How to Stop Video Autoplay on Chrome and Firefox

While we browsing, we see that some of the websites have video ads that start in the background when you land on that website.

If you are visiting a website which has video ads rarely, we can use the stop button in the video to stop the videos.

But, if you are a regular visitor to the websites which has video ads, then it is not a good solution to stop the videos every time in every individual website.

However, there is a solution to this issue, and you can stop autoplay videos in your favorite browsers. Let’s check it out the steps to stop autoplay on Chrome and Firefox browser.

Stop Video Autoplay on Chrome Browser

  • Open Chrome browser and type the following in the address bar.

Chrome://chrome/settings/content

  • Now, find the Plugins section.
  • Under the Plugins section, choose the option “Let me choose when to run plugin content”.

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  • Click on done button.

Note:

Unfortunately, Chrome’s new versions don’t have “Plugins” section. If you are using new version of the Chrome browser, install this extension and that’s all. It will automatically stop flash. If you want to enable the flash for some reason, then click on the extension and choose the option you prefer.

This will only stop the flash videos. The html5 videos may still play in your browser.

To stop the html5 videos from autoplay, download this Chrome extension disable html5 autoplay. This extension will disable html5 audio and video autoplaying.

Stop Video Autoplay in Firefox Browser

  • Open Firefox.
  • Press the keys crtl+shift+a or type about:addons
  • Click on the plugins option at the left side. Find the shockwave flash plugin.
  • Now, click the drop-down menu (which is beside the plugin name) and choose “ask to activate” option.

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That’s it. The flash videos autoplay are stopped successfully.

The next step is to stop the HTML 5 videos in the Firefox browser. To do that, follow the below steps.

  • Type the following in the address bar

About:config

  • Now, search for this option

Media.autoplay.enabled

Once you find the option, right-click on it and click toggle. This will change the value of the option to false.

The HTML 5 videos won’t be autoplay in your Firefox browser.

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I hope that the information in this post is useful for you to stop video autoplay on chrome and Firefox browser. If you’ve any more questions, feel free to ask me in the comments section.

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Are you using any other methods or plugins to stop video autoplay? Do let us know via comments.

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