How to Avoid Youtube Ads Without Adblockers

Youtube has recently made it so that even with adblock, there is an unskippable pause before some videos, as if an invisible ad is playing. However, there is a way to get around this.

Youtube-dl is a tool which allows the user to download video from youtube and other sies from the terminal without a web browser. In order to use this tool normally, just type in 

youtube-dl [url of youtube video page]

This will download the video to the current directory. However, in order to stream the video, the following command should be used:

youtube-dl -o - [url] | [media player]

This will stream the youtube video to whichever media player specified, for example vlc or mplayer.

I hope this helps!