Flip block autoplay prefs to turn the feature on

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 66

Status

()

P2
normal
RESOLVED FIXED
7 months ago
16 days ago

People

(Reporter: drno, Assigned: alwu)

Tracking

(Blocks: 1 bug, {dev-doc-needed, site-compat})

unspecified
mozilla66
dev-doc-needed, site-compat
Points:
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Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox66+ fixed)

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(Reporter)

Description

7 months ago
These are the prefs we used in 63 Nightly to turn the block autoplay feature on for testing purposes:

// Switch block autoplay logic to v2, and enable UI.
pref("media.autoplay.enabled.user-gestures-needed", true);
// Allow asking for permission to autoplay to appear in UI.
pref("media.autoplay.ask-permission", true);
// Set Firefox to block autoplay, asking for permission by default.
pref("media.autoplay.default", 2); // 0=Allowed, 1=Blocked, 2=Prompt
(Reporter)

Updated

7 months ago
Priority: -- → P2
(Reporter)

Comment 1

7 months ago
The current plan is to leave this feature off during the 63 release cycle and turn it on at earliest during the 64 release cycle.
(Assignee)

Updated

2 months ago
Assignee: nobody → alwu
(Assignee)

Comment 3

2 months ago

Our current plan is that blocking autoplay will be turned on by default in Fx66.

Comment 4

2 months ago
Pushed by alwu@mozilla.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/349af469066d
turn on the blocking-autoplay by default for all branches. r=cpearce

Comment 5

2 months ago
bugherder
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 months ago
status-firefox66: --- → fixed
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla66

If this is going to be a temporary enabling for early beta, can you also file a bug to disable this again before 66 release? Thanks.

tracking-firefox66: --- → +

This will probably affect browser compat data

Keywords: dev-doc-needed

Updated

a month ago
Blocks: 1528534

Posted site compatibility note: https://www.fxsitecompat.com/en-CA/docs/2019/audible-media-s-autoplay-is-now-blocked-by-default/ (will update when/if it’s disabled)

Keywords: site-compat

I am a bit confused here, but AIUI, this has been turned off again, so autoplay will not be blocked in 66 at release? therefore I don't need to add a note about this to the 66 rel notes? If so, how do we know when it will actually me available?

Or have I got this wrong?

Let me know. Thanks!

Flags: needinfo?(alwu)
(Assignee)

Comment 10

18 days ago

The pref will be turn on by Normandy, that is a service which is used to control how many user whom we should enable the feature for. We will enable this feature step by step for all users in 66.

However, I have no idea how Normandy works. I assume that there are some people in release engineer team will help us to operate that.

Flags: needinfo?(alwu)

(In reply to Alastor Wu [:alwu] from comment #10)

The pref will be turn on by Normandy, that is a service which is used to control how many user whom we should enable the feature for. We will enable this feature step by step for all users in 66.

However, I have no idea how Normandy works. I assume that there are some people in release engineer team will help us to operate that.

Thanks Alastor; I have added a note at https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Firefox/Releases/66#APIs which I hope covers it ;-) We can edit if needs be.

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