Until a couple of weeks ago, Firefox (don't know which version but update is automatic) handled media the way I wanted: videos (e.g. YouTube and other similar sites) did … (funda kabanzi)
Until a couple of weeks ago, Firefox (don't know which version but update is automatic) handled media the way I wanted: videos (e.g. YouTube and other similar sites) did NOT start automatically but after I operated the play control the video started with audio enabled. Then I noticed that on some sites audio was disabled when the video started, so I decided to investigate. After spending HOURS reading all the information, trying out settings described Firefox Support, browsing fora where similar / related issues are discussed, refreshing and - eventually - re-installing Firefox, I just cannot get it to work. Until attempting to get this to work the way it did before, I had NEVER configured autoplay in Firefox options. Not had I EVER configured autoplay for an individual website. So, evidently, I don't understand it. Currently, Firefox 84.0.1 autoplay is set (in options, permissions) to Block audio and video but videos start automatically with audio. No settings for individual websites. What I want is that videos DO NOT start automatically but that audio IS enabled when I start the video. Can anyone advise me how to configure that?