Disabling Automatic Video Playback

Issue/Question

How do I disabled Firefox from automatically playing embedded videos? 

Environment

  • Web Browsers
    • Mozilla Firefox

Cause

Mozilla Firefox has a built-in HTML5 video player that will automatically play videos embedded in web pages. To disable this, follow the resolution. 

Resolution

  1. In Firefox's address bar enter: about:config
  2. Click I accept the risk!
  3. In the search box enter: media*play
  4. Double-click media.block-play-until-visible item. 
  5. Change the value from false to true.
  6. Double-click the media.autoplay.enabled item.
  7. Change the value from false to true. 
  8. Close Firefox and re-open for the changes to complete.

Details

Article ID: 2840
Created
Tue 8/22/17 11:19 AM
Modified
Wed 7/22/20 2:29 PM