So YouTube ads can't really be blocked properly with Pi-Hole?

I thought I was blocking my YouTube adds but it appears not. I did some googling and the conclusion I drew was that in fact it is no longer really possible to block these adds. Is this a correct conclusion?

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As Pi-hole is a filtering DNS forwarder, it cannot block any ads that are delivered via the exact same domain as the content, unless you are willing to forfeit accessing the content as well. This applies to any site that is doing so, not just YouTube.

Also, Pi-hole can only block those domains that it has been configured to.

There are users creating blocklists and regex filters to sift out Youtube ads, and a recent script-based approach tries to detect and block ad-serving YouTube subdomains and has received some positive feedback. But that is a long-lasting cats-and-mice game between blocking attempts and YouTube/Google/Alphabet getting aware of them.

If you want to partake in that game, you may start by having a look at How do I block ads on YouTube?.

Hi, yes, I saw that earlier. It all makes sense. Not a rabbit hole that I feel like going down just yet and so I will leave it for now. The rest of the blocking works just fine :slight_smile:


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