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Internet ads WAY TOO LOUD. Solution?

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Recently, in the US a new law has been passed that makes it illegal for TV ads to be louder than TV shows. Unfortunately this law has nothing to do with the internet. I often watch shows online late at night while other are sleeping and everytime an ad comes on I have to quickly mute my whole computer just to keep others from waking. Some internet ads are so much louder than the show im trying to watch that it makes me want to strangle the person/people that made the ad. Is there any solution to this problem?

Note to advertisers: you make me want to buy your product less and less everytime you attempt to wake up my household just for a little more attention.
    
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Have you tried using Ad block Plus for Firefox? It's blocked *all* type of adverts for me.
    
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Hmm. Advertisements can appear at set intervals or randomly - I'm afraid the mute button is probably your only option at this stage, unless someone's made a program that can detect them somehow.

Tried AdBlock Plus? Maybe that'll work.
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Where are you seeing these ads? Netflix?
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Where are you seeing these ads? Netflix?

I see them everywhere, on just about every video. On youtube, on hulu, on southparkstudios.com, on ABC.com ... on any website that has videos with video ads.

So what happens if I use Adblock, I just see the video and then it pauses for 30 seconds instead of showing a 30 second ad or what? I dont like the idea of taking ad revenue away from the internt but if the internet is going to be so loud then .. well ..F em.
    
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Just use Adblock plus and never look back.
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You can get rid of the youtube adverts with adblock plus. It blocks them flawlessly, the video just starts playing like in the good old days.

Not too sure about the rest, but it's possible if they do it with youtube.
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Also on a lot of sound driver control panel, theres an option to normalize the sound volume. So all audio output is consistent.
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Also on a lot of sound driver control panel, theres an option to normalize the sound volume. So all audio output is consistent.

Yes I know of this but it never works well enough to be practical.
    
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So adblock plus, is that a part of firefox or will it work with any browser?
    
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