1. Post #1
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    PvtCupcakes's Avatar
    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    I've been working on a Userscript that should allow non-US residents to view ComedyCentral videos online.

    I live in the US, so I can't even properly test the script.
    Currently, only http://www.colbertnation.com is supported.

    Before testing the script, try viewing something without it. The expected result is that it will tell you that the video isn't available in your country.
    Also, I'd like to have a look at the HTML source of the page so I can make sure that the data I need to extract from it will show up even if the video won't play.

    Now you can install the script from here: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/79900

    Try viewing the same video. Be sure to test the video clips and the full episodes. They behave a little differently

    I believe this method should work because in the past I've found a way to get the direct URL to the videos and sent them off to a friend in Canada who was then able to view them. But live I've said, I haven't been able to properly test the script outside of the US, and I don't know if the video id will show up in the HTML.

    Thanks.

    If the test goes well, I'll be able to add The Daily Show and whatever else.

  2. Post #2
    DrTaxi's Avatar
    September 2009
    2,639 Posts
    It's not "non-US". I live in Germany and I can watch The Colbert Report on its site.

  3. Post #3
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    Wipmuck's Avatar
    May 2009
    1,767 Posts
    I can watch the videos, and i'm in australia.

  4. Post #4
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    Nisd's Avatar
    October 2008
    435 Posts
    Can't get it working, but it redirect me to a fancy link:
    http://media.mtvnservices.com/player/loader/?CONFIG_URL=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia.mtvnservices.com%2F player%2Fconfig.jhtml%3Furi%3Dmgid%253Acms%253Aful lepisode%253Acomedycentral.com%253A313506%26group% 3Dentertainment%26type%3Derror&uri=mgid%3Acms%3Afu llepisode%3Acomedycentral.com%3A${id}&group=entert ainment&type=error&ref=None&geo=US

    btw using opera

  5. Post #5
    Karen Gillan <3
    cdlink14's Avatar
    April 2006
    3,535 Posts
    Just tried it on my pc with firefox. Says the video is unavailable in my country.

    I'm from the UK btw.

  6. Post #6
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    Crhem van der B's Avatar
    January 2010
    1,690 Posts
    Works for me without your script.
    I'm from Lithuania.

  7. Post #7
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    PvtCupcakes's Avatar
    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    Can't get it working, but it redirect me to a fancy link:
    http://media.mtvnservices.com/player/loader/?CONFIG_URL=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia.mtvnservices.com%2F player%2Fconfig.jhtml%3Furi%3Dmgid%253Acms%253Aful lepisode%253Acomedycentral.com%253A313506%26group% 3Dentertainment%26type%3Derror&uri=mgid%3Acms%3Afu llepisode%3Acomedycentral.com%3A${id}&group=entert ainment&type=error&ref=None&geo=US

    btw using opera
    For some reason it didn't replace the second ${id} in that url.
    Does the String.replace() function only replace the first instance?

    Maybe Comedy Central has opened up to some countries. Earlier this year I know it didn't work in Canada, and someone else here says it doesn't work in the UK.

  8. Post #8
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    Torekk's Avatar
    November 2006
    2,775 Posts
    Both work, videos and full episodes, without using your userscript. Living, like DrTaxi, in Germany. Using Firefox 3.6.4.

    Going to test it with the script now, gotta install greasemonkey first.

    Edit: Works without and with the script.

  9. Post #9
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    Crhem van der B's Avatar
    January 2010
    1,690 Posts
    Maybe they just forgot to block some countries, since they think there's only 3 countries in the world. (That's the US, Canada and UK)

  10. Post #10
    Mokkan13's Avatar
    January 2010
    6,079 Posts
    I can watch clips with and without the script,

    episoides were denied to my area.country,
    with the script I got redirected to this when trying to watch full video.
    Using Firefox, South Australia