This video is not available in your countryYou might not notice this if you are staying in US, but some YouTube videos, especially official music videos, are restricted to viewers from the United States only. Whenever a viewer from outside US wants to view those videos, YouTube says “This video is not available in your country“.

The trick of replacing the YouTube video URL from www.youtube.com/watch?v=[video-ID] to www.youtube.com/v/[video-ID] will no longer work.

Using translators such as Google Translate and Babel Fish as proxy server will not work either, since they do not support flash. Proxy websites will probably not work as well, YouTube will show “We’re sorry, this video is no longer available” instead—but with one exception.

Workaround #1 – Using Hide My Ass!

Hide My Ass! works flawlessly in bypassing the YouTube region filter. As Hide My Ass! streams YouTube video using its own player, it will prevent the YouTube player from displaying the “We’re sorry, this video is no longer available” message. The server is located in US, therefore videos restricted to US viewers will play without a problem.

Hide My Ass!'s custom YouTube player

This is by far the only proxy website that will play country-restricted YouTube videos nicely and without any problem.

Update: More proxy websites that works..

Workaround #2 – Convert & Download Using Zamzar

Alternatively, you can use Zamzar to convert the YouTube video into any video format, then download and watch it locally. You might want to try other YouTube video downloaders too, but I have no luck so far.

Zamzar

Censorship? Discrimination? Muting? To hell with all that.

P.S. The workarounds works well at the time of writing.
P.P.S. They might not work for videos intended for audience in a specific non-US country.
P.P.P.S. Now I can watch Crank Dat Obama already
:D






This post has 52 comments.

  1. ali2k5
    04 Apr 09
    2:21 am

    THANXXXXX xx
    bUDDY

    Reply

  2. NA
    09 May 09
    5:54 am

    Hi SheepTech,
    I’ve tried your solution with http://www.youtube.com/user/universalmusicgroup?blend=1&ob=4

    But get two different error:
    Without free web proxy (e.g. HideMyAss) i get the ordinary error mentioned here.

    “We are unable to show you the original feat. video for this channel due to age or location restrictions.”

    OR

    “This video is not available in your country” with other video channels…

    When use HideMyAss i get another error:
    “An error occurred, please try again later”

    Help, what is the problem???

    Reply

    Vincent replied:

    Looks like the proxy listed above are not working already. I have no idea why.

    Perhaps downloading the video is the only way now. Too bad.

    Reply

  3. Lauren
    13 May 09
    10:02 pm

    Thanks for that! :D

    Reply

  4. Kunter
    22 May 09
    8:59 pm

    Thank you, this is much easier than manually changing proxies every time :)

    Reply

  5. Boris
    14 Jun 09
    8:56 am

    FUCK AMERICA, yes fuck america for making even the internet segregated.

    the U.S.A is the Rome of the 21st century

    Reply

    Stewart Gray replied:

    What about the BBC? I’m in the USA and Britain has blocked me from seeing anything from their channel. I’d broaden that to “Fuck ANYONE who censors for reasons other than to protect an individual’s identity.”

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    andre replied:

    I agree, fuck anyone who prevents from seeing on the base of location

    Reply

  6. Aksentije
    14 Sep 09
    5:27 am

    OOOOkay heres the problem !!!!
    I can see a different player and alll so u could say oooo its going buT NOOOO
    When i try to play the video a advretisment pops up and it says below play video again and i do so and the same thing.. Advertisment and play video again ITS SOOO ANOYING HOW DO I CHANGE THATT!!!!
    If you are gonna anwser me someone just send an e mail to me
    WaterElementall@yahoo.com

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  7. The BBC is financed by the British Taxpayer. It is not really accountable to anyone who pays for its very existance. Even the brits cannot keep a copy of what they have already paid for, except for a few days? But, being the BBC, there is always two sides to every argument, (well er…in reporting news items) but here’s the crack, the BBC is not in the business of arguing with anyone about itself, how it works in detail, or what it decides. Instead of saying fuck this country or fuck that one, (countries are NOT the problem) we should be doing everything possible to stop the PEOPLE who do this shite, before they stop us netusers from being able to communictae like this also! I’m Spartacus! Who are you? I wonder how long before the net gets shut down altogether….as we know it today that is? PEACE! website for a friend!

    Reply

  8. Shovan
    25 Mar 10
    9:44 pm

    AWESOMEE

    Reply

  9. Syed
    26 May 10
    1:26 am

    Yeah i have a big problem with spike.com and comedy central.com all the shows well some of them are not available in my country since i moved from U.S is there a hack to fix this really desprate for help!!lol

    Reply

  10. mischa12345
    04 Jul 10
    9:11 pm

    you guys are my heroes!!! thx

    Reply

  11. ohlala
    31 Aug 10
    12:01 am

    I LOVE IT!! AWESOME! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! THE HIDEMYASS.COM IS VERY USEFUL ON YOUTUBE!!!!!!!!

