Discussion on: Chrome Extension That Skips YouTube Ads (+Steps How To Create It)

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Pavel Bucka Author

For those who would like to try the solution using Observer out of curiosity, although it seems not to be more performant nor work on pages where #movie_player is not present, here's the code:

const target = document.getElementById('movie_player');
const config = { childList: true, subtree: true };

const callback = function(mutationsList, observer) {
  for(const mutation of mutationsList) {
    if (mutation.addedNodes.length === 0) {

    if (mutation.target.className !== "video-ads ytp-ad-module") {

    // Look for Skip Button here :)

const observer = new MutationObserver(callback);
observer.observe(target, config);

The solution needs some finishing where the comment is now. Take it as an exercise :)