Closed Bug 1573349 Opened 2 years ago Closed 2 years ago

add 4th option to block autoplay permissions to disable completely

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(Core :: Audio/Video: Playback, enhancement)

enhancement
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normal

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RESOLVED FIXED

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(Reporter: mjf, Unassigned)

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Details

This functionality seems to confuse many as I've answered this question multiple times. I would like a 4th option for autoplay settings that allows blocking all autoplay regardless of page interaction with the exception of clicking on the play button.

If you set the pref media.autoplay.enabled.user-gestures-needed=false, which would use the old autoplay policy click-to-play, which would only allow media to start autoplay via clicking. However, the reason we don't provide this feature to user is because we still have some DOM technical issue which make this feauture not compatible to all sites.

Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

"If you set the pref media.autoplay.enabled.user-gestures-needed=false, which would use the old autoplay policy click-to-play, which would only allow media to start autoplay via clicking."

As of 76.0.1, this safety setting no longer works.

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