cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Android youtube app

Community Veteran
Posts: 2,286
Thanks: 109
Fixes: 4
Registered: ‎18-02-2013

Android youtube app

Anybody blocking the mobile youtube app ads, I seem to be getting ads still via youtube on my tablet. All my pc,s are being blocked ok via my block list on my local dns-cache.
As I understand it, they are using https to send the ads via the app now?
Any pointers please guys.
11 REPLIES
Community Veteran
Posts: 6,773
Thanks: 258
Fixes: 21
Registered: ‎16-02-2009

Re: Android youtube app

It shouldn't matter whether it is http or https. I don't/haven't used the app, but do use bigtincan's adblocker on my tablets.
Community Veteran
Posts: 2,286
Thanks: 109
Fixes: 4
Registered: ‎18-02-2013

Re: Android youtube app

I just need to understand how the app is bypassing my block list, but I can't seem to find the answer Sad
Community Veteran
Posts: 2,286
Thanks: 109
Fixes: 4
Registered: ‎18-02-2013

Re: Android youtube app

This is odd, the ad appears just once now...
I've captured the dns request as follows.
r2---sn-2a0noxu-ajte.googlevideo.com        2  16.7  16.7
r2---sn-2a0noxu-ajtl.googlevideo.com          2  16.7  33.3
r2.sn-2a0noxu-ajte.googlevideo.com          1    8.3  41.7
r2---sn-2a0noxu-ajte.googlevideo.com        1    8.3  50.0
ssl.google-analytics.com                            1    8.3  58.3
googleads.g.doubleclick.net                        1    8.3  66.7
ad.doubleclick.net                                      1    8.3  75.0
pubads.g.doubleclick.net                            1    8.3  83.3
r2.sn-2a0noxu-ajtl.googlevideo.com          1    8.3  91.7
r2---sn-2a0noxu-ajtl.googlevideo.com        1    8.3  100.0
Community Veteran
Posts: 2,286
Thanks: 109
Fixes: 4
Registered: ‎18-02-2013

Re: Android youtube app

I've rooted my droid to install Bigtincans adfree.apk but it does not block youtube ads.
Community Veteran
Posts: 6,773
Thanks: 258
Fixes: 21
Registered: ‎16-02-2009

Re: Android youtube app

Don't view utube on mine so can't comment on that. They do say you may need to reboot to clear the dns cache.
Community Veteran
Posts: 2,286
Thanks: 109
Fixes: 4
Registered: ‎18-02-2013

Re: Android youtube app

Yeah done all the obvious stuff, still the same.
Community Veteran
Posts: 6,773
Thanks: 258
Fixes: 21
Registered: ‎16-02-2009

Re: Android youtube app

Maybe the utube advert isn't an advert per say, but something they play infront of the video, I think I had heard that there were pre-video's displayed.
Community Veteran
Posts: 2,286
Thanks: 109
Fixes: 4
Registered: ‎18-02-2013

Re: Android youtube app

I've read that somewhere,  but my pc's are using the standard yoyo block file with no sign of ads... go figure eh
Community Veteran
Posts: 6,773
Thanks: 258
Fixes: 21
Registered: ‎16-02-2009

Re: Android youtube app

But android is more tied to the Google machine, maybe that is why.
Community Veteran
Posts: 2,286
Thanks: 109
Fixes: 4
Registered: ‎18-02-2013

Re: Android youtube app

I'll try an ipad just to see what happens  Smiley
Community Veteran
Posts: 2,286
Thanks: 109
Fixes: 4
Registered: ‎18-02-2013

Re: Android youtube app

Quote from: Hairy
But android is more tied to the Google machine, maybe that is why.

Agreed, via the resolv.conf
I changed mine, this is what was causing the averts to slip by even though I was blocking network wide!