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Re: Vidalia exit-country and Hulu

* on the Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 04:26:24PM -0700, bao song wrote:

> Some time ago (2008) I read about a Canadian who used Tor to view
> Hulu.
> I tried it from outside the US, and it worked, but the speed was too
> slow for me to use it regularly. Today, a clip from Hulu was highly
> recommended by the New York Times, so I tried again: Hulu now tries to
> block all attempts to connect via Tor. I tried two US exits, and both
> were blocked.
> Of course, the idea of Tor is NOT to allow people to watch high
> bandwidth commercial videos restricted to US audiences, but to allow
> people who need privacy to obtain it.
> Still, it was nice to be able to use tor to access Hulu while it
> lasted.

If you shop around, you'll find you can get a virtual server in the US
for just a few dollars a month. If you bounce your connection through
one of those, it'll be a lot faster too. You could even split the cost
if you know other people who would want access.