I am very sorry to disturb you. I am not big on networking at all, but I have really tried to find a solution for this issue. But now I am not so sure if it can even be done anymore.
My issue is about how YouTube now pretty much just regionlocks half of their content in my area so I can't really watch music videos or anything on there anymore. So the only thing I really need is to pass YouTube through a VPN. I decided to do this on my router through a .ovpn file. It seemed rather simple. I do not have a server. I purchased NordVPN and downloaded their udp ovpn file. I then added in a no-pull and a route youtube.com and didn't put it the allow-pull-fqdn since I saw it was implemented in later versions of ovpn by default.
I am having a hard time navigating in OpenVPN resources since there's so much to go through and I can't seem to find a lot of people who try to just redirect one specific website through the VPN without touching the rest of the connection. Mind you, I use an ASUS router with stock firmware so I can't really do anything but upload the ovpn file as is. So my only option is to configure the file and put it on the router and hope it works. I've had some luck with putting the default ovpn on there but even then, after some time, youtube starts blocking my devices again. So I am not sure what else I can really do.
But in general, I never made the ovpn file work with just youtube so I am not sure what I'm actually supposed to put into the file to make the VPN disregard all other traffic and just grab YouTube.
I am sorry - but I am at a loss and I hope someone could look at my ovpn file and tell me if I'm completely off or if NordVPN just doesn't support anything else outside of whats ordinary for them, or if my ASUS router is just too low-tier consumer junk to do anything with the file.
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client dev tun proto udp remote 18.104.22.168 1194 resolv-retry infinite remote-random nobind tun-mtu 1500 tun-mtu-extra 32 mssfix 1450 persist-key persist-tun ping 15 ping-restart 0 ping-timer-rem reneg-sec 0 comp-lzo no remote-cert-tls server auth-user-pass verb 3 route-nopull route youtube.com vpn_gateway fast-io cipher AES-256-CBC auth SHA512 <ca>
Is there something I could try to put in there to see if it helps?
Kind regards and thank you so much in advance,