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Author Topic: Youtube Video Interstitial Ads  (Read 3747 times)

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Youtube Video Interstitial Ads
« on: December 18, 2011, 05:17:16 AM »
Has anyone else noticed that Youtube is now playing video ads not only at the beginning of videos, but in the middle as well?
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Re: Youtube Video Interstitial Ads
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2011, 05:23:00 AM »
o_0  :huh:  :o  :wallbash:

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Re: Youtube Video Interstitial Ads
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2011, 11:57:17 AM »
I have never noticed any video ads in YouTube. Only the little text ads that pop up about 10 seconds into the video and get in the way of everything. >:(

But I haven't been on YouTube for a few days.


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Re: Youtube Video Interstitial Ads
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2011, 11:58:53 AM »
The video ads have been around for a few weeks. It's the new "in the middle ones" that I was asking about.

I've only seen one so far...

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Re: Youtube Video Interstitial Ads
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2011, 11:21:40 PM »
Ok, here's a screenshot with annotations:

Super_Simple_resized_Screenshot - 2011-12-20 , 4_03_23 PM_1920x1080.jpgYoutube Video Interstitial Ads

Just like TV.

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Re: Youtube Video Interstitial Ads
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2011, 11:31:29 PM »
Oh god... I just got my ears blown out... Probably 20 dB louder... waaaayyyy out of proportion to the vid...
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Re: Youtube Video Interstitial Ads
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011, 11:47:46 PM »
In addition to having my ears blown out again, not all ads can be skipped:

Super_Simple_resized_Screenshot - 2011-12-20 , 4_45_39 PM_800x450.jpgYoutube Video Interstitial Ads

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Re: Youtube Video Interstitial Ads
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2011, 01:33:59 AM »
Weird.

I haven't seen that yet. But today I did see a little pop up text ad which was animated. So I guess it wasn't a text ad. It was more like those annoying GIF ad banners from ~12 years ago.


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Re: Youtube Video Interstitial Ads
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2012, 08:33:57 AM »
Well, looks like things are evolving.

I noticed a little while ago that when the countdown for the ads gets to 3 or 2, your mouse cursor disappears so that you can't close the ads. You need to wiggle your mouse and find the cursor again, buying them an extra second or two.


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Re: Youtube Video Interstitial Ads
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2012, 10:35:56 AM »
Well we are looking at the death of YouTube - there are plenty of other platforms for video that don't do this so I guess most people will start removing their videos and placing them somewhere else. It really isn't acceptable behaviour. It's one thing having ads on the page but a completely different level of intrusion to actually destroy content in this way.

What's VIMEO up to these days?

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Re: Youtube Video Interstitial Ads
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2012, 08:14:01 PM »
If Ad Muncher can't block them I'll stop watching YouTube altogether. Won't cause me any grief at all.

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