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Sponsorblock (block sponsored segments on YouTube videos) Post by GamOfCatAndOfMouse » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:33 pm I hope this topic is not against the rules of this forum and I am surprised that no one has spoken so far, I start. SponsorBlock is a crowdsourced browser extension that let's anyone submit the start and end time's of sponsored segments of YouTube videos. Once one person submits this information, everyone else with this extension will skip right over the sponsored segment.
It's out! Download it on the Chrome Webstore or the Firefox addons store! Over 400 submissions so far!
Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mnjggcdmjocbbbhaepdhchncahnbgone/Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/addon/sponsorblock/Discord: https://discord.gg/QnmVMpUWebsite: https://sponsor.ajay.app/
SponsorBlock for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera permits you to skip video sponsors while using YouTube. It is a crowdsourced extension/add-on designed to check the database for reported sponsors and automatically skip known sponsors. Since it is crowdsourced, you can report them if you find a sponsor not included in the database.
SponsorBlock is a crowdsourced browser extension to block sponsor segments of YouTube videos. Users submit when sponsor happen to the extension, and the extension automatically skips sponsors it knows about. It also features an upvote/downvote system with a weighted random based distribution algorithm.
This luckily wasn't difficult at all since Firefox supports Chrome extensions natively, I just had to change a few things due to the difference in how the API's are handled.
The amount of views each sponsor gets (well, the amount of skips) is now recorded. This is nice because it gives users who submit sponsors direct feedback on how they are improving other people's viewing experience.
This can be disabled if you don't want this.
More ways to prevent someone from destroying the viewing experience such as preventing sponsors from being placed right next to eachother.
Errors now have custom messages to better inform you about what's wrong and help me debug.
You can now use the semicolon button to indicate the start and end of sponsors and click the single quote button to submit. This should make it easier to submit.
Individual sponsor times can now be deleted before submitting.
You can now edit the sponsors before submitting. This was a very requested feature.
It seemed like a lot of people were not realising that there were more settings in the popup menu, so there is now another way to access the popup. Click the info button on the video player to open the popup the page you are watching the video on.
It should never use sponsors from the wrong video anymore and the on video buttons now update properly when switching videos. Before, they would maintain their state, which wouldn't work since the code always assumes it starts at the default position.
The YouTube page never reloads, and instead just updates the page itself (like a PWA), so the code can't rely on everything being reset when a video change occurs.
Client:https://github.com/ajayyy/SponsorBlock/compare/4c380aa1bf8a35d7be596927d187e5a55c863707...master (thanks OfficialNoob for the pull requests!)https://github.com/ajayyy/SponsorBlockServer/compare/cd36e2b64be8d209f62c6e102a424da4c5bc97d0...master