June 2013: videos on websites start playing without my permission, how to stop this?
What I tried: I uninstalled Adobe Flash (disabling Flash add-on didn't work), existing "stop autoplay" add-ons are no longer working according to reviews, tried solution described in "How can I stop videos on websites from automatically playing?" (Type in the address bar: about:config Then search for: plugins.click_to_play Double click and it will be set to true) - doesn't stop videos from playing either. Sent feedback to FireFox about the issue.
From what I had read in reviews, this is not only about Flash: YouTube disabled add-ons and searches for anything that can play videos installed in Windows, including using HTML5 for this. Have no information how other websites do it.
How to stop this? Thank you.
Solved! Go to Solution.
For HTML5 media you can try to set the media.autoplay.enabled pref to false on the about:config page.
Thank you, I did what you advised, still videos continue to load and play automatically. Maybe it's not Flash and not HTML5...
Anything else that I could try?
I'm open to suggestions and appreciate your help. The problem persists on YouTube, but many of other websites' videos are blocked, so there is some progress.
Considering another browser, but there is not much choice between major browsers, that are accepted for transactions and are secure enough. Sorry to end on such sour note.
go to about:config again type in plugins.click_to_play double click it and it should come bold saying True, does it work now.
Thank you! Checked, it's in bold and set "true", just as you said. Some videos on YouTube still autoload and autoplay.
What else can I try?