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pop out videos wont stop. Have unchecked the box, but still chewing up my bandwidth.
Please make videos stop playing when I go to a website. Now (25/9/20) pop out videos have started cluttering my screen and are difficult to shut down. I do not want picture in picture and I do not want videos to play automatically. I have been through all the settings, but nothing makes any difference.
These are just in-page frames, not Firefox's Picture-in-Picture feature. There's nothing built-in to Firefox to block floating or fixed-position video frames, you would need to use an extension to block them. (I actually haven't researched which extensions can do it.)Read this answer in context 👍 1
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It shouldn't autoplayed, but it doesn't look like our picture in picture. It's the feature of this website. Ask its owners, how to disable it.
You can disable PiP via about:config (media.videocontrols.picture-in-picture.enabled = false), but you need a content blocking extension or possibly disable autoplay in Firefox to prevent a website from showing a floating media player window.
You can look at these prefs on the the about:config page to see if these settings work for you to block autoplay and possibly prevent opening a popup player.
- 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
You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.
Hi, thanks for your post, unfortunately it did not work. Everything was fine until the most recent update, now PiP is on all the time.
Can you post a link to a publicly accessible page (i.e. no authentication or signing on required)?
Can you attach a screenshot?
- use a compressed image type like PNG or JPG to save the screenshot
Hi, thanks - an easy site to access - [https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.htm
Screenshot is PiP.jpg
These are just in-page frames, not Firefox's Picture-in-Picture feature. There's nothing built-in to Firefox to block floating or fixed-position video frames, you would need to use an extension to block them. (I actually haven't researched which extensions can do it.)
Thanks for your help. I have found Pop Up Blocker (Strict) in the add-ons, it seems to have stopped the problem.
Modified by j.searle01