extension ExtPose

Auto Ad Mute

Description from extension meta

This mutes youtube ad audio.

Image from store Auto Ad Mute
Description from store Code is available here as open source: [https://github.com/jasmeeto/auto-ad-mute] An extension that automatically mutes tabs while ad audio from YouTube is playing for those who want to support their favorite content creators without the noise. Relatively intuitive, the addon is enabled by default. Features: - Mutes ads - Can skip ads that are skippable (i.e. ones that show the 'Skip Ad' button) (Disabled by default) - Hides ad banners that appear in middle of videos by just moving them off screen

Latest reviews

  • (2020-11-21) Emokid TwoFace: Does not work!
  • (2020-11-03) Switch Ghost: I thought it was probably wishful thinking that this would work but it doesn't mute anything. The first vid that I enabled it on the extension properly skipped all skippable ads but no muting has occurred at all, which was my primary goal.
  • (2020-07-05) Илья Галай: Расширение работает нестабильно: то не выключает звук вовсе, то выключает, но после завершения рекламы звук по прежнему выключен. The extension works unstable: it doesn't turn off sound at all or turns it off, but after the end of an advertisement, sound is still turned off.
  • (2020-02-05) Téo Conan Tirault: Nice idea but working 50% of time
  • (2019-11-25) Matthew Stout: I didn't want to give it one star because it seems like many others have had good luck. However for me it did NOT mute 3 out of 4 videos and the few it DID mute left youtube muted after my desired video carried on.
  • (2019-05-30) Jan Maček: It doesn't work.
  • (2018-10-17) Honza Rathouský: When ad not played then disables audio for played YT video :(
  • (2018-09-19) Watanabe Naoki: It works but it mutes Youtube Live Streaming (Please fix the bug) so I had no choice to remove it.
  • (2018-08-12) TheRagingSound: nice job bro!
  • (2018-08-10) P West: Very useful extension! (This seems to work better: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/youmute/bhlmjoeobnofoajffmnpcahfaffihmbh/ ) 1. These 2 youtube links both play the same video. Auto Ad Mute doesn't seem to work with the second link yet. It would be awesome if it could! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckM97kSinLw https://www.youtube.com/tv#/watch/video/control?v=ckM97kSinLw' 2. There is a type of silent advert which results the video is muted even though no advert is played. (I think it's where a pop up advert like this https://pasteboard.co/H5vrhvh.png) The tab is then muted until the next real advert comes up on another video playing. [Playlist] This video seems to often get muted incorrectly: https://youtu.be/17YCFYdBX2c
  • (2018-06-26) Mark Ifi: Edit: good effort, but it often mutes when there aren't any ads. Edit of the edit: this comment used to say nice things about the extension. Now I use YouMute. It's more reliable. Sorry Jasoberai.
  • (2018-06-09) Nathan La'maire: You've been trolled by YouTube. This extension always mute my video even there has no any advertisements. It also mutes my video when I skip some of video parts. Anyway, this extension is good for keeping me away from the stupid Udemy, a hard-sale piece of sh** course even I already have a programming skills, ad.
  • (2018-04-12) Blake Johnson: Overall this is a great extension. I still rate it 5 stars even though there's a few bugs. The extension will often mute the tab when a pop-up ad is showing, and sometimes it will mute shorter videos from the beginning, even if no ad was played. Both these issues are only a minor inconvenience though, as simply disabling and enabling the extension from the toolbar resets the mute.
  • (2018-04-11) Prime Technophilia: As many say, is a hit or miss, sometimes will mistakenly mute a actual video and refreshing doesn't solve the problem, it will mute the video again after a few seconds. Could be some sort of conflict with Ublock and the Ublock Whitelister plugs, I dunno.
  • (2017-12-28) The_Dark_Jumper: Pretty good so far, sadly it mutes the ads on twitch but won't unmute automatically afterwards. Not sure what to do about that, you can't whitelist sites so I can't see a way to fix this without an update to the app. Also...muting mid-rolls would be epic!
  • (2017-11-18) Lucas Sousa: I noticed that after i installed this app there haven`t been anymore ads with the skip option available, is that caused by the app?
  • (2017-11-03) Works great for me. Thanks for developing this - exactly what I was looking for.
  • (2017-10-17) Jon Gaul: It's darn helpful almost all of the time. A minor but consistent improvement.
  • (2017-10-17) Decadent Dandy: Extremely hit-or-miss. Mostly gets the before-video ad but can't cope with any ad (video or banner) within the video itself. Occasionally mutes videos that don't have ads beforehand. Will be looking for a different extension to do the job.
  • (2017-09-26) Albert Bokor: It's a great app, but it doesn't really work for mid-video ads.
  • (2017-09-17) Does a great job of muting ads, unmutes the next video as expected. just install and forget about it I wouldn't have needed this if the volume difference between video's and ads wasn't enough to startle me quite often (and probably annoy my neighbours)
  • (2017-08-30) One suggestion: since long ads monetize after being viewed for at least 30s, how about adding an auto-skip at 31s? That way the ad view "counts" but you don't have to sit through a long ad, just 31s of it :)
  • (2017-08-21) Nicholos Lambert: Doesn't always work. Some ads get muted and some don't.
  • (2017-08-02) Michael Tang: Edit: Nvm, updated Chrome and it works. It muted the ad audio but didn't unmute when the ad finished.
  • (2017-07-17) Filip Střešinka: Doesn't work.
  • (2017-05-30) Theodoros Theodoridis: Just add the option to let the ad run muted normally till the end and not skip it 5 second after it begins.
  • (2017-05-09) Robby St. John: After using this for a month or so, I am not sure I will be able to live without it. I love knowing I can still support my content creators and leave my auto-play function on while work on projects. Sanity protector confirmed.
  • (2017-04-07) Oliver Baum: Works perfectly, dooes what it says it does. But... I would love the option to turn off ad-skipping in a preferences dialog. The whole point of downloading this extension in the first place is that I want to support video creators, and the best way to do that is watch 30 seconds of an advert.
  • (2017-01-07) NY: Saves me so much hassle! Makes supporting creators much easier. Thank you so much for developing this:)
  • (2016-12-08) Fenris: Does what it says without any extra hassle and makes those pesky full volume ads be silent and me keep my sanity.


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3.4 (38 votes)
Last update / version
2017-10-29 / 1.8
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