I hate annoying advertisements. I understand that site owners get paid using ads, and I'm all for that, which is why I don't use a browser plugin to block them. The ads I do hate are pop-ups, pop-unders, and anything that makes noise without being enabled manually. If you hate those stupid video ads that automatically play, with or without audio, here is how I blocked them on http://forum.xda-developers.com/
It might be the same ad servers on other sites, so please let me know if there are other servers which belong on this list. If you are the owner of one of these domains, You can get off my list by no longer producing these ads. If you feel a domain doesn't belong, let me know, and I'll take a look.
First, open your hosts file. The location will vary depending on OS, but for Linux users, it's located at /etc/hosts
Add a line, or append to an existing line, which starts with 127.0.0.1
Add a space, and add any hosts that you no longer wish to load. My line blocks more than just video ads, but I'll just post the relevant bits for these particular ads, and leave it up to you to add whatever else annoys you.
127.0.0.1 advertising.com www.advertising.com ads.adaptv.advertising.com adnxs.com b.grvcdn.com cdn.doubleverify.com redir.adap.tv dtm.advertising.com pixel.adsafeprotected.com fw.adsafeprotected.com cdn.vidible.tv cdn.adnxs.com live.sekindo.com rtbp-pixel.us.metanetwork.net js.moatads.com moatads.com