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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1054554 27-May-2014 19:29 Send private message quote this post

If working for some and not others, could it be a load balancing issue or something similar?

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1054557 27-May-2014 19:33 Send private message quote this post

Working here now,

Telecom - VDSL (TiVo Uncapped) on Apple TV.

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Geek
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  Reply # 1054568 27-May-2014 19:41 Send private message quote this post

Netflix still coming through fine (Bigpipe, ADSL, both Chromecast, android + browser + UnoTelly).
Interestingly enough BBC iplayer has stopped working on Chromecast with following settings (still works on android/browser) - so I suspect the iplayer chromecast urls have also been impacted (iplayer was working last night with these settings).
I'll run some dns traces tonight once kids are in bed, coz I can live without Netflix but not without my iplayer fix ;-)

        forwarding {
            cache-size 150
            listen-on eth1
            listen-on eth0
            listen-on vtun0
            options server=/netflix.com/103.6.212.24
            options server=/bbc.co.uk/103.6.212.24
            options server=/cp143012-i.akamaihd.net/103.6.212.24
            options server=/cp96472.live.edgefcs.net/103.6.212.24
            options server=/itv.com/103.6.212.24
            options server=/channel4.com/103.6.212.24
            system
        }


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Geek
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  Reply # 1054585 27-May-2014 20:02 Send private message quote this post

Still not working here for US/Canada Netflix.

ISP
Telecom ADSL (unlimited cap)

DNS
Unblock-Us

Router
Netgear DGND 4000

Devices
Mac OS X 10.9.3 / Safari 7.0.3 / Silverlight 5.1.30317.0
iPad "4" with latest Netflix app

Have not tested Apple TV yet - wife says I'll need to wait until she goes to bed frown

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Geek


  Reply # 1054596 27-May-2014 20:22 Send private message quote this post

So I tried logging in again. Still no luck getting Netflix US service to work during Vodafone unlimited broadband and unblock-us. Switched my country to UK on unblock-us and Netflix works fine. It's a little frustrating..

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1054602 27-May-2014 20:32 Send private message quote this post

Hi,
Anyone had any luck with this yet?
I seem to be getting the same problem, I can browse Netflix fine but when I got to play something at about 50% it gives me the error 8012...
I use Firefox with media hint
My account is US and has my US credit card (I live in the US 1/2 the year)
Any help would be great!

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1054603 27-May-2014 20:32 Send private message quote this post

Hi,
Anyone had any luck with this yet?
I seem to be getting the same problem, I can browse Netflix fine but when I got to play something at about 50% it gives me the error 8012...
I use Firefox with media hint
My account is US and has my US credit card (I live in the US 1/2 the year)
Any help would be great!

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1054611 27-May-2014 20:40 Send private message quote this post

I just signed up to Netflix and Unblock-Us last night, unaware of this issue, funny that.

As of tonight:
-Netflix works fine with Unblock-Us set to UK region.
-Netflix has worked a few times with Unblock-Us set to the US, but now is no longer playing anything more than the first 20secs of a clip.

This is on my MacBook Pro running Mavericks.

Haven't tested the Netflix app on my iPhone 5s or Apple TV 2 with it set to US, but they also work fine on UK region.

Also, on a side note, I really loathe silverlight. It's slow and forces my MBP to switch from Integrated to Dedicated graphics, which kills my battery life. I really think Netflix should switch to HTML5, but again, unrelated to this issue :P

EDIT: Forgot to mention, this is on Vodafone ADSL2 150GB plan. 5Mbps down 0.9Mbps up.

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1054616 27-May-2014 20:54 Send private message quote this post

I tried again using unotelly dns settings Primary dns NZ, secondary dns Aus.
Same fault with iPad and USA Netflix, spinning wheel and movies won't load.

I setup a trial account over at https://getflix.com.au/setup/overview
Set the region for USA Netflix and bingo all content now loads and plays on iPad.

My setup
ISP - Slingshot ADSL
I've left the global mode setting from within slingshot as default.

Hope this helps someone else.


381 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 35


  Reply # 1054625 27-May-2014 21:11 Send private message quote this post

Are they adjusting akamai stuff? because tonight on BigPipe/Unotelly I cant load facebook correctly, the following doesnt work:

https://fbstatic-a.akamaihd.net/rsrc.php/v2/ye/r/yAum3lC5wis.css


Unotelly:
ping fbstatic-a.akamaihd.net

Pinging a1168.dsw4.akamai.net [119.161.91.139] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 119.161.91.139:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

BigPipe DNS:
ping fbstatic-a.akamaihd.net

Pinging a1168.dsw4.akamai.net [208.31.254.43] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 208.31.254.43: bytes=32 time=193ms TTL=54
Reply from 208.31.254.43: bytes=32 time=186ms TTL=54
Reply from 208.31.254.43: bytes=32 time=191ms TTL=54
Reply from 208.31.254.43: bytes=32 time=186ms TTL=54

Ping statistics for 208.31.254.43:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 186ms, Maximum = 193ms, Average = 189ms

EDIT:
Testing shows this is only happening on the auckland dns server


264 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  Reply # 1054638 27-May-2014 21:48 Send private message quote this post

unotelly48: I tried again using unotelly dns settings Primary dns NZ, secondary dns Aus.
Same fault with iPad and USA Netflix, spinning wheel and movies won't load.

I setup a trial account over at https://getflix.com.au/setup/overview
Set the region for USA Netflix and bingo all content now loads and plays on iPad.

My setup
ISP - Slingshot ADSL
I've left the global mode setting from within slingshot as default.

Hope this helps someone else.

  I'm on Telecom VDSL2 unlimited, and it wasn't working beforehand, and I can confirm that the getflix method appears to work, seems to have eliminated the problem.   EDIT:While this seems to have gotten rid of the error, it makes some the videos unplayable, after like 20 seconds, and some videos show the same old error.

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Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 28


  Reply # 1054639 27-May-2014 21:52 Send private message quote this post

So I decided to try Unotelly again, put the DNS IP's in but the Unotelly site says that my DNS isn't setup correctly (even waiting 5 odd minutes). So thought I'd try Netflix USA and wow, no buffering, and movies/TV seem to be back to normal.

Is this the light at the end of the tunnel? :-)

823 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 28


  Reply # 1054640 27-May-2014 21:53 Send private message quote this post

All the thumb nails are also loading straight away, and the loading of movies/tv looks a little different too.

395 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 34


  Reply # 1054641 27-May-2014 21:58 Send private message quote this post

JoshWright: ...Also, on a side note, I really loathe silverlight. It's slow and forces my MBP to switch from Integrated to Dedicated graphics, which kills my battery life. I really think Netflix should switch to HTML5, but again, unrelated to this issue :P.


Under Netflix "profile settings > your account > playback settings" you can select "Prefer HTML5 player instead of sliverlight".

Whether or what effect this would have in your case, I don't know, but I have mine set to HTML5.

823 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 28


  Reply # 1054643 27-May-2014 22:01 Send private message quote this post

sultanoswing:
Under Netflix "profile settings > your account > playback settings" you can select "Prefer HTML5 player instead of sliverlight".

Whether or what effect this would have in your case, I don't know, but I have mine set to HTML5.


I've tried that but it still wants Silverlight. :-( Would be great if they ditch it.
 

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