How can I stop videos on websites from automatically playing?
On many sites like Forbes and Accuweather, videos automatically start playing when I load the site. Not only is this annoying, the video also draws unnecessary bandwidth when I tether from my Verizon smartphone. Is there any way through Firefox to prevent autoplay of videos on websites? There used to be a plugin available, but no longer. http://just-ask-kim.com/stop-auto-play-videos-audios-firefox/
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- Google Update
- Google Talk Plugin Video Accelerator version:0.1.44.28
- Version 126.96.36.19988
- Shockwave Flash 11.7 r700
- Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.17.2 for Mozilla browsers
- NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
- LogMeIn, Inc. Remote Access Components
- Foxit Reader Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
- VLC media player Web Plugin 2.0.2
- The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
- iTunes Detector Plug-in
- Unity Player 3.5.0f6
- Yahoo Application State Plugin version 188.8.131.52
- Windows Activation Technologies Plugin for Mozilla
- BrowserPlus -- Improve your browser! -- http://browserplus.yahoo.com/
- The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
- Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers
- Yahoo! activeX Plug-in Bridge
- Macromedia Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 10.1
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:20.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/20.0
FlashBlock will stop the ones that use Flash... https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/flashblock/
Adblock Plus can also block some of them if you never want to see them again.
But you could also use this option from Firefox:
Type in the address bar:
Then search for:
Double click and it will be set to true.