Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Site Talk >
Aug 23, 2012 01:31 PM

Pre roll ad and video problem


So starting in the last couple of days I have found that the pre roll ads on the videos run, and the audio for the requested video comes up while the ad is still running, and then, no video at all. This seems to be since (in Canada) the Fido ads have come up. This problem occurs in both Firefox and Safari under OS X 10.8.


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. That's definitely a new one. It's unique to a particular ad then?

    4 Replies
      1. re: Engineering

        I just checked some videos using a US proxy, so I got US ads, and no problem, so yeah it seems to be the Fido ad.

        1. re: Engineering

          Having the same issue, and have for weeks. I'm also in Canada. Started with the Fido ads now happening with some others... I've resorted to watching Sepertaster on YouTube instead.

          1. re: emeats

            It was gone for a while, but now that those damned Fido ads are back, I am back to getting the bug. Well, off to youtube I guess.

        2. Thanks for making a note of this. I've reported the ad and hope it will be yanked soon. Sorry, all Canadians!