How to block youtube ads in Safari in 2020

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How to block youtube ads in Safari in 2020

Postby zap » Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:14 pm

Hello, I've been using ABP for many years in Firefox and Safari. It's only in the recent months that I have started to see more and more ads on youtube whether I'm logged in or not, and when I'm not I'm also harassed by the login prompt.
Today I decided that I had enough of these ads, so I searched how to block them...and found zero clear guide on how to do it.
Apparently different people are experiencing different ad behaviours and youtube is adapting its ads to ABP.

Nevertheless those ads are turning me mad and I would like a clear walk-through on how to block them.
I run Safari 12.1.12, ABP A.12.5 with Adblock Warning Removal List and Liste FR+EasyList (minified).
When I click the ABP button it says that 0 ads have been blocked on the youtube page, which does show an ad at the beginning.
I can click on "block element" but I'm not sure what to select exactly.
In Firefox there used to be a way to display all media to block, I don't see that in Safari.
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Re: How to block youtube ads in Safari in 2020

Postby zap » Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:52 pm

Well thank you for your precious help...

Since I posed I see less video ads and more banner ads. I sucessfully block them but new ones are displayed again. What can I do ?

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Re: How to block youtube ads in Safari in 2020

Postby greiner » Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:26 pm

After Apple dropped support for classic Safari extensions, we had to abandon our existing extension, switch to using Safari's native content blocking (see Adblock Plus 2.0.1 release notes) and migrate any existing users over to that new app (see Adblock Plus 1.12.5 release notes). You can find the latest version of Adblock Plus for Safari in the Apple's App Store.

Therefore I'd strongly recommend updating to a newer version of Safari or switching to a different browser, if possible.
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Re: How to block youtube ads in Safari in 2020

Postby Susan N Kopp » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:06 pm

I never block ads. It is sometimes very useful.
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Re: How to block youtube ads in Safari in 2020

Postby mickblock » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:28 am

On YouTube I also don't block ads. Seems unfair to the creators which invest in equipment to produce the videos. On websites which are full of ads and your just hardly can see the content then yes block, but not on the YouTube creator I support.
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Re: How to block youtube ads in Safari in 2020

Postby zap » Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:37 pm

Thank you @greiner it worked just by using AB Plus.

Susan N Kopp and mickblock : I didn't ask people's opinion on what should be blocked so don't pollute my thread with yours.
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