Closed Bug 727273 Opened 13 years ago Closed 12 years ago

Let the user decide to play videos (no autoplay if the user doesn't want it)


(Firefox :: Untriaged, defect)

Not set





(Reporter: anti-stress, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:13.0a1) Gecko/20120213 Firefox/13.0a1
Build ID: 20120213031153

Steps to reproduce:

Videos can be very disturbing for users in a similarr way that popup windows were before. Some user may want to prevent autoplay for video/audio content.
Are at least concerned : HTML5 audio/video and Flash
Blocks: 711552
Blocks: 667357
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: x86_64 → All
711552 actually covers a completely separate issue, although I see how they sound similar.
No longer blocks: 711552
Justin Dolske : from the user point of view it is exactly the same issue.
Except that HTML5 evangelists at Mozilla said that users will recover control over videos thanks to HTML5 (compared to the Flash black box) whereas Firefox will finally offer better control over Flash ! Isn't it ironic ?
Not sure where to move this bug: Core::Plug-Ins? Firefox::WebApps? Something else?
My idea was to create that bug as a meta-bug for 667357 & 711552.
Since Justin Dolske didn't agree, i think we can mark this bug as invalid and focus on 667357
Metabugs like this are not very useful. Better to focus on a specific issue as you note in comment 4.
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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