Can't watch YouTube Videos (Ads!)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RichardC300, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

    RichardC300

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    Chapel Hill, NC
    #1
    I can't watch any YouTube video, because every video has an ad that plays after the first second of the video. And whether I skip or watch the whole ad, the video doesn't play after it's over! Is anybody else getting this?

    This is on Safari. Chrome seems to work.
     
  2. iMacBooked macrumors 6502a

    iMacBooked

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    I had the same problem too. And adblock didn't work on Safari either.
    It's okay for a company to add advertisements, but EVERYTIME when trying to watch a video is a bit ridiculous. :eek:
    Here's the solution: add these lines to your Mac hosts file:

    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

    Done. Worked for me! No stupid Youtube-ads on Safari for me anymore, and that even without a plugin. :)
     

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