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Just found out how to watch 4OD without adverts !

ryman1000ryman1000

Very simple thought I would share as may be of use to some of you....

Locate your hosts file (you will need to have administrator rights and change it from read-only)
Windows - C:windows/system32/drivers/etc
Mac - /private/etc/hosts
Add these 2 entries on new lines at the end of the file
127.0.0.1 realmedia.channel4.com
127.0.0.1 imagec16.247realmedia.com

On windows 7/vista you need to search for it on the start menu right click - open as admin, then file - open and then find the hosts file. Click save from the file menu, and watch 40D without the adverts.

Can confirm it works, just watched fonejacker without the adverts
Good times

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    Jumpingphil
    Am I missing something here?
    What is the hosts file called? :?
    ryman1000
    Jumpingphil
    Am I missing something here?
    What is the hosts file called? :?


    hosts :roll: It located at C:/windows/system32/drivers/etc
    You have to open notepad first with administrative rights, then
    go file > open, go to the above directory, and add the two lines shown
    in the original description underneath everything in the text file and click save
    Jumpingphil
    Thank you.
    It's been a long day for me. :oops:
    ryman1000
    Jumpingphil
    Thank you.
    It's been a long day for me. :oops:


    Me to, had to edit the reply about 5 times
    Grammar isn't my strongpoint at 4 in the morning :)
    Jumpingphil
    ryman1000
    Me to, had to edit the reply about 5 times
    Grammar isn't my strongpoint at 4 in the morning :)


    I'll check in the morning.
    I'm running W7 and have found 2 hosts files and both only have comments in them.
    Will add the lines and see what happens, but not now.

    Thanks again.
    ryman1000
    Jumpingphil
    I'll check in the morning.
    I'm running W7 and have found 2 hosts files and both only have comments in them.
    Will add the lines and see what happens, but not now.

    Thanks again.


    Should only be one. If you have two you may have saved it as a text file after opening it as a text file. You have to open notepad initially. Right click > run as administrator > file > open > browse to hosts file > add the lines > file > save. Have a go at it in the morning, not as complicated as it sounds
    GAVINLEWISHUKD
    Yes all nice, no adverts. You could use this method along with a wamp server to add your own adverts into the advert section to anybody using your computer. Could freak out your family and friends with that!:giggle:
    ryman1000
    GAVINLEWISHUKD
    Yes all nice, no adverts. You could use this method along with a wamp server to add your own adverts into the advert section to anybody using your computer. Could freak out your family and friends with that!:giggle:


    How would you do that, sounds fun :lol:
    GAVINLEWISHUKD
    ryman1000
    How would you do that, sounds fun :lol:


    Well all you have done by adding those line to your host file is when a request is made your system looks there first before going out onto the web. Now your system has found the listing its directed to the 127.0.0.1 which is a loop back to your computer so in essence complete. Well if you took that request and linked it to another request when 4OD requests the adverts your redirection sends it to your local hosting (ie your advert/messing about ect) and plays that instead.
    guilbert53
    Note that the "hosts" file has no extension so it is best to set Windows to view file extensions (normally it is set to NOT view file extensions).

    After you have changed the file with an editor it may ADD an extension (like hosts.txt)

    So you need to REMOVE any extenstion (like txt) so the file is just called hosts

    On Vista to show file extensions you open a folder and choose Tools then Folder Options.

    On the Folder Options windows choose "View" then DESELECT "Hide extensions for known file types" then press OK to save changes (the details may be different for XP or Windows 7).

    Now Windows should show all file types on all files (doc, jpg, mpg etc)
    ryman1000
    guilbert53
    Note that the "hosts" file has no extension so it is best to set Windows to view file extensions (normally it is set to NOT view file extensions).

    After you have changed the file with an editor it may ADD an extension (like hosts.txt)

    So you need to REMOVE any extenstion (like txt) so the file is just called hosts

    On Vista to show file extensions you open a folder and choose Tools then Folder Options.

    On the Folder Options windows choose "View" then DESELECT "Hide extensions for known file types" then press OK to save changes (the details may be different for XP or Windows 7).

    Now Windows should show all file types on all files (doc, jpg, mpg etc)


    If you do what I said and open notepad initially then this shouldn't happen, you have to click save under file though. On xp you might need to do save as, so just save it as 'all files' instead of .txt.
    ryman1000
    dcx_badass
    Much easier way:

    Copy and paste this into notepad:



    Save as a batch file, file save> save as file type, chose all files, then name it as 4od.bat

    Then just right click chose run as admin and it will do it.


    Seeing as you have to browse to it anyway might as well just open notepad first and leave the extensions as they were
    They all work so take your pick
    ryman1000
    dcx_badass
    No you don't have to browse to it my way at all, what are you on about.


    you'll have to open my computer, or paste in the sub folder to reach it. So doing it through notepad saves you adding an extension just to reopen it again.
    ryman1000
    dcx_badass
    You don't open my computer or paste it anywhere. You just open the start menu and click notepad, you clearly have no idea what you are talking about so just give up before you look even more clueless.


    Misread your method :thumbsup:
    titley
    clearly a badass.
    ryman1000
    dcx_badass
    NP, sorry if I was a bit cranky, didn't sleep well last night.


    No worries, you must not sleep well most nights then :whistling:
    ryman1000
    titley
    clearly a badass.




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    dom1257
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    dom1257
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    dom1257
    i'm ryan's mate you overpresumptuous jobsworth
    gas your hype

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