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HTML5 Autoplay Blocker (delisted)

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Disables autoplay of all HTML5 audio and video

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Description from store Disables autoplay of all HTML5 audio and video THIS EXTENSION IS CURRENTLY UNMAINTAINED; Please see GitHub for the latest news: https://github.com/Eloston/disable-html5-autoplay/blob/master/README.md ====================== Disable HTML5 Autoplay disables HTML5 audio and video autoplaying. In addition to removing the HTML autoplay attribute from media elements, Disable HTML5 Autoplay 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. Head over to the wiki for documentation, support info, and more: https://github.com/Eloston/disable-html5-autoplay/wiki LINKS: GitHub Page: https://github.com/Eloston/disable-html5-autoplay Changelog: https://github.com/Eloston/disable-html5-autoplay/releases Issue Tracker: https://github.com/Eloston/disable-html5-autoplay/issues From Version 1.2 we rewrited all the code and solved most of the major problems, Please send us feedback if there is any new bugs/problems. Enjoy :)

Latest reviews

  • (2021-10-11) Brendan Dillon: Sweet, sweet silence... Works on Youtube and annoying news channel links. Do you hear that sound? Me neither, because the video didn't load! Woohoo!
  • (2021-05-04) D Furter: I like this Extension but please give us an option to disable it on certain websites. It messes around with soundcloud.com
  • (2021-03-19) Stuart Nisbett: It works for me, but it also seems to stop my video and audio working on Google and Skype meetings which was an issue until I worked out this was the reason.
  • (2021-02-09) Sagar Bhatt: It didn't disable the videos that autoplay and instead stopped other videos from playing when the play button was clicked.
  • (2021-01-26) Bethany Figueroa: Works for me. I just installed it on my laptop and it stopped the ad on Tom's Guide from playing. Thank you Dov Pins!
  • (2021-01-26) lve chen: 京东,淘宝,百度百科,百度经验上可用。
  • (2021-01-20) Дмитрий: на данный момент работает в опера и блокирует автозупуск плеера на страницах, отличное расширение. Поддерживает такие популярные сайты как youtube, twitch
  • (2021-01-15) Wells Blanchard: Works on CNN for me (after I enable the extension, it is disabled by default). I tested a page without the extension turned on, it autoplayed the video. I then tested with the extension turned on, and the video displayed, looked like it was about to start, but then never started. Thank you!
  • (2021-01-14) Jay Cee: another one that doesnt work. only if i had coding skills or whatever skills to remove autoplay
  • (2021-01-10) shozu vovu: This does a good job of preventing autoplay on YouTube, but sometimes I can't get videos to play at all unless I disable this extension and then reload the videos. It's annoying, and it makes it pointless to have this extension.
  • (2021-01-06) Google User: Not 100% effective but the best of the worst. It sucks on Facebook.
  • (2021-01-02) steve wixom: Seems to be working great so far. Finally found something to stop all those autoplay popups on news sites.
  • (2020-12-25) Sai Y: not working
  • (2020-12-10) Joern E.: Works excellent as expected! Videos are loaded on Youtube and other media in stop mode. Many thanks to the developers. Chrome Version 87.0.4280.88 (Offizieller Build) (64-Bit), XUbuntu 20.04
  • (2020-12-04) Chaos Gemini: For those who are having trouble, it seems to be installed with the default "Disable Nothing" turned on. You will need to go click on the extension and change it to "Disable AutoPlay". Then I think you should have better experience? I will keep playing with it myself but that is what I noticed.
  • (2020-11-24) kadeuce amare: It's okay but doesn't always work
  • (2020-11-13) Perminder Singh: This is working for me. Video begins but stops at once. I checked it on CNN.
  • (2020-11-12) George M.: It works! No more annoying videos autoplaying in the background!
  • (2020-10-28) Владимир Гаврилов: Thanks for so useful app. Everything works fine, using Brave Browser. Videos are loaded but aren't being played automatically!
  • (2020-10-07) Big Boi: Does not work for me.
  • (2020-10-05) Вадим Терещенко: Идеально! Блокирует всю нечисть.
  • (2020-09-23) Jon Emerson: Installed it, but videos on CNN still autoplay. The extension doesn't even seem to be aware that a video is even playing, it says 0 videos found.
  • (2020-09-17) Renee Downing: Doesn't work.
  • (2020-08-10) James Jameson: It used to work great. I think websites are able work around plug-ins like these.
  • (2020-07-28) Артём Яковлев: Работает в Яндексе, а то достало автовоспроизведение от киопоиска.
  • (2020-06-28) Corey Ashford: It works, but it keeps chrome running even after closing every chrome window. The only way to get rid of them is to kill them off manually, or reopen chrome, disable this extension, and then close chrome again. Very annoying bug.
  • (2020-06-27) Joe Chasko: No good for HBO. It disables all video, not just autoplay. No message.
  • (2020-04-15) Mike Butrovich: Does not work! It worked with CNN video, but would not stop videos from Fox or NY Post from playing automatically. This was after I added specific sites to the list as well as selecting the overriding ALL SITES option.
  • (2020-03-27) Marmooz Marmooz: yeah, it stops playing the videos but still misses the video buffering :(
  • (2020-03-16) Luke Boothe: Used for pinterest. Works great 👍
  • (2020-03-14) Кирилл Негодов: Иногда может блочить некоторые функции, вроде предпросмотра видео, но зато весь аутоплей отключает на ура.
  • (2020-03-09) Darklocq of Highrock: No longer works. I'm not sure any of them do, given the reviews I'm seeing across all such extensions.
  • (2020-03-07) Elliott Blocha: This extension is doing some strange spyware-looking activity in the background. Looking in wireshark, it keeps pinging a server every few seconds. I can't see what data is being sent to this server, because it's encrypted, and I don't have the private key. None of my other extensions have this kind of activity. I know it's this extension because the request header from my computer has this extension labelled as the source.
  • (2020-02-12) Victoria Emem: Didn't work for me. I mainly got it to use on Yahoo news pages and it didn't work for that. The other autoplay blocker works so I'm uninstalling this one
  • (2020-02-06) Rainbow Warrior Princess: Does not work when a video is started from the video sidebar on youtube.
  • (2020-02-01) Neal Martin: Works fine on the main I site I use.
  • (2020-01-25) Rachel Truman: Got this forthose annoying autoplay pins on Pinterest. Works perfectly there. Thank you!
  • (2020-01-22) Jeff May: Worked okay for awhile. Had it installed on my work computer. But now it's causing problems with my computer's Symantec Endpoint Protection software and causing a "Web attack" warning to pop up once per minute. Really annoying, so I removed it.
  • (2020-01-16) Joe Poniatowski: This didn't work consistently, and it recently started triggering 'malicious domain attack' notifications from my security software. Removed.
  • (2020-01-16) Mike Wagner: Works perfectly! Thanks!
  • (2020-01-12) mathis P: works perfectly on youtube
  • (2020-01-09) mahesh nazhiyath: doesn't work at all on current versions of google chrome, chromium, comodo dragon etc etc. cannot make the option disable autoplay stick. it resets to block nothing automatically regardless of what one does. a total and absurd failure!
  • (2020-01-05) Tom Sollas: This extension is a fake copy of https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/disable-html5-autoplay/efdhoaajjjgckpbkoglidkeendpkolai that's doing some pretty shady things. It's getting flagged by Symantec Endpoint Protection with malicious inbound connection attempts. AVOID AT ALL COSTS, REPORT IT!
  • (2019-10-23) Colleen Travis: Works well, but why does it add a process that runs automatically even when the browser is not open? That is scary.
  • (2019-10-20) Carlos Antonio Zapata Azkona: Genial. No podía abrir videos de Dailymotion y con ella me deja.
  • (2019-10-19) Maciej Orzechowski: git majonez
  • (2019-10-18) John McSpiffy: Doesn't seem to do anything. And it appears to be an ILLEGAL unauthorized fork of the Disable HTML5 Autoplay extension. ( as noted here: https://github.com/Eloston/disable-html5-autoplay/issues/223 )
  • (2019-09-28) J J: Another extension that doesn't do what it says. Ban this developer!!!
  • (2019-09-05) Anne Li: I don't hate the extension, odd way to rate it but sadly the extension does not work. Not anymore anyway. I used to be able to stop autoplay but now it seems they have removed this option too. Anything to force you have videos playing in the background. Drives me completely nuts how they just force things on people now. It's not an update it is simply invasive and forceful. I have been googling options to disable it but have not come up with anything. So developer I don't hate your app but I simply cannot make videos stop and this no longer helps - at all. Sorry. If anyone knows or has figured out how to do it (until Chrome again updates of course with its new BS) please let me know what to disable. I do not have "autoplay" option or it is hidden.

