Disable autoplay of videos (commonly video ads at some news sites, youtube, etc)?


#1

The ad blocking is fantastic, and Youtube allows you to at least turn off autoplay, even if it’s on by default, but going into CNET, etc. annoys the crap out of me because they slide out and play non-third-party videos when the page loads.


#2

Hi @dgarsys. There is a request for this feature to be implemented. You can check this thread https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/issues/2227


#3

Thank you very much.


#4

I would also like to see the ability to control the preloading of HTML5 videos, since it consumes bandwidth, even if the user has no intention of watching a video. The desired behavior would be for the browser to act as if the preload attribute of all tags were set to “none” or perhaps “metadata”. The test for this would be to clear the browser’s cache, visit https://www.w3schools.com/tags/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml5_video_preload, and watch some type of bandwidth indicator.


#5

@gschiltz if you open Preferences and go to Security, you should see the option to block autoplay.


#6

Thanks Alex, I hadn’t noticed that setting, which seems to do what I want. I can’t really tell if it is preventing videos from preloading - I think it is.


#7