Akamai outside UK

Arthur Murray amurrayfsf at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 22:34:31 EDT 2012

In my brief experience of using an IP outside the UK (and therefore
using a proxy), rtmpdump has required the UK IP (--socks parameter) if
connecting to akamai or it will receive an access denied error. The
entire video must go through the proxy.  This isn't true of the
limelight servers which work from any IP.

Has this always been true? I don't see an option within get_iplayer to
pass the proxy on to rtmpdump if akamai is chosen and a proxy is being
used. I've hacked it in for myself and akami worked, but wondered if
there was an existing method that could handle akamai differently if
using a proxy. Or perhaps an option to only use limelight servers no
matter the "priority" in the mediaselector xml?

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