Podcast download problems in China

Discussion in 'iPod' started by seafurydriver, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. seafurydriver macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2007
    I've noticed recently that many podcasts (especially CNN) are failing to download here in mainland China. I don't believe it's the connection speed, as some podcasts download very well (NPR for instance). But most come up with an err= -3253 message. I've also experienced this at our office, where we use a Hong Kong ISP to speed up overseas downloads.

    Any ideas? Is big brother watching?
  2. pdpfilms macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2004
    I think so. I've heard of some funky stuff going on in China... though I'm not sure why they'd ban CNN and not NPR. I wonder what their band decisions are based on...?

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