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Postby ukdesigner » Wed, 15 Oct 2008 5:28 pm

I'm on a bit of a roll regarding questions today....

I am trying to access the BBC iplayer site and naturally now being non-resident in the UK, although I do pay and have paid for a tv licence I am not allowed to access this service.

So..... I was reading up that I might be able to do this if I set up a web proxy service using my uk domain.

Any knowledgeable people out there who may have an idea if this is possible?
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Postby sierra2469alpha » Wed, 15 Oct 2008 5:30 pm

UKD - yep just hop onto a proxy server - TOR for example, or just google free proxy server...HTH, P

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Postby ukdesigner » Wed, 15 Oct 2008 5:38 pm

thanks sierra.

Do I need to input some code onto my website, say in the CGI folder or the php folder?

I have no clue how to do this but am willing to read up and learn about it.

I'm just getting frustrated with the typical BBC stuff that I saw 2 years ago back in the UK that they constantly repeat and repeat and repeat and........ etc etc
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Postby sierra2469alpha » Wed, 15 Oct 2008 5:49 pm

UKD - nah - you just need to add a proxy server to your browser to make you look like you come from the UK>

I think I could access it from SIN, but maybe they changed it - I've had Java/FF3 issues recently as given I get BBC on StarHub I didn't really look into it. PM me if you want to do some testing etc.

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Postby ukdesigner » Wed, 15 Oct 2008 5:51 pm

thanks sierra.

I'll go and do some hunting now :D
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Postby durain » Wed, 15 Oct 2008 7:47 pm

free UK proxy servers are OK but not reliable. (www.xroxy.com)

to get a reliable proxy server, the best is to get someone in the UK with a broadband connection to "host" it for you. only problem is, need a PC to be on 24/7. or you could run it on a laptop. dont have to be a top spec. can be some old laptop - PII, celeron, windows 2000, etc.

in UK -
the info you need is the WAN IP from the ISP, configure the router for port forwarding to the PC/laptop and run a proxy software on the PC/laptop. ccproxy is an easy one.

in singapore -
point your proxy settings in IE/firefox to the WAN IP from the UK ISP. iPlayer, 4oD, ITV catchup and five will all work.

not sure about TOR as that is for hiding your IP. for iPlayer to work, it need to "see" the IP range coming out from the UK.

ok, back to eastender. pat butcher is here! :D

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Postby sierra2469alpha » Wed, 15 Oct 2008 8:45 pm

Yerp - Durain as usual gives better posts than me...all good ideas!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 16 Oct 2008 10:42 pm

What I like is that he reverts to type when he starts talking about PCs. None of the Singlish garbage (although must admit - he's a good student of dumbing down his speech so the locals can understand him. (not talking about WIMH as her English is better'n most on here.) :P :D

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Postby eyeFone » Thu, 15 Jan 2009 10:45 am

I'm looking at different ways to connect to iplayer, and came across these guys;

http://www.consult-here.com/bbc.html

is there anyone here who has used this service? I've previously downloaded stuff from iplayer using VPN, but it would be nice to watch 'live' TV

If anyone knows of any other methods please let me know! (solutions which I can use without relying on anyone/anything in the UK i.e. slingbox)

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Postby durain » Thu, 15 Jan 2009 6:33 pm

didnt those joker once tried to advertised here before? i guessed if you want to pay US$10/month a pop to watch streaming, then that's the only way.

for me, the streaming is a bit pain sometimes on bbc iPlayer because of latency but better on C4 and C5. i mostly do a download for the bbc stuff.

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Postby eyeFone » Fri, 16 Jan 2009 9:08 am

Thanks, I didn't realise it was $10 a month! I thought it was a one off payment.... how naive of me.

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Postby durain » Fri, 16 Jan 2009 9:29 am

oops... my mistake. it's US$9.95 one off payment for information on how to watch bbc iPlayer outside the UK!

you part with your money and then come back to share the information with us. :P :)

(i dont need it as i got my own proxy)

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Postby eyeFone » Fri, 16 Jan 2009 10:35 am

hmm yes, i'm a bit dubious as I'm not the most technical person around. Worried I'll pay my ten bucks and then get load of info on setting up proxies and vpns etc etc.

Was hoping someone else has feedback on them but doesn't look like it.

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Postby alwaysinamuddle » Tue, 17 Feb 2009 3:02 am

Don't know if urls are allowed on here, but I use a VPN service together with a software program called Zattoo. The VPN service is rather pricey - about US$130 for a year - but they also do 'bundles', so you can get VPN accounts in 2 different countries for about $140.

Zattoo's hard to describe - it's like a pan-European iPlayer, but only for live TV and you can only receive 'local' channels. So if you connect through the UK VPN, you get the Beeb channels (News24, BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, BBC4) ITV, Five, etc. And it's free (and legal, I think).

There's another program called Livestation, but I think they only carry BBC World, although you can add other channels manually.

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Postby muddyleopard » Sat, 15 Oct 2011 5:27 pm

sounds expensive ... uktvaccess is about 4 pounds a month.


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