RE: This video is restricted from playing in your location
@esebm said in This video is restricted from playing in your location:
Let me try to understand it ...: Using the Opera VPN one would assume that the exit server with the final IP is an Opera-owned one here in the Americas. I would understand if I'd see the occasional ad in one of the, I believe, 4 languages of our hemisphere. But it makes no sense to me that I have seen only Russian and Norwegian language ads.
If the 'Americas' exit server's IP look-up listing being used by the website/ad-clients is not accurate, complete, or specific, a website or its ad clients might then have to guess at where the IP's server is located - and one of the ways of guessing is to attribute the location to the IP-listed address of the server's owner/operator. If, for example, that operator information referred to Opera in Norway, then languages common to the Scandinavian/Northwestern Russian region might be inferred as common regional languages for the IP being used by the exit server.
Another possibility might be that, for some reason, the 'Americas' exit server is not actually being employed for your proxy/VPN connection, but instead an Opera regional Scandinavian exit server is being employed for some reason, then a similar site/ad-client regional response could occur.
At this distance, there remains genuine conjecture regarding the exact cause for what you're seeing. Manually pulling up server IP listing information can in many cases illustrate incomplete listed information, confusing information (sometimes the IPs are listed simply as entire IP blocks or under the name of contracted organizations headquartered in unrelated locales), or information that varies for a given IP between different IP look-up listing organizations. For example, the IP typically assigned to my system by my ISP usually shows up as located at 4 or 5 different locations within a 200-mile radius of my actual location, depending on which IP listing I manually pull down or as my geo-location as determined by a particular website I'm visiting (which has to be via IP lookup, since I forcibly suppress all on-board computer/internal geo-location software and data transfer from my systems).