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Default Changes to YouTube - 02-20-2013, 17:07 | posts: 44

I've just noticed that Youtube is FILLED with ads everywhere now, and there is one that plays every little bit with sound, and I have not found a way to turn it off or turn the sound down without affecting the video I want to watch. I'm going to give up YouTube with this going on I guess.
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 17:23 | posts: 816

Firefox, Adblock plugin.
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 17:27 | posts: 1,011 | Location: Somewhere in Scotland

Downloading YouTube vids, and saving them to a folder on your hard drive seems to get round this problem.
The main problem I've found so far is that some vids have been uploaded in flv. format, which makes them slow to download.
Then these need to be converted to mp4 format.
However most of the ones I've downloaded have been mp4's, and these download pretty quickly.
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 17:41 | posts: 14,717 | Location: Glasgow

Yeah, YouTube is now a business tool for big companies and a normal person trying to make some extra cash.

I rarely use the web based YouTube anymore anyway, and even when i do i just click on it so it gets added to my watch history, then later on i open up Mediaportal and watch all the video's i've been sent, better quality as well.
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 18:17 | posts: 23,347 | Location: Hoek van Holland, Netherlands

With firefox you can use greasemonkey and yousabletubefix
greasemonkey is also available for other browsers.

   
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Default 02-20-2013, 18:53 | posts: 11,267 | Location: Finland

Derailing this thread, but thats what I have been doing lately.

I dont really think that disabling ads is what people should do, yes you can get some nasty stuff to your computer but in the end, that is not what you are going to get from sites like YouTube, Guru3D (and so). Plus those ads do support the owner of the site. We are heading towards internet where large sites are going to need to ask for money for their service as ads are not working for very long now. Or this is how it looks to me.

I agree that if ads give sound and you cant disable those sounds, then there is no point for videos... Not sure of the cause for this, are you sure that you cant click mute from those ads ?
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 20:53 | posts: 11,715 | Location: ♫

Opera browser + Adblocker, also FF + adblock, not getting any ads.

without the adblockers Youtube was a nightmare on the pc, so an adblocker is recommended.

ironically on Android i get no ads at all when i use the official youtube app, go figure.
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 21:18 | posts: 816

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I don't really think that disabling ads is what people should do, yes you can get some nasty stuff to your computer
I think Noscript is the only thing that truly blocks them. Adblock or hosts file blocking only ad sites should not be used for security.

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but in the end, that is not what you are going to get from sites like YouTube,
Well, I'm with TonyLee. If I couldn't block them I wouldn't use the site, same difference in ad money coming from me then. And youtube's ads are VERY intrusive. Besides, if anything, seeing as I'm not a partner they make money off of my few video uploads. Youtube has so much money already being pumped into it anyway it really doesn't make a difference.

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Guru3D (and so). Plus those ads do support the owner of the site. We are heading towards internet where large sites are going to need to ask for money for their service as ads are not working for very long now. Or this is how it looks to me.
Some people do make it solely on donations, some people on ad money. Pick your battles. Here it might make a difference, sure. Bigger sites? Nah, not really.

edit

Another point on security, well known sites are KNOWN to have mishaps with compromised ad scripts. Meaning, just because the site is clean, and the ad service USED to be clean, doesn't mean ad services are never targeted. Happened with Minecraft forums last year. Usually though Google picks up on the malicious traffic and your web browser's safety nag screen warn you.

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Default 02-21-2013, 23:51 | posts: 147

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Downloading YouTube vids, and saving them to a folder on your hard drive seems to get round this problem.
Yes thats also the only way they cant stop! (They often block sites like www.mediaconverter.org from DLing thier vids (Amoung other sites))


Why do they care so much??????? -- I mean,someone UPLOADED the file there FROM THE INTERNET so who cares WHO copies it off youtube??


I dunno......
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 00:37 | posts: 2,033 | Location: NOVA

No need to run them through a downloader site ... since you already download them just watching them.

The videos are buffered locally in your temp folder ... "<some-file>.tmp".

If you have a flv codec installed, you can just watch the files through media player or media player classic, etc.

