Safari - AdBlock No Longer Working on Youtube

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  1. tevion5 macrumors 68000

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    (First of all I hope I'm posting this in the right place.)

    In the last month or so, the Safari version of the fantastic plugin "AdBlock" has stopped being effective for youtube advertisements within the video. It works perfectly for every other aspect of Adblock, however this flaw has resulted in my temporary switch to google chrome. I would much rather use Safari as I have used it for quite a while and don't wish to switch. I have been unable to find any mention of this problem from either :apple: or the maker(s) of AdBlock. I hope somebody is aware of a solution for this problem. I suspect it is a fault of AdBlock with every Safari user but in case I am the only select case I would like to hear of any suggestions.

    (I am using the most recent version of Safari, AdBlock and OSX)

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. szetok macrumors newbie

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    I can second that adblock is not working for youtube ads. Is there an update soon for this or work around?
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Why don't you install click2flash and enroll in the html5 trial for youtube? The html5 version of youtube videos have no ads.
     
  4. soloer macrumors 6502a

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    To enroll in the trial, do you have to be signed in to youtube so it remembers whatever cookie it probably sets?
     
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    No, you shouldn't have to be signed in. Just go to www.youtube.com/html5
     
  6. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    bear in mind however that the html5 trial doesn't let you choose the quality of the video (unless I'm missing something here), so if you're on a slow connection, you'll have to wait for the HQ video to buffer before watching.
     
  7. ipsychedelic macrumors 6502a

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    The problem with HTML5 is that it doesn't support fullscreen yet.

    I've been seeing Ads as well, but only on the channel home pages, if I browse regularly, I get no ads.
    I get ads for other video sites as well from time to time.

    Guess if the same happens with Firefox? (Used to use that back on my Windows days). Too lazy to install the extension on MAc and try :p
     
  8. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You are mistaken, html5 supports fullscreen.
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Make sure you exit the YouTube HTML5 beta, then install this extension. Give your HTML5 playback with control for resolution on the YouTube itself and YouTube video embedded on other sites. Plus no ads.
     
  10. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

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    I've got no ads on YouTube with AdBlock running.
     
  11. ipsychedelic macrumors 6502a

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    Last time I checked (last year) youtube's html player wouldn't go fullscreen.
    Guess things change.
     

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