2009-10-02

Watching the Daily Show if you're not in the US

Well, it finally happened. Daily video streaming for the last episode of the "The Daily Show" is no longer available from the Republic Of Ireland (was working fine 'till yesterday).

The solution:
  • Get a VPS, private server, whatever box in the US with enough bandwidth and an ssh server
  • Using putty add the following tunnel:
    - source port: 80
    - Destination: media.mtvnservices.com:80
  • Edit your C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file and add the line:
    127.0.0.1 media.mtvnservices.com
  • Establish an ssh connection, and then open a browser to www.thedailyshow.com
"No soup for you"? Yeah, I'd like to see you try!

1 comment:

  1. Another way (untested), which I just saw posted on digg.com:
    Another way too watch Comedy Central with Firefox if you're not in the US: install the following addon, Modify Headers then:

    1) Go to tools->modify headers
    2) From the drop down box on the left select add
    3) Then enter: "X-Forwarded-For" in the first input box without the quotation marks
    4) Enter: "12.13.14.15" in the second input box without the quotation marks
    5) Leave the last input box empty, and save the filter, and enable it
    6) Click the 'Configuration' tab on the right then proceed to check the 'always on' button.
    Close the Modify Headers box and it should work.

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