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Old 2013-02-03, 17:58   #1
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Default How do you bypass YouTube ads?

Can someone PLEASE tell me how to skip YouTube ads without having to wait 5 sec?

Here's a video that I'm having the problem with:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89eaxsthTqc

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Old 2013-02-03, 18:15   #2
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If you use Firefox: there are two addons that I use to download vids as MP4 files. No ads.

MP4 Downloader
Good Old YouTube Downloader

The reason I use two is because periodically YouTube change the site layout and one or the other addon will fail to work until it is updated by the developer.
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Old 2013-02-03, 18:18   #3
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Is 5 sec REALLY a big deal?
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Old 2013-02-03, 18:46   #4
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Some ads last a lot longer than five seconds.
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Old 2013-02-03, 20:28   #5
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For Chrome (and Firefox I believe) AdBlock works miracles (inlcuding *all* YouTube ads).
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Old 2013-02-03, 21:12   #6
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Is 5 sec REALLY a big deal?
If it exceeds one's attention span - as it does the OP's - yes, very much.
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Old 2013-02-03, 21:49   #7
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I find multi-tasking a useful technique to develop. Have several windows open where you switch back to doing something else while an advert is playing, or when a slow site is loading, or else jump up and put the kettle on or something.
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Old 2013-02-03, 22:20   #8
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I find multi-tasking a useful technique to develop. Have several windows open where you switch back to doing something else while an advert is playing, or when a slow site is loading, or else jump up and put the kettle on or something.
That's how I forget to make posts I get hit by the two minute limit (but almost never by the one minute limit, hint hint), go do something else, and forget for hours that I was about to post.
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Old 2013-02-04, 01:56   #9
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That's how I forget to make posts I get hit by the two minute limit (but almost never by the one minute limit, hint hint), go do something else, and forget for hours that I was about to post.
You took a stone from the top of my heart! I thought that happen only to me, due to the age, but if it happens to young people too, then it is nothing to worry about...
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Old 2013-02-05, 01:17   #10
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I suspect this is the phenomenon behind why making computers a little bit faster makes people much more productive; the amount of context switching to other tasks is reduced, and we 'spin' waiting on one task instead :)
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Old 2013-02-08, 08:33   #11
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I suspect this is the phenomenon behind why making computers a little bit faster makes people much more productive; the amount of context switching to other tasks is reduced, and we 'spin' waiting on one task instead :)
Makes sense, especially when you consider how stupid multi-tasking makes someone. The stupidity is far from permanent, but I'm sure some of you are aware of the recovery time various people have when they first come off of a stressful job. Changing gears mentally is a far from instantaneous process.
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