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How could i block the display of youtube videos (they are killing our small office) but leave navigation through the youtube HTML pages still active ?? any ideas ?

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you could block flash content from your server . What H/W are you using ? –  Shakehar May 5 '11 at 8:54
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this trick will still allow the employees to switch to html5 videos and watch them –  Shakehar May 5 '11 at 8:55
    
@Shark: Youtube has HTML5 <video> capabilities, too. Just blocking flash doesn't cut it. –  dancek May 5 '11 at 8:57
    
I think the way to go would just be to block all Youtubes content servers, just find out their URLs. –  slhck May 5 '11 at 9:00
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ytimg.com is the one providing the flash content in youtube sites, I noted this while using noscript addon in firefox. If you can block this site users cant view the videos but still can browse the sites. –  Karthik Ratnam May 5 '11 at 9:21

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Throttle bandwidth to youtube and similar sites. Seems like the simplest approach both in terms of solving the problem, and the amount of time you spend working on it.

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