Watch the Olympics on Your Mac From the US
August 08, 2012 —
The Olympics are in full swing, and I've really been enjoying watching them. I spent some time tonight figuring out how to stream the BBC's iPlayer. While doing the research, I figured out how to easily stream the BBC's coverage of them on my Mac, for free. It involves a bit of terminal hackery, but isn't too bad for a layperson.
First, open up Terminal.app. Then do the following:
> cd /etc > sudo mkdir resolver > cd resolver > sudo sh -c "echo 'nameserver 22.214.171.124 nameserver 126.96.36.199' > co.uk" > sudo cp co.uk bbchdsodsecure-f.akamaihd.net > sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder
So, this will set up two new nameservers for tunlr.net. But the nameservers will only be set up for any sites under the
*.bbchdsodsecure-f.akamaihd.net domains. The final line will flush the DNS cache on Mac OS Lion and Mountain Lion (all versions are here).
Then point your browser to http://www.bbc.co.uk/ and enjoy the stream.