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PBS won't run with AdBlock installed

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16 Oct, 2015 01:22 AM

I've tried all the options, pausing AdBlock, telling it not to work on this page and telling it not to work on this domain, video will not play on with AdBlock installed. If I uninstall it, everything is fine. Any ideas on whether this is a solvable problem?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Rhana on 16 Oct, 2015 09:26 PM

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    Hi CR,

    If you're on a site that's refusing to show content if AdBlock is installed, please follow the instructions in this Knowledge Base article about websites detecting AdBlock and let us know how it goes!

    A quick alternative is just to disable AdBlock on that site. Click the AdBlock button and select Don't run on pages on this domain, and then click Exclude.

    AdBlock Community Manager

  2. 2 Posted by C. R. on 16 Oct, 2015 11:11 PM

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    Thank you for trying to help. I did try all the things you mentioned, I talked about that in my posting. The only solution has been to un-install AdBlocker, it's the only way PBS videos will run. It's frustrating because AdBlocker is terrific.
    I will check the link you included websites detecting AdBlock . I wouldn't guess that PBS would be a site that looks for ad blocking software but I will try and learn more about it.
    I appreciate the software and would like to pay for it but I go to PBS every day and if the program only works for some of my time online it's hard to think it's good enough yet to support financially. It's hard for me to say that because it really is terrific on all the other sites I visit. I look forward to figuring out a solution to my problem and fully enjoying AdBlock.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Rhana on 22 Oct, 2015 09:15 PM

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    Hi Cole,

    I was hoping that you might be able to benefit from the "anti-anti-ad-block" measures, which (if they work!) will allow you to view PBS content without having to uninstall AdBlock. And honestly, it's perfectly all right for you to use AdBlock for free for as long as you want to!

    AdBlock Community Manager

  4. Rhana closed this discussion on 22 Oct, 2015 09:15 PM.

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