View Full Version : [other] Blocking Webpage Media

October 5th, 2008, 08:33 PM
So, I tend to browse Myspace *ahem* Adspace for music every now and again. I use the NoScript plug in for Firefox, but I'd like to have more control of what is displayed. In fact, I'd like to block every thing on the site except the music player and still have the option to allow (either temporary all or individual selections). Is this possible?

I think a request like this is fit for the Ubuntu forums? If not, point me in the right direction, please. Media is not my forte.

October 5th, 2008, 08:45 PM
Try downloading the adblock plus add-on for firefox. When you're on a webpage you just click the icon in the upper right hand corner and it will list all blockable items on the page.

October 5th, 2008, 09:48 PM
Now that I have actually taken a look at this it does seem pretty time consuming to do this on every page you visit. The easiest way would be to get the url of the flash player of a particular myspace page. There should be a tab above the music player that adblock plus puts there. You can right click it and then open it in a new tab. So instead of getting this: http://www.myspace.com/nobodyelvin. You would get this: http://musicservices.myspace.com/Modules/MusicServices/Services/Embed.ashx/ptype=4,ap=1,plid=35150,artid=12981888,skinid=16,p rofid=9957667.
Would that work?

October 5th, 2008, 10:19 PM
That's the type of deal I'm looking for. I installed a text-based browser, but that didn't do it for me either. I'd like to be able to block every thing on the page, but the player and the text. Unfortunately, the text-based browsers don't have the source code or link that I could copy and paste in firefox to open the media player.