4OD Channel 4 television, on demand, for the UK
So 4OD has a great collection of TV series that you can watch back to back. After watching about five episodes of peep show I found the adverts repetitive and annoying and decided to have a look at removing them. A brief search on the net and I found Steve Larsen had found a method. His instructions state that by redirecting three hosts to your loopback the adverts will not be played. I did this and for some quick tests I found it to work.
My setup, following instructions
I set my router’s parental control to redirect the following URL s to 127.0.0.1
I did this in the hope that I would not have to reconfigure the hosts file on the various computers around my house.
I found that on machines that had viewed 4OD then adverts did not play but on machines that have never been to 4OD they hung while attempting to play and showed nothing but a blank screen.
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