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I have just found out why my usage has increased

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I have just found out why my usage has increased

I went to Sky News while the Bandwidth Monitor was running and if I go to a page with a video on it the site downloads the whole video even when it isn't running.
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Re: I have just found out why my usage has increased

all browsers or just firefox?

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Re: I have just found out why my usage has increased

Internet Explorer is the same
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Re: I have just found out why my usage has increased

You should try "FlashBlock" that will hopefully stop it from downloading automatically and if you do want to see it, click the Flash place holder.
(Available for Firefox but nothing for IE)
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pierre_pierre
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Re: I have just found out why my usage has increased

havnt got the same monitor as you Jim
can you try these two BBC ones, the first doesnt seem to download till you play
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17384035
the second does
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-17367843
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Re: I have just found out why my usage has increased

the second one just starts playing the first one doesn't start downloading but once started pausing it doesn't stop the feed
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Re: I have just found out why my usage has increased

Tried flashblock and they aren't affected
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Re: I have just found out why my usage has increased

Hmm... Just check that FlashBlock is active. Can't remember if the default setting is on or not.
Anyway, I'll check things out later on the Sky News site, see what's going on for myself.
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Re: I have just found out why my usage has increased

Flashblock stops parts but not the bad ones
I have found the culprit - it is the Sky Media Player script so I have blocked it using Adblock Plus
jazz
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Re: I have just found out why my usage has increased

As well as Adblock I use Ghostery - http://www.ghostery.com/ ;   This blocks all the things that follow you around - Google Analytics, Web Trends etc etc and also blocks those video clips that preload whether you want them or not!  Smiley
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Re: I have just found out why my usage has increased

Thanks for the tip, jazz. It's doing a great job with Firefox.
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