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  1. GoodLady profile image94
    GoodLadyposted 5 years ago

    Is HP aware of the streaming (show business) that goes on for so long in so many video hubs?  Are you doing something about it?  When?  It's ruining work I/we have done.

    Check this hub out today for example http://goodlady.hubpages.com/video/Howt … oviescript

    It could have righted itself by the time I publish this COMPLAINT, but when I went on that hub this morning there were minutes of streaming which one can NOT skip.  It's piracy.  Almost every video Hub I go to has this streaming!

    I would like a reply to this.  I have complained in several forums.  Now I'm ranting furious.

    I work hard to put a video together and it is WRONG that my video space is taken by something so awful as this show business streaming that goes on FOR MINUTES without the choice to get rid of it.
    Anyone wanting to read my Hub will click off, or watch the show business show.  IS that why I'm publishing on Hub Pages?

    Please reply.  Can you, HP justify this streaming (ad)?

    (The added revenue? one gets from this is not an answer, or a reason or an excuse....What's the point in writing video hubs if readers/viewers can't see the video...revenue for what?   Is providing the video space to stream a show business ad platform what it is REALLY about?  Is there a bug?  Are we being hacked? ). 
    Fellow hubbers, please complain with me.  Thank you.  Bombard HP till they take the right action ASAP, please.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The only reason Hubpages offers the ability to upload videos is so they can advertise on them. Why else would they offer you a free video hosting/streaming service?

      1. GoodLady profile image94
        GoodLadyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Advertising is one thing, streaming crap for several minutes without the option to 'skip' is something else!  Have you had a look at any of the rubbish that's on our videos?

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I haven't seen that one, but I must admit it is unusual for a pre-roll to last for several minutes. But - I was logged in when I looked at your video.

          1. LeanMan profile image89
            LeanManposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I find it a little worrying that the whole video is HIJACKED with no way for you to get out or see the video that you expected to see... This has happened on one of my hubs when I published it and I thought it was playing the wrong video not an advert!! 
            This is a joke - why would anyone stay on the page to watch an "advert" that just looks like a BS TV show when it is not obviously an advert! The first thing that the visitor will do is click away!! Very quick bounce, no additional views within the site and your video will look like crap to google!

            HP this is VERY POOR!!!!!   YOU SHOULD DO SOMETHING!!!!

            1. WriteAngled profile image86
              WriteAngledposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              I immediately shut down any video that thrusts video adverts on me without giving me the ability to stop them.

              I see this as a message that the author of the main video is more concerned with earning money than with providing me what I want. I consider this to be insulting in the extreme and have no desire to help the video author earn money in such an offensive way.

              I would prefer to remain without the information than to be manipulated so obviously.

        2. Judi Bee profile image98
          Judi Beeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I've noticed this on a few videos I've seen recently - it's not the usual advert but a full-screen ad screening before the hub video starts without, as you say, any option to skip.  I was treated to a video on cancer services the other day - a worthy subject, but not something I wanted to be reminded about (ill family member), especially as I was expecting to watch a video about hockey.

    2. Alastar Packer profile image85
      Alastar Packerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Never seen this before Goodlady and something isn't right with your original vids being completely overrode- especially like you say with no options. I don't know if this would work but you could try deleting one and re-uploading it to see if the advert still comes on.

      1. GoodLady profile image94
        GoodLadyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I think HP needs to do something here!   Not us.  This is an across the board video nasty.

        1. Alastar Packer profile image85
          Alastar Packerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          No argument there GoodLady- hope it's taken care of promptly for you.

  2. Janis Goad profile image88
    Janis Goadposted 5 years ago

    These videos are very invasive, and do turn readers off.  I saw one on your scriptwritng hub this morning, Goodlady, and I really lost patience even though I knew I needed to watch the video in order to comment.  If I were a casual reader, I would bounce.

    HP staff, we need a way to turn the videos off or skip them, like You Tube uses.  We are losing readers.

    There are a few things about the HP videos I don't like--I also don't like the way we can't change the video or download once we have selected the video hub option.  It creates extra work to find a new title and re-do the hub if we make a mistake, or if we end up updating the video and wanting to change it.

    I have decided to stop using the Hub Pages video format, and go back to using You Tube.

  3. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    While this is happening I am planning to hide/check non-display on my videos.

  4. Shadesbreath profile image85
    Shadesbreathposted 5 years ago

    I looked. Didn't see the one you seem to be talking about, but I was stuck in a 30 second Ebay ad that I couldn't jump off. If I really wanted to know about your topic as a searcher, I probably would have sat through that, but not a full minute, for sure.

    Video ads seem pretty lame to me, even on YouTube. I skip them the second I can, and actually go out of my way to consciously NOT pay attention to them, sort of a "la la la la la la" in my head, staring only at the counter so I can click away the moment it comes up. Who actually watches that stuff? Although I admit I did watch the ad for the movie Battleship when that one came up one time, but I'm a sucker for alien war movies.

  5. Rosie2010 profile image76
    Rosie2010posted 5 years ago

    I just looked, no ads displaying now.

  6. CyclingFitness profile image92
    CyclingFitnessposted 5 years ago

    At least Youtube gives you the option to stop the ad after a number of seconds!

    I've not posted video hubs as yet but having watched a large number of youtube videos they can be frustrating and make me think again about watching them.

    Maybe i'm old school but the internet for me is in text.