When you block ads on YouTube, the ads are deleted. This has the problem of not giving creators money, forcing you to actually spend $10/mo or whatever the average Patreon subscription is. What if there was an option for an ad to play in the background while a black rectangle covers the screen while temporarily muting the browser tab? (Since the ad still plays in the background, the creator still gets money, allowing you to be a freeloader) edit: peertube has no ads

  • amio
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    Premium is mostly exempting you and the creator from completely artificial problems Youtube chooses to impose otherwise.

    • @eldritch_lich
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      Yes. This is 100% true for youtube and really any proprietary service with paid tiers. The greed is obvious and premium is only a little better than the alternative because creators are still being screwed over but slightly less. I only partially blame it on a large amount of people getting used to free content. But until there’s something clearly better, I’d rather do this at least since it’s still a net positive. In the meantime, I’ll participate in FOSS communities and try to contribute to alternatives so that it doesn’t stay this way.

    • @[email protected]
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      711 months ago

      I partially agree with you, but hosting and serving video is expensive on that scale. The cost of that has to be covered somehow, and for those who don’t pay directly ads are generally the only way currently available. And companies don’t want their ads associated with some kinds of content, which makes perfect sense. Would you like it if your name was associated with pornographic depictions of carebears?

      Video is a massive amount of data just compared to images, not to mention plain text.

      • @[email protected]
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        111 months ago

        Would you like it if your name was associated with pornographic depictions of carebears?

        I’ve literally gotten multiple ads for a local museum I support while browsing furry vore hentai. It clearly isn’t that bad for businesses to advertise in front of content, because guess what, the people who browse that content probably don’t consider it an issue.