Friday, June 09, 2006

World Cup 2006 Hack: Live Streaming Audio outside the UK

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For all you world cup fans with no access to the TV (or at work) and want live streaming audio, here is a simple hack. BBC is providing live streaming audio for UK only IP Addresses. Here are steps to get around that restriction.

How To Get Live Streaming World Cup 2006 Audio:
Set your browser to browse using a proxy server located in the UK (Get your own. Don't take down my server.) :-)

Firefox: (Download using the link at puzzle page)
  • Menu > Tools > Options
  • Under the General Tab > Connection > "Connection Settings..."
  • Under the "Configure Proxies to Access the Internet" container > Select "Manual proxy configuration" (Red)
  • Enter a HTTP Proxy Server and Port
  • Verify that you have a network connection using the proxy server.
  • Connect to BBC radio Five Live
  • Select a game and you should get live streaming audio
Request => Internet Explorer: (43% of visitors, Firefox = 41%)
  • Menu > Tools > Internet Options
  • Select the "Connections" Tab on the top tab bar
  • Under the "Local Area Network (LAN) settings" container > Click on "LAN Settings"
  • Under the "Proxy Server" container > Check "Use a proxy server for you..." (Red)
  • Enter a HTTP Proxy Server and Port
  • Verify that you have a network connection using the proxy server.
  • Connect to BBC radio Five Live
  • Select a game and you should get live streaming audio
Enjoy!

To all you international visitors (about 7%), I understand if you did not participate in the last puzzle. It requires you to be somewhat fluent in English. Lets hope the puzzles are more generic and everyone can participate. :-).

Goooaalll. Germany! 2-1. Das ist gut.
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