I guess it depends on the person on if they want to find an alternative. If you hate ads you’d go and find something else or you’d run an adblocker. If you want to support the channel, without donating to patreon or whatever donation service, or without buying merchandise, then they will probably just live with it.
There is this one alternative to YouTube that is going around the semi big educational channels that is basically a service like Netflix. So it’s paywalled content, but no ads. Currently those channels that are part of that service are posting their content there and on YouTube and ask their viewers if they would like, they could create an account over there to support the channel. So there are content creators that have one foot off the ledge of YouTube. Running ads don’t make much money, and more and more people are running ad blockers, because of the way ads are done.
I used EDX for a class and it was excellent, this was a real certified college credit class and I learned a ton. I have also used udemy for a few courses and that has been hit or miss, some content makers just place their vids, others are pretty active.
We shall see how this pans out, but the ads are getting a bit ridiculous IMO with youtube these days. To support people I like to toss em some money on patreon, buy something from their store, or use their affiliate links.
Only this is the web front. If someone would only use it to remove ads, it would probably be more convenient to just use the plugin and get rid of the ads.
This still will not help with dedicated applications.
I don’t use apple products and I rarely use android, so newpipe is ok for me.
We discussed this not so long ago…
Even if someone creates a project capable of filtering the https / quic data stream in order to modify data and remove ads from youtube, it cannot be implemented without full control over the device / operating system.
You could create a deep analysis engine with root certs and the right sets of rules, i.e. do similar to what some anti-virus programs do to scan https / quic traffic on the target machine and add the same filters that currently exist even in ublock origin.
Then we have a solution that is able to filter traffic not only for the web browser but also for other applications on the machine. But this requires full control …
A solution outside the target machine would require creating a proxy solution in the middle and ripping the encrypted traffic. With this tool, Man-in-the-middle attack becomes much more feasible and NSA work guaranteed right away.
The era has come where filtering ads on youtube without full control over the system and the possibility of modifying the application does not give us the opportunity to avoid ads. And people have to accept it or stop using hermetic environments that give us no room for maneuver.
I do not expect any brilliant solution in the near future that will suddenly solve this problem. Because at this point we leave the space called ad removal and enter the space called breaking the encrypted data stream. In this case, the NSA is waiting for your CV.