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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

  • (2023-11-19) Jupiter 0000: apka przestała działać prawidłowo i na zablokowanym filmiku jest tylko czarne tło! dlatego usuwam wasza apke i ide do konkurencji adkładnie AutoplayStopper która działa prawidłowo
  • (2023-11-14) Derek G: screwed up imgur a site that I tried to whitelist. disabled the sound on all videos
  • (2023-11-12) Stephan Dickens: I have been using this extension for a few years now and is one of my must have extensions. It's the best extension that blocks video autoplay especially on YouTube.
  • (2023-10-28) Josh L: Can you fix the Extension Options page already?!?
  • (2023-10-26) Влад имир: работает! ура!
  • (2023-10-02) shu zhen wang: 真的禁止Google Chrome网页douyin视频自动播放了,哈哈!感谢开发者! It’s really forbidden to automatically play douyin videos on Google Chrome web pages, haha! Thanks to the developers!
  • (2023-09-06) Web Architect: Brakes not only auto-play, but manual play as well. At least on Twitch.
  • (2023-09-02) Melissa Neal: It's working fairly well, blocks autoplay on the news sites I frequent. It is however interfering with other unrelated web site functions It's blocking the audio options from appearing on Imgur, I have to disable the extension completely to get audio back.
  • (2023-08-29) Josh Baer: Used to work pretty well. It does block autoplay. However, it would also block playing video at all on some sites, and that has gotten worse of late. Now it's to the point I cant even stream videos on certain sites, no matter how hard I try--even if I turn the extension off.
  • (2023-08-28) Alexandr Danilenko: в последние дни стал неконкретно работать: ссылки на youtube с таймингом сбрасывает на начало.
  • (2023-07-03) Oscar Ocampos: realmente util
  • (2023-06-01) Google User: Surprisingly it does work, sometimes. This extension can sometimes stop videos from auto-playing on Chrome, but it's flaky. The extension has been abandoned long ago. There are few other extensions that supposedly can prevent auto-play on Chrome, but they don't and they too have been abandoned. This extension also installs a cookie called stat.totallzero.com that persists. It's unclear what this cookie does or where it connects to. There is no way to block it from communicating with its server unless you remove the extension. This may pose a privacy risk since the extension is no longer supported.
  • (2023-05-29) Alvaro Gonzalez Fernandez: Muchas gracias. Es justo lo que estaba buscando. Me ponía muy nervioso que entrase en una página de YT y se empezara a ver el vídeo. Yo tengo muchos vídeos abiertos muchas veces y es un c*ñazo el tener que estar pausando por cada pestañana que abro.
  • (2023-04-03) Brian Cimmet: I've had great experience with this extension in terms of limiting autoplay on YouTube and ESPN. **HOWEVER** it also seems to block a seemingly unrelated feature on Google Sheets, which is the option to import outside documents. That is, when this extension is active, "Import" doesn't work (the popup screen is blank). When this extension is removed, "Import" works just fine. If anyone reads this and has a clue why this would be so -- or a method to customize this extension so that it works everywhere EXCEPT Google Sheets, I would love to know.
  • (2023-03-28) Aurélien: Très efficace Mais ça fait bugger certains sites malgré qu'on ajoute dans la Whitelist
  • (2023-03-19) Edward: Even though this hasn't been updated in 4 years, this blocked auto-play on YouTube perfectly.
  • (2023-03-11) Nemo: To be fair, I came back to change my Review from 3 stars to 5 stars. I was fussing about it blocking regular "Play", which is different than blocking "AutoPlay". This extension gives one the ability to Disable it on domains like YouTube. When I figured that part out, i came back immediately to fix my review. It works perfectly now. Perfectly.
  • (2023-02-25) Google User: Doesn't work, and hasn't been updated since January 2020. Back then we were using Chrome 84, now it's 110. Do the dimwits who are leaving reviews realize this? What did they expect?
  • (2023-02-10) Kaleo Meow: Kann ich nur empfehlen, keine automatisch abspielenden Videos mehr, bei diversen Internet Seiten, auch nicht mehr bei youtube, wenn man z.b die Kanäle anklickt, sehr angenehm!
  • (2023-02-08) Javier Moriana: Desactiva completamente el "Selector de Archivos" (File Picker) de Google Sheets. No sé si de otras apps de Google.
  • (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) Bartosz: not working anymore in yt
  • (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) Online ReD Settings: 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) Дмитро Архипович: 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

Latest issues

  • (2024-02-29, v:0.9.3) Nikolay Eremin: Youtube video player shows black screen
    Youtube video player doesn't show thumbnail and controls. Only empty black div instead. Though they present in the document.
  • (2024-02-28, v:0.9.3) Lucas Finger: ADP Login
    This extension breaks the login page for ADP. https://my.adp.com redirects to an online.adp.com domain to handle authentication. I've whitelisted this domain, but I'm not able to get it to load unless I completely disable the extension.
  • (2023-10-04, v:0.9.3) Max Freund: Conflicts with Google Meet, MS Teams, and other web-based videoconferencing apps
    This does not allow audio output in web-based videoconferencing apps such as Google Meet, MS Teams, etc.
  • (2023-09-02, v:0.9.3) Guillermo Velasco: whitelist
    does the extension have a white list and if so, how do you update it?
  • (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) Діма 朝日 (Птах): 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
  • (2022-03-18, 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: 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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3.4071 (226 votes)
Last update / version
2023-08-04 / 0.9.3
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