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Old 28-07-2010, 23:24
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Hi All

Just wanted to pass on a good tip...

I very rarely use ITV Player, but I stopped by as I'd missed something.

I remembered from a previous visit that there are ads with this player, but on this visit there were none, this is good I thought, but didn't think anything of it, until on my next visit the ads were back - it was only then I realised that Peer Guardian was off!

After re-engaging PG the ads are again totally gone, but the player works perfectly - great news for anyone who uses this player often - spread the word
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Old 29-07-2010, 05:27
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Does it work for 4OD? Not that ads are as big a nuisance on that service.
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Old 29-07-2010, 11:56
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Just had a quick test at 4OD, and it looks like the same effect doesn't occur, the whole stream is blocked. I disabled PG to let the stream start, then re-engaged PG, but it just all stopped.

Oh well
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Old 29-07-2010, 15:06
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Firefox with AdBlockerPlus does the same job for me. Seems to work on 4oD as well.

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Old 29-07-2010, 15:27
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Gone off Firefox a bit since Chrome, but that's good - I wonder if the Player makers will try and get round this - 'spose they will eventually.
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Old 29-07-2010, 15:40
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Not a great tip really.

ITV without Asd ultimately means 'no ITV'.
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Old 29-07-2010, 15:53
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All depends on whether you see "catchupTV" as a revenue stream in its own right or a way for someone to catch the start of a series that they might have missed, thus boosting the audience for the subsequent episodes on "normal telly"...

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Old 29-07-2010, 16:00
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Gone off Firefox a bit since Chrome, but that's good - I wonder if the Player makers will try and get round this - 'spose they will eventually.
Without knowing too much of the technicalities, I would have thought that the simplest idea would be to put it together as a single video stream and disabling buffering - that should work, shouldn't it? The downside would be that they wouldn't be able to show different ads to different people (depending on some "cookie-based demographics" or "regionalisation" or somesuch).

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Old 29-07-2010, 17:27
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How do I turn Peer Guardian off then? Never heard of it! Is it on Firefox or on ITV Player? The ads annoy me. Thanks.
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Old 29-07-2010, 17:32
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Just had a quick test at 4OD, and it looks like the same effect doesn't occur, the whole stream is blocked. I disabled PG to let the stream start, then re-engaged PG, but it just all stopped.
Oh well
Works perfectly on 4OD with Kaspersky banner blocker. ITV player too. Straight into the programme.
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Old 30-07-2010, 01:34
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How do I turn Peer Guardian off then? Never heard of it! Is it on Firefox or on ITV Player? The ads annoy me. Thanks.
Peer Guardian is an indie app that you will need to DL & install. It's very easy, it will set itself up with a few clicks from you & away you go; just get it from the official site, & it's totally free with no registration required.

Occasionally some sites won't run when PG is active, so just right click on the icon near the clock (bottom right on PCs) and click Disable.

Some people only run PG when they're DL-ing torrents, as it's supposed to block most tracking, which is does really well. So just visiting any old web page you don't really need to worry about tracking, as it can just enable page customisation for your visit; some very big sites are inaccessible with PG running - the BBC for instance!
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Old 30-07-2010, 01:42
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Not a great tip really.

ITV without Asd ultimately means 'no ITV'.
A little bit of a flip comment, and not taking into account that I will completely ignore the ads anyway - turning down the sound, looking at something else until the show starts etc.

If advertisers really think that anyone is paying attention to adverts in an internet stream they really are listening to the people that are selling the ad space too closely.

Lowering their prices & or paying their suppliers better are far more likely to attract my attention; more bandwidth munching garbage I can do without
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Old 09-05-2011, 18:19
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Old 09-05-2011, 22:39
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the only way to watch ITV Player without ads without worrying is through Virgin TV on-demand
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Old 09-05-2011, 23:04
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Using the FireFox browser with the Adblock Plus add-on stripped the ads out of the itv.com shows last time I looked (a couple of weeks ago).
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:34
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the only way to watch ITV Player without ads without worrying is through Virgin TV on-demand
Kaspersky.
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