Autoplaying Reddit videos

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  1. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    Post https://www.tivocommunity.com/commu...coronavirus-humor.576285/page-5#post-11994270 has an embedded Reddit video that autoplays WITH SOUND every time I open that page of the thread (Chrome/Edge on Windows). Other video embeds don't seem to do this. Is there perhaps an option to disable autoplay when URLs are turned into embeds? I did find a Chrome extension that blocks the autoplay, but I shouldn't have to.
     
  2. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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    Thanks, I was thinking of posting the same thing!

    What extension are you using. The one I used I stopped, due to some issues. The damn browsers should support this natively.
     
  3. Mike Lang

    Mike Lang Administrator Staff Member Administrator TCF Club

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    It seems to be browser specific. It doesn't play at all for me in Firefox until I tap it and only plays silent for me in Chrome.
     
  4. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

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    I wonder how your Chrome settings are different from ours.
     
  5. kdmorse

    kdmorse Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Interesting, my firefox results are different. Reddit videos (and only reddit videos) autoplay here, no matter if they're visible on the screen (let alone tapped).

    And there's a couple of others threads where "last unread" takes me to the bottom of the thread, but somewhere 30 posts up (never seen when the thread is loading), there's a dancing dinosaur at the airport set to music, which always plays in the background if I open that thread, scroll up, and stop it.
     
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