We're sorry, but the clip you selected isn't available from your location.

Discussion in 'Computer and Technology Discussion' started by Assassin, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Assassin

    Assassin Addict

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    The Netherlands
  2. Nimrod

    Nimrod Exotic Vendor

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    1,991
    Likes Received:
    530
    Location:
    London, United Kingdom
    One way to get round it would be to use a proxy.
    Just do a bit of googling and find an open proxy in the USA and set your internet browser to use it.
     
  3. Rustwick

    Rustwick Resident

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2007
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    5
    I hate that block and I don't understand why it's there, does anyone have any information about it?

    Assassin: If you look through the other videos on the list you can usually find another version of it hosted by someone without the block on.
     
  4. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    11,871
    Likes Received:
    3,597
    Location:
    Yorkshire, England
    Blocking other countries from watching TV content online is usually to do copyright or broadcasting restrictions, I have often found this annoying when trying to view some trailers for Lost and Prison Break on TV.com. The BBC block anyone from using the BBC Iplayer who does not connect to it from a UK based IP address... I don’t agree with it either... anyone who wants to get around the block could so it’s just annoying if anything.

    As bad as it sounds it would actually be easier to download a torrent of what your wanting to watch most of the time.

    The only way to get around this is to use a proxy as Nimrod previously posted, have you had any luck finding one? If not I might be able to help you out.
     
  5. Assassin

    Assassin Addict

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    If you have a proxy I could use that would be great. It sucks though, that you have to go through all that trouble just to watch a video.
     
  6. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    11,871
    Likes Received:
    3,597
    Location:
    Yorkshire, England
    I’ve got a server in Canada, I was going to set an account up so your could use it as a proxy. I’ve just tested it on that website and it doesn’t appear to allow Canadian IP addresses either, sorry about that I’ve used it in the past with other US websites and its worked fine. If i come across any proxy’s in the USA that will go faster than 1 or 2 KB a second ill let you know.
     
  7. Trebor

    Trebor Dolphin Fan

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    1,221
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    And they still don't understand why some people download TV shows! [Rant] Yes Mr TV show exec/producer and marketer etc etc, I don't mind waiting up to 6 months for a TV show to air in my country, edited and with commercials. Nothing would please me more than to look up my favourite shows on the internet and have them ruined with spoliers all because it somehow took you a long time to hop it across an expanse of water![/Rant]
     
  8. dewdoer

    dewdoer Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2008
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    way out there
    yeah i know it sucks but it is going to get worse
    some stations block recording of their tv shows
    i use bt it saves alot of trouble and time
    what s ya gonna do m8
     
  9. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    11,871
    Likes Received:
    3,597
    Location:
    Yorkshire, England
    Where are you from? I’ve never heard of TV stations blocking people recording stuff.

    If your using a computer to record tv as far as I’m aware if you can view the show you can record it.
     
  10. Kitarii

    Kitarii Resident

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Surrey, UK
    I'm not even sure that's possible...
     
  11. xzKinGzxBuRnzx

    xzKinGzxBuRnzx The Feature Man

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,875
    Likes Received:
    1,244
    Location:
    Space
    I've also never heard of that. As here you can even record those PPV channels. Including Adult ones. ;)
     
  12. BSmith

    BSmith Elite Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2007
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    1
    I think it is possible, just very very difficult. Don't sky do something like that?

    As to accessing these sites, just use a university proxy, they're high speed and reliable.
     
  13. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    11,871
    Likes Received:
    3,597
    Location:
    Yorkshire, England
    I think it would be pretty easy for a company like Sky to block customers who have the Sky+ and Sky HD box’s from recording stuff, just include some information with the program guide that tells the box to not allow people to record it. You could easy get around it by plugging the skybox in to another device that can record. I can’t see why they would do this though, it kind of defeats the point of been able to what programs anytime you want... but who knows.

    It’s not like the program won’t be on the internet to download anyway.
     
  14. wagner

    wagner Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2008
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's so cool that the internet is still a bit like the wild west in the sense that things like proxy's are available so that we can keep the man off our backs!<:o)
     
  15. Icharus_Falling

    Icharus_Falling Resident

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Tennessee (OMFG its horrible)
    there are plenty of sites that host TV shows. i never watch them at the actual station website (like NBC.com) because they add commercial breaks.

    ill find some links tonight that have pretty much every TV show known to man available to watch. i used to use a site that was based in the UK, but it went down a while ago.

    do you have netflix? you can watch all seasons of the office in very good quality from netflix.com.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2009

Share This Page