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Ad blocker fails to block YouTube preroll ads

  • Hello, Opera devs, how are you today? It's been months and we didn't get a single answer.

  • December 2020. Still the same.

  • Yes, nothing has been done so far.
    Still, the Adblocker fails to block YouTube ads.
    I thought it has been solved. Let hopes for 2021.

  • Has anyone noticed that this just got worse? I was getting these blank screens with the "skip ad" button, but only ever at the beginning of videos. Now I'm getting them in the middle of videos as well. Feels like Opera are trying to slowly ease us into discontinuing the youtube ad block feature.

  • @moismyname I'm now in the same boat doing as you described it .For me only recently started doing it was fine before say a 2/3 weeks ago.

  • @moismyname said in Ad blocker fails to block YouTube preroll ads:

    Has anyone noticed that this just got worse? I was getting these blank screens with the "skip ad" button, but only ever at the beginning of videos. Now I'm getting them in the middle of videos as well. Feels like Opera are trying to slowly ease us into discontinuing the youtube ad block feature.

    Same problem here. I experienced the mid-roll interruption since the beginning of the week. Using Opera Stable and GX on 2 different computers. Already did a full reset and removed all addons.
    This helped a bit, I can watch most of the time without the mid-roll interrupt, it mostly comes back if I start jumping inside the video...super annoying if you see the "Add in x seconds" appear after that.

    Also tried blocking everything with a pi-hole, additional adblocker etc, nothing seems to work right now

  • @moismyname Yes, it's even worse now. And it's the end of February already. No replies from Opera about one of their main features, no fixes, nothing. What a shame! Unbelievable.

  • @ghirahim Hi i now use : u block origin and so far works flawless it is on extensions page just diable opera ad blocker don' run both . Enjoy ad free again.

  • @budz said in Ad blocker fails to block YouTube preroll ads:

    @ghirahim Hi i now use : u block origin and so far works flawless it is on extensions page just diable opera ad blocker don' run both . Enjoy ad free again.

    Done that, working perfectly now. Thanks for the hint 😉

    Also ublock origin can show all blocked data, I am using it not to extract the yt specific ads so I can add them to my PiHole and kill the ads for all devices

  • @budz I can use something else too, we all can, but that's not the solution. What is worrying is that they just don't care. "Our built-in ad blocker doesn't work? Who cares!"