    Reply

  12. exilia2
    17 Sep 10
    5:30 am

    SUPERB. BOTH WORK. MANY THANKS!!!

    Reply

  13. dude
    29 Oct 10
    10:27 am

    wonderful site, works like a charm!

    Reply

  14. marie
    01 Nov 10
    7:21 pm

    awesome thanks!!!

    Reply

  15. yasha
    09 Jan 11
    3:35 am

    if you want unblock sites and youtoobe too use VPN Service would be really useful.

    Reply

  16. conny
    27 Jan 11
    9:29 pm

    myself i use http://tubemirror.com its sort of like zamzar but can also extract audio etc

    Reply

  17. maja
    16 Mar 11
    5:44 pm

    how can i watch CW full episodes???with what should i unblock this site??thanks for help

    Reply

    AznGotSwag1 replied:

    @maja,

    HERE: http://www.cwtv.com/

    I did not watch this yet, cause it’s not available in my country, ^^ But I think it’s available in yours? :) Is it blocked in your country? Mine it isn’t, but can’t watch videos from it. :(

    Reply

  18. maja
    16 Mar 11
    5:44 pm

    how can i watch CW full episodes???with what should i unblock this site??thanks for help

    Reply

  19. maja
    16 Mar 11
    5:45 pm

    how can i watch CW full episodes???with what should i unblock this site??thanks for help

    Reply

  20. mag
    29 Mar 11
    8:27 pm

    doesn’t work :(

    Reply

  21. Tom
    09 Apr 11
    6:08 am

    Well I hope you enjoyed the video Americans, because people in other countries were not able to view it. Someone in head office thought that because they wouldn’t be able to make any money from it, they’d just disable playback for all non-US regions, even though it doesn’t cost them anything to make the content available – corporate greed gone mad, facilitated by youtube. Thanks.

    Reply

  22. Using proxy sites like Hide My Ass is a great way of bypassing the restriction.

    Reply

  23. Using Proxy websites is the best way to overcome this problem. Hide my as is quite a good proxy website, a lot of people use it without any problems.

    Reply

  24. ujan
    10 May 11
    1:50 pm

    hidemyass does work !! u guyz deserve a thnx 4 dat ! but the problem is even official videos rn’t clear enough! for example the A7X Nightmare video is available on youtube & it’s pretty clear! but wen u try & watch it over hidemyass it turns out to be pretty much lyk hazy! now almost every A7X video is not available here in my country i downloaded ‘em using hidemyass (thnx 2 u guyz)! but da videos r not as clear as they’re supposed to be! i hope it doesn’t put a question mark on hidemyass anyway

    Reply

  25. Casey
    17 May 11
    6:25 am

    A good turnaround too in watching restricted videos without utilizing these proxies is Youtube Mirror. But in the mean time, I think I have to try these all out, test it out with what I’m currently using now to see which one’s better!

    Regards,
    Casey

    Reply

  26. that’s really working ……….gr8 work …..Indians are in so need of this !!
    regards

    Reply

  27. Tushar
    13 Jun 11
    10:30 pm

    Thanks a tonne dude. Zamzar and Hidemyass are great. I concur with the above poster.

    Reply

  28. Jzone
    14 Jun 11
    10:41 am

    The requested resource could not be loaded because the server returned an error:
    404 Not Found (?).

    im getting that error when i tried going on mtv.com.

    help?:(

    Reply

  29. Osama
    26 Jun 11
    9:09 am

    i tried everything here and the only one that worked was http://www.tubemirror.com as recommended by casey so thanks for that

    Reply

  30. ahmad
    17 Jul 11
    10:06 pm

    i wana open thes website

    Reply

  31. Gillian
    06 Aug 11
    8:15 pm

    This is absolutely ridiculous. Recently I was looking for a segment done by Don Bluth (an American artist/director who has done work for Disney in the past) and now I cannot view the work of this film director who made movies such as “AMERICAN TAIL”?

    Youtube censorship is disgusting. The entire internet is changing for the worst. Tweet and Facebook accounts required to make simple comments on a webpage, companies dictating and censoring youtube accounts and videos, and the DMCA running wild across the internet to slaughter websites that the average joe happens to “not like”.

    This has happened because now everyone and their grandma is using the internet, a place which was once a place of freedom and communication, now its turning into a facist restriction filled with biggot companies squeezing as many coins and dollars out of the consumer as possible, and by doing so foolishly cutting off communications and references that people can no longer communicate by without meaningless restrictions!

