How do you block automatic video play?
Hi Automatic video play has been quite a nuisance in spite of using some recommended measures, such as under Firefox Settings => Privacy and Security => Permission… (read more)
Automatic video play has been quite a nuisance in spite of using some recommended measures, such as under Firefox Settings => Privacy and Security => Permissions => Autoplay => both options set to Block Video & Audio and saving. The settings change does not appear to work.
Since I mostly use the Portableapps.com version of Firefox, I suspected it might be the issue, after noting once you restart Firefox, that the settings are both back to = Allow Video & Audio! I immediately checked out a separate standalone Firefox installation which I updated to 114.0 (64-bit), but to my dismay, noticed it does also not keep the preferred "Block Video and Audio" settings, also when the browser is restarted.
So is there a bug in the Windows versions I use on my Win 10 64bit and if not, which would be strange, what is going on, why are the settings not kept and how can effectively stop auto-play, which can be a nuisance.
An example of such videos is on Huffpost, such as https://www.huffpost.com/entry/jake-tapper-brianna-keilar-cnn-gop-race_n_647ece5ce4b0b4444c80b001 where the DeSantis video immediately loads and starts playing. The Settings save does not appear to work at all.
Thank you for you help.