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You Tube - Adverts

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You Tube - Adverts

Recently, You Tube seems to be pushing adverts on just about every music video I click on.... some of the more obnoxious ones have to run full length before the chosen video starts to play... however some have a 5 second countdown, which I always click on to eliminate the advert....
I wonder if Youtube are monitoring those eliminations, and also how many others are doing the same thing. which would show them that nobody watches them...!.. however, they will probably persist with the system that runs the full advert before playing...
another annoying "feature" is all those boxed messages that need clicking on to remove them.... sometimes up to 7 or 8 have been on screen before it is clear to watch the video...
anyone else disatisfied with that? or am I alone ?
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Re: You Tube - Adverts

Hi Shutter
I have not seen an advert on Youtube for years, i use the Adblock Plus add on, in my browsers. you can then use YT and most other sites advert free Smiley
Kind Regards
Mike
Mike
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Re: You Tube - Adverts

Hi Mike,
Thanks for that.... have just installed it, on my firefox browser.... checked a couple of vids and seems to have done the trick.... now I can enjoy the music, and the girls !...
Wink
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Re: You Tube - Adverts

Very welcome Shutter Smiley
Mike
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Re: You Tube - Adverts

Hmm.... still getting those irritating message boxes which need clicking on the X to remove.....  Huh
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Re: You Tube - Adverts

Maybe try Ghostery  ?
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Re: You Tube - Adverts

Shutter the message boxes.  Click the nut icon on the video player , third from the right and disable annotations.  You will have to do that with each video that uses them, as the uploader has put them there
edit: ok you can disable them completely, never noticed the option before.
Click your username top right
Click youtube settings
Then playback
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Re: You Tube - Adverts

@Shutter, I've also noticed the increase in adverts on You Tube recently. It's very annoying especially when it's the ad you can't stop until it's finished.
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Re: You Tube - Adverts

Thanks for the tip about Ghostrey.... actually thought I had that ... but checking the tool bar it wasn`t there... so have just installed it again !..
Thanks for the tips, Gus.. will have a look at that next time I`m on there..
@artmo... yes  indeedy... but Adblock Plus has definitely dealt with them... I don`t get them now...
Thanks to all for the help... again !... Smiley