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31-05-2010, 21:49   #1
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BBc iPlayer/ToR/proxy settings/hosts file

I just managed to get BBc iPlayer to work here, with ToR & FireFox. But I'm wondering: I have some ad servers blocked in my hosts file; will this be ignored when using a proxy server ? I use several browsers anyway, and the FF set up for proxy use will prob only be used for streaming iPlayer video, so it's a little academic, but I was just browsing the 4oD/FilmFour sites with it, and it's slow enough going through tor, without having to load a load of ad content too.
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31-05-2010, 22:15   #2
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I've had no sucess with iplayer, always got a German or French proxy but not UK. Even after it saying it was a UK proxy. How did you set it up anyway, tutorial?
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Mostly from this guide. I already had a version of FF, it (tor) installed its own, had trouble getting to install latest Flash. Put latest Flash onto other FF, copied proxy settings manually, and it works on BBc. Still trying with 40D though !
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01-06-2010, 17:48   #4
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Here's a list of some UK based exit nodes I found to work OK with iPlayer:

gigatux,Alice,GZero,anonion,gadg3ts,JimmyGulpRelay,nut,philtannerminerva,RoxSoft

I also found the Opera browser is very convenient for toggling proxy use (F12,R)

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I found an easy workaround to get Flash to work in FF portable:
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19-06-2010, 23:24   #6
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but I was just browsing the 4oD/FilmFour sites with it, and it's slow enough going through tor, without having to load a load of ad content too.
You can access 4oD in Ireland without a proxy.
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19-06-2010, 23:59   #7
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I use Tor with Google Chrome and find it much less annoying than Firefox.

This is the guide I used :

1. Launch Privoxy (Part of Vidalia bundle)

2. Go to settings in Chrome
->Options
->Change Proxy Settings
->LAN settings

Unclick "automatically detect settings"

Click "Proxy settings"

In the address box type : 127.0.0.1 *
In the port box type : 8118 *

* you only need to fill these in the first time

3. Launch Vidalia

Go to the website you want to work.

It should work and take less time to launch what you want to watch than when using Firefox. Also you can turn off the proxy once your program launches and you can browse in another window without it being slowed to a crawl.
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You can access 4oD in Ireland without a proxy.
Used to be able to access it without a proxy and I think you still can , although I know for a while they initiated GeoIP restrictions for Ireland. I'm in the UK so don't know tbh.

Over here 4OD is available on YouTube under the 'TV Shows' tab...can you get that in Ireland?
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Used to be able to access it without a proxy and I think you still can , although I know for a while they initiated GeoIP restrictions for Ireland. I'm in the UK so don't know tbh.

Over here 4OD is available on YouTube under the 'TV Shows' tab...can you get that in Ireland?
You can get 4OD in Ireland without a proxy now.
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I use Tor with Google Chrome and find it much less annoying than Firefox.

This is the guide I used :

1. Launch Privoxy (Part of Vidalia bundle)

2. Go to settings in Chrome
->Options
->Change Proxy Settings
->LAN settings

Unclick "automatically detect settings"

Click "Proxy settings"

In the address box type : 127.0.0.1 *
In the port box type : 8118 *

* you only need to fill these in the first time

3. Launch Vidalia

Go to the website you want to work.

It should work and take less time to launch what you want to watch than when using Firefox. Also you can turn off the proxy once your program launches and you can browse in another window without it being slowed to a crawl.
I can't get this work at all
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This is taken from another thread.

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Looked at various ways of doing this, best free way I've found for getting iplayer to work:

Step 1: Download and install the latest stable release of Tor using the default options. Run setup and make sure you're connected to the network. Green onion will appear in system tray if it is working ok.

Step 2: Download and install mgeni, it's a browser that uses the Tor network to allow you to choose what country you want to route through.

Little bit slow loading webpages (maybe turn off image loading) but video feed is perfect (I've only got a 7mb connection). Much easier than messing with foxy proxy or whatever else.

*Doesn't work for hulu unfortunately
Works fine.
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This is taken from another thread.

Works fine.
Thanks for sharing. That worked for me too.
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Finally got it working as well. Using mgenie and Tor with the exit nodes above.

TYVM!!
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Anyone having trouble with Channel4's 4oD ? Using the Firefox/ToR setup that works with iPlayer perfectly, 4oD tells me "The service is not currently available in your area"

Any ideas ?
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Anyone having trouble with Channel4's 4oD ? Using the Firefox/ToR setup that works with iPlayer perfectly, 4oD tells me "The service is not currently available in your area"

Any ideas ?
Are you in Ireland ?

4OD is now fully available to the Republic of Ireland so you don't need to use a proxy at all.
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