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Comment: Re:SOCKS proxy to USA VPS doesn't work for me (Score 1) 256

by Tripster (#29928429) Attached to: Hulu Blocks International Access Via Witopia

Install OpenVPN and use that instead, it works. I tried getting the SSH method working but was never able to get it to go, yes it worked for many other US based services but not for Hulu. In the end I just installed OpenVPN on the server and the client on my home machine(s) and now I can watch Hulu just fine.

From what I've gathered when you try and use the SSH proxy method in the browser the Flash player just continues to use the direct method. Using OpenVPN your entire network connection goes via the VPN so then it works fine.

I installed Playon on a Windows machine and when using the VPN I can now watch Hulu on my PS3 as well, saves me firing up the HTPC. :)

Comment: Re:Maybe it would work.. (Score 1) 234

by Tripster (#29867005) Attached to: Hulu May Begin Charging For Content Next Year

There is always Playon (www.themediamall.com/playon/) which allows you to play Hulu on a PS3, Xbox360 or even a Wii by streaming the content from a PC on your network running the Playon Media Server.

I have a HTPC on my big screen but as of late I've switched to just using Playon and firing up the PS3 to watch TV content. The PS3 also doubles well as a media player, I upgraded the hard drive to 320GB and it plays most content you download via torrents anyway, so I've got 4 seasons of Doctor Who I need to sit down and view someday.

Granted I'm also in Canada so to even watch Hulu I have to get my PC linked via a VPN to one of my US based servers, but it works :)

I took a fish head to the movies and I didn't have to pay. -- Fish Heads, Saturday Night Live, 1977.

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