How Do i Stop ALL Videos Playing


  1. Posts : 153
    Windows 10
       #1

    How Do i Stop ALL Videos Playing


    In twenty years of using a computer I have never wanted to see a video on a "news" page or whatever. I am now finding it increasingly annoying as some sights have three or more videos on one page, some don't have a close button and some don't even have a pause button............ I'm really fed up with this.

    I use Edge and Firefox and despite changing settings to limit or not play videos they still go on and on.
    If they can't be stopped by "normal" methods is their a a stealth extension that will stop them from playing ?
    Thank you.
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  2. Posts : 30
    Windows 10
       #2

    Turn Off the Lights - Chrome Web StoreHi there

    This is excellent. It's called TurnOffTheLights and it can dim the screen around the video you're playing to make for better viewing.
    However it also contains a video Auto Stop feature which works extremely well. So well in fact that I've switched to it.
    You're getting two features for the price of one !!
    Go here to get it ...

    Turn Off the Lights for Firefox – Get this Extension for 🦊 Firefox (en-US)

    Chrome users ..
    Turn Off the Lights - Chrome Web Store



    The video Auto Stop feature is not switched on by default so once installed you have to right click on the extension icon, choose Options and then under Basics scroll down and tick Auto Stop.
    How Do i Stop ALL Videos Playing-autostop.png

    You won't have any more problems if you use this one.

    DaddyG
    Last edited by DaddyG; 03 Oct 2022 at 16:02.
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  3. Posts : 5,707
    22H2 64 Bit Pro
       #3

    Post a link to a website where you see this happen please.
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  4. Posts : 613
    Windows 10
       #4

    If you disable Javascript completely, which means all websites. Remove all history and cache, plus the old cookies.

    Try the webpage again and the videos wont play. Websites dont like Javascript being disabled. It kinda defuncts the whole web page, including crappy videos that play in the corner and get on your nerves.

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  5. Posts : 989
    Win10 Version 21H2 19044.1645
       #5

    Pluginz said:
    If you disable Javascript completely, which means all websites. Remove all history and cache, plus the old cookies.

    Try the webpage again and the videos wont play. Websites dont like Javascript being disabled. It kinda defuncts the whole web page, including crappy videos that play in the corner and get on your nerves.

    But doesn't it disable the complete site or limit viewing in some cases ?
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  6. Posts : 613
    Windows 10
       #6

    No not at all.

    Even if you block everything. Java Images, Cookies. Alot of sites will still work. Through trial and error, you'll learn which sites need what, and adjust your individual site permissions for each address. Over time, it'll become a breeze and you'll really get in to it

    I block Java for all sites, same as Images. I only allow the Javascript for webpages that i like and trust.

    Browser loading times will increase dramatically.

    - - - Updated - - -

    If the site only contains words to read, then block the lot. But if a site needs something like formulae to work something out, like a graphics card driver site and multiple choices, then yeah, you'll probably need Javascript for that.

    You can block Javascript, Cookies and Images for the tenforums even. Everything will still work. Just enable Images for tenforums if just casually browsing when you dont need to log in. Everything will work. If you want to login to tenforum, then just enable a single cookie for tenforums only, adding the address into the browsers allow or deny cookie list.



    - - - Updated - - -

    Its far easier to block everything and only allow the sites you trust, than trying to block individual sites, as thats a total pain in the arse and will screw your head up. You'll never ever be able to keep up with amount of crap and junk Data Centers spam out on their content delivery networks.
    You dont even need to run extensions or plugins to block tracking cookies if you just block all the damn cookies to begin with.

    Make a list of all the sites that you use. Think of as many as you can. Then write them all down in a text document. Once you get your browser all setup and blocked, including all other additional parts of your system like USB drives, Midi ports, Clip board contents, all that stuff.

    Then slowly as you access each site, then add the permissions for each. If you ever do a cache clean in the browser, make sure you dont delete the site permissions. This will leave all your cookies, java and image settings as you left them.

    I used to really like Internet Explorer, because you could prompt for cookies for a single site, and Internet Explorer will tell you exactly what other cross site scripting cookies have been dumped on your machine, if you allow them. I used to write every single damn cookie down that IE prompted. It really made me aware of the dns addresses that your ISP may use to deliver your data.
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  7. Posts : 989
    Win10 Version 21H2 19044.1645
       #7

    Thx for your comments, pluginz ! (must spread rep)
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  8. Posts : 5,707
    22H2 64 Bit Pro
       #8

    It depends upon which browser you use.

    LibreWolf

    [64bit only available]

    How Do i Stop ALL Videos Playing-librewolf.jpg

    The above works on Youtube "hover to play"

    Edge:

    How to Stop Videos From Automatically Playing in Microsoft Edge

    Does not work on Youtube "hover to play"

    Again:

    Request a link to a site where videos autoplay.
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