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Old Dec 12th, 2007, 09:40 AM   #1
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HULU in Canada?

So not sure if everyone will agree that this question belongs here but since it sorta relates to iTunes I thought it was appropriate.

So I had signed up for that HULU beta (that website with NBC, Fox, and whoever else is part of it) and too my surprise I actually got a email back with a temp password to sign up for an account. So I go ahead and do it which was easy, get to the front page - everything is looking interesting, decent layout, looks easy enough to navigate, seems to be working good on my Old G4. So I finally pick Scrubs to give it a try and when I click the big Play button I get the message that the service is not available in my area (Meaning suck it Canadian Boy - lol). Anyway I kinda figured it was going to happen and I understand about different rights in Canada and all that jazz, but what I was wondering was if there was a way to sneak around that? I just want to try it, so that when it gets out of beta and if it ever does become legit in Canada (Like the 360 service finally is) if it will be worth it.

I am also curious about any opinions on HULU, I don't think of it as competition for iTunes, but more of a nice compliment to it. In a way I think it is good for iTunes since now iTunes has to go look for new stuff to fill the void left by NBC and whoever else wants to jump iTunes. Who knows what could show up on iTunes.

Also has anyone checked out Canoe TV for some good old Canadian content???

Thanx
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well now I don't feel stupid for letting my hulu temp password expire
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I signed up for Hulu on day 1. I have tried many different Proxy Servers in an attempt to view the content on the site, but for some reason I can't load the video on half of them (Doesnt even load the player), even though I can login just fine.

*sigh* Given we live in a digital age of the global villiage, these restrictions of what can be watched in what countries is very archiac (Along with so much more), of course, I don't expect it to change anytime soon. We are going to have to wait for all these old fogies who don't know how to use a computer to die so somebody younger can take over the conglomerates and make them more to the times.
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re-route IP address

Solution: re-route the IP address... ?

Easier being said than done. I looked briefly on the net how to do this but no real solution (and easy I guess) is available.

Does anyone knows how to do it ?

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Solution: re-route the IP address... ?

Easier being said than done. I looked briefly on the net how to do this but no real solution (and easy I guess) is available.

Does anyone knows how to do it ?

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That is what a Proxy does. Makes your IP the one of the Proxy server you are using. Mainly used by people for anon surfing. However, out of the 30 or so I tried, the player would not load at all for me

If you find one that works, please let us know!
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Old Mar 12th, 2008, 12:14 PM   #6
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This seems to work fine for me.

Accessing Hulu, Pandora And Other Sites From Outside Of the United States
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I've kvetched about this a lot. Howcum I can watch it on TV for "free", but I can't watch it on the internet for "free"? It's not like, say, BBC, where it's not broadcast outside the states.

Of course, this works the other way, too. I was very happy to watch Dr Who on cbc.ca, but I know a bunch of American friends who had no such luck.

HotSpot Shield looks interesting. I'll have to try it. Looks like they have a monthly usage allowance, so it might not be perfect, but it could be a start.
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So not sure if everyone will agree that this question belongs here but since it sorta relates to iTunes I thought it was appropriate.

So I had signed up for that HULU beta (that website with NBC, Fox, and whoever else is part of it) and too my surprise I actually got a email back with a temp password to sign up for an account. So I go ahead and do it which was easy, get to the front page - everything is looking interesting, decent layout, looks easy enough to navigate, seems to be working good on my Old G4. So I finally pick Scrubs to give it a try and when I click the big Play button I get the message that the service is not available in my area (Meaning suck it Canadian Boy - lol). Anyway I kinda figured it was going to happen and I understand about different rights in Canada and all that jazz, but what I was wondering was if there was a way to sneak around that? I just want to try it, so that when it gets out of beta and if it ever does become legit in Canada (Like the 360 service finally is) if it will be worth it.

I am also curious about any opinions on HULU, I don't think of it as competition for iTunes, but more of a nice compliment to it. In a way I think it is good for iTunes since now iTunes has to go look for new stuff to fill the void left by NBC and whoever else wants to jump iTunes. Who knows what could show up on iTunes.

Also has anyone checked out Canoe TV for some good old Canadian content???

Thanx
have had the exact same problem..tried proxying but it's just wayyyy too slow...oh well

And had never heard of Canoe TV so will definitely check it out
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I've kvetched about this a lot. Howcum I can watch it on TV for "free", but I can't watch it on the internet for "free"? It's not like, say, BBC, where it's not broadcast outside the states.

Of course, this works the other way, too. I was very happy to watch Dr Who on cbc.ca, but I know a bunch of American friends who had no such luck.

HotSpot Shield looks interesting. I'll have to try it. Looks like they have a monthly usage allowance, so it might not be perfect, but it could be a start.
You can't watch this on TV for free. You can pay for a cable subscription. Paying for internet doesn't cover the royalty fees and broadcasting fees. You might be able to pick up some over the air broadcasting but possibly not the content on Hulu.

EDIT: Hotspot Shield worked for me.
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I've been using sidereel.com which links to hulu.com and can watch their shows no problem. Only thing is no full screen.
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