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#49958 - 09/14/18 02:39 PM Blocking YouTube Ads
plantsower Offline


Registered: 09/13/09
Loc: Burson, CA
Is there maybe a terminal command I can use to block YouTube ads? They used to have short little ads that you could skip after 5 seconds. Now they are very invasive and happen every few minutes on YouTube videos. You can't skip them and they are at least 30 seconds long. It's so annoying.

I tried Adblock and Adblock Plus and Ghostery and Disconnect. None work to block the ads.
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#49959 - 09/14/18 03:47 PM Re: Blocking YouTube Ads [Re: plantsower]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Hi, Rita,

block youtube ads

There's a link to an AdBlock solution that you may find helpful near the top of the page and an assortment of other solutions that I didn't even look at.
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#49960 - 09/14/18 05:39 PM Re: Blocking YouTube Ads [Re: artie505]
plantsower Offline


Registered: 09/13/09
Loc: Burson, CA
Thanks, Artie. The best one was adsfreeyoutube.com. I'd never heard of it. I will probably use it from now on. Adblock, etc., doesn't work for Youtube ads. They used to, but I think YouTube (Google) found a way around it and now the ad blockers don't work on YouTube.

I don't want Chrome. But, in the end, I found adsfreeyoutube.com so thanks.
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#49961 - 09/14/18 05:46 PM Re: Blocking YouTube Ads [Re: plantsower]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
I'm glad you found something that works, Rita; I'll keep adsfreeyoutube.com in mind against my own possible future need.
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#49963 - 09/14/18 08:26 PM Re: Blocking YouTube Ads [Re: artie505]
plantsower Offline


Registered: 09/13/09
Loc: Burson, CA
Yeah. So far, I can find whatever I want that I usually look at on regular YouTube. Someone just somehow built or mirrored the YouTube website and was able to block all the ads!
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#51074 - 02/05/19 05:31 PM Re: Blocking YouTube Ads [Re: plantsower]
mistainzo Offline


Registered: 02/05/19
Just wanted to update you guys that adsfreeyoutube.com is back up and now has a download option grin

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#51078 - 02/05/19 07:30 PM Re: Blocking YouTube Ads [Re: plantsower]
deniro Offline


Registered: 09/09/09
I use "Enhancer for YouTube" extension in Firefox. It has all kinds of tweaks. My other ad blockers are ublock Origin and Privacy Badger.


Edited by deniro (02/05/19 07:31 PM)
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