Is there a way to turn off video autoplay?

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  1. Ultra Violet

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    Hi, everyone!

    Just a quick question. Is there a way to turn off video autoplay?

    I see the video has moved from the sidebar to the top to make room for advertising. When the video was in the sidebar it did not play unless I clicked it.

    This may already be on your radar but I am viewing on my iPad and having a challenge every time I go to a new thread page because the large video is autoplaying. Thankfully the audio is muted, but it is using a lot of data for me, and I am guessing for WS.

    Today, the video is autoplaying and when I scroll down, the video minimizes to the bottom right corner and is difficult to hit the X close icon in the video on my iPad. This would not be a terrible thing, but again data for me and WS. And I only view WS my iPad and usually already have a video from streaming services or other web pages minimized somewhere on my screen.

    Again, you may already be working on this. If not, just wanted to let you know.

    Thanks for all you do, WS Team!
     
  2. margarita25

    margarita25 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! I’m having the same problem this morning! Having trouble seeing the posts and posting as a result.
     
  3. MissMalowe

    MissMalowe Well-Known Member

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    Noticed this started appearing today. If I x it out, as soon as I navigate to another websleuths page, it reappears. Any way to get rid of this or is this a new feature that is here to stay? (Or am I the only one experiencing this today?)
     
  4. angelainwi

    angelainwi Certified Trauma Counselor

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    OMG thank you for asking, I can barely navigate WS because of this...:(
     
  5. margarita25

    margarita25 Well-Known Member

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    Same here.

    @Tricia
     
  6. angelainwi

    angelainwi Certified Trauma Counselor

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    You are not the only one and it is making me stabby :(
     
  7. MissMalowe

    MissMalowe Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for replying as I hesitated to post to even ask about it as I was afraid maybe I was the only one having the trouble.
    It is very very annoying and I hope it's not a feature that was purposely added and here to stay. I personally hate it and find it to be an enormous nuisance. JMO
     
  8. margarita25

    margarita25 Well-Known Member

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  9. SouthernSleuther

    SouthernSleuther Well-Known Member

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    Agree. I just happened upon this thread while searching for a way to stop it! Hopefully someone will chime in that knows how to get rid of it.
     
  10. MissMalowe

    MissMalowe Well-Known Member

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    Experiencing this issue too :eek:
    Every time I go to a new page it's there again, taunting me, annoying me, knowing it won't go away at least the first 4x I press the X button. :p
     
  11. GoneGoldfishin'

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    Same problems here. Thanks for bringing attention to the issue.
     
  12. margarita25

    margarita25 Well-Known Member

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  13. killarney rose

    killarney rose Well-Known Member

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    It's a real PITA
     
  14. GoneGoldfishin'

    GoneGoldfishin' Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand what the point of the videos even is. If you click on them to watch with sound, they play for 1-2 seconds then an ad pops up over and over. It is impossible to watch or gain any information from them.
     
  15. musicaljoke

    musicaljoke Well-Known Member

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    I'm on an ipad and have the same problem. I'd be so much happier to be on W.S. if the video didn't autoplay. and then head into the bottom R.H. corner to play some more.
     
  16. oviedo

    oviedo Well-Known Member

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    I closed the lower right hand video and paused the one up top and it seems to be staying in place but I have to do it for every tab I have open - not a solution but at least the annoyance level is better IMO
     
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  17. killarney rose

    killarney rose Well-Known Member

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    It was bad enough when there was a huge ad up there but the video is even worse!
     
  18. killarney rose

    killarney rose Well-Known Member

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    There is now an obnoxious little pop up video in the bottom right corner of the page.when you try to X out of it,it takes over the entire page.im reallydisappointed in Websleuths for lowering the quality of the site with this stuff.
     
  19. Peppery

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    I’m really missing the old tapatalk days!
     
  20. broadviewren

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    The video is making it awfully difficult to use the site. The video is on every page on my phone screen and clicking the tiny X sometimes results in the video going fullscreen instead. Super frustrating!
     

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