    While we sit here with the economic slump companies/legislation are jumping on the internet to make it as censored and restricted as possible right under our noses!

    This is doing nothing but encouraging people to find other ways to simply view or see a clip that shouldn’t be restricted due to country, especially when that country’s clip is in their homeland!

    Reply

  32. raza
    12 Sep 11
    9:28 pm

    i have one problem my dear friends that how could i view my video with writing a littel different word.can you teel me who knows some idea about this please thanks.

    Your reguards.

    Raza dar

    Reply

  33. Alex
    12 Dec 11
    10:48 pm

    I`m using http://www.sunvpn.com/ to change my IP and to bypass geo-restricions. VPNs are much more reliable than proxies.

    Reply

  34. have u ever went watching a vid. and youtube will say, an error occurred, and i do not know what to0 do and i really wanna watch my vid

    Reply

  35. K
    23 Mar 12
    9:35 am

    Boris, it’s not just the US. I want to be able to watch French Canadian TV , but it is restricted and I live in the US.

    Reply

  36. bobby
    12 Apr 12
    3:18 am

    anyway of getting around this on iPhone apps? I want to watch tv shows off the cw app but it knows I’m not in US >.<

    Reply

  37. Pale Hacker
    14 May 12
    4:40 pm

    If you are a Compute Hacker Just Create a new PC Virus and call it “YouTube” similiar to the PC Virus call “I Love You” and STRIKE BACK on YouTube and the USA Politicians who secretelly used the Boys Town homeless children as a Sex Slave. That will certainly make Google and the USA Government to cry Like A Woman giving birth. Just because China has an Histrory of Recording and Selling movies of the Cinema that is not yet on DVDs in the Stores that is Not Nice of Google and the USA to f**k other people around the world. Is not just the Cinema movies or TV Movies that YouTube blocks from watching in other countries, they also are blocking personal Short Films made by the Public and University Students who are learning how to Film. Hollywood does not want any Student from a University or College create their own Film Studio in the future. No wonder there are so many Unemployed people in the USA who can not find work in the Film Industry. Greedy Hollywood, Greedy Google, Greedy USA Government who intimidates other countries to do the same think on YouTube or they can not longer be “Allies” of the USA who lives on Chinese “Bail Out Money”.

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  38. JordanTH
    27 Jun 12
    5:21 pm

    The question I have is what do you do if a video is blocked in the US? Then what do you do? So far, no matter where I’ve looked, I’ve yet to find an answer that works.

    Reply

  39. I am In the US…trying to view My Own video on YouTube…In the US…and it’s saying it is not available in ‘your country’!??!
    YouTube just sucks…in Any country!

    ^^X^^

    Reply

  40. I don’t know if you are aware of the fact that your IP address can be seen by others whenever you visit a website, and with that information, they are able to see your location. Also Internet providing companies restrict what websites you can visit when you sign up for their service. I think no one should be able to tell me what to look or not look at on my own computer. Their job is to provide me with a good connection, and as long as I pay for it, why do they care what I do? For all this reasons now I am using VPN Services to hide my IP address and surf the Internet anonymously.

    Reply

  41. This is why I download stuff
    10 Oct 12
    10:55 am

    When does ‘globalisation’ actually start?

    Reply

  42. Mark Ackley
    01 Nov 12
    2:41 pm

    I am using Hotspot Shield Free VPN to Access all blocked websites and to surf anonymously.It encrypts network traffic, secures your web surfing sessions, stands guard against malware and protects your privacy while you surf the internet anonymously.

    Check it out here: http://www.hotspotshield.com

    Reply

  43. Gonzalo
    19 Dec 12
    12:45 pm

    Hide my ass worked fine for me, but not anymore :(

    Reply

  44. fawful
    02 Mar 13
    5:14 pm

    Unblock youtube proxy linked me to porn.

    Trolls.

    Reply

  45. P
    11 Mar 13
    6:18 am

    If your government (or company or school) blocks youtube site, or only some videos, you can easily watch and download youtube video from this web site:

    http://www.yoursse.com

    It allows you to search quickly video on YouTube, respecting your privacy and without showing Promoted Videos, but also allows you to watch videos without beginning and without advertising banner superimposed. You can easily save videos to your PC, phone or mp3 player.

    Please share it on your facebook and your friends. Keep the freedom of internet!

    Reply

  46. Mary
    18 Dec 13
    1:17 am

    Some of the other VPN providers have not been so careful. Some won’t refund either since it’s not “their fault”. The best service I prefer is http://www.primovpn.net. It’s very easy to use. Downloading is also awesome. It’s much better than proxy websites because they contain less amount of malware and viruses in comparision to proxy websites.

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