...Currently, the playback feature of Google Video isn't available in your country. We hope to make this feature available more widely in the future, and we really appreciate your patience."
Why? I can understand that some Hollywood studios want to control the countries where their videos are distributed (although I find it rather stupid as people go to BitTorrent to grab the movies instead), but what's the point of restricting access to Google's Tech Talks?
Update: Thomas has a cool hint to view the videos by using Google itself as a proxy ;-)
Update (14 feb '06): Ovidiu says the videos are now available in France and Germany. Thanks a lot! Need now to dedicate some my copious free time to watch these interesting talks. Oh, why do days only have 24 hours?