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Firefox 63.0 -unable to stop HTML5 videos from auto playing in this release

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I don't really like these popup & auto playing videos so many sites like to use. In Firefox it could be stopped by going to about:config & toggling media.autoplay.enabled to false. In Mozillas latest release of Firefox (v.63.0) it's not working. Even with it toggled to false the popup's still appear & auto play in v.63.0. Anyone have a suggestion to fix this, without resorting to a 3rd party app? Thanks for any & all help.
 


 

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Disable the video extensions.

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A good suggestion. A problem is that HTML5 video can come in many forms. OGG, H264, etc. Depending on what codec the website used. I did find more information here:https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/21/firefox-improved-autoplay-blocking/and it makes perfect sense. It seems that clicking media.autoplay.enabled in about:config no longer works as of Firefox 63. I did find a workaround by entering media.autoplay.default and changing the default value from '0' to '1' (autoplay blocked). The videos still appear, but they don't autoplay. So until Firefox 64 comes out, it's a good solution for now. Thanks for your suggestion as it would as well.
 


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