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Some highly ranked Youtube channels seem to do nothing but reupload others' videos and slap advertisements on them. I am really really tired of giving those channels views, but it's sometimes hard not to. I'm looking for a browser plugin of sorts to help me in this.

For example, say you want to view the TF2 "Meet the Spy" video; the official video isn't even on the search results page, while the top hit is comes from the Machinima channel. One has ads, the other doesn't; guess which?

For bonus points, in addition to removing videos from known bad channels, it would be nice if I got a warning before loading a video of theirs through a direct link. For example, today I was linked to Gamespot's reupload (full of the lamest advertisements ever seen in history of world) of the official video announcing Toki Tori 2. A warning would've been nice.

Is there anything like this out there? I'm happy to view ads to support content creators and refrain from using ad blockers whenever possible, but I don't want to give sharks my impressions.

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Sorry about that. If it makes you feel any better when I watched it, it was the official video. I just went back to find one to link in the chat. –  GnomeSlice Oct 19 '11 at 13:55
    
No worries @GnomeSlice; not your fault. The search feature is what's really to blame. –  badp Oct 19 '11 at 13:57
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Youtube doesn't have any option to hide all videos from a specific Youtube user/channel. You can use this user script on Chrome or Firefox: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/156278

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I'm not 100% sure but you may be able to block the channel. I have not tested this to see if it does in fact totally remove seeing them from the searches.

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I have, and it doesn't work :( –  badp Dec 4 '11 at 11:41
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The closest thing I can think of is a greasemonkey script to hide the video when username is equal to whatever expression you want, however the page would have been loaded so technically the uploader would stick get a click through link.

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