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AutoPlay Videos on websites not being blocked

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On major websites such as espn.com, when on a webpage with a video, the video autoplays despite the settings area of my browser is set up as block audio and video as the default for all websites. espn.com is not listed in the area below that setting for exceptions.

It is both distracting and annoying since this problem has been ongoing for months despite using the latest browser and triple-checking my settings to ensure my settings are properly selected.

I want to come to any page with a video and be forced to press the play button if I want to view it and not have to click in the box to stop it. Thankfully there is no problem with the audio as it is always muted, but I want the full desire of block audio and video to be enabled.

Thank you.

On major websites such as espn.com, when on a webpage with a video, the video autoplays despite the settings area of my browser is set up as block audio and video as the default for all websites. espn.com is not listed in the area below that setting for exceptions. It is both distracting and annoying since this problem has been ongoing for months despite using the latest browser and triple-checking my settings to ensure my settings are properly selected. I want to come to any page with a video and be forced to press the play button if I want to view it and not have to click in the box to stop it. Thankfully there is no problem with the audio as it is always muted, but I want the full desire of block audio and video to be enabled. Thank you.

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Autoplay is allowed after you interact with a site. You can stop this by changing media.autoplay.blocking_policy to 2 in about:config but it will break some sites.

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