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Paul Sanders (the other one)16-Jan-24 4:27
Paul Sanders (the other one)16-Jan-24 4:27 
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PIEBALDconsult16-Jan-24 4:31
mvePIEBALDconsult16-Jan-24 4:31 
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Paul Sanders (the other one)16-Jan-24 4:37
Paul Sanders (the other one)16-Jan-24 4:37 
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trønderen16-Jan-24 5:09
trønderen16-Jan-24 5:09 
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PIEBALDconsult16-Jan-24 5:16
mvePIEBALDconsult16-Jan-24 5:16 
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Paul Sanders (the other one)16-Jan-24 5:16
Paul Sanders (the other one)16-Jan-24 5:16 
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dandy7216-Jan-24 5:33
dandy7216-Jan-24 5:33 
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Peter Shaw17-Jan-24 0:42
professionalPeter Shaw17-Jan-24 0:42 
another +1 here for YT-dlp.

I have a share on my main PC that my media server can see.

All I do is yt-dlp the videos I come across during a day that I want to watch, yt-dlp them into this folder, then when I go to bed, I just open my TV's media player and they show up in my media server under "YouTube Queue"

I never used to have a problem with advertising, still don't really, what I have a problem with is the mis-management of advertising, esp with the large media ad networks like google.

Fact of the matter is quite simple. I HAVE NEVER HAD a virus/malware attack or even the sniff of a threat of one since I started network/ad blocking the large ad networks.

When I used to allow all these ad's I regularly used to see pop ups and warnings on a daily basis from my AV software, even while browsing good, friendly sites.

My biggest beef with You-Tube specifically right now however, is how they actually detect the ad-blocker. They don't check to see if it's just them that can't get an advert in, they check for the presence of the blocker as an extension.

I tested several ad-blockers, and whitelisted you-tube in them, and still I got the "ad-blockers are against the Ts&Cs", the only thing that got rid of the messages was to wholesale uninstall every single bit of browser protection I have installed, leaving me fully open to every single ad-network, tracker, data-miner and god knows what else on the internet.

I refuse to do this. I don't just have an ad-blocker because I don't like ad's, I do actually white list quite a few sites, esp the ones who just use simple advertising, like a single image that doesn't move and stays quiet in a side bar, and more specifically is served from your OWN DOMAIN, not some 3rd party mega tracking data mining corp.

I have no desire for a huge creative to jump out of it's sidebar and fling itself open over my entire screen, while it starts pumping out 20 million decibels of shouty shouty narrative, in the middle of my work day, when I'm looking up something to do with the code problem I'm working on, it has the same effect on my mental model as the dreaded "do you have 5 minutes" tap on my shoulder.

Once the ad-networks start getting their house in order, toning things down, ensuring they are not a vector for spreading malware crap, and generally just start being more responsible, then I'll start allowing their ad's again, it's pretty much that simple.

Sorry... yes that did turn into a bit of a rant Smile | :) didn't intend it too.
Cool | :cool:

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Paul Sanders (the other one)17-Jan-24 23:31
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darktrick54417-Jan-24 5:27
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Sander Rossel16-Jan-24 22:35
professionalSander Rossel16-Jan-24 22:35 
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Paul Sanders (the other one)17-Jan-24 23:52
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Clumpco17-Jan-24 0:04
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BernardIE531717-Jan-24 2:01
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trønderen17-Jan-24 3:08
trønderen17-Jan-24 3:08 
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BernardIE531717-Jan-24 4:07
BernardIE531717-Jan-24 4:07 
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Paul Sanders (the other one)17-Jan-24 23:53
Paul Sanders (the other one)17-Jan-24 23:53 
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jschell18-Jan-24 5:14
jschell18-Jan-24 5:14 
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Arthur Humphrey17-Jan-24 5:11
Arthur Humphrey17-Jan-24 5:11 
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jkirkerx17-Jan-24 8:47
professionaljkirkerx17-Jan-24 8:47 
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Paul Sanders (the other one)17-Jan-24 23:54
Paul Sanders (the other one)17-Jan-24 23:54 
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Tiger1250617-Jan-24 16:46
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Paul Sanders (the other one)17-Jan-24 23:55
Paul Sanders (the other one)17-Jan-24 23:55 
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KLPounds17-Jan-24 16:46
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Paul Sanders (the other one)17-Jan-24 23:29
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