Google Sensoring U.S. now????

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  1. fh2level macrumors regular

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    I was trying to view a video on Google Video and this is message I got "This video is not playable in your country." Link
     
  2. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Works just fine down here. :D Nobody could give a damn.
     
  3. eva01 macrumors 601

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  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Damn it. Now I need to pay an Australian ISP just so I can see that stuff.

    And, yeah, nice to see it's censored here. Gotta love America!
     
  5. neocell macrumors 65816

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    I got error a couple of times when I was trying to watch all the SuperBowl commercials at once (from Katie's post). I just clicked on the commercial link again and it played no problem. Just a twitchy bug. Giv'r another go

    BTW the above link worked for me
     
  6. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I'm getting the same results as the OP.
     

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  7. ibook30 macrumors 6502a

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    Me three- the content of the video relates to a military operation in Iraq, perhaps the gov believes we should not see this?
     
  8. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I'm voting on the government censoring this, not Google.
     
  9. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    It seems that user has 2 videos posted, both from Iraq, and neither of them will play... very interesting..
     
  10. fh2level thread starter macrumors regular

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    ya I didn't mean Google was sensoring because I know they are against it they didn't have a China site for a while because China sensors their internet. I was Shocked to see that we were being sensored to...if that is infact what this is. I don't even think it is a bad video...obviously I havn't seen it but it just seems from the thumbnails to be an explosion lol.
     
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  12. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Tried loading it on my phone (AT&T->Cingular)... same result. Thought for a sec it might be Safari or something else in the header, but... no.
     
  13. Lau Guest

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    Works here in the UK. It's strange, because it's just two explosions, and you couldn't tell where they were from the video or anything.
     
  14. fh2level thread starter macrumors regular

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    I haven't loaded a video to google video yet but can you as the person submitting have prefrences where you want it allowed to be viewed?
     
  15. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Boolya!

    Use this text, save as "video.html" or whatever, and watch:

    Code:
    <html>
    <body>
    <embed style="width:400px; height:326px;" id="VideoPlayback" align="middle" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" 
      src="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?videoUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fvp.video.google.com%2Fvideodownload%3Fversion%3D0%26secureurl%3DjQAAAMDSmb-1OPP1CLa9f1-bcs2gTReMsrZC5QdmyK80GtWR9VRhk7Mp2NiKqAoXX9fhyQyBAJtcVouzzJKVDSMplCvYCjWiYwFxCJhZRO4ygtj0RWPp4kHx5KfGFaDulDwSvsgrCW6z0aohBiBUzlVzXWdTzJvkvyXk2MSYy22UPTRWZcnj50Dt-GNenXsHeecfBg%26sigh%3D-7VuAAUoVcPRWSn4Gs12hq7sqrM%26begin%3D0%26len%3D70859%26docid%3D4258374615945369026&thumbnailUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2FThumbnailServer%3Fcontentid%3Ddbf67acb0c8d91de%26second%3D5%26itag%3Dw320%26urlcreated%3D1140537532%26sigh%3D1kYkBht-DESH5iMEnCqIN1g_1kY&playerId=4258374615945369026&playerMode=embedded" 
      allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" quality="best" bgcolor="#ffffff" scale="noScale" wmode="window" salign="TL" >
    </embed>
    </body>
    </html>
    I just used the "Put on Site" code they have linked on the page... so all you need to do is click on the "Put on Site" link, and paste the displayed code between "<html><body>" and "</body></html>" then save it as anything.html and double click to view.

    Click to watch:
    [​IMG]
     
  16. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    fh2level: any chance of changing "Sensoring" to "Censoring" in the title?
     
  17. jsw Moderator emeritus

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  18. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    When uploading to Google Video the submitter has an option to block his/her video from being viewed in a particular country.




    irmongoose
     
  19. ibook30 macrumors 6502a

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    Good to know! So the submitter is blocking us from seeing the video.

    How about submitting a conceptual video, that can not be viewed by any country- just there for people to enjoy the concept of watching a video...:D
     
  20. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Obviously, that blocking isn't bulletproof.
     
  21. fh2level thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good call on the misspelling on the title, Sorry It was getting early :eek:
     
  22. Apple Hobo macrumors 6502a

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    You can also fool Google with a good foreign proxy. :D
     

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