Waaaay off topic: Netflix and Hulu

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Waaaay off topic: Netflix and Hulu

Post by NicF » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:15 pm

Absolutely nothing to do with cars in general or 5s in particular, but I thought with winter looming on the horizon I'd share how I get a huge amount of streaming movies for a pittance.

Netflix and Hulu are streaming video sites much like Quickflix but with a hugely bigger selection. Trouble is they're only available to USA based IP addresses. They're also cheap - US$8 a month. So I bit the bullet and signed up with VPN provider for $35 a year, privateinternetaccess.com, they send an install file which does the whole VPN setup for you, you chose which gateway to use, I chose US-California. Hey presto, the provider now thinks your IP is Californian and lets you sign up.

Hulu runs through Flash player which doesn't go well on Firefox for me so I run that through Internet Explorer. Netflix runs through Silverlight so I run that through IE as well.

As far as hardware goes I'm feeding by wireless into a budget laptop with HDMI out to my TV. Very budget, it has integrated video so no flash video card needed, and I see on line that the set top boxes you can buy are Atom powered, so huge processing power isn't necessary. Buffering time is negligible - maybe 20s.

Quality is way better than Sky satellite. I've cancelled my Sky subscription now.

Absolutely stoked, especially seeing as I can go to bed and fire it up again the next night and it automatically picks up where I left off.

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Re: Waaaay off topic: Netflix and Hulu

Post by Growler » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:22 pm

NicF wrote:Quality is way better than Sky satellite. I've cancelled my Sky subscription now.
Yeah...but can you get the V8 Supercars from it...

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Post by na6*dori » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:59 pm

movie2k is free lol
In which i trust, a cable ties a must

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Post by NicF » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:50 am

Not saying it's the best, just works for me. I will check out movie2k though.

Hulu has a SpeedTV channel which is all car stuff.
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Post by gerstein » Thu May 16, 2013 9:40 pm

Or use 1channel and pay nothing at all :P

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Post by billyelliott80 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:45 pm

Streaming VPN is known for catering ultra fast VPN network services, which are optimized the right way for streaming multimedia. I often enjoy watching different videos availing their services and that too at the most unbeatable prices and competent customer services.

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Post by SLYDIT » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:57 am

i use slingshot which has a global mode so you can watch U.S and BBC content. i havent tried netflix yet through slingshot so will give it a try and see if it works. if it still gets blocked i use media hint addon for firefox. i'm running an HTPC hooked up to my TV with XBMC as my media player
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