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    Default Anyway to watch F1 in the US besides SpeedTV? Internet streaming...anything?

    Is there anyway, "legitimate" or not, for us in the US to get the live UK feeds of F1?

    From what I understand, there is internet streaming with the UK BBC announcers and such, and they are just great announcers. A great show. Anyway for us in the US to tap into that? Or any other coverage besides our SpeedTV guys?

    Thanks everyone.

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    Yeah, you can go through a VPN. Use that to give yourself a UK IP address, and you should have access to any live UK stuff available to a normal UK resident.

    Or watch via internet streaming sites.

    Or (this is what I do) download it via torrent after the race is broadcast. HD quality and I can pause/rewind as I wish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Tyler View Post
    Or (this is what I do) download it via torrent after the race is broadcast. HD quality and I can pause/rewind as I wish.
    +1. The torrent is usually available (depending on where you go to get your torrents...) almost immediately after the race is over.

    Watching the Speed broadcast compared to the BBC is just painful. The production value, segments, insight, etc is just night and day.

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    Uh, what is a torrent?

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    What?

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    My question exactly.

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    C'mon, you are an interwebs site owner. BitTorrent (protocol) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Never claimed to be a techie, but "I'm trying, Ringo. I'm trying real ... hard."

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    For us non nerds here is what I do:

    1) Download the the Justin.tv or Ustream app

    2) search for F1

    3) click on the thingy

    4) watch F1

    You will find some crappy streams and some high quality streams from people rebroadcasting BBC coverage. You can watch live as people stream it, or you can catch rebroadcasts during daytime hours in the US.

    Or you can go to Henry's Pub in San Diego. They DVR the Speed broadcast and replay it on Sunday starting at 1100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Uh, what is a torrent?
    Beats me.........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Uh, what is a torrent?
    Heavy rain?

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    I thought there would be more techies here but....

    1. Download Utorrent µTorrent - a (very) tiny BitTorrent client and install
    2. Sign up for account at thebox.bz TheBox :: Login
    3. Search for Formula 1 races on thebox.bz (feed is BBC and they usually post just a few hours after broadcast).
    4. Download torrent using Utorrent.
    5. Watch video on your computer etc. (I like VLC player VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!)
    6. Profit!

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    Torrents are the way to go. I used to be a member of RACING-UNDERGROUND.COM. It was great. They had all the racing I had time to watch. I really miss V8 super cars. When they switched to Racingfor.me I lost my account. If anyone has an invite they would like to give me, I would greatly appreciate it !?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 78kona View Post
    Torrents are the way to go. I used to be a member of RACING-UNDERGROUND.COM. It was great. They had all the racing I had time to watch. I really miss V8 super cars. When they switched to Racingfor.me I lost my account. If anyone has an invite they would like to give me, I would greatly appreciate it !?
    racing underground is now www.racingfor.me and sorry but I dont have any invites right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJM View Post
    For us non nerds here is what I do:

    1) Download the the Justin.tv or Ustream app

    2) search for F1

    3) click on the thingy

    4) watch F1

    You will find some crappy streams and some high quality streams from people rebroadcasting BBC coverage. You can watch live as people stream it, or you can catch rebroadcasts during daytime hours in the US.

    Or you can go to Henry's Pub in San Diego. They DVR the Speed broadcast and replay it on Sunday starting at 1100.
    Thanks for the suggestions....but I'll pass on Henry's Pub. The whole point is to watch something besides Speed coverage.
    Remember when there were no pit lane speed limits in F!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd R View Post
    I thought there would be more techies here but....

    1. Download Utorrent µTorrent - a (very) tiny BitTorrent client and install
    2. Sign up for account at thebox.bz TheBox :: Login
    3. Search for Formula 1 races on thebox.bz (feed is BBC and they usually post just a few hours after broadcast).
    4. Download torrent using Utorrent.
    5. Watch video on your computer etc. (I like VLC player VideoLAN - Official page for VLC media player, the Open Source video framework!)
    6. Profit!
    Will it work on a Mac? Or any suggestions for a Mac?
    Remember when there were no pit lane speed limits in F!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidc View Post
    Will it work on a Mac? Or any suggestions for a Mac?
    Just substitute transmission Transmission for utorrent as a torrent client and you are good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd R View Post
    Just substitute transmission Transmission for utorrent as a torrent client and you are good to go.
    I just saw that uTorrent comes in a Mac version. Should I use that instead of Transmission?

    Thanks for the help
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