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May be stupid question, but is blocking autoplay the same thing as keeping unwanted video content from downloading?

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This is to keep from using up my monthly satellite internet allowance on crap i don't want.

This is to keep from using up my monthly satellite internet allowance on crap i don't want.

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John99 971 solutions 13138 answers

No it is not.

Stopping autoplay stops videos playing automatically, and quite likely playing as a sequence of videos. That could be even worse for your bill than downloading.

If you download you will presumably choose to download something once only.

You have Flash Player installed it may be wise to set that to always ask so it does not try to play Flash Player clips and videos on every site where such content (including adverts) is offered. Possibly also consider some Flashblocker or script blocker.


P.S. I note there is a related open question

  • I want to totally block all autoplay of videos, but what I've tried doesn't block videos of ABC news previews on Yahoo's main page. What to do? /questions/1115455
No it is not. Stopping autoplay stops videos playing automatically, and quite likely playing as a sequence of videos. That could be even worse for your bill than downloading. If you download you will presumably choose to download something once only. You have Flash Player installed it may be wise to set that to always ask so it does not try to play Flash Player clips and videos on every site where such content (including adverts) is offered. Possibly also consider some Flashblocker or script blocker. * [[Set Adobe Flash to "click to play" on Firefox]] * Look through the addons https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/search/?q=block&appver=any&platform=all * ''uBlock Origin 1.6.6 '' is popular now https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/ublock-origin ----------- P.S. I note there is a related open question * ''I want to totally block all autoplay of videos, but what I've tried doesn't block videos of ABC news previews on Yahoo's main page. What to do?'' [/questions/1115455]

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