How do you watch age restricted videos in VLC Media Player?

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How do you watch age restricted videos in VLC Media Player? Jangly Mark2 4/11/12 12:15 PM
I use VLC Media Player to watch all video content as I am hard of hearing and need the 400% volume boost that VLC offers.

Most youtube videos play without any problem, but, anything with an age restriction simply will not play.

VLC returns the following information : main debug: TIMER input launching for 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIfFlMuTdvc&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL22BC77D87DC94415' : 4987.000 ms - Total 4987.000 ms / 1 intvls (Avg 4987.000 ms)

Anyone got any ideas how I can play age restricted stuff with VLC?

Re: How do you watch age restricted videos in VLC Media Player? Klementine 4/11/12 12:52 PM
No because VLC is not supported either technically by YouTube, nor does it comply to the YouTube Terms Of Service on use of the Website Service.  I understand and syphasize with your handicap, but unfortunatly YouTube only supports viewing the videos through a web browser.  And it's probably only a matter of time before YouTube blocks all videos from being streamed to whatever version of VLC you are using.

But to answer the basic question - it's probably because VLC connected to YouTube has no technical way to verify your YouTube account and therefore your age. 
Re: How do you watch age restricted videos in VLC Media Player? Jangly Mark2 4/11/12 2:17 PM
Sigh.  Firstly, the easy bit.
Why on earth would Youtube block VLC from streaming stuff?  One of the features of VLC is that it plays videos from the web as well as from DVD/hard drive.  Not only Youtube, but, Dailymotion, and indeed any other website that has video or audio content.

I actually find it preposterous that it should be against any terms of service.  I would actually seriously question that it even is.  I watch all videos fullscreen, and would if I used Firefox (which is not an option for me due to my hearing impairment).  Wouldn't it be a bit like saying that Youtube would allow people to watch using Firefox, but not Opera?

Ok...now the hard bit.  Is there any way I can boost the volume if I used Firefox itself?  I have the volume in Youtube cranked up to full, I also have all the volume settings in Windows XP cranked up to full.

Ideally, I would still like to use VLC, but, if that really is not possible, I am looking for a workaround.

Re: How do you watch age restricted videos in VLC Media Player? Klementine 4/11/12 3:19 PM


Mine is not to question why. Mine is but to fight and die.
It's not allowed, it's against the rules, it's BuZhun and it's not to be argued.
Re: How do you watch age restricted videos in VLC Media Player? gbcali 4/11/12 3:35 PM
@Jangly Mark2– There are amplified headphones made for the hearing-impaired that can be plugged into the headphone jack on your computer. 

(Btw, using VLC to playback videos at 400% volume is a good way to blow your computer's speakers.)