Anyone have a rule for blocking autoplaying trailers while browsing on Netflix?



  • Is it possible? I've actually just cancelled my Netflix sub because of this but wanted to make sure i couldn't block it using pfBlockerNG.


  • Banned

    Take a close look at your username, SCNR.



  • @Grimson:

    Take a close look at your username, SCNR.

    You mean the first bit or the second bit ;)

    Either way put them both together and what do you get  ;D

    Interesting point though - but if i set up a proxy how would that help?


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    @ProxyMoron:

    Interesting point though - but if i set up a proxy how would that help?

    Well pfBlockerNG can only filter/block connections (IPs or domains), so it's either access to Netflix servers or not.

    A proxy can do content filtering/manipulation, so if you want to modify the content a proxy is your best chance. You now have a steep learning curve ahead of you, good luck.



  • @Grimson:

    @ProxyMoron:

    Interesting point though - but if i set up a proxy how would that help?

    Well pfBlockerNG can only filter/block connections (IPs or domains), so it's either access to Netflix servers or not.

    A proxy can do content filtering/manipulation, so if you want to modify the content a proxy is your best chance. You now have a steep learning curve ahead of you, good luck.

    Hmm, finally an excuse and reason to get stuck in. Would something like Squid be a good starting point here?



  • @ProxyMoron:

    @Grimson:

    @ProxyMoron:

    Interesting point though - but if i set up a proxy how would that help?

    Well pfBlockerNG can only filter/block connections (IPs or domains), so it's either access to Netflix servers or not.

    A proxy can do content filtering/manipulation, so if you want to modify the content a proxy is your best chance. You now have a steep learning curve ahead of you, good luck.

    Hmm, finally an excuse and reason to get stuck in. Would something like Squid be a good starting point here?

    I love this stuff as much as the next guy, but since this is likely a moving target, you could spend the same time mixing some nice drinks and making popcorn while the trailers play. :)

    Cheers!



  • @drewsaur:

    I love this stuff as much as the next guy, but since this is likely a moving target, you could spend the same time mixing some nice drinks and making popcorn while the trailers play. :)

    Cheers!

    They are just so damn annoying though - why they would choose to do this i have no idea.


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