Sep 10, 2013

How to Configure Tor Browser to Watch Youtube Videos

Tor is an excellent option for maintaining your online anonymity and improving your privacy. For those who are living under oppressive regimes, Tor is a gem as one can not only freely communicate with the outside world (without worrying about repercussions) but also can unblock websites that have been restricted by the authorities.

However, to watch online videos such as those available on Youtube, DailyMotion, etc, you have to perform few tweaks. Here is a step by step guide explaining the procedure by which you can equip your Tor Browser to play Youtube videos and other online videos.

1. First and foremost, go to and download Tor Browser Bundle. Run the downloaded file and you’ll see a folder named “Tor Browser”.

Screenshot: 1
2. Go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash (Windows 7 32-bit or Windows XP) or C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash (Windows 7 64-bit) and copy flashplayer.xpt and NPSWF32.dll. Note that you might have a different version of NPSWF32.dll file (as I have NPSWF32_11_4_402_287.dll).

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3. Open the “Tor Browser” folder, go to Tor Browser\FirefoxPortable\App\Firefox and create a folder “plugins” if it is no already there. Paste the files you have copied in step 2 in this “plugins” folder. Check screenshot 3 below.

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4. Now open Tor browser (check the screenshot 4-a below). Wait for “Vidalia Control Panel” to connect to Tor Network. Tor Browser will open afterwards.

Screenshot: 4-a

Screenshot: 4-b
5. Click on the “Tor Button” (check screenshot 5-a below) and click on “Preferences”. Click on “Security Settings” tab and uncheck “Disable plugins during Tor usage (crucial)”. Click Ok.

Screenshot: 5-a

Screenshot: 5-b

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6. Click on “Allow/Deny Scripts” button (Check screenshot 6-a below) and click on “Options”. Click on “Embeddings” tab and uncheck “Forbid Adobe® Flash®”. Click Ok.

Screenshot: 6-a

Screenshot: 6-b 

Screenshot: 6-c
7. Close Tor Browser. Open it again and go to You are all set to enjoy your favorite videos.

We will also update soon on how you can configure Tor Browser to set your desired country proxy.

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