A lot of news sites these days have the video automatically play when you go to the page. It used to be fine cause I had Flash only enabled when I click on, but with HTML5, it plays automatically.

Is there a plugin that allows me to disable this behaviour for HTML5 videos?


In Firefox, you can set media.autoplay.enabled to false (in about:config).

This does work for many, but not for all cases (i.e., where certain JavaScript gets used).

In addition or as alternative, you could use the popular Firefox add-on NoScript, which comes with a setting that enables click-to-play for HTML5’s audio and video.

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