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I can not open Youtube. Because of government restriction. So when I open minitube, I can not search or watch any video. I used tor and tsocks to open minitube, then I can search by minitube; But whenever I click on any video, It does not show it! How can I find and resolve the problem?

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Minitube has a bug which leads to no video output. A workaround is to install phonon-backend-vlc and to remove phonon-backend-gstreamer. Several user have reported to get the video output working.

However the deeper reason is a bug in gstreamer. It seems this was resolved. So the bug fix should slowly moving into Ubuntu.

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Now, tor has been block too here! – Mohammad Etemaddar Apr 29 '13 at 14:16
You can switch to Tor Bridges or try to use obfs proxy with Tor. – qbi Apr 29 '13 at 15:19
Right; sudo apt-get install tor obfsproxy proxychains => set tor for using obfs by editing /etc/tor/torrc (search for more info), you can find obfs2 proxies here: and obfs3 here: => then, Alt+F2 => 1.torify minitube or 2. proxychains minitube; You can also use firefox instead of minitube: firefox + foxyproxy + tor; If you use minitube as a downloading tool, you can replace it with youtube-dl – mini Jun 26 '13 at 19:37

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