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Topic # 16411 8-Oct-2007 21:34
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I've been tinkering with my HTPC trying to get the DVD drive working (still no luck) and in the process my tv tuner has decided to be a <profanity removed> as well. So it has not recorded any of the wifes beloved shows recently. However, ABC.com offers the full episodes on their website, but only if you are in america.
Is there any relatively non-dodgy way of making theur site think I'm in the states, or is it too complicated/dodgy? I assume it picks up off your ISP your location?

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  Reply # 90188 8-Oct-2007 21:42
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If the show is reasonably popular you might find it on a bittorrents site. That is probably the easiest way, legality questionable and all that. There are other ways but I won't describe them in a forum




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  Reply # 90198 8-Oct-2007 23:20
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Proxy? Be a tad slow tho.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 90246 9-Oct-2007 13:03
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Hi

I came across this article awhile back, on one of my Daily Rss Feeds

http://www.ghacks.net/2006/05/01/howto-watch-abc-tv-streams-outside-the-usa/

its basically what Fossie mentions Using a proxy,

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  Reply # 90262 9-Oct-2007 14:33
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That's a bit slow. There are better ways :-)




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  Reply # 90278 9-Oct-2007 16:27
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Whats less legal? BT of faking your location???

I'd say proxy is the only way to get around it because when you hit the abc site your coming from an NZ public IP address, no 2 ways about it. And I very much doubt you'll find an open proxy with enough bandwidth to be useful.

BT is much easier!

It's not possible to be anonymous on the Internet with enough bandwidth to be useful.




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  Reply # 90282 9-Oct-2007 17:01
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I recall last year that there was a show called Vanished(?) that got cancelled earlier and the network showed the final episodes via Internet streaming. Of course the usual IP address check was in play so it was hard (but not impossible) to view them online. Luckily somebody managed to capture the shows and seed them over BT which was an easier way to watch.

But it was feasible to watch online without using a proxy server (trick using a proxy server is to find an anonymous one that is in the US address space) and utilise full speed of your home Internet connection. BT was just easier but in the case of the OP, perhaps those shows are not being captured?




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  Reply # 90291 9-Oct-2007 17:26

I reccomend bit-torrent or emule for that type of thing, I watch the WRC, D1GP and some other motorsport thanks to emule because Sky's motorsport lineup is good but not great.




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