AdBlocker that doesn't block legitimate content

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Libertine Lush, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Libertine Lush, Mar 22, 2016
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    Libertine Lush macrumors 6502a

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    I recently got my first iOS device and would like to know if anyone has found an ad-blocker that is consistent in not blocking non-ad content. Specifically, I'm having a problem with AdBlocker and The New York Times. Even when the site is white-listed, it prevents Safari from rendering the video content that appears at the middle and sometimes the top of the front page, when it's merely static, not yet even playing. Is this perhaps how HTML5 videos are treated by ad-blockers in iOS in general?

    Thanks for any tips.
     
  2. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    refine does fine that i notice anyway. it uses adblock plus easylist+easyprivacy so anything adblock plus on computer works/doesnt work for, this should be the same. can create &/or download custom new rules too.
     
  3. Libertine Lush thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just gave Refine a try. Unfortunately, it won't render the video content on the NYT as well. Is it rendering for you?

    Thanks.
     
  4. CoolKid26 macrumors member

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    AdGuard works great. Just watched a video from NYT and I'm using that.
     
  5. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    I use this too.

    Generally I have to change adblockers once in a while because they stop working eventually.
     
  6. Libertine Lush thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Coolkid26 and certain, thank you so much! That app is indeed allowing the video content to render.
     
  7. Libertine Lush thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just noticed that Weblocker is a system-wide blocker, rather than being a Safari-only blocker. If anyone has ir, can you share if it allows the video content in the NYT, and thus all HTML5 video, to display and playback?
     

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