First Mac. wondering why when running a tv show has ads?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Bebe_Dahling, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. Bebe_Dahling macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2015
    I am such a newbie at this I couldn't even figure out how to do a search so add that information to your answer.

    I just ran Uverse TV show on It was the same web page as I ran in Windows 7 on my other laptop. On the Mac, it shows commercials at the beginning and appears to do so throughout the show. On the Windows running in Google the show ran without commercials.

    The logical though would be to open google in Safari and run again. Nope, still had commercials. Now why would that be the situation? I can't wait to find out. I am sure it is simply a setting or something. Well, hopefully that is.

    I am just trying to wrap my brain around how this processor is different than Windows. Like I said, this is my first Mac. I've been using Windows forever. This is a bold change for me. Into the unknown and I've encountered my first snafu.

    The fun begins to transfer files and move a zillion photos over. Any suggestions how to go about doing that. I do have a wireless network in the house. Is there an app that will allow the Windows LT to take control of the Mac or vice versa and just drag files across? What is the easiest way to go?

    Also, if there are going to be issues for other software running on Windows to the Mac should I partition off part of the HD for Windows? Is there a Mac For Dummies Book?

    I will thank you in advance for any and all helpful responses.
  2. Inutopia macrumors 6502


    Apr 8, 2009
    South of Heaven
    Perhaps you had the adblocker browser extension installed on the windows machine?
  3. dmylrea macrumors 68020


    Sep 27, 2005
    I think the OP is saying that the beginning of the show has commercials, and more throughout the show. I doubt that would be blocked using an ad blocker, as it's part of the actual video stream.

    I'm thinking it has something to do with IP or location detection or some sort of cookies being detected on the system. It could be the Windows system has different security settings in the browser.
  4. thornslack macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2013
    I second the adblocker theory. It does block in-program commercials in many instances. The OP can install extensions like that in Firefox or other third party browsers on his Mac for the same experience.
  5. Bebe_Dahling thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2015
    I do have Ad Blocker installed on my Win. LT. If I can install on the Mac I will be a happy camper. Thanks to all of you for your help.

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