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postcd
 
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Post Posted March 30th, 2018, 1:52 am

Sorry, can not find any right category, addons sections seems to be targetted ond evelopment and or announcing new addons.

My question: please is there any working addon to stop automatic playback of most videos on websites.

Example auto playback video https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/HSBC/ (scroll on that page down a bit)

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Post Posted March 30th, 2018, 2:09 am

Type about:config with a : in the Location (address) bar. There two Preferences related to the HTML5 player that may help.

The media.autoplay.enabled Preference will keep the HTML5 media from auto-starting in any tabs.

Or instead you can try toggling the media.block-play-until-visible Preference to true.

Also for videos/ads that makes use of the Flash Player plugin (old name Shockwave Flash) either set it to Click to Activate or Never Activate in Plugins panel of Add-ons Manager so any Flash videos or Ads you encounter do not autoplay.

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Post Posted March 30th, 2018, 12:15 pm

no media.autoplay.enabled please.
get this one
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... -autoplay/

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Post Posted March 30th, 2018, 12:37 pm

Thank You both, it solved my issue. That addon certainly work in my case.

The Tinsmith
 
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Post Posted March 30th, 2018, 1:43 pm

I agree with Brummelchen.

From Mozilla's Bugzilla

media.autoplay.enabled set to false is breaking user experience (videos won't play)

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1231886

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Post Posted March 30th, 2018, 3:46 pm

not (only) because of this - it has several other impacts on firefox, and most people forget what they have set in prefs.

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