HTML5 Autoplay Blocker

HTML5 Autoplay Blocker

Disables autoplay of all HTML5 audio and video

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What is HTML5 Autoplay Blocker?

'HTML5 Autoplay Blocker' is a powerful Edge add-on that enhances your browsing experience by disabling autoplay for all HTML5 audio and video elements. It intercepts and alters media control through the JavaScript API to ensure that all webpages adhere to your preferences. The add-on has been critically updated to version 1.2 and perfected by solving major issues, offering you a hassle-free and autostart-free web surfing experience.

Stats date:
Users: 1,465
Rating: 4.00 (6)
Version: 1.5.0 (Last updated: 2021-09-23)
Creation date: 2021-09-23
Manifest version: 2
  • webNavigation
  • <all_urls>
  • storage
  • unlimitedStorage
  • background
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
Size: 680.54K
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

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HTML5 Autoplay Blocker
HTML5 Autoplay Blocker (v1.5.0)
3.53 (202) 23,687
Not available on Firefox

Disable HTML5 Autoplay disables HTML5 audio and video autoplaying.

In addition to removing the HTML Autoplay attribute from media elements, Disable HTML5 Autoplay also hooks into the media's JavaScript API. This allows for restrictions on media control and simulation of expected behavior to ensure that all pages behave normally.

From Version 1.2 we rewrited all the code and solved most of the major problems, Please send us feedback if there is any new bugs/problems. Enjoy :)

User reviews
Doesn't work on YouTube. If I click a video, it immediately starts playing.
by Barry, 2023-08-28

It works as expected in my Windows 11 Edge browser. This extension is reliable.
by Subbu, 2023-05-19

This does not work for videos where the company has put in a 5-second delay before playing. Maybe there's a way to block that behaviour you can include that in your product?
by Elissa, 2023-03-09
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Risk impact

HTML5 Autoplay Blocker is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install HTML5 Autoplay Blocker if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

HTML5 Autoplay Blocker has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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