adblock not blocking video ads.

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11 Jan, 2014 04:58 PM

Adblock doesn't block video ads anymore. I'm pretty sure it is because of the new chrome update.

I hope this gets fixed soon.

  1. 1 Posted by Jake on 13 Jan, 2014 08:41 PM

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    I'm having this same problem. It also started after my Chrome updated.

  2. 2 Posted by patty on 14 Jan, 2014 08:08 AM

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    Also not blocking video ads in Safari 7.0.1; either in youtube or other video content with ads, like TV shows streaming on Xfinity On Demand

  3. 3 Posted by Harry Porter on 14 Jan, 2014 09:57 AM

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    Not blocking YT ads, either banners in videos or ads before videos, in Safari 5.1.7.

  4. 4 Posted by patty on 15 Jan, 2014 03:54 AM

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    Is anyone at adblock working on this? I was led to believe that adblock would block video ads on Youtube. Will someone from adblock reply with a status report on this problem?

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Kieran on 15 Jan, 2014 09:14 PM

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    Currently, we're working to make YouTube ads show on our computers. While we can reproduce it perfectly fine in Safari, in Chrome 32 Stable we're having problems.

    We will continue to test this out, and will update our Known Bugs page when we have info.

    Apologies for the long wait for info, by the way - there's a lot happening in the team as well as the YouTube bugs. Watch out in AdBlock in the coming months: we're testing out a big update...

    If you want a couple of hints, see our Social Media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Google+!

  6. 6 Posted by Matt Deacalion on 16 Jan, 2014 12:56 PM

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    Good to see how fast the support staff are here!

    If you had the source code on Github with a short guide on how to set up a development environment (run tests etc.), a lot of these things would be sorted sooner with less effort. Just a thought.


  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Kieran on 16 Jan, 2014 01:15 PM

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    Our code is available freely at - licensed under
    the GNU GPLv3.

  8. 8 Posted by Matt Deacalion on 16 Jan, 2014 01:20 PM

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    This comment was split into a new discussion: AdBlock Public Git Repo

    Yes, I know it's open source. My point is that if it was made more accessible, there would be more people contributing.


  9. 9 Posted by Luk on 17 Jan, 2014 08:44 PM

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    I think YouTube/Google is working to make money off ads, we watch videos and listen to music for free, with ads they make some money. no ads, no money and the "industry" has to make money to continue doing what they're doing, ads annoy me, I was happy to have adblock but I understand if google tries to permanent the ads.

  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by Jérémy on 26 Jan, 2014 12:44 PM

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    This is a known bug in Chrome V32. Please keep an eye on this discussion to see any updates/fixes.

    Kind Regards,
    Jérémy Keusters

  11. Support Staff 11 Posted by Tomáš on 26 Jan, 2014 05:33 PM

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    Hi all,

    This problem is reportedly fixed in latest Chrome Canary:


  12. 12 Posted by Raiff on 14 Feb, 2014 08:40 PM

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    Getting video ads on using firefox, the ad isn't actually playing but the the feed goes black and the twitch ad notifications are displayed.

  13. 13 Posted by yaocheng on 14 Feb, 2014 10:10 PM

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    This comment was split into a new discussion: adblock not blocking video ads.

    every1 time i click on something: that includes clicking on the space to enter my login to something, or clicking on a yt video, or clicking on a link...etc a separte ad would pop up about casinos or games...etc. this is really irritating. i used adblock but it still wont go away! ive checked my google chrome extensions and removed programs, but it still does not fix the problem! need help plzzzz

  14. 14 Posted by christian on 16 Mar, 2014 01:03 PM

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    On my Mac YT videos are easily blocked in Chrome and Firefox but not on Safari.. It just won't work on Safari so thats not my favorite browser anymore

  15. Support Staff 15 Posted by Kieran on 17 Mar, 2014 03:47 PM

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    Hi Everyone!

    Please don't comment saying "+1, me too!". This only wastes time, spams everyone's emails and doesn't speed up our attempts to fix this.

    We know about this problem (keep an eye on these Known Bugs: Chrome Safari), and we will update you when the fix is out.

    Apologies for any inconvenience with this bug.

  16. Kieran closed this discussion on 17 Mar, 2014 03:47 PM.

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