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Old Oct 18th 2009, 4:47 pm
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Never actually bothered to look until todays GP, but for those who are appropriately VPN'd, the beeb now simulcast their channels live - the final nail in the coffin of e-vision as far as i am concerned.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone/watchlive/
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Originally Posted by Cry haddock View Post
Never actually bothered to look until todays GP, but for those who are appropriately VPN'd, the beeb now simulcast their channels live - the final nail in the coffin of e-vision as far as i am concerned.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone/watchlive/
They have been doing it for ages.

Try zattoo, you can watch all of the uk channels live and the technology used is more reliable (peer to peer rather than direct connection ensures better stability on slow(er) VPN connections).

4 hour time difference next week is a bit rubbish though. 6pm news then bed... so 6 months of gameshows and day time TV
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Never actually bothered to look until todays GP, but for those who are appropriately VPN'd, the beeb now simulcast their channels live - the final nail in the coffin of e-vision as far as i am concerned.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcone/watchlive/
Call me busybee if you want but does VPN or whatever allow me to watch these links? Currently it tells me I can only watch if i'm in the UK.
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Call me busybee if you want but does VPN or whatever allow me to watch these links? Currently it tells me I can only watch if i'm in the UK.
There are some that point permanently to the UK and others which let you switch, mine is the later which is great as you can then hulu etc as you wish.

If yours sounds like a cross between a new nintendo and Thomas Moore's 1516 epic, then have a look at the website and they explain ow to switch.
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Call me busybee if you want but does VPN or whatever allow me to watch these links? Currently it tells me I can only watch if i'm in the UK.
That's right Jeeper.

A UK based VPN is a basically a 'login' to a server physically sitting in the UK (mine is in Maidstone). Once you are logged in everything you do is brokered though this server and forwarded on to you. These links therefore think you are in the UK and thus serve you.

I use a VPN and Zattoo. I find Zattoo a bit easier, and more stable than iplayer (although picture is bit softer)
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That's right Jeeper.

A UK based VPN is a basically a 'login' to a server physically sitting in the UK (mine is in Maidstone). Once you are logged in everything you do is brokered though this server and forwarded on to you. These links therefore think you are in the UK and thus serve you.

I use a VPN and Zattoo. I find Zattoo a bit easier, and more stable than iplayer (although picture is bit softer)
So...I consider myself to be reasonably computer and technically literate...but i'm really lost. I used to think a VPN was some sort of device you clowns had.

I googled Zattoo and got zattoo.com went in there and they tell me the download is not available in my country.

Fancy giving some step by step instructions? or a link?
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So...I consider myself to be reasonably computer and technically literate...but i'm really lost. I used to think a VPN was some sort of device you clowns had.

I googled Zattoo and got zattoo.com went in there and they tell me the download is not available in my country.

Fancy giving some step by step instructions? or a link?
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So...I consider myself to be reasonably computer and technically literate...but i'm really lost. I used to think a VPN was some sort of device you clowns had.

I googled Zattoo and got zattoo.com went in there and they tell me the download is not available in my country.

Fancy giving some step by step instructions? or a link?
what do you want? to watch iplayer? why bother just download torrents and watch the programs you want when you want.
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what do you want? to watch iplayer? why bother just download torrents and watch the programs you want when you want.
I just want decent TV!!

Torents are all very well but struggle to find stuff sometimes...esp recent stuff.
Plus i'd really like to get live golf.
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what do you want? to watch iplayer? why bother just download torrents and watch the programs you want when you want.
Having made the switch recently, flicking though the home channels to see whats on, getting the 6pm news live at 9pm etc - it is a lot more 'normal' than downloading shows. If you ask me what i want to download i'd have no idea, but flicking through reveals loads of things i never new i liked. Perhaps i just find the background noise comforting too
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Having made the switch recently, flicking though the home channels to see whats on, getting the 6pm news live at 9pm etc - it is a lot more 'normal' than downloading shows. If you ask me what i want to download i'd have no idea, but flicking through reveals loads of things i never new i liked. Perhaps i just find the background noise comforting too
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yup - what he said. iplayer etc is spontaneous channel surfing where as downloads are more pre-thought... After not having cable for 5 years I quite like the occasional TV "fix"
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[QUOTE=Jeeper;8026170]Call me busybee if you want......



I fear you are becoming fixated Jeeper.
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I fear you are becoming fixated Jeeper.
I have been on somewhat of a crusade lately.
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I have been on somewhat of a crusade lately.
Beware the honey trap:
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