Flatline wrote on Nov 4, 2019, 13:07:
What I don't understand is why do modern browsers still fucking support auto play of video? It's fucking the bane of my existence. They *can't* work for product visibility, I've never had one of those POS ads start up and been like "huh.. I'm going to watch this!" It's more like "oh god stop it fuck stop it fuck you okay i'm closing the goddamn tab and not coming back if I can't stop this fucking video"
Safari has made the change to only allow autoplay of videos with no audio by default, a couple years back. You can change the default globally or on a site-by-site basis, going back to allowing all autoplay, or blocking it entirely. Making blocking even silent video autoplay the default has the issue of encouraging going back to the highly inefficient, grimy old animated GIFs, which were always allowed to “auto play” historically.
I assumed most other browsers have adopted Safari’s restrictions on video autoplay by now.