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Blocking new YouTube format video advertisements

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25 Aug, 2013 03:23 AM

How do I block the new advertising videos on YouTube??

  1. 1 Posted by Tomáš on 25 Aug, 2013 11:59 AM

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    Hi Victor,

    Can you post here a link for YouTube video, where you see these ads?

    P.S.: Make sure that you have latest AdBlock version and updated filter lists


  2. 2 Posted by Kieran on 25 Aug, 2013 05:42 PM

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    Can you also answer the following: How did you load the video? Was it through clicking a link in an embedded video on another site, or clicking a link inside, or something else?

  3. 3 Posted by concretemission... on 26 Aug, 2013 09:10 PM

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    I have just noticed it a few days ago. YouTube video advertisements pop up in certain videos. I do not have a link to a video as of yet but next time it happens, I'll be sure to send to the link. By the way, I was viewing YouTube videos straight of of their website. Not a third party.

     From: crazyskeggy <[email blocked]>

  4. 4 Posted by Kieran on 27 Aug, 2013 06:18 AM

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    What link did you click to open the video? Was it a "Watch on YouTube"
    button on a 3rd party site? Was it from an annotation in a video? Was
    it from the "related videos" section?

    On 26/08/2013, Victor Jones IV
    <[email blocked]>

  5. 5 Posted by john on 27 Aug, 2013 08:22 AM

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    Youtube ad's aren't being blocked for me either. Here is a link to a video on youtube that is showing ads even with adblock enabled and using latest version of filters.

  6. 6 Posted by concretemission... on 27 Aug, 2013 04:20 PM

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    It was on the Youtube website.It happened again last night. I tried to get the same video to show ads today and it did not do it. Its very sporadic as to when it occurs. I have used your ad block with out these occurrences up until about a week ago when these ads started getting through. If I try to use the feature "block ad on this page" it just highlights the entire video screen on the page and not the small ad box that shows on the bottom of the YouTube video. So in short, every now and again, a video ad or a pop up ad will get through. How can I stop this?

     From: crazyskeggy <[email blocked]>

  7. 7 Posted by Kieran on 27 Aug, 2013 06:12 PM

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    This is the current workaround that we have that turns of the built-in Chrome flash, and instead uses the flash download from the Adobe website:

    Note: This only works in Chrome. This will not work in Opera and other Chromium-based browsers

    1. Go to chrome://plugins
    2. Open "Details" using the link in the top-right
    3. Under "Adobe Flash Player", you should see 2 versions of flash showing.
    4. Find the version listed as "Type: PPAPI" (found just above the "Disable" link).
    5. Disable the PPAPI flash, and make sure that the other version of Flash is enabled.

    If this doesn't help, reply and reopen this discussion.

  8. Kieran closed this discussion on 27 Aug, 2013 06:12 PM.

  9. concretemissions re-opened this discussion on 28 Aug, 2013 02:38 AM

  10. 8 Posted by concretemission... on 28 Aug, 2013 02:38 AM

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    i do not use google chrome nor do I wish to. Are there any other options??

     From: crazyskeggy <[email blocked]>

  11. 9 Posted by concretemission... on 28 Aug, 2013 02:44 AM

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    No Ads pop up for me on the video you sent me in the link. It's sporadic as to when it occurs.

     From: john <[email blocked]>

  12. 10 Posted by Kieran on 28 Aug, 2013 03:17 PM

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    Oh, ok. I didn't realise. I just assumed you did because everybody else who's reported YouTube ads has been on Chrome.

    What browser are you using? Safari or Opera?

  13. 11 Posted by concretemission... on 28 Aug, 2013 09:01 PM

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    Safari is the browser I use.

     From: crazyskeggy <[email blocked]>

  14. 12 Posted by Nix on 28 Aug, 2013 09:10 PM

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    This comment was split into a new discussion: Blocking new YouTube format video advertisements

    I followed this thread, followed the instructions, and the ads still appear.

  15. 13 Posted by Kieran on 29 Aug, 2013 04:30 PM

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    Victor: I'll pass this on to our developers to work on. If they need more
    info, they will comment on this discussion.

  16. 14 Posted by Nix on 30 Aug, 2013 03:06 PM

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    Im using chrome, followed all thread instructions, and they still appear.

  17. Jérémy closed this discussion on 07 Sep, 2013 09:24 AM.

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