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Post by intense » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:42 pm

I cannot find a way for removing the video ads.

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Post by smed79 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:45 pm

I can play the video with these below filters BUT unfortunately i can not stop the video ads :-(

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Post by enduser » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:40 pm

This is the latest generation of anti ad blocker code that can't be defeated with the current filters.
More and more networks are using this system of forced revenue generator to assure that their
sponsors ads are delivered, viewed and not bypassed by ad blockers.

From this point on this will become the norm forcing all of us to watch these annoying ads.

The only current solution for this annoyance is to mute these ads and let them play out. You can view
them but you don't have to listen to them, until a filter that can black them out becomes available.

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Post by enduser » Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:43 pm

videos no longer play after the commercial break using the filters posted.
If the filters are removed the anti adblock notice is displayed.

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@@|https://$image,third-party,domain=nbc.com

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https://www.nbc.com/dateline/video/devils-bathtub/3588251

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Post by intense » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:04 pm

What if you add also

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@@||nbcuadops-vh.akamaihd.net/$xmlhttprequest,domain=player.theplatform.com

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Post by enduser » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:28 pm

intense wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:04 pm
What if you add also

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@@||nbcuadops-vh.akamaihd.net/$xmlhttprequest,domain=player.theplatform.com
Works great, thanks!

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Post by StickingItToTheMan » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:08 am

The four filters skip the pre-roll commercial but then the show never plays on this page:

https://www.nbc.com/late-night-with-seth-meyers/video/edie-falco-jordan-klepper-grace-coddington/3585145

Can someone help?

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Post by intense » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:11 am

provide info: browser version, adblocker (version), filter lists. Disable all other extensions, test again using the 4 filters.

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Post by smed79 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:15 am

intense wrote:test again using the 4 filters.
3 filters?

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Post by StickingItToTheMan » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:22 am

I'm using Windows 7 and Windows 10, Firefox 55.0.3, and uBlock Origin v1.14.10 with these filters:

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@@|https://$image,third-party,domain=nbc.com
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and these 3rd-party filters (uBlock's default list):
uBlock filters
uBlock filters - Badware risks
uBlock filters - Privacy
uBlock filters - Unbreak
EasyList
EasyPrivacy
Malware Domain List
Malware domains
Peter Lowe’s Ad and tracking server list
I tried fewer filter lists, which didn't change anything.

The only other add-in is Lastpass, which is now disabled, although that doesn't seem to matter either.

I installed uBlock Origin (1.13.8, the one in the App Store) on Edge using all the defaults, plus the 3 filters above. It worked!

But when I configure uBlock on Firefox under Win7 or Win10 with the same lists and config, no joy. Same pattern: pre-roll ad skipped, then nothing, not even the spinner. I guess this means it's not EasyList, so thank you for the filters! But if you happen to have any potential solutions, please let me know. :-)

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Post by intense » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:55 am

Could you try using FF 57 (beta) + uBo + the filters above ?

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Post by StickingItToTheMan » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:06 am

Update: After Edge played the first segment, the screen went black for the commercials and stopped. No more video. So it's not working right yet in Edge either.

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Post by intense » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:51 pm

Clear the cookies for nbc and test again.

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Post by StickingItToTheMan » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:49 am

Sorry, meant to mention that earlier, I had also cleared cache and recent cookies. Just cleared all NBC and ad* and cdn* cookies in FF. Pre-roll skipped but no video.

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Post by StickingItToTheMan » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:17 am

I refreshed Firefox, and now the video plays, but so do all the commercials. I don't know what's left to try. Any ideas, anyone?

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Post by Aquakitty » Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:36 pm

StickingItToTheMan wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:17 am
I refreshed Firefox, and now the video plays, but so do all the commercials. I don't know what's left to try. Any ideas, anyone?
Hmm, that would indicate the filters aren't working at all.

