I'm going to set up an Apple TV at the office to show the company's own videos.

I thought about using YouTube, but I need to make 100% sure there are no ads are ever shown before nor after the video.

Is there a YouTube setting that controls whether ads are shown on my own videos? (For example, if I leave "Monetisation" disabled, am I 100% guaranteed that no ads will ever be shown?)

My alternative is Vimeo, where I pay a yearly fee, but I am guaranteed no ads.


If you disable monetisation and you have no third-party content in your YouTube video, then no ads will be shown on the video.

You can check if Content ID has identified third-party content in your videos by checking your My Videos page as a link will be shown next to the video if this is the case.

  • They insert ads if they detect pop music in the video? – forthrin Apr 5 '15 at 6:26
  • @forthrin Yes, this is an alternative option for the copyright holders instead of simply taking down the video entirely, and the money goes to them instead of you. – grg Apr 5 '15 at 6:27
  • What if you already paid the copyright holder to use the music? Is there any way to tell YouTube this so the ads are removed? – forthrin Apr 5 '15 at 11:14
  • @forthrin See How Content ID works and What is a Content ID claim? – grg Apr 5 '15 at 11:15

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