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Video and Audio Autoplay has Defeated FF

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With older versions of FF I used to create YT playlists of history videos and lay down to enjoy the audio. Can't do that any longer ! Randomly the "Allow Video and Audio" settings revert to "Don't Allow Video and Audio". And I have to roll out of the bed onto the bad knee to reset it -- several times an hour. It used to play all night without intervention.

A while ago on Westernjournal.com I clicked into a story and the autoplay audio almost blew me out of the chair -- though the settings were "Don't Allow Video and Audio". And the videos on that site now float and autoplay -- something FF just can't deal with through many releases. No combination of relevant about:config settings work -- I have tried them all. IF FF can't deal with all of this -- just lemme know ! I can handle it and look for a different browser. What I want to avoid most is running in circles again for hours trying to solve all this.

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You can look at media.autoplay prefs on the about:config page to see if these values work for you to block autoplay.

  • 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

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Use those settings but now my autoplay lists in Youtube won't play. FF does give that option there in the interface. But it reverts randomly when videos load. I have tried all the combinations of relevant config media.autoplay* settings/parms. What is the oldest version of FF I can revert to (Win 7 Pro) ?

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Worked fine a few FF revisions ago. Accompanying the FF release notes I always read with the last two revisions -- NOWHERE did it say these problems have been induced with those releases. It just seems one subset of problems is replaced by a new one with every release or two... Sort of reminds me of Microsoft operating system upgrades... And I type that in all friendliness.

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The settings I posted above block all autoplay.

To allow autoplay by default you would at least need to modify the first two prefs.

  • media.autoplay.default = 0 [0:allow; 1:blockAudible; 2:Prompt; 5:blockAll]
  • media.autoplay.blocking_policy = 0
  • media.autoplay.allow-extension-background-pages = true | false
  • media.autoplay.block-event.enabled = false | true

If you made changes via "Tools -> Page Info -> Permissions" like I do for YouTube then make sure you do not remove the Site Preferences.

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I understand, Cor-El. But then that puts me back in the same trap with other sites. And the FF interface preferences I can choose will still, even though I select "Allow Autoplay and Video" on the YT site, randomly revert to blocking and my playlist shuts down. It's only an issue for me because I have to go off pain meds for the blown-out knee at 2000 hrs. I can't take another until reville at 0800 hrs. Usually I would do a three-hour playlist starting at 2000 hrs until 0100 hrs.

I have looked into the option of a wireless keyboard/mouse/monitor extender to the nightstand next to the bed but that's horribly expensive. But there's still a chance the V.A. will pay for it if I can convince my doctor to prescribe it -- then it's 'free'.

How far back can I revert in FF interfaces ?

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Looks like my last post didn't update. It was a long one. Anyway, I am off the pain meds for the blown-out knee as of 2000 hrs EST. Gotta get out of this chair and into the bunk. Thank you for your help.

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YouTube has the habit to pause playing after some time if you do not interact with the page making it necessary to click a restart button.

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I dumped FF today for another browser. Thanx, anyway...

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FYI -- Intel Engineer Buddy wrote a nice script over two days I did QAC for. On the 'Tools' dropdown I have an additional option now, titled "Nag Buster". Among the items I can ckeck-mark are "FF Update Nags" and "FF DRM Nags". Works like a charm...

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