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Is it possible to disable the audio during flash player advertisements?


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#1 notinfallible

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:37 AM

When playing scrabble or boggle at Pogo.com if you don't have a pay account there are a lot of advertisements that pop-up and interrupt the game play. If I am listening to music on my computer while playing a game at pogo, when the advertisements pop-up the volume is always ridiculously higher than the music I'm listening to. Sometimes, the ads don't even have the option to adjust the volume or mute it.

Is there any way to disable audio within flash player so the ads that use it are muted by default?

Edited by notinfallible, 22 May 2012 - 01:39 AM.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:21 AM

I assume this is IE since you posted another thread on the same BC section. Try going to your browser's Tools menu - Internet Options - Advanced tab and scroll down to Multimedia. Uncheck play sounds in webpages. Hit appply, ok.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:29 AM

Depending on the browser you have, there are ad blockers available that you could use.

For example, FireFox and Google Chrome both have Ad Block Plus which works GREAT.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:48 AM

I assume this is IE since you posted another thread on the same BC section. Try going to your browser's Tools menu - Internet Options - Advanced tab and scroll down to Multimedia. Uncheck play sounds in webpages. Hit appply, ok.


It's already unchecked.
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 04:02 AM

Depending on the browser you have, there are ad blockers available that you could use.

For example, FireFox and Google Chrome both have Ad Block Plus which works GREAT.


The ads during the pogo.com games run no matter what browser you are using, they are part of the game if you are not a paying member. If you have any sort of pop-up/ad blocking running the games don't work.

What is the best overall browser?

Edited by notinfallible, 22 May 2012 - 04:06 AM.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 12:41 PM

What is the best overall browser?

In my opinion there is no such thing as a best overall browser for everyone. It comes down to personal choice and how the user configures their bowser for their browsing habits. Add to that the user practicing safe web surfing guidelines and practices when online. Much like antivirus and antimalware tools. One size does not fit all.

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#7 notinfallible

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 04:45 AM


What is the best overall browser?

In my opinion there is no such thing as a best overall browser for everyone. It comes down to personal choice and how the user configures their bowser for their browsing habits. Add to that the user practicing safe web surfing guidelines and practices when online. Much like antivirus and antimalware tools. One size does not fit all.


That is a very good answer, well worded and true. Thank you.

I should have been more specific when asking about the browser, but I realized I'll never know for sure until I try them out for myself.

Edited by notinfallible, 27 May 2012 - 04:49 AM.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:23 AM

I am using Internet Explorer 8 with Windows XP. I have unticked the "play sounds in websites" option in IE settings. There is no option in flash player's settings that has anything to do with audio.

All I want to do is stop the audio from playing during flash player ads. I find it hard to believe that there isn't anybody here that knows how to do this. There has got to be a way to do this. These ads are so intrusive it's ridiculous, but I'm not trying to get rid of the ads, I just want to turn off the sounds in these ads. They play twice as loud as anything else that is playing in the background. If I use a pop up blocker, then I can't play any of the games at pogo.
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:50 AM

Have you got separate speakers attached to your pc? I use them to be able to listen to occasional youtube videos. Point is the speakers have their own on/off/volume control so you can just turn the sound off. Problem ofcourse might be that you turn all the sound off. There must be a way to just get rid of those horrid ads in the first place too. Good luck.




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