Opened on 06/27/2014 at 06:41:24 PM

Closed on 08/27/2014 at 01:36:45 PM

#730 closed defect (worksforme)

Youtube videos embedded in facebook show ads - Safari

Reported by: rodogu Assignee:
Priority: P3 Milestone:
Module: Platform Keywords:
Cc: sebastian Blocked By:
Blocking: Platform: Safari
Ready: no Confidential: no
Tester: Verified working: no
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OS X 10.9.3, Safari 7.0.4, AdblockPlus 1.8.3

How to reproduce

When viewing Facebook embedded youtube videos, I still get ads :(

P.S. There is no component for Adblock-Plus-for-Safari

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comment:1 Changed on 07/03/2014 at 12:44:15 PM by arthur

  • Platform set to Safari

comment:2 Changed on 07/15/2014 at 08:53:12 PM by sebastian

  • Cc sebastian added
  • Component changed from Unknown to Platform
  • Priority changed from Unknown to P3

Do you get the HTML5 or Flash player? What's the URL of the frame that embeds the player?

If you are not familiar with web development, you can just press Ctrl + Shift + C, click the video and take a screenshot.

comment:3 Changed on 07/16/2014 at 05:35:03 AM by rodogu


That's with flash, and I see the ads.

I just switched to HTML5, and in a couple of embedded videos I didn't see the ads. Is it then a flash-only issue?

Will report back if I ever see ads with HTML5 embedded videos.


comment:4 Changed on 07/18/2014 at 04:06:21 AM by sebastian

Ads are blocked differently with YouTube's flash player, than with its HTML5 player. However, there are some cases where we can't block ads when using the HTML5 player, since you can't block XMLHttpRequests on Safari.

Is there any URL where I can reproduce the issue (without creating a Facebook account)?

comment:5 Changed on 07/24/2014 at 06:20:38 PM by eliperkins

I can reproduce this as well, but on 10.10, Safari 8, and even with nightly build.

Especially notice it on sites like that rely on YT embeds on music videos.

comment:6 Changed on 08/27/2014 at 01:36:45 PM by sebastian

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

Feel free to reopen the issue, providing a URL to a public website, embedding YouTube's Flash player, showing ads.

For ads not beeing blocked with YouTube's HTML5 player see #1258.

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