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channel4.com video-ads and anti-adblock #2651

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ZaphodBeebblebrox opened this Issue Jun 24, 2018 · 9 comments

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ZaphodBeebblebrox commented Jun 24, 2018

URL(s) where the issue occurs

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/formula-1/on-demand
Requires UK IP (or at least not us)

Describe the issue

Anti-adblock, cannot figure out how to beat it without allowing video ads

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  • Default settings

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@@||webstat.channel4.com/b/*$object,domain=channel4.com
@@||v.fwmrm.net/ad/$object,domain=channel4.com
@@||cdn.http.anno.channel4.com^*.mp4$object,domain=channel4.com
@@||mssl.fwmrm.net^$object,domain=channel4.com

This gets past the anti-adblock, but it allows multiple minute video ads. I do not know how to deal with flash based ads.

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jspenguin2017 commented Jun 24, 2018

This is a known issue for a long time: jspenguin2017/uBlockProtector#712

I don't really know how to inspect Flash ActionScript, and since Flash will reach end of life in 2020, I'm not too worried.

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mapx- commented Jun 24, 2018

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jspenguin2017 commented Jun 24, 2018

Hum, that is pretty difficult to get around...

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ZaphodBeebblebrox commented Jun 24, 2018

Should we just whitelist the ads until another solution is found?

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mapx- commented Jun 24, 2018

Sure, the main issue is the anti adb crap.

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jspenguin2017 commented Jun 24, 2018

Isn't the anti-adblock just a short timer? Or they changed it to a hard anti-adblock?

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ZaphodBeebblebrox commented Jun 24, 2018

Its a short timer, but it will repeat indefinably as long as the video ads are blocked.

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jspenguin2017 commented Jun 24, 2018

I wouldn't call "multiple minute video ads" less of a "main issue".

@okiehsch okiehsch changed the title from channel4.com to channel4.com pre-roll ads and anti-adblock message Jun 24, 2018

@okiehsch okiehsch reopened this Jun 24, 2018

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okiehsch commented Jun 24, 2018

The anti-adblock message is the main issue, but the video ads are obviously also a big issue.
If there is a working fix that solves both, that would be the better fix.

@okiehsch okiehsch changed the title from channel4.com pre-roll ads and anti-adblock message to channel4.com pre-roll ads and anti-adblock Jun 24, 2018

@okiehsch okiehsch changed the title from channel4.com pre-roll ads and anti-adblock to channel4.com video-ads and anti-adblock Jun 24, 2018

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