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#1 Posted by Fetus (5 posts) -

Hey duders.

I've been thinking about becoming a premium member, but my workplace blocks access to giantbomb.com, youtube does work though.
Since I want to reap the rewards of becoming a premium member, is there any way you guys know to still watch the premium content?

I've heard about a plex-addon but I don't really want to leave my computer running at home to use this.

Any other ideas? I'd appreciate the help.

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#2 Posted by Hayt (1652 posts) -

I don't mean to be a shithead but maybe there's a reason your work blocks the website? I'm not a cop though so I suggest maybe a proxy website that the video player works in still if such a thing exists. Or you could download videos at home and bring them to work on a usb.

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#3 Posted by Fetus (5 posts) -

It falls under the category "games" apprently, that's the reason. Youtube, Plex, Netflix, Amazon and all those other video sites work just fine with them knowing and allowing it.

USB is a no-go, though, ports are blocked.

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#4 Posted by chu52 (701 posts) -

My only concern with a proxy website is that if they ever needed a reason to get rid of you, there is a quick and easy path for them. But it is easy for me to say that from my watching gb at work position.

Also if they actually care enough to use a blocker then they may be wondering about any traffic that reads "giant bomb"

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#5 Edited by FlashFlood_29 (4393 posts) -

Download the videos, upload them to dropbox or onedrive (any Online storage or private filehosting service that isn't blocked by your workplace), then download them at work?

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#6 Posted by Fetus (5 posts) -

So, in regards to the plex plugin, does that work with premium content? And how far back does that reach?

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#7 Posted by j_unit2008 (308 posts) -

I'm not sure if you're an iOS user, but I've found that Giant Bomb's Video Buddy app (it's fan-made) has been great for that. It lets you download all the premium goodness to your mobile device.

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#8 Edited by sammo21 (5963 posts) -

I wouldn't use a proxy to watch GB. Circumventing your usage policy could get you fired. I'm telling you this as low level network admin.

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#9 Posted by ratamero (386 posts) -

If I can remember right, there was a command-line application for navigating and downloading GB content. Not sure if it would be enough to bypass the blocking your company has, though, it depends on whether it's browser-based or at connection-level.

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#10 Posted by dudeglove (13678 posts) -

Download the videos, upload them to dropbox or onedrive (any Online storage or private filehosting service that isn't blocked by your workplace), then download them at work?

Network admins paying attention will likely be quick to shout at you if they see a spike in traffic on a company network.

My advice would be to watch them off a USB stick, or on your mobile device if your data plan allows it.

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#11 Posted by 456nto (265 posts) -

You could try out qlcrew.

Don't try to download videos from work because the IT department will know exactly what you're up to. If they find out there's an increase in your network activity specifically because you're trying to weasel your way out of company-wide website policies, you're likely to get fired and you're going to get reprimanded. It's also really easy to monitor that stuff - the last company I worked at could even see what types of programs you had installed on your computer. I combed through that list and found one or two people playing mahjong at work.

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#12 Edited by FireBurger (1606 posts) -

Watch it on a phone or tablet. Don't risk losing your job for something stupid. I've accidentally gone to sites considered "Weapons" and "Pornography", but thankfully never got a talking to.

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#13 Posted by spitz1000 (213 posts) -

Slip a hundred dollar bill to some guy in the IT department and you should be set.