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Default 02-22-2013, 01:00 | posts: 1,023 | Location: UK

I also use this http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/156278

By default it blocks PewDiePie, TobyGames and SmoshGames.
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 01:40 | posts: 1,301 | Location: UK

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With firefox you can use greasemonkey and yousabletubefix
greasemonkey is also available for other browsers.

Used this for a while, wouldn't Youtube without it.
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 03:03 | posts: 256

Im on chrome +adblocker and I cant remember the last time I saw an ad
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 03:52 | posts: 9,455 | Location: Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

Adblock on both Opera and Firefox (FF also has NoScript as well) and havent seen the ads lately.

Though i am considerate of websites i visit so i enable ads on them to help out.
   
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Default 02-22-2013, 06:35 | posts: 147

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No need to run them through a downloader site ... since you already download them just watching them.

The videos are buffered locally in your temp folder ... "<some-file>.tmp".
Exactly bud... Its amazing how many ppl DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS!!

Sometimes i post WMV/MOV links and the responses from some people are simply amazing!!

This is one

"We dont have to download a WMV file,thats what youtube is for" and they wont even look @ the video i provided

I tried to explain to this guy HE IS STILL DOWNLOADING A FILE EVEN ON YOUTUBE!!!


Ah well.......
   
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Default 02-23-2013, 12:21 | posts: 3,714

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The videos are buffered locally in your temp folder ... "<some-file>.tmp".
The only problem is that most people don't have the time to sort through all those temp junk to see which one was the video they viewed.

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If you have a flv codec installed, you can just watch the files through media player or media player classic, etc.
Ever since YouTube has the experimental HTML5 site and Google made YouTube apps on smartphones, most videos are already in both h.264 MP4 and WebM formats with multiple resolutions.

I usually use JDownloader to download YouTube videos; just copy the URL and voila, a list of several formats and resolutions of the video for you to choose from.




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Default 02-23-2013, 18:46 | posts: 816

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ownloadhelper/

Been using that for a while. If I have to convert a youtube video to .mp3 or something then I just open it in Sony Vegas.
   
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Default 02-23-2013, 19:53 | posts: 44

edit: I spoke too soon.

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Default 02-23-2013, 20:48 | posts: 1,293 | Location: Portugal

I have chrome with adblock and "better pop up blocker" and i donīt see a single ad on the youtube page.
   
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Default 02-25-2013, 06:15 | posts: 147

Where are people getting ads on youtube???

Whenever i watch a video,I DONT SEE ANY ADS... The vid just plays!!!!! (Thankfully)

Can someone PLEASE provide a youtube clip that they see an ad in and I WILL VIEW IT and see if i see it also?? (Im curious how they are putting these ads in and HOW CAN ADBLOCK block them if they are an FLV file like the video is)
   
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Default 03-01-2013, 17:08 | posts: 21

It is just the way of the world nowadays, kids are getting fatter and websites are getting more bloated with ads. It just happens. While I don't like ads, I do like that youtube tries to help people make a little extra cash by putting ads on user videos. My friend has a dozen or so up and about half are ad supported, he makes a little bit here and there, but that is because it is based on how many views it has, the more views the more annoying the ads, and the more money he receives.
   
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Default 03-14-2013, 05:19 | posts: 147

Yes your right about sites getting more bloated!!!!! (Ugly,bloated,etc)
   
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Default 03-14-2013, 16:10 | posts: 180 | Location: Republic of Bulgaria

Is it me or it gets worse and worse. Because I don't think it's me. I liked some old YT designs more than some older ones. So it means am not getting used to it but it's simply bad.
   
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Default 03-14-2013, 16:14 | posts: 23,857 | Location: NZ

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Firefox, Adblock plugin.
Adblock hasn't worked for ages, it prevents the video from playing.

Edit: Mind u I haven't tried YT for a while with AB enabled, maybe it's compatible now?

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Default 03-14-2013, 16:53 | posts: 425 | Location: Seattle

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Firefox, Adblock plugin.
Ya , Ad block talk will get You in trouble here. Zip it.
You trying to bankrupt 3D Guru ?
   
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