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Old October 21st, 2008, 04:31 AM
tarka tarka is offline
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Have just downloaded Boxee and so far absolutely love it.

Only thing is that I'm in the UK and as such, Hulu (and other such sites) streaming is not possible out of the box(ee . There are apparently ways to circumvent this site checking (such as hotspot shield), but presumably this would require tweaking to the Hulu URLs to pass through a proxy, which I don't think is possible without digging.

What would be great would be for Boxee to support this kind of proxying behaviour, or even build in a list of available proxies (maybe from an RSS feed) to choose from.

cheers, and keep up the excellent work!

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Old October 21st, 2008, 05:08 AM
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already in there:
settings > network > proxy.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 05:16 AM
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already in there:
settings > network > proxy.
But isn't that a global setting for all services? Ideally, I'd like to just proxy the services that require it and not everything... (not sure what the upshot of that may be as per traffic load - I'm not a proxying genius

I'll have a play and report back if I manage to get everything working.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 05:23 AM
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it is global... but it is easy to toggle on/off.
which shouldn't be too bad... i mean you only watch/listen one thing at a time.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 05:50 AM
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wow cool.

but will this make the streaming noticeable slower ?

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Old October 21st, 2008, 06:33 AM
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could this help aswell ?

http://ettercap.sourceforge.net/
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Old October 21st, 2008, 06:36 AM
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wow cool.

but will this make the streaming noticeable slower ?

oli
yes. adding a middleman to a connection will always slow things down, but you can minimize it to an acceptable level by finding a nice proxy server.. some will be unusably slow, while others are barely noticeable.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 08:47 AM
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Being able to set separate proxies for each internet media source would be a really great feature.

For example, I’m in the UK and really want to be able to watch iPlayer through Boxee … but would love to be able to also watch Hulu and Ninjavideo on Boxee through a proxy. That would let me watch major US TV shows without needing to bother with torrents etc.

The whole point of a media centre is to make everything simple enough to click through with a remote control—so changing a global proxy when I want to change channel isn’t really a satisfactory solution (though it’s more than acceptable in an alpha release!)
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Old October 21st, 2008, 10:59 AM
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A public proxy will most likely slow your connection down (even though it could also be used to cache content). Imagine 1000+ people trying to stream video from one proxy. That proxy will run out of bandwidth very fast.

However, I discovered a new and amazing use for my D-Link network attached storage device (DNS-323). I have setup SSH on this device and can use it to tunnel traffic from work through my home Internet connection (and bypass any firewalls). I travel alot for work. Last year I was living in Saudi Arabia and have been to various countries in the Middle East. This would have been the perfect device to allow me to bypass the filtering in place in many of these countries. It's so simple I could just give the device to a family member to drop onto their network and do a small configuration on their router. Much smaller footprint then a typical computer running Linux.

Maybe I need to find someone in the US willing to host one of these little devices on their network for me... I'll pay for your highspeed Internet

If Boxee is trying to negotiate partnerships with these broadcasters I don't think they'll want to rock the boat and flaunt Boxee as a way to bypass the broadcasters intent to only provide the content to people in the US.
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 06:14 AM
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yes. adding a middleman to a connection will always slow things down, but you can minimize it to an acceptable level by finding a nice proxy server.. some will be unusably slow, while others are barely noticeable.
Can anyone recommend a nice proxy server that would work well in Australia?
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