Block YouTube video ads

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  1. zarzonis macrumors member

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    Hi, i bought about a month ago the new MBPR and i found out that the safari browser is better than chrome for my needs. Before i buy my new laptop i was a google chrome user on the windows platform and i installed the adblock extension. So i had no ads. Now on safari i also installed the adblock extension but the youtube ads are still there. The ads from other websites are blocked. Is there any way to block the ads from youtube using safari? I would really appreciate your help here.
     
  2. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    Let me know if you find a way. That BS annoys me to death. If anything, it makes me NOT want to buy their stuff.
     
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  5. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    I use the youtube5 plugin, which blocks the adverts by virtue of not supporting them.
    As far as I'm aware all normal youtube videos work fine with the plugin (unlike Youtubes own HTML5 player). As a bonus it also makes it easy to download videos.
     
  6. twintin macrumors 6502

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    I use ClickToPlugin (or ClickToFlash) for same purpose (to remove youtube Ads among other things). It also supports download of youtube videos as well as sending them to an ATV (a very neat feature).
     
  7. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

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    I found the only downside to it was that you couldn't click on annotations within a video, you would have to reload it in flash. Navigating within long videos is also a pain
     
  8. TheBacklash macrumors 6502

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    Clicktoflash and youtube 5, along with youtube html5 "beta" opt in on youtube itself, And I have never seen an ad..

    True, but I never use that "feature" anyway. Tradeoff I guess.
     
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  10. TheBacklash macrumors 6502

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    + Google tracking your every move anyway ;)
    AdBlock will work on Safari soon like the Dev stated.
     
  11. Rohirm macrumors member

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    You can add these to the /etc/hosts file to block the youtube ads:

    127.0.0.1 ads.youtube.com
    127.0.0.1 s0.2mdn.net
    127.0.0.1 s1.2mdn.net
    127.0.0.1 googleads.g.doubleclick.net
     
  12. allthingsapple macrumors member

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    I use the youtube center safari plugin. Blocks out all the ads and has a few other customizable tweaks too.
     
  13. blueroom macrumors 603

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    This works like a charm, regardless of browser.
     
  14. DJTaurus macrumors 65816

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    Can you be more specific where exactly to add this? :eek::eek:
     
  15. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    /etc/hosts

    Is a file

    you then copy past those addresses at the bottom of the file and save it.
     
  16. DJTaurus macrumors 65816

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    Please where to find that file or how to search it?
     
  17. w0lf, Jan 3, 2014
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    w0lf macrumors 65816

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    You serious?

    / > root
    etc/ > folder in root
    host > file in etc

    Well actually I suppose it might be hidden by default.

    Just use the Finder "Go to..." and copy paste
     
  18. DJTaurus macrumors 65816

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    I dont have such file....

    The only way is through terminal.
    http://osxdaily.com/2012/08/07/edit-hosts-file-mac-os-x/
     
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  20. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Open Finder then hit shift-command-g and paste /etc/hosts in the box and return and you will see the hosts file. You can then edit it with TextEdit.
     
  21. chevalier433 macrumors 6502a

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    thanks mate
     
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  23. tdiaz macrumors 6502

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    AdBlock Plus + Chrome .. and no ads. Period.
    Kinda surprised it does not work for Safari.
     
  24. elgrecomac macrumors 65816

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    I use a hardware solution

    I have and Adtrap box sitting between my NetGear 6300ac router and ISP which results in eliminating over 95% of ads including youtube ads. And since it is attached to my router which provides wifi to my house, all of my iOS devices are similarly ad-free.
    It is not an inexpensive solution but it is software independent so I can use any browser I choose. I find it to be worth every penny.

    http://www.getadtrap.com/
     
  25. ZacNicholson macrumors 6502a

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    damn thanks so much man!
     

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