A filter to block only video ads?

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A filter to block only video ads?

Post by rhanajoy » Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:58 pm

Hi! We get a lot of requests from users who want to support sites by allowing banner ads while still blocking video ads. Is there a custom filter that will do this?

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Post by intense » Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:32 pm

it depends on the page .. there is no general approach

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Post by rhanajoy » Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:35 pm

According to this post on the ABP blog, EasyList now contains a filter that blocks these ads. Way to go, guys!!!! :)

https://adblockplus.org/blog/fb-reblock ... o-facebook
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Post by rhanajoy » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:07 pm

OK, thanks, @intense!
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Post by WarFame » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:18 pm

Couldn't a filter like this theoretically work?

Code: Select all

@@*$~media,domain=goodsite.org
@@||goodsite.org^$elemhide
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Post by intense » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:21 pm

No, you whitelisted the whole site. She was talking about whitelisting the site but blocking the video ads.

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Post by intense » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:26 pm

The new filter is only for firefox, you need $other for chrome and .. sometimes the video ads are blocked blocking the scripts not directly the video ad itself.

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