Stop Youtube Videos Loading Automatically – Disable AutoPlay
I have faces this many times where I want to go to a youtube video page to read reactions or comments, get embed code etc. But the annoying thing the youtube video starts loading automatically wasting bandwidth if you don want to watch it.
2 Ways to Disable Youtube AutoPlay Video Loading
1. Disable Automatic Loading of Youtube Videos with Flashblock
An extension for the Mozilla, Firefox, and Netscape browsers that takes a pessimistic approach to dealing with Flash content on a webpage and blocks ALL Flash content from loading automatically.
It then leaves placeholders on the webpage that allow you to click and then view the Flash content.
Install Flashblock : Link
2. Using the StopAutoPlayingAlready Extension
HowtoGeek.com has created an extension for Firefox that will prevent YouTube videos from automatically playing by converting the default player to the embedded one that doesn’t auto-play.
The logic behind the extension comes from the "Youtube Prevent Autoplay Greasemonkey script [Link]". It was actually converted in to an extension.
Once you install the extension, you’ll notice that the videos on YouTube.com now have the play button:
Download ‘Stop Auto Playing Already’ – Link (download, then open with firefox to install)
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