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Top 10 Solutions to YouTube Video Is Not Available in 2019

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YouTube video is not available in your country? Here are the top 10 solutions you can try when you keep getting this video is not available on YouTube message.

Solution 1. Check the Network
Video is not available at the moment message can appear if your network is poor. You can visit another website to see if it loads. If not, you should look at your connection settings or reset the router. Or, you can ask the professionals for help.

If the network performs very well in your testing but you still get the uploaded YouTube video not available issue, you need to consider other reasons.

Solution 2. Restart YouTube, Browser, and Device
Temporary glitches with YouTube can cause the video is not available error message to appear. Refreshing the page can help you fix this problem.

If this method doesn’t work, please try restarting your YouTube, browser, and devices. Sometimes, there might be glitches with your browser, and restarting browse can solve this issue. After that, open YouTube again and check if this problem has been solved. If not, keep reading to try other solutions.

Solution 3. Use a VPN
If you receive the error message “this video is not available in your country” when playing a YouTube video, you should consider the country and platform restrictions.

Depending on the original owner or local law, you cannot watch some YouTube videos in a certain country and platform. Fortunately, it is possible to play videos by using a proxy or a VPN (Virtual Private Network).

VPN can hide your IP address and assign you a new one, usually from a different country. You are able to access a website from a different state because all your traffic will be routed through the VPN server in a different country.

Besides, VPN hides your online activity from your ISP and malicious users. It can protect your privacy online.

See, using a VPN is a good solution to fix the YouTube video not available in your country issue.

Solution 4. Enable Flash and JavaScript
YouTube will say this video is not available when watching YouTube video if you have Flash and JavaScript disabled.

Try the following steps to solve this issue.

Go into your browser settings and enable it.
Visit the Adobe Flash website and upgrade to the latest version.
Watch the YouTube video again.
Solution 5. Disable Hardware Acceleration
According to users, sometimes if you get the uploaded YouTube video not available issue, it's probably a problem with hardware acceleration for your browser.

Hardware acceleration feature will utilize computer GPU to render videos. Although this feature is useful, it might cause various problems.

It is recommended to disable this feature entirely to fix issues. Let's take Google Chrome as an example.

Open Google, and click the Menu icon (three vertical dots) in the top right corner of the browser.
Select Settings.
Scroll to the bottom and click on Advanced.
Now navigate to the System
Uncheck the Use hardware acceleration when available option and restart Google Chrome.

Solution 6. Clear Cache and Cookies
Sometimes, if your cache is corrupted, you might find this video is not available on YouTube. To fix this issue, you need to clear cache and cookies for your browser.

The steps are:

Let's take Chrome as an example.

Step 1. Select the Menu icon (three vertical dots) in the top right corner of the browser.

Step 2. Click on Settings.

Step 3. Click on Advanced.

Step 4. Click on Clear browsing data.

Step 5. Set Time range to All time.

Step 6. Check the following 3 options.

Browsing history.
Cookies and other site data.
Cached images and files.
Step 7. Tape the Clear data button.

Solution 7. Change the Video Quality
You may notice that the quality of the videos changes from your viewing experience. If there is an issue with your hardware or if your network speed isn’t enough for Full HD video, you may get this error message “this video is not available” when playing YouTube video.

Follow these steps to fix this issue.

Open YouTube and play the video which says this video is not available.
Now click the Settings icon in the bottom right corner of the video and choose Quality. Then, you can see all resolutions that YouTube supports.
If you see the resolutions set as high (720p or 1080p), change it to a lower resolution (240p or 360p).

Solution 8. Check Chrome Extensions
Many users install various extensions to enhance the functionality of their browser. Some extensions can be very useful, but some can lead to certain problems such as video is not available at the moment error. Try disabling all extensions to fix this issue.

The steps are:

Click the Menu icon (three vertical dots), choose More tools and click on Extensions.
List of installed extensions will appear.
To disable an extension, click the little switch next to its name. (Please do this one by one to find the target extension which will cause problems while playing video.)
Play the YouTube video again to see if this problem has been solved.

Solution 9. Check the Internet Speed
According to YouTube, if you want to watch YouTube video normally, make sure the download speed of your internet or cellular connection at least meets the requirements of 500+ Kbps (kilobits per second). If you want to play high-resolution videos, the download speed at least meets the requirements of 7 Mbps (megabits per second).

Search on Google, and then you will find a good tool to check the download speed. You have to improve the speed if the download speed is lower than 500+ Kbps.

Solution 10. Reinstall the Browser
If the browser installing is corrupted, you may get the YouTube video is not available error message. Reinstalling browser can help you fix this issue.

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