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Submission + - Access the entire US Netflix catalogue with unzoner

Any0n writes: Imagine being able to plug in a Raspberry Pi and access the entire US Netflix catalogue from anywhere in the world on any of your devices. Now you can.
unzoner is a VPN router and content unblocker that allows you to access digital content that would otherwise be restricted because of geo-blocking; the virtual equivalent of a DVD region lock, which prevents users in one region from being able to watch a DVD that was produced and distributed for a different part of the world.
While most VPNs rely on an app (software) to enable the connection to allow streaming of geo-blocked content, unzoner uses a physical device (hardware) such as a Raspberry Pi. This means members of the same household can simultaneously access different content on their preferred screen device, whether it’s a laptop, desktop, tablet, smartphone, or TV over wifi or LAN. App-based VPNs only work on one device.
How does it work?
unzoner requires a compatible computing device, such as a Raspberry Pi or ODROID, to work. Once you have one of these devices, plug it in to your internet router, and follow the step-by-step instructions on unzoner (unzoner.com).
What content can I access?
unzoner can unblock content from the following providers: Netflix, Hulu, HBO, AMC, BBC iPlayer, PBS, CBS, NBC, ABC, and Sling TV. This list is continually growing and you can always request to have another service added if you can’t find it on the list.
What else do I need to know?
unzoner is a subscription-based service. A subscription costs €9.95 per month, but the first month is free. You must supply your own hardware device (e.g. Raspberry Pi, ODROID or other compatible device).
For users with existing VPN accounts, unzoner also supports a number of popular VPN services, such as PIA, TunnelBear, and Hide My Ass!. VPN client mode is free, so you do not need a subscription to access this setting.

For more information, contact:
Anton Belodedenko | blackbox@unzoner.com

Comment Are paying customers now called "pirates"? (Score 1) 437

While I have a serious objection for anyone to be calling paying customers "pirates", this issue is not going away any time soon because of the restrictive contracts imposed by the studios on content delivery providers.

In any case, a VPN is not the best technology to use for bypassing ge-restriction, since VPNs are designed to send all traffic, including audio/video delivery through the VPN tunnel.

A better option is to use a smart DNS proxy, which you can easily build yourself for the cost of a cheap hosted Linux server. This type of solution only proxies API traffic and leaves video delivery to happen across your local connection, with the benefit of your local CDN PoPs.

A private solution such as this, could possibly avoid all of this unpleasantness associated with multiple user accounts observed to be coming from a small IP space (or even single IPs).

DIY clone of Netflix Tunlr/Unblock-Us/UnoTelly on cheap US based VPS
http://blog.belodedenko.me/201...

Having said all that, response from Netflix suggests they are not doing anything to break VPN circumvention:
http://www.engadget.com/2015/0...

-- ab1

P.S. And then there is always IPv6 :)

Comment Virtualise this (Score 2) 359

You just built a small compute cluster using popular hypervisor, with three hosts, each with 2x8-core physical CPUs.

You plan to run a few Oracle VMs on this cluster.

You are advised by Oracle to license all of the physical cores in your compute cluster, because those VMs can (in theory) move around and run on any of the physical CPUs in the cluster.

You tell Oracle to go and f*ck themselves and opt for a DBMS with a less retarded licensing model.

-- ab1

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