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solosuperia
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BBC IPlayer & VPN

Postby solosuperia » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:07 am

I live in the UK and use BBC Iplayer all perfectly legal.
You cannot use BBC Iplayer outside the UK!
Will be out of the country for a month or so and will miss BBC!!!!!!
Is the following a valid..... If I subscribe to a UK VPN and connect to IPlayer will it think I'm in the UK and won't prevent me viewing?????
While on the subject need a cheap simple laptop to run MINT (of course!) and have a decent screen size and be light in weight...........
Basically just powerful enough to do the minimum.
Any suggestions?

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Re: BBC IPlayer & VPN

Postby phd21 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:23 pm

Hi "solosuperia",

If you use a vpn provider's server in the UK/GB, then no matter where you are, you should be able to view BBC content and use "iplayer".

As for low-cost laptops capable of running Linux Mint, check Ebay, Amazon.com, local newspapers, computer clubs, etc... Wherever you are going for a month might also have places to get a good used or new low cost laptop. There are posts in this forum on this topic, if you search for them.

FYI: upgrading get-iplayer (SOLVED)
https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=250289&hilit=iplayer

Hope this helps ...
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Re: BBC IPlayer & VPN

Postby solosuperia » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:07 am

Thanks phd21
You are a star..........

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Re: BBC IPlayer & VPN

Postby phd21 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:04 am

Hi "solosuperia",

You are welcome ...
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