youtube video ads get past glimmer blocker - any solution?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Rossatron, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Rossatron macrumors 6502a

    Apr 4, 2013
    in a ziplock bag inside a car's trunk

    i've been using glimmer blocker for a long time, but ever since i've updated to 10.9, youtube video ads seem to get through. i don't know if these are related, but that is the only difference done to my machine.
    I'm using glimmer blocker as instructed (blocking but that's no good.
    would appreciate any help on this
  2. w0lf macrumors 65816


    Feb 16, 2013
    Maybe you could use a different web browser for watching youtube videos. Not an ideal solution but it does work.
  3. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2013
    In case you want to try another extension: YouTube Options for Apple Safari let's you block the ads, and includes a bunch of other useful tweaks.

    Works with Mavericks too.
  4. TheBacklash macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2013
    Youtube has ads on Videos?

    oh.. if you watch the FLASH videos.
    Change your youtube settings watch videos in HTML5, there is also the extension youtube5.

    Do those two, and you will never see an ad on youtube.
    Unless they start doing HTML5 ads.. I have not seen them yet though.
  5. InternetDog macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2013
    Just been having this problem. Then I noticed that Mavericks upgrade had wiped my proxy settings. Reinstall Glimmerblocker if you haven't already then make sure your HTTP proxy is pointing to localhost and the Glimmerblocker proxy port number (8228 in my case).

    The history tab should now show GB is working again.

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