Video and Audio Autoplay has Defeated FF
With older versions of FF I used to create YT playlists of history videos and lay down to enjoy the audio. Can't do that any longer ! Randomly the "Allow Video and Audio" settings revert to "Don't Allow Video and Audio". And I have to roll out of the bed onto the bad knee to reset it -- several times an hour. It used to play all night without intervention.
A while ago on Westernjournal.com I clicked into a story and the autoplay audio almost blew me out of the chair -- though the settings were "Don't Allow Video and Audio". And the videos on that site now float and autoplay -- something FF just can't deal with through many releases. No combination of relevant about:config settings work -- I have tried them all. IF FF can't deal with all of this -- just lemme know ! I can handle it and look for a different browser. What I want to avoid most is running in circles again for hours trying to solve all this.
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You can look at media.autoplay prefs on the about:config page to see if these values work for you to block autoplay.
- media.autoplay.default = 5 [0:allow; 1:blockAudible; 2:Prompt; 5:blockAll]
- media.autoplay.blocking_policy = 2
- media.autoplay.allow-extension-background-pages = false
- media.autoplay.block-event.enabled = true
Use those settings but now my autoplay lists in Youtube won't play. FF does give that option there in the interface. But it reverts randomly when videos load. I have tried all the combinations of relevant config media.autoplay* settings/parms. What is the oldest version of FF I can revert to (Win 7 Pro) ?
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Worked fine a few FF revisions ago. Accompanying the FF release notes I always read with the last two revisions -- NOWHERE did it say these problems have been induced with those releases. It just seems one subset of problems is replaced by a new one with every release or two... Sort of reminds me of Microsoft operating system upgrades... And I type that in all friendliness.
The settings I posted above block all autoplay.
To allow autoplay by default you would at least need to modify the first two prefs.
- media.autoplay.default = 0 [0:allow; 1:blockAudible; 2:Prompt; 5:blockAll]
- media.autoplay.blocking_policy = 0
- media.autoplay.allow-extension-background-pages = true | false
- media.autoplay.block-event.enabled = false | true
If you made changes via "Tools -> Page Info -> Permissions" like I do for YouTube then make sure you do not remove the Site Preferences.
I understand, Cor-El. But then that puts me back in the same trap with other sites. And the FF interface preferences I can choose will still, even though I select "Allow Autoplay and Video" on the YT site, randomly revert to blocking and my playlist shuts down. It's only an issue for me because I have to go off pain meds for the blown-out knee at 2000 hrs. I can't take another until reville at 0800 hrs. Usually I would do a three-hour playlist starting at 2000 hrs until 0100 hrs.
I have looked into the option of a wireless keyboard/mouse/monitor extender to the nightstand next to the bed but that's horribly expensive. But there's still a chance the V.A. will pay for it if I can convince my doctor to prescribe it -- then it's 'free'.
How far back can I revert in FF interfaces ?
Looks like my last post didn't update. It was a long one. Anyway, I am off the pain meds for the blown-out knee as of 2000 hrs EST. Gotta get out of this chair and into the bunk. Thank you for your help.
YouTube has the habit to pause playing after some time if you do not interact with the page making it necessary to click a restart button.
I dumped FF today for another browser. Thanx, anyway...
FYI -- Intel Engineer Buddy wrote a nice script over two days I did QAC for. On the 'Tools' dropdown I have an additional option now, titled "Nag Buster". Among the items I can ckeck-mark are "FF Update Nags" and "FF DRM Nags". Works like a charm...