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How can I stop videos on websites from automatically playing?

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How can I stop videos on websites from automatically playing?

On many sites like Forbes and Accuweather, videos automatically start playing when I load the site. Not only is this annoying, the video also draws unnecessary bandwidth when I tether from my Verizon smartphone. Is there any way through Firefox to prevent autoplay of videos on websites? There used to be a plugin available, but no longer. http://just-ask-kim.com/stop-auto-play-videos-audios-firefox/

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Legendary Contributor

Re: How can I stop videos on websites from automatically playing?

FlashBlock will stop the ones that use Flash... https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/flashblock/

New Contributor

Re: How can I stop videos on websites from automatically playing?

Adblock Plus can also block some of them if you never want to see them again.

But you could also use this option from Firefox:

Type in the address bar:

about:config

Then search for:

plugins.click_to_play

Double click and it will be set to true.