Stopping Videos from Auto-Starting On Web Pages.

  • Is there a way to do this??

    Thanks

  • Chromium seems to have an experimental feature that (tries to do) does it.

    opera://flags/#autoplay-policy

    May not work on every page.

    Other option would be trying some extension.

  • Chromium seems to have an experimental feature that (tries to do) does it.
    opera://flags/#autoplay-policy
    May not work on every page.
    Other option would be trying some extension.

    ..

    Did a search for "autoplay" in all experiments, got this::

    Media playback in cross-origin iframes requires user gesture

    and

    Gesture requirement for media playback

    Fixed both such that autoplay SHOULD be turned off, it works on some pages (like fox news and ustoday) but not on others (like ESPN) and completely disables playing any video on MSNBC.

    So....I guess this setting is "iffy"

    Thanks leo

  • Did a search for "autoplay" in all experiments, got this::

    The one I mentioned is available from Opera 47.

    So....I guess this setting is "iffy"

    Like all flags, it's an experiment so it may not work with all pages like I said. But it's something at least.

  • Did a search for "autoplay" in all experiments, got this::

    The one I mentioned is available from Opera 47.

    So....I guess this setting is "iffy"

    Like all flags, it's an experiment so it may not work with all pages like I said. But it's something at least.

    Guess I'll wait for O47 Stable to appear, thanks

  • Goto Opera // settings - websites and look for where it says Flash now under that heading you should find a radio button titled Click to PLay

  • Goto Opera // settings - websites and look for where it says Flash now under that heading you should find a radio button titled Click to PLay

    Nope, just tried that and none of the sites I visit (Fox News, ESPN, Huffington Post etc) respond by not autoplaying videos.

    Thanks anyway.

  • Goto Opera // settings - websites and look for where it says Flash now under that heading you should find a radio button titled Click to PLay

    It will only work for sites that use Flash to play videos and those are decreasing. Also, 'click to play' seems to cause lots of issues.

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