ZenMate VPN Extension to Google Chrome Browser as shown
Step 2: Go to the ZenMate Official Site and Sign Up for an account.
Step 3: After the signup, verify your account with email and get back to your chrome extension which on the top right corner of google chrome.
login to zenmate
Step 4: After login, click on the extension button which at the top right corner, a drop-down menu will be shown having your current and different other locations.
change location zenmate
Select any of the other locations of your choice by clicking on it. Make sure your chosen location allows you to watch that particular video. Your IP will be the route to that location, and you can easily watch the blocked YouTube Video by refreshing the YouTube Page.
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