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    Add Block Option in Media Autoplay Settings in Microsoft Edge Chromium

    Add Block Option in Media Autoplay Settings in Microsoft Edge Chromium

    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    21 Jun 2020
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Add Block Option in Media Autoplay Settings in Microsoft Edge Chromium


    Microsoft has adopted the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility. This new Microsoft Edge runs on the same Chromium web engine as the Google Chrome browser, offering you best in class web compatibility and performance.

    The new Chromium based Microsoft Edge is supported on all versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server (2016 and above), Windows Server (2008 R2 to 2012 R2), and macOS.

    You can choose to Allow, Block, or Limit audio and video media to play automatically on sites opened in new tabs in Microsoft Edge.

    • Allow = All media will automatically play. Changes will only be applied to new tabs
    • Block = The block option is not available by default unless added as an expermental feature. Media that plays sound will be blocked from automatically playing. Changes will only be applied to new tabs.
    • Limit = Media will be blocked based on what you've blocked in the past. Changes will only be applied to new tabs.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove the block option in media autoplay settings for site permissions in the Chromium based Microsoft Edge.


    EXAMPLE: Add or remove Block option in Settings > Site permissions > Media autoplay in Microsoft Edge
    Add Block Option in Media Autoplay Settings in Microsoft Edge Chromium-edge_site_permissions_media_autoplay-2.png Add Block Option in Media Autoplay Settings in Microsoft Edge Chromium-edge_site_permissions_media_autoplay-1.png



    Here's How:

    1 Open Microsoft Edge.

    2 Copy and paste edge://flags/#edge-autoplay-user-setting-block-option into the address bar, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    3 Select Default (same as disabled), Enabled, or Disabled in the Show block option in autoplay settings drop menu for what you want, and click/tap on Restart to apply.

    4 When finished, you can close the Experiments tab if you like.

    Add Block Option in Media Autoplay Settings in Microsoft Edge Chromium-show_block_option_in_autoplay_settings.png


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 469
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64
       #1

    Much-needed article. Thanks for the info.
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  2. Posts : 61,539
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #2

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  3. Posts : 353
    Windows 10 Professional
       #3

    I'm trying the new Edge. It plays video.

    I added Block to Media autoplay as shown in here. It STILL plays video. Ad video, other video, the video at the top of the page for the Windows 10 forum that's a commercial for something.

    Open Google News and pick a story and there's a video playing...

    IS there a way to have Edge NOT autoplay video? 'Cause if not, there's no leaving Firefox when I'm traveling with a metered connection that I can let all this autoplay junk run.
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  4. Posts : 61,539
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    GracieAllen said:
    I'm trying the new Edge. It plays video.

    I added Block to Media autoplay as shown in here. It STILL plays video. Ad video, other video, the video at the top of the page for the Windows 10 forum that's a commercial for something.

    Open Google News and pick a story and there's a video playing...

    IS there a way to have Edge NOT autoplay video? 'Cause if not, there's no leaving Firefox when I'm traveling with a metered connection that I can let all this autoplay junk run.
    Hello Gracie,

    So far, this seems to only affect videos from automatically playing if you selected to open them in a new tab.

    It doesn't seem to affect videos in the current tab.
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  5. Posts : 2,154
    WINDOWS 10 Pro x64 build 19042.685
       #5

    GracieAllen said:
    I added Block to Media autoplay as shown in here. It STILL plays video. Ad video, other video, the video at the top of the page for the Windows 10 forum that's a commercial for something.
    Open Google News and pick a story and there's a video playing...
    This is the reason why the "Block" option is now hidden behind a flag, initially that option appeared on the settings page without the need to enable any flag, Microsoft engineers have said that the "Block" option will appear by default on the settings page when it works the same as in the old Edge.


    GracieAllen said:
    IS there a way to have Edge NOT autoplay video?.
    The only way is to install an extension, I use AutoplayStopper.
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  6. Posts : 353
    Windows 10 Professional
       #6

    So despite a whole topic that goes through adding "Block" to the Autoplay, it doesn't actually work? It doesn't seem to do anything on either machine I've tried it on.

    Anybody else have anything that'll actually prevent the constant video autoplaying in Edge?
      My Computers


  7. Posts : 469
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64
       #7

    GracieAllen said:
    So despite a whole topic that goes through adding "Block" to the Autoplay, it doesn't actually work? It doesn't seem to do anything on either machine I've tried it on.

    Anybody else have anything that'll actually prevent the constant video autoplaying in Edge?
    I went to this site and the video didn't start auto-playing. Can you share a link for me to test further?
    Add Block Option in Media Autoplay Settings in Microsoft Edge Chromium-screenshot-112-.png
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  8. Posts : 2,154
    WINDOWS 10 Pro x64 build 19042.685
       #8

    RK1997 said:
    Can you share a link for me to test further?
    Every time Edge Canary is updated, the first site I go to check if the "Block" option works or not, is YouTube, for me and for many more people, the main site where the media autoplay block should work it's YouTube, if it doesn't work on that site, that option is totally useless.
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  9. Posts : 353
    Windows 10 Professional
       #9

    I was in Google News and the majority of stories I picked had video at the top that started playing.

    I added autoplaystopper [sp], and it APPEARS to work... I'm not sure I want to bother with any browser that starts out by allowing this as the default and WON'T let users shut it off...
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