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YouTube™ No Buffer - Stop Auto-playing

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Prevents YouTube HTML5 and Flash players from auto-buffering (auto-playing) videos

Image from store YouTube™ No Buffer - Stop Auto-playing
Description from store This extension stops YouTube HTML5 and Flash players from auto-buffering videos. Using this add-on (extension) you can save bandwidth and also prevent YouTube on multiple tabs from buffering media simultaneously. You will have to click on the player to allow buffering of the media files. Once a player is buffered, it can play multiple tracks. There is no need to activate the player on each new track (so you can easily watch playlists for instance). Features: 1. Stop auto-playing on "/watch?v=" pages 2. Stop auto-playing on "/user/" pages 3. Stop auto-playing on "/channel/" pages 4. Stop auto-playing on embedded YouTube players. 5. Supports YouTube's new Material Design (as of version 0.2.2) Notes: 1. As of version 0.2.4, this extension is compatible with YouTube's material design 2. As of version 0.2.5, this extension is not working on the old non-material design 3. If you would like the extension to not stop buffering when switching back and forth to the mini-player ("i" keyword on YouTube pages), go to the options page and check "Do not stop the player if the player is already playing" option. 4. This extension is compatible with ad-blocker extensions operating on YouTube pages.

Latest reviews

  • (2023-11-21) Ahmed Mohamedeen: Starting today 17 Nov. 2023 the video starts in a black screen. EDIT: Thanks for the update!
  • (2023-08-13) Owen Ganson: Doesn't work at all as of August 13 2023. Opera browser (chromium-based; manifest v2). I wish there were a way to upload logs, used extensions, and settings as part of a review. Are there any known incompatibilities? I'm not using any VPN or proxy, but I am using multiple ad blockers on YouTube (one for video ads and one for the rest).
  • (2023-07-20) Ratling Gull: It works extremely inconsistently. Sometimes it forces me to press play twice, sometimes it doesn't even pause.
  • (2023-06-12) John Weiss: Problem: I unchecked "Stop even on playlists", but autoplay is still disabled on playlists. How to fix?
  • (2023-05-20) Alex MidNightMare: last YT update broke the extension, please fix.
  • (2023-05-19) Lieutenant BaconWaffles: The last Youtube site update broke it. Please update.
  • (2023-02-18) Will Smith: Doesn't work on https://www.youtube.com/@Katimorton. FYI, https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stop-autoplay-for-youtube/figkapeodjhdgnpiamleongcmecfjccb does work on it. So use both to be safe.
  • (2023-01-28) Путя Друщенко: отличное расширение. Останавливает автовоспроизведение роликов и отображает заставку в отличие от ему подобных, которые просто ставят на паузу на первой секунде и видео в буфере все равно подгружается
  • (2023-01-16) Leshic: I always have many windows and tabs for YT, that open each time I start the browser. Downloaded this a few months ago when my previous used extension was kicked out of the store. This has worked for the most part. It does start the video for only the highlighted tab, for each window, when loading Chrome, but stops it immediately after. Unfortunately it's enough that YT registers it in history, although I never hear the video played. If I simply open a new video in a background tab, and eventually open that tab, the video DOES NOT play, and it never registers in history. The problem I shared above ONLY occurs when opening the browser for the 1st time for the day. The extension isn't perfect, but it's good enough and I can work around the minor issues. It's better than nothing and I think these extensions could be harder to find in the future as Google tried to change code to break them or kick them out of the store. I do not use playlists or watch shorts, so I can't give an opinion on that side.
  • (2023-01-01) 焦糖蘋果烤布丁: So good~
  • (2022-12-04) Isaac: the only one that actually work
  • (2022-11-09) Mittz: Ролики останавливает, но воспроизведение всё ещё есть на страницах каналов (/channel)
  • (2022-10-08) Matthew Kowal: This implementation worked and does everything it says. I removed it because it is not trusted by Google's internal Enhanced Safe Browsing and I think the author should update the app to the proper security standard.
  • (2022-06-01) Sasha Bagdasarow (ShowTime13): IT WORKS, MY GOD!
  • (2022-05-16) Kelrisaith g: Does not currently work as it has in the past. One setting DOES work, and that is flipping "pause the player instead of stopping it" to off, however this both messes with video loading and kills the loop setting being on by default on shorts and such, in addition to making the page itself reload like twice when initially tabbing to it.
  • (2022-05-13) KilliK 69: It's a quintessential addon and I have used it for years, but it has stopped working since the Chrome v100 update. I hope the developer will take notice of it and fix the problem, because the addon is completely useless right now.
  • (2022-04-15) Rau Schmiddl: Does not work anymore. Chrome Version: 100.0.4896.88
  • (2022-03-31) Jupiter 0000: NIE DZIAŁA!
  • (2022-03-13) Albert Scheidt: Works perfectly, now my videos charges faster :) nice addons i reccomend it ;)
  • (2022-02-28) Kevin Taylor: Is it getting fixed or should I just uninstall it, cause it's been broken for a while now !
  • (2022-02-21) A B: doesn't stop youtube videos from starting to play. win 11.
  • (2022-01-02) Rainbow Warrior Princess: Stops the video instead of pausing it, although "Pause the player instead of stopping it" is activated. Also plays 1 second of the video before stopping it.
