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Disable HTML5 Autoplay (Reloaded)

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Disable autoplay and preloading of HTML5 video and audio players.

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Description from store “Disable HTML5 Autoplay (Reloaded)” disables HTML5 audio and video autoplaying. Now any video is blocked until you click the agreement button. In addition to removing the HTML autoplay attribute from media elements, “Disable HTML5 Autoplay (Reloaded)” also hooks into the media's JavaScript API. This allows for restrictions on media control and simulation of expected behavior to ensure that all pages behave normally. Main and most requested feature: this blocker has a customizable white list, so you may add your favorite sites to exclude from blocking autoplay. To deactivate a function, simply uncheck the related item from toolbar-panel. With this extension you will never have to worry about videos auto playing in the background. In addition, the video will be automatically buffered if necessary.

Latest reviews

  • (2023-01-01) Пересвет [aka Кот]: Почти уже как 3 года прошло с последнего обновления, на Ютубе за это время сотни изменений, но это расширение РАБОТАЕТ! Просто фантастика))
  • (2022-12-16) Nemo Nova (Nemo): This extension used to work perfectly. But as another Reviewer has already pointed out; it blocks "Play". Blocking "Autoplay" is different. Maybe Dev will fix it to where it was before. I hope so.
  • (2022-12-16) Bartosz: not working anymore in yt
  • (2022-12-15) Alexandr Danilenko: Вроде пока на Youtube работает
  • (2022-12-08) Justin Fisher: This app doesn't disable "autoplay" it disables "play". There is a difference. With this on, I can't use Google Meet in Chrome and anything that has a Soundcloud widget built in will not play anything, ever.
  • (2022-11-28) Wela Bird: Disable HTML5 Autoplay is a great extension
  • (2022-11-22) bs 2021one: Works...Great useful lightweight extension !!
  • (2022-11-17) zK: good for youtube 👍👍
  • (2022-07-20) Graeme Quinn: Apparently contains the r.srvtrck.com adware malware. When I use my AWS account it spits out new tabs for sites like "neweegg.com" that try to show me ads. I identified this behavior by using F12 to bring up the dev console and watching the behavior as I clicked on "S3" within AWS. T fired off this: chrome-extension://cafckninonjkogajnihihlnnimmkndgf/js/inject.js And I got 3 new tabs - my company's firewall blocked the content itself. This is malware. Avoid it.
  • (2022-06-17) Alex S.: Even though this extension gets the job done, it renders some websites completely non-functional. Videos are not clickable. Some buttons also don't work. It took a while to figure out that this extension is the culprit behind all this mess.
  • (2022-06-09) Vitor Jr: Solved my problem, that's the only thing that matter to me :)
  • (2022-06-07) Stefan Potykacz: jako jedyna dziala
  • (2022-06-04) Alexander Antonopoulos: I use this mainly for video sites with autoplay by default and no setting to change it like Youtube . My only problem is Youtube videos always start from the beggining even if they have a time stamp
  • (2022-04-27) ReD Blues: Simply the best auto-play disabler. The whitelisting feature is hit and miss, though.
  • (2022-04-19) Novitrix PPR: Does exactly what I expected and wanted big thanks. Will be pleased if it should work forever.
  • (2022-04-14) Uro Brdgms: Does not work. With Disable Autoplay checked, the video is completely unaccessable. I wanted autoplay disabled, not entire access to the video. When Disable Autoplay UNCHECKED, the video is still completely unaccessable. The only way to enable the video again is to completely remove this extension from Chrome. (Spent 30 minutes trying this extension's dead functionality on cnn.com and yahoo.com autoplay videos.) Overall, it is a nice feature to disable videos--but it does not disable autoplay. Perhaps you could rename it "disable html5 video"
  • (2022-04-04) Justin Warkentin: It's good at stopping autoplay but not so good at allowing exceptions. Exceptions are applied based on the domain the video is hosted from rather than the domain you are actually on. So websites that embed autoplay videos from a CDN or some other source like that will not allow autoplay exceptions in practice. Additionally, there is no way to manually add or edit a domain exception from the extension options. Instead, you have to actually browse to a site and use the extension menu. So again, it's great at blocking but terrible at unblocking.
  • (2022-03-06) Device Owner: There is something wonky about this extension. Specifically; unless the extension is disabled, the "Spectrum.net" website displays a blank page, regardless of per-site exclusion settings. However, disabling the extension completely allows proper display of the site. The least update to the extension was 2 years ago.
  • (2022-02-07) Andrian Andersen: Actually work On Kiwi Browser (obviously not supported way) as the Extension work on all Sites not just www.youtube.com (desktop version)
