AutoPlay Disabled for HTML5 Videos + Pause on Switch Tab

Prevents auto-play HTML5 videos in new tabs on any page (not just YouTube) and pauses videos when leave/switch/change the current tab, to prevent any video playing in the background. This auto play blocker is an alternative to Click-to-Play / click to play. On some times like YouTube, click twice to begin first playback — From Dan Moorehead (xeonx1), developer of PowerAccess™ (http://PowerAccessDB.com)

Author
PowerSheet.ai Free No-Code App, BI, AI&DB Platform
Daily installs
0
Total installs
1,262
Ratings
20 2 0
Version
1.83
Created
Updated
License
N/A
Applies to
All sites

Author's Description

Prevents auto-play HTML5 videos in new tabs on any page (not just YouTube) and pauses videos when leave/switch/change the current tab, to prevent any video playing in the background.

This auto play blocker is an alternative to Click-to-Play / click to play. You can edit user settings variables near the top of the script for how long after a click occurs to allow starting playback of video (default is .5 seconds).

NOTE: On YouTube, currently need to click twice to begin playing the first time.

Handles YouTube and all other video sites/pages. Optimized for highest-performance compared to other scripts and avoids many cases of breaking video controls or seeking.

NOTE: On YouTube, click the main video area to play the video so don't have to click the Pause/Play button twice for the first time.


By Dan Moorehead

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