Per-site whitelist/blacklist for media.autoplay.enabled preference

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Core
Audio/Video: Playback
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enhancement
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3 years ago
a month ago

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(Reporter: Jim Black, Unassigned)

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Description

3 years ago
I'd like to prevent autoplaying videos in general (much easier now thanks to bug 659285 being fixed), but allow it on selected sites that use autoplay in ways I don't find annoying.

This was also requested in some of the comments on bug 659285:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=659285#c77
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=659285#c94
This sounds like a front-end issue.
Component: Audio/Video → General
Product: Core → Firefox
Or a good idea of an add-on.

Comment 3

3 years ago
It would be nice if this could be implemented just like the way the whitelist is implemented for Flash.

Comment 4

2 years ago
Annoyed, me too, I disabled it. Sadly, at the same time, my alarm on 127.0.0.1 stopped working...

My two cents is to add a "per site" Autoplay Permission in each site information panel. At the same time, we should maybe convert the media.autoplay.enabled setting into something like permission.default.autoplay instead. What do you think? Thanks.

Comment 5

11 months ago
I see many bugs of media.autoplay.enabled preference on this component.
Component: General → Audio/Video: Playback
Product: Firefox → Core
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