block video autoplay internet browsers ,how?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by mantra, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi

    do you know an effective way to block video auto play ?
    i talking about facebook and other webpage

    for facebook i added in adblock facebook.com##div[class="swfObject"]
    and seems to work

    but for other websites?

    firefox has this option
    can not find a way for opera and internet explorer

    for opera there is this _http://en.kioskea.net/faq/29452-opera-disable-the-auto-play-multimedia-content
    but i guess it's for prev opera version

    in short , how do you block annoying autoplay video for you browser?

    thanks
     
  2. gorhill

    gorhill Developer

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    Chromium and derivatives, "Click to play" I would say.
     
  3. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Too bad it doesn't work on HTML5 autoplay (which is fortunately rare), that will require HTTP Switchboard black/greylisting "other".
     
  4. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    I hope that Chrome will add Click to play option for HTML5 objects also but I doubt that this will happen.
     
  5. MrBrian

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    For Firefox users who use NoScript, doing the following seems to block all Flash and HTML5 audio/video on websites that you haven't allowed scripts to run on, regardless of what other domains you have whitelisted:
    1. NoScript Options -> Embeddings -> set checkmark for "Forbid Adobe Flash" and "Forbid <AUDIO> / <VIDEO>."
    2. NoScript Options -> Advanced -> set checkmark for "Block scripting in whitelisted subdocuments of non-whitelisted pages."

    Test case for HTML video/audio:
    1. The necessary domains for Youtube video playback need to be allowed in NoScript.
    2. Disable Flash plugin in Firefox if you have it.
    3. Test site: Test Youtube Autoplay.

    If checkmark for "Block scripting in whitelisted subdocuments of non-whitelisted pages" is cleared, I hear auto-played audio when visiting the test site. If checkmark for "Block scripting in whitelisted subdocuments of non-whitelisted pages" is set, I hear no auto-played audio.

    This method also worked on a different site that auto-plays a Flash video.
     
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  6. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    hi
    but there should be a component that can do the job without using noscript ?
    thanks
     
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