Prevent videos from automatically playing on all sites

prevent automatic video playback

If you're like most internet users, you probably hate when a video automatically plays when you load a web page in your browser.

Even though most large websites (but not all) allow you to set up automatic launching of videos and possibly prohibit it, it is often a bit off-putting to navigate through the settings pages just to prevent autoplay video and on the other hand the game is not worth the candle for all the sites that you visit very rarely.

Fortunately, there is a fantastic extension for Google Chrome that block all automatic video plays on visited sites. This extension is called AutoplayStopper, and it works great.

After installing AutoPlayStopper, you will never again be bothered by these bulky videos on your favorite sites as well as on all sites.

You will of course be able to watch any video by clicking on the play button.

If you are interested, you can follow the following steps to install AutoPlayStopper on your computer:

  • You should now be able to see a new icon in the top right corner of the browse window.

The installation is now complete. You are now ready to visit any site without a video screaming in your ears as soon as you arrive.

However, if for some reason or another, you want to allow a site (Youtube for example) to start playing videos automatically, you can create exceptions with this extension, the steps to follow are as follows:

  • Click on the AutoPlayStopper icon and select Settings from the drop-down menu

  • First click on the "Manage exceptions" button

  • Type the URL address (or copy) of the site for which you want to allow automatic playback of videos in the "Hostname" field

  • Toggle the "Behavior" button to "Allow"
  • Click on "Done"
  • Now you can visit the site that you classified as an "exception" and see that the videos play automatically.

The setting is complete and you can now surf the net to be free from all the distractions caused by these videos.