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.

The point is, there are too many ads

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Figuratively too. Most videos are consumerist garbage.

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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.

piped is also another sure fire thing.

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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 😌

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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.

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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.

Me, don’t watching YouTube nor Invidious and looking for written stuff.

That’s fine too. I do both :)

Me, looking at written stuff and imagining that I can hear it in my mind’s ear.

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 😎

Pro trick for all the other: use a russian proxy

YouTube has ads? I’ve never seen any. That’s because I use uBlock Origin and NewPipe.

There are ads on youtube???

I wouldnt know. Good that ublock origin and newpipe exist.

Anyone else feel that the ads load way faster with less buffering than the actual videos?

not very weird most likely, considering that there are significantly fewer ads and they’re much shorter in length than videos, therefore it makes sense to cache them in some way 🤷‍♀️

☆ Yσɠƚԋσʂ ☆
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100%

The ads are probably cached on the device from the first load. So that’ll explain why

I never use the YouTube app (I use NewPipe), but even the YouTube website does this.

Ads load faster with almost no buffering/stuttering while the actual video’s network connection is trash.

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newpipe or vanced

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You can still download it

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Don’t forget Freetube!!

Newpipe with Sponsorblock.

Baseeeed.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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Enough.

Sponsor blocks carry a signal encoded in the video

No. “Users submit when a sponsor happens from the extension, and the extension automatically skips sponsors it knows about.”

https://github.com/ajayyy/SponsorBlock

through the googlevideoAPI

No.

https://github.com/ajayyy/SponsorBlockServer

I’m not discussing with you any more.

It seems very good to me, you mean how the extension works and I talk about how the sponsor blocks are inserted in the video with a code, that the extension or Piped has in its base to intercept it.

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I use uBlock and it does a pretty good job as well

Catraism-Stalinism
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I think theres just a salty boi who tails you around and downvotes you lol

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LOL I guess I really got under their skin

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

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