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How To Block YouTube Ads In Safari 5.x (Solution)

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MadFranko Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 16, 2013 9:21 AM

In Safari Ver 5.x running in Snow Leopard one of the most annoying things is the fact that the AdBlock extension while doing a good job simply doesn't block those annoying banner/ pop up ads in YouTube videos...

 

Happily it's now easy to fix with the following solution...

 

You will need or probably already have installed the AdBlock extensions for Safari if not you can find it here...

 

https://extensions.apple.com/

 

 

Now you will also need "GlimmerBlocker" which can be found here...

 

http://glimmerblocker.org/

 

(download the version fos OX 10.6 Version 1.4.16 for Safari 5 on Snow Leopard)

 

 

 

Simply download and install "Glimmer Blocker" which will set up a new "Preference Pane" for you...

 

Preferences.jpg

 

 

Click on the "Glimmer Blocker" preference pane and then select "Filters" from the tab bar...

 

Un-tick/ deselect all the boxes in the "Filters" section then click on the "+" sign below the "Filters" window to add a new filter...

 

Give the filter a name (I simply called it YouTube)...

 

Glimmer Blocker.jpg

(Make sure only the new filter you create is ticked - you don't need the rest if your using "AdBlock" as well)

 

 

Now in the  "Rules" window below click on the "+" sign below that to add a new rule...

 

Now simply set it up as shown in the following picture and click on "Save"...

 

Rule Type.jpg

(The most important bit to set is the "Host" section which must be set to "is in domain" and using "2mdn.net" in the text field)

 

 

Now you will find all those annoying pop up banner ads in YouTube videos are gone for good...

 

I suppose you could just use "Glimmer Blocker" as your only "Ad Blocker" but I prefer to use "AdBlock" as it's smaller and uses less resources but with "Glimmer Blocker" installed as well it finally means that you can get rid of YouTube video ads too when using Safari 5.x & Snow Leopard....

 

Tested on an iMac 27" i5 running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and Safari 5.1.7

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • andyBall_uk Level 6 Level 6 (17,515 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 10:48 AM (in response to MadFranko)

    Hi

     

    I don't have glimmerblocker, just safari adblock extension, and don't see the ads unless it's disabled - this with no other extensions operating... just checked at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Thhyeop5gW8 and ads popup within the flash video from about 10 secs in, but not with adblock on.

  • andyBall_uk Level 6 Level 6 (17,515 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 3:42 PM (in response to MadFranko)

    I'm using safari adblock extension 2.5.55, and tested as described with no other extensions or add-ons.

     

    the in-flash ads on the youtube link I gave were stopped when adblock was enabled

  • andyBall_uk Level 6 Level 6 (17,515 points)
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    Jan 17, 2013 9:56 AM (in response to MadFranko)

    5.1.7 & 10.6.8 - using just adblock custom & easylist block lists - I'll check those links later & see if I can get some ads to show up

     

      I see the comments, sure - but lucklily, as you say - adblock alone removes them here, & back they come if it's disabled.

    I just tried http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBy9iPzpsRk - you see ads there, with the same subscriptions etc  ?

     

    if so must be what/how youtube serve up to different country servers, or maybe no ads if not signed in? (I'm not)

     

    Anyhow, nice that you found a fix, and shared it here, I'm sure it will help

  • alexbesht Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 29, 2013 5:22 AM (in response to MadFranko)

    This still doesn't block video ads on YouTube for me. I also am on Snow Leopard and Safari 5.1.9

  • Jo Han Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 11, 2013 11:40 AM (in response to MadFranko)

    Thanks!! Works great. My youtube is now 100% Ad free. Worked perfect. Thanks again. Blocked video ads and ads on page.

  • Jo Han Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 11, 2013 12:02 PM (in response to MadFranko)

    Could you make one that removes vidoe ads from animepalm.tv? I tried but couldn't seem to figure out how

  • oceansskyhigh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 13, 2013 11:07 PM (in response to MadFranko)

    Thanks! I was also hoping it would stop ads similar to the ones in YouTube videos but in other sites aswell such as http://www.dbz.tv/3/ ? Any ideas?

  • 1st.Gaucho Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 21, 2013 3:11 PM (in response to MadFranko)

    Hi, I don't know what to do anymore. Glimmer Blocker use to work in disabling YouTube ads, and I added this new "Rule" with no luck. I also tried the Developer Console trick with the code, but it didn't work either. Is there any other alternative to disabling YouTube ads?

  • 1st.Gaucho Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 22, 2013 4:23 PM (in response to MadFranko)

    Thank you very much, either way. It at least does work on all the other websites I use.

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