AntonK

Very Senior Member
I don't do much YouTubing but so far it seems to be working for me. I'm currently on 52 GoogleVideo subdomains after the initial setup and I'm not seeing any ads on about 95% of the videos and every ad I watch increases the subdomains count so I would say by design the script is doing its thing.
Do you have to live through the entire ad to populate the list, or can you use Skip Ad after the ad has started playing?
 

Amwjujo

Regular Contributor
could someone recommend me an app to connect automatically to your vpn server when away from your Home's wifi?

Edit: sorry if this is offtopic, but this way I could enjoy Diversion's wonders 24/7
I saw your comment here and it will be great if someone with the proper knowledge and some time can make a separate thread with an step by step guide on how to accomplish this - including setup of openvpn for dummies .
Sorry for off topic but I was looking for this for a while and it would be really helpful to have this explained and more of us can take advantage of it.
Thank you.
 

majnu

Regular Contributor
Of potatos, fake news, scams and four eyed pigs.

Have @grub and I fooled you, is it the greatest scam you've ever been pulled into by a lonely coder desperate for attention?
Or is there some truth behind the YouTube video ads blocking?
We've all had a few days considering and experiencing the impact that feature has.
Let us know your story.

Doesn't work for me at all. I made a short video showing what happens to me on my Android devices. Sorry for the bad camera work but hopefully it's visible enough to get my point across on my experience.

 

grub

Occasional Visitor
Doesn't work for me at all. I made a short video showing what happens to me on my Android devices. Sorry for the bad camera work but hopefully it's visible enough to get my point across on my experience.

A lot of apps, including some YouTube implementations, hard code in a default DNS. Often these are 8.8.8.8. You should block all outgoing DNS from everything but your DNS device.
Our Sony TV was doing this.
 

doczenith1

Very Senior Member
Setup an OpenVPN server on your router, and always connect to it from your mobile devices, that way you can benefit from Diversion "anywhere".

And don't forget to set this option in the OpenVPN server advanced settings to yes:
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distilled

Senior Member
VPN into your home’s secure router when off your wifi. I’m not even out of the driveway when my phone flips it on.

I get that, but it seems a bit excessive, when (Android users) can just install Vanced. I am not saying Diversion blocking YT ads isn't a good thing, only that it will have no impact on Vanced, they are in entirely different ballparks.
 

Opasen

Occasional Visitor
Hmmm...that seems a bit like IFTTT meets Apple's Shortcuts.
Pretty much but it works great for my single use :)

I saw your comment here and it will be great if someone with the proper knowledge and some time can make a separate thread with an step by step guide on how to accomplish this
Thank you.
Create a new thread and let others chime in with their preferences/suggestions
 

majnu

Regular Contributor

Asad Ali

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majnu

Regular Contributor
It's way easier than all this:

In your router Web-UI, go to DNSFilter under LAN.
- Set 'Enable DNS-based Filtering' to ON.
- Set 'Global Filter Mode' to 'Router'.
- Click Apply.
That was already setup before. Ads still appear.
 

Asad Ali

Very Senior Member
That was already setup before. Ads still appear.

As you read during the initial setup, some ads will still appear and they will decrease once the googlevideo subdomains are populated and start to get reused.

In any case it's all experimental for now and it's possible that it won't work as expected for some guys.
 

AntonK

Very Senior Member
Hi,

Are these little semi-translucent ads handled by Diversion's YouTube ad blocking capabilities (see attached)?

Anton
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