Is there a way to turn off video autoplay?

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  1. Bernina

    Bernina Well-Known Member

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    .....and I'm getting a "glitch" from WS's saying I'm trying to upload 4 videos at a time, like, really? Something's going on with the forum identifying @ and # as video files, or something!:gaah:
     


  2. Bernina

    Bernina Well-Known Member

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    I hope admin or mods can help with this!!!!:gaah:

    This is what I was getting yesterday afternoon and this morning!!!

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    These are NOT videos, they are TWEETS
    . Is WS's platform rules identifying hashtags as "video"?!?!?!?
    How am I going to tweet the Arias trial????
     
  3. Dave AHFB

    Dave AHFB Guest

    There was a change I made last Thursday which I have now reverted back. Seems odd that a problem would not have been noticed until now. There have been no other changes that would affect this.
     
  4. Txstrace

    Txstrace Well-Known Member

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    Is there a way to stop the videos on the sidebar from autoplaying? I'll click on them if I want to watch them but I'm not happy that I don't get that option. It uses a lot of bandwidth and I have to hit pause on every page. As it is, if I can't figure out a way I'm going to have to quit coming to this site. I hate that we can't use Tapatalk anymore to avoid all of this static on the new host
     
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  5. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    I hate the videos too, esp. cause it's the same ones on repeat.
     
  6. Laughing

    Laughing Well-Known Member

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    IDK how your system is set up.

    I don't use a bookmark. Type Websleuths into the search bar -- toward the middle of the page, not at the top.

    The new page will open, with Websleuths clickable at the upper left.

    Right click on the word Websleuths.

    Move down to Open in New Private Window, the third option that I see.

    The Private Window seems to keep the videos out?

    JMHO YMMV AFAIK etc etc etc
     
  7. 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!
     
  8. margarita25

    margarita25 Everything is JMO

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    Thank you! I’m having the same problem this morning! Having trouble seeing the posts and posting as a result.
     
  9. 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?)
     
  10. angelainwi

    angelainwi Certified Trauma Counselor

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

    margarita25 Everything is JMO

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    Same here.

    @Tricia
     
  12. angelainwi

    angelainwi Certified Trauma Counselor

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    You are not the only one and it is making me stabby :(
     
  13. 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
     
  14. margarita25

    margarita25 Everything is JMO

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    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.
     
  16. 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
     
  17. GoneGoldfishin'

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

    margarita25 Everything is JMO

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  19. killarney rose

    killarney rose Well-Known Member

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    It's a real PITA
     
  20. 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.
     

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