Autoplaying videos follow everyone around the Internet these days. A few years ago, these used to be Flash videos and could easily be stopped simply by disabling Flash on your browser. However, as the Internet has moved to better technologies such as HTML5 for videos, so have autoplaying videos.
Most of the time, these autoplaying videos tend to be nothing more than annoying news bulletins you don’t need, or worse, ads. There’s an easy way to block these on every PC browser, just follow the steps below.
It’s easy to disable autoplaying videos on Google Chrome. Here’s how it’s done.
Follow these steps to disable autoplaying videos on Opera.
You don’t need a browser extension to disable autoplaying videos on Firefox. These steps will do that for you.
This will stop videos from autoplaying on Firefox.
To disable autoplaying videos on Safari, you need to open the Terminal on macOS. We discovered this method thanks to Kirkville.com. Try these steps.
By using these steps, you can stop videos from autoplaying no matter which browser you're using, on both Windows and Mac PCs. The videos can still be clicked on to play, if you want, but you're not going to have videos playing unexpectedly and loudly anymore.
That’s all there is to stopping videos from autoplaying on your browser. For more tutorials, visit our How To section.