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Dude111
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reply to seamore

 

If ya do se a preroll AD isnt it part of the video?? (FLV file) -- adblock wont work on that!!

ke4pym
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join:2004-07-24
Charlotte, NC
reply to seamore

Re: Ads in online streaming videos

I had no idea Youtube even had commercials until recently. When I finally watched a Youtube video on my phone recently, I got hammered with them.

Adblock. It is your friend.


AVD
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carpetshark3
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join:2004-02-12
Idledale, CO
reply to seamore
If it's a 5 second thing - turn off images and use the mute. Count about 6 seconds and turn everything back on. It's a pain, but it is revenge. You can't buy what you can't see (or hear)

You can do images instantly in Opera. FX has an add-on.


Boricua
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join:2002-01-26
Sacramuerto
reply to seamore
Yes, it angers me to no end as well. Adblock doesn't work on every site, BTW. I do have Adblock Plus.
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Thaler
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join:2004-02-02
Los Angeles, CA
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reply to BigBlarg
said by BigBlarg:

Anyway, you know what's more annoying than video ads?

When they do that TV thing where the ad is at a different volume level than the content you were watching?

Honestly, I don't know why companies do this. Want to know the easiest way to lose my business? Rupture my ear drums - never, ever will I buy a damn thing you make.


Fir_Na_Tine
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join:2001-01-03
Sout Joisy
reply to ke4pym
said by ke4pym:

I had no idea Youtube even had commercials until recently. When I finally watched a Youtube video on my phone recently, I got hammered with them.

Adblock. It is your friend.

Same here. I was surprised to find that out. Adblock all the way. Also use Ghostery but sometimes on some sites the video doesn't even come up at all.
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AZinOH

join:2007-04-25
Swanton, OH
kudos:1
reply to seamore
I made a quick visit to YouTube clicking on videos at random just to see what ads I would get. Here are the results:

Advil (too bad..I already have the pain-relievers I need)
theHouse.com (wanting to sell me snowboards...I'm 58)
MGM Grand Vietnam (Seriously? I can't afford to go to Chicago.)
The Get Around Knee (if I need one, my doctor will decide)
DISH Hopper (I'm not going to go there)
Oprah (if you think I care about Beyonce, you're wrong)
AMEX Sync on Twitter (I don't even have a cellphone)
Gamefly (I'm not going to go there X 10,000)
Ameriprise Financial (as if I had any money to invest)
Legal Zoom (if I need legal advice, I'll get a lawyer)
and three movies I will never watch
the latest Die Hard
The Internship
Silver Linings Playbook

and to add to the insanity, I started getting repeats of the above.

They were all wasted on me, just as the next 1000 ads will be.

Timmn

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Tinley Park, IL
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One of the apps on my Blu-ray player is for Crackle, they have free TV shows and movies. Now I can understand the need for commercials because they are providing their services for free, but it seems that the only advertising client they have is Axe Apollo. Axe only has two commercials, one with a lifeguard and the other with a fireman. The whole idea behind the commercials is stupid, but what is worse is having to watch one of the two commercials at each commercial break.


Dude111
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reply to seamore

 

I dont see how adblock can stop an ad ON YOUTUBE!!!!! (I mean a video ad embedded in the video (ISNT THE VIDEO AD ALSO AN .FLV FILE??))
Expand your moderator at work


AVD
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Onion, NJ
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reply to Dude111

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adblocking was so much more logical in the '80s!!!!!!111