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After putting up with it for years, and never really looking into it until now, I've decided theweathernetwork.com's autoplaying videos needed to die. Like, in a fire.
It's bad enough they auto-play, but even if you hit the Stop button, their page auto-refreshes, and the video auto-plays again.
Looking at its source, I found multiple references to something called brightcove.net. I added the domain to Pi-Hole, and sure enough...bliss. TWN's site has plenty of other crap on it I'd like to get rid of (why would I want to see pictures of squirrels, who's running that site?) but that was by far the biggest offender I thought deserved to be neutered.
Then I looked a bit more into it...Brightcove seems to serve videos for any customer of theirs, not just this site (obviously), so maybe I'm breaking some other pages in the process--I don't know, but it's certainly a "chance I'm wiling to take". Anybody know of them? What do I risk missing (ha!)
Either way - do with that information what you will.
Well...you have to find the right balance. I don't know about Edge's so-called strict mode, but I do know if you push things too far (like IE's admin mode on Windows Server, which essentially disables JS altogether), nothing works, so that's useless.
Is this strict mode thing the option that comes up when you go to Settings, then search for 'strict'? That seems to be under Tracking Prevention, which to me doesn't seem to address the same goals.
Brightcove is a major CDN, so by pi-holing them you're definitely going to run into a fair amount of collateral damage.
Being able to use CSS style filtering is a big part of why I prefer using in browser plugins over being limited to something that can only do domain level blocks.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?