There is a better (and free) way to do this. Set up tor on your linux box
and configure it to only use UK exit nodes. Then install foxyproxy in
firefox and filter everything for bbc.co.uk/iplayer to use tor.
Also make sure in the tor plugin for firefox you enable plugins beforehand
as otherwise flash won't work.
Hope this helps.
On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 1:19 PM, Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net> wrote:
> On Thursday 21 January 2010 12:21:20 jhallam wrote:
>> > >> Is there any way of receiving BBC TV on the computer (Linux of course)
> > >> in Ireland?
>> > did a quick search, and this seems quite cheap.
> > has anyone any experience of them?
> > http://www.strongvpn.com/packages_special.shtml>> That looks reasonably interesting.
> But I'm not entirely clear how it works,
> or if it would be likely to work well.
>> Does this give you an account on a server in the UK
> to which one can link with VPN?
> Is the idea that one would then run iPlayer on this remote machine?
>> What sort of download/upload speeds would one need
> to watch TV with reasonable quality?
>> My experience running Firefox over OpenVPN in a foreign country
> is extremely painful, and certainly would not support TV.
> Timothy Murphy
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