Would it be possible to support smartDNS as an alternative to proxies? Especially useful for the British channels when connection from the Netherlands. There is an existing python library for this (dnspython
). Other plugins also make use of this, as an alternative to proxies. For example, see the _connection.py
from USTV VoD, especially the functions getURL(), prepare_dns_proxy() and classes MyHTTPHandler and MyHTTPConnection
The advantage of smartDNS is that it is easy to set up, does not impact the speed, and some are completely free to use. Setting it up as the system-wide DNS would not work, because then local IP addresses are no longer working.