  • (2022-01-27) EXTREME REPORTER - Andiamo al Sodo!: A ME FUNZIONA ALLA PERFEZIONE!
  • (2022-01-18) Artus Meyer-Toms: Currently works alright for me.
  • (2022-01-16) Dmitriy Kolomin: Работает через раз, то блокирует автозапуск на Ютюбе, то нет. It works every other time, then blocks autorun on YouTube, then no.
  • (2022-01-15) Р ЕБ (РЕБ): Перестало работать в хром винд 7 и виндовсс 10
  • (2022-01-13) Savol X: Stopped working as of today on Youtube. It was very valuable before; any chance of fixing that?
  • (2022-01-07) Till Hink: Works for me with Kiwi Browser on Android.
  • (2022-01-04) Peter Froud: This extension works and is helpful, thank you for creating it.
  • (2021-12-12) Jay Q: Been trying to stop the incredibly annoying NextDoor autoplay videos. Finally found an extension that works exactly as advertised -- thank you!
  • (2021-12-07) Eduard Tikhenko: На YouTube работает.
  • (2021-11-09) magnetique12: Again an unusual addon, don't block autoplay annoying preview on YouTube!
  • (2021-10-21) Mike - Second City Tech: Amazing - I have finally managed to block CNN from auto playing video - thank you - Five Stars !!!
  • (2021-10-01) Ryan Jauhari: this very usefully to blocked html5 ads autoplay, so i can save more my data for next days. for reader you should use this, because now so many website that using autoplay on their ad. It help you to save more mobile data plan.
  • (2021-09-27) Hatsune Miku: makes mega.nz give an error on loading but works
  • (2021-09-27) Vincent Lambert: Casse totalement Google Meet, désactiver l'extension pour ce site via la blacklist n'a pas résolu le problème
  • (2021-09-21) erling michu: Only working perfectly.. Great!
  • (2021-09-01) پرفسور بالتازار: افزونه خوبیه. موقعی که توی سایت هایی مثل آپارات و یوتیوب میرید، از پخش خودکار فیلم جلوگیری می کنه
  • (2021-08-28) David Bower: Works Great for youtube ! Thank You !
  • (2021-08-20) Jack Djeguer: 2021/08 Ne fonctionne plus
  • (2021-08-14) Salinger: Funcionou para o Youtube, e me poupou dor de cabeça. Pode minerar com meu pc mas só de resolver esse problema já melhora 300% a experiência.
  • (2021-07-22) Sandro de Paula: em algumas página ela estoura a memória ram, por exemplo nesta página: https://www.samsung.com/br/smartphones/galaxy-s21-5g/ error: out of memmory
  • (2021-07-14) Mi Monir: Not working. Fake extension.
  • (2021-07-14) Ray: I've tried a bunch of these extensions that are supposed to prevent videos from automatically playing. This is the only one that prevented YouTube videos from starting by themselves. The ONLY one. Not one other extension that I tried could do that. They all just let the videos play and then scrambled to pause them after a second or two. This one, however, doesn't even let them start until I press Play. This extension is a must-have.
  • (2021-06-30) YT LogYt: works perfect, thanks!
  • (2021-06-17) mostafa: It doesn't work on Instagram. Seems it is only working on YouTube! Note: I tested it in Opera browser.
  • (2021-06-13) Ed Silinieks: Almost perfect, but I can not use Spotify when this is turned on. Other than that, youtube plays videos only with my confirmation, that is so good.
  • (2021-06-02) Mr. Beeblebrox: Does not work. It only disables the preload of the data, but not the preloading of the METADATA (how long the file is). I want the player to not contact the server at all until the play button is pressed.
  • (2021-05-18) Stanton McCandlish: The only one I can find so far that still works on YouTube as of March 2020 (all the others I've tried allow at least a bit of the YT video to start (often loudly). This one puts a dead stop to it. Good job. UPDATE: Dammit! It breaks Google Voice. Doesn't matter what settings you have, to exclude it. If this extension is active at all in Chrome, then voice.google.com just gives you an endless "wait" cursor. Fargh. That's a make-or-break issue to me, so I sadly have to get this extension go and look again for another that aims to do the same thing.
  • (2021-05-14) Oliver McClellan: I have been using the extension for months and very happy with the results, but a couple of days ago Google Voice stopped working and after much trial and error it turns out the problem was this extension. I disabled it and Voice is working again. If the problem is fixed I'll change my rating, but until then it will stay disabled.
  • (2021-05-09) Peaceful Potato: It seems to work well, however, when I turn on "high contrast mode" on Windows 10 (Google Chrome), I can't read any of the text.
  • (2021-04-25) Chuck Ward: This extension breaks Google Meet on my Chrome Version 90.0.4430.85 (Official Build) (64-bit). This is on a Win 10 Home version 2004 MS Surface 3. Symptoms are the system passes all tests in Meet and I can see myself and record myself and play back both sound and video as a test prior to the meeting but while in the meeting I cannot see or hear others even though they can see and hear me. Disabling this extension cleared it up and Meet works again. I don't really hate the extension at all, it just doesn't work with Google Meet.
  • (2021-04-24) Patrick Man: Disables google meet which is not desirable heavior.

