Thursday, January 05, 2012
ProxTube: Don't let GEMA get you down
y yearly music post is underway, and it might involve a few YouTube videos. Over the last couple of years, YouTube has become a minefield of sneery, finger-wagging "YOUUUU can't watch this video" moments for anyone living in Germany. Very frustrating, but I finally found a way to get around it without connecting to a VPN or browsing entirely via an IP-hiding website. There's a free Firefox add-on called ProxTube which automatically uses a proxy only long enough to let you access a video. It's definitely made my usual internet browsing a bit more pleasant and I recommend it for those of you who use Firefox!