New Flash ads for Comedy Central

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New Flash ads for Comedy Central

Postby Comedy Central Video Player Ads Filter » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:45 pm

http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episod ... uary-jones
Apparently they have a new flash player that allows 3 min ads, can someone make a new filter? Thanks.
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Re: New Flash ads for Comedy Central

Postby LorenzoC » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:43 pm

I tried twice but I don't see any ads.

Look in the "blocakble items" ABP panel.
In mine see these items blocked:
||ad.doubleclick.net^
||b.scorecardresearch.com^
||edge.quantserve.com^
||flash.quantserve.com^
||pixel.quantserve.com^

*** Reccomended if you want to avoid false positives ***

Which are actually blocked by my own "generic" filters:
*.doubleclick.*
*.scorecardresearch.*
*.quantserve.*

*** Use these in your custom filters, be advised the more "generic" a rule is, the more false positives it can generate.
Avoid this kind of "generic" rules if you have got a subscription due to redundancy ***
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Re: New Flash ads for Comedy Central

Postby Ares2 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:48 pm

Seems like there are commercial breaks, but you can simply skip using the time bar (at least that works for me). Blocking them isn't really possible as far as I can see.*

*Strictly speaking, you could block the ads in this specific video, but every new video would require its own rules which is far more work than simply skipping the ads imo.
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Re: New Flash ads for Comedy Central

Postby elocrian » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:59 pm

Ares,

You were able to ff the time bar? This did not work for me. Nothing to drag and clicking ahead in the time bar did nothing... Am I missing something? It wouldn't be so bad if the commercials breaks were short like HULU, but 3 1/2 mins is rather annoying!

Thanks!
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Re: New Flash ads for Comedy Central

Postby elocrian » Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:08 pm

Ares,

I guess I see what you are saying.. when the ad starts to play, a timer appears in the upper right of the player that says "You can return to The Daily Show in 3:26" or whatever time period.... when the timer countdown expires, if the commercials are still playing you can skip ahead then...

Is that your experience, or were you able to skip all of the commercial utilizing the time bar?
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Re: New Flash ads for Comedy Central

Postby elocrian » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:09 pm

for anyone still interested... I discovered a work-around:

When the commercial block starts, if you refresh/reload the page, you can then skip the commercial entirely using the timebar. Of course, you have to do this with each commercial block. A small hassle, but still faster than sitting through 3 mins of commercials! 8)
elocrian
 

Re: New Flash ads for Comedy Central

Postby anon » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:18 pm

elocrian wrote:for anyone still interested... I discovered a work-around:

When the commercial block starts, if you refresh/reload the page, you can then skip the commercial entirely using the timebar. Of course, you have to do this with each commercial block. A small hassle, but still faster than sitting through 3 mins of commercials! 8)

Awesome tip, tyvm!
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