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    can I stop the ad?
    I had ad-block plus to stop all the annoying ads on my PC. How do I do it with my Mac? Thanks in advance!

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    IF you are referring to Flash ads, you can install Click To Flash for Safari to disable them. If you go to a website to watch a flash video (tv episode, maybe?) just click on the grey Flash icon to enable the video.

    To Install: Click on "Safari" and select "Extensions" from the drop down.

    To turn it on/off: Click on "Safari" and select "Preferences". Go to Extensions tab.
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    would that stop all the videos I want to watch? I go to MLB.com to watch game day a lot, and watch videos on youtube as well.

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    There IS Ad-block plus for mac, Firefox and Safari. Same place you get it for pc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pookie View Post
    would that stop all the videos I want to watch? I go to MLB.com to watch game day a lot, and watch videos on youtube as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by MYmacROX View Post
    IF you are referring to Flash ads, you can install Click To Flash for Safari to disable them. If you go to a website to watch a flash video (tv episode, maybe?) just click on the grey Flash icon to enable the video.

    To Install: Click on "Safari" and select "Extensions" from the drop down.

    To turn it on/off: Click on "Safari" and select "Preferences". Go to Extensions tab.
    Won't effect You Tube - not flash video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cradom View Post
    There IS Ad-block plus for mac, Firefox and Safari. Same place you get it for pc.
    Absolutely. Browser plug-ins are platform agnostic (work on all the platforms). There are exceptions to this (there's a Firefox extension that opens content in a new tab using IE that only works on Windows for instance) but 99% of them work without fault across the operating systems supported by the browser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MYmacROX View Post
    Won't effect You Tube - not flash video.
    Youtube probably won't admit it, but the majority of their videos are still flash, unless you force html5 video. I've been running without Flash for over a year now and most YouTube videos still wouldn't play. I found a Safari Extension that will force html5 videos and now I can watch previously unplayable videos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    Youtube probably won't admit it, but the majority of their videos are still flash, unless you force html5 video. I've been running without Flash for over a year now and most YouTube videos still wouldn't play. I found a Safari Extension that will force html5 videos and now I can watch previously unplayable videos.
    Weird. Granted, I don't watch very many YouTube videos but I've never encountered one that was disabled by CTF. Hmm...
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    YouTube's H.264 and WebM support has gotten considerably better since they started transcoding all content uploaded. However, it's not perfect - the more "obscure" (less viewed) and older you go, the less likely it is that you can get it in one of the two HTML5 friendly formats. On top of that, your browser has to support the available formats. In other words, if the video has only been made available as WebM, you're out of luck if you're using a browser that lacks support (which is none of them if you have Perian installed).

    You can test your WebM support here. If you're looking for H.264 support, avoid Firefox (for now) and Opera.
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