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Re: [tor-talk] What is required in order to view YouTube HTML5 in TorBrowser?

On 11/3/2016 12:56 AM, maddonkeykong@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
What is required in order to view YouTube HTML5 in TorBrowser?

You don't have to allow all scripts on YT's site. To view in TBB - directly off youtube, you'll have to allow youtube.com, ytimg.com & googlevideo.com. The latter sometimes only appears in NS menu *after* loading the 1st two.

(1) Yes, I know about youtube-dl and it works and is nice but it's a PITA to use when you want to browse quickly from video to video
It's one of the only ways if you don't want to allow any scripts in a browser. The safest way is to d/l a file, then go offline before viewing.

You can try forcing VLC or such thru Tor network by entering Tor's port #. But, depending on the software & its version, there's always a risk of Torrified software leaking data or not strictly using the Tor network. I'm not an expert on using VLC or any other for this. There may be a way to configure it to generally stay inside Tor network, but there's always a chance a "special" file, or some updates in the program could cause problems.

Part depends on what type / level of anonymity you need here. Consider the site operator - possible adversary: *Google*. An independent site - Bob's Crazy Sloth videos.com - if it's legit & hasn't been hacked, may not be much worry. If any non-government entity on the planet has the resources to exploit weaknesses to identify you, it'd be Google.

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