Watch Hulu outiside US, BBC One outside UK using Tor and your existing Firefox installation
Step 1 : Download and Install Vidalia : Installer can be found here .
Step 2: Install Polipo : Instructions for Linux can be found here . Make sure to replace the configuration file with the one provided at the link.
Step 3: Install TorButton addon for Firefox.
If you are using Windows , then all the above three can be installed together using the installer found here.
CHANGE END SERVER for TOR:
You now need to ensure that the last server your request is routed through is a server in the UK/US. Go to https://torstat.xenobite.eu/. Click on the pulldown next to “CC:” and select “GB” and hit “search”. Now click on the “>” under “Exit”. You now have a list of servers in the UK that are allowed to be used as Exit Servers. Take note of all the nicknames of the servers except those marked Unnamed.
Go to Start Menu and open All Programs -> Vidalia Bundle -> Tor -> torcc. This will open the Tor config file. Scroll all the way to the bottom and enter the following lines:
exitnodes <list of the names you found in step 2 separated by commas>
An example of the second line above would be:
Save the file.
ENABLE FLASH : After the TorButton addon installation, go into its preferences>Security Settings and uncheck “Disable plugins during Tor usage”. Restart the browser.
Thats it. You are ready to use Tor.
Firstly Run Vidalia. After a few seconds, it should say “Connected to the Tor Network”. Then Start Polipo. Once this is done, start Firefox with Tor enabled. Check that you’re exiting through a UK/US server by going to http://torcheck.xenobite.eu/index.php . Finally, go to Hulu/Iplayer and start enjoying the videos!!! 😀 !
Leave comments if you run into problems using this tutorial!