I’m from the Philippines and it’s really very frustrating not being able to watch my favorite artists’ Youtube videos using new Internet Explorer 9 or Mozilla Firefox 4 due to country restrictions imposed by music companies. I cannot watch Sarah Mclachlan’s “I Love You” Mirrorball concert video on Youtube because Sony Music apparently does not allow people from my country to do so. And I respect that.
However, there’s now an easy way to watch all Youtube videos without being blocked. This free Google Chrome extension called ProxyTube. It was developed so you can view restricted videos regardless where you are on the planet – US, UK, Canada, Germany, India, China, Africa, etc. – you can download ProxyTube for Chrome free of charge. We’ve also seen that the developer has made a version for Mozilla Firefox. We just don’t if it functions properly or not.
UPDATE: This Chrome Extension no longer works. That means we all have to respect Youtube’s policies. If they believe country-restriction for a specific song or video should be imposed, so be it. Their intention could be for the greater good, and that is, to curb music and video piracy. – Editor