Latest issues

  • (2018-11-09, v:1.0) Rainbow Warrior Princess: Doesn't work on youtube anymore
    Please fix it!
  • (2018-04-15, v:1.0) Donald E. Smith: Locks up Chrombook on wake up
    Samsung Chromebook Pro w Disconnect, Adblocker Plus, Ebates, Just Read, & Roboform extensions installed. Samsung Chromebook Plus & Google Chromebook Pixel LS on same account OK? Removing this extension fixed problem w Pro.
  • (2018-03-28, v:1.0) Beule Beulentum: Still loading videos?
    Hi, does the App only stop videos from playing or does it also stop videos from being loaded in the backgraund. Reducing also the data transfer would be very important.
  • (2018-03-27, v:1.0) Zlatko Saveski: ad blocker for windows 10
    hi can you send it to me the app for ad blocking. I put the rating 5 stars and left comment. I suppose you have great knowledge, great job.. my email:[email protected] thanks
  • (2018-03-13, v:1.0) Marta Stachurska: works only for some time
    The extension wroks flawlessly but just for a couple of days at most... after that autoplay is ON again. Removing and reinstalling the extension helps again for some time. How come?
  • (2018-02-28, v:1.0) ReviewStream: Downloading
    It prevents not only autoplay, but also stops video from downloading (before autoplay starts), right?
  • (2018-02-07, v:1.0) Anthony Plascencia: stops video...and page scrolling
    The extension did what it was supposed to. Unfortunately it also stops me from being able to scroll down the page to read. I've disabled it, for now, as being able to read the page is more important than not seeing the pop-up video. This is on a USA Today page.
  • (2018-01-24, v:1.0) Interferes w/ Trello
    Not sure why but with this extension enabled it makes medium to large sized Trello boards load and interact extremely slow even when whitelisting the site even though there are no videos on it.
  • (2017-12-05, v:1.0) Publish source on a website
    I don't doubt that this extension can block some videos, but how I can I trust an extension that has permission to read and change all data on all websites when the developer hasn't even created a website, much less published code to gitlab/github...
  • (2017-11-30, v:1.0) YouTube
    Hi, I removed youtube.com from the whitelist but videos still autoplay. Are YouTube videos not HTML5 or are they using tricks like CNN? Thanks.
  • (2017-11-21, v:1.0) John Stanton: yahoo
    Does this block Yahoo! autoplay videos, which are simultaneously annoying and wholly without any merit?


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3.5 (190 votes)
Last update / version
2019-12-24 / 1.5.0
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