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YouTube ads
« on: November 01, 2019, 04:20:42 pm »

When did Youtube start ads?  I never had them before a couple of days ago.  How do you stop them?

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Re: YouTube ads
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2019, 06:16:39 pm »

Where? Iím not seeing them.
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Re: YouTube ads
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2019, 06:29:22 pm »

Where?
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Re: YouTube ads
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2019, 07:27:01 pm »

I think I've been seeing them for a  month or so, maybe a few months, but not on many videos and I don't watch YT very much, so I've probably only seen a handful and can't remember which ones ... maybe some Tiny Desk Concerts.  I'd guess they started when they added the  subscription service channel(S?) which wasn't too long ago (about a year I think).
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Re: YouTube ads
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 08:56:06 pm »

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Re: YouTube ads
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2019, 08:59:28 pm »

I tried it again and got an Alexa 15 second ad.  Then I got another ad JK Studios. 2:57 long.  I clicked on the end of video link and it did go to the end.  Then the Minolta video I wanted started.

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Re: YouTube ads
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2019, 11:21:37 pm »

Am I missing something? YouTube the source of so much entertainment and information in video format? Belongs to Google, or Alphabet rather. I have been seeing ads for years. To start with just at the beginning then eventually in the middle of some video as well. Am I stupid? Am I misunderstanding something?

Is it a geographical thing? Have you really not had ads on YouTube. I am shocked and annoyed if thatís the case.
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Re: YouTube ads
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2019, 11:24:47 pm »

Am I missing something? YouTube the source of so much entertainment and information in video format? Belongs to Google, or Alphabet rather. I have been seeing ads for years. To start with just at the beginning then eventually in the middle of some video as well. Am I stupid? Am I misunderstanding something?

Is it a geographical thing? Have you really not had ads on YouTube. I am shocked and annoyed if thatís the case.

No, youíre not missing a thing, YouTube has had ads for years, and as they get more popular with media buyers, they get more intrusive. You can pay google to make it stop by subscribing.
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Re: YouTube ads
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2019, 11:29:51 pm »

No, Martin.  I never saw ads until a couple of days ago.  I updated Chrome around the same time.   I also started to get ads "blanks" on Flickr around the same time as I go through my photos there.  They want me to buy the Pro version of Flickr to eliminate ads.  Aren;t some of these the same company?  I live in New Jersey if that's any help.  Maybe they didn't realize NJ existed until the other day. :)

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Re: YouTube ads
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2019, 11:44:49 pm »

No, youíre not missing a thing, YouTube has had ads for years, and as they get more popular with media buyers, they get more intrusive. You can pay google to make it stop by subscribing.

Great. Thought I had woken up in a parallel universe. If rained all night, first proper rain in in over 6 months which is amazing but the world does look a bit different. Then this thing about ads on YouTube being new. I was wondering if I had had a stroke or something.

I pay to make the ads go away. Worth  every penny.
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Re: YouTube ads
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2019, 06:04:44 am »

Just use an Ad Blocker. Use uBlock Origin (not uBlock!) for Chrome and Firefox.
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Re: YouTube ads
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2019, 07:03:03 am »

Just use an Ad Blocker. Use uBlock Origin (not uBlock!) for Chrome and Firefox.

I mostly watch YouTube on a TV using an Apple TV box. I donít think you can run an ad blocker with that set up.
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Re: YouTube ads
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2019, 07:03:58 am »

You can, with something like this: https://pi-hole.net. Though it's not quite 100% reliable, unfortunately.

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Re: YouTube ads
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2019, 10:18:41 am »

You can, with something like this: https://pi-hole.net. Though it's not quite 100% reliable, unfortunately.

Didnít know about that. Anyway I pay a few dollars and that is 100% reliable.
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Re: YouTube ads
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2019, 10:27:58 am »

I mostly watch YouTube on a TV using an Apple TV box. I donít think you can run an ad blocker with that set up.
I didn't even try my smart TV.  I noticed this problem just a few days ago on my desktop.  I'll see if I have the same problem on the TV.

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Re: YouTube ads
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2019, 11:45:42 am »

Just use an Ad Blocker. Use uBlock Origin (not uBlock!) for Chrome and Firefox.

I doubt an ad blocker will remove the YouTube inline ads.

Choice is to live with it or pay the $$s.  When YouTube switched to ĎRedí, the ads were few.  As time has gone on the frequency has increase.  Now, on longer videos, they will even slip an ad in middle of video.  Annoying, but, for now, better than $10/mo.
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Re: YouTube ads
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2019, 11:47:02 am »

I'm finding myself just backing off of using the computer overall.  It's becoming a real time waster. 

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« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2019, 11:48:14 am »

I doubt an ad blocker will remove the YouTube inline ads.

You can doubt, but I have not seen a Youtube ad literally in all my life.
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