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j4m3s

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I am from the UK and work overseas. I am trying to use 4od (a program realesed by the bbc for watch media, or buying media) on my laptop to catch up with some tv shows but it tells me for people living in the Uk and rep of ireland only. Is there anyway in which I could change my ip adress to actualy purchase these shows.

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4oD (Channel 4 on Demand) is part of Channel 4, not the BBC. The iPlayer is the BBC Equivalent, and "Catch-Up" is the ITV equivalent.

All of of these services are not available outside of the UK (4oD is also available in Eire but no wider) so the only legal way to get access to these services is to come back to the UK. Your IP address is assigned by the company in the country that you're in now so you'll never get a UK-based IP address until you return to the UK.

Edited by Neil Jones, 09 March 2008 - 04:38 AM.

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j4m3s

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Im sure there is away.
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I'll give you a clue, how could you make your IP look as if it came from the UK, cough VPN cough. This works fine, 4oD only requires this for the authentication of the video, so once you have the license you can then stream without overhead. This works for iPlayer and ITV as well, as long as you are paying a UK TV license I personally don't see the problem.
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Yes, I know I could you VNC and this like that could allow me to do what I wanted.

I know it is sad but I just want to watch Hollyoaks while I am abroad.

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Not VNC, VPN... though VNC would also work but would be slow... I also use it for Hollyoaks, it is really quite worrying. :)
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anyone have any idea why VPN might stop working with this. I was merrily catching up on hollyoaks until a few days ago...
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would someone actually be able to tell me how to use VPN to access 4OD?

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