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What is it with YouTube and their new ad program?

Posted on 05/25/2013 4:36:45 PM PDT by RoosterRedux

I really used to like youtube.com. Watched old movies, gun videos, how-to videos, and all sorts of unusual films.

Am watching an old series on British Commandos tonite.

But the video ads now added to youtube are so incredibly disruptive that I have started to cut my usage down dramatically.

There is a mechanism...another site...that permits one to watch a youtube video without the ads (just add a "skip" after youtube in the address) but even that is getting overwhelmed with traffic.

Thoughts please.

Perhaps it makes sense to set up a website on which to post your favorite youtube videos without the ads.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: vanity; youtube

1 posted on 05/25/2013 4:36:45 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

My favorite gun videos are Hickok45, even nutnfancy...but the ads are ruining this stuff.


3 posted on 05/25/2013 4:41:16 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux

There are several movie type websites and Hulu that insert ads.

I watched a couple of movies on crackle.com. Every 10 minutes, the movies were interrupted with the same commercial. I counted some 22 breaks with the same ad. I seldom watch anything on those ad-supported channels.

I do subscribe to Netflix streaming.

I also have DVR-ed many tv series, cut out the commercials, and saved them to disk. I occasionally ‘marathon’ an old series that I haven’t watched in a while.


4 posted on 05/25/2013 4:45:38 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: RoosterRedux

They are in business to make money.


5 posted on 05/25/2013 4:46:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: RoosterRedux

wanna check out my new library card well i mean do want to see it you cant check it out unless you have a library card you know one of the best parts of reading is you get to do it without worrying about recording or ads or taking breaks cause you dont miss a thing reading is be fun and i bet if you tried it you would like it too


6 posted on 05/25/2013 4:47:45 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: F15Eagle
Google bought YouTube

Yep. And it will get worse.

What's in your wallet?

7 posted on 05/25/2013 4:48:51 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: BenLurkin
LOL...as a businessman, I don't blame them for that. But they can have still ads show up without overlaying the audio from their videos with audios from their ads.

They are overreaching IMHO. Killing good bidness for a few extra pennies.

8 posted on 05/25/2013 4:49:29 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux
I recommend AdBlocker (which I believe is available for several different kinds of browsers across several different platforms). Also, the Element Hiding Helper if you can get it, which allows you to block links and text and whole sections of pages. They're what I use, and I've been applying them especially heavily to YouTube lately. Also, if you're really getting ticked at certain kinds of advertising, NoScript can really lay the smack down on anything AdBlocker and the Element Hiding Helper might have missed.
9 posted on 05/25/2013 4:50:31 PM PDT by Parody
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To: bigheadfred
I like reading but I have to stop reading to take a sip from my cocktail.

Not so with videos...I can just keep on sipping.

BTW, just to plug a couple of good books, just read "1776" and "John Adams" by David McCullough on Kindle...highly recommend. But reading and drinking are an unnatural combination.;-)

10 posted on 05/25/2013 4:53:19 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: Parody

Just downloaded Adblocker...thx for the heads-up.


12 posted on 05/25/2013 4:55:30 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux

You can watch the youtube videos without any commercials.

Always use DownloadHelper to download the film. After the file begins to download just open the directory where it is being saved and drag and drop the file onto VLC media player.

This is also useful for those with slow DSL that cannot watch high-bandwidth video live. Just wait until the remaining download time is shorter than the length of the video and then start watching the stored file. If you don’t close the youtube page after the file begins downloading then you are using twice as much bandwidth so close the page.

If the film turns out to be a keeper you already have a copy saved :-)


13 posted on 05/25/2013 4:55:36 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Oh yeah, I also use FlashBlock, although if you use that, it does add the step of having to click on a video on YouTube before it will start loading. Of course, I personally rather prefer not having those videos auto-loading without my permission.
14 posted on 05/25/2013 4:56:11 PM PDT by Parody
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To: RoosterRedux

Yahoo is even worse than Utube.


15 posted on 05/25/2013 4:58:59 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: All

Thx guys...I knew I could count on Freepers for the best advice!


16 posted on 05/25/2013 5:00:02 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I have an ap called “Playtube”. It downloads youtube contnent for later viewing, like when you are out of range of wireless. None of the stuff I download comes with commercials.

I like the Playtube ap better than the youtube ap.


17 posted on 05/25/2013 5:00:33 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Thy Kingdom come!)
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To: RoosterRedux

I use a terrific shareware program called AdMuncher. it blocks all popups, all banner ads, and all video ads. And, if you like, you can block other stuff on sites that you visit often.

It’s a very small program, updated every day, and it actually speeds things up, since you don’t have to download all those large ads when you visit various websites.

Basically, I go all over the net without noticing that there ARE any ads. One of the few shareware program I have used since its conception, follow in beta, never have any problems with, and can’t do without.

http://www.admuncher.com/


19 posted on 05/25/2013 5:40:14 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Bobalu

Thanks for posting this.


20 posted on 05/25/2013 5:40:38 PM PDT by Richard from IL
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To: Dogbert41

Will try it...thx!


21 posted on 05/25/2013 5:43:38 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Switch to FIREFOX then add-on ADD BLOCK PLUS. TWO problems solved!!!


22 posted on 05/25/2013 5:47:09 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: RoosterRedux

You are using Firefox, I hope...

If so, try this:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/


23 posted on 05/25/2013 6:45:58 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Former MSM Viewer

I am using Firefox...but some ad ons are problematic.


24 posted on 05/25/2013 6:52:28 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Have you D/L’ed AdBlock? It works.


25 posted on 05/25/2013 7:13:36 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: RoosterRedux

http://www.ghostery.com


26 posted on 05/25/2013 8:03:20 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: F15Eagle

Capitalism?


28 posted on 05/26/2013 5:19:44 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: F15Eagle
Heh. Google ain’t just a search engine....

I know, it's a way of life, like 1984, only worse. Obama and Google, what a country! And from what I hear, the new Xbox isn't going to be just another game console either...

30 posted on 05/26/2013 12:27:30 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Thy Kingdom come!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Get Adblocker Plus and some good filter subs. I’ve yet to see the first ad with that arrangement.


31 posted on 05/26/2013 5:40:47 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Fire_on_High

Thx much!


32 posted on 05/26/2013 6:09:40 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: Bobalu

I also happen to use DownloadHelper on my slow DSL connection as well as VLC to view (sometimes). Have been known to use DownloadHelper’s “Convert and Download” as a quick and dirty way to capture a mediocre MP3 from a music video.

On the original Youtube page you should be able to right click and “Stop Download” or close the page. It is easy to forget to do one or the other.

My main problem viewing Youtube recently is that Flash for Linux beyond 11.2 is not being developed. So I have to switch to Chrome now for many videos.


33 posted on 05/26/2013 6:24:33 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: steve86

Also my Firefox has been insisting on using HTML5 recently even though I have tried the many supposed tricks to reverse this unwanted behavior (html5 is the pits on the slow DSL connection). The only thing that works is to append &html5=0 to the url, and even this sometimes doesn’t work if you’re previously viewed the video.


34 posted on 05/26/2013 6:27:50 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: steve86

I should have said that Flash for Linux (which does not use the Chrome-Pepper interface) is no longer being developed.


35 posted on 05/26/2013 6:34:49 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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