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Stopping online videos, can it be done?


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#1 of 3 Stan

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Posted June 11 2012 - 03:08 AM

Is there a way to stop online videos from loading? Lots of news sites, particularly anything from MSN will show most of a written article, spend a minute or two loading some lame video (which of course starts with a 15-30 second ad before the story), then show the rest of the written article. The video also ends up just being a rehash of the written article which can be read in 1/10 of the time it takes for the ridiculous video. I can stop the video once it starts, but is there a way to stop it from even loading in the first place? Or is this just something we're stuck with forever like the channel logos on television that everybody runs.
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#2 of 3 Al.Anderson

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Posted June 11 2012 - 03:48 AM

I'm hoping there's a fancy apprach, because I'm intersted too. But I just have flash disabled by default and only turn it on when I want to use it (very east to do in Firefox).

#3 of 3 Jay H

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Posted June 11 2012 - 10:21 AM

If you isolate and identify the feed, you may be able to use adblock to block it but it still probably wont allow you to "skip" the ad. I don't know, I don't usually check out MSN... CNN does the same thing with their videos but I usually just browse on another tab for a bit til the actual video starts (I don't watch videos often anyway).. Jay
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