extension ExtPose

Video Autoplay Blocker by Robert Sulkowski

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Description from extension meta

Prevents from autoplay the HTML5 <video> tag.

Image from store Video Autoplay Blocker by Robert Sulkowski
Description from store You can disable Flash, but you cannot disable the HTML5 native <video>... Until today! This is only Chrome extension on the Chrome Store which will block the <video> tag in your browser. It was very annoying for me when I browsed the web and suddenly some video started to play music or showing an advertisement and I've had to kill the browser's tab or lower the speakers' volume. That's why I've created this extension. Now any video won't start playing until I click the red agreement button. Chrome is about to block the Flash Player so the Flash ads won't be a problem in a few weeks. But the ads companies will move their ads to the native HTML5 and will use the <video> tag which can be blocked only by this plugin. The youtube.com and vimeo.com domains are on the whitelist so videos work normally there.

Latest reviews

  • (2023-10-24) Josh Baer: Doesn't prevent preloading, so my computer still freezes and I lose a screen when certain videos load
  • (2023-10-12) Ahmed Seoudi: Works great but you can't press play on the video normally and have to click on the red panel on it to play it. and you can't whitelist websites in the extension. Update: Just noticed that it doesn't work on YouTube.
  • (2023-10-03) Александр Полонский: Спасибо! Работает на Яндекс Дзен.
  • (2023-05-29) Tran Hung: It works, but when we want to play a video, still need click at one small panel to play, instead of click on video to play. and when you play the video, the auto play blocking function not work anymore
  • (2023-01-06) Rainbow Warrior Princess: Works, but no whitelists and no option to toggle the extension on/off when clicking on the extension button.
  • (2023-01-03) Lisa Kingscott: It works, but it also stops videos playing that I want to play, e.g. Wikipedia videos.
  • (2022-12-17) Shazarakk account 1: useless
  • (2022-12-15) Alexandr Danilenko: Не работает на Youtube
  • (2022-08-28) Ivan Skorik: На Rutube, где пока нет функционала отмены автовоспроизведения аналогичного Youtube'у, не работает совсем. Несколько других дополнений-расширений, предназначенных для отмены автовоспроизведения средствами HTML 5, работают, а вот это как раз нет.
  • (2022-07-30) Neil Thomas: It works, except on pages with multiple videos. once you start the first videos and you scroll down/up, all other videos on that page will autoplay. i haven't checked whether that's true only for that page or for the entire domain, as the extension is broken and therefore undesirable.
  • (2022-06-23) Diego Alexander: dos simples palabras: NO SIRVE
  • (2022-05-05) Subhash Bishnoi: don't know about other sites but it is not working on instagram.com
  • (2022-04-28) Guy Warren: News sites used to drive me crazy when they would start playing videos automatically, especially when they are totally unrelated to the story on the page. This extension works exactly as described for me. The only thing I would like to see changed is the abaility to add sites to your own whitelist.
  • (2022-03-31) Jupiter 0000: NIE DZIAŁA!
  • (2022-03-23) Paul: still seeing autoplay videos on random sites
  • (2022-03-11) Teknitula Spacenoise: Brilliant! Those effing sneaky ads and vids that give me a heart attack are now SILENCED!! Muwhaaahhahahaha!
  • (2022-01-06) Stefan S.: Funktioniert prinzipiell, nur leider kann man selbst keine Websites Whitelisten. Das nervt ganz schön wenn man auf anderen Videoportalen ausserhalb Youtube und co unterwegs ist.
  • (2021-12-16) J J: Can't disable it for a website. I'm dropping it.
  • (2021-10-20) James Keenoz: Il fonctionnait très bien... mais maintenant il n'arrête plus les vidéos automatiquement... Je dois rechercher un nouveau plug-in, si le souci ne se règle pas rapidement.
  • (2021-07-16) Mi Monir: not working😡
  • (2021-01-26) Дима: ютуб не блокирует ,бесполезное приложение
