cross-posted from: https://lazysoci.al/post/14579120

YouTube is currently experimenting with server-side ad injection. This means that the ad is being added directly into the video stream.

This breaks sponsorblock since now all timestamps are offset by the ad times.

For now, I set up the server to detect when someone is submitting from a browser with this happening and rejecting the submission to prevent the database from getting filled with incorrect submissions.

    • millie@beehaw.org
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      Nah, it’s a subscription service, but it’s got a few notable YouTubers and they tend to drop extra content there. PhilosophyTube is on there, 12Tone, a bunch of people. As a platform it’s a lot less bullshit, but it’s also obviously less content.

      Though now I realize you actually have to get referred by one of the other members in order to start posting, so I’m not really sure they stand to benefit that much. It kind of explains why the content has been lacking. It certainly won’t ever have the diversity of content that YouTube has with that approach.

      Honestly learning that it’s more of a market stall than a garden makes me less enthusiastic. It’s there to curate what’s already on YouTube without YouTube’s limitations, not to create a better alternative that’s actually sustainable.

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        Though now I realize you actually have to get referred by one of the other members in order to start posting

        That is done with the intention of keeping the quality of content high.

        I doubt they want to get flooded with low effort “let’s play” gamers or even lower effort AI voiceover stock footage crap.

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          It also doesn’t have an algorithm, which would make it difficult to find content you want when there are loads of creators

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        Haha, reading this was like a journey. You can see your disillusion growing with every sentence.