While I’m on the topic of streaming video over the net, it’s worth noting - as I’m sure you have - the huge proliferation of major networks catching on to the idea. Sites like ABC, NBC, CBS and the like, have all taken to making many of their shows available for viewing free of charge (save for advertisements of course). Just think of all those idle and listless office types struck with cubicle l’Ennui! CBS even has a “boss button” that brings up a fake-out email form! zomg!
Outside of the ads, these sites offer video in relatively high quality, in fact NBC and ABC (and probably more by now) even offer select episodes in HD. Wicked!
There’s only one problem…
If you live outside of the
Well, how about some help for the international community? All that’s necessary is a working American proxy server. How do we find one? We Google! There are also many sites from all over the world just like Samair.ru that host regularly updated lists of working proxies...
Ok, so you’ve found some proxies… What do you do with them, you ask? You just plug ‘em into your browser! If you’re using Firefox just go to “tools>options” and select the “advanced” properties. Under the advanced properties click the “network” tab and under “connection” click the “settings” button. You should see something like this:
Most home broadband connections are generally set to “Direct connection to the Internet”, but in order to use a temporary proxy, you'll have to select “Manual proxy configuration” and then enter the proxy address in the first box and the port in the smaller one. I recommend going through the relatively minor trouble of hunting down a working anonymous
Find a working anonymous
Plug it into your browser…
Watch your shows!
Oh! And remember to switch back to "Direct connection to the Internet" after you're finished watching...
Have a good weekend,
There are also other sites which have similar solutions for this issue too, so search around... In fact, the write-up at ghacks.net explains how to automate your proxy searching... Find a method that works for you!
See the 03/02/09 post for an even easier way to stream TV on the Web. Thanks!