This might be of use.
Basically, our net connection here at the school isn't great at the best of times. We noticed it being worse than it usually is yesterday, on reflection this could be the problem;
Top domains (Mb, 24 hours)
Now I know for a fact at least a couple of teachers were playing the game online and projecting it for the kids to watch (questionable in itself but not my problem in terms of teaching & learning).
What we want to do is block access to watching the games on itv.com and bbc.co.uk for students, at least that way we've narrowed down potential viewers from hundreds to tens.
My question is though; if i block the above 'bbc1live-f.akamaihd.net' is this going to block the live player? Does the 'url' the site redirects to to watch live change for every game shown?
I dont want to have to block 'audio and video' in the filter for students as that will block everything else that they do use for educational purposes. I wonder what the best solution is? Worst case scenario i'll phone the support line but I thought i'd see what everyone else was suggesting first.
Thanks a lot
Try the following, to get you started:
Ok, to answer your original question, no - the URL for each game doesn't change. Not in a way that would be readily useful to you.
All of the BBC's multimedia is unified around a small set of flash player objects. What actually gets played is determined though variables in an XML config file, which is a separate HTTP request to the video player. This would be the route to look down, however it won't always be intuitively obvious what is coming from where, or why. It's certainly not a task you want to be racing to do just before every kick-off.
Let's say we manage to get all the live games blocked...
The kids will always take the path of least resistance, so what do we do once they reach IraqGoals.TV - The Best site for live streaming sports for example?
It may be easier to turn this "game" on it's head, block Audio and Video, and then see where the complaints arise.
I'll take it up with my superiors and go from there.
Thanks a lot for your time
I had this problem since BBC started streaming Championship football last year. I managed to prevent the streams loading, and it is still appropriate for the world cup by the looks of it. I blocked the domains below iirc. If you can prevent it access to the XML file it wont be able to load the stream.
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