ads before watching online videos..

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  1. chrome_sturmen

    chrome_sturmen Registered Member

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    i have noticed these days that i can no longer watch a video clip or music video without first being forced to watch some stupid ad. why should this be so? why is everything that was once cool, taken, commercialised and generally ~Phrase removed~ up?

    please explain
     
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  2. The Seeker

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    Ad Muncher is great for getting rid of these ads. I've been using it for almost five years now and wouldn't be without it.
     
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    hehe, thanks for the advice, but i dont mean ads rendered while a page loads, i mean video advertisements that must be seen before your selected video plays (like ads on tv)
     
  4. euphoria

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    ...but I think that's what The Seeker was talking about. Ad Muncher eliminates the video ads.
     
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    Exactly. Ad Muncher is able to remove many ads within videos.
     
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    really? if so thats quite cool, although i find that admuncher is sometimes overzealous with its blocking, so i cant use it as a regular blocker, but maybe i could here and there on demand when youtubing etc. thanks for the advices!
     
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    anywhere where people congregate, there is always some stupid entity trying to force ads on us, its somethin i dont like in life. im astounded they havent found a way to feed ads to us whilst on the toilet:shifty:
     
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    Not online videos per se, but I've noticed that an increasing number of DVD movies I've purchased from Amazon are starting to include anti-smoking clips among the trailers, and in a couple of case there's even a commercial ad or two. Is the smoking thing a new government requirement? (I'm in Canada and buy from Amazon Canada)
     
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    you guys think and ad-tracking hosts file would block out ads within videoclips??
     
  10. SIR****TMG

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    Ad Muncher is the answer.
     
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    Adblock Plus helps also. :D
     
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    Off-topic posts removed. The topic is "ads running at the start of online videos," so, let's stick to that.
     
  13. chrome_sturmen

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    i use opera, so i cant use adblock plus, i do however use fanboy's urlfilter.ini to block ads with opera, also i run opera through proxomitron, which of course has a plentitude of adblocking methods, but i guess these measures dont affect the above mentioned pre-video ads. i wonder if a small ad-tracking hosts file would help o_O
     
  14. siberianwolf

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    how about the ads on the doors of bathrooms in malls? there's usually a lot of ads on them. on the walls over the urinals, as well. and don't forget the cc-radio stations constantly playing in bathrooms, too.
    :shifty:
     
  15. bigc73542

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    One thing you have to consider is that even though the ads are a pain in the neck they have to pay for the videos some how. Would you rather that you had to pay to watch them??
     
  16. chrome_sturmen

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    there are only 3 things relating to computers that i pay for my friend ;)

    1- my usenet account 2- a hotfile premium account, and 3- my videobox account :D

    best,

    chrome
     
  17. Judge Dee

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    And that's exactly why there are ads.
    Sites like Hulu aren't in existence to have fun. They're running a business.
     
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