• Cold Hotman
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    172 years ago

    I saw some ads on YouTube a few years ago, they started to do actual segments in the videos themselves to circumvent my ad-blocker. So I installed SponsorBlock.

    I haven’t seen ads on YouTube for years.

    • @Zerush@lemmy.ml
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      92 years ago

      Use the front-end Piped, it block ads, restrictions, jumps sponsor blocks and even intros, or use uBlock Origin

      • Cold Hotman
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        82 years ago

        I’ve used uBlock Origin for years. That’s the adblocker in-video ads are circumventing.

        • @Zerush@lemmy.ml
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          32 years ago

          No such problems here, update the filters, maybe it solve the problem, Anyway, using Piped all of this crap is blocked.

          • Cold Hotman
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            12 years ago

            How will the filters cut out or skip the part of the video where the host themselves promote a product in the video itself?

            • @Zerush@lemmy.ml
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              -32 years ago

              Sponsor blocks carry a signal encoded in the video, through the googlevideoAPI, to allow YouTube Premium users to skip them. This is intercepted by Piped and by extensions like SponsorBlock, while other front ends, like instances of Invidious, which are based on the googlevideoAPI, block ads, but cannot do so with sponsorblocks.

  • @octt@feddit.it
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    2 years ago

    Me vibing with my Invidious instance that lets me have no ads, no tracking or proprietary scripts, and syncing of subscriptions, history, and playlist on all my devices 😌

    • Cold Hotman
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      22 years ago

      I’ve run a personal Invidious instance for a while, it’s a great product for sure. Right now my flow is based on RSS which syncs my vids and views across devices, if Invidious and NewPipe get the sync they’ve talked about to work reliably? I’m definitely going back.

      • @octt@feddit.it
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        I too am waiting for Invidious integration in NewPipe, not really because I don’t like the Invidious UI/UX but because I have a bug (only on mobile data, not WiFi, and only on Invidious, not on NewPipe or the YouTube webapp) where the video stops loading after a while and I have to refresh the page (and the playback doesn’t even resume at the point it stopped :c). So right now, Invidious on my smartphone is not really pleasant, it could be better.

  • @vitaminka@lemmy.ml
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    72 years ago

    interestingly, the youtube app on my phone doesn’t have ads at all (as of recently), most likely because companies don’t want to advertise in russia, but youtube still doesn’t want to pull out, because of potential future revenue (after the war ends), and they can still sell user data 😎

  • @fab@lemmy.ml
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    ublock origin. Just saying. Edit: Just saw the comment mentioning invidious. The better solution for sure, although ublock helps me in other situations as well.

  • Amicese
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    22 years ago

    Figuratively too. Most videos are consumerist garbage.

  • fu
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    08 months ago

    that’s one more reason to access their content via an invidious instance like yewtu.be

  • @OnishiMyers@lemmy.ml
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    02 years ago

    I mean… kinda duh? By definition every corporation revolves around what will get them money. ISPs aren’t giving youtube a cut of the subscription costs… we aren’t paying for youtube premium or whatever they call it. Saying youtube is only interested in throwing us ads, is like saying Jiffy Lube only changes my oil because they want to get paid for it.