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Better Autoplay Control for YouTube Videos

By Magic Actions - Friday, November 20, 2020. As you know, Magic Actions for YouTube™ provides easier and more flexible control over the autoplay capabilities on the YouTube website.

By enabling the Stop Autoplay feature, you can block autoplay for all YouTube videos on video and channel pages, and allow autoplay in playlists by selecting the Don't stop when in a playlist option, for example, if you want to listen to a long list of your favorite music videos. It's really simple and convenient. Stop Video Autoplay on YouTube

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Most modern web browsers have policies to block unwanted autoplays of media on websites. Chrome and Chromium based browsers can mute autoplay audio and automatically detect whether autoplay should be played or not, depending on the website and your usage. But it doesn't always work the way you expect or want it to work.

Firefox has decided to make blocking the autoplay of all media with sound more of a priority, and blocks audio in autoplay videos by default. But it's hardly the best possible solution.

Fortunately, Magic Actions for YouTube™ can help you here. In Chrome and Chromium based web browsers, as opposed to Firefox, all you need to do is go to the Magic Actions option page and select the Stop Autoplay checkbox.

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In Firefox, you need to allow autoplay for the Youtube website so that you can more effectively control the autoplay of YouTube videos with Magic Actions.

How to Add the Youtube Site to the Autoplay Whitelist In Firefox

When you visit Youtube and see the autoplay-blocking icon in the Firefox address bar, just click on it to open the Site Information panel and then simply change the Autoplay setting to Allow audio and video.

Site Information for YouTube in FirefoxAllow Audio and Video for YouTube

If you don't see the autoplay-blocking icon, follow the steps below:

1. In Firefox, go to the YouTube website → click the padlock icon in the address bar → click the right arrow in the drop-down panel → then select the More Information button.

The Site Information panel in FirefoxThe Site Information Drop-Down Panel

2. In the Page Info window, click the Permissions tab → uncheck "Use Default" under Autoplay → then select Allow Audio and Video checkbox.

The Site Info window in FirefoxThe Site Info Window

Please note, if you delete the Site Preferences data in Firefox, all custom settings for website permissions will be removed and you will have to follow the steps above again.

Now, you can go to the Magic Actions setting page, choose the Stop Autoplay and Don't stop when in a playlist options, and have more flexible control over autoplay of YouTube videos.

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