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Disable HTML5 Autoplay now gone with no substitute

  • After using the Disable HTML5 Autoplay extension for several years, it is now gone. As I discovered on doing a clean system re-install and attempting to find the extension.

    Without it, CNN and other sites now automatically play HTML5 news, which comes blaring out inconveniently during meetings or other times when I am simply attempting to find subjects for group discussion, or working on a tablet in bed at night.

    Research tells me that not only is there no equivalent broad-site HTML5 blocker, but that Google wants to keep it that way in Chrome and Chromium, and is fighting any extensions and settings.

    So I find myself having to migrate all my news bookmarks back to Firefox, which has a setting to block autoplay for all sites, and return to Firefox being my default browser.

    Opera needs to restore the ability to block HTML5 autoplay.

  • @underwateropshotmail I'm using the Autoplay Stopper extension and it's working.

  • Hi,

    You can download "Install Chrome Extensions" extension to your Opera, and then go to: and add "Disable HTML5 Autoplay

    It works 🙂