The thing I hate the most, well there is a lot of things I hate, but the thing I hate the most is browsing the web and then all of the sudden some stupid video starts playing. In the middle of work and you get some weird looks. So when I read an article on PC World about Google Chrome and how they will lock auto play videos. About dang time, is all have to say.
This is the most unexpected thing you can have to happen is the unexpected video playing. Here is what Google had to say about this
“One of the most frequent user concerns is unexpected media playback, which can use data, consume power, and make unwanted noise while browsing,” Google wrote in a blog post. “To address this, Chrome will be making autoplay more consistent with user expectations and will give users more control over audio.”
Right now we can’t control the video’s auto-playing as that is set on the web site side of things. But the browsers can control the audio.
Do any of other browsers have this? Well, the Apple’s Safari 11 browser will allow you to do stop the videos from playing.
Firefox – Haven’t heard of things
Edge or whatever Microsoft named it: Haven’t heard of anything, but probably not.
I thought that this, Auto Playing auto, was a good way to do things but it really isn’t. I stopped doing this a long time ago. So you won’t find anything like that on my site anymore. Take a look that this article from PC World.
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