Peggy Deras wants to know how to stop videos from playing automatically when she visits a website. She read my previous article on the subject, and discovered that it no longer works.
For obvious reasons, PCWorld readers in particular hate videos that start playing automatically when a webpage opens. I covered this topic at the beginning of last year, but things change, and it’s time for me to revisit it again.
And no, it’s not hypocritical for a site that uses autoloading videos to publish an article on stopping them. It’s a sign of a healthy separation between editorial and advertising.
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