Geo-locked Frightfest

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wakko
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Geo-locked Frightfest

Post by wakko » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:05 pm

This may be a slightly cheeky / unorthodox question :green:
I am moving to Germany in few weeks and I know the digital edition will be geo-locked. As flying in for the festival is not an option, does anyone know how advanced the streaming tech used will be, i.e. will I able to watch with a VPN service?

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Re: Geo-locked Frightfest

Post by benj » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:02 pm

The website for Eventive (who it seems are providing the streaming service for the festival) claims “Advanced VPN and proxy blocking”. Also a quick check on another film festival using them suggests disabling your VPN in its troubleshooting section so it sounds like using a VPN could be... problematic.

I suppose there’s a slim chance it’s possible you have a VPN that somehow gets around this but that’s a £60 gamble right there :(

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Re: Geo-locked Frightfest

Post by DJBenz » Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:40 pm

Ian said on Facebook that VPNs wouldn't work.

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