BBC five live uk stream

Discussion in 'Cups & Competitions' started by firefan12, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. firefan12

    firefan12 New Member

    Apr 13, 2005
    does any one have a uk bbc five live uk stream that would work here in america? thaks in advance.
  2. dbiesecker

    dbiesecker Member

    Jul 1, 2002
    Just go to
    Click on Listen to Five Live
    When the pop-up appears, you can use that, or you can click on Play in stand-alone player. If you pick stand-alone, then it should be in your playlist for the future. No longer any need to go to the BBC website.

    Note, EPL coverage is blocked, but lower leagues and certain competitions are not.
  3. olax

    olax New Member

    Aug 4, 2005
    Actually this is possible (I'm listening to England v NI at the moment) from sunny california :)

    Not the simplest thing though. Firstly you need the 'UK radio stream'. I believe this is: rtsp://*/ev7/live24/radio5/live/r5_tl_g2.ra

    The BBC though is going to check to ensure that you are based in the UK (which you are not of course). Therefore you have to use a Proxy server. Hopefully you are familiar with this term, in essence you need to 'bounce' off a UK server to access the website therefore fooling it into thinking you are based locally.

    You are going to need to use a site such as to find an active UK proxy sever then edit the relevant settings within realPlayer.

    If none of this is clear a quick google search should help you along the way.

    I think this is 'smart' rather than illegal. Personally I just work in the US so I have my UK TV license. Just hate missing out on the games and the football debate while I am working away. Please feel free to delete this post if it is dodgy.

  4. PsychedelicCeltic

    PsychedelicCeltic New Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    San Francisco/London
    the Proxies on Proxies for free are always dodgy though. It's trial and error anyway, but I can never get them to work. :(

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