Are you outside the US, or on a proxy? At least some of the content is region locked now. If I go on a smartDNS proxy, often the ads will play as I assume the filters aren't intercepting it properly. I have to be on a real VPN (I am outside the US obviously).

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Post by StickingItToTheMan » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:02 am

Thanks for your response, Aquakitty. Right, it didn't seem to be doing anything. Today it's skipping the pre-roll, then nothing.

Good thought about proxies and VPNs. No proxy, but I do use a VPN. But there's no difference today whether I'm connected through the VPN or not. I'm in the US and connect through a US VPN server.

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Post by enduser » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:31 pm

nbc.com status updates:

Using these filters nbc.com video no longer loads anything:

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@@|https://$image,third-party,domain=nbc.com
@@||nbcuadops-vh.akamaihd.net/$xmlhttprequest,domain=player.theplatform.com
Using this group of filters the video now plays and along with the ads:

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www.nbc.com##.navigation__item--sign-up.navigation__item--identity.navigation__item
@@||mssl.fwmrm.net/p/nbcu_live/AdManager.js
nbc.com##script:inject(abort-on-property-write.js, mps)
nbcnews.com##script:inject(abort-on-property-write.js, mps)
@@||nbc.com/generetic/scripts/ads.js
@@|https://$image,third-party,domain=nbc.com
@@||nbcuadops-vh.akamaihd.net/$xmlhttprequest,domain=player.theplatform.com
@@||nbc.com/generetic

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Post by liunit92 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:26 pm

any new filters available?

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Post by intense » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:28 pm

liunit92 wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:26 pm
any new filters available?
Example link ?

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Post by liunit92 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:32 pm

what filters do you recommend? i am using adblock plus w/ chrome 63.0.3230.0
https://www.nbc.com/superstore/video/grand-reopening/3589208

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Post by intense » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:43 pm

using

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@@*$image,domain=nbc.com
to remove the warning message, but I get video ads too.

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Post by liunit92 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:00 pm

intense wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:43 pm
using

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to remove the warning message, but I get video ads too.
dang, there's no filters to get rid of those?

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Post by enduser » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:32 pm

intense wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:43 pm

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using just these filters the video will not play after playing the ad.

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https://www.nbc.com/dateline/video/mystery-on-the-mississippi/3597495

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Post by intense » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:51 pm

Tested in uBo / ABP - chrome browser, no issue here, after the ad the video is running fine.
Disable other extensions, test again.

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Post by enduser » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:10 pm

intense wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:51 pm
Disable other extensions, test again.
I removed all custom filters, left only the ones you posted, closed the blowser, ran ccleaner,
loaded the video listed, but the video will not even start.

I'm using FF v56 x64, UBO v1.14.10 with all current default filters, and only the two lines you
posted but no joy, unless I white list nbc.

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Post by smed79 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:24 pm

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Post by enduser » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:13 am

smed79 wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:24 pm
@enduser Test in Firefox portable https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable
Using FF v56 portable the video starts but after the second or third commercial the video freezes
and it starts again from the very beginning. If I white list nbc it works fine without any issues.
UBO updated to v1.14.12 with all the default filters and only using the two nbc filters shown.

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Post by StickingItToTheMan » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:49 am

Using FF 56 portable, uBlock Origin 1.14.14, and either the two recent filters or the three earlier ones, no video plays. It just sits there mocking me. No other add-ins.

For any of you who can get it to work, exactly which filter lists are you using?

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Post by enduser » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:51 pm

StickingItToTheMan wrote:Using FF 56 portable, uBlock Origin 1.14.14, and either the two recent filters or the three earlier ones, no video plays. It just sits there mocking me.
No other add-ins.
For any of you who can get it to work, exactly which filter lists are you using?
Since none of the filters are no longer effective on nbc the only solution that I found that works is to Whilelist nbc.com
in UBO Whitelist tab. I also had to remove all active filters for nbc that I had in the My Filters tab or the videos still did not start.
Try that to see if it works for you.

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