  • (2021-12-31) 白鶴: Отлично.
  • (2021-12-12) Radek Raczkowski: This breaks timestamps feature eg. https://youtu.be/fzF-N0V9DsM?t=1148
  • (2021-11-30) Andrew “saaadel” Spoda: Good. But could you add an ability to stop in playlists only? (keep auto-play for single videos still active) --- EDIT --- ISSUE: If user has used a direct link to a youtube video with the some timestamp, then the plugin resets it (a start timestamp) on play (after initial stop). Could you fix it?
  • (2021-11-26) MrManuXZ: Funciona. No como me gustaría, pero funciona.
  • (2021-11-20) Sam White: Not working after the latest v96.0.4664.45 update. HELP?
  • (2021-11-10) AV Va: Tiny and stable
  • (2021-10-01) Bruder Jentzen: I cannot praise this app enough. It's brilliant. I searched numerous trying to find out how to stop YouTube videos from Auto-Starting. Not to be confused with Auto-Playing. This app takes care of either. Auto-Play can be disabled within the current version of YouTube. Auto-Start is different. There's no off switch in YouTube or Google Chrome. If you, like me, do a search in Chrome and right click to open a video in a new tab, that's where Auto-Start becomes an issue. When the tab becomes active by you clicking on it, the video starts playing. That's a problem when I click tabs to multi-select them and move them to a new window. I end up with several videos running and that's super annoying. This app prevents any YouTube video from buffering, which shuts down Auto-Play and Auto-Start because the video can't play if it's not buffered. It does take a brief moment to buffer when you click play, but it's insignificant.
  • (2021-07-03) AnotherLover: Fixing the broken universe one app at a time. THANK YOU!!!
  • (2021-06-23) Masked Guy: There's still autoplay in playlists.
  • (2021-04-16) Carlos Vaya: It simply does NOT work! So be careful if using limited data and think you are safer! ...helpful hint! Click pause, then click near end of vid! And read/copy what you need with minimal buffering... but obviously a little data will still be wasted.
  • (2021-03-02) Roman Radulov: Super!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • (2020-11-22) A K.: Great idea, this extension is badly needed, autoplay so often ruins the video experience. When I watch a YouTube video I let it play once through first so it is fully buffered, because my connection isn't great (Australian NBN = rubbish), so otherwise the video will stop repeatedly to buffer while watching... but that's pointless when the video is on a playlist, because it will just continue to the next video, and when I go back to the one I wanted to watch, it will again stop repeatedly to buffer. @#$@Y%#U. I can't believe Google doesn't have an "auto-play off" setting for playlists. So I got very excited when I saw there was an extension to kill autoplay. Unfortunately it doesn't work, at least in my Chrome browser. Does anyone know if it works in other browsers? If so I might just get rid of Chrome. I just don't want to waste time installing & trying out different browser if it just simply doesn't work on any
  • (2020-11-10) Bree Vwhyman: works okay........... thanks for the free extension (microsoft edge 87)
  • (2020-10-18) Pak Nyantel: top top tp .... mobile data save
  • (2020-07-27) MeowGrr :3: espero funcione.
  • (2020-07-19) Ann Wlodarczyk: I've been using it for years, but recently it has just stopped doing the job :(
  • (2020-04-11) Fırıncı Küreği: En iyi çalışan autostop uygulaması. Çoğunu denedim en popülerlerini de kullandım ama bunun kadar stabil çalışmadılar.
  • (2020-03-30) Dinh Nguyen Mai: very good
  • (2020-03-30) Ali Saleh: EDIT: Thanks. The new update works great again.
  • (2020-03-28) Rainbow Warrior Princess: ***FIXED!*** Good, but when the video played for some seconds and the page is reloaded, the video plays for 1 second before stopping the video. ***FIXED!*** Pause option addionally added instead of only stopping feature and pauses/stops even playlists!
  • (2020-03-27) Ali Saleh: It was working fine for a long time but has recently stopped working :(
  • (2020-03-26) JoinviLLeiro /SC: a extensão é muito boa, mas ele parou de funcionar ,eu uso ela a mais de 3 anos ,mais o video da erro se a extensão estiver ativada , por favor arrumem isso , pois não tem mais nenhum outra extensão que faça o que a extensão de vocês faz, e eu costumo abrir varias abas , e com essa extensão fica muito mais fácil .
  • (2020-03-25) Phys-Fax: Videos not playing for several days with this extension enabled. Otherwise a good extension.
  • (2020-03-24) Srikanth .R: I have been using it for over a year with no complaints but for the last couple of days none of the youtube videos plays with it is enabled. It shows the message as"An error occurred. Please try again later " Pls sort out the problem.
  • (2020-03-13) Serwusiak: Jakiś dziwny syf - nie polecam
  • (2020-03-04) Gabor R: It works as of today with current version of Chrome. Finally videos do not pre-buffer and play when you activate the tab.
  • (2020-02-03) Majengo Ss Jamal: I have been using this app for so long, it works properly. No comment for me.
  • (2019-12-02) Алексей Мишарин: У меня в Google Chrome BETA из-под Windows 10 плагин препятствует кэшированию в начале, при первом открытии видеоролика на YouTube. После первого просмотра снова работает как обычно, то есть, как было ДО установки плагина.


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3.9045 (178 votes)
Last update / version
2023-11-21 / 0.4.6
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