Videos play for some sites automatically start playing even though autoplay is set to “block”. Other browsers (e.g. Firefox) seem to block the behavior.
Here’s an example:
I’ve confirmed that the site settings for that specific site indicate that autoplay should be blocked. It just doesn’t seem to actually stop the behavior.
Really really like this browser otherwise, hoping there will be a fix for this issue.
Description of the issue: Autoplay is set to blocked, but does not work on at least some sites.
How can this issue be reproduced?
- Go to https://cnn.it/3fmDblz
- Observe video automatically playing
- Become sad
Expected result: Video player loads but does not automatically start playing a video.
Brave Version: 1.10.97 Chromium: 83.0.4103.116 (Official Build) (64-bit) (Windows / Desktop)
Additional Information: The only thing that seems to stop the video from playing is turning on the Scripts shield for the page…but seems like a bit of a sledgehammer workaround.