Latest issues

  • (2023-01-21, v:0.9.2) Peter G: This extension incompatible with Google Voice, blocks audio
    Incompatible with Google Voice, blocks audio when enabled. Disabled/uninstalled I saw normal operation of Google Voice webpage.
  • (2023-01-02, v:0.9.2) Р ЕБ (РЕБ): Не працює на Ютюбі
    Привіт помітив що на ютюбі щось змінили і відео інколи саме відтворюється. Взагалі я і мої знайомі вдячні вам за чудове розширення.
  • (2022-11-20, v:0.9.2) Joseph Fuller: Breaking Instagram videos recently
    Possibly due to updates in Chrome and Edge in the last couple of days, or perhaps coincidental changes on the Instagram pages, this now is completely breaking Instagram feed videos. The video still image appears but clicking the video does nothing. Disable autoplay has to be completely unchecked in order for the videos to play (which of course means they now autoplay). Story videos still work.
  • (2022-09-06, v:0.9.2) Marty Messer: Video content on Imgur no longer shows audio control/button
    See issue: https://support.google.com/chrome/thread/177565690?hl=en This is new-ish behavior, I hope it is resolved soon.
  • (2022-08-07, v:0.9.2) Peter Ruchkin: This breaks uploading attachments to Google Calendar events
    Hoping you can fix quickly? Thanks
  • (2022-05-24, v:0.9.2) This extension breaks Google Meet
    When "Disable HTML5 Autoplay (Reloaded)" is enabled in Chrome, I can't hear anyone on while using Google Meet. As soon as I disabled the extension I have no problems. Please let me know when this is addressed so I can continue using it.
  • (2022-03-18, v:0.9.2) blue: Page Refresh
    Normally, it works when I reload the youtube page. But if I reload the page just after the video starts, it doesn't work and the video automatically starts.
  • (2022-01-19, v:0.9.2) Rainbow Warrior Princess: Not always working
    Sometimes does not work, especially when a page is scrolled while a video on that page is loading.
  • (2022-01-05, v:0.9.2) amki: Breaks Google Forms
    When trying to add an image to a form while the extension is enabled, none of the buttons load, leaving me with an empty popup. This happens even when all the options are disabled for Google Forms, and is only fixed by disabling the extension.
  • (2022-01-03, v:0.9.2) Chris Worcester: Extension breaks Google Meet
    I noticed that when this extension is enabled and I join a Google Meet call, the other person can see and hear me but I can't see or hear them.
  • (2021-11-16, v:0.9.2) Joseph Botosh: extension interferes with kodik.info
    I add a site to the whitelist, to prevent the extension from blocking autoplay. But the "Kodik" video player works incorrectly. I can still seek the video position, but it remains "paused" no matter what I do. Example site: animego dot org I also tried going to "kodik.info" site and adding it to whitelist, but it didn't help. The only solution I found so far is to go to the extension settings in google chrome and explicitly tell to be allowed access to specific sites.
  • (2021-11-10, v:0.9.2) Chuck Ward: Seems to break Google Meet
    audio and video problems. they can see and hear me and I cannot see or hear them using Google Meet. Would be nice to have a way to exclude meet.google.com from the extension Thanks
  • (2021-10-15, v:0.9.2) Joe Stolzman: Google Remote Desktop
    I have found that Google Remote Desktop does not work when this extension is enabled.
  • (2021-09-06, v:0.9.2) Tammi L. Coles (tlcoles): Blocks speakers on Jitsi
    I ran into an odd issue where a Jitsi-run platform that I was using was not working as expected. I fianlly turned off all of my extensions and, in turning them on one by one, found that it was this one that was the block. Thought you might want to know! Setup: Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome for MacOS (Silicon) Camera and mic input via iPhone 7 connected via USB-C Speakers connected via audio out port on Mac Mini M1


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3.4 (195 votes)
Last update / version
2020-01-28 / 0.9.2
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