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YouTube is getting annoying with ads

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15 minutes ago, Mn3m3nth said:

Thing is I actually kind of don't mind the pre-roll ads, the way I figure it if it means the channels I watch can keep going then it's worth 30 seconds.

 

The problem I have is the constant barrage of ads inside a ten minute video that interrupt the flow of what you're trying to watch.

 

If it wasn't for that I wouldn't need to find a decent adblocker for YT.

The ad blocker I am using on Chrome

 

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm?hl=en

 

it blocks all YouTube ads on desktops and not only on YouTube.

 

On mobile devices I cannot find anything...

 

Also Linus doesn’t do mid-vid ads - and that’s awesome. Thanks Bud.

 

I block ads on YouTube and that’s why I am subscribed to Floatplane. Consider doing the same thing if you decided to deprive LTT from the ad revenue 😉.

 

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3 hours ago, TempestCatto said:

I don't feel bad about using Adblock Plus or Ublock Origin. Ads can be legitimately malicious too, so I don't take any chances. The only time I'll whitelist a site is if Adblock breaks part of that site. Otherwise, if there's one of those "Please subscribe or whitelist us" popups, I just will refuse to use that site. It's 2020, I shouldn't have to have my eyes and ears pumped with bullshit.

 

I do have it disabled on this site however, because I actually like LMG and their ads are good.

There is a site (I forget which one) that actually says something to the effect "You don't have to whitelist but we would be grateful if you did".  Damn,  I wish I remembered which site.

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3 hours ago, pm128 said:

Cmon, 2 unskippable ads. It got to the point where they are advertising adblocking extensions.

I found a secret.  Look at the lower left.  If it says "Ad 1 of 2", then let the 1st ad play through.  When the 2nd ad starts, refresh trhe page.  Your video should then start.

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4 hours ago, Radium_Angel said:

There are ads on the internet?

Huh, learn something new every day...

(but have others have said, Ad blockers are a requirement these days, getting on the 'net without them is like going to an orgy without protection.)


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1 hour ago, dilpickle said:

I can't imagine anyone using a desktop web browser without an ad blocker. The real issue is how to block them on mobile and TVs.

Turn off javascript, but it tends to break more things than it fixes.


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YouTube premium is like $10 and comes with music. :/

 

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It's crap like this that really makes me consider installing ad-block. Less than 10% of the screen is actual content?

 

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I know what your saying.

There are so many interruptions with adds on some of the videos I almost forget what they are about. 😜

When I think about all the data they get and money they are making from me watching.

I just don't feel like I should have to pay extra for youtube premium either.

These are not big Hollywood hit movies they are giving us.

Honestly I think they should be sending me gifts every now and then for watching regularly.  😄

 

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I started getting a new format recently where the skip button is missing entirely.  The scrub bar is there though so I can scrub through the ad which is arguably faster than skipping.  I get the impression there is a lot of A/B testing going on and Google is testing “how much will a given person put up with before someone tosses their machine through a corporate window”


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38 minutes ago, Andreas Lilja said:

YouTube premium is like $10 and comes with music. :/

On top of Amazon prime, Hulu with Disney +, Netflix, ect, yeah the cost of Youtube Premium is not worth it just to block ads. YouTube Premium just doesn't have enough value for me and the family. 

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1 minute ago, Bombastinator said:

I started getting a new format recently where the skip button is missing entirely.  The scrub bar is there though so I can scrub through the ad which is arguably faster than skipping.  I get the impression there is a lot of A/B testing going on and Google is testing “how much will a given person put up with before someone tosses their machine through a corporate window”

Yeah I think they are testing ways to make more money. See I dont have issues with the ads that Linus, JayzTwoCents, Kyle and Paul do. Those ads are relevant to me. And I have actually paused the video, and gone to the manufactures website to get more detailed info.  But all the Youtube ads right now are political. Its to the point that Im going to write my name on the ballot because Im sick of those two guys already. 

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7 minutes ago, Donut417 said:

Yeah I think they are testing ways to make more money. See I dont have issues with the ads that Linus, JayzTwoCents, Kyle and Paul do. Those ads are relevant to me. And I have actually paused the video, and gone to the manufactures website to get more detailed info.  But all the Youtube ads right now are political. Its to the point that Im going to write my name on the ballot because Im sick of those two guys already. 

‘S that way every election year.  This one has actually been unusually light.


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1 minute ago, Bombastinator said:

‘S that way every election year.  This one has actually been unusually light.

Only time I see ads is when Im using my TV. So... never really experienced Youtube Ads, but they can take the political ones and stick them somewhere else. 

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1 minute ago, Donut417 said:

Only time I see ads is when Im using my TV. So... never really experienced Youtube Ads, but they can take the political ones and stick them somewhere else. 

Might explain it.  I don’t even own a tv any more.


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3 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

Might explain it.  I don’t even own a tv any more.

I use mine for mostly streaming and Plex. I dont really watch Live TV anymore. But I like being able to lay in bed and watch stuff. Thats the only reason I have a TV, and even then its a 7 year old pre LED 720p TV. Was thinking of upgrading to a 4K TV or a new PC monitor, but I haven't decided yet. 

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I use Brave browser. I find that it does at least as good a job as any chrome/firefox ad blocking plugin, and that it runs faster and in less memory than chrome/firefox + a plugin.

 

It does work on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, sort of. I think they are aware of the browser, because the Brave devs will issue an update, and it will block ads on those services, and then after a little while both Hulu and Amazon will stop loading the video if you don't disable the adblocking for that site.


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5 hours ago, Andreas Lilja said:

YouTube premium is like $10 and comes with music. :/

In many regions it's significantly more expensive than that. YT Music just... isn't very good.


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14 hours ago, pm128 said:

Cmon, 2 unskippable ads. It got to the point where they are advertising adblocking extensions.

YouTube isn’t profitable how else are they going to keep it running? 
 

If you don’t like ads buy premium so you don’t have any. 


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