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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…

How to 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.

Tip : How to Customize YouTube Video Embed Options

2 Ways to Disable Youtube AutoPlay Video Loading

1. Disable Automatic Loading of Youtube Videos with Flashblock

Stop Youtube Videos Loading Automatically Disable AutoPlaying 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

Stop Youtube Videos Loading Automatically - Disable AutoPlay 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 doesnt auto-play.

The logic behind the extension comes from the "Youtube Prevent Autoplay Greasemonkey script [Link]". It was actually converted in to an extension.

Read : Create Firefox Add-on from Greasemonkey Scripts

Once you install the extension, youll 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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Also Read : Google Chrome Extension to Download Youtube Videos


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