Just found out how to watch 4OD without adverts !

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Found 12th Apr 2010
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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Am I missing something here?
What is the hosts file called? :?

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Jumpingphil;8342356

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

Thank you.
It's been a long day for me. :oops:

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Jumpingphil;8342360

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

ryman1000;8342361

Me to, had to edit the reply about 5 timesGrammar isn't my strongpoint at … Me to, had to edit the reply about 5 timesGrammar 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.

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Jumpingphil;8342363

I'll check in the morning.I'm running W7 and have found 2 hosts files and … 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

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:

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GAVINLEWISHUKD;8342372

Yes all nice, no adverts. You could use this method along with a wamp … 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:

ryman1000;8342376

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.

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)

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guilbert53;8342476

Note that the "hosts" file has no extension so it is best to set Windows … 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 hostsOn 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.

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dcx_badass;8344581

Much easier way:Copy and paste this into notepad:Save as a batch file, … 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.batThen 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

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dcx_badass;8344608

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.

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dcx_badass;8344648

You don't open my computer or paste it anywhere. You just open the start … 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:

clearly a badass.

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dcx_badass;8344698

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:

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titley;8344736

clearly a badass.





:lol:

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dom1257;8417412

baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadaaaaaaaaaaaaffffffffffff


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

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dom1257;8417467

i'm ryan's mate you overpresumptuous jobsworthgas your hype



:? do I know you ?

ryman1000;8417487

:? do I know you ?



nah, but your mum does

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dom1257;8417507

nah, but your mum does



Oh yeah yeah I know you. She's does the speech therapy thing with you, heard it's not going good and your still spitting everywhere. Nice bathroom btw mate

ryman1000;8417548

Oh yeah yeah I know you. She's does the speech therapy thing with you, … Oh yeah yeah I know you. She's does the speech therapy thing with you, heard it's not going good and your still spitting everywhere. Nice bathroom btw mate



oh right, is that what she tells you?

CFC_Mark;8417561

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A lot simpler as well. Plus removes all ads from all pages.

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dom1257;8417557

oh right, is that what she tells you?



No, I saw you yesterday, nice to see your not embarrassed to hold your mums hand still . You might want to upgrade those two inch glasses of yours though, and best leave that man bag you wear at home and the 10 year olds might stop bullying you

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dcx_badass;8417574

Only if you use firefox though, this works with all browsers.



On chrome as well chrome.google.com/ext…dom

ryman1000;8417580

No, I saw you yesterday, nice to see your not embarrassed to hold your … No, I saw you yesterday, nice to see your not embarrassed to hold your mums hand still . You might want to upgrade those two inch glasses of yours though, and best leave that man bag you wear at home and the 10 year olds might stop bullying you



nahhhhhhhhhhh you didnt, i know where you live

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dom1257;8417591

nahhhhhhhhhhh you didnt, i know where you live



I'm off to yours in a minute, hope theres no more volcano debris making banging sounds on the walls again :whistling:

ryman1000;8417602

I'm off to yours in a minute, hope theres no more volcano debris making … I'm off to yours in a minute, hope theres no more volcano debris making banging sounds on the walls again



wrong type of iceland, i camp in the chips freezer.

^^^^^

Who is this clown??

CFC_Mark;8417629

^^^^^Who is this clown??



jafoooooole, so coooooly

dom1257;8417642

jafoooooole, so coooooly



Log out and go to sleep :thumbsup:

Fool

CFC_Mark;8417647

Log out and go to sleep :thumbsup:Fool



why are you even getting involved, its only banter with my mate. Please scrape out son

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Not sure this works anymore, video don't seem to load. Anybody know of a fix ?

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When do the adverts show? Got firefox and Adblock plus and don't see any adverts

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Why didn't I know of this when I wanted to watch and rewatch the Embarrassing Bodies episode with the breast reduction case :-D

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lumoruk;8597888

When do the adverts show? Got firefox and Adblock plus and don't see any … When do the adverts show? Got firefox and Adblock plus and don't see any adverts



Like the normal intervals. Before and every 15 minutes thereafter. As much as I hate firefox might give adblock a go, google chrome version doesn't work

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ryman1000;8602230

Like the normal intervals. Before and every 15 minutes thereafter. As … Like the normal intervals. Before and every 15 minutes thereafter. As much as I hate firefox might give adblock a go, google chrome version doesn't work



You like google chrome recording every website you go to?
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