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Watch British TV on Windows XP/Vista/7.

Watch British TV on Windows XP/Vista/7.


SelekTOR for Windows allows you to watch online content provided by UK TV companies from anywhere in the world.

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The technical bit (you can skip this if your not interested in how it works).
SelekTOR uses the Tor client to access the Tor network and the upshot of this is that some of your web traffic dictated by URL patterns is effectively given a new IP address via a Socks proxy based on the exit country you select, in this case the UK, and thus bypass the web block for more in depth information on Tor see The Tor Project.

IMPORTANT: SelekTOR will attempt to bypass the Geo Block notification on specific third party sites, any issues/errors encountered after the notification point are the responsibility of the third party site owners and should not be referred to Dazzleships Dot Net.

Ok lets get everything installed:

1) Install Mozilla Firefox or Chrome, Internet Explorer is not supported.

2) Install the latest Adobe Flash Player if you don’t have it already, as you will need it to actually view the media content.

3) Ensure the latest Oracle Java Runtime 7 is installed,  Java 6 is not supported.

4) Now download and install the trial version of SelekTOR for Windows.
Install in the usual Windows manner by using the setup exe.

5) Go to your Windows Start menu or the desktop icon and start SelekTOR.

6) Go to preferences and ensure that “Auto Install Latest Patterns” is checked, if not check it and Apply new preferences then re-start SelekTOR and the latest patterns will be installed automatically.

7) For best performance wait for SelekTOR to complete its first node testing cycle at which time you will be assigned to the fastest performing tor exit node and your browser experience will be far more responsive.

8) Troubleshooting tips if you should have problems:
Ensure no other browser proxy add-ons such as Foxyproxy are enabled.
Ensure that if you have Vidalia installed that it is disabled, or remove it.
Ensure that your browsers proxy settings are set to “Use System Proxy settings” in the case of Firefox and in Chrome that none of the proxy options are selected.
See the SelekTOR page, for more detailed instructions if you need them.

9) If you like this software please consider purchasing a license.

Enjoy!!

 

SelekTOR V2.01d Released

New version of SelekTOR.

This one comes with full support for the Unity desktop on Ubuntu Linux for Firefox and Chromium.

Regards
Bannor

Watch British TV abroad for free on Linux. (Updated 12 April 2014)

SelekTOR 3 for Linux allows you to watch online content provided by UK TV companies from anywhere in the world, so for those travellers that have paid their license fee and suddenly find they can’t get the latest depressing episode of Eastenders from their hotel room then this is for you.

The technical bit (you can skip this if your not interested in how it works and desparately need to find out what Dot Cotton is up to).
SelekTOR uses the Tor client to access the Tor network and the upshot of this is that some of your web traffic dictated by URL patterns is effectively given a new IP address via a Socks proxy based on the exit country you select, in this case the UK, and thus bypass the web block for more in depth information on Tor see The Tor Project.

Ok lets get everything installed:

1) Install Mozilla Firefox, Chrome or Chromium browser if you haven’t already, please note Chrome & Chromium will only work on the Gnome 2 & 3, Unity and KDE 4 desktops due to the way Chrome implements its proxy settings, other desktops such as XFCE, LXDE should use Firefox instead.

2) Install the latest Adobe Flash Player as you will need it to actually view the media content, this may also be supplied with your distro so check in your Software Centre or Package Manager first.

3) Install the Tor client, It will probably be supplied with your distro so check in your Software Centre or Package Manager first, otherwise you may be able to download it from here, please do not install the Vidalia package as it may interfere with SelekTOR depending on how its configured.
The chances are that once Tor is installed on your distro it will be installed as a service, you may want to disable this to save on memory usage although it won’t normally have any effect on SelekTOR.

4) Ensure the latest Java Runtime (JRE) is installed on your distro, requires Java 7 or OpenJDK 7.

5) Now download and install SelekTOR 3 for Linux, its free, extract the contents and install from a console see the Readme for installation instructions.

6) Go to your Applications menu and you will find the SelekTOR menu item under Internet.

7) Select GB, Great Britain (UK)  as your exit country, once a Tor exit node becomes active, fire up your browser and you should now be able to access previously unaccessible content from BBC Iplayer, ITV Player, STV Player, Channel 4OD.

8) For best performance wait for SelekTOR to complete its first node testing cycle at which time you will be assigned to the fastest performing tor exit node and your browser experience will be far more responsive.

9) Troubleshooting tips if you should have problems:
Ensure no other proxy add-ons such as Foxyproxy are enabled.
Ensure that if you have Vidalia installed that it is disabled.
Ensure that your browsers proxy settings are set to “Use System Proxy settings” in the case of Firefox and in Chrome that none of the proxy options are selected.
See the SelekTOR page, for more detailed instructions if you need them.

Enjoy!!

SelekTOR 2.01 Released

Added the option to bypass ISP blocking should your ISP decide to attempt to block the Tor network.

Regards
Bannor

SelekTOR V1.18f Released

This is possibly the last update of the V1.xx series of SelekTOR barring no further bug reports, the V2.xx series is due to be released very soon so I would advise new users to wait until V2.00 is released before purchasing.

Added additional pattern for UK Demand5 on Youtube.
Minor bug fixes.
Fixed windows installer issue.
New folder layout for storage of settings, old settings should be migrated automatically to new layout.

SelekTOR V1.18d Released

Couple of improvements to the foxyproxy integration.

SelekTOR V1.18c Released

Fixed a license entry issue where it was impossible to enter license details after the Trial Time had expired.

Now when you are presented with the Trial Time expired message, clicking Continue will present the Unlock Registration box.

Regards
Bannor

SelekTOR V1.18b Released

This release has a couple of minor bugfixes plus an additional pattern to support access to UK TV streams for

Channel 4 (4OD)
Channel 5 (Demand5)

via Youtube.

Regards
Bannor

 

SelekTOR 2.0 News

I have just branched SelekTOR 1.18a as my basis for SelekTOR 2.

The goal of SelekTOR 2 is to be browser agnostic or as much as it can be, I hope to support the 3 major browsers Firefox, IE 8/9 and Chrome.
To acheive this I will be dropping Foxyproxy and moving to Proxy Automatic Configuration (PAC) files.
This move will also allow me to create an easy to use PAC editor so users can add their own proxy patterns if they so wish without getting their hands too dirty.

All this is going to take time wich I dont have a lot of so dont expect SelekTOR 2 anytime soon, I’ve barely begun work on it.

In the meantime updates to SelekTOR V1.xx will continue as normal.

Regards
Bannor

SelekTOR 1.17 Released

A new version of SelekTOR has been released.

Changelog:
Some minor bugfixes.
Improved country selector, only countries with valid exit nodes are shown.
Improved node selection.

Update Instructions:
Remove previous SelekTOR and install the update.

Can be downloaded here, SelekTOR

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