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#1    Ashotep

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:18 PM

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YouTube, owned by Google, is reportedly introducing a paid subscription service for up to 50 of its specialty channels later this week.

http://news.yahoo.co...-143227063.html

Don't think I'm going to like this.


#2    Norbert the Incredible

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:31 PM

"paying for a subscription may remove the ads, reports the Daily Mail."

considering that right next to that story is an immensely irritating (even with the sound off) ad for Snickers, that doesn't seem all that much a bad idea, I have to say.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:36 PM

I use Google Chrome as my primary browser. I installed a few select plugins years ago and I haven't dealt with a single YouTube ad since. I actually forget that all the popular videos have a 15sec. advertisement as my plugins block those too! I have a very ad-free browsing experience in general. To anyone who hasn't done something similar, I highly, highly recommend it.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:43 PM

Well now you must share the names of these plugins. :P

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:46 PM

View PostKasey2601, on 06 May 2013 - 07:43 PM, said:

Well now you must share the names of these plugins. :P

Adblock Plus (1.4) blocks all YouTube ads. It's a free download you get through Chrome itself. Just go to settings-->extensions-->"Get More Extensions" and search for it there :)

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:46 PM

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'the web search giant has been trying to monetize its video streaming service since it bought YouTube in 2006 for a whopping  $1.6billion'

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http://www.fool.com/...aming-wars.aspx
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does it really come as any suprise to anyone....?
in fact, the only suprising thing really, is that it took them so long to do it!

Edited by shrooma, 06 May 2013 - 07:51 PM.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:53 PM

View Postshrooma, on 06 May 2013 - 07:46 PM, said:

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'the web search giant has been trying to monetize its video streaming service since it bought YouTube in 2006 for a whopping $1.6billion'

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http://www.fool.com/...aming-wars.aspx
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does it really come as any suprise to anyone....?
in fact, the only suprising thing really, is that it took them so long to do it!
Holy Mother of God, "monetize"? Please take that journalist out and shoot him, eventually, after torturing him for a bit.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:54 PM

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:03 PM

Ad block works well.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:05 PM

View PostColonel Rhuairidh, on 06 May 2013 - 07:53 PM, said:


Holy Mother of God, "monetize"? Please take that journalist out and shoot him, eventually, after torturing him for a bit.
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after i'd started typing, I even had to go back to the web page to make sure i'd got it right!
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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:19 PM

View PostDark_Grey, on 06 May 2013 - 07:46 PM, said:

Adblock Plus (1.4) blocks all YouTube ads. It's a free download you get through Chrome itself. Just go to settings-->extensions-->"Get More Extensions" and search for it there :)

I swear by Adblock plus as well. best plugin ever. :tu:

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:41 PM

View PostCoffey, on 06 May 2013 - 08:19 PM, said:

I swear by Adblock plus as well. best plugin ever. :tu:

Kind of ironic that they are trying to "monetize" YouTube, yet Google themselves offer a free browser plugin that instantly removes ALL advertising lol

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:56 PM

View PostDark_Grey, on 06 May 2013 - 08:41 PM, said:

Kind of ironic that they are trying to "monetize" YouTube, yet Google themselves offer a free browser plugin that instantly removes ALL advertising lol

Haha, yeah.

I should have said before, it's on Firefox as well. I use it on Firefox.

What I like the most in the UK is that the on demand TV sites have ads and it blocks them as well. lol

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:04 PM

View PostCoffey, on 06 May 2013 - 08:56 PM, said:

Haha, yeah.

I should have said before, it's on Firefox as well. I use it on Firefox.

What I like the most in the UK is that the on demand TV sites have ads and it blocks them as well. lol

Oh sweet! Yeah I haven't had actual TV for a few years now...the internet has really taken off with the amount of free, available media. My wife actually goes to the official websites of stations that host the shows she watches and she can watch entire episodes right there! (With commercials appropriately timed throughout the episode, mostly to break up the stream into smaller segments but we don't mind since we never really see ads anymore :) )

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:08 PM

View PostDark_Grey, on 06 May 2013 - 09:04 PM, said:

Oh sweet! Yeah I haven't had actual TV for a few years now...the internet has really taken off with the amount of free, available media. My wife actually goes to the official websites of stations that host the shows she watches and she can watch entire episodes right there! (With commercials appropriately timed throughout the episode, mostly to break up the stream into smaller segments but we don't mind since we never really see ads anymore :) )

Same in our house, we stopped paying the TV license last year and never looked back. Internet is amazing, I just hope it stays that way and UN doesn't clamp down on it. lol

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