Video preceded by annoying commercial advertisements...

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    Mar 30, 2011 6:26 PM GMT
    I stopped watched TV shortly before graduating high school because I was tired of being inundated by annoying commercials every few minutes. To this day, I still don't watch TV for that single reason...I lose interest during a commercial, and turn it off to go do something else.

    Now lots of video upload sites are inserting commercial advertisements at the beginning of videos. You can't control the volume. You can't click away from it. You MUST let it run its course or you can't watch the video. The same phenomenon is happening...I'm clicking off those videos and going to ones that have no advertisements.

    At this rate, it won't be long until every video has a pre-advert; and I'll completely stop using the internet except for email and forums. There really needs to be something done before the internet goes the way of TV.
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    Mar 30, 2011 7:38 PM GMT
    I hate commercials also, but I would rather put up with them as opposed to paying a fee to use youtube, vimeo, or dailymotion.
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    Mar 30, 2011 7:43 PM GMT
    mixtape saidI hate commercials also, but I would rather put up with them as opposed to paying a fee to use youtube, vimeo, or dailymotion.
    They already have advertisement links on their pages to click. Putting the ads in the video just drives away people.