Can I turn off QuickTime?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by SaladGoat, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. SaladGoat macrumors newbie

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    Everyone knows the trick to set your iPod to Airplane mode when playing games to avoid all the ads.
    But what if the game you ware playing requires you to be connected? Then it can serve all the ads it wants - including annoying video ads with no volume control and no way to skip.
    So what if we could disable QuickTime, at least while we are playing a game?
    Well ... can we? If so, please tell me how, because those ads are driving me nuts!
    Thanks! :)
     
  2. Mac-lover3, Mar 7, 2015
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    No you cannot turn of these adds.. :confused: This way a developer can make some money without having someone willing to pay X $/€ for it.. But if you want to get rid of them there is certainly a way to pay X $/€

    BTW it's NOT called QuickTime.. QuickTime is a program for Mac/Windows/(Linux?) for audio/video playback..
     
  3. SaladGoat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I understand what the ads are there for, and was not asking about them. The fact of the matter is, whether I sit and read every part of some popup ad or instantly tap the X button to close it, the developer earns exactly the same money because I am not interacting with the ads. So why can't I close these video ads? I believe it is terrible etiquette for developers to allow advertising that cannot be closed or at least muted. And if I can prevent such ads from loading in the first place, all the better.

    I am NOT saying I want to prevent all ads from showing, but if my iPod can tell the ad-server that it can't play QuickTime ads, then it can show me something else.

    And again, I wasn't asking to start a debate about the merits or value of advertising.

    Black box shows up with QuickTime "Q" logo showing in the middle of it while video loads. You can see why I would assume it's QuickTime. If it's not, so be it, but how can I prevent it from running? That is, essentially, the question I am asking. It's something I can do on my PC when browsing the web, soooo.... I'm sure you're not trying to tell me that Apple products are inferior to PCs. ;)
     
  4. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502

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    QuickTime is the built in video player of iOS, every video: advertisement, movie, serie,.... will normally be played in QuickTime. But about what app are you actually talking about never had an app that I couldn't mute or stop after 10/15 seconds.
     
  5. SaladGoat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    To be specific about it, I am playing a game called Trivia Crack. After wrong answers, they serve up ads. As said, the normal popup ads are fine. Tap the X and it's gone. And even some video ads can be closed with an X, or show a speaker icon that can be tapped to mute, or show a message saying 'This video can be skipped after x seconds', counting down. If I can mute the video, then the countdown is fine and I can skip it.
    But then there are ads that play a video with audio that cannot be muted and the video cannot be skipped nor closed. Even more annoying is that, quite often, they will show the same ad repeatedly, so you're hearing and watching the same 10 to 15 second clip over and over and over.
    I have complained to the developer but had no response. Not even sure if they have any control over what ads are served or if that is up to a third party. It's just rude....
    And that is why I was hoping there would be a way to temporarily turn off Quicktime, so it CAN'T playback these video ads.
     
  6. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502

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    I understand that it annoys you.. I can tell you that the developer has 100% control about the ads that are playing in his app. But it seems like there is some kind of bug in it because it's not intended that the videos keep repeating.. But I suggest you uninstall the app and then redownload it from the App Store..
     
  7. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Siiiiigh

    Tired of saying the same thing.

    Good god...Trivia Crack?
     
  8. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Trivia Crack does offer a paid version with no ads.
     

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