I have recently signed up for a video streaming site (watch.filmstruck.com). I can sign into their website without any problem, but when I chose a movie, what appears to be their video player opens up, but nothing happens.

One of the answers I saw for a previous question about videos mentioned youtube-dl. As I understand it, this is for downloading videos. I don't want to download - I just want to stream a video.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    Tor only works with TCP, so it's possible the video stream is being sent with UDP and thus Tor is unable to handle the requests. Jul 7, 2017 at 22:37
  • Is there video player a standalone application, or just a player in your browser? If it is a standalone, then it will not work.
    – msadek
    Aug 2, 2018 at 7:58
  • Filmstruck closed in November 2018, so this question is unanswerable. Aug 28, 2019 at 20:03

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The player opened by your browser does not know a thing about your Tor settings. Edit your player settings to use Tor proxy and save them by default - that's how it will work. Or - a better, but harder way - use a middlebox/router to wrap all the traffic through Tor

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