How to Stop Video Autoplay on Chrome and Firefox

Autoplaying videos are almost everywhere and that is annoying.

In this post, we will see the methods to stop autoplay videos on Chrome and Firefox. Let's get started.​

How to Stop Video Autoplay on Chrome and Firefox

Stop Video Autoplay on Chrome Browser

The Chrome's inbuilt option to stop flash videos is not working properly.

So, I suggest you to install this extension and 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.

Flashcontrol extension settings

This will only stop the flash videos. The HTML5 videos still play in your browser.

To stop the HTML5 videos from autoplay, download this Chrome extension Disable HTML5 Autoplay.

Stop Video Autoplay on Firefox Browser

  • Open Firefox.
  • Press Ctrl + Shift + A or type about:addons.
  • Click on "Plugins" section and find "Shockwave Flash" plugin.
  • Click the drop-down menu besides the plugin and choose "Ask to Activate" option.
  • Firefox Shockwave Flash option

The flash videos won't autoplay anymore. The next step is to stop the HTML5 videos in the Firefox browser. To do that, follow the below steps:

  • Type the following in the address bar
  • about:config

  • Search for this option
  • media.autoplay.enabled

  • Once you find the option, right-click on it and select "Toggle" option. This will change the value of the option to false.
  • media.autoplay.enabled

From now on, the HTML 5 videos won’t autoplay in your Firefox browser.

But, the above method of the Firefox has one problem. This will stop Vimeo videos playback.

So, I suggest you to install this extension which will stop videos autoplay (both flash and HTML 5) and won't cause any issue with the Vimeo playback.

I hope that the information in this post is useful to you. If you’ve questions, feel free to ask me in the comments section.

If you find the information in this post useful to you, please share this post with your friends.

Are you using any other methods or plugins to stop video autoplay? Let us know in the comment section below.

Also see:

Comments (23)

  1. Steve H
    • Thirumal raj
  2. Lyndon
    • Thirumal raj
  3. Lyndon
    • Thirumal raj
      • Lorrie Lencina
  4. Ryan Hill
  5. Don
  6. pjcamp
  7. Florida Jim
  8. Quy
  9. Gary
    • Greg
      • Thirumal raj
  10. davexnet
    • Thirumal raj
  11. sally
    • Thirumal raj
  12. Matt
  13. Sreeni Nair
  14. Tymme
  15. David

Share Your Thoughts