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strumsilly
06-28-2013, 08:31 AM
or am I just getting to be a cranky ol man?.I like to listen to the playlists, and to stop the ads I have to stop what I'm doing or just put up with it. good grief.

Lime
06-28-2013, 08:37 AM
I hate them and I am neither old nor a man. Whether or not I am cranky is up for debate. I find the interjection of an ad into my youtube enjoyment to be very abrasive, like my ears are being assaulted. In fact, I probably hate them more than you do.

Phooto
06-28-2013, 08:58 AM
Short of paying for a subscription, what can you do? Little way for it to be free otherwise.

jefrs
06-28-2013, 09:21 AM
It can depend on your browser.

Some present you with a veritable deluge of retail opportunities. It really does spoil the enjoyment.

Viewing through Firefox with ad-blocking on gives a reasonably ad-free experience.

strumsilly
06-28-2013, 09:22 AM
I thought only the you tubers that choose to monitize had ads.I think you get a few cents per hit

Hippie Dribble
06-28-2013, 09:31 AM
I thought only the you tubers that choose to monetize had ads.I think you get a few cents per hit

I think this is right. No ads on my channel anywhere as I didn't sign up to that agreement.

As to your question Andy, I detest ads fullstop. That's why I refuse to watch any commercial tv. I am also at the point where, unless it's something I desperately want to watch on the youtube, I won't watch anything prefaced by a 15 second advertisement.

23skidoo
06-28-2013, 09:37 AM
Some of the ads are the result of 'third party content matches' - the copyright holder chooses to monetize your video rather than forcing you to take it down. This has happened to a handful of my covers and it's annoying.... though it's the cost of doing business, I guess. We're all infringing copyright and sharing it around the world with no personal cost every time we post a cover to YT, so I guess it's a trade off. Though the ads - especially when you can't 'SKIP AD' after 5 seconds- drive me nuts as well....

Hippie Dribble
06-28-2013, 09:40 AM
Some of the ads are the result of 'third party content matches' - the copyright holder chooses to monetize your video rather than forcing you to take it down. This has happened to a handful of my covers and it's annoying.... though it's the cost of doing business, I guess. We're all infringing copyright and sharing it around the world with no personal cost every time we post a cover to YT, so I guess it's a trade off. Though the ads - especially when you can't 'SKIP AD' after 5 seconds- drive me nuts as well....

Thanks for this info Bill, I didn't realise that. You make a good point mate.

strumsilly
06-28-2013, 09:46 AM
every time I watch a certain members videos, I get an ad. I seldom see one in any others. coincidence?

Hippie Dribble
06-28-2013, 09:49 AM
every time I watch a certain members videos, I get an ad. I seldom see one in any others. coincidence?

No coincidence mate. I'll stand corrected, but I'm assuming it's because they've signed up to the 'become a youtube partner' agreement.

Western
06-28-2013, 09:52 AM
They bothered me for the first few days that YouTube had them, then I just learned to accept them. They're not going away anytime soon...Unless YouTube releases some YouTube Plus option that you could sign up and pay for, and then all ads would disappear. But I don't see that happening any time soon.

Tootler
06-28-2013, 11:09 AM
It's the price we have to pay for having a free resource and for being able to upload covers of copyright songs. IMO, it's a small price and after a time, I find I just don't really notice them.

strumsilly
06-28-2013, 11:23 AM
apparently , you if you become a "youtube partner:, people who watch your vids get ads and you get a few pennies.. I guess if millions watch your vids it might be worth it. I would rather pay for the service and skip the ads, which I plan on doing , I'll skip the vids with ads.

strumsilly
06-28-2013, 11:55 AM
just had a thought, what ifall seasonistas became "partners" there would be as many ads a vids. yikes!

bird's eye view of my ukelele
07-02-2013, 01:28 PM
you can only choose to have your videos shown ad free, if 100 per cent of the material is completely your own - your own audio, your own video, and if there is a song, you have to have written it yourself. if anyone else has the copyright on any of it, ads can go up. i think youtube must have some kind of automatic searching for copyrighted material - the first nanasecond the youtube robot "hears" a bit of a tune that sounds even a little bit like something it has marked down on it's giant database as copyrighted - BANG - up go the ads and it's not you that gets the halfpenny profit from that, it's youtube and the copyright holder.

is it the ads that show on the page, the animated wotsits, that vex you? or when youtube plays an ad before the video you want? or both??!! if it's ads on the page you can get around that a bit by viewing the vid full screen so you lose all the other piffle on the page. if it's the ad that plays before the vid you wanna see starts, you can sometimes click "skip" it after about 3 seconds or something. but yeah sometimes they make you watch the whole ad, in which case all you can do is turn the volume off and whistle dixie 'til it's all over!

they can - and frequently do! - stick ads and vids on everyone's videos - you don't have to be a partner

strumsilly
07-02-2013, 02:43 PM
it only happens if you watch the playlist,these are audio/video commercials, and only happens with a poster that has said he is a" partner," we discussed this off forum. watch almost any season playlist, you'll see it.

bird's eye view of my ukelele
07-02-2013, 05:12 PM
oh

:uhoh:

decaturcomp
07-02-2013, 06:25 PM
Dear Brothers and Sisters,

google is an advertising company
google bought You Tube long ago because their own video service failed
now You Tube ads are increasing

Google bought the Wayz GPS service lately.
Now (I first noticed tonight) Wayz has pop up ads when you stop at a light (google maps still dont)

Free isn't free
Free is just paid for in a different way

You Tube badgered all of us to sign on and profit from ads on our videos
most of us didn't
now they're pushing the content owner envelope to put ads on anyway

I've only recently gotten content owner notices on a few videos.
I just take them down.