  • (2021-01-09) Dmitri Routski: Blocks forking auto-play on Yahoo sucks, that is a major offender. And on Neflix which is also really annoying! Great! I wish this extension would also be available on Amazon Fire to shut Netflix app auto play up! However, unfortunately it allows playing their frappy auto plays on Fox News, CNN & NBC News. It as a disappointment. Summary: good when it works, but forking auto play offenders still find ways to cheat this blocker. Hope improvemnt is on its way!
  • (2020-12-31) Google User: Don't bother. Doesn't work, at least on news, media sites, and facebook, Uninstalled.
  • (2020-12-08) Дворкин: работает
  • (2020-11-26) Romel Audrey: Que du bonheur !
  • (2020-11-24) Мой лучший друг: Не работает!
  • (2020-10-17) Sandro de Paula: O melhor que encontrei até agora, só toca os videos se eu clicar no botão vermelho, valeu!!
  • (2020-08-23) Александр: Отлично работает
  • (2020-04-04) John P: SPAM!!! If you click the link for his website, it takes you to SPAM! Or a dead website, it changes each time you click. This is true both on the Chrome Web Store if you click the "Website" link, and within the extension itself if you select the first menu option named, "Video Autoplay Blocker by Robert Sulkowski".
  • (2020-03-27) Ken Pederson: Does not work
  • (2020-03-14) Ken Shain: Does zip nothing!
  • (2020-02-21) Giovanni Cannizzo: Ottima estensione , blocca la pubblicita' video
  • (2020-01-21) Ashleigh Kirk: Didn't work
  • (2020-01-04) Jim Cape: I also think a white-list would come in handy. One were the user could add whatever site they chose to put into it. If not a white-list, at least being able to click on the icon to pause the extension when needed. With that being said, this extension is the best I've found to stop the idiots who insisted on playing their useless videos. But... they can't make any money if the video doesn't get to play ads! Oh, those poor website owners!!!
  • (2019-12-25) Валерий Амбарцумян: Установил в браузер Slimjet да основе Chromium от надоедливых видео в Яндексе, помогло, блокирует!
  • (2019-08-13) Fundamental Bass: works
  • (2019-07-19) Luis Delgado Gallardo: No sirve para nada. O simplemente no bloquea la auto-reproducción o simplemente ni siquiera carga el vídeo. No pierdan su tiempo.
  • (2019-06-15) S S Dillon: Hi there Thanks for creating this extension. But you need to allow people to remove the whitelist for youtube. Recently, some websites have embedded youtube videos and turned on the <autoplay> tag.
  • (2019-03-15) Arman Daneshjoo: Doesn't work.
  • (2019-03-01) Rodney Griffith: This app works. It stops the autoplay even on Twitch. I would have loved it and given it 5 stars if you could disable the extra task of clicking the red box that said 'click here to play the video' Just disabling the autoplay is good enough.
  • (2018-11-23) Daily Reportt: worked!
  • (2018-10-29) 自転車クラシック: There used to be the red notification in IMDb videos, but lately there's nothing, and I can't play the videos, even if I click the 'Play' button. I have to turn off the extension before I can play one.
  • (2018-10-07) Markus Kantola: This is just the thing I've been looking for a long time ... thank You Robert
  • (2018-07-31) Blocks ALL plays, not just autoplay.
  • (2018-07-17) Dennis Murczak: This extension is a huge relief as I want to read text and not watch annoying videos online. Does not currently seem to work with videos on huffingtonpost.com though, so I need to block that separately with AdGuard.
  • (2018-07-17) Radosław Nakonieczny: NIE DZIAŁA na ONET.PL itp., żenada...
  • (2018-07-02) Dave Land: Makes videos I _want_ to view more difficult, but does not stop videos I DON'T want, such as on Newsweek just now.
  • (2018-06-17) Radosław Horodniczy: Not works on any site Nie dziala nawet dla onet.pl
  • (2018-04-29) Shailesh Jagdale: Working for me,thanks robert.
  • (2018-04-03) Mike Nichols: i do appreciate the effort put into creating this very much. however for me it did not work. tested on several sites last being the huffington post but no change. again i appreciate the effort but as said it just doesn't work on those sites i needed it to.


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3.3745 (243 votes)
Last update / version
2021-10-30 / 1.0
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