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Does Opera allow blocking of (audio)/video downloads?

  • I resent the use of my bandwidth when webpages download video content, and have to pause it, to stop it from playing. I would like to be able to block any such content from even downloading, let alone playing. Can this be done in Opera? Are there an add-ons which would do this for me, if not configurable in Opera proper?

  • @xb70 There is no setting for it in Opera. There may be extensions that block video buffering.

  • Typically the video (and audio) is downloading for some time after the graphics on the webpage have already loaded, and it starts playing once completely downloaded, at which point, I have to pause it. I would like to block such downloads, so that they don't even start, and thus cannot use any bandwidth. I prefer to read content, not view it as a video.

  • @xb70 I guess that any content blocker extension should work.