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    Blocking screaming audio from selected web sites.

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    by rfink ·

    I surf a lot and some web sites annoy me to no end. I want to be able to block audio from those web sites and not others. Does anyone know how to do this?

    Thank you,

    P.S. Firefox is my perferred browser.

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    • #2660420

      Clarifications

      by rfink ·

      In reply to Blocking screaming audio from selected web sites.

      Clarifications

    • #2660414

      My first thought

      by dumphrey ·

      In reply to Blocking screaming audio from selected web sites.

      is to set up a router with acls, find what streaming protocols they use, and write an acl to block them by site ip…

      • #2660396

        I was hoping I could do it at the browser level.

        by rfink ·

        In reply to My first thought

        My wife actually likes some of it so the router is not an option.

        Thanks for the idea.

        • #2660367

          Unfortunately I know of no simple way to do this…

          by dumphrey ·

          In reply to I was hoping I could do it at the browser level.

          the most effective would be to set up a filtering proxy and enable or disable use of it in browser settings as needed. But this will mean either a separate box or more software on the current box.

    • #2660410

      I would be more concerned with streaming audio

      by jdclyde ·

      In reply to Blocking screaming audio from selected web sites.

      because it is more prevelent and easier to control.

      To block my screaming audio, I just got a divorce……. worked like a charm! ;\

      • #2660401

        JD…

        by johnjackson1132 ·

        In reply to I would be more concerned with streaming audio

        Your a scornful man, and I like it! Har!

        • #2660387

          The big question

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to JD…

          if he will find my answer helpful and give me my thumb! :p

        • #2660238

          I don’t like screaming audio either.

          by dr dij ·

          In reply to The big question

          it comes on adds while browsing and is screaming! loud.

          I’d block major ad sites in hosts file. the pre-setup hosts file from (was it mvps.org or spyware blaster) blocks large# of ad sites.

          Sorry ad people but since your ads are obnoxiously screaming, they are blocked.

      • #2660393

        RATS !! I was gonna use that line !! :D

        by older mycroft ·

        In reply to I would be more concerned with streaming audio

        NT

      • #2660365

        Maybe one day I too

        by dumphrey ·

        In reply to I would be more concerned with streaming audio

        can be bitter…..
        In the mean time I need to go yell at some kids to get off my lawn.

        • #2660364

          In my day we didn’t have a lawn….

          by robo_dev ·

          In reply to Maybe one day I too

          we had a concrete pad, painted green, and we had to mow it every day, and we liked it!

          We had to walk to school barefoot, with barbed wire on our feet for traction…..

        • #2660347

          HAHAHAH OMG! I snorted a corn chip

          by dumphrey ·

          In reply to In my day we didn’t have a lawn….

          out of my nose just now…
          Not fun, but worth it 🙂

        • #2660240

          I guess I’m a luck young-un

          by dr dij ·

          In reply to In my day we didn’t have a lawn….

          I only had to take the inter-campus bus 8 miles thru the snow, uphill both ways, to get to the math / computer center. And wrote my notes on a TRS-slate computer with no charcoal available. This when the Arpanet had only 100 nodes, and WE LIKED IT!

        • #2660353

          Re: These kids, whatever you do – DON’T …

          by older mycroft ·

          In reply to Maybe one day I too

          Mention their religious persuasion!!! 😀

        • #2660344

          Right right

          by dumphrey ·

          In reply to Re: These kids, whatever you do – DON’T …

          besides, I hate em cause their kids… playing their loud Rock N Roll, drinking the Beer, and having the Sex in my front lawn….
          Well, okay, maybe not…
          The truth is I get no kids at my place, not even on Halloween… its kinda far out and not the best area to wander around in late at night, unless you need to buy a vcr from a crack head…

    • #2660245

      I was browsing through SourceForge and came across

      by dumphrey ·

      In reply to Blocking screaming audio from selected web sites.

      Privoxy, a software proxy server for many different platforms (including windows). it looks to have filtering capability’s. Worth looking into.

      • #2660231

        Privoxy Review

        by dumphrey ·

        In reply to I was browsing through SourceForge and came across

        seems to be a good program overall. I like how its chopping out ads etc. It most likely can block streaming audio from specific sites, but It would take me a while to figure out the custom filter language. Though I bet help is readily available on their site…

      • #2660559

        Thanks,

        by rfink ·

        In reply to I was browsing through SourceForge and came across

        I’ll check it out. Here’s your thumb.

        JD,

        I liked the idea of blocking the ” incompatible spouse streaming audio”.

        I think that’s the technical term for that. 🙂

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