|8th January 2017, 08:55|
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youtube country block
hi, i've occasionally gotten "not avail in your country" on certain vids, but right now my friend is getting it on vids which ARE available.
we just ran some tests -- i on my ISP can play the vids fine; he on his ISP 2 towns over cannot!
what the heck could trigger this??
he checked "whereami" and his DNS shows (correctly) the town he's in. as opposed to anywhere abroad, say....
and yet those errors definitely saying "...in your country".
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|17th January 2017, 01:43|
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Is it possible your friend is running some kind of VPN extension on his browser (Browsec, Hola etc), these can route through IP addresses for foreign countries which may 'trick' Youtube. You could always try using a VPN yourself if you still want to watch the Youtube videos.
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|17th January 2017, 03:22|
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I would assume "WhereAmI" would then show him in a foreign country?
WhereAmI says that I'm at:
Restaurant 't Hooght
Van Weerden Poelmanweg 220
3768 MN Soest
for example and I'm not even in mainland Europe, let alone The Netherlands.
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|17th January 2017, 16:47|
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As I said I'm winding my posts down, and I got Surgery the day before Halloween (a slasher flick on my elbow) So I'll be like a one armed bandit for at least 2 months, and that starts counting after 2-3 weeks of healing. Where's magic when I need it. (not gilderoy lockhart!)
|27th January 2017, 16:37|
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When I type "Where Am I" into Google - it shows my correct physical location. Google is pulling location data off my social media account - not my IP Address
when I go to http://whereamirightnow.com/
Google thinks I'm somewhere else - because it's using my IP Address which is spoofed by VPN.
Have your friend use the Whereamirightnow.com site to confirm his location