Thankfully (to me) having an ad doesn't detract from the awesomeness of any seasonista videos.
I might not sit through them for other things but I'll listen to you my friends as often as I can.
You folks make me happy in a way the pop divas never can.
I mean seriously, TCK's version of that Titanic song is majorly wonderful and I have never willingly listened to the original outside of once in a movie theater.

Love,
Alan

strumsilly
07-03-2013, 02:22 AM
having the ads stop me from enjoying listening to the playlists. the only commercial that comes on is from a member that has partnered. it has stopped me from listening and is souring me from the seasons. we don;t have to willingly buy into it. you don;t have to partner and if they force us there will be alternatives.

Dan Uke
07-06-2013, 08:50 PM
Some of the ads are the result of 'third party content matches' - the copyright holder chooses to monetize your video rather than forcing you to take it down. This has happened to a handful of my covers and it's annoying.... though it's the cost of doing business, I guess. We're all infringing copyright and sharing it around the world with no personal cost every time we post a cover to YT, so I guess it's a trade off. Though the ads - especially when you can't 'SKIP AD' after 5 seconds- drive me nuts as well....

I agree with Bill that we are doing songs that we didn't get permission for. It's a small price to pay to watch videos.

strumsilly
07-07-2013, 10:24 AM
I agree with Bill that we are doing songs that we didn't get permission for. It's a small price to pay to watch videos.
if you voluntarily "partner' with them, your vids watched on utube get ads 100% of the time., just like the pros, good grief!

pabrizzer
07-07-2013, 12:10 PM
We never used to need permission to do songs in our homes with family or around the campfire with friends.
That is what we are doing with the seasons on a wider scale in the virtual world.
I do agree that nothing this fantastic (we are sharing our songs around the world - that's incredible - but now we just go ho hum) is really free.
I didn't partner and won't but i have seen a few of the little static strip ads appear on mine.
It won't stop me from viewing vids I want to see but it definitely detracts from the enjoyment.

itsme
07-07-2013, 01:06 PM
strumsilly, have you tried any adblocking plug-ins? I believe some of them will work on youtube if you have the right filter/rules in place.

redpaul1
07-08-2013, 02:13 AM
Personally, I've never quite understood why the Seasons are so dedicated to the use of YT for sharing our work. Surely the obvious way round this is to use some other video file-sharing service. Vimeo, Hulu, Dailymotion and Metacafe are all allowable options for the [video ][/video ] tags. Why not use one of them?

Or why not just use a dedicated filesharing service like The Box http://box.com?

xommen
07-08-2013, 02:37 AM
Personally, I've never quite understood why the Seasons are so dedicated to the use of YT for sharing our work. Surely the obvious way round this is to use some other video file-sharing service. Vimeo, Hulu, Dailymotion and Metacafe are all allowable options for the [video ][/video ] tags. Why not use one of them?

Or why not just use a dedicated filesharing service like The Box http://box.com?

It thinks it has to do with:

1.) Everyone knows youtube so it's easy to explain.
2.) You can make playlist on youtube with great ease, I'm not sure who that is on Vimeo.

And If you use a "real" filesharing service, would you be downloading the vid's to your harddrive or can you watch them online?

Personally I think it's important we al use the same sharing service, whatever that is ;).

redpaul1
07-08-2013, 06:23 AM
I think it has to do with:

1.) Everyone knows youtube, so it's easy to explain.
2.) You can make playlist on youtube with great ease, I'm not sure how easy that is on Vimeo.

I don't know either, but sitting around complaining about ads on YT is like sitting around complaining that the rain is wet. Complain all you like but it's not going to change, so what are you [is one! - not you personally!] going to do about it?




And If you use a "real" filesharing service, would you be downloading the vid's to your harddrive or can you watch them online?

Personally I think it's important we all use the same sharing service, whatever that is ;).

Obviously, it's important that we all use the same filesharing service - and certainly with box.com you can listen to audio files without downloading. Check out the great Patsy Monteleone's wonderful ukulele blog Standard Issue (http://patsymonteleone.wordpress.com/) to see how this works. Video preview requires a premium account.
But who knows? Maybe the new and improved Skydrive, MySpace (no really!), or some other cloud service could offer such a feature for free.
I'm not volunteering, btw.

strumsilly
07-28-2013, 02:34 AM
I'm really tired of all this wet rain!! I think I'll move to the desert, :rolleyes: