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  1. Hi, Thought this may be of help to someone, some technology is involved but I've tried to keep it as simple as possible so non IT folk could maybe get a nerdy friend to help set it up. Required: 1) A proxy account 2) A games console (I use a PS3 but a Wii, xbox360 or media client should work too) 3) That the games console to be connected to the internet 4) A PC or Mac on the same network as the console Iplayer (and others) figure out where you are by looking at your IP address, which is given to you by your internet provider and is country specific. Its possible to present a different IP address to them (like one in the UK) by using a 'proxy'. Free proxies are available but none I tried worked very well and I ended up paying US$6 per month for a commercial one, I chose hideIPvpn and its working well but others are available and may be cheaper, as we watch as much on iplayer as we do Foxtel it seems well worth it, I'll pare my foxtel account to the minimum as soon as I can. So, you have a proxy account, next step is to test iPlayer works through it via your PC (or Mac in my case), install firefox and then add the Foxyproxy extension, configure your UK based proxy account into it and try iPlayer. Once this is working the next step is to get this working through your TV. First you need to install a transparent proxy on your PC, I started out using 'SquidMan' which is a graphical frontend to the Squid proxy. Its job is to set up a passthrough to your proxy account, I needed it because although the PS3 can be directly pointed at a proxy it cant supply login/password details to the proxy (I'm now just running Squid on my NAS but thats another story). Once the transparent proxy is working, (test with foxyproxy from firefox), point your consoles internet connection at the proxy server running on the PC/Mac (or NAS) i.e. the IP address of the PC and the port the proxy is running on. The console should then be able to play iplayer direct to your TV over the internet, via your local proxy server and your proxy account. I've been using this for a few weeks now and it works perfectly. I've also started streaming Spotify to my surround sound system but that needs a few more steps too, which I'll go through if anyone is interested (paid software involved). Hope this hels, feel free to ask questions (and yes, I already know I'm a sad git or worse). OzP
  2. Guest

    Getting BBC iplayer in Oz

    Before Christmas there was an advert on PIO for a system that allowed you to get iplayer/C4 and ITV on demand in Oz by paying a subscription. Did anyone use it and what is it? Or is there anything else you can do to get British TV on your PC? LOL! Read this back and realise I sound desperate - Only for a bit of Brit TV and so is Oz husband! Everything else is fab.
  3. sadsmile23

    Wanted down under

    Hi, I've been avidly watching the Wanted Down Under series this week. Just want to know if anybody else thinks the same as me tho - the family on Wednesday programme were looking at WA, now they said at the beginning of the property search they had £180k to bring over and would like to buy without a mortgage, lets see what you get for your money. In the voiceover, Nadia whatsername says you can get 4bed family house in Rockingham area for around £200k. Now my ears prick up, coz we fancy that area, sounds a decent price, looking forward to this! WHY oh WHY then, do they show them houses (lovely as they were) for nothing under £260k????? Is it to make the programme look good, fancy newly renovated or new build houses, but what about us that live in the real world and want affordability??!!:arghh: Sorry about me ranting, its just i would really like to see what the average joe bloggs could really afford! By the way, im from yorkshire, got a pretty low mortgage here and we are (apparently) notorious for being tight with money here, so maybe that explains why im so peeved!! lol. :biglaugh:
  4. I found this by accident today, downloaded the app and was delighted to discover there's a subscription service available for BBC content which can be downloaded to the iPad. Cool stuff indeed
  5. Guest

    BBC iplayer advice??

    Hi all, I have downloaded BBC iplayer on my iPad but it wants to charge me a monthly fee! Is there anyway of getting around that???
  6. Guest

    BBC Iplayer

    HI ALL Bit of a random quetion.......... Has anyone found a SAFE way to access the BBC IPLAYER? Seems to be a few options online, but not sure how reliable they are? Any help much appreciated Thanks MacnBlondie
  7. For those that miss seeing BBC programmes, iPlayer is going international next year. BBC aims to gain from global iPlayer - Telegraph BBC iPlayer For iPad Will Cost International Viewers £6 Per Month | UK Gadget and Tech News, Reviews and Shopping If they have even a limited package (as in CBBC, CBeebies, BBC3, 4 and so on but perhaps with not quite the quantity to choose from) its a great step forward IMHO.
  8. Guest

    I-Player and Match of the Day

    Hi we moved to Melbourne and love it but OH misses MOTD!!!:wideeyed: We got Hide IP but there still seems to be problems with streaming any programme from BBC I-Player, they keep sticking. Can anyone advise on what I can do? As you probably have guessed I'm not a technohead!!! Thanks in advance, C x
  9. Guest

    BBC iPlayer

    Hi all. Does anyone know how I can get the BBC iPlayer working as it detects my ip address and if possible dont want to be playing around with it.
  10. Juliep


    hi can anyone tell me a good web site for a isp blocker so i can watch bbc and itv on my pc thanks juliep :wacko:
  11. Guest

    BBC iplayer and 4OD in oz

    Do they work over there?
  12. Guest

    bbc iplayer

    Does anyone know whether you can access th above sites or similar sites from OZ. We are moving to Canberra in August from the uk