Originally Posted by lovekeiiy
If you're watching on the PC, I suggesting using Hulu as much as possible. They don't do that other than wanting which commercial may be of interest, but will pick one after so many seconds. As for the other commercials, you just have to look for the continue or close button. If you have it on full screen, trying getting out of full screen, "esc" key usually works, and you may find it.
I have run into this issue a little, but usually flash player is crapping out. I think it's usually the site's poor design.
I'm not sure how effective FlashBlock may be since quite of a few of those sites use Flash Player.
Thanks, I think you understood my issue. Let's take the SyFy website. When you watch a full episode it is entirely inside a flash wrapper. I -think- the commercial gets pushed within this wrapper. In other words, if I whitelist the episode I'm also going to get the commercial. The commercial will play and then there is no way to continue with the program. Now I have to reload the page, click to the point in the episode, watch a bunch of additional commercials, and then hope that I don't get a 'commercial of death' again.
I will try your ESC idea the next time it happens, thanks.
I'm using IE9 because I didn't want to have to deal with all the web browser add-ons for a simple HTPC. I agree that Hulu is the way to go when ever possible; these particular shows are either not on Hulu or are the latest episode (and only on Hulu plus or the network's website).
Don't be dyslexic in thread titles?
We're talking about the commercials of death, not the death of commercials. Thanks.