There is a really huge amount of videos that are available on YouTube spanning over all kinds of categories and/or topics. Only problem is that every now and then you come across a video that is blocked in your home country and you see the nasty message denying the access. For example, there are many music videos that cannot be accessed in Europe and many other regions. Viewer can only access these videos on YouTube if they are from US. If you happen to be using Firefox and ever come across this kind of problem of video blocking in your country of origin then a Firefox extension called ProxTube can be really helpful.
ProxTube is a simple extension that is focused on a specific function and does it very well and also it works very fast as compared to proxy based solutions that comes to mind immediately. Proxies does work but they are slow and sometime can be tricky to use. ProxTube is much more elegant solution that just works. Countries like Germany, Netherlands, Spain are confirmed to be working and are mentioned by the developer. I expect that it will also work in other European countries as well and may be in some other parts of the world. Its functionality can enabled or disabled from a simple toolbar button that is added after installation. One advantage that ProxTube has over the other solutions/services that are available is that unlike many other it will not redirect to any other website as user will stay on YouTube to unblock the video, so its more safe to say from security and user privacy perspective.
Firefox users can download the ProxTube from official Firefox extension repository.
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