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#1 jackiemarie

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 11:19 AM

I'm not sure where to post this: :thumbsup:
have not been able to watch full episodes of a tv program because the message reads (in the Flash Player): The video you are trying to watch is either unavailable or being blocked by an Ad Blocker in your browser.
I can watch everything else I want to on my laptop - this is a first; neither IE8 nor Mozilla will play the videos (same message).
I am not aware of any installed Ad Blocker, have added the proper url to "allowed sites", have turned off Pop Up Blocker, have put "ad blocker" in Search and nothing came up, checked the Add-Ons and nothing seems out of place. Oddly enough, the video plays fine at work where there is unmatched, system-wide security and firewalls.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you,
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 12:42 PM

What website are you trying to view? It seems like the problem might be on their end.

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 01:13 PM

It's full episodes of The Good Wife; http://www.cbs.com/primetime/the_good_wife/#in.
Doesn't seem to matter whether I log in to the CBS community thing or not; I do not log in at work, and it plays well.

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 01:17 PM

Oh, forgot to say: I use AVG free antivirus, Super AntiSpyware Lifetime, Webroot Spysweeper, occasionally, free AntiMalware Bytes. I also checked in their "advanced" area and can't find anything that might be blocking...don't use the SmartFilter or InPrivate Browsing that comes along with IE8.

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 07:16 PM

You might want to try adjusting security settings in IE8. I don't live in the US so I can't watch it anyway.

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 08:54 PM

OK, got a solution finally.
After some research following putting "being blocked by an Ad blocker installed in your browser" (including the quote marks) in google search, I wasn't comfortable changing the Host File extensions etc. as proposed at some tech forums, so I opened Webroot SpySweeper and clicked on Shields; under Network Shields, I clicked on Common Ad Sites (or Hosts File), and then UNCHECKED the Common Ad Sites button -- voila, the video plays fine. Apparently, the DoubleClick cookie/tracking thing that CBS uses is stopped cold by the Hosts File.
I'll recheck it after watching. An easy solution, that's good.
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