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DailyMail.Co.Uk And Autoplay: Issue Resolved
Maybe someone knows the answer to the following:
When I visit Dailymail.co.uk, it shows a video clip (there is a link in the video box to play the 'full video') but there is no audio:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11174031/Meghan-Markles-Archetypes-knocked-No-1-spot-Spotifys-podcast-rankings.html (3/4 down the page-It is a Meghan Markle video).
I am using Firefox and I went to the Autoplay option and selected 'Block Audio And Video.'
1. Is the clip 'still playing' because it is not 'technically' a full video or am I missing a detail?
2. On Facebook, the 'GIF Videos' play automatically until I click the video (in order to stop it)-Why is that?
Modified by Buddy2014
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The video doesn't autoplay for me and when I play it there is sound. Let me boot to Win 7 and test.
Same in Win7. I just see the gif of the video showing a few seconds and then repeating, but the video does not auto play.
You can look at these prefs on the about:config page to see what settings work for you to block autoplay.
- media.autoplay.default = 5 [0:allow;1:blockAudible;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.
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