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How to stop Youtube videos playing automatically?

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I don't know if this is directly a Firefox problem or whether it's an add-on issue, but since the update yesterday, embedded YouTube videos have been playing automatically when I open up a page which includes them.

Obviously this isn't ideal because I don't want to be forced to stop the videos every time, especially when there are multiple videos.

Does anyone know what the problem is and how exactly to solve it?

I don't know if this is directly a Firefox problem or whether it's an add-on issue, but since the update yesterday, embedded YouTube videos have been playing automatically when I open up a page which includes them. Obviously this isn't ideal because I don't want to be forced to stop the videos every time, especially when there are multiple videos. Does anyone know what the problem is and how exactly to solve it?

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iamjayakumars 489 solutions 5951 answers
Try the Flash block addons in Firefox *https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flashblock/ *https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/flash-block/ If its HTML5, try this *http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13569101/how-to-stop-a-video-in-html-5-live-streaming
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