Why are embedded YouTube videos saying they are "restricted from playback?"
What country are you in? This is most likely an IP issue. If you use TOR or some other IP anonymizing service, the videos will show up. Your videos are showing for me.
So what is happening is that YouTube is seeing where you are, and it is disabling playback for people in your country. They are doing this more and more, and it’s VERY irritating.
I’m in Canada…. like it’s a stone throw from USA, which I assume is where the majority of VEVO vids are allowed to be played…
I generally go to the official video posted by the artist and in YouTube, go to the “Share” tab, click “Embed”, choose the window size I like, and copy and paste that shortcut hmtl coding stuff and then the video window pops up in my blog post.
Like, all these videos worked, and I triple check their functionality after posting, and monitor every so often… I’m just wondering if they made new rules…
Like you said, maybe country jurisdiction is one of the new rules…
But then why would I be able to see the videos on YouTube itself, if it knows I’m in Canada, and my profile is set up Canadian?
Cuz I can see the videos on YouTube, but as soon as I try playing it via my WordPress post, it’s denied…
Have you tried it using a different connection? Maybe your workplace restricts YouTube playback or something.
In order to help you more, I will need a link to a post where the video is not playing for you. I am in Canada and couldn’t find a video on your blog that wasn’t working.
I can view the videos on my site via the WordPress App… But when I use a computer, the computer that I’ve made all these posts from actually, it denies it. I haven’t changed any computer settings…
This page doesn’t work:
I don’t know how to show you a screenshot lol, I have the picture, just there’s no phot upload option here
Hmm, I’ll have to check my videos on another computer and see what’s up.
I’ve asked a couple friends to check it out, too, and see what they get.
I’m off to bed though, so I’ll have to continue this tomorrow.
Thank you so much raincoaster for your help, though! In a sense it is good to know it might be singled out as a problem with the computer itself, but bad because I don’t know where to start to fix it haha!
Video works fine from Victoria BC. Perhaps contact your ISP?
I think I may have found the issue by process of elimination, lol.
What browser are you using to view the site?
My brother tested it within our same wifi network and it worked fine… but upon further inspection, he was using Firefox and it worked great. When he tried it on Internet Explorer, it failed.
I only use Internet Explorer (call me old fashioned) on my laptop, and it maybe that’s why it’s failing.
It would also explain why my Safari on my iphone can see it….
So I think it’s Internet Explorer that’s the block….. I don’t understand why though it would, when everything worked two months ago.
Thanks for your help, from a confused dude in Ontario lol
Maybe you just need to update your IE?
Thanks again for your input, been helpful! :D
I have windows 7 and most recent IE and Flash….
I’ve opted to get firefox and that’ll fix the issue. IE has been slacking anyway.
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