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    • May 21, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
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      YouTube deliberately worsening the user experience?

      Why does YouTube keep willfully and deliberately worsening the user experience? Do they have some kind of martyr psychosis where they NEED to have someone hate them? My health is a mess and I used to put on the PC a 9 hour, yes 9 hour, mix of music from a guy in Germany then go lie down and relax knowing it would not need additional attention for a long time. BUT NOW YouTube pauses the thing at some point and I have to, painfully, get up and come back to the PC to click some thing to make it continue after being paused.

      So instead of puting it on aand relaxing while the pain meds take effect I NOW have anxiety of wondering when YouTube will interrupt the thing and I'll have to get up and click some idiotic thing.

      YouTube's staff are sadist idiots, it's that simple.

      Don't talk to me about wireless devices and such unless you are going to personally supplement my current Social Security Disability which is below the poverty level, I wouldn't even have the PC unless someone else had bought it for me.

    • May 21, 2019 10:15 AM EDT
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      How about an alternative?

      I'm blessed with listener supported music on my radio. No ads!

      Give it a listen, they stream...

       

      https://listen.streamon.fm/kxci

      This post was edited by John Caughey at May 22, 2019 6:57 PM EDT
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    • May 21, 2019 10:21 AM EDT
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      I hope you dump the Cache on your computer at least once a day after a 9 hour session. 

    • May 21, 2019 10:33 AM EDT
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      You could always try WRJQ Goodtime Radio: http://wrjqradio.com/

      There just isn't enough Polka music anymore. Polka music always make me feel better!

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    • May 21, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

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      Sigh, while I understand your frustration in something that was good and has gotten worse, I cannot sympathize...

       

      Why?

       

      Because you never get something for nothing. You want "free" entertainment... well it ain't free, or free does not last long.

       

      Anything "free" gets permeated by ads...

       

      So calling youtube "sadist idiots" is not sustainable... they are not sadists for putting ads in, and they are not idiots that can spend millions with no return...

       

      Is broadcast television run by "sadist idiots" because they have commercials?

       

      Sorry you are upset, but "free" never lasts, and is never free in the long run...

       

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    • May 21, 2019 9:46 PM EDT
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      Greg Elmassian said:
      ...You want "free" entertainment... well it ain't free, or free does not last long.

       

      Anything "free" gets permeated by ads...

       

         Baloney. You don't know what you're talking about, as usual. It's easy as pie getting around the ads on youtube. I haven't seen a youtube ad in years.

       

       

       

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    • May 22, 2019 12:34 AM EDT
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      John:  Please share your technique, inquiring minds want to know. 

    • May 22, 2019 9:58 AM EDT
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      U tube recently changed to a paid ad free format.  I used to be ad free with the free UTube. Now I get adds all the time.

      They want 12 bucks a month to be ad free.

       

      Forest, try Pandora Radio.

       

      https://www.youtube.com/premium

      This post was edited by John Bouck at May 22, 2019 10:01 AM EDT
    • May 22, 2019 10:41 AM EDT
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      I use regular YT, not paid. 

      I've used Adblock for Youtube for years, and haven't seen ads since.

      YouTube NonStop (I posted on that earlier) seems to be working fine so far.

      Both are free and available through Chrome Web Store.

       

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    • May 22, 2019 12:09 PM EDT
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      John Passaro said:
      Greg Elmassian said:
      ...You want "free" entertainment... well it ain't free, or free does not last long.

       

      Anything "free" gets permeated by ads...

       

         Baloney. You don't know what you're talking about, as usual. It's easy as pie getting around the ads on youtube. I haven't seen a youtube ad in years.

       

      Let's keep it civil, please.  Personal attacks aren't necessary.  Simply say you disagree and cite some evidence.  Of course Greg didn't say it's impossible to skip all ads, he merely said don't blame Youtube for adopting a business model that is financially sustainable.

       

       

    • May 22, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

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      Thanks for reading and understanding my post Neal.

       

      I hate commercials myself, and record TV and then skip over the commercials, but there are no sustainable "free" things in life, period. As people learn ways around things, more sophisticated ways are introduced.

       

      But I pay extra to Hulu, for example, to not have commercials. I'm not calling them sadistic idiots.

       

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    • May 22, 2019 12:44 PM EDT
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      Cliff,

      Me to (Ad Block),, still get the ads.

    • May 22, 2019 12:57 PM EDT
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      I never use adblock for Youtube as I understand doing so prevents the content creator from receiving compensation.

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    • May 22, 2019 2:08 PM EDT
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      You know guys the OP never said anything about the ads, his objection is the resetting the connection. It adds an extra strain to his aches and pains.

      New and improved rarely is anymore.

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    • May 22, 2019 3:02 PM EDT
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      Forrest:

       

      You might see if any of these solutions address your issues - youtube pauses playback

    • May 22, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

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      John is right, the OP complained about the pause, and I just read an equally anguished discussion on Reddit... seems the pause is to save money/bandwidth.

       

      My wife uses Pandora, and it periodically stops and asks if you are still listening.

       

      Irritating, but we don't pay for Pandora, so we accept it.

       

      Greg

       

       

       

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    • May 22, 2019 5:42 PM EDT
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      Odd thing is my cable box does the same thing. If there has been no input from the user for 4 hours, it shuts off. Usually right in the best part of the show.

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    • May 22, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

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      That's power stuff, my TV does the same... the government is forcing manufacturers to make things more power efficient, so they turn themselves off...

       

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    • May 22, 2019 6:52 PM EDT
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      John Caughey said:

      You know guys the OP never said anything about the ads, his objection is the resetting the connection. It adds an extra strain to his aches and pains.

      New and improved rarely is anymore.

       

      Roger that, John. That's why I posted (twice) about that free Chrome add-on that does the automatic "clicking" for that annoying popup. So Forrest, I hope it works for you as well.

       

       

      Greg, I agree that YT is a business, not a 501c charity, and ads are fair and proper. Someone else mentioned YT ads being annoying, so I posted about what I use, because I've not had the ads since. I've read that even with YT Red (paid version), one still gets ads. Can't verify that though.

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