Can advert videos autoplay please be disabled, or audio muted?

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John Duffy | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Apr 29 2020 1:54 AM

Recently I've looked as some Logos product pages, only to be shocked a few seconds later with loud audio from an advert video which loads and automatically starts playing (my sound is sometimes turned up high because of listening to something beforehand which was relatively quiet).

If such videos 'must' start playing automatically (which is distracting and counterproductive in terms of making me want to stay on a webpage and purchase something), I think that Faithlife should do what the vast majority of news and media websites do and start the videos with the audio muted.

Faithlife, can you please make changes; preferably to not autostart videos, or at least start them with audio muted? Thanks

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 29 2020 4:14 AM

Hi John,

Good suggestion. But as an immediate workaround, did you know most browsers offer a way to mute or even keep videos from playing? For instance, here are my Safari settings:

You can Google   stop autoplay __________ browser   and add the name of whatever browser you are using to get instructions.

Hope this helps.

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John Duffy | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 1 2020 2:08 AM

Levi Durfey:
Good suggestion. But as an immediate workaround, did you know most browsers offer a way to mute or even keep videos from playing?

Hi Levi, unfortunately Google Chrome doesn't have such a setting to disable autoplay on videos, at least not any more (it used to have one). I've downloaded an extension that might work, though. 

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David P. Moore | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 1 2020 10:17 AM

John Duffy:
only to be shocked a few seconds later

I just nearly got jarred out of my chair (didn't know my vol was turned up), so yes, I would like to second this request.

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David Wanat | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 1 2020 10:28 AM

John Duffy:

Levi Durfey:
Good suggestion. But as an immediate workaround, did you know most browsers offer a way to mute or even keep videos from playing?

Hi Levi, unfortunately Google Chrome doesn't have such a setting to disable autoplay on videos, at least not any more (it used to have one). I've downloaded an extension that might work, though. 

On Chrome, I use the "Autoplay Stopper" extension. Works fine for me.

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