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Post Posted March 9th, 2018, 6:42 am

How can I stop video from automatically starting.


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Post Posted March 9th, 2018, 6:54 am

This may suit your needs...for YouTube videos at least...
> ... pausestop/
Otherwise, try a search of the Addons site...

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Post Posted March 10th, 2018, 12:27 am

If Firefox is your browser of choice, there is a native option that covers both HTML5 and Flash, but it takes some digging to find. First, type "about:config" in the address bar, hit Enter, and click through the confirmation screen. Search for a setting called "media.autoplay.enabled," then double-click to disable it.


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Post Posted March 10th, 2018, 